Grantham on Vikings’ late TD: ‘What goes around comes around’

(Updated 8 p.m.)

So what did Todd Grantham, Georgia’s new defensive coordinator, think about the Minnesota Vikings running up the score Sunday on the Dallas Cowboys?

Grantham, Dallas’ defensive line coach until its season ended with the playoff loss to Minnesota,  was asked in a postgame interview posted on the Cowboys’  Website  about the Vikings throwing a fourth-down touchdown pass with less than two minutes to play and a 27-3 lead.  An interviewer told Grantham he could be unguarded in his comments since the Vikings are not on Georgia’s schedule next season.

“No, they’re not,” Grantham said. “I wish they were, though.”

He continued: “I really can’t answer why they would do it because I’m not in their head. But I do know what goes around comes around, and they play the Cowboys next year.”

A few other notes:

– Word is that Connecticut’s defensive backs coach, Scott Lakatos, is a candidate for a job on the Georgia coaching  staff.  (UConnReport.com says he interviewed on Saturday.) UGA still has two openings on its defensive staff after hiring Grantham, who said late Friday that he and head coach  Mark Richt “will be working throughout the weekend and next week to iron some of those things out. But anything like that would be premature at this time.”  Call it Phase 2 of the coaching search. And this phase will not be nearly so protracted as the DC hire.

– Lakatos has been the DB’s coach at Connecticut the past six years. Before that, he coached the secondary at Rutgers for three years.

– It took Georgia 43 days to hire Grantham. It took the Cowboys 30 minutes to hire his replacement. The Cowboys on Friday hired Paul Pasqualoni, fired earlier in the week as the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, to replace Grantham after this season. Pasqualoni previously coached three years for the Cowboys.

– This could be the connection between Lakatos  and Grantham: Lakatos played for Pasqualoni at Western Connecticut and later coached under him as a graduate assistant at Syracuse.

– Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, by the way, told Dallas reporters that  Grantham was “grossly overqualified” to be a defensive line coach, his job the past two seasons.

Derek Dooley is taking over Tennessee’s football program at age 41 –- 10 years older than his father was when he took over Georgia’s program in 1964.  “My qualifications were 10 times less than Derek’s,” Vince Dooley says, “but the beauty of youth is I didn’t know I wasn’t the best hire in the world. . . . Being an administrator [later], there is no way I would have hired me with my experience.”

Click here for a flashback to the start of Derek Dooley’s coaching career as an unpaid graduate assistant under Jim Donnan at UGA in 1996.

– The night before Derek Dooley became Tennessee’s coach, Vince Dooley, 77, was in Houston to receive the Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award.

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229 comments Add your comment

Bremen Dawg

January 17th, 2010
12:16 pm

Bring in the best coaches you can get Richt and Grantham

Ledhead

January 17th, 2010
12:17 pm

DRUNDAWGS

January 17th, 2010
12:17 pm

FIRST!!! I do think Lakatos would be an excellent hire. Just look what he has done at UCONN. Pretty impressive numbers for his secondary. Lets get these guys in place and start preparing for what I think is going to be a hell of a UGA team this year. GO DAWGS!!! GATA!!!

Bremen Dawg

January 17th, 2010
12:18 pm

And yes I will be watching Dallas today, will be interesting to see that scheme and how well it works for Dallas. Looks like that is what you are going to see teams in the SEC switching to in the next few years.

Bremen Dawg

January 17th, 2010
12:19 pm

Don’t do that stupid first thing.

BigGAdawg

January 17th, 2010
12:42 pm

One the one hand I would like Coach Grantham to be in Athens as soon as possible. On the other hand it would be cool to have a new DC who wears a NFC championship ring or even a Superbowl ring. I do not think a few more weeks delay in his actual arrival is going to have any negative impact on keeping our commits or filling in the last few open slots. Might even help.

In any case it is not hard to pull for Frowny-Faced Favre, Mr. Wishy-Washy-only cares about himself whiny boy, to get his clock cleaned. And now I sort of have to root for the Cowboys Defense to get the job done in a big way.

Woof Woof Woof!!!!

crazy dawg

January 17th, 2010
12:42 pm

I think the Grantham hire is a good hire. Now Coach Grantham needs to put his staff together. I would like to see Shane Beamer from South Carolina be added to the staff as a special teams coach also he is a great addition to our recruiting team also South Carolina and Vandy our the only teams in the east that have not gone through coaching changes this off season he would be a good fit to the staff

JESUP

January 17th, 2010
12:59 pm

S. Garcia went 16/38 for 129yds. no touchdowns and one int. against Lakatos secondary……PRETTY GOOD HUH…….. (Stephen. Garcia=Mark Bradleys boy)

buLLdawg

January 17th, 2010
1:08 pm

I too think the Grantham hire can work out but will withold judgement until he names his coachesis a good hire. I don’t give a rats butt what the nay sayers say. I still say a 3-4 or ‘Hybrid” 3-4 is the best fit in Athens. The 4-3 just did not fit our personnel. And, frankly, we played our players out of position to even play a 4-3.
We just lost 6 of the 11 Starters on Defense, and frankly all but Rennie Curran really did not have the kind of UGA career that they wanted to have here. We lost more than just 6 Starters on Defense. We lost 3 Defensive Tackles Geno Atkins, Jeff Owens and Kade Weston. We also lost Reshad Jones, Bryan Evans and Prince Miller, typically burned on every pass – all 3. We also lost Marcus Washington and Darius Dewberry.
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Alec Ogletree will be on the field on the Opening Defensive Series. We needed this type player last year, and now we have him, finally. Todd Grantham will make a star out of Alec Ogletree.
Jakar Hamilton will be great back there in the Secondary with Alec Ogletree. This is a huge improvement over what we have had prior to Todd Grantham. Reshad Jones and Bryan Evans just didn’t get the job done back there like Alec and Jakar will.
TJ Stripling DE will make the rotation in his true freshman season. The 2nd best football player in the State of Georgia and 4th Best Defensive End in the nation, TJ Stripling out of Decatur, will only play here 3 years. Equate this into All-America and maybe even with all the DE ahead of him this up-coming season, this season. This is a Star.
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Justin Houston is a great All-SEC Defensive End for us. He will either play 1 or 2 years for Todd Grantham.
Demarcus Dobbs is going to be an All-SEC Defensive End again next season, as I know he was this last season.
Branden Smith will do far better than Prince Miller at Cornerback in his career, now as the Starter taking over for Miller. Mike Bobo did a very poor job of getting Branden Smith quality touches on Offense this season. It was like he just did those few plays to appease Branden Smith, not to let him Shine, like he should have.
Brandon Boykin is a Beast at the other Cornerback. I firmly believe we are in good hands at the Starting Positions in the Secondary, and Brandon Boykin is a load to try to tackle on the returns, as he just bounces off guys.
Bacarri Rambo has been a crowd favorite since the day we Signed him here. He is a big play player in the Secondary with a nose for the ball.
Now, the part everyone will talk about with an aggressive 3-4. You see ? The Defense is really quite good this coming season, getting rid of a load of players who frankly never did a thing but Start for us, and then get beat in the Secondary.
Darryl Gamble is a huge big man in the middle.
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Marcus Dowtin is a great football player with more mobility to be a play-maker at linebacker than Darryl Gamble. The 3-4 rotation will NOT have these 2 players 1 behind the other at the same position. Obviously, Darryl Gamble and Marcus Dowtin are 2 completely different players, pigeon-holed both at the same position in a 4-3 all last season. What a total waste to not have them both on the field at the same time. These 2 are getting split up in the 3-4 since obviously Todd Grantham has already said that he ranks the players and then gets his play-makers both of these guys are both on the field. There is 45 lbs. difference between Darryl Gamble and Marcus Dowtin. Those are not the same players for the same position. Gamble will be inside and Dowtin outside.
Akeem Dent.
Demetre Baker 4.4 outside linebacker might get to shine with sacks this year, from Florida.
Deon Rogers 4.4 outside linebacker might get to shine with sacks this year, from Florida.
6 Florida Recruits we get in 2 weeks’ time now. 6.
And, they all 6 are on the Defensive Side of the Ball, except for the Number 9 Offensive Linemen in the Country Brent Benedict.
Brandon Wood will get moved way up in the Rotation, and he has to come through for Todd Grantham. I expect Todd to spend a lot of time right here with this guy to get him to shine this season for us. Brandon Wood only had 2 QB hurries, 1 break-up, and no sack as a DE in the 4-3. He is too big for DE in college, NFL is a long ways off for Brandon Wood, at this point. I believe with the graduation of 3 DT, Brandon Wood will be asked to play a more natural DT in the 3-4. He is 300 lbs. Since when does a 300 lbs. Defensive Lineman get sacks from DE ? This is 1 of many mismatches of our personnel in the 4-3 having this big guy trying to get sacks at DE. He got zero sacks. Duh.
DeAngelo Tyson is also going to be counted upon a lot more this season too. You cannot look at this 3-4, and not recognize that DeAngelo and Brandon have to come through for us at DT right now this season.
Abry Jones made some huge big plays for us at DT this last season. These guys have to step up for the 3 NFL Defensive Tackles we just graduated. I believe that there is a basis here that these 3 must be asked to step it up. The season likely will hinge on their ability to do just that.
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Garrison Smith out of Atlanta is the 5th best player in the State of Georgia and the 3rd best Defensive Tackle in the Nation. While he might benefit from a Redshirt Year bulking up for DT in The SEC, this guy plays here 3 years. You cannot have that type of talent and tell them, you Redshirt. This “Tough Love” or Rodney Garner of this type of DT in the past, will be tempered in the sort term by Todd Grantham who will not be here forever, himself – not as DC in college for any amount of money. There is just too much money in the NFL, and he was demoted from Cleveland Browns DC to DL at Dallas. Garrison Smith gets on the field in Game 1.
Jalen Fields
Dexter Morant
These 2 guys at DE might fight it out to see which gets into the rotation in Game 1 at DE. They are both big guys with Jalen having quite a bit of speed. Jalen might get moved in the 3-4 to outside linebacker, right ? And, frankly, Dexter might get moved to Inside Linebacker in a 3-4. There are 2 versatile players who have a real penchant for making plays. They just need to be in the right scheme and then in the right position.
We are very gifted at Tight End. Mike Bobo better do a great job of having his two Freshmen Quarterbacks funnel the damn football to the TE in two Tight End sets. Orson Charles, Aron White and Arthur Lynch are the 3 best Tight Ends on any one Roster in America.
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Adding :
Da’Rick Rogers at Wide Receiver is a big boost, after somehow we couldn’t figure out with our brain trust at Wide Receivers’ Coaching how to get Marlon Brown on the field last year. I was very disappointed about that last year, even getting him into a game only 8 of the 13 games, and throwing him a grand total of 2 passes for a grand total of 7 yards. Damn it, this coaching staff has sucked. We give you a player like that, and you get him on the field for 2 throws all season long. Damn it.
On the Offensive Side of the football, we lost nothing.
Obviously, we are in good shape Kicking.
Drew Butler
Blair Walsh
Those are the 2 Best Kickers on 1 team in America.
Assigning the responsibilities of special teams’ coaches will be critical since Coach Richt NEVER DID DO that all last season.
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Todd Grantham needs to be the kick-off coverage special teams coach. Anything other than that, and this will be another long season. We suck at Kick-Off Special Teams.
2 seniors gone and Mike Moore never had the football thrown to him much, anyway. His senior year, Mike Moore only started 5 of the 13 games and had 249 yards. Nice season, but we have better wide receivers, maybe 3 better.
I guess this is where we talk about Quarterbacks.
Aaron Murray, we were told did not practice.
Zach Mettenberger did.
I still don’t like signing 2 QB the same year. Maybe it was good we did this time.
Excuse me, if these guys are not our Starter, we are in big trouble trying to save Mike Bobo from further embarrassment amid constant boos from every fan at Sanford Stadium.
Shaun Chapas
Fred Munzenmaier
2 Best Fullbacks in the nation on 1 team and both NFL capable, and what do we do ?
With no Running Back :
Shaun Chapas we let run for 45 yards and throw him 50 yards.
Fred Munzenmaier we let run for 36 yards and throw him 21 yards.
Mike Bobo this is your last freaking year to get this right with both. God Almighty is all I can say about this sorry Offense.
Running Backs, we haven’t had one since Knowshon Moreno got to play here 2 years and then left because we REDSHIRTED HIM. Crap. What good is signing day? Speaking of signing day,Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog. The holiday also bears some similarities to the medieval Catholic holiday of Candlemas It also bears similarities to the Pagan festival of Imbolc, the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which is celebrated on February 1 and also involves weather prognostication.
Ken Malcome from Decatur we better not wait until three-quarters of the 5th game to determine Mike Bobo and Coach Richt have to RIP his damn REDSHIRT OFF, like the Running Backs’ Brain Trust did last year, the season already in a tank and lost, when they in desperation turned to Washaun Ealey who they either were saving for this season, or thought that Caleb King and Richard Samuel just had to be better than what they had shown the previous year for UGA – which was NOT a damn thing. Ken Malcome has good speed and good size, but he isn’t particularly determined to be much more than about the 25th best running back in this year’s recruiting class.
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Did I mention we have AJ Green. That’s all we’ve friging got.
OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF, kept. Everyone of the underachieving out of position, NO NFL COACHING EXPERIENCE, lousy Offensive Coaches, kept. Jeez Louise, what do they have to do to LOSE THEIR JOBS ?
OL, what a group of under-performers frankly the entire 9-year history of Coach Richt at
17-19 vs Final AP Poll Top 25 teams plus 8 more losses to UNRANKED teams. So, in review, I don’t really give a rats butt anymore about what the nay sayers say. The 3-4 or ‘Hybrid” 3-4 WILL work. The 4-3 just did not fit our personnel. And, frankly, we played our players out of position to even play a 4-3.
We just lost 6 of the 11 Starters on Defense, and frankly all but Rennie Curran really did not have the kind of UGA career that they wanted to have here. We lost more than just 6 Starters on Defense. We lost 3 Defensive Tackles Geno Atkins, Jeff Owens and Kade Weston. We also lost Reshad Jones, Bryan Evans and Prince Miller, typically burned on every pass – all 3. We also lost Marcus Washington and Darius Dewberry.
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Alec Ogletree will be on the field on the Opening Defensive Series. We needed this type player last year, and now we have him, finally. Todd Grantham will make a star out of Alec Ogletree.
Jakar Hamilton will be great back there in the Secondary with Alec Ogletree. This is a huge improvement over what we have had prior to Todd Grantham. Reshad Jones and Bryan Evans just didn’t get the job done back there like Alec and Jakar will.
TJ Stripling DE will make the rotation in his true freshman season. The 2nd best football player in the State of Georgia and 4th Best Defensive End in the nation, TJ Stripling out of Decatur, will only play here 3 years. Equate this into All-America and maybe even with all the DE ahead of him this up-coming season, this season. This is a Star.
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Justin Houston is a great All-SEC Defensive End for us. He will either play 1 or 2 years for Todd Grantham.
Demarcus Dobbs is going to be an All-SEC Defensive End again next season, as I know he was this last season.
Branden Smith will do far better than Prince Miller at Cornerback in his career, now as the Starter taking over for Miller. Mike Bobo did a very poor job of getting Branden Smith quality touches on Offense this season. It was like he just did those few plays to appease Branden Smith, not to let him Shine, like he should have.
Brandon Boykin is a Beast at the other Cornerback. I firmly believe we are in good hands at the Starting Positions in the Secondary, and Brandon Boykin is a load to try to tackle on the returns, as he just bounces off guys.
Bacarri Rambo has been a crowd favorite since the day we Signed him here. He is a big play player in the Secondary with a nose for the ball.
Now, the part everyone will talk about with an aggressive 3-4. You see ? The Defense is really quite good this coming season, getting rid of a load of players who frankly never did a thing but Start for us, and then get beat in the Secondary.
Darryl Gamble is a huge big man in the middle.
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Marcus Dowtin is a great football player with more mobility to be a play-maker at linebacker than Darryl Gamble. The 3-4 rotation will NOT have these 2 players 1 behind the other at the same position. Obviously, Darryl Gamble and Marcus Dowtin are 2 completely different players, pigeon-holed both at the same position in a 4-3 all last season. What a total waste to not have them both on the field at the same time. These 2 are getting split up in the 3-4 since obviously Todd Grantham has already said that he ranks the players and then gets his play-makers both of these guys are both on the field. There is 45 lbs. difference between Darryl Gamble and Marcus Dowtin. Those are not the same players for the same position. Gamble will be inside and Dowtin outside.
Akeem Dent.
Demetre Baker 4.4 outside linebacker might get to shine with sacks this year, from Florida.
Deon Rogers 4.4 outside linebacker might get to shine with sacks this year, from Florida.
6 Florida Recruits we get in 2 weeks’ time now. 6.
And, they all 6 are on the Defensive Side of the Ball, except for the Number 9 Offensive Linemen in the Country Brent Benedict.
Brandon Wood will get moved way up in the Rotation, and he has to come through for Todd Grantham. I expect Todd to spend a lot of time right here with this guy to get him to shine this season for us. Brandon Wood only had 2 QB hurries, 1 break-up, and no sack as a DE in the 4-3. He is too big for DE in college, NFL is a long ways off for Brandon Wood, at this point. I believe with the graduation of 3 DT, Brandon Wood will be asked to play a more natural DT in the 3-4. He is 300 lbs. Since when does a 300 lbs. Defensive Lineman get sacks from DE ? This is 1 of many mismatches of our personnel in the 4-3 having this big guy trying to get sacks at DE. He got zero sacks. Duh.
DeAngelo Tyson is also going to be counted upon a lot more this season too. You cannot look at this 3-4, and not recognize that DeAngelo and Brandon have to come through for us at DT right now this season.
Abry Jones made some huge big plays for us at DT this last season. These guys have to step up for the 3 NFL Defensive Tackles we just graduated. I believe that there is a basis here that these 3 must be asked to step it up. The season likely will hinge on their ability to do just that.
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Naturally occurring greenhouse gases have a mean warming effect of about 33 °C (59 °F). The major greenhouse gases are water vapor, which causes about 36–70 percent of the greenhouse effect; carbon dioxide (CO2), which causes 9–26 percent; methane (CH4), which causes 4–9 percent; and ozone (O3), which causes 3–7 percent. Clouds also affect the radiation balance, but they are composed of liquid water or ice and so are considered separately from water vapor and other gases.
Human activity since the Industrial Revolution has increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, leading to increased radiative forcing from CO2, methane, tropospheric ozone, CFCs and nitrous oxide. The concentrations of CO2 and methane have increased by 36% and 148% respectively since 1750. These levels are much higher than at any time during the last 650,000 years, the period for which reliable data has been extracted from ice cores. Less direct geological evidence indicates that CO2 values higher than this were last seen about 20 million years ago. Fossil fuel burning has produced about three-quarters of the increase in CO2 from human activity over the past 20 years. Most of the rest is due to land-use change, particularly deforestation.
CO2 concentrations are continuing to rise due to burning of fossil fuels and land-use change. The future rate of rise will depend on uncertain economic, sociological, technological, and natural developments. Accordingly, the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios gives a wide range of future CO2 scenarios, ranging from 541 to 970 ppm by the year 2100 (an increase by 90-250% since 1750). Fossil fuel reserves are sufficient to reach these levels and continue emissions past 2100 if coal, tar sands or methane clathrates are extensively exploited.
The destruction of stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons is sometimes mentioned in relation to global warming. Although there are a few areas of linkage, the relationship between the two is not strong. Reduction of stratospheric ozone has a cooling influence, but substantial ozone depletion did not occur until the late 1970s. Ozone in the troposphere (the lowest part of the Earth’s atmosphere) does contribute to surface warming.
Garrison Smith out of Atlanta is the 5th best player in the State of Georgia and the 3rd best Defensive Tackle in the Nation. While he might benefit from a Redshirt Year bulking up for DT in The SEC, this guy plays here 3 years. You cannot have that type of talent and tell them, you Redshirt. This “Tough Love” or Rodney Garner of this type of DT in the past, will be tempered in the sort term by Todd Grantham who will not be here forever, himself – not as DC in college for any amount of money. There is just too much money in the NFL, and he was demoted from Cleveland Browns DC to DL at Dallas. Garrison Smith gets on the field in Game 1.
Jalen Fields
Dexter Morant
These 2 guys at DE might fight it out to see which gets into the rotation in Game 1 at DE. They are both big guys with Jalen having quite a bit of speed. Jalen might get moved in the 3-4 to outside linebacker, right ? And, frankly, Dexter might get moved to Inside Linebacker in a 3-4. There are 2 versatile players who have a real penchant for making plays. They just need to be in the right scheme and then in the right position.
We are very gifted at Tight End. Mike Bobo better do a great job of having his two Freshmen Quarterbacks funnel the damn football to the TE in two Tight End sets. Orson Charles, Aron White and Arthur Lynch are the 3 best Tight Ends on any one Roster in America.
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Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi’s first three terms in the House.
Nancy Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. She is also the first Italian-American and first Californian to serve as Speaker. She is the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains, with the first being Washington’s Tom Foley, who was the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi is second in the line of presidential succession, following Vice President Joe Biden, which makes her the highest-ranking female politician in American history.
Adding :
Da’Rick Rogers at Wide Receiver is a big boost, after somehow we couldn’t figure out with our brain trust at Wide Receivers’ Coaching how to get Marlon Brown on the field last year. I was very disappointed about that last year, even getting him into a game only 8 of the 13 games, and throwing him a grand total of 2 passes for a grand total of 7 yards. Damn it, this coaching staff has sucked. We give you a player like that, and you get him on the field for 2 throws all season long. Damn it.
On the Offensive Side of the football, we lost nothing.
Obviously, we are in good shape Kicking.
Drew Butler
Blair Walsh
Those are the 2 Best Kickers on 1 team in America.
Assigning the responsibilities of special teams’ coaches will be critical since Coach Richt NEVER DID DO that all last season.
God, I hated Jon Fabris. Although scoffed at today, the phlogiston theory satisfactorily explained most combustion phenomena known at the time of Becher and Stahl. One serious problem was a quantitative issue. Many objects weigh more after being burned than before. How this could happen when phlogiston escaped from the burning material? One possible explanation was that phlogiston had negative weight, an idea that many early chemists thought absurd, while others were willing to consider. In any case, precise measurements had not yet become an important feature of chemical studies, so loss of weight was not an insurmountable barrier to the phlogiston concept.
Todd Grantham needs to be the kick-off coverage special teams coach. Anything other than that, and this will be another long season. We suck at Kick-Off Special Teams.
2 seniors gone and Mike Moore never had the football thrown to him much, anyway. His senior year, Mike Moore only started 5 of the 13 games and had 249 yards. Nice season, but we have better wide receivers, maybe 3 better.
I guess this is where we talk about Quarterbacks.
Aaron Murray, we were told did not practice.
Zach Mettenberger did.
I still don’t like signing 2 QB the same year. Maybe it was good we did this time.
Excuse me, if these guys are not our Starter, we are in big trouble trying to save Mike Bobo from further embarrassment amid constant boos from every fan at Sanford Stadium.
Shaun Chapas
Fred Munzenmaier
2 Best Fullbacks in the nation on 1 team and both NFL capable, and what do we do ?
With no Running Back :
Shaun Chapas we let run for 45 yards and throw him 50 yards.
Fred Munzenmaier we let run for 36 yards and throw him 21 yards.
Mike Bobo this is your last freaking year to get this right with both. God Almighty is all I can say about this sorry Offense.
Running Backs, we haven’t had one since Knowshon Moreno got to play here 2 years and then left because we REDSHIRTED HIM. Crap. What good is signing day? Speaking of signing day,Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog. The holiday also bears some similarities to the medieval Catholic holiday of Candlemas It also bears similarities to the Pagan festival of Imbolc, the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which is celebrated on February 1 and also involves weather prognostication.
Ken Malcome from Decatur we better not wait until three-quarters of the 5th game to determine Mike Bobo and Coach Richt have to RIP his damn REDSHIRT OFF, like the Running Backs’ Brain Trust did last year, the season already in a tank and lost, when they in desperation turned to Washaun Ealey who they either were saving for this season, or thought that Caleb King and Richard Samuel just had to be better than what they had shown the previous year for UGA – which was NOT a damn thing. Ken Malcome has good speed and good size, but he isn’t particularly determined to be much more than about the 25th best running back in this year’s recruiting class.
For a Woebegone Offense of Coach Richt and now also of Mike Bobo, every year, this is particularly disturbing that Rodney Garner could not get us another really great Tailback. I will root on Washaun Ealey and Ken Malcome and hope that Carlton Thomas can get in there with Branden Smith and move the ball, but damn it, our Offense sucks and it is because of the LACK OF PRODUCTION at running backs, mostly because all we do is fling the ball down the field unless it is 3rd down in which case, of course, you obviously always run the damn football. Don’t hand me that injury crap either! Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is a well-established, albeit controversial, psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anesthetized patients for therapeutic effect. Today, ECT is most often used as a treatment for severe major depression which has not responded to other treatment, and is also used in the treatment of mania (often in bipolar disorder), catatonia and schizophrenia. It was first introduced in the 1930s and gained widespread use as a form of treatment in the 1940s and 1950s; today, an estimated 1 million people worldwide receive ECT every year, usually in a course of 6–12 treatments administered 2 or 3 times a week. Electroconvulsive therapy can differ in its application in three ways: electrode placement, length of time that the stimulus is given, and the property of the stimulus. The variance of these three forms of application have significant differences in both adverse side effects and positive outcomes. After treatment, drug therapy can be continued, and some patients receive continuation/maintenance ECT. Informed consent is a standard of modern electroconvulsive therapy. Involuntary treatment is uncommon in countries that follow contemporary standards and is typically only used when the use of ECT is believed to be potentially life saving.
God Almighty. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Did I mention we have AJ Green. That’s all we’ve friging got.
OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF, kept. Everyone of the underachieving out of position, NO NFL COACHING EXPERIENCE, lousy Offensive Coaches, kept. Jeez Louise, what do they have to do to LOSE THEIR JOBS ?
OL, what a group of under-performers frankly the entire 9-year history of Coach Richt at
17-19 vs Final AP Poll Top 25 teams plus 8 more losses to UNRANKED teams.

Prosser

January 17th, 2010
1:20 pm

This is the perfect opportunity to hire a full time special teams coach to the staff. Rg coaching the line, Grantham linebackers, and new secondary coach. I can’t imagine that we would have a conerbacks coach and safeties coach.

Big L

January 17th, 2010
1:28 pm

That would be a great recruiting point. Yeah, our DC just helped win a superbowl, so , you know, he might know what it’ll take to go pro. Whatcha think, wanna come play for us?

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
1:43 pm

When does Phase III begin; the replacement of Mike Boo Boo ????

toofless in alabamer

January 17th, 2010
1:46 pm

LANCE THOMPSON FROM UT (GREW UP IN ATL) & TRAVIS JONES (GOERGIA BOY AND FORMER DAWG), WITH THE SAINTS! THIS WOULD BE A COMPLETE PACKAGE FOR UGA!!

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
1:47 pm

Phase IV = replacing Van von Halanger in strength and conditioning.

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
1:49 pm

Dawg fans dont let their players Eat and Tweet ! Ala Jeff Owens ” Dont Eat and Tweet”

JESUP

January 17th, 2010
2:21 pm

Bobo i think should spend the offseason studying playcalling and multiple offensive schemes,Maybe after spring when Granthams D with 6 new players shuts down Bobos O with all returning starters, Bobo will have to re-evaluate his scheme ???

Big Albany Dawg

January 17th, 2010
2:27 pm

Has Curran signed w/ an agent? If not, wonder if he changes his mind since the hire of Grantham?

Frogger

January 17th, 2010
2:30 pm

Hope my Vikes send my Dogs new DC to work tomorrow. Go Vikes and Gooooo DAWGS!!!!

Bremen Dawg

January 17th, 2010
2:41 pm

We need a full time special teams coach, alot of games are won with special teams. Looks like we will be getting Grantham Monday, Vikes look pretty good.

What??

January 17th, 2010
2:50 pm

A key part will be assessing the tallent we have. Martinez did a very poor job of this and as a result we did not have the right mix of players on the field.

Granthem will make a huge difference in assessing and teaching/ coaching the players how to play defense.

I believe we will also see a huge improvement in scheme adjustments during the game. Martinez struggled to do so, resulting in the score being out of control.

A lot of talk on here about Bobo and his play calling. If you look back we have scored enough points to win all of our games. We just have not stopped the other teams offense from scoring. The only thing Bobo does that I do not care for would be the high number of short passes on the outside and not making more plays down field. Other than that he has done a good job.

Bride of Chucky Knapp

January 17th, 2010
2:55 pm

Lake Hartwell Dawg

January 17th, 2010
3:05 pm

Funny how people see things differently. Seems to me Bobo/Richt throw deep more than just about anybody in SEC East. That’s why our QBs are under 60%.

NC DAWG

January 17th, 2010
3:21 pm

Charlton Warren-DB coach at Air Force. From Atlanta

Travis Jones-DL Coach New Orleans Saints….UGA guy

Get it done Richt and Grantham

NC DAWG

January 17th, 2010
3:24 pm

toofless in alabamer:
I agree with you on Travis Jones….if you have time check out Charlton Warren at Air Force……not sure if he would leave,,,,,,,but the secondary looked great against Houston in their bowl game…and he is from Atlanta

JESUP

January 17th, 2010
3:42 pm

Bobo or someone on the offensive staff has to do more in addressing the turnovers, defense never has a chance when they always have to defend a very short field….i.e. Dallas today. although they have done good…Turnovers seem to relate to lack of discipline..

Stinger

January 17th, 2010
3:58 pm

Grantham’s defensive front has no discipline. Too many penalties and out of position too often. The were humiliated by a 40 year old man. This is what you have to look forward to. Our option offense will absolutely destroy your defense. You made a big mistake firing Willie.

Stinger

January 17th, 2010
4:01 pm

Cowboys should have let Grantham go before the game. That defense looked horrible.

clown

January 17th, 2010
4:05 pm

If he was only the def cord for dallas then you might have a point Stinger.

Draggin' Fly

January 17th, 2010
4:09 pm

Jerry Jones lookin’ daggers at Wade Phillips on the sideline. Nick Saban waiting by the phone.

Hariy

January 17th, 2010
4:15 pm

Enter your comments here

UGAVIII

January 17th, 2010
4:16 pm

Stinger, see if you can stick your stinger in your A$$. Buzz on back to the Tech page. Oops, it sucks. No wonder you are here in dawg land.

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
4:17 pm

Dallas D was schooled by Mr Favre. What a clinic he put on today. Now UGA and CMR looks really stupid…..

Shelley

January 17th, 2010
4:21 pm

UGA and CMR don’t look stupid. Grantham just coaches the line (not the secondary) for Dallas.

BAMER CLOWN

January 17th, 2010
4:25 pm

WUN … DOO … FREE …. FOWE ….

DAT BAMERS GOT DAT SABAN HO …

ROLL DAT TIDE ON DOWN DA BOWL …..

BESTDAWG

January 17th, 2010
4:28 pm

Is their anybody other than me that is already tired of all the talk and newspaper articles on Vince and Barbara and what colors they will be wearing? Come on who cares???

BAMER CLOWN

January 17th, 2010
4:31 pm

ANY YALL SEEN MY WIC COUPONS?

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
4:35 pm

hey shelley ….you look like a stupid blind homer….

get real

January 17th, 2010
4:36 pm

OH MY GOD … BALTIMORE RUNS A 3-4 TOO!!!!

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg Tired

January 17th, 2010
4:37 pm

Stinger – Anyone who says firing Willie was a mistake is stupid. Sorry about that, because I don’t like calling people stupid, but simply look at how he performed on the job. As a result I could only reach one conclusion.

GeorgiaWhiteSnake

January 17th, 2010
4:40 pm

stinger is a retard

GeorgiaWhiteSnake

January 17th, 2010
4:41 pm

so is SOS Dawg

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January 17th, 2010
4:41 pm

Stinger

January 17th, 2010
3:58 pm
Really? Seems like a bunch GRAD ASSISTANTS took care of CPJ limp wristed “option” offense pretty well. Dogs totally blew out and out clased GT in EVERY aspect of the game….more to come next year for you, piker.

dogfan

January 17th, 2010
4:44 pm

You Techies make a big mistake when your team shows up for a game against the Dawgs. You lose. Clean up the crap in your backyard before critizing our program.

harold

January 17th, 2010
4:45 pm

Go for Dereck Dooley! We don’t want a 17-20 coach at Tennessee!

HILLBILLY CLOWN

January 17th, 2010
4:47 pm

our program isn’t a white trash fiasco!!!!! really!!!!

SOS Dawg

January 17th, 2010
4:50 pm

Favre had all day and shreaded the Dallas D .

Shelley

January 17th, 2010
4:54 pm

Thanks SOS Dawg…name calling is very mature…

jasuga

January 17th, 2010
4:58 pm

Stinger, did you say Dallas’s D Line was un disciplined and had to many penalties???? I’m going to assume you watched the game. The Cowboys had 2 penalties the WHOLE game. So your comments are unjust. Plus all of you on here that say Grantham is a horrible coach after this game, he was the D Line coach not D Cordinator. This means he coaches the D Line, not the linebackers or the secondary. Oh to the people who don’t understand football. Defensive secondary are the Cornerbacks and Safties. Farve was sacked 3 times and Dallas’s d help AP to 63 yds at 2.4 yds per carry. Not to bad in my book.

Shelley

January 17th, 2010
5:00 pm

Well put jasuga!

jasuga

January 17th, 2010
5:02 pm

What hurt Dallas and I’m not a Cowboys fan at all but all these UGA haters (Tech Fans) who critize UGA for their hire need to understand if you turn the ball over more than your opponet like Romo did, its hard for your defense to defend a short field.