Emptying the UGA notebook, from Travis Jones to ‘The Hit Man’ to Travis Leslie

– Add to the long list of Super Bowl XLIV connections to Georgia: Former UGA player Travis Jones, roundly rumored recently as a candidate for a spot on the Bulldogs’  coaching staff, is New Orleans’ assistant defensive line coach. Jones is in his second season with the Saints  after previously coaching under Nick Saban with LSU and the Miami Dolphins.  Jones’  coaching career began in 1997 as a graduate assistant at UGA, where he played on the defensive line (1990-94).  A lot of Bulldogs fans would love to see him fill the UGA staff’s remaining opening for a linebackers coach (he worked with the outside linebackers in Miami for a couple of years, by the way.)

– Happy to hear that ex-Dog Sundiata Gaines, after working under a couple of 10-day contracts, has been signed for the rest of the season by the Utah Jazz.

– His nickname preceded him to Athens: “The Hit Man.”  Safety Jakar Hamilton enrolled at UGA this month from Georgia Military College and joined off-season workouts with the football team.  “Living up to ‘Hit Man,’ a lot of people expect me to come here and be like [former hard-hitting UGA safeties] Greg Blue and Thomas Davis,” Hamilton said. “And that’s what I’m trying to do, trying to work hard and get bigger and hit harder just like those two guys so that when I leave everybody will know that I was ‘The Hit Man.’”

– Hamilton heeds new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s call for an aggressive, attacking defense. “Especially on defense, you got to be aggressive,” Hamilton said. “I’ll throw my whole body. Even if I have to break something to do it, I’ll do it. If I have to catch a concussion, I’ll do it.”

– If you missed it, this definitely merits noticing: UGA sophomore sprinter Torrin Lawrence set a new collegiate record in the 300-meter dash at the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., last weekend. His time of 32.32 broke the collegiate record set 23 years ago. It also was the fifth-fastest time in the world ever, less than a half-second off the fastest.

– Last I checked, Mark Richt’s one-handed, behind-the-back trick shot  in Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday morning had been viewed more than 22,000 times on YouTube. Click here if you haven’t seen it yet.

– Georgia plays two basketball games on the road this week –- at Florida on Wednesday and at South Carolina on Saturday.  For whatever it’s worth, 12 of 27 SEC games have been won by the road team so far this season.

– UGA had its first basketball sellout in almost three years on Saturday. It’ll have another in early March, if not before. UGA said Monday that the March 3 game against Kentucky in Stegeman Coliseum is sold out except for student tickets.

– If Travis Leslie, the SEC’s Player of the Week, had gotten one more rebound and three more assists against Tennessee on Saturday, he’d have posted the first triple-double in the history of Georgia’s basketball program.

And please follow me on Twitter for the latest UGA news and notes.

98 comments Add your comment

A.J.

January 25th, 2010
11:19 pm

Eat It St. Simons

January 25th, 2010
11:24 pm

((((30-24)))) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
((((8 of 9)))) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
((((73-66)))) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

30-24 Dawgs - WE RUN THIS STATE

January 25th, 2010
11:25 pm

Looking forward to Rambo & The Hitman in Athens next fall!

that's my dog!!

January 25th, 2010
11:26 pm

this is going to be a good year for my dogs. 2nd!

a j is

January 25th, 2010
11:27 pm

Satilla Dawg

January 25th, 2010
11:33 pm

Hell of a shot, Coach!

MtPleasantDawg

January 25th, 2010
11:39 pm

I don’t see how the Bulldogs could get Travis Jones, the guy’s in the Super Bowl, but if Damon Evans REALLY wants to get a National Championship, he needs to back up the brinks truck at Jones’ door and lay down $400,000 a year.

If the Bulldogs add Jones to Lakotas and Grantham and Garner, it’s lights out.

Defense wins championships.

David Polelock

January 25th, 2010
11:59 pm

Anyone with any since nos we won’t loose a game this year. We WILL be in the NC game and win it all!

Rocket Rod

January 26th, 2010
12:05 am

You just never know!

redandblack80

January 26th, 2010
12:44 am

DAVID-POLLOCK DOSNT HAVE AN E IN IT -YOU DAMM POLLOCK>LEARN TO SPELL DAMNIT-GT GRAD NO DOUBT.

MESSENGER

January 26th, 2010
3:38 am

They gave Trey Thompson TV player of the game, not Travis Leslie. I said then how could they not give Travis Leslie TV Player of The Game. All of the Assists of Travis Leslie is why Trey Thompson scored 1 more point.

Reality

January 26th, 2010
4:09 am

30 -24 all year long, damn.

The Watergirl

January 26th, 2010
4:11 am

I love all of the defensive changes, but with all of the changes and all of this attention means Coach Bozo will get even more predictable trying not to turn over the ball. We need to get the GATA attitude on both sides of the ball and start attacking teams both ways!!!

MESSENGER

January 26th, 2010
4:42 am

The Watergirl.

Right on. You go girl.

Speaking of women, Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl Ad at a cost of $ 3 million dollars is OFFENSIVE.

Tim Tebow should NOT be telling every woman in every circumstance what THEY should do. Pam Tebow made a choice. Everyone should have that choice.

Advocating that the government should impose NO CHOICE on ALL WOMEN is so absurd.

dagnabit

January 26th, 2010
4:46 am

Well first the D-line will have to stay out of jail!

MESSENGER

January 26th, 2010
4:50 am

UGA Safety Hamilton should not have made these statements for a college football player in the NCAA. This quote will get Jakar Hamilton a huge rebuke by Coach Todd Grantham. This is college football, and a tackle is a tackle.

Discussing intentional injuries even of yourself in play draws attention from NCAA Officials, who it has been my experience go out of their way then to find fault with such a player and his team.

I had great hopes for Mr. Hamilton in our Secondary this year; so this is disappointing that he would do this 2 days after Coach Todd Grantham gets to campus finally. The last thing UGA needs, with UGA records in the NCAA as it is for penalties. We do not need to be the worst penalized football team. We need to win the games against Ranked Teams, not have a losing record, not lose to UNRANKED teams, get a Win in a Major Bowl against a Top-Ranked Opponent better than # 19 in the Final AP Poll which we have NEVER DONE in the Coach Richt Era. Not draw attention to a Junior College Transfer who obviously has very bad grades discussing hard hits in college football against student-athletes who are supposed to be trying to get their degree and show good sportsmanship at the same time. This is all wrong.

MESSENGER

January 26th, 2010
4:55 am

QUOTE

patrick

January 24th, 2010 2:43 pm

in mark richt era

“Equal amount of wins as Fla, more than ALA.”

RESPONSE : EXCUSE ME BOTH FLORIDA AND LSU HAVE A BETTER RECORD THAN UGA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, AND ALABAMA HAS NOW PASSED US TOO IN THE SEC. WE HAVE SURVIVED THE SEC, BUT IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, NO ONE WOULD SAY THAT FLORIDA, LSU AND NOW TOO ALABAMA DO NOT MAKE UGA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, NUMBER 4. OUTSIDE THE SEC, WE ARE ALSO BEHIND OHIO STATE, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, BOISE STATE AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. AND, THEREFORE THE FACTS EXACTLY ARE THAT IN 0 OF THE 9 YEARS OF THE COACH RICHT ERA, HAS COACH RICHT BEEN REWARDED FOR A GREAT FOOTBALL SEASON WITH A GAME AGAINST A SINGLE MEANINGFUL FOOTBALL TEAM IN A HUGE BIG BOWL GAME. HAWAII WAS CERTAINLY POOR AT NUMBER 19 IN THE FINAL AP POLL, AND FLORIDA STATE WAS A 5-LOSS TEAM RANKED NUMBER 22 IN THE FINAL AP POLL. THESE ARE THE REWARDS FOR THE 2 BEST PERFORMANCES BY COACH RICHT IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. THE FAILINGS HAVE CLEARLY BEEN ON THE COACHING STAFF OF COACH RICHT. I AM SORRY patrick, BUT YOU ARE NOT PASSING OFF COACH RICHT AS THE BEST TEAM IN THE SEC, AS YOU HAVE DONE IN THIS POST OF YOURS TODAY. BOTH LSU AND FLORIDA HAVE DONE BETTER THAN COACH RICHT IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, AND NOW ALABAMA HAS PASSED US TOO. THE MAJOR POINT ABOUT COACH RICHT IS THAT IN 9 YEARS, HE HAS A LOSING RECORD 17-19 VS FINAL AP POLL TOP 25 TEAMS WITH ANOTHER 8 LOSSES TO UNRANKED TEAMS IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 25. THAT IS HARDLY GREAT. AND, PARDON ME patrick BUT THE OTHER MAJOR POINT ABOUT COACH RICHT IS THAT IN NO SEASON HAS HE BEEN REWARDED WITH A GREAT BOWL GAME ON THE NATIONAL STAGE. BY THE WAY patrick HOW IS IT AGAIN THAT YOU SURMISE THAT COACH RICHT IS EQUAL TO FLORIDA AGAIN AT 2-7 ?

“Same amount of SEC titles as Fla.”

RESPONSE : LSU HAS 3 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. FLORIDA HAS 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1996, AND UGA 0 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE LAST 3 DECADES. IF COACH RICHT KNOCKED THE LID OFF THE UGA PROGRAM WITH THE WIN OVER THE vols IN 2001, HE HAS STEADILY DONE WORSE AND WORSE SINCE. 3 OF THE LAST 4 YEARS HAVE BEEN SUPREME POOR PERFORMANCES. patrick, DISNEYdawg, SIR WHEN COACH RICHT WON THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2002, THE SEC WAS HORRIBLY DOWN THAT YEAR, COACH RICHT AFTER HE WENT TO JACKSONVILLE AND LOST TO FLORIDA, COACH RICHT PLAYED ARKANSAS A 5-LOSS TEAM IN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR GOD’S SAKE. THEREFORE WE PLAYED 5-LOSS FLORIDA STATE AS COACH RICHT’S REWARD FOR THAT SEASON BECAUSE IN THE FINAL COACHES’ POLL IN 2002, THERE WAS ONLY 1 OTHER SEC TEAM RANKED AT ALL ANYWHERE IN THE COACHES’ POLL TOP 25 FOR 2002; 1. AND, WHEN COACH RICHT WON THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2005, COACH RICHT WAS LOSING 28-0 TO RICH RODRIQUEZ’ WEST VIRGINIA RIGHT AFTER WE SAT IN OUR SEATS. WE WERE NOT READY TO PLAY; I WAS THERE, AND YOU WERE NOT. IT WAS NOT A FUN GAME FOR ME, AND BY THE WAY NEITHER WAS THE 2002 REWARD OF GETTING TO PLAY 5-LOSS NUMBER 22 FINAL AP POLL FLORIDA STATE.

“More times ranked top ten than any SEC team”

RESPONSE :

LIAR.

ANOTHER LIE OF YOURS patrick IS THAT LSU HAS NOT BEEN RANKED IN THE TOP 10 MORE TIMES THAN ANY SEC TEAM IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WITH 6.

UGA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, IS NOT WHO YOU LIE TO MAKE US OUT TO BE. LIE TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME patrick. I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, AND YOU SIR ARE NOTHING BUT A BOLD-FACED LIAR.

COACH RICHT RANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 10 MORE TIMES THAN LSU IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. B. S. LIE. LIAR patrick.

LSU WHEN LSU ENDED THE SEASON RANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 10, HAVE BEEN RANKED AHEAD OF COACH RICHT 5 TIMES. LSU HAS BEEN RANKED IN THE TOP 10 FINAL AP POLL 6 TIMES AND COACH RICHT DOES NOT HAVE AS MANY, NOR MORE.

LSU WHEN THEY ARE RANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 10, HAVE BEEN RANKED AHEAD OF COACH RICHT 5 TIMES, AND ACCORDING TO YOU COACH RICHT HAS BEEN RANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 10 MORE TIMES THAN LSU IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. NO. NOT TRUE. TOTALLY NOT TRUE. GROSS MISREPRESENTATION DOESN’T EVEN COVER THIS LIE; IT’S NOT TRUE. NEVER MIND THAT LSU HAS BEEN RANKED BETTER THAN COACH RICHT, LSU HAS BEEN RANKED MORE TIMES IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 10 THAN COACH RICHT HAS IN THE COACH RICHT ERA.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR LIES ABOUT UGA ?

MAKE THEM UP ?

3 OF THE LAST 4 YEARS HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE DISAPPOINTMENTS, AND THEN I READ YOUR POST patrick AND I MUST HAVE NO MEMORY WHATSOEVER. ONLY YOU HAVE A MEMORY. LET ME REFRESH IT FOR YOU.

2001: MIAMI # 1, FLORIDA # 3, vols # 4, LSU # 7, SO CAR # 13, UGA # 22.

2002: OHIO STATE # 1, MIAMI # 2, UGA # 3.

2003 : LSU # 1, USC # 2, OK # 3, OH ST # 4, MIAMI # 5, MICH # 6, UGA # 7.

2004: USC # 1 AUBURN # 2 OK # 3 UTAH # 4 TX # 5 LOUISVILLE # 6 UGA 7

2005 : TEXAS # 1, LSU # 6, ALABAMA # 8, and UGA # 10.

2006 : FLORIDA # 1, LSU # 3, AUBURN # 9, ARKANSAS # 15, UGA # 23.

2007 : LSU # 1, UGA # 2.

2008 : FLORIDA # 1, ALABAMA # 6, UGA # 13.

2009 : ALABAMA # 1, FLORIDA # 3, LSU # 17, OLE MISS # 20, UGA # 33.

1 YEAR OF 9 IN COACH RICHT ERA WAS UGA THE TOP-RANKED SEC TEAM, ONCE, AND THAT YEAR THERE WAS ONLY 1 OTHER SEC TEAM RANKED IN THE FINAL COACHES’ POLL TOP 25, ONE. IT WAS A DOWN YEAR FOR THE SEC, AS UGA HAD TO PLAY ARKANSAS IN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP AN UNRANKED 5-LOSS TEAM.

9 YEARS OF THE COACH RICHT ERA, COACH RICHT AVERAGE FINISH FOR THE TOP-RANKED SEC TEAMS IN THE FINAL AP POLL IS 3RD BEST IN THE SEC.

THEN, I COME IN HERE patrick AND YOU SIR SURMISE 3RD BEST AVERAGE FINISH IN THE SEC FOR COACH RICHT IS IN FACT THE BEST IN THE SEC. UH, NO, THAT IS A LIE. AND NOW ALABAMA HAS PASSED COACH RICHT BY TOO. RIGHT patrick SIR ?

ANOTHER LIE OF YOURS patrick IS THAT LSU HAS NOT BEEN RANKED IN THE TOP 10 MORE TIMES THAN ANY SEC TEAM IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WITH 6.

LIAR.

“4 str8 bowl wins…7-2 over all. (11 of last 13) Equal to or better than any SEC team”

B.S. THE SEC PLAYED 10 BETTER BOWL GAMES THE SEC WON THAN ANY BOWL GAME COACH RICHT HAS WON IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. 10.

THANKS FOR BRINGING UP BOWL GAMES patrick.

NOW GO LOOK AT THE B.S. OPPONENTS COACH RICHT HAS PLAYED IN THE BOWL GAMES.

GO AHEAD. I’LL WAIT.

COACH RICHT’S BOWL WINS ARE NOT EQUAL TO OR BETTER THAN ANY SEC TEAM. IN FACT, COACH RICHT BOWL WINS ARE 5TH BEST IN THE SEC IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. WE HAVE 7 BOWL WINS OF NO CONSEQUENCE. NONE. NAME ME A BOWL WIN IN THE COACH RICHT ERA OF CONSEQUENCE ? GO AHEAD. I’LL WAIT.

IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, WE HAVE PLAYED IN 0 BIG BOWL GAMES, 0. AUBURN BEAT TOP 10 FINAL AP POLL TEAM VIRGINIA TECH # 10 IN THE SUGAR BOWL 2004; WHERE IS OUR BOWL WIN LIKE THAT ? GO AHEAD, I’LL WAIT. AUBURN HAS LOST 2 BOWL GAMES IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, THE SAME AS COACH RICHT WHO IS 0-2 VS THE BIG EAST. ALABAMA JUST BEAT TEXAS # 2 IN THE BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; WHERE IS OUR BOWL WIN LIKE THAT, EITHER ? ALABAMA DOESN’T EVEN GET MENTIONED BY YOU EXCEPT THAT ALABAMA IS NOT AS GOOD AS UGA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WHICH IS TOTAL B.S. GIVEN THE FACT THAT BY EVERYONE’S ACCOUNT UGA IS MIRED IN 4TH PLACE IN THE SEC CLEARLY ACCORDING TO EVERYONE BUT YOU, WHEN ALABAMA CLEARLY HAS SURPASSED COACH RICHT BY A LONG SHOT. FLORIDA JUST BEAT CINCINNATI # 8 FINAL AP POLL IN THE SUGAR BOWL; WHERE IS OUR BOWL WIN LIKE THAT ? FLORIDA BEAT OKLAHOMA # 5 FINAL AP POLL THE YEAR BEFORE IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2008; WHERE IS OUR BOWL WIN LIKE THAT ? 2006 FLORIDA BEAT OHIO STATE # 2 IN THE FINAL AP POLL IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GETTING BORED YET patrick ? WHERE IS OUR BOWL WIN LIKE THAT EITHER ? 2001 FLORIDA BEAT MARYLAND # 11 FINAL AP POLL TEAM IN THE SUGAR BOWL; COACH RICHT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A BOWL WIN AS GOOD AS THAT, EITHER. LSU BEAT # 12 FINAL AP POLL ILLINOIS IN THE SUGAR BOWL. LSU BEAT # 3 FINAL AP POLL OKLAHOMA IN 2003 IN THE SUGAR BOWL. LSU BEAT # 17 NOTRE DAME IN THE FINAL AP POLL IN THE SUGAR BOWL ON THE NATIONAL STAGE AND COACH RICHT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A MAJOR BOWL WIN OVER A TEAM THAT GOOD IN THE FINAL AP POLL, NOT IN 9 YEARS AND COUNTING AND CERTAINLY WILL NOT THIS SEASON EITHER – NOT WITH THIS OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF. LSU BEAT # 5 FINAL AP POLL OHIO STATE IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 2007. WE DON’T MEASURE UP. AND, THEN I COME IN HERE AND UGA IS THE BEST SEC TEAM IN BOWL GAMES, B.S. WE ARE.

COACH RICHT HAS NOT BEAT ANY TOP-RANKED TEAM IN A BOWL GAME SINCE HE GOT HERE. COACH RICHT HAS 3 WINS OVER FINAL AP POLL TOP 10 TEAMS. COACH RICHT AS O.C. AND DAVID GREENE BEAT # 4 FINAL AP POLL vols IN 2001 TO SUPPOSEDLY KNOCK THE LID OFF THIS UGA PROGRAM, AND THEN DAVID GREENE NEVER DUPLICATED THAT WIN IN 4 YEARS, NOT ONCE. COACH RICHT AS O.C. AND DJ SHOCKLEY BEAT FINAL AP POLL # 6 LSU, BUT THAT WAS NOT A BOWL GAME EITHER IN 2005. AND, COACH RICHT BEAT # 9 FINAL AP POLL AUBURN IN 2006 REGULAR SEASON, NOT A BOWL GAME EITHER. SINCE COACH RICHT PROMOTED MIKE BOBO TO OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, MIKE BOBO HAS BEAT NO FINAL AP POLL TOP 10 TEAM.

YOUR STATEMENT patrick IS THAT COACH RICHT IS GREAT IN BOWL GAMES. MY STATEMENT REMAINS HE HAS NOT BEAT ANY TEAM IN ANY BIG BOWL GAME. HE BEAT SOME PODUNK TEAMS IN SOME PODUNK BOWLS AND HE BEAT SOME PODUNK TEAMS IN 2 MAJOR BOWLS, BUT HE HAS NEVER BEEN ON THE NATIONAL STAGE – EVER – AND BEAT ANYONE IN A MAJOR BOWL GAME BECAUSE # 19 AND # 22 IN THE FINAL AP POLLS ARE NOT GOOD TEAMS. COACH RICHT HAS NEVER BEEN ON THE NATIONAL STAGE AND BEAT ANYONE OF CONSEQUENCE AND YOU KNOW THAT patrick, BUT YOU MAKE ME BE THE BAD GUY AND TELL YOU YOU ARE A HORRIBLE LIAR.

10 BOWL GAMES I JUST NAMED THE SEC HAS WON IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WHICH ALL 10 ARE FAR BETTER BOWL WINS THAN ANY BOWL GAME COACH RICHT HAS WON.

10.

YOUR SUMMARY OF THAT patrick ? COACH RICHT HAS PLAYED IN 0 BIG BOWL GAMES ON THE NATIONAL STAGE WHICH HE WON, ZERO. NO, THAT IS NOT YOUR SUMMARY OF BOWL GAMES BY THE SEC IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, BUT THAT UGA IS BETTER IN BIG BOWL GAMES, THE BEST SEC TEAM IN BOWL GAMES IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WITH BETTER BOWL WINS. B.S. SEC PLAYED 10 BETTER BOWL GAMES THE SEC WON THAN ANY BOWL GAME COACH RICHT HAS WON IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. 10. WE HAVE WON 0 BIG BOWL GAMES ON THE NATIONAL STAGE IN THE ENTIRE 9-YEAR HISTORY OF THE COACH RICHT ERA, patrick.

“Ave 10 wins a year.”

RESPONSE : WE PLAY 13. WE AVERAGE THE NUMBER 3RD BEST SEC TEAM EVERY YEAR. WE AVERAGE 10 WINS. WE AVERAGE 1 LOSS A SEASON TO A TEAM UNRANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 25. WE AVERAGE 1 WIN OVER A TOP 10 TEAM EVER 3 YEARS, AND NONE IN THE LAST 3 YEARS SINCE COACH RICHT PROMOTED MIKE BOBO TO OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR INSTEAD OF AN 11-YEAR NFL VETERAN. WE ARE 17-19 VS FINAL AP POLL TOP 25 AND ADD IN FOR GOOD MEASURE 8 LOSSES TO TEAMS UNRANKED IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 25.

WE ARE 3RD BEST IN THE SEC IN THE COACH RICHT ERA WITH 10 WINS A SEASON, AND 4TH BEST NOW THAT ALABAMA HAS PASSED US TOO. WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT patrick ?

“2-1 in BCS bowls”

RESPONSE : NUMBER 19 FINAL AP POLL HAWAII JOKE OF A TEAM HARDLY COUNTS AS A BCS BOWL WIN OVER A GREAT TEAM ON THE NATIONAL STAGE. NUMBER 22 FINAL AP POLL FLORIDA STATE WHO LOST 5 GAMES JOKE OF A TEAM HARDLY COUNTS AS A BCS BOWL WIN OVER A GREAT TEAM EITHER. WE PLAYED ONE BCS BOWL GAME AGAINST A TEAM RANKED HIGHER THAN NUMBER 19 IN THE FINAL AP POLL, AND LOST.

“UGA had exact same record in 2002 when they won the SEC as Fla had when they won teh SEC in 2008 but Fla was invited toi the BCS. Not being invited to the BCS NC with an identical record as Fla when they did is an indictment on the BCS not UGA.”

RESPONSE : I ALREADY COVERED THE DOWN SEC YEAR OF 2002 AND NOW YOU BRING IT BACK UP AGAIN. UGA PLAYED 5-LOSS ARKANSAS IN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THERE WAS ONLY 1 OTHER SEC TEAM RANKED IN THE FINAL COACHES’ POLL IN 2002. BUT, I WILL ADD THAT FLORIDA DID NOT WIN THE SEC IN 2008 BUT INSTEAD WON THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN BOTH 2008 AND 2006. GOD patrick HOW CAN YOU FIGURE AGAIN THAT UGA IS BETTER THAN FLORIDA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA AGAIN WHEN UGA DOES NOT HAVE A BETTER WON/LOSS RECORD THAN FLORIDA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. UGA ALSO DOESN’T HAVE A BETTER WON/LOSS RECORD THAN LSU IN THE COACH RICHT ERA. ALABAMA HAS CLEARLY INARGUABLY PASSED COACH RICHT BY NOW TOO. WHY YOU WANT TO PICK ON 2008 BCS NC OF FLORIDA AND NOT 2006, I DON’T KNOW; BUT IF 2008 IS ALL WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT :

FLORIDA BEAT # 13 UGA IN 2008 BY A SCORE OF 49-10. THE FLORIDA PLAYERS CLAPPED THEIR HANDS LIKE OLD LADIES ON THE SIDELINES WITH A MINUTE LEFT WHEN MIKE BOBO FINALLY GOT A TOUCHDOWN AGAINST FLORIDA WHEN WE YANKED MATTHEW STAFFORD FROM THE GAME AND LOGAN GRAY THREW THE TD AGAINST FLORIDA’S 5TH TEAM TAXI SQUAD OF NON-SCHOLARSHIP FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON THEIR 125-MAN ROSTER. 49-10. FLORIDA BEAT # 6 FINAL AP POLL ALABAMA BY NEARLY 2 TD IN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WE DIDN’T GO TO. FLORIDA BEAT ALABAMA BY THE SAME MARGIN ALABAMA BEAT US, NEARLY 2 TD. AND OH YEAH, WE LOST TO GEORGIA tek THE YEAR YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT TOO, 2008, patrick. GOD ALMIGHTY DAMN IS ALL I CAN SAY. FLORIDA THEN BEAT # 5 FINAL AP POLL OKLAHOMA FOR THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, AND YOU ARE IN HERE patrick WHINING LIKE A LITTLE BABY GIRL THAT FLORIDA DID NOT DESERVE TO WIN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND UGA DID IN 2002 WHEN THE SEC WAS DOWN THAT YEAR WITH ONLY 1 OTHER SEC TEAM RANKED IN THE FINAL COACHES’ POLL IN 2002 WHEN UGA WON THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2002. YET THERE ARE FIVE (5) SEC TEAM RANKED IN THE FINAL COACHES’ POLL IN 2008 WITH FLORIDA THE CREAM OF THE CROP, THE BEST OF THE BEST CONFERENCE. SEC WAS NOT THE BEST CONFERENCE IN 2002, WHICH IS WHY UGA DID NOT GET TO PLAY ANYONE BUT A 5-LOSS NUMBER 22 FINAL AP POLL FLORIDA STATE IN 2002. GET OVER IT. FLORIDA IS A LOT BETTER FOOTBALL PROGRAM THAN GEORGIA IN THE COACH RIGHT ERA, SO TOO IS LSU, AND NOW ALABAMA HAS PASSED COACH RICHT TO MAKE UGA THE 4TH BEST TEAM IN OUR CONFERENCE, NEVER MIND ALL THE TEAMS IN THE OTHER CONFERENCES WHO ALSO ARE BETTER THAN COACH RICHT IN THE COACH RICHT ERA.

“Sans the Mythical NC UGA has an equal or better record than Fla.”

END YOUR QUOTE LIES NOT IN CAPS patrick.

LIAR. FLORIDA HAS A BETTER RECORD IN THE COACH RICHT ERA THAN UGA, AND SO TOO DOES LSU, AND NOW ALABAMA HAS PASSED US TOO. UGA IN THE COACH RICHT ERA NOW TODAY IS THE 4TH BEST TEAM IN OUR OWN CONFERENCE.

THAT AIN’T GREAT AND YOU SIR ARE A LIAR. NEVER MIND THE LITTLE SUBLIMINAL STATEMENT OF YOURS THAT WE ARE TO DISREGARD FLORIDA HAS 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1996 AND UGA 0 IN 3 DECADES. HOW THE LIVING HELL CAN YOU DISREGARD THAT patrick ? HOW THE LIVING HELL CAN YOU DISREGARD THE 10 HUGE BIG SEC 10 BOWL WINS OVER THE VERY TOP-RANKED OF FOOTBALL TEAMS IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, AND UGA NONE OF THOSE EITHER ?

LSU 4 HUGE BIG WINS IN HUGE BIG MAJOR BOWL GAMES WINS OVER THE VERY TOP-RANKED OF FOOTBALL TEAMS IN COACH RICHT ERA, COACH RICHT 0.

FLORIDA 4 HUGE BIG WINS IN HUGE BIG MAJOR BOWL GAMES WINS OVER THE VERY TOP-RANKED OF FOOTBALL TEAMS IN COACH RICHT ERA, COACH RICHT 0.

AUBURN EVEN, HAS A HUGE BIG WIN IN A HUGE BIG MAJOR BOWL GAME WIN OVER THE VERY TOP-RANKED OF FOOTBALL TEAMS IN COACH RICHT ERA, COACH RICHT 0.

ALABAMA NOW TOO, HAS A HUGE BIG WIN IN A HUGE BIG MAJOR BOWL GAME WIN OVER THE VERY TOP-RANKED OF FOOTBALL TEAMS IN COACH RICHT ERA, COACH RICHT 0.

5 SEC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE COACH RICHT ERA, THEN WE ALL COME IN HERE patrick AND YOU FIGURED OUT THAT COACH RICHT IS IN FACT THE BEST.

B.S.

YOU CAN COME IN HERE AND SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT patrick. I DO NOT MIND YOU PICKING ON ME. BUT I WILL BE DAMNED IF YOU ARE GOING TO COME IN HERE AND LIE TO ME patrick AND THINK YOU WILL GET AWAY WITH IT patrick.

Tuesday Links 26Jan « Leather Helmet Blog

January 26th, 2010
6:08 am

[...] Is Richt waiting for Travis Jones? Former UGA player Travis Jones, roundly rumored recently as a candidate for a spot on the Bulldogs’  coaching staff, is New Orleans’ assistant defensive line coach. Jones is in his second season with the Saints  after previously coaching under Nick Saban with LSU and the Miami Dolphins.  Jones’  coaching career began in 1997 as a graduate assistant at UGA, where he played on the defensive line (1990-94).  A lot of Bulldogs fans would love to see him fill the UGA staff’s remaining opening for a linebackers coach (he worked with the outside linebackers in Miami for a couple of years, by the way.) [...]

agdawg

January 26th, 2010
6:28 am

Messenger,

Kinda worried about your posting at 4:55 with such vermin. Take a chill pill and enjoy the day! GO DAWGS!!!!

Coach Saban

January 26th, 2010
6:46 am

Anybody know who Patrick is? Seems serious, he is about to give messenger an aneurysm. Some body tell Patrick to back off before its too late.

Jakar’s statement does make him sound like a dangerous nut job. Hope he doesn’t injure Ga players in the preseason. II he were my player his tongue would be gone and we would give it back once we were confident his brain figured out how to use it.

.

January 26th, 2010
6:50 am

Messenger = BuLLdawg…..bar back who is miffed at the end of his work shift because none of the party going women in the clubs pay him any attention, and actually laugh at him. Poor guy! He can hear their giggles.

Happydawg

January 26th, 2010
6:52 am

I have thought all along that Travis Jones was a likely choice in filling out UGA’s coaching staff. Travis is a great recruiter, coach and person. Could not be happier if he comes back to UGA. He is an excellent fit with Grantham and the UGA players, plus he WANTS to come back to UGA.

dap01

January 26th, 2010
7:40 am

Everyone chill on the hard hitting safety. I did not pick up on all of that venon that you speak of. I heard a football player talk about hitting. Football is not politically correct.

Go Clinch

January 26th, 2010
7:50 am

i hear UGA is going after Clinch County’s Jim Dickerson to be the last defensive coach.

ghldawg

January 26th, 2010
8:36 am

Jones would make sense…no word on who the other coach will be or even any “rumors” of who is being asked. Jones is still with his team getting ready for the Superbowl and will be available the after the game (but unfortunately after Signing Day)

ES

January 26th, 2010
9:01 am

30-24 HA HA HA

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

January 26th, 2010
9:04 am

MESSENGER = BuLLdawg = jack@ss = loser = boring as hell

matt r

January 26th, 2010
9:33 am

MESSENGER, what are you trying to say?

Bremen Dawg

January 26th, 2010
9:34 am

Thats what you want a safety to do is what Jakar Hamilton is saying. Lets see it on the field.

Bremen Dawg

January 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Messenger

You are complete freaking idiot. You must live inside the perimeter of Atlanta, probably the piedmont park area.

Pull My Finger

January 26th, 2010
9:55 am

Sounds like Messenger needs some prune juice……….

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gary Wilkerson and Georgia Bulldogs-UGA, Theo Joyner. Theo Joyner said: Safety Jakar Hamilton enrolled at UGA this month from Georgia Military College and joined off-season workouts with… http://bit.ly/5LUytO [...]

True Fan

January 26th, 2010
10:14 am

Messenger: UGA has no control on where their opponents finish. Many of these “fans” on here obviously do not remember Donnan and Goff. Richt is and will be the best coach for OUR team in the years to come. It is people like Messenger that stir up controversy when their is NONE to discuss. The message I get from Messenger is that he is an idiot and should not be payed attention to. GOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!!

True Fan

January 26th, 2010
10:17 am

As for Jakar Hamilton, GATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love to hear that.

smyrna-dawg

January 26th, 2010
10:37 am

Messenger,

Have you seen the Tebow ad ? I thought not; and if you are going to bring up social issues on a sports blog make sure you complete your thoughts. The verb to choose is a transitive verb and must have an object. So “what” are they choosing?

I suggest you not bring your politics to a sports blog. You just sound silly (on both counts).

SEC East Headlines – 1/26/10 | MrSEC.com

January 26th, 2010
10:46 am

[...] one remaining spot open on its defensive coaching staff… and a lot of Dawg fans would like to see former UGA player Travis Jones fill it.10.  Todd Grantham is in no rush to fill that position.11.  Mark Fox says he’s “talked [...]

MtPleasantDawg

January 26th, 2010
10:47 am

As much as I’d like to see the Travis Jones hire, I don’t think it will happen. He’s making $500,000 with the Saints. He’s in the NFL. On the best team. Of course, in the long shot that it does happen, it would be amazing. But I don’t see it happening.

NewnanDawg

January 26th, 2010
10:53 am

I stopped reading even the short posts by MESSENGER when he/she kept calling Trey Thompkins Trey Thompson – getting bad messages and not actually attending any games makes for bad post material.

On the blog topic, what a great week! Yata really works hard and I’m glad it’s paying off – same for Travis. Congrats to TL and I hope the Travis Jones rumors come to fruition. I think Hamilton is just excited about his opportunity – reading what people say instead of hearing it in person can make things sound bad when they are not intended that way.

Not on this blog, but I hope Robey sticks with UGA – it would be nice for he and his cousin (Carlton Thomas) to have family around and they could travel home together at breaks as well. I’m not at all worried about his height because of his jumping ability.

Go Dawgs!

MtPleasantDawg

January 26th, 2010
11:02 am

The Hit Man–love that attitude.

The Hit Man has to be excited about playing for Lakotas.

Lakotas held South Carolina to 7 points. Charlie Strong’s defense gave up 14 to South Carolina.

pi$$onatechie

January 26th, 2010
11:13 am

Messenger,
you are retarded! have no doubt about it

Nick

January 26th, 2010
11:32 am

I like Jakar already!

dawgrific

January 26th, 2010
12:11 pm

Oh my, when one forgets to take their meds we all suffer aye!?
Go Dawgs!! I am pumped about b-ball, and as always, I can’t wait for football. GO Colts, as I can’t have the Saints win a bowl before my Falcons. Is it just me, or is Peyton gonna SHRED that porous Saints d?!

Yellow Fuzz

January 26th, 2010
12:27 pm

45-42 (in Sanford Bowl)
13th in the NCAA
Beat Georgia, won ACC, played in BCS Bowl in first 2 years!

Troup Dawg

January 26th, 2010
12:51 pm

Messenger!! You are a damn dumba__!! There is a tree in Piedmont Park that needs a hug….Idiot panzie!!

Spike

January 26th, 2010
1:35 pm

YellowFuzz.. IS that all you have got? Lame, very lame. UGA-30. ACC Champs-24. All that is so last year.

AltamahaDawg

January 26th, 2010
2:08 pm

If ever there was a title begging for a musical highlight reel montage, its “Rambo and the Hitman”.

Dawg in Cali

January 26th, 2010
2:18 pm

messenger, i guess you have something on your mind, huh?

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Hypnotic Hypnosis, Tim Tucker. Tim Tucker said: Emptying the UGA notebook, from Travis Jones to Travis Leslie http://bit.ly/4Zvivp [...]

patrick

January 26th, 2010
2:28 pm

Fact:………UGA was 12-1 in 2002
.
Fact ………Fla was 12-1 in 2006
.
Fact ………Not UGAs fault there were 2 unbeatens that year. “unlucky”
.
Fact……….Not Flas credit that there was only one unbeaten in 2006. “Lucky”
.
Fact:………Luck had more to do with Fla getting invited to the BCS than whether Fla was more deserving to go to a NC with identical records.
.
Fact:………No SEC team has ever lsot a NC game and if UGA would have been invited nothing indicates that it would have been different
.
Fact……….UGA has 2 SEC titles..same as Fla in last 9 years and equal wins over all.
.
Fact……….UGA has been ranked more times top ten in last 9 years than any SEC team.
.
UGA 90 wins in 9 years no other SEC team has more.
.
UGA has 2 SEC titles…same as Fla
.
UGA has won 4 str8 bowls….more than any other SEC team.
.
UGA has won 11 of last 13 bowls…more than any team tied with LSU and more than FLA
.
UGA has won 8 or more games in last 13 years…more than any other team.
.
UGA has been ranked more times in top ten than any SEC team over last 9 years.
.
UGA is clearly as good or better than any SEC team over last 9 years.
.
PERIOD.

patrick

January 26th, 2010
2:30 pm

UGA 43 wins over Fla
.
Fla 36 wins over UGA
.
UGA 14 SEC titles
.
FLA 8 SEC titles
.
UGA has more bowl wins
.
UGA has more over all wins
.
UGA has been to more bowls
.
UGA has been ranked more
.
UGA has all time ranking of 11…Fla has all time ranking of 35