The dreaded mat drills begin (and other notes)

– Today was the most dreaded day of the year for Georgia’s football players: the start of mat drills, the legendary off-season workouts designed to severely test physical and mental endurance.

“We had mat drills this morning at 5:45,” A.J. Green reported via Twitter. “Legs are gonna . . . then I have test today at 9:05 . . . yep the life of a student athlete.”

He later tweeted that the test went well. But as for the exhausting mat drills?  “Can’t wait to get n bed.”

– I’m sure Georgia’s men’s basketball team (1-5 in the SEC) would rather have victories than praise, but after losing by a point at South Carolina on Saturday, the Bulldogs got high praise from Gamecocks coach Darrin Horn on the SEC teleconference today. “They’ve got to be the best one-win team in any conference in the country right now,” Horn said of the Dogs. “They are really hard to play against. . . . They have been in a legitimate position to win almost every one of their games.”

– Horn said Trey Thompkins “is a very difficult matchup one-on-one for anybody in our league.” He called Travis Leslie “an athletic freak . . . a guy that is capable athletically of just about anything and uses it very well.”

– Not sure anybody saw this coming when UGA’s women’s basketball team upset Tennessee 12 days ago. The Lady Dogs (18-1 after beating Tennessee) have lost three games in a row since.

– UGA’s Claude Felton passes along this note:  Only two people have won the National Football Foundation’s Campbell Trophy, which is awarded annually to college football’s top scholar-athlete, and gone on to play on a team that reached the Super Bowl.  They are Peyton Manning and Matt Stinchcomb. Stinchcomb won the Campbell Trophy at Georgia in 1998 and reached the Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders.  Matt’s brother, Jon, is playing in this year’s game for New Orleans against Manning’s Indianapolis Colts.

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140 comments Add your comment

me

February 1st, 2010
7:45 pm

can do man

February 1st, 2010
7:45 pm

Oakland Raiders? huh??

me

February 1st, 2010
7:46 pm

me

February 1st, 2010
7:48 pm

I am pretty sure its the Saints, good catch “can do man”

Q

February 1st, 2010
7:49 pm

Yea. The Oakland Raiders played Tampa Bay in the Superbowl in 2000 and Stinchcomb was on that team.

me

February 1st, 2010
7:50 pm

Q

February 1st, 2010
7:52 pm

Nope. Jon played for the Saints and Matt played for the Raiders.

VolsRule

February 1st, 2010
7:58 pm

Ha! Those mat drills have really helped UGA against Tennessee!

UGA has lost 3 of the last 4 by BLOW OUT!!!! – and Tennessee was down cycling – should bottom out this year as that program is getting momentum.

I know this – we are totally out recruiting UGA – in Georgia!!!! (but so is Auburn …… and Florida and Alabama just come in pick a few – and leave!)

Uga program is sliding!!

jackhammer

February 1st, 2010
7:58 pm

Louie, are you out there? Have you decided to leave the pups alone? You’re scared, aren’t you?

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:02 pm

You AH’s just lost another 4 star recuit (Telvin Smith to FSU)

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:03 pm

Volsrule….. shut up. Your screen name is laughable.

Tim Tucker

February 1st, 2010
8:04 pm

I’ve added a bit more detail to the note about Matt Stinchcomb and Peyton Manning. Hopefully it will clear up the confusion.

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:04 pm

jackhammer,

I’m scared of you and all your furry friends.

#2 BAMA FAN

February 1st, 2010
8:04 pm

UT fan talking crap to the dawg nation!! I bet he has a boy blunder poster on the wall in his bedroom!!
RTR

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:05 pm

It seems every school is closing strong except georgia. What’s up w/ that?

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:06 pm

What’s happening at georgia?

Very little in the way of football I’ll tell you that

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:09 pm

Congratulations to Yellow Fuzz. Just named as the most likely to comment on a Dawg blog. I bet you would love it if there was anything news worthy on the Tech side. What a sad life.

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:10 pm

Looks like georgia’s recruiting class ranks sixth in the SEC. Hahahahaha. Can everyone say Papa John’s Bowl 2010?

me

February 1st, 2010
8:11 pm

thanks for clearin that up TIm
do you have any idea why Georgia is loosing so many recruits to other schools, it’s embarassing

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:11 pm

rEdman,

Our coaches can coach. That’s why we don’t need to hide behind top 5 recruiting classes. Looks like your coaches better start doing the same.
Hahahahahahahahahaha

me

February 1st, 2010
8:12 pm

Yellow Fuzz,
I would like to remind you

30-24
thats all I have to say

me

February 1st, 2010
8:14 pm

O and another thing Yellow Fuzz

8-2
you know what that is…
the GA v. GA tech record this decade in football, you can talk when you beat us 8 out of 10 times in a decade

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:14 pm

me

February 1st, 2010
8:11 pm
thanks for clearin that up TIm
do you have any idea why Georgia is loosing so many recruits to other schools, it’s embarassing

It’s the AH fan base. Toooooooooooooooooooooooo much pressure trying to please those you can’t please. How would you feel if you saw 20,000 people leaving the stadium when you were only down by six? You AH’s brought it on yourselves. You deserve it and I’m glad it stings!

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:14 pm

Fuzz,

How’d that coaching work for you against the Dawgs and mighty Iowa? Next!!!!

me

February 1st, 2010
8:19 pm

Our fans our hard to please because they expect a National Contending team
yours on the other hand…. expect well…
LESS

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:22 pm

me

February 1st, 2010
8:12 pm
Yellow Fuzz,
I would like to remind you

30-24
thats all I have to say

Maybe you guys should try getting up for more than one gamne a year. lol. Congrats on your season’s signature win. LOL. I know it made your pathetic life. Too bad it only got you the Shreveport Bowl. LOL. All I have to say is
1. We won OUR conference Championship while you didn’t come remotely close to even playing for yours
2. WE were invited to the BCS Orange Bowl. I hope you can hear me. Not Outback and sure as heck not Shreveport, but BCS ORANGE BOWL.
3. We finished being ranked 13th nationally.
4. Hahahahahahahahahaha!
5. See you between the hedges little man (((45-42))) hahahahaha

brooks

February 1st, 2010
8:23 pm

Is there any chance Rogers signs with the dawgs

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:24 pm

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:14 pm
Fuzz,

How’d that coaching work for you against the Dawgs and mighty Iowa? Next!!!!

rEdman,

We lost by 6 & 10. How did yours do against LSU, Tennessee and Florida?

me

February 1st, 2010
8:24 pm

congrats on your only win against us since 2000
savor it

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:26 pm

rEdman,

“Mighty Iowa finished the season ranked 8th in the nation. YOU finished one Bobby Bowden vote shy of being tied with 60 other teams for 119th (last)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

TUCK FECH

February 1st, 2010
8:27 pm

DAWGS 60 wins tech 39

WE RUN THIS STATE!

TheItalianDawg

February 1st, 2010
8:30 pm

VolsRule, yeah we lost 3 of the last 4 but you lost 7 of the last 10 so I think your point is as stupid as it gets

TEE

February 1st, 2010
8:30 pm

UGA OWNS TECH!! I KNOW THAT HURTS FUZZY.

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:30 pm

A win is a win regardless of the point spread. We beat you at your house, quite convincingly. Therefor, you have NO bragging rights until you beat us which as history shows will be anywhere from 8-10 years from now. By the way, your frequency of commenting on our blogs is borderline stalking.

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:31 pm

me

February 1st, 2010
8:24 pm
congrats on your only win against us since 2000
savor it

Can’t speak for Gailey and the guy before him but Paul Johnson’s tech is 1-2 against you AH’s and looking forward to returning to Stampford Stadium-our home away from home ((((45-42)))) hahahahahahahaha!

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:36 pm

Edman

February 1st, 2010
8:30 pm
A win is a win regardless of the point spread. We beat you at your house, quite convincingly. Therefor, you have NO bragging rights until you beat us which as history shows will be anywhere from 8-10 years from now. By the way, your frequency of commenting on our blogs is borderline stalking.

lol. I’ve got bragging rights any time I damn well chose to exercise them. Who died and put you in charge of the fan rules committee? MORON!

Hey Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:37 pm

How was your senior year at Woodward? LOSER!! Not even old enough to drink!! hahaha!! how sad!!

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:38 pm

“borderline stalking”? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:42 pm

Hey I tell you what AH’s. If it makes you feel better about losing recruits left and right and taking 6 weeks to finally find a DC that wouldn’t turn you down, go ahead and vent your frustration on me. I can certainly handle it. Hahahahaha

Hey Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:43 pm

You’re dismissed.

TUCK FECH

February 1st, 2010
8:46 pm

Yellow Fuzz try doing something like filling that High School stadium instead of Obsessing over the DAWGS Blog!

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:46 pm

Hey Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:37 pm
How was your senior year at Woodward? LOSER!! Not even old enough to drink!! hahaha!! how sad!!

I have no idea what you are talking about. And if I were a dog fan under the age of 21 I’d sure as heck find a way to drown my sorrows some how especially the last 2 years (45-42 & 24-30)! No way could I have gone to Shreveport sober if I were a dog fan. Hahahahahahaha

TEE

February 1st, 2010
8:47 pm

Fuzz is a high schooler? Now that makes sense!

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:49 pm

TEE

February 1st, 2010
8:47 pm
Fuzz is a high schooler? Now that makes sense!

Don’t believe everything you “write” dude

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:52 pm

TEE

February 1st, 2010
8:30 pm
UGA OWNS TECH!! I KNOW THAT HURTS FUZZY.

georgia rents. Yellow Fuzz OWNS you Tee

me

February 1st, 2010
8:54 pm

WOW! Fuzz is getting exposed tonight. ouch. time to sign off!

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:55 pm

Where did all you AH’s go? Tails ticked between your legs?

Hmmmm. Maybe I should join the debate team here at Tech.

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:56 pm

Talk to you AH’s tomorrow! Hahahahaha. Hope you don’t lose any more recruits before then. Hahahahaha

Yellow Fuzz

February 1st, 2010
8:57 pm

(((((((((( Shreve-Port ))))))))))

hind tit

February 1st, 2010
9:07 pm

yellow fuzz has found something he’s good at. digging worms