Da’Rick Rogers-Bacarri Rambo war of words (and other stuff)

Oct. 9 continues to loom larger. That’s the date of the Georgia-Tennessee football game, which became the most compelling on UGA’s 2010 schedule the moment Derek Dooley was named the Vols’ coach. Now, there’s the added storyline of Da’Rick Rogers, the Calhoun High wide receiver who broke a 7-month commitment to Georgia to sign with Tennessee last week, potentially playing against the Dogs and encountering UGA safety Bacarri Rambo.

Rogers and Rambo have been going at it a bit on Facebook and Twitter since last week.

It started with a Facebook status update by Rambo, who wrote: “Bacarri Rambo thinks [it] is messed up how all of UGA high school commitments back out on us but I’m telling you now when I catch you on the field I’m going to knock fire from you.”

Rogers responded Saturday on Twitter:  “Who is Bacarri Rambo?”

Then from Rambo on Twitter: “Tell Darick ‘pretty boy’ Rogers he doesn’t have to know me but I bet he will feel me!! Lol”

Then from Rogers: “don’t worry about me ha … that’s your choice … last time i checked a big hit =’s you getting knocked out.”

Rambo: “I compete against the best receiver in the nation everyday at practice. Why should i worry about that guy.”

OK, on to other stuff:

– Saturday night’s crowd at Stegeman Coliseum wasn’t huge (an announced 8,131), but it was spirited and it again showed that the Dogs can enjoy a significant home-court advantage in the old building. “Everyone said when I came we need a new place,” UGA coach Mark Fox said after the victory over Vandy. “Heck, no, we don’t need a new place! We just need great fans like we had tonight and the right effort.”

– The approximately $12 million in Stegeman renovations approved by UGA’s Athletic Board last week won’t affect the seating bowl, but will make a   dramatic difference in the concourses and the exterior appearance.

– Interesting game Saturday. Georgia scored 23 points in the first half, the Bulldogs’  second fewest in any half this season, and 49 in the second half, their most in any half this season. The Dogs’ ball-handling, lousy in the first half, improved in the second.

– Of Georgia’s six SEC losses, four have been by four points or fewer.

– And the Georgia men’s tennis program continued its 21-year winning streak against Georgia Tech on Sunday. The Bulldogs beat the Yellow Jackets 5-2 at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility in Athens -– Georgia’s 24th consecutive victory over the Yellow Jackets dating back to 1989. Georgia is a mind-boggling 50-1 vs. Tech in men’s tennis since 1969.

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Mr Me

February 7th, 2010
10:06 pm

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RAmbo

February 7th, 2010
10:08 pm

Rambo is going to tear that pretty boy up. Especially when those crappy QB’s TN has are overthrowing him over the middle haha

RAmbo

February 7th, 2010
10:09 pm

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Mr Me

February 7th, 2010
10:10 pm

Wow not a big fan of people pointing out first, but this is my first time being so. I think most players are going to find out who Rambo is this next season, I always wondered why Rambo didnt start over Evans you could tell he was head and shoulders above him. But thats the whole seniority thing that Martinez was big on.

Dylan

February 7th, 2010
10:18 pm

I hope Rambo lights him up on the field next year. I can’t wait. Get em Bacarri.

HUNKER DOWN

February 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

DEAR DAWGS,

YOU CAN EITHER TALK OR GET IN THE WIEGHT ROOM AND LET UT FELL IT. WHATS IT GOING TO BE? SICKEM

Asheville Dawg

February 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

Tear his head off Rambo!!!

Justin Janssen

February 7th, 2010
10:21 pm

Georgia doesn’t need Da’Rick, this guy is a locker room disaster

Bubba

February 7th, 2010
10:22 pm

From what i have heard………..DaRick is SOFT…………we didn’t need him………we have GREAT receivers that will show out and we will get more next year when it counts…………….

Joseph

February 7th, 2010
10:23 pm

Who is Rambo? He plays for what team?

hind tit

February 7th, 2010
10:23 pm

do your talking on the field.

Dawgdad

February 7th, 2010
10:25 pm

youda man, Bacarri.

Bubba

February 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

Joseph………where have u been………………you must not know a whole lot about the UGA roster…………

VolsRule

February 7th, 2010
10:26 pm

Advice to RAMBO – keep your head down ….your mouth shut…and work hard son. getting beat 3 of the last 4 years by the Vols – all by BIG BLOW-OUT – should be motivation enough. Keep your mouth shut and do something on the field.

Advice to ROGERS – get your academics in order – and get into school – before you mouth off. Second – the best reply is NO reply – let your PLAY do the talking – and we you do something great – act like you have done it before.

GDAWG n Bethlehem

February 7th, 2010
10:27 pm

Wow! Who is Bacarri Rambo??? Who the heck are you? When your head snaps back from inexplicable inertia next fall and you don’t know who you are… ask who Bacarri is then, tool! Georgia’s defense is going to own you and the rest of the SEC for a looooonnnnngggg time! If you need references look at UConn and Vandy in 2009. Nobody wanted to go across the middle on those two defenses. There’s one HUGE difference…UGA has MUCH better talent. I honestly feel sorry for you and the SEC. Time for UGA’s redemption. Derick Dooly…REALLY????????

Winchester

February 7th, 2010
10:29 pm

gt

February 7th, 2010
10:30 pm

so much for uga just being a bunch of dumb rednecks good at football. they’re good at country club sports too.

dixie

February 7th, 2010
10:30 pm

tennis???….. really?…. how bout womens gym team…..

Red Clay Hound

February 7th, 2010
10:31 pm

Cease with the banter – TR said it best a long time ago “Walk softly but carry a big stick” – bust your can during mat drills and be ready when the opportunity arrives – talk is cheap – deliver on the field and your message will be clear – without words. Go Dawgs.

MiamiDawg

February 7th, 2010
10:33 pm

Gotta love the attitude.

I’m hoping that the rest of the D brings the same to every game.

LOL

February 7th, 2010
10:34 pm

Grainger…LMAO!! BTW, this isn’t a major metropolitan newspaper, it’s the equivilant of the Georgia Perimeter College student newspaper.

Dawgstyle

February 7th, 2010
10:34 pm

Da’dick Mr Rogers has more to worry about than Rambo….”The Hitman” !! He’ll feel plenty of pain after getting tag teamed by Rambo and Hamilton!!

GDAWG n Bethlehem

February 7th, 2010
10:34 pm

VolsRule, you can’t be on this post! Derrick Dooley is your new head coach…have you seen his record? You are right on one aspect though. Georgia has to prove it on the field. If you’d like I’ll buy your tickets for this year’s game. It’s going to be fun for the DAWGS and a nightmare for the Volunqueers! Get ready for another Hobnail boot…just not as close as that game was.

H

February 7th, 2010
10:36 pm

Da’Rick is a loser. Just like his new head coach…who was 4-8 last year at a WAC school. How are UT fans not furious that you got a coach with a losing, regressing record in the WAC who couldn’t cut it as a lawyer so got his famous daddy to find him a job?

TheItalianDawg

February 7th, 2010
10:36 pm

Folks, this case about the thug Rogers is not just like some player wasn’t sure and has change of heart! no sir, 2 days before signing day he said he is all dawg and Georgia has nothing to be worry about, then he waited until the last day and then he pulled the trigger, he planned it that way all the time to cause the most damage. Georgia will have some welcome plan for him but Im certain he will fake an injury so stay on the sideline

NCDAWG

February 7th, 2010
10:38 pm

Rambo will never touch Rogers. How can he when Rogers will never see any PT in 2010!!

HUNKER DOWN

February 7th, 2010
10:39 pm

LETS SEE ONE COACH WHO WON A NC AT UT WAS RUN OFF. NEXT YEAR HC RUNS OFF. WHAT WILL THIS YEAR BRING UT?

hobnail

February 7th, 2010
10:39 pm

please take twitter away from these kids. its just something else to draw negative attention to your team. just adds another log to the “no class in sports fire”. rambo, stop talking trash and knock his head off come oct. Go Dawgs!!!!!!

Mikey

February 7th, 2010
10:40 pm

UGA will finally have some good safeties next year. Martinez is gone, and we’ve replaced him with one of the top secondary coaches in the nation. No more wasting talent! Rambo, Hamilton, and Ogletree should all get playing next season and tear it up unlike Bryan Evans.

NCDAWG

February 7th, 2010
10:40 pm

AMEN, Hobnail!!!!

Dr. Phil

February 7th, 2010
10:40 pm

Please child!

Austin Powers

February 7th, 2010
10:41 pm

clown

February 7th, 2010
10:41 pm

ripped up like rambo

skydawg

February 7th, 2010
10:42 pm

Seriously Tim, do you get all of your material off of UGAsports.com or just 98% of it. You are as pathetic as Schultz. Can you not come up with your own material or scoop? The Rambo/Rogers thing is almost verbatim of a post in the Dawgvent earlier today. It’s really pathetic. But I’d expect no less from the AJC.

UGA98

February 7th, 2010
10:42 pm

DaRick’s changing schools and letting others make the decision for him speaks for itself. Wish the kid the best but ya gotta be your own man and make quality decisions, not last minute ones based on emotion and swaying words.

CANINE NONSENSE

February 7th, 2010
10:43 pm

APPARENTLY RAMBONE TOOK ONE TO MANY LICK’S TO HIS NOGGIN’!!! TYPICAL CMR “DODO PUNK CHUMP” TALKIN’ SMACK!!! REMEMBER……YOU CAN’T SPELL THUG WITHOUT…..ALTOGETHER NOW……UG!!!!!

Bama Bill

February 7th, 2010
10:46 pm

Coaches need to put a stop to this rubbish – Thank goodness Bama players are not part of this mess ! Saban would have an immediate answer !

FL Dawg

February 7th, 2010
10:46 pm

Volsrul, a very good post. Both players need to keep silent, take care of their own business and show up for the game. Both need to take care of grades, improve their strength and conditioning, stay out of trouble and then they can get about business on Oct. 9th.

I will say I am glad players for UGA have some pride, they just need to take care of their business without posting any locker room material.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

February 7th, 2010
10:47 pm

Time will tell – in ‘10 both teams will breaking in a new QB.

GDAWG n Bethlehem

February 7th, 2010
10:47 pm

I’m not quite sure why there is even a concern. UGA has Green, White, Brown, Charles,Troupe, Wooten, Bradberry and Figgins. Rogers would have had a VERY tough time making the starting lineup with these guys in front of him. I saw his play in the Underarmor game and wasn’t all that impressed. I wish him good luck. I know he and his best friend went to Tennessee with the hope of playing with each other! UGA wishes you well.

59bulldawg

February 7th, 2010
10:48 pm

Sic ‘em Rambo!

That70sGAdawg

February 7th, 2010
10:57 pm

Rock on RAMBO !!!

7th Grade FBall Prospect

February 7th, 2010
11:00 pm

Tim,

Please don’t check my Facebook status to see what I said about Billy from PE. He might take my lunch money tomorrow.

GDAWG n Bethlehem

February 7th, 2010
11:01 pm

When Da’Rick Rogers feet and toes switch positions due to a tremendous hit from a UGA DBack in 2010 I’ll be interested to hear his comments. Rogers has not stepped on the field against SEC talent. He is a talented young High School prospect. What do you think his underwear will look like the night before his game at UGA? I’ll keep you in my prayers young man. Don’t talk crap to SEC DB’s when you haven’t played against them. That is like kicking a lion before you are thrown in the ring with them. I truly feel sorry for you… Time to let the BIG DAWGS EAT!!!!!!!!

TennesseeTuxedo

February 7th, 2010
11:01 pm

I’m sure that Rogers is shaking in his shoes at the thought of this guy. /sarcasmoff

Bride of Chucky Knapp

February 7th, 2010
11:06 pm

Okay, you Vols fans need to wrap it up, the library is closing. You can come back at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning and use the computers then.

bpollo

February 7th, 2010
11:08 pm

All high school players should learn the true definition of commitment before making one. There was a time when a person’s work was worth something.

Courtney

February 7th, 2010
11:15 pm

Sad thing is Rogers got paid off in a lifetime of Laminate Flooring. Should have held out for the real stuff.

GDAWG n Bethlehem

February 7th, 2010
11:15 pm

Tennessee Tuxedo,

Are you willing to pass what you are smoking? That has to be expensive stuff! I know you think because UGA got beaten by your THUGS, oh I mean inmates (Orange is just so much fun!) in 2009 you think they will win again in 2010. I have two words for you….Derrick Dooley. I hope you are hunting during the 2010 UGA/TN football game. That will be your only relaxation that day!

Bill

February 7th, 2010
11:16 pm

This kind of BS is exactly why some people don’t support UGA. The kid was great till he decide to go to UT. Now you talk trash, Rambo ? you need to shut up and let your playing do the talking. I ‘m sure Coach Richt don’t like this crap.