Dogs’ Bacarri Rambo calls truce in feud with Vols signee Da’Rick Rogers

ATHENS –  Bacarri Rambo is ready to call a truce in his much-publicized war of words with Da’Rick Rogers.

“I’m going to try to be the better man,” Rambo said this afternoon, “and just let that die down and not say anything to him.”

UGA safety Rambo and Tennessee signee Rogers  went at it on Facebook and Twitter earlier this month after Rogers, the  heavily recruited wide receiver,  reneged on his verbal commitment to Georgia and signed with the Vols.  The exchange started with a Facebook update by Rambo, who wrote that it “is messed up how  all of UGA high school commitments back out on us but I’m telling you now that when I catch you on the field I’m going to knock fire from you.”  Rogers responded on Twitter: “Who is Bacarri Rambo?” Then Rambo returned the volley, and back and forth it went.

Rambo said today he didn’t intend the exchange to get personal.

“I mean, I wasn’t really directly talking to him,” Rambo said. “It was just something I was saying, like, I was shocked that you would say you were going to one school and then you change your mind at the last time and go to another school.

“It wasn’t directed to him. As a matter of fact, it was directed to no one. I was confused and curious why they do stuff like that. If he wanted to think it was him,  well, I can’t stop him from thinking that. So it’s whatever.”

Rambo said most of his Twitter posts are uncontroversial: “I tweet everyday to tell people that follow me what I’m doing, like ‘I’m going to class,’ ‘I’m working out,’ ‘I’m about to go to sleep.’”

Back to football: Rambo spoke excitedly about his off-season work and Georgia’s new defensive backs coach, Scott Lakatos.

“I take notes on everything he says, know[ing] it’ll help me out in the long run,” Rambo said. “It’s a whole lot different, especially with the footwork Coach Lakatos is teaching us. Most of the people in the NFL run the same thing Coach Lakatos is teaching us. . . . I’ll imagine myself making more plays this year.”

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127 comments Add your comment

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:58 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:58 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:58 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:59 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:59 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
2:59 pm

DawgInLex

February 25th, 2010
3:00 pm

that’s as high as I can count

Dawg Fud

February 25th, 2010
3:08 pm

What is twitter?

NewnanDawg

February 25th, 2010
3:08 pm

Did you mean more “plays” this year instead of plans? We need the secondary to make a lot more plays, so I hope this comes true for all of them.

Go Dawgs!

Dawg Fud

February 25th, 2010
3:09 pm

Newnan,

i assume that is a typo

Tim Tucker

February 25th, 2010
3:10 pm

NewnanDawg: Yes, the word should be “plays.” I corrected that. Thanks.

KC DAWG

February 25th, 2010
3:11 pm

wow, I am sure Richt had something to do with this being toned down, but gosh I hope Da’Dingleberry is playing as a frosh against us. I am sure he will get licked.

Herschel Talker

February 25th, 2010
3:13 pm

Two imbeciles. Why can’t these young, foolish morons learn to shut up and just play football?

Da' Hype

February 25th, 2010
3:16 pm

Good for Rambo.

Hit him clean & hard, if he gets a start with Tenn, whihc is doubtful, let him know how you feel there.

Da’ Hype is over-hyped and like Rambo said, can’t keep his word, so his teammates won’t be able to count on him when he says something in the future.

spanky

February 25th, 2010
3:18 pm

So, what do you get from posting “first”? Seriously, even the jokes about it are lame!

Anyway, I think a little bit of personal rivalry is healthy up to a point. I’m glad Bacarri decided to switch his focus to learning better technique! Lakatos is one of the best secondary coaches, and we have sorely needed him for a while! I’m excited about our defense, and what the new staff can do with them! Go Dawgs!!

Vol Fan

February 25th, 2010
3:21 pm

I went on twitter and asked Da’Rick what Nash bought him for Valentine’s Day since he got Nash a division 1 scholarship, he didn’t reply.

Jaaarvis Hayeeeessss

February 25th, 2010
3:22 pm

spanky has obviously never been first

icedawg

February 25th, 2010
3:22 pm

The less mouth and more performance on the field the better.

Tim

February 25th, 2010
3:25 pm

I’m glad Rambo stopped with the Twitter back and forth. I’m all for a little trash talking, but that was getting a little old. Settle it on the field…

Can’t wait for Spring!

RxDawg

February 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

“I tweet everyday to tell people that follow me what I’m doing, like ‘I’m going to class,’ ‘I’m working out,’ ‘I’m about to go to sleep.’”

Ok, could somebody please tell me why the hell is tweeting so popular? I’m not that old, but I really just don’t get tweets.

thrash223

February 25th, 2010
3:37 pm

It’s easy to “be the bigger man” a month after talking trash like a middle school kid on a public forum. Oh, and it was not “intended” to be personal, my pasty white butt. It was in direct response to Da’Rick’s decision, He’s just trying to act innocent now. If you want to act like a man, admit it and move on.

Rambo came out of this looking like a cry-baby to everyone not rooting for the leghumpers. After the first 3 plays of the Tenn game none of this will matter. UGAg’s players should worry about beating the Vols on the field this season and not on facebook status fights.

superDawg

February 25th, 2010
3:39 pm

Duh’rick going to get Duh’flattened!

40Capt

February 25th, 2010
3:40 pm

Hey Da’hype, was Da’Rick over-hyped before he changed his commitmment? Has UGA ever taken a player who had committed somewhere else 1st? If so did you criticize him for not being able to keep his word, and therefore could not have the trust of his teammates?

Vol Nation

February 25th, 2010
3:40 pm

You puppies are just jealous. Just because we recruit hardened criminals, give them Hummers and buy off their parents, just because you losers don’t do this doesn’t make you any better.

A Real Dawg

February 25th, 2010
3:44 pm

Some of you people on here are as bad as the Tech nerds, assuming you aren’t, with the first, second childishnish. You must hang on the internet waiting for some new story to be posted. :P athetic.
As for Rambo – showing what you can do is better than telling it, so let him know how you “feel” come October. In other words, let him “feel it”.

KD

February 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

Knock the crap out of Rogers, Rambo, then Jakari, then Ogletree, and everyone else who wants a turn. Had a guy in my office last week from Calhoun and he said everyone is pretty pissed off at him and things didn’t set to well from the Nance’s.

A Real Dawg

February 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

I have no idea how that smiley face and the word “athletic” got on my blog!

EW

February 25th, 2010
3:47 pm

If he was half the kid we thought he wouldn’t have backed out. Maybe I’m old school but your word is your word…UGA is better without him…and that ain’t sour grapes, it’s a fact. We don’t need dissenters. I wouldn’t have been mad at him if he came out ahead of time and said he changed his mind, but holding schools hostage with your committment and then leaving them high and dry is wrong…and that goes for ALL these kids, not just the UGA commits

Darick Rogers

February 25th, 2010
3:47 pm

thrash223,

Can you ask Lacey to give me a call. I haven’t been able to get in touch with her since before signing day. She told me we would get together again after I signed on the dotted line.

gdawginkalamazoo

February 25th, 2010
3:48 pm

RxDawg, I don’t get the twitter thing either. I guess some people don’t have better things to do, like blog all the time, like me.

Dawg stuck in Bham

February 25th, 2010
3:49 pm

Ask the Buford HS coaches what they think of Du’Rock…one catch for the entire state championship game…covered by a 5′7″ d-back all night that absolutely owned Du’Rock. Yes, we thought he was all that before he decommitted. But many that have played him say he’s not. After talking to his past opponents, I, for one, am glad he went to UT….and that’s not sour grapes, I assure you.

GA Dawg

February 25th, 2010
3:50 pm

Vol Nation, I am so jealous that your ex-coach chose a Pac 10 School over Vol Nation. I am so jealous that Former GA Player Muschamp turned Vol Nation down to remain a DC. I am so jealous that you had to hire Former Great Vince Dooley’s Son Derek who was not even .500 at a crappy school. Derek Dooley would not even be considered as a coordinator at UGA. I am so jealous that I cannot be fat a redneck and wear orange all at the same time. I am so jealous that I cannot go to the football game on saturday, hunt on sunday, and pick up trash all in my school colors. Darick Rogers made a big mistake, Rambo will put him in his place in Athens next year or maybe the ground.

Vol Fan

February 25th, 2010
3:52 pm

Sounds like Bulldogs are the real green eyed monster.

40Capt

February 25th, 2010
3:55 pm

Dawg stuck, what does that sat about UGA coaches if high school players/fans are better at evaluating talent than they are?

Da Blu One!

February 25th, 2010
4:10 pm

Ripped up like Rambo!!!

Check it out.

February 25th, 2010
4:12 pm

http://collegelunchboxes.com For the fan who thinks they have it all or seen it all. UGA
Classic Tin Lunchbox.

QUESTION

February 25th, 2010
4:14 pm

ir georgia only won 5 games in a year but those 5 were ga tech, florida, tenn, auburn, and south spurrier would CMR be on the hot seat? if tech only won 1 game a year and it was UGA would CPj be on the hot seat ?

Vol Nation

February 25th, 2010
4:21 pm

GA dog, I am jealous you got left at the altar by your first 3 choices for Def Coord and then had to overpay to get a guy that was fired by the Cleveland Browns! Cleveland? Really? You obviously are jealous that you can’t wear orange, but you sure as heck have the fat redneck part down like a hero. As for Rambo laying wood to anyone, the last time I saw the wood laid with him around, was Rambo getting rolled off the field like a ‘catore.

Saint Simons is my caddy!

February 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

Da’Rick hasn’t made academic requirements yet and at the rate he’s been skipping school lately I’m not sure he will. Yeah D it’s “me”…………whatcha gone do??

BAMA STAN

February 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

DawgInLex:

Get a life then get a job!

Decory Bryant

February 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Don’t worry, Derek Dooley was recommended by Nick Saban.

That means something in Athens, right?

Derek would stand up for his players long before CMR would. If you have any questions, please contact my attorney or myself.

Jon Koncak

February 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Jon Koncak

February 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

savannahdawg

February 25th, 2010
4:44 pm

screw the truce! just knock the crap out of him next game. take his helmet off Rambo!!!!

Joe

February 25th, 2010
4:46 pm

Way to mail it in today Tim.

†ired of talkin

February 25th, 2010
5:06 pm

Still haven’t heard so much talkin from a guy who hasn’t played a down since getting carted off the field, while unconscious, for the rest of the season.

†ired of talkin

February 25th, 2010
5:09 pm

It’s always obvious who can’t get a date when his online posts are in the double digits by the time most people leave work for home.

S FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

February 25th, 2010
5:12 pm

a lot of you people on here are ripping BR and DR for acting like middle school kids….take a look in the mirror! i almost can’t even ready these blogs on AJC because there’s hardly ever any intelligent comments…all either stupid a$$ people jumping in line to do who knows what with their first, second, third bs, and then the rest is a bunch of people talkin bout other people’s momma’s and how fat they are and even more stupid $h!t like that…grow up people!

i’m glad BR came out and stated that he’s moving on past this spat…the original tweet did have something to do with DR even if it wasn’t directed at him. DR acted like a little cry baby b!tc# in his comments back to BR….yeah, he and some other players got called out. he made the decision to change and he’s goin to have to deal with it, and he’s goin to find out what it’s like gettin hit by kids his own size real quick! he sure didn’t look like he wanted any part of it in the UU All American game… he sure looked like he was watchin all those kids commit to UF with those alligator arms of his. i’m sure he’s a good player but he hasn’t done a damn thing at the D1 level yet…ole’ BR sure as hell has. DR, until you play one down anywhere as a UT Vol i suggest you shut your damn mouth and concentrate on making your grades….

not many people in GA have any respect for DR and BR was just the one to come out and say something….good for him!

S. FL Chapter signin out….peace!

Dave In Tampa

February 25th, 2010
5:12 pm

Talk about beating a dead horse. This is an old story. Surely there are better Georgia Football interests out there than this one! Let’s talk about bringing Russ back for next year!

Joe

February 25th, 2010
5:12 pm

Same old crap…..why dont we get players at UGA that want to play football instead of smack talk….this bunch of players talk alot of smack but gets their butts whipped on the field. I am a long time dawg fan but I am sick and tired of the lack of discipline and commitment of this team. Shut up and play the game…..if we were half as good as we are talkinmg smack and dancing we would have won the NC by now…