Read all about it: Complete coverage of UGA’s loss to Mississippi State

A Sunday morning roundup of the AJC’s coverage of Georgia’s loss to Mississippi State:

My game story, which notes the Bulldogs are on their first three-game losing streak in 20 years:

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Bad turned to worse — much worse — for Georgia’s football team here Saturday night.

The Bulldogs lost their third consecutive game in an already ugly season, failing to score a touchdown until it was too late to matter and falling to Mississippi State 24-12.

The loss was Georgia’s first in Starkville since 1951 and first anywhere to Mississippi State since 1974, and it gave the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-3 SEC) their first three-game losing streak since 1990 and first 0-3 SEC record since 1993.

Jeff Schultz’s column, which notes the Dogs are 2-7 in their past nine SEC games:

… The Bulldogs are 0-3 in the SEC. They stand alone in the conference in that regard. Behind Mississippi State, behind Vanderbilt, behind the schools you used to joke about. They are no longer the team that can beat everybody except Alabama and Florida. They are the team that can lose to every team well below Alabama and Florida.

… This is about more than one assistant coach or one suspended player. Once again, Richt did not have his team ready to play. The Dogs should have played desperate. They didn’t. They certainly didn’t play smart or play well.

Paul Jones’ sidebar on Washaun Ealey’s latest goal-line debacle, which kept the Bulldogs from scoring a first-quarter touchdown:

STARKVILLE, Miss. — This time, Washaun Ealey’s fumble into the opponent’s end zone came in the first quarter. It was the second time that situation arose for Georgia’s sophomore tailback, and as in the South Carolina game, it was a critical play.

My notebook, which covers the return of a number of players from injury, the continued absence of A.J. Green, the cowbells and this nugget:

Georgia has more former players currently serving as captains of NFL teams than any other school.

That’s according to a report by the Dallas Morning News, which counted the colleges of the 124 players who were elected full-season captains by votes of their teammates on 26 NFL teams.

. . . “We have a great coach, a great leader at Georgia [in Mark Richt],” Matthew Stafford, a Detroit Lions captain, told the Dallas paper. “It probably rubs off on us.”

Transcript of Mark Richt’s post-game news conference, including this comment:

“But we’ve also got to look within, starting with me, as to the things that have kept us from having the success that we want. That’s what we’re going to do.”

And a photo gallery from the game, including this shot:

Mississippi State's Arceto Clark catches fourth-quarter TD pass in front of Georgia's Branden Smith (AP photo)

Mississippi State's Arceto Clark catches fourth-quarter TD pass in front of Georgia's Branden Smith (AP photo)

128 comments Add your comment

Thomas

September 26th, 2010
2:42 am

Great Coach! End of conversation!

Thomas

September 26th, 2010
2:45 am

Da got to beat dem gators! COUNTS………..U gotta live on da border 2 understand!

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Gregory

September 26th, 2010
6:11 am

A Change is Gonna Come

Gary

September 26th, 2010
6:20 am

one of the worst performances for the dawgs in a very long time. Ealey needs to be benched.All he had to do was reach out and put his hand on the ball in the endzone. The offensive line may have a wealth of experience but they ain’t very good!! Only bright spots, Murray and Durham. Bench the rest.

goober t weichshiner

September 26th, 2010
6:26 am

As a two-time graduate of UGA, I find myself pulling for Auburn each week. They are playing with passion. Also, I bought an orange Florida knit shirt at Publix yesterday. For real. Are you hearing me, Mike Adams? Where is the passion…the passion exhibited by Coach Erk Russell? This calm demeanor crap is driving me crazy.

dawgman

September 26th, 2010
6:51 am

At least we won’t have to worry about who is selling their bowl game jersey. There won’t BE a bowl game jersey.

at least we're a family

September 26th, 2010
7:11 am

rich’ts quote during his press conference sums it up….’at least we are a tight family.’
uh huh.

we are the waltons of college football when we need to be the supranos.

thanks, coach.

Artoris

September 26th, 2010
7:21 am

It’s bad karma. Ever since the Dawgs rushed on the field after the TD against UF in 2007 it’s been downhill. A small lack of discipline goes a long way.

mike

September 26th, 2010
7:45 am

discipline? there is no such word in richts vocabulary, or any of the coaching staff. i wouldnt give you a dollar for any of their jersies!

Jordan

September 26th, 2010
7:51 am

Had anyone else noticed that almost every game this year that someone had noted that Bobo has made “strange” or “conservative” play calls? Just saying, I think it’s time for someone else to call the plays.

Dawg in Kentucky

September 26th, 2010
8:03 am

Coach Richt stays. Keeps revamping the staff. Starting this week,
Coach Bobo becomes QB Coach. Coach Richt assumes OC role. The 3-4,
is it too complicated or do we not have the right personnel as some suggest?

jb

September 26th, 2010
8:03 am

This team plays with no emotion, uninspired, no discipline, and a look of not wanting to be there. Coach Richt has lost this team. But then again he looks like he does not want to be here. It is time to go bring Will Muschamp home

BoWeevil

September 26th, 2010
8:10 am

How do you cover that UGA is # 21 in wins since 2005 and # 22 if you add in Alabama less their 21 vacated wins

lewis

September 26th, 2010
8:27 am

WE ALL LOVE GEORGIA FOOTBALL,TO SIT HOME AND WATCH US PLAY THE WAY WE PLAYED LAST NITE IS HARD.SOME CHANGES HAVE TO BE MADE.I BOUGHT A 50 INCH HD FLAT SCREEN TV ,IT FELT LIKE I WAS ON THE FIELD WATCHING THE GAME.I TURNED IT OFF.

Dawg Days

September 26th, 2010
8:28 am

WOW – so hard to watch…thanks Murray and Durham…everybody else needs to look in the mirror…INCLUDING COACHES!!

chilidawg

September 26th, 2010
8:33 am

Something’s gotta give. In the earlier games, Murray played well enough for us to win but was failed by the rest of the offense. It is clear that they don’t believe in him. Either they need to come together as a team or we need to start playing Mason. I would prefer that they get with the program because I do believe that Murray could be a star in the SEC. I still think that LeMay pulls a Da’Rick on us even though he must be smiling along with his dad while watching UGA.

roughrider

September 26th, 2010
8:41 am

I watched a poorly coached team play MSU last night.

chilidawg

September 26th, 2010
8:46 am

Anybody got another UGA sneaks in the back door of the SECCG this week? C’mon let’s hear it!

BoWeevil

September 26th, 2010
8:53 am

I predict that Coach Richt QUITS.

UGAG is gitting the ncaa death penalty, he he ha ha

September 26th, 2010
8:53 am

LAST IN THE SEC!! HE HE HA HA

UGAG is gitting the ncaa death penalty, he he ha ha

September 26th, 2010
8:54 am

Mark’s Rectum to convert to Islam!

Lilburn Dawg

September 26th, 2010
8:55 am

JB…..I have said for the last 3 years that when I watch Richt, he gives out signals that he really doesn’t want to be here. He is not a true Dawg fan in his bones. He will always have a connection to the state of Florida and I believe that he sincerely wants to go back there. I think he took the UGA job to be able to say he had some head coaching experience and always intended to go back……to FSU or Miami. He coaches as if he is homesick and just wants the time to pass quickly so he can get on back to Florida. This team has his personality and demeanor. Richt doesn’t have a firey bone in his body. He is incapable of firing up a team. The coaching of this team shows ineptitude all around. It’s sad.

JoeT

September 26th, 2010
8:57 am

I have praised and defended Coach Richt for years. As much as I respect the man, it is time for some new blood. When you have top 5 recruiting classes every year, and can’t turn the corner on winning a National Championship, then somebody else needs a shot. Muschamp anyone!?

yarddawg

September 26th, 2010
8:58 am

Has anybody ever caught their breath, and said,”Maybe the puppies just suck!”

Michael

September 26th, 2010
9:04 am

Last place Dawgs slathered, again. Life is good!

bog dawg

September 26th, 2010
9:14 am

Great loss in Starkville last night! As much as i love GT, I really enjoy seeing the Dawgs lose more than Tech winning. The Ga and Tech game this year will mean nothing-just two losers trying to give the game away. But will say that Nesbit at GT deserves better. He is a grown MAN> Will some loser Dawg fan now tell us that the Dawgs are still in the hunt. They may not win a game this year in conference. Green should be given his walking papers. As much as i enjoy seeing the rednecks lose,Ga could have won all three games if he had been on the field. Now four games into the season, the season is OVER. Suck it up and get over it. Does anybody have any Tech and Georgia tickets for sale. Get ready for another ass whipping in JAX this year. This is soooo great. this makes up for every nuance in my life this year.

CrackDaddy

September 26th, 2010
9:22 am

UGa rode Joe Cox outta town on a rail. (Murray makes Cox look like an All-American.). I guess they’ll just lynch Murray, since UGa doesn’t have any rails left. How will CMR get outta town?

Satin Sabin

September 26th, 2010
9:36 am

Can you hear it..The fat lady is singing. No coaching,cannot tackle,no defense,no blocking equals many losses!

Sad Dawg Fan

September 26th, 2010
9:37 am

For the first time in 15 years, I walked away from watching the Dawgs before the game was over. This is sickening, Murray is a star in the making. Durham is a good receiver. Every loss this year I have witnessed Ealey involved in a play either fumbling away the momentum (TDs), or missing a critical block (Arkansas game). We may not lose another game with the return of Green, but so far, this is sickening,

mark twain

September 26th, 2010
9:50 am

MY RIVERBOAT JUST DOCKED IN ATHENS, TALK ABOUT ARRESTS, THEY SHOULD ARREST THE WHOLE TEAM EXCEPT MURRAY AND DURHAM FOR IMPERSONATING FOOTBALL PLAYERS, THIS IS A TOTAL DISGRACE. WELL AT LEAST tech STILL SUCKS TOO. WHERES MY MINT JULIP. TELL ALL THE tech FANS GEORGE OLEARY WANTS TO RETURN TO THE FABULOUS flats.

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techbuzzer

September 26th, 2010
9:51 am

Ga. State looked better than those party dawgs yesterday. Now that is a statement.

smyrnadog

September 26th, 2010
9:52 am

At least Richt has a pulse…. the way he threw that clipboard down when Mississippi’s punt hit one of our players was breath taking.

kaput

September 26th, 2010
9:54 am

Too funny! What happened to all of those posters that, before the season started, were swearing that this Georgia teams would win the East and challenge for a berth in the national title game?

You know who you are. And we tried to warn you. Maybe next season you’ll use a little more common sense and stop being being such a dumb fan.

ga gator

September 26th, 2010
9:55 am

bog dawg Great loss in Starkville last night! As much as i love GT, I really enjoy seeing the Dawgs lose more than Tech winning

That is simply because your team is a third rate program. You lose to UGA last year in your pathetic little stadium and then you want to come in and talk trash? You lose to freaking KANSAS?

And Nesbit is a grown man? How do you know have you seen him shower?

beanuga

September 26th, 2010
9:58 am

Dawgtards ruin this state

September 26th, 2010
10:01 am

All the arrests, none of the victories!

Brown Sugar

September 26th, 2010
10:13 am

Wow another Thug arrested for UGA! Can you believe it ?????

WonderDawg

September 26th, 2010
10:16 am

Unbelievable!

Not the arrests, but all of the Techies on here crowing, when PJ and Co got shellacked yesterday.

ga gator

September 26th, 2010
10:26 am

WonderDawg; good post but that is all they have to hang their hat on. Shut them up in November in Athens PLEASE!!

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Dawgtards ruin this state

September 26th, 2010
10:40 am

thUGA is bottom tier SEC equal with UK and Vandy – You won’t even make Shreveport this year. LOSERS!

Texasdawg

September 26th, 2010
10:47 am

There is a saying that if you keep doing the same thing you will get the same result. Georgia’s offensive scheme worked great for FSU ok for a while for Georgia. Coach Richt needs to change with the times and spread the offense across the field. I want Georgia to hire Mike Leach as the OC.

Satin Sabin

September 26th, 2010
10:55 am

4-3 or 3-4 defense only equals seven, if you do not know how to coach.

General Sherman

September 26th, 2010
11:00 am

It is amazing how good all the players from the State of Georgia look in all of the other teams uniforms.Why does all of the good ones go out of state? We do have top ten classes every year,but Richt and staff cannot coach them like Spurrier,Saban, and others!

Wright 4 Sure

September 26th, 2010
11:24 am

A team that cannot be controlled off the field, can’t be controlled on the field. A one game suspension for criminal conduct is an example of weak ladership. A.J. Green would never have sold his jeresy if he had known he would be punished by the coaches and the university. It took the NCAA to do the right thing.

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traverdog

September 26th, 2010
11:47 am

Richt is an excellent coach and a fine man. Get off his back. Don’t forget he loses player’s early who go to the NFL. That hurts the current team. The staff does need to quit signing criminal type players. A coach can’t spend time rebuilding the character of a player who has had 18 yrs. of rearing in the wrong way. He can only try and many of the athletes coming in are self-centered and are not the most receptive to learning new things. By the way, MSU is on the up swing with coach Mullen in his 2nd year. MSU lost to Auburn and LSU, two top 20 teams so they are NO slouch. They are getting better each week.

bgdawg

September 26th, 2010
11:53 am

i might have to revoke the dawg on the end of my name and turn it to falcon… that was horrible in all of our losses we have been out-coached not out-skilled. The D is not the main problem its the offense. i replayed the whole game and i saw murray make plays on third and long with his legs, why don’t they let him run all the time? they got this kid playing with shackles!! and if the run doesn’t work the first 20 times just shut it down then!! make them stop blitzing by hurting them with the pass!!! omg i believe anyone can outcoach bobo