Dogs are 1,500 miles away from the eye of the storm

Coverage from today’s AJC previewing the Georgia-Colorado game:

Here’s a story looking at Georgia’s desperate need for a victory and the impact of A.J. Green’s return. An excerpt:

. . . It might not be a bad time for Georgia’s football team to get, say, 1,500 miles away from the eye of the storm.

That’s the distance from Athens to Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., where Georgia (1-3) will play Colorado (2-1) tonight in a nonconference game that will bring either a respite from or a deepening of the Bulldogs’ distress.

There is one break in the clouds: Georgia will have its most talented player, wide receiver A.J. Green, on the field against Colorado — his first action this season after serving a four-game NCAA suspension for selling his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000.

“That does spark a little bit of hope,” receiver Tavarres King said. “One player is not going to change the outcome of a game, but he can sure as heck make some noise. I’m interested to see what his presence does.” Full story here.

Here’s a primer on tonight’s game, including story lines to watch, such as this:

. . . In its past three games — all losses, you might have heard — Georgia allowed the opponent to score a touchdown on its opening possession. With the Bulldogs’ confidence already challenged by the losing streak, another poor start could be tough to overcome. Part of the early-game problem has been slowness to adapt to new wrinkles from the opposing offense. “Sometimes if maybe it’s a new play, or something that’s not exactly the way you practiced it, you’ve still got to apply your concepts to get through the down,” UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “If you don’t, you can give up an explosive play, like has been happening.” Full story here.

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Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
1:58 pm

Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
1:58 pm

I meant First?

Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
1:58 pm

Wow, do I own this thread?

Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
1:59 pm

Ow well, second too….

Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
1:59 pm

I meant oh well…..

Raiderbeater

October 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Dogs give up a low scoring heart breaker, Richt plays the post-game commentary from the week before and nothing changes.

ELVISKL

October 2nd, 2010
2:05 pm

I HATE THE DOGS,,,,,,,,,,,,GOD I WANT THIS SEASON TO HURT

ELVISKL

October 2nd, 2010
2:06 pm

NOPE, IM SECOND

WinderDogg

October 2nd, 2010
2:07 pm

Go Dawgs…get a win…we all need it

TG from Bham

October 2nd, 2010
2:07 pm

GO DAWGS… beautiful day in CO. GATA

Really......

October 2nd, 2010
2:09 pm

Raiderbeater get a life, don’t you morons have anything else to do with your day, GO DAWGS

Billy Jack....

October 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

It’s gonna be great day…Braves win, Padres lose, Dawgs win….I already have my day planned….it will happen….

drew

October 2nd, 2010
2:12 pm

they’re going to have a loooonnngggg flight home if they loose. I wouldn’t want to be them flying back to Geogia 1-4. I hate it for those guys but they better play like there is no tomorrow or there will be blood. I hate it but its true

Really......

October 2nd, 2010
2:13 pm

I hope Tech loses also Billy Jack then today will be even better

Really......

October 2nd, 2010
2:15 pm

Great Games on today: Vandy and UCONN is a good one and Ole Miss and Kentucky is going good also

HOUDAWG

October 2nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Hey ELVISKL …….. kiss THIS ! PUNK ……

GO DAWGS !!!!

JAmesD

October 2nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Now, if you’re a Georgia fan in the Atlanta market, Dish has created a loophole for you. They’ve made channel 9667 (Comcast Rocky Mountain) available to you, which is the local broadcast in Boulder, so you’ll hear biased commentary, but at least you’ll get to see the game.

UGA Blows

October 2nd, 2010
2:23 pm

Nothing like starting the season 1-4 and 0-3 in the SEC. congratulations on a pathetic under achievig year and a bunch of player arrests. Way to go. LMFAO! GO COLORADO!

1-4

October 2nd, 2010
2:24 pm

LMFAO! Nothing like another loss for the miserable mutts.

GA Grad

October 2nd, 2010
2:24 pm

Hey, we can still win the NC. We are only 0-3 in conference and 1-3 overall. We just need to win out and the rest will take care of itself.

WTF

October 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

Enter your comments here

WTF

October 2nd, 2010
2:26 pm

UGA Blows man where did you learn how to spell

Big Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
2:26 pm

These bleachers have eyes II

October 2nd, 2010
2:29 pm

AJ will be lucky ot get some rust off out in Colorado. Family are out in Boulder as I type at some UGA gathering with 3,000+ fans there. GTechers imagine, UGA with a LOUSY, LOUSY TEAM STILL HAS more fans at their pre game party/bar b q than GT does in BDS@HGF. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA

Yes, AJ is better off out there, because when he comes home ………..he will be bood OR any catches will be met with MUTED cheers. He and Ealey will never be remembered as anything.

Good riddance to the AJ .to the NFL ……….make sure that you proetect your body the rest of the way. As for ealey ………….he is done after this season ………..unwelcome anymore at UGA he is.

Go Dogs.

dawgfan

October 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

So let me get this straight. We’re having trouble stopping teams when they do something different than we thought they would do? Does anybody have any clue how absolutely pathetic that is? We are beyond screwed.

dawgfan

October 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

Anyway, I think we come out flat, uninspired, and bored. Its a non-conference game 1,500 miles away. We couldn’t even get up for a home game against a top 25 team a couple of weeks ago. Our guys will care less and embarass themselves. Watch and see.

Billy Jack....

October 2nd, 2010
2:56 pm

@ Really…agreed thanks catching that….

aarh

October 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

This positivity is killing me guys!

wild one

October 2nd, 2010
3:04 pm

what is really sad is that this team will represent the SEC. I hope the nation does not judge the rest of our conference on what they will see tonight. Is it too late to send Vanderbelt or Miss State to represent us.

chickenman

October 2nd, 2010
3:08 pm

i want them to play well today. i miss my dawgs…. these dawgs use to hunt… now lately just hunted

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Whitwell Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
3:26 pm

Does anyone remember when UGA played FLA when D.J. Shockley was injured and Joe T filled in. He was our 2nd string qb and Richt refused to let him throw the ball. If you are afraid to let your 2nd string qb throw a pass, then why is he 2nd string. It’s this kind of nonsense that Richt has been pulling since he came to UGA. I could name a few others, but I’ve never considered him a great coach. There is no way I believe Isaiah Crowell comes to UGA because he will not be given any chance of all at starting his freshman season. It’s amazing to me that other teams will play true freshman, yet Richt always seems reluctant to do so. I say can him and get someone who will put the best team on the field, regardless of how long they’ve been at UGA. I guess Herschel would have been red shirted.

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Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
3:37 pm

Colorado has a very undersized 4-3 DL, and little experienced depth. The OL is bigger, but relatively inexperienced. Same depth issues. Georgia will have to substitute more frequently due to the altitude, which is higher than Denver by a couple of hundred feet.

I can’t see Georgia losing this game unless they turn it over 3 or 4 times and get penalized 80 yards or so.

poopdawg

October 2nd, 2010
3:42 pm

Whitwell Dawg , i feel your pain. Why not try Boykin at TB. He’s got great vision and could be the next Robert Edwards. I have not seen the freshman Malcolm yet either. Maybe Thomas would be tough enough as a wideout to stretch his arms out and make a catch. Our receivers have been a dissapointment . Durham has been good at times but also missed alot, like the last pass before half at Miss. st.

Kramer

October 2nd, 2010
3:55 pm

It’s all about coaching and that really worries me, especially our offense. Bobo is not a Div 1 coordinator and everyone knows it. Except Richt that is. Lawd help us.

Whitwell Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
3:58 pm

Poopdawg, Steve Spurrier said last week that he had to qb’s ready to play. When have we ever had two qb’s ready to play. I’ve also heard great things about Malcolm and they way he runs in practice, but since he is a true freshman he won’t see the field until the season is a complete disaster.

TXDawg (The Real TXDawg)

October 2nd, 2010
4:02 pm

Watching the TX/OU game….wishing we had Demarco Murray in the UGA backfield, man he’s running his @$$ off today!!

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
4:36 pm

Whoa, Tennessee is playing LSU tough! Big hit on the receiver on a 3rd down pass, and an LSU turnover. 7-7, 2nd quarter.

Frank Lane

October 2nd, 2010
4:37 pm

I am fairly certain that not a single player on the UGA team has ever been 1-3 before since every one played on a successful high school team. If there are not sick of this themselves, it will be a very long season. And next year will not look so great either.

Jacques Strap

October 2nd, 2010
4:42 pm

They’re 1500 miles away from the eye of the storm, but they can’t get away from themselves.

poopdawg

October 2nd, 2010
4:46 pm

Whitwell Dawg , Spurrier will screw up the QBS head . Always has always will. But having 2 ready is always critical just like baseball pitchers, sometimes you need a reliever. Spurrier has had 6 QBS leave the program since hes been there. Hes does have 2 this year though, but give Spurrier time he will screw them up( see Auburn game). Murrays looks good though not ready to pull him yet.

Rev. Billy Graham

October 2nd, 2010
4:54 pm

If the Dawgs get down early, I pray that Brother Mark Richt would get the fire of Satan in his belly and release hell fire on the UGA team. I’m sick and tired of the stone face….

bubs

October 2nd, 2010
5:02 pm

Heck… Dawgs have been 1500 miles away form Knowing how to play football. What a bunch of goofs….

bubs

October 2nd, 2010
5:02 pm

oops “from”

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2010
5:06 pm

Air Force is the leader in the “Ugliest Nike Uniform” category. Horrible helmets.

Vince The Prince

October 2nd, 2010
5:09 pm

Are the fans wearing the red panties in the stands to support the thugs? Saint Richt had requested they do. Pay J. Green says he needs some more cash.

NVdawg

October 2nd, 2010
5:15 pm

Let me see if I can guess BooBoo’s offensive game plan for tonight’s game –

1st down – run up middle
2nd down – run up middle
3rd down – play action pass
4th down – punt or field goal

That should be about it, let’s hope Colorado isn’t wise enough to figure out that genius gameplanning.

Home Boy

October 2nd, 2010
5:29 pm

dawgfan no you are not just a tech fan in disguise same as the rest of these whiners with dawg on their blogger name–remove dawg from your name==that is an order from Russ