UGA player: Game-deciding fumble ‘felt like death to me’

(Click here for Mark Richt’s post-game comments.)

BOULDER, Colo. – What Georgia players had to say after their latest loss, 29-27 to Colorado here Saturday night:

Wide receiver A.J. Green on being 1-4: “It’s tough. I’ve never been 1-4 in my life. We’re going to stay together, and we’re going to keep fighting.”

Green on why he left the game in the third quarter: “I was just cramping. A lot of cramping.”

Quarterback Aaron Murray on Caleb King’s fumble in final two minutes: “I don’t know where the guy [defender] came from. I handed the ball off, and it just came out. That’s pretty much how it happened. You can’t blame Caleb King for that. It just happens sometimes. You have to make sure you pick that guy up and he comes out and has a great week at practice.”

Murry on Green’s leaping, one-handed touchdown catch in the second quarter: “That was unbelievable. No other receiver in the nation can make that catch. That was special right there. To go up and catch it with one arm, and bring it down with only one arm, it’s pretty unbelievable.”

Defensive end Demarcus Dobbs on being 1-4: “There’s going to be frustration. We’re Georgia. We never expect ourselves to get four losses. Or lose to the teams we have lost to. We just have to push ahead, and we cannot give up on each other. All we have is each other. We have to watch film, keep grinding and finish the season out, hopefully on a high note.”

Dobbs on the mentality in the locker room: “We just lost a game. Everyone is pretty much down; we thought we were going to come in and ruin their party and get a victory. We thought we were a better team. We didn’t represent Georgia well. We didn’t represent the SEC well. Only people we have to blame are ourselves. We need to watch film, see what we need to correct and make those adjustments, and stick together. We have to be accountable for each other and not give up on the season.”

Dobbs on the fumble on the final drive: “I thought it was a shoo-in; that’s how comfortable I was [about winning the game]. I put my helmet down. I was ready to run on the field and celebrate. But it didn’t happen that way. We made a fatal mistake, and that type of stuff needs to be corrected. We cannot turn the ball over at the end of the game. It felt like death to me. We have to keep grinding and support each other.”

– From transcript provided by Colorado of post-game player interviews.

Click here for Mark Richt’s post-game comments: Late fumble was ‘as basic of a play as we’ve got’

608 comments Add your comment

HeHateGator

October 2nd, 2010
11:59 pm

These are the comments we used to hear from Georgia’s opponents…..will be a long airplane ride back…key mistakes, key penalties, bad special team play, poor tackling and execution….same issues for 3 years now….all signs of poor coaching. I think CMR has no idea where or when it started going downhill and no idea how to fix it because he doesn’t know what’s wrong…can’t correct the course when you don’t know how you got off course…

MtnDawg

October 2nd, 2010
11:59 pm

Terrible.

I like Richt, but this is unacceptable. Time for him to resign.

Herschel Talker

October 3rd, 2010
12:00 am

What a bunch of losers and undisciplined, pathetic hacks. Richt needs to be canned ASAP, and they need to clean house. Bring Kirby home.

techbuzzer

October 3rd, 2010
12:02 am

check the pilot before they take off -he may have been drinking.

kbatuc

October 3rd, 2010
12:02 am

Is it just me or did it look like King was trying to lateral the ball back to Murray for some decidedly ill-advised and unnecessary razzle-dazzle that cost us the game?

JoeCool23

October 3rd, 2010
12:03 am

The reason they had to pay Grantham so much was because if he is made interim he will be compensated. He even looks like Jim Donnan. FYI Mark Richt makes 63,000 taxpayer bucks every week.

ELVISKL

October 3rd, 2010
12:03 am

I HATE THE DOGS, GOD I WANT IT TO HURT

BoWeevil

October 3rd, 2010
12:04 am

39-18 after 2005 season, and we fired Jim Donnan for being 40-19.

General Ledger

October 3rd, 2010
12:06 am

Enter your comments here

Monkey Says:

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

Even I thought UGA would come out and put a spanking on Colorado. This was an embarrassing loss for the SEC and even worse loss for a program that from top to bottom is in total disarray.

We heard all day from the talking heads how Mark Richt had “earned” the right to come back next year, but after this loss who in their right mind thinks this program is going to turn it around.

Every recruit that UGA wanted was at the Alabama and Florida game tonight and if you think those guys are seriously now considering Georgia you need to refill your medication or some booster has his hand in that recruits pocket.

UGA is now embarrassing the SEC, before it was just the State of Georgia.

jarvis

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

That pretty much seals it.
I’m getting a seat upgrade. The last one was in 1999, so I’m pretty pleased. I moved from section 136 to 137 that year. I’m hoping for at least two sections this year.

Look out 20 yrd line. He we come.

fire bobo

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

bobo calls a flea flicker when we are in position for a game winning fg?! kids playing Madden football wouldn’t be that stupid! fire his sorry azz

ELVISKL

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

IS IT JUST ME OR DID IT SEAM LIKE THE GA THUGS GOT BEAT BY A BUNCH OF COLORADO WHITE BOYS?

2_dawgs

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

agree with “kbatuc” – what was the play?

jarvis

October 3rd, 2010
12:07 am

I said that backwards….it was 137 to 136.
Regardless, we’ll have a new coach and I’ll have new seats.

HOTROD

October 3rd, 2010
12:08 am

Somebody help us please, this really hurts

Paul

October 3rd, 2010
12:08 am

I agree with kbatuc. I want to know if there was an ill advised Flea Flicker that was called.

Buzz ME

October 3rd, 2010
12:08 am

Crime dawgs Buffaloed! HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA All those 5 star
recruits are rally something.

Jonathan

October 3rd, 2010
12:08 am

Id like to here Mark Bradley give us five more reasons why th Dawgs arent that bad off at 1-4…. Oh how the mighty SEC never fails to amaze us all… It really has become a one team conference… with BAMA we will see if Auburn can hold it together… Florida was suspect and finally exposed… they shouldnt even be in the top 20

EngDawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

And yes, all the Georgia players that are reading this: You are the worst team in two generations. You guys don’t what it’s like to work hard, and your effort on field shows how little you’ve experienced hard work. To the Seniors, pathetic. Don’t go around the rest of your life bragging about having played football at Georgia because you are really not a Georgia football player. You will never recieve the credit other players have enjoyed. You were class of 2010, the worst Georgia team in 3 decades, congrrats.

Loyal Dawg Fan Forever

October 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

I see a possible 0-10 season ahead.

(no, Lafayette Immaculate Conception and Spud State A&M do not count)

Rob

October 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

Wheels are now off. This is beyond horrible. 3-9 for the year. This team and coaching staff cannot adjust.

fire bobo

October 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

Paul it was a flea flicker called. I’ve watched the replay 5 times and Aaron Murray had his hands up waiting for the ball to be flipped back to him. What a friggin joke Bobo is. He wouldn’t even have a job in the ACC

General Ledger

October 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

Kbatuc, I agree. I thought he was trying to lateral back to Murray too. I was real surprised to hear Richt say on the post game that it was just a hand off. Looked weird. The way we were moving on that drive a flea flicker would not have been a great call, but we’ve called some crazy stuff before. Even if it would have worked and we got a td, it would left lots of time for them and our defense doesn’t come up big when it needs to.

Coastal Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:10 am

Come on folks. All is not lost. Mark Richt’s tan looked great tonight!

Fair and Balanced

October 3rd, 2010
12:10 am

First time since 1990 to lose 4 straight. The problem is this: we may not be finished losing yet. This could go on a while. Sadly, Richt himself said it could get worse. What leadership! Way to plant that negative idea and now lead toward it’s fulfillment! Unacceptable. CMR’s only chance to rebuild next year: 1. Win some games toward the end of the season. 2. Clean house of all coaches not doing the job – mostly offensive and recruiting. Then maybe we rebuild next year. Maybe. At the moment we need to scratch our way back to mediocrity!

mike

October 3rd, 2010
12:11 am

elviskl,

yes, it did “seam” like that. wow.

Jonathan

October 3rd, 2010
12:11 am

My money is on LSU being the next team to drop from this POWER CONFERENCE… as they look like the twin sister of the Gators barely getting by in their games..

joey

October 3rd, 2010
12:11 am

Titanic, move over, this ship needs room…………………………

The HANG 'EM JUDGE

October 3rd, 2010
12:11 am

Ahhhhh…….The Sweet Smell of UTTER FAILURE. Another THUGA LOSS…..Another BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!!! Thank you Sir, may I have another?

sarfdawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:12 am

Love Richt, but this is going to be difficult to defend. Good guy, but the lack of discipline on and off the field again bites Georgia in the butt. If you want to be like the big boys (Florida, Alabama, et. al), then look at what the big boys do…and don’t do. They don’t leave a guy out there to make not one, not two, but three personal foul penalties. They don’t fumble trying to be cute when setting up to kick the winning field goal. They don’t get friggin’ dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage. They flat out don’t lose in Starkville or Boulder.

What has happened to this program? What happened to the strength and conditioning advantage Georgia enjoyed? Is it time for Van Halanger to go, or is it too late for all of them?

By the way, Techies: before you get crazy…30-24.

Tyler Durden

October 3rd, 2010
12:12 am

Cobb Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:12 am

joey

October 3rd, 2010
12:12 am

and another missed tackle……………

mike

October 3rd, 2010
12:12 am

elviskl,

want some jim “beem”. oh wait, oops.

GTMom

October 3rd, 2010
12:13 am

Oh, see the rats jump from the sinking ship. Worthless pickup-truck almuni!!

DAWG with bag over his head

October 3rd, 2010
12:13 am

No leadership, no direction, no identity on offense, no discipline on or off the field. How can we not make a HC change? And please explain to me why Cuff was still playing after his third personal foul.

Fair and Balanced

October 3rd, 2010
12:13 am

Yeah, it looked like a flea flicker to me too. We try to get cute and then CMR denies it by saying that this was our normal play……… ????????

funny...

October 3rd, 2010
12:13 am

Keep your heads up boys, just continue to play hard. Don’t quit. Most of the real Dawg fans will love you guys whether it’s a 2-10 season or a 10-2 season. Just don’t go doing any more stupid stuff off the field.

Monkey Says:

October 3rd, 2010
12:13 am

At first UGA fans were worried about going to a pre-christmas bowl, now it looks like no bowl at all unless UGA can go on the road and win in Kentucky and another game, if UGA does not make it to a bowl, then that is 4 weeks of less time the Staff has to work with the young players and redshirts, which is probably a good thing as poor of coaches that are on this staff are.

Lorne

October 3rd, 2010
12:14 am

How bout them dawgs…..

joey

October 3rd, 2010
12:14 am

((((((FLAG))))))====Personal foul on Ga, 15 yards…………………..

Beyond Disgusted

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Richt must go. These thugs need discipline and guidance, and they are not going to get it from Mr. Mild-Mannered Poker Face. The reason Saban’s and Meyer’s players perform is that they fear their coach. We need a brain at OC, someone with some recent college coaching experience at DC, and someone with some passion at HC. Georgia has become a joke. They will be playing UTK for 5th place in the East next week.

Paul

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

I have talked to 4 other people who watched the game idependently tonight. Everyone thought it looked like a Flea Flicker. If it was, the coaching staff will never admit it.

Rob

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Pathetic….grantham needs to play some 4-3 and friggin ADJUST!!!

Jonathan

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Guys dont fire Bobo… join The Big East, Conference USA, or MEAC…. or wait maybe start recruiting some of that 1-AA talent we have at Tech that is 3-2… not 1-4.. Good luck see you in November

Luke

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Alumni aren’t jumping ship we’re just getting ready to throw the captain and his first mate overboard and take it ourselves.

UK Dawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

We have been spoiled with the talent of a Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno and allowed our once dominate defense to become lackluster and soft year after year. Which is fine i guess but we don’t have those type of players anymore. Call me crazy but our players really don’t seem in top physical shape compared to some other top tier schools. We look like we took the spring off and it’s obvious we did away with the two a days. Georgia needs to get off their high horse and start playing with a purpose. And yes they represented the SEC horribly and you almost get the feeling like these players think they should win by just putting on the jersey… Can someone say discipline, where is it? These players look lost.

Bryant-Denny Stadium 4th largest on campus

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Top recruits flocking to Saturday’s game. Did you see how good I looked filled with a 101,000 fans. I bet all those elite Recruits was impressed with that beat down of Florida.

SatillaDawg

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 am

Somewhat better, but not there yet.

One thing’s for sure. Dawgs are better with AJ, than without.

Really like Aaron. The kid’s going to be alright.

Defense still often looks totally lost.

Keep working, Dawgs!