Read all about it: Georgia’s victory over Tennessee

A roundup of the AJC’s coverage of Georgia’s 41-14 victory over Tennessee:

My game story, which notes that Georgia took out a month’s worth of frustration and failure on Tennessee:

. . . This was not the Georgia of the past month. The team that had fumbled away its chances in three games committed no turnovers in this one. The team that had allowed the opponent to score a touchdown on its opening possession in four consecutive games held Tennessee scoreless through the first quarter, which was long enough to build a 17-0 lead.

And the quarterback who had played pretty well throughout the losing streak played his best game yet.

Mark Bradley’s column, which captured the postgame mood:

ATHENS — The best 1-4 team in the land was so excited to be 1-4 no more that it did a victory dance in the locker room. Chief among the celebrants was the head Bulldog.

“Coach [Mark] Richt was the main one,” said Demarcus Dobbs, the defensive end. “He loves to get crazy after games.”

The past four Saturdays had yielded only a crazy sorrow. Indeed, as tailback Caleb King noted, the Bulldogs reacted with such fervor to Saturday’s thrashing of woebegone Tennessee team because their dancing had been so long deferred.

Andy Johnston’s sidebar on Derek Dooley’s rude welcome back to Athens:

ATHENS — Being on the bad end of a Georgia blowout is nothing new for Derek Dooley.

He was on Nick Saban’s staff at LSU in 2004 when the Bulldogs handed the defending BCS national champs a 45-16 defeat in Sanford Stadium.

“It was like déjà vu,” Dooley said.

Andy Johnston’s sidebar on Aaron Murray’s superb game:

Six games into his first season as a starter, and Murray continues to surprise and impress with his legs, arm and mind. Playing what Georgia coach Mark Richt called his “best game,” Murray accounted for four of Georgia’s five touchdowns.

My notebook, including items on the offensive line shakeup, injuries, Richt leading the team onto the field and this quote:

“This is probably the most talented one-and-four defense I have ever seen,” said Tennessee quarterback Matt Simms, referring to Georgia’s record entering the game.

Brant Sanderlin’s photo gallery from the game, including this shot of  Richt celebrating afterward:


33 comments Add your comment


October 10th, 2010
2:08 am

Good to see some bite back up that bark! Congrats on this win….build on it! Let’s make the last game of the season one that will be noticed by the nation! We’ll do our part….looks like you’re starting to do yours! Congrats and welcome back!


October 10th, 2010
2:28 am


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October 10th, 2010
2:33 am

Great Win Dawgs!! We get UGA VIII next week and as long as AJ stays and plays like he has we have a good chance at last 6 or maybe 7 wins


October 10th, 2010
6:59 am

We are 3 fumbles away from being in the top 10! We just have to play good enough that when another miscue happens, it does not do us in!!! Go Dawgs! Proud of you guys!

Some lame name here

October 10th, 2010
7:42 am

Boy how fickle some people can be is amazing


October 10th, 2010
8:01 am

Has anybody else noticed that we played South Carolina a lot tougher than Alabama did? Spurrier would rather beat UGA than anybody else he plays, and had his hands full with us and ran roughshod over Ala. Maybe S.C. is better than anybody thought, and UGA is not as bad as we thought.

Common Sense

October 10th, 2010
8:47 am

Lattimore is the best RB in the SEC.

Sorry Ingram
To bad Trent, and Handley

Lattimore is a BEAST


October 10th, 2010
9:32 am

Definitely a 180 turnaround from all the people calling for Richt’s head last week. Dawgs beat a team that is down 20 scholarships and has no pass rush.

Still, they can get to ATL — believe it or not. Here’s how it happens…

Dawgs HAVE TO beat Gators
Gators beat SC
Vols beat SC

This is all doable. This is college football. SC will be tired after playing Bama and Gators and the Vols can beat them with some luck.


October 10th, 2010
10:03 am

It was an SEC East win…lets relish it while we can…

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 10th, 2010
10:39 am

It may be doable to beat FL but will we?

Im not banking on it

Jack Frost

October 10th, 2010
10:59 am

the freeze is over; I knew our team was there; they’re just young. Love them like our children. Do you kick out mother because her children don’t listen to her? Go Dawgs!

Jamaica Dawg

October 10th, 2010
11:26 am

AJ Greene – One of the greatest catches I’ve seen, given the sandwich hit he took, holding on to the ball.

Stay another year, cement your legacy in college football/UGA, win the NC and the heisman! It would be a great way to atone for the 4 game suspension this year!!

Willie Martinez

October 10th, 2010
11:46 am

Man, Rambo is out of position on each and every pass play.

Or is it just me seeing thangs?

aint conVinceD

October 10th, 2010
12:15 pm

This Win was Fools Gold people… plain and simple. Mike Adams, former AD Damon Evans and Mark Richt have been asleep at the wheel. South Carolina has now surpassed the dawgs in the big three sports . UGA needs big changes……


October 10th, 2010
12:50 pm

aint conVinceD
October 10th, 2010
12:15 pm

This Win was Fools Gold people… plain and simple. Mike Adams, former AD Damon Evans and Mark Richt have been asleep at the wheel. South Carolina has now surpassed the dawgs in the big three sports . UGA needs big changes……
hey stupid……….UGA fumbled on the 6 yard line on first and goal, going in to tie the game.
The mighty ALA allowed 35 points…this “in decline UGA” allowed 17. 7 was on the last drive.

aint conVinceD

October 10th, 2010
1:01 pm

patrick…. keep drinking the Kool Aid moron . BTW… If UGA would have not fumbled and scored they would have had to go for 2 which aint no guarantee for UGA with its red zone problems.

crap sandwich

October 10th, 2010
1:44 pm

Willie, you eyes are doing just fine. He turns the wrong way toward the opposite sideline in a 2 deep zone. Does Rambo not understand his responsibility is his side not Williams side. This guy is amazingly gifted, but a dumb football player. Williams I though played well for Jakar, we need Ogletree to replace Rambo now.


October 10th, 2010
2:12 pm

I’m happy, but not ready to hang my hat on anything this team is touching right now.

Maybe next week Pollock can speak. Week after we can get Hines. Next week maybe one of Herschels personas can give a pep talk…….


October 10th, 2010
2:25 pm

Granted UT was a shadow of its former self, this is exactly how Georgia needs to come out. Momentum has been crucial in all of the losses this year and coming out swinging is a great way to secure it. Hope to see some more of this next week! Go Dawgs!!

Oakwood dawg

October 10th, 2010
2:29 pm

Don’t know why CMR didn’t play Mason in 4th quarter. He needs more game experience. If Murray gets hurt and misses game(s) we will be up the creek without a paddle.


October 10th, 2010
5:36 pm

why didnt he change the things in game 2 the season is over now we might go some stupid bowl thats it we will not beat auburn

UGA Mark

October 10th, 2010
5:40 pm

I’ll stay the course and defend those of us who have been critical of the state of UGA’s football program. I was right – Too many are way too quick to forgive. We win one game and you’d think we won the lottery. And now you downplay our losses, like “we were just a few fumbles away from being in the Top 10″? I love my dear alma mater and even I have to laugh at that. That perception is completely oblivious to how we had been as a team overall. Had our offensive line actually showed up to the games, had our defense been more properly indoctrinated into the 3-4, had Bobo actually been a half-decent offensive coordinator (I still think he needs to be kicked to the curb), then maybe those fumbles wouldn’t have mattered. As 95% of the rest of us observed after Colorado and MSU, we were an atrocious team. I’ll reserve comment as far as whether we’ve actually turned around until we play a good team. This year, Tennessee is not a good team.

All this newfound praise still overlooks the fact that it took being 1-4 until our coaches actually began to make necessary changes. They finally made changes to the offensive line and put in players bc they deserved it, not because they were senior, and they finally acknowledged the fact that all the soft practices did the team in. On that level, it’s infuriating that we had to fall into a hole this deep before our team/coaches snapped into it. Alabama lost one game and you can tell the urgency in their desire to improve. We were 3 losses in and all we would hear was, “We’re going to keep plugging away…”

Like the rest of you, my fingers are tightly crossed that our Dawgs have made a turn for the better. I want our team to succeed, and I really like Coach Richt. I just don’t know whether his staff is the correct one to bring us a national championship.


October 10th, 2010
6:44 pm

bigcalidog at 2:12 – if you’re a Georgia fan, why would you EVER say anything negative/insulting about Herschel Walker? The man is THE most important figure in the history of UGA sports. Regardless of any of his issues, show him some respect. And if you’re too young to know what he looked like in a Georgia uniform, check him out running over Florida:


October 10th, 2010
10:32 pm

We won, its a start!!! Get off Bobo and Richts back. I along with the true UGA fans are sick of hearing about it. At one point this weekend at the game, we were up 17-0. Bobo calls a run up the middle and we get maybe a yard or 2. Some ignorant “fan” proceeds to yell Bobo sucks bc of this. News flash to that “fan” and every other fan that thinks they can do better: Every play is not going to be a touchdown or a first down. Stop attacking coaches. They are coaching them up. Kudos to Coach Richt for banning the team from down town. Too many arrests and he knows it. Keep it going now. Go DOGS!!!!


October 10th, 2010
10:34 pm



October 11th, 2010
8:45 am

UGA running back Caleb King jailed, well well well, only a few weeks since last arrest, congrats


October 11th, 2010
9:13 am

A nice win, and then an arrest. Unbelievable


October 11th, 2010
1:29 pm

Need to think about benching Rambo. Grantham loves him so much but, he continues to give up the big plays every game and he is the one responsible for the coverage.Replace him with Ogletree and i bet the defense improves tremendously. To play your best, you must put your best players on the field and we still don’t have the best players on the field. We are improving but, we still have a ways to go. Great job this week but, cannot afford to keep giving up the big plays. On the outside we have to anticipate screens and sweeps better and Rambo has to stay on the WR better. Not to sound redundant but, we have to find a running game and with the lack of RBs we cannot afford to redshirt Malcome and he needs to play. No other RB has proved that they can get it done and Malcolm is big and can probably block and break tackles better than the other three and probably won’t fumble the ball.


October 11th, 2010
5:10 pm

LOVE IT! It would be nice to have another speaker! UT gave the dawgs alot of turnovers Saturday.. Don’t expect them every weekend.


October 11th, 2010
5:14 pm

Since King got arrested, it is time to bring out another RB. Malcome! Let him grow with Murray.


October 12th, 2010
12:33 am

You beat a crappy UT team, so what! You will still be lucky to win 6 games this year! You’re so full of yourselves and think you’re always a national championship team that you can’t even see that the rest of the nation is laughing their butts off at how horrible you really are! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!


October 12th, 2010
1:03 pm

Coming from a jackets fan that has had 1 respectable season in the past 10!!! We will always laugh at how pathetic you and your technical institute really are.