Dogs practice without Murray; SEC won’t suspend Fairley

Quarterback Aaron Murray didn’t practice Tuesday as Georgia began preparations for its regular-season finale against Georgia Tech. Murray is listed as “day-to-day” with a bruised knee and a bruised sternum, both suffered in last Saturday’s loss at Auburn.

In related news, the SEC said Tuesday that it has decided not to suspend Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley for his controversial hits on Murray. The league plans to handle the matter “internally” with the school.

One hit in particular — a late, helmet-to-the-back blow for which Fairley drew a  penalty in the third quarter –- has drawn much scrutiny this week.

Georgia’s open date clearly comes at a good time for the battered Murray.  The Tech game is on Nov. 27 in Athens.

Coach Mark Richt told the Touchdown Club of Atlanta on Monday, “We think by game time he’ll be able to play.” Richt later said on his radio call-in show, “There is no guarantee he will play in the game, but we’re thinking there’s a good chance he will.”

Tuesday’s practice was closed to the media, and no players or coaches were available for interviews afterward. Georgia said in a news release that Murray did not practice.

“Practice today was a start” in preparing for Tech’s option offense, Richt said in the release. “It’s always tough to simulate their offense. The better job the scout team does, the better chance we have. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was a start.”

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JB

November 17th, 2010
7:53 am

No one was scared of Auburn till they started cheating ( again, LOL) and started allowing that type of Play…..Ask the Arkansas and Clemson team. You reap what you sew……. I hope Fairley takes a cheap shot at the Bama QB early……..Gonna be a great game to watch….

S Spurrier

November 17th, 2010
7:53 am

…all those recruits, same ol’ GA.

What's a d a w g?

November 17th, 2010
7:55 am

Most of you jerkwads don’t care about Murray or late hits or rules or the SEC or the officiating or Nick Fairly or any of the other stuff you’re whining about. You live a pathetic little existance where your self worth is based on the success of freaking football team. You call people you don’t even know classless and coward and thug while your team struggles just to stay out of JAIL. And you don’t seem to care about that either. You’re a bunch of hypocritical fools who only care if you win or lose. Win on Saturday and this is a non issue. You’re sore losers who are taking up valuable space and you’re wasting oxygen. Have a nice day and enjoy watching Auburn whip Alabama and SC.

Truth

November 17th, 2010
7:56 am

“You reap what you sew”

HAHAHA! GA Enlish Major?? LOL!

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:00 am

Whine….moan….complain…..repeat….whine….moan…complain…
repeat…..whine….moan….complain….

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:03 am

Truth… It’s funny reading you guys……Your team, like ours, as been below average the last 3-4 years, and you have a special year, ( your 7-5 at best without the pro) and you come on here and act like your the best thing in college football……( and you’ve given Bama hell the last two years while losing)……. Your ” man ” will be gone next year, and there will be lot’s of teams laying in the weeds waiting on you……Ya’ll’s image as ” good competition” is gone……Winning is one thing, what that staff allows is another….We know are are proud.
Hope it all works our for you……….See you in Athens…….I wouldn’t bring a women or child with you….

Jcatl

November 17th, 2010
8:03 am

Has the SEC ruled on the Thuga players who left the bench on Saturday? That’s an unappealable one game suspension, but I guess the people wanting Fairley suspended don’t care so much about this?

Bazooka Joe

November 17th, 2010
8:04 am

Thats OK AU fans – your season is about to go down the toilet anyway – can you say “O for” ? Ol Sham Newton will be declared inelgible and AU will have to forfeit every game he played in (thats every game this season right ?). And in case you are as dumb as I know you are (after all, Auburn, where the “N” stands for nowledge) your best case scenario is that you forfeit all your games this year because you used an ineligble player (just shopping him, even to another school will make him ineligble to play for Auburn) – worst case is they find that you paid Shams dad and given your history with the NCAA, the hammer will come down, hard. Now THATS funny, I dont care who you are.

War

November 17th, 2010
8:06 am

Enter your comments here

John Galt

November 17th, 2010
8:07 am

Fairley is a hood.

Newton was bought.

Silve is a wuss.

Neff said.

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:10 am

Jcatl, just like the officials didn’t throw the flag in our OT game with Florida when the entire Florida team went to the End Zone. I really don’t think AU has any room to complain about the officials this year……You have a thug with about 30 late hits he’s gotten away with…….

george

November 17th, 2010
8:10 am

For all of you morons saying fairley should be suspended just thank your lucky stars that UGA is gonna have a team against Tech. According to SEC rules and I am quoting, ” any player or coach who leaves the bench during a fight is to be suspended one game.” So UGA should have 32 players and coaches suspended!!!!!!!! Not to mention all the other dirty plays against UGA including 5 personal fouls, chop blocks and blatantly going after fairley. I have never seen a bigger group of thugs in my life.

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:11 am

Who is Neff?

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:13 am

george

They conveniently ignore that.

Useful idiot | Get The Picture

November 17th, 2010
8:14 am

[...] Aaron Murray is so banged up from the Auburn game he can’t practice. [...]

Robert

November 17th, 2010
8:17 am

Fairley is marginally literate, like a few other Auburn players. Check out his high school transcripts.

AU Alum

November 17th, 2010
8:17 am

I am not happy to where this is heading for us…..This is NOT the AU way….I like winning….but at what cost. Beating Georgia was great, and long overdue, but I did not like the reaction of our Staff over the obvious ‘questionable” hits on their QB. AU Alum, class of 92

G-DAWG

November 17th, 2010
8:18 am

The Democratic process needs to be respected and used. If the SEC COLLEGE PRESIDENTS cannot or will not do better for a Commissinoer than Gutless Slive, then each college needs to replace its college President. Then the new ones need to get rid of this gutless worm.Freed o speech is crushed- the fines last year, but quality officiating is still hit and miss. And hoodlum behavior is allowed both on and off the field. This is college integrity?LIARS LIARS LIARS.Even Mike Golic said something about the Auburn thug and how he cannot do this in the NFL AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!!

ALL ALUMNI OF ALL UNIVERSITIES NEED TO START STATING YOUR OPINION TO YOUR RESPECTIVE INSTITUTIONS. INTEGRITY AND HONESTY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CUSSWORDS.

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:19 am

Robert

And Ealey made 650 on his SAT…dayum, you get 600 for spelling your name!

Pelosi Dawg

November 17th, 2010
8:21 am

Thugs calling thugs, thugs. You butt sniffers set the bar on personal fouls over the last few years. LOOOOOOOSERS!!!!!

Jerry Seymour

November 17th, 2010
8:21 am

The UGA fans must think that playing football is like picking flowers in a field. I would guess that 99% of you have never played college football, an especially as a lineman. When you are playing as a lineman their is no hugging and kissing happening, instead you are being cussed, gouged in the eye,ear,spit on, and just about eveything you can imagine. Farley, was cut blocked three times,but was only called once by the officials.
So wake up to how football is played, if you haven’t been a lineman, don’t be so quick to criticize a player.

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:21 am

Hey 5-6, what do a lot of Blue chippers who are denied admission at other SEC schools end up at Auburn?

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:23 am

Jim

November 17th, 2010
8:24 am

When we arrived at Stegman last night for the UGA basketball game, football practice was wrapping up across the street (for some reason the team changed to yellow helmets toward the end).

After half-time, several football players came in and sat down in front of us. The conversation among these players was that they would be so happy when the season ended and practice stopped. They all seemed to agree with one of the players who stated that he did not want to go to “no f-ing scum bottom bowl game” but knew the coaches and “president” wanted the money!!

Sounds like a highly motivated bunch to me.

RxDawg

November 17th, 2010
8:26 am

Of course they’re not suspending him. For the umptenth time the SEC protects it’s undfeated darlings as best as they can. There is simply too much money to be made with a BCS champ team and an at large.

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:27 am

Ask Tech about cut blocking. There are legal methods of doing it…..It’s called when after the low cut block is made, another lineman can;t hit him high at the same time….If I’m honest, I would say that every Georgia lineman was going after Fairley’s knees based on his rep and his early actions…..Legal hits, I have no problem with # 90…But watch the youtube of his hit on Murray early in the game the ball long gone and spearing him in the back with his helmet from his blind side, with Murray standing flat footed watching the play. look his neck snap. What if that was your son, brother…..or your QB…..Tell me you thoughts.

Columbus Dawg

November 17th, 2010
8:28 am

I wonder how much truth there is to the new rumor about Bobby Lowder and Colonial Bank bailout money? Also about FBI investigating a Bingo Casino owned by an Auburn alumnus that Auburn Players frequent?

MURPHY

November 17th, 2010
8:30 am

Jim,

I dont doubt what you heard one bit.Seems to be the same attitude some of our players have had all year.We are in a sad state of affairs with UGA Football. Seems to be no leadership.

some guy.

November 17th, 2010
8:30 am

hey ‘classy’ dawg fans who have never seen a uga player throw a late hit:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/cb-TEWLZNbaR_FvaLjys4HSvUJR_pgnqnzm/hot_topic_sec_fines_meyer/

15 seconds in.

short memory…

WesDawg

November 17th, 2010
8:30 am

Looking forward to the ambulances that will be needed to carry AU players off the field next year. I will be able to stand and cheer while each is down on the field and eventually carted off. Can’t wait to talk about our players high integrity after they spear defenseless players. Of course AU will be on probation by then and it will be like beating up on the scrubs. Continue lowering your morals and ethics AU fans to justify the overt cheating and dirty play. Yours is coming.

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:31 am

5-6…..Other than Vandy, UGA has the toughest Entrance requirements in the SEC, ever hear of Jan Kemp? Sounds like ya’ll need one there/

BEAR

November 17th, 2010
8:31 am

Right on George.Georgia justifies themselves for all those penaltys be saying we are protecting our QB.UGA probaly one the most penalized teams in SEC.But,UGA will say agreesive ,hardnose ,sec football ,or BAD officiating.If ga had won they would’nt care if AU had beat the dogs**t outa Murray.Its a excuse for losing .Point blame elsewhere.Georgia lucky the line did’nt get ejected.The order to attack Fairley probaly came from CMR..CLASSY play UGA .All night could’nt stop him-took 4 thugs to hold him down.Will give UGA credit for doing at the end of game instead od 3rd quarter when they would have to deal with Fairly another qt.

DAWG07

November 17th, 2010
8:32 am

SEC Commis more concerned about money than health of players.

DAWG07

November 17th, 2010
8:32 am

SEC Commis more concerned about money than health of players.

BooHooHooDawg

November 17th, 2010
8:34 am

All us Dawg fans need to just shush. We’re becoming an embarrassment to the SEC with all the whining. Really want the other conferences to read these kinda blogs where we whine, complain and make excuses? Really want to be the laughing-stock of the SEC?

And these Georgia sportswriters that keep egging this on. Stop it — you’re really making Georgia look baaaaaaaaaaaaaad and like a buncha pansies.

We need to just suck it up and get off of this *poor me* band wagon. We do not have a good program right now. Our leadership is very bad and our fans are pathetic.

Suck it up and move on. We have better days ahead if we can just get off the PityPot!

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:35 am

BEAR………………….you are sick and clueless…………and a AU grad i suppose……

MURPHY

November 17th, 2010
8:36 am

Jim,

The coaching staff needs to weed out the bad seeds.It shouldnt be hard for them to verify what players are all in.All they need to do is look on Facebook.If a player is unhappy or has a bad attitude Im sure they make the same comments on their Facebook pages.I know High School Football Players do it all the time.

rx-dawg

November 17th, 2010
8:37 am

O-line holding their blocks has nothing to do with late hits. I think out o-line struggled, but that doesn’t excuse Auburn for late hits…every offensive line in the country stops pass blocking after the ball is thrown.

jbeggs

November 17th, 2010
8:39 am

Lee – he plays hard after the whistle blows too. You can stay in denial all you want but there were at least two plays where his intention was to hurt the QB.

We're 5-6, must be the Refs

November 17th, 2010
8:43 am

JB

November 17th, 2010
8:31 am
5-6…..Other than Vandy, UGA has the toughest Entrance requirements in the SEC, ever hear of Jan Kemp? Sounds like ya’ll need one there

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Explain Ealey and his 650 SAT.

FOOTBALLFAN

November 17th, 2010
8:47 am

Even Buck on the fan knows this was a single bad and illegal hit- all others from Fairley were just football. Admit it GA all schools have good and bad moments in the heat of battle. Ask your own D Coodinator about choke signs. Ask any d lineman about the types of blocking UGA was throwing at Fairley’s knees and after a few of these you might snap- Fairley was wrong on the one hit but he was provoked. Go look at the Flordia game and the uppercut to the chin that send a Gator helmet flying. My point is simple- the SEC is big boy football and it happens and will happen again. The refs will deal with it as they did last Saturday. Sort of like you hit my pitcher and we are coming back at you. Stop your whining – you got beat by a more physical team. It is the SEC and deep down you know you better find a few Fairley’s of your own or you will become known as the sissy whiners from Athens always fearing the big bad beasts from the West

Itstheshoes

November 17th, 2010
8:49 am

I love it when the Dawgs become righteous.

Joe

November 17th, 2010
8:53 am

Was I dreaming when I saw 3 or 4 UGA morons jumping on Fairley at the end of the game. If so, are moronic pussified gangland attacks permissable in the game?

BEAR

November 17th, 2010
8:53 am

JB
What is sick about anything written.Clueless ? On what issue ? Penalties,CMR ordering the CODE RED on FAIRLEY?Just made ya do something ya had not done in awhile and thats think.I am a AU grad,but I did’nt justify AU actions in the game just sayin UGA should be last to complain about late hits and penalties.
And to all who say UGA will TAKE REVENGE next year .Hope your team and CMRdoes not have the same mentality as you people.Don’t think CMR would stoop to that level in all seriousness.Any team with that attitude will only make things worse and probaly get some of their own people hurt.

VixDawg

November 17th, 2010
8:54 am

Fairly did what he’s supposed to do – be aggressive. He should try to knock the life out of someone on every play. It’s the Refs that were at fault with everything ugly. They are supposed to keep that kind of aggression in check and they did not.; If the SEC needs to suspend someone it should be the black and whites! I think the Auburn coaching staff fed the aggression a bit to much. I found that to be surprising. But – hey, if it’s what it takes to win out who am I to argue right?

Time for a Change

November 17th, 2010
8:55 am

They are going to handle it internally with the school? I mean really? WTF does that mean? NADA, nothing, not a damn thing! “Sell a Jersey and we’ll hang you from a cross, but try to end a kids playing career and we’ll handle it internally with suicide sprints or some BS!! SEC Officials are a joke!! Also, in regards to CMR’s remarks about the Scout team…. So, its the Scout teams fault that UGA has stunk it up for the last 3 years? Way to go coach!! Has nothing to do with you and the crappy coaches you have right???? It’s time to clean house in Athens!!!!!!! I’m tired of his lame a$$ excuses!!!

Time for a Change

November 17th, 2010
8:56 am

Correction they have stunk it up in 4 of the last 5 years!!!

GA Eagle

November 17th, 2010
9:03 am

Fairley made one late hit on third down and the team was penalized for it. Georgia’s center Ben Jones has been suspended once this year for a chop block and was penalized again Saturday for one. He and his linemen attempted several more. That’s dirty. Nothing was called on the 2 Ga linemen who had Fairley on the ground and punched him. Also nothing was called on the 30+ GA players who came onto the field when the punch was thrown. I can see GA playing Tech with 30 players suspended for the first half of the game.

Dogschugginlicker

November 17th, 2010
9:04 am

just look at the tears falling from the sky

Joe

November 17th, 2010
9:06 am

Bear- you get the free beer today- love the “code red”

If we could only get rid of CMR and Hewitt- the state could be proud again of its programs