Bulldogs to the Liberty Bowl?

ATHENS — Georgia became bowl-eligible for the 14th consecutive season Saturday night, and in the wee hours of Sunday morning, it looked and sounded like the Bulldogs probably are headed to the Liberty Bowl.

“We’ve got a lot of folks in Memphis that would love to see the Dogs,” Steve Ehrhart, the Liberty Bowl’s executive director, said in an interview on his way out of Sanford Stadium.

Minutes earlier, Ehrhart was seen chatting with Georgia coach Mark Richt.

“We know we can’t do anything formally [because], as Mark said, we’re sort of under an embargo,” Ehrhart said. “But I think the fact that here I am talking to him at, what time is it, 12:30 in the morning [tells you] we’re pretty darn serious.”

Georgia’s 42-34 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday night evened the Bulldogs’ record at 6-6, the threshold required for bowl eligibility.

The Liberty Bowl, which matches an SEC team vs. the Conference USA champion, will be played at 3:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 31.

The Conference USA representative in the Liberty Bowl will be the winner of next Saturday’s league championship game between Central Florida and SMU. Central Florida is coached by former Georgia Tech coach George O’Leary and SMU by former Atlanta Falcons coach June Jones.

While SEC bowl scenarios might remain somewhat in flux until after next Saturday’s SEC Championship Game — and until it is certain whether two SEC teams will reach BCS games – it seems likely that Georgia will be available for the Liberty.

Nashville’s Music City Bowl, which picks just ahead of the Liberty, is generally expected to take Tennessee. The Vols became bowl eligible with a victory over Kentucky on Saturday.

Georgia last played in the Liberty Bowl in 1987. The Bulldogs also played in the game in 1967.

“We’ve been talking about Georgia for basically all season,” Ehrhart said. “We’ve got a lot of tradition and pride with the Liberty Bowl. We’re the seventh oldest bowl game, and we haven’t had Georgia in 23 years.”

Ehrhart said he even mentioned to Richt last spring, when the Georgia coach was in Memphis  to speak to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event, that it’d be nice to have him back in town on Dec. 31.

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180 comments Add your comment

Djv125

November 28th, 2010
1:41 am

Who Cares?

November 28th, 2010
1:46 am

How about we play in the “lets find a friggin defense that can stop somebody.com bowl”?

Rook

November 28th, 2010
1:47 am

Second! Let the nerds whine for yet another 12 months!

Rook

November 28th, 2010
1:47 am

Crud….THIRD!

Conner

November 28th, 2010
1:50 am

Music City Bowl is obviously better then Liberty. How do they take a Tennessee team who we won head to head over us?

RomeDawg

November 28th, 2010
1:52 am

Any bowl sounds good to me, however, I am curious to know why the Music City Bowl would pick Tennessee over UGA. Didn’t we spank UT pretty good this year?

Djv125

November 28th, 2010
1:56 am

do we have a chance to go to the national championship game this year?

Djv125

November 28th, 2010
1:57 am

mark may said on espn that if south carolina beats auburn next week georgia will jump over auburn to play oregon in the bcs title game

Djv125

November 28th, 2010
1:59 am

o sorry i thought this was the basketball blog

Rob

November 28th, 2010
2:03 am

Extra weeks of practice for Boise and 2011 are going to be huge.

Don

November 28th, 2010
2:05 am

RomeDawg, because Nashville is in Tennessee. I’ll be in Memphis for the game against whomever.

Marcus

November 28th, 2010
2:08 am

Aaron Murray is the reason UGA almost lost. He should have gone out there on defense and stopped the triple option on his own. And his completion rating was a horrid 79% with 271 yards and 3 touchdowns. Are you kidding me? He is the worst QB ever to play at UGA.

RomeDawg

November 28th, 2010
2:10 am

Don,

Memphis is in Tennessee as well, but I agree, I will be in Memphis too.

Eat it St. Simons

November 28th, 2010
2:13 am

Lay down the crack pipe Marcus. (((42-34))) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Karma is a b***h GT, enjoy Shreveport!!!!!

Al

November 28th, 2010
2:15 am

Memphis will be a great location for a bowl game. Fun town!!

75-76-DAWG

November 28th, 2010
2:16 am

Enter your comments here

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

November 28th, 2010
2:17 am

We’re on a 2 game winning streak over the nerds….they suck.

David77Dawg

November 28th, 2010
2:18 am

Is Marcus some closet teckmite?

Dawg Tired

November 28th, 2010
2:20 am

I shudder to think how bad we’ll be without AJ and Durham and with that group we call the defense. When you give up more points to a team than either Duke or Kansas gave up to that same team, things do not look good on that side of the ball. Yes, we have a good QB, but no running backs and now no receivers. This plus we are dumber than dirt – we refuse to take a knee with 85 seconds left and thereby give Tech its only chance to win the game. Fortunately, their QB is the worse passer in the nation, throwing the ball in the dirt while our brilliant running back is celebrating a TD Tech intentionally let us score so they could get the ball back.

We might get a stud running back. We might get a stud receiver to replace AJ. We might even find someone to play and coach defense. Sure, I understand all those are long shots, but the one thing I’m positive about bothers me even more: “There ain’t no cure for stupid,”

Us playing Boise? I prefer us playing James Madison. Neither would be a lock (for us, obviously),

UGA season ticket holder since 1986

November 28th, 2010
2:39 am

Admittedly, Tech was determined tonight to be the “Most Worst” [sic] team rather than Georgia beating them. Good points: Not a single roughing the passer, hit out of bounds or excessive celebration penalty. Good point: The Defense really saved Georgia tonight by not giving up any points on three fumbles and a lost kickoff. Good point: Murray passing was great. Now, if we could get a five star in state running back, we’d be ready to take off.

DodgerDawg

November 28th, 2010
2:41 am

Dawg Tired, leave the public library, go back to your house (cardboard box under the 75/85 tunnel) and suck up the ninth loss in ten years. UGA is still bowl bound and still is the dominating force in GA football. SEE ya (read BEAT ya) next year

Joe Cox

November 28th, 2010
3:11 am

Mike Bobo is terrible I predicted 6 straight plays he called tonight. The sad part is that I only predicted 6 plays. Get a 7 point lead then run on 1st, run on second, force a pass on third and long when your qcb is 14-17 with over 250 yds at that point. You cant make this stuff up. I would bet my house that I could destroy Bobo or Richt in a game of ncaa, especially in the coach only mode.

87RxDawg

November 28th, 2010
5:08 am

They might have beat us if half the techies hadn’t been at the new Harry Potter movie.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
5:10 am

June Jones, after 19-29 record as Falcons head coach was fired 1996; he had been O.C. the 3 years before that.

His offense is as crappy as is Paul Johnson’s.

Never in the NFL or college has he enjoyed a success as that team’s head coach over the period he was head coach. SMU what a joke of an opponent that would be. 16-21 at SMU, for example. Run & Shoot, but never run the ball, he would actually fit right in here at UGA, a football team with a “TANDEM” of running backs – cough cough.

Southern Methodist University, off its NCAA imposed “Death Penalty.”

Hawai’i coach June Jones got his butt beat by The Bulldogs January 8, 2008. It seems our current coaches however cannot get consistent pressure on known passing downs and still cannot cover my mother on a route. We look like New Mexico on Defense.

Coach Richt ends the season tied for 8th worst football team in The SEC, after a similar finish last season, also about the same for 2006. 4 losses 2006, 2008 was a total disaster the worst season in the history of Bulldogs’ football both on and off the field; you might recall the 21 out carousing Athens prior to the Opening Game, for example ? 2009 we lost 5 and we topped that in 2010 with 6 losses.

Only team we can beat is Georgia tek.

1-9 vs Coach Richt, Georgia tek is wholly unable to recruit this talent-laden state at # 51 recruiting class for Paul Johnson, annually. It has to be pretty darn disheartening to be involved in the woebegone football program # 34 in wins since 1959 fifty years, and look over in the stands and see the few fans you have are all Nerds of the highest order.

God Awful looking fans in the stands tonight.

I am still holding out for January 8 Birmingham Bowl vs South Florida.

A Bowl Game vs George O’Leary (résumé faker) UCF means nothing, but it does go to prove that Florida sucked this season. Beat us, but then again so did everyone else

but

Georgia tek.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
5:10 am

If we wanted to play 1 of these crappy teams this season, we should have scheduled them during the regular season this year instead of Colorado, whom with AJ Green we were over-matched.

1-9 vs Coach Richt, Georgia tek sucks; but that is all Coach Richt can beat. Please do not discuss CMR record at UGA 10 years of 3-10 vs Top 10 Final AP Poll teams. Please do not discuss 13-12 vs SEC East the last 5 full entire seasons. Just 9-1 vs Georgia tek, whom my mother would be ashamed to be on the same field with beating up a hapless group of losers. Why can we get up for that game, but 10 games in 10 years vs such opponents, CMR has managed to lose 10 games against totally unranked teams in the Top 25 Final AP Poll during his tenure here ?

Marlon Brown, thank you for salvaging the season for us tonight with your fumble recovery.

Todd Grantham, nothing personal son, but Coach Richt has not hired 1 good assistant coach in 10 years of this CMR Era. 417 yards on the ground and another 101 in the air. You had 2 weeks to prepare for this game. God Almighty; I would hate to think what would have happened a week ago.

Caleb King, can someone tell him to declare please ?

Washaun, once you get enough yards to make the 1st down to run out the clock, you have to get on your knee. Is there no one on CMR’s staff who knows a thing about football ?

And, what was this hug of the reluctant Anthony Allen, Coach Richt ? That is sickening to watch.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
6:04 am

Aaron Murray our best player all season, is 2-7 on converting 3rd downs and 6-6 as a starter with yet a game left to not end up with a losing record for the season. A season in which he beat NO ONE. A season which he also LOST to Colorado with AJ Green (Also lost to hapless Florida with AJ Green and lost to Auburn with AJ Green and lost for good measure to 3 more teams without AJ Green.)

# 50 in Total Offense the Field General has the last say about what play he will check off to at the line.

# 76 at Kickoff Returns. I thought we were supposed to be so great on Offense & Special Teams ?

# 54 in sacks of Aaron Murray

# 56 in sacks of opposing Quarterbacks

We were beat on both sides on the line all season long

Better to be 6-6 than try by God to throw a completion on 3rd down

Take the sack instead

Washaun Ealey ends the season 751 yards rushing 85 receiving

Caleb Darnell King 430 yards rushing 8 receiving – scored 2 TD equally his # of arrests

Boy are we going to miss Justin Houston next year and Akeem Dent and Kris Durham (over 1000 yds career) and Brandon Boykin (787 this year after 988 last year returning kickoffs & put in games for like 1 play all 2008 wasted season) and Clint Boling and Shaun Chapas 7 TD and no fullback in sight to replace him and Vance Cuff and Chris Davis and Josh Davis and Demarcus Dobbs and Darryl Gamble and Kiante Tripp and Brandon Wood and Akeem Hebron and Fred Munzenmaier and AJ Green.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
6:08 am

16 very good players just played their last game at Sanford Stadium

Notso Fast

November 28th, 2010
6:16 am

It was a game that one team had to win. I can’t think that other than their own fans anybody paying money to go see these teams perform this year.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
6:17 am

16 better players than we had come in the 2010 Signing Class and 16 better players than we have coming in in the 2011 Class too.

4 losses 2006 and in 2007 beat no one, 2006 beat # 9 Auburn

3 losses 2008 beat no one Top 25 Final AP Poll

5 losses 2009 beat no one Top 10 Final AP Poll

6 losses 2010 beat no one Top 100 Final AP Poll

20 losses 5 years, average 4 losses a season, beat 1 Top 10 team over 5 years now, James Madison has a better record than that.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
6:26 am

It was a season to forget.

After 2009 which was a season to forget.

After 2008 which was the worst season of the last 3.

Or in backwards order :

3 losses 2008, beat no one, everyone on team arrested worst season all time UGA

5 losses 2009, beat no one, remained # 2 all-time in Fulmer Cup Arrests/Suspension

6 losses 2010, beat NO ONE, won Fulmer Cup Ntl Champ most arrested/suspended

HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION folks

benadawg

November 28th, 2010
6:30 am

I think we are becoming The same as Tenn was wanting to rid itself of Fat Phil…Be careful what you wish for…. Now go right the ship CMR, or you will be the highest paid missionary out there.

Dawg house

November 28th, 2010
6:35 am

BoWeevil, go back to bed.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
6:55 am

Dawg house

Sorry to rain on your Parade. I just know you came running in here first thing this morning to BRAG on Coach Richt

Buckeye

November 28th, 2010
7:27 am

B I R M I N G H A M B O W L

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
7:40 am

Nice season Coach Richt

Nice 5-year run of your own recruits Coach Richt

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

November 28th, 2010
7:43 am

Lighten up Bo Weevil…..a couple of mediocre recruiting classes takes a while to recover from…..sign Crowell and we are immediately better…….defense will improve overall even if we do lose Houston which will probably happen…….

I have not heard anyone give Richt credit this season for reducing the penalty and turnover ratio…..the improvement in penalties comes from coaching and discipline…..give CMR credit.

Marcus

November 28th, 2010
7:48 am

Enter your comments here

BoWeevil is Marcus

November 28th, 2010
7:49 am

Yep, he’s Marcus….

BoWeevil is Marcus

November 28th, 2010
7:49 am

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:08 am

Lighten up me ?

Stats ?

20 LOSSES the last 5 years is NOT A STAT

That’s called LOSSES

4 a year average the last 5 YEARS

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:09 am

Coach Richtites Apologist

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:09 am

We just need 1 player

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:10 am

then, name the 1 who is NOT coming here

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:12 am

That was the WORST-PLAYED game in the 117-year history of the series

rosezeee

November 28th, 2010
8:17 am

BoWeevil – I couldn’t agree more – Dawgs knew Tech was running on every play and still couldnt stop them – like pretty much everyone we played this year.

Grantham was choking on the sidelines

dawgfan

November 28th, 2010
8:20 am

“We’ve been talking about Georgia for basically all season,”

Oh brother…

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:20 am

Heard it all now

Give Coach Richt credit for THIS SEASON

6-6

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:20 am

Won / Loss is

NOT

a

STAT

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:23 am

Average

4 LOSSES a year

last 5 (FIVE) years

“Just need 1 guy to come here and boom we are great.”

“Give CMR credit for THIS SEASON.”

With 6 LOSSES

(I don’t give a DAMN about giving Coach Richt CREDIT in a 6-LOSS season)

What a total D.A.

Give CMR credit for this season with 6 (SIX) LOSSES

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:24 am

quit HIDING behind your keyboard

logging on as 6 DIFFERENT HANDLES in a ROW in same blog here

log in as yourself

have a GD conversation with me about how freaking frigin’ great Coach Richt is

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:25 am

Do you realize that Coach Richt in 10 years has yet to hire 1 assistant coach

just 1 mind you

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:26 am

don’t even get me started you little twit

independent

November 28th, 2010
8:26 am

I don’t understand why any city would want the filthy swine that is georgia to come to their city. Maybe they see it as a chance to increase revenue from all the fines that will get collected bailing the dog players out of jail. The question is, who will coach the game for ga? Richt will be leaving this week to take the job at Miami(Fl). Maybe you can elevate Bobo, that would be a scream

Andy in Blairsville

November 28th, 2010
8:28 am

Another season ends with another trip to the Tampax Bowl. How do they pay Mark Richt again?

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:29 am

“I have not heard anyone give Richt credit this season for reducing the penalty and turnover ratio…..the improvement in penalties comes from coaching and discipline…..give CMR credit”

1. who are YOU ?

2. LOST 6 games and you want me to stop and bow down to CMR

3. God Almighty

4. Same 6-LOSS season after 5-LOSS 2009 after 2008 debacle after 2006 four 4-loss season

5. Didn’t Coach Richt just win the FULMER CUP ?

6. You want to give CMR credit for this FULMER CUP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ?

I did not think so

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:30 am

you’ve got to be that patrick

patrick

a.h.

BoWeevil

November 28th, 2010
8:32 am

25 college football programs over these last 5 years this season now, average 10-win seasons

Andy in Blairsville

November 28th, 2010
8:34 am

The SEC has evolved and left UGA behind.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

November 28th, 2010
8:36 am

What about the possibility of CMR getting the call from the “U” to return back and coach the team? We all know the phone call is going to come. McGarity should make a quick call to Dan Mullen and gauge his interest in upgrading his Bulldog coaching gear.

Goober

November 28th, 2010
8:36 am

Hey Dawg nation. It’s that time of year to say “We gonna be number 1 next year”. Enjoy Memphis, I hear it’s beautiful in early Dec. Hee Hee

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

November 28th, 2010
8:38 am

Bo Weevil….I am not the other “apologists” under a different name…..if you want another Jim Donnan here then by all means, keep calling for Richt to be fired…..all great coaches have down years…..Dooley had mediocre and losing seasons…..

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

November 28th, 2010
8:43 am

Bo, the biggest complaint I have against CMR is that I think he has delegated too many recruiting decisions to RG….we have had several 4 and 5 star busts…..Charles White, Akeem Hebron, Ben Harden, to name a few……ultimately, recruiting does come down to the head coach, but RG deserves some of the blame……..just be happy that we beat the team coached by the coaching genius….the smartest coach in the game….the coach who calls plays from the sidelines….the coach who does not need a play sheet during the game…..you know, coach turkey neck….coach manboobs….coach fish fry….coach punch them in the face.

doggoneit

November 28th, 2010
8:45 am

Would someone please whisper to Todd Grantham that Peyton Manning was not the QB for Tech last night and that Tech almost always runs the football. Maybe he should put more players in the box to stop the run instead of playing the corners soft and dropping the safeties deep on every down. Please tell me that there wasn’t a superior DC available at half the cost. Perhaps Mannie Diaz, you think?

8 OUT OF 9

November 28th, 2010
8:45 am

Just enjoy the win and stop whining. liberty bowl will be fun great town.

Ryno

November 28th, 2010
8:56 am

Music City Bowl takes Tennessee because they’ve never been there and would sell many more tickets than Georgia would. Tennessee should be thrilled to make a bowl and Georgia should be ticked to have fallen this far this year.

Loyal to a fault

November 28th, 2010
8:58 am

I am a die hard Dawgs fan, love to make jokes about the North Avenue Trade School, etc., just like everyone else. But last night was the least satisfying win I have ever seen. We got flat outcoached. In every way. Once down 14 – 0 everything Paul Johnson did put his undermanned and less talented team in a position to win. He knew Grantham didn’t know how to defend the pitchman in a basic college offense. He knew we were weak up the middle with an undersized nose guard and undersized inside LB’s. He took advantage of our weaknesses.

When you give up 530 yards of offense to anyone, you suck.

Go Dawgs. But coach ‘em up.

USN Volunteer

November 28th, 2010
9:31 am

Liberty Bowl has been looking at Georgia all season…

Guess they thought you’d be crap this year too.

To Marcus Above

November 28th, 2010
9:39 am

Marcus marcus – lay off the wacky juice man, your views are getting hosed – Take off to the great white north it’s a beauty way to go. As for me, I’ve always wanted to see Elvis!

Mike S

November 28th, 2010
9:39 am

Bo, if I were you I would just go shoot myself. What a pitiful existence it must be to get this worked up over a sport. Good God man, get a friggin life and lay off the egg-nog this early in the morning.

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November 28th, 2010
9:40 am

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Sun Devil Dave

November 28th, 2010
9:40 am

Congrats Dawgs – but you gotta admit, fumbles and penalties have to stop! And as I’ve stated many times on this blog, if you get tired of CMR, he’s more than welcome here in Tempe.

Alpha23

November 28th, 2010
9:40 am

Schultz says a bad bowl is better than no bowl!!!! Why in the world should a 6-6 season be rewarded with a bowl game? Doesn’t make a lot of sense to me…….I guess it’s just so the players can say they went to a bowl game!!!! After a season like this, who really cares??

Dawg_Mike

November 28th, 2010
9:41 am

Poor Saint Simons is now officially on suicide watch.

Dawg_Mike

November 28th, 2010
9:42 am

That darn ball was slippery for both sides last night.

Alpha23 - Stay home

November 28th, 2010
9:44 am

If you don’t want to go, don’t go, if you don’t want to watch, don’t watch, if you don’t like the fact a 6-6 team is going bowling,shut up and go to Dairy Queen.

Atticus

November 28th, 2010
9:44 am

Coach Richt, there better be HUGE improvement next year. Your staff and players had a week off and that is all you have???? Your OC took away all the momentum with some horrible play calls and the DC still hasn’t taught a team to tackle and gave up 517 yards to a very bad team with a backup QB. I think it will delay the inevitable but you have the chance, what are you going to do with it?

Dawg_Mike

November 28th, 2010
9:46 am

Here’s something interesting for all who think UGA gets the most unsportsmanlike conduct calls.
The Ohio State University with a very clever way to lose 15 yards-

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Used-as-intended-Ohio-State-s-alternate-unis-ar?urn=ncaaf-289645

Alpha23

November 28th, 2010
9:46 am

Can people not see how mediocre a 6-6 season is???!!!! Georgia is kind of behind the curve in the SEC!!!! Time for more changes……..off. cord., head coach, and whoever teaches the fumbling!!!!

Down in Albany

November 28th, 2010
9:47 am

Marcus: You are an idiot and a disgrace to the Dawg Nation for your comments about Murray. He’s something special.

TampaGator

November 28th, 2010
9:48 am

Too bad Florida and Georgia can’t play each other again in the “Overrated 5-Star Recruits” Bowl in Podunck, Alaska, where no one will see them play.

Can you imagine….Georgia gets blown out by SMU in the Liberty and Florida gets blown out by Iowa in the Gator. It is gonna be fun to watch!

Please….these two teams should decline any bowl offers.

Alpha23

November 28th, 2010
9:48 am

Atticus, how many chances does a person get around here?? It’s been a long time since the dawgs were really any good!!!

college is forever

November 28th, 2010
9:52 am

http://www.collegelunchboxes.com When the defense finally shuts down the run, this will turn out to be a pretty good team until then they are very average. Bill Parcells said “you are what your record says you are.” In spite of the very good year Murray had this is a very average team. But your still my team, I could not imagine cheering for someone else. So go to Memphis and kick some ass. 4 weeks till Christmas and the UGA Classic Tin Lunchbox would make a great gift for Dawg fans of any age. The Battle Cry lives on: Go Dawgs!!!

RealDawg

November 28th, 2010
9:54 am

Why do we get screwed in the bowl politics every year? TN didn’ t even sell out all their home games and traveled like crap this year. We sold out every home AND every away game including Colorado and annual ass kicking in Jacksonville.

If Music City is going to take KY and TN over UGA all the time, then the damn Chick-fil-A bowl should just choose UGA and keep the money at home or Jacksonville should choose UGA for all the money (much more than FL) we pour into that city.

Saint Richt

November 28th, 2010
9:56 am

Its really too bad that Tech didn’t win last night….

Katherine

November 28th, 2010
10:01 am

USN Volunteer
November 28th, 2010
9:31 am

Liberty Bowl has been looking at Georgia all season…

Guess they thought you’d be crap this year too.

LOL that is rich coming from a tennessee fan. blah blah blah yes we all know georgia had a bad season. Its just nice to end with a win. The bowl game, wherever they end up going, hopefully will just be fun for them. So many bitter, negative people on these blogs.

truedawg

November 28th, 2010
10:01 am

GO DAWGS just happy to play in any bowl game.Tech is still our doormat.Great job justin houston

FBR

November 28th, 2010
10:03 am

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FBR

November 28th, 2010
10:08 am

Been watching UGA football many years. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a defense as poor as this one. They have absolutely no idea how to stop the run–either up the middle or on the edge. They are just totally pitiful.

Swampdawg

November 28th, 2010
10:10 am

This DAWG Defense doesn’t deserve a Bowl Game. They are pathetic! They CAN’T STOP ANYBODY! They look like and play like Grambling out there! We need more “Diversity” on this Defense! Need players like David Pollack, Terry Hogue, Kirby Smart and even Twardos! Sometimes you need to forfeit speed for physical and Mental Strength! Come on Richt! Can’t you see what is going on with the TEAM?

TampaGator

November 28th, 2010
10:18 am

Bobo might be your head coach for the Liberty….as Richt leaves for Miami next week.

TampaGator

November 28th, 2010
10:19 am

Can you imagine a team with Georgia’s defense and Florida’s offense!!! How bad would that team be????

Jupiter

November 28th, 2010
10:20 am

As an employee of Ben Epps Airport I must notify everyone that a U of M plane landed in Athens early this morning. Either Miami officials wanted a Chili Cheese Dog from the Varsity or there is a coach in town they are interested in.

Special! Read all about it!! Cheese for sale

November 28th, 2010
10:24 am

Come on in Dawg Fans, I have many types of cheese, swiss, cheddar (mild and sharp), American, Mexican blend, Manacatti, all for your tasting with that damn whining I’m hearing. If UGA loses, you want to fire the Coach, if UGA wins, you want to fire the coach. There’s no wonder the news media doesn’t give UGA respect, their own fans don’t!!!

RMikel58

November 28th, 2010
10:25 am

At first i thought Georgia should decline any Bowl offers. They’ve surrendered the 4th Quarter to alot of teams as if they’ve run out of gas. My thing i guess is this would be for the Seniors on that team that it would be fitting to go out that way.
I believe there one of the best 6-6 teams out there. AJ Green missing 4 games hurt us and yet we still have a shot at a bowl. I know it wasnt a glamorous season so many games that should’ve been won we lost to a penalty or a fumble. We didnt get any breaks and the other teams did.
Look around ya this year and see how many top programs in the nation have had a bad year. Itsa amazing that normally Ohio St., USC, Penn State, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma have normally 10 wins. Now teams like Stanford, Oregon , South Carolina, Auburn, are off the charts.
Hey look Georgia has its problems i know, they have got to get a New Offensive Coordinator to take it to the next level.
I f i were Mark Richt and wanted to keep my job there at Georgia, i’d be seeking an OC as soon as the season is over.
Todd Grantham that 3-4 is good and it has it bad spots too. Why do you not make adjustments before or after the half?
Tech murdered us on running yards 400 plus yds. 90 something plays would wear an NFL team out. Where was the corners on the options btw? Boykin started to play better but man were we slow to get around the corners.
Conditioning those players wouldnt be a bad thing in the off season Todd. Youre getting to be like Bobo “one dimensional” how bout shifting and/or disguising your D.
I have no answer but 3-4 gives up 3 yards a play on your bubble and they were gaining 8-10 plus yards a carry. Youre gonna have to beef up the defensive line in some way cause giving up 50 pounds on the line will wear a player out eventually.
Offensively i’d say Bobo gets a “C” on offense. You as always never established the run and AJ making spectacular catches got you out of the hole.
No screens, no mis-direction plays, reverses, or dumping the ball to the tailback. Murray needs to work on that because he overhrows/under throws screens.
Georgia needs to recruit a 5 star RB cause Washaun cant break tackles, Caleb King fumbles too much.
We got the WR and TE but we need to focus DL, LB recruiting this year.
To your Recruiters…………. not sure who recruits what but sometimes you have to fly or drive a great distance inorder to get a great player so i dont know why that isnt done. Maybe you dont wanna fly or arent motivated enough but some of the stories im hearing is that some of your recruiters arent returning calls to potential players.
Just in the evidence of Cam Newton tells me that some of you coaches cant look at potential when its there and youre only concerned about filling spots. What if Auburn put Cam Newton at DE/TE where would they be today?

ToccoaDawg

November 28th, 2010
10:27 am

We OWN this state!

Nothing to bag about Toccoa

November 28th, 2010
10:35 am

A bunch of corrupt politicians, state workers getting caught watching porno instead of earning their salaries, a current governor who’s idea of job creation is building a water park in the bonnies, tax increases in the guise of helping the public, and two medocre teams UGA and GT. Nothing to crow about, but wait South Carolina has been crowing since the second game of the season -

TheXman

November 28th, 2010
10:42 am

how can you say letting a team score is smart? why not try and cause a turnover? richt did the right thing in trying to set up for a field goal to put uga up by 4..uga couldnt run the clockout completely or richt would have done that. so he instead wanted to get 1 more first down. tech was stupid to think they would score in 1 min and 22 seconds with no timeouts, when every scoring drive they had took well over 5 min. with no passing game tech had no chance at all of scoring a td. they would have been better off trying to force an ealy fumble than use that logic. again stupid move by PJ if he really did let them score.

TheXman

November 28th, 2010
10:50 am

look at the stats…uga avg scoring drive was like 2 min or so. uga score 35 points on 48 plays and still gained almost 500 yards. where it took ga tech 92 plays to get to 512. uga and tech both avg 5.3 yards a rush but uga avg yarss per play was almost 9 where techs was almost 6 yards. uga took points off the board when the fumbled twice and the acc refs took 7 points off when they took two first downs away on ga techs 5 yard line. uga could have score 50 plus easy and its only going to get worse now that all of the div 1 a players will be gone. the last one is allen.

USN Volunteer

November 28th, 2010
10:54 am

I don’t see how it’s rich. We knew this year was going to be bad. No one in Knoxville had illusions of grandeur. Just because my team is bad doesn’t mean I don’t get to laugh to your misfortune. Wasn’t the year with Murray that you guys were gonna take dominance over the SEC East? I remember talks of an SEC Title in the beginning of the season, course with you UGA folks it’s always Title talk in the beginning of the season, despite how bad you really are. One I thing I learned from living in GA for 16 years is that you folks always are a glass half-full fanbase, it’s admirable, but then it becomes hilarious right around this time. It’s annual thing. UGA Disappointment is like the sun rising and sun setting. It’s always on time and always beautiful.

Hire Mark Richt

November 28th, 2010
10:54 am

According to the ESPN talking heads in the booth last night Grantham spent practice time way back in summer camp just to stop the Tech running game. How did that work out? It is painfully clear that Coach G is blind to the fact the three four scheme can’t stop the option.Tech with a backup QB runs the wild on the Dawgs defense ,without the threat of any passing attack, Are the players just terrible or is the coaching schemes just wrong.750,000 dollars for this is just unacceptable.Send Coach back to the NFL where he can put his three four scheme to good use against predictable NFL offenses.

Mr. Red

November 28th, 2010
10:58 am

10 years no National Championships. 5 years nothing!

Tell me again why MR is the greatest thing to UGA football since sliced bread!

Fire MR now!

question

November 28th, 2010
10:58 am

Does the x man know anything about football?

Mr. Red

November 28th, 2010
11:00 am

MR has been rebuilding for 2 years and will be rebuilding again in 2011. What a joke!

PTC DAWG

November 28th, 2010
11:03 am

AJC, I’m begging you, give your boards some credibility by requiring a registration and then moderate the boards.

The same drivel post after post is below even your publication.

Mr. Red

November 28th, 2010
11:08 am

The AJC has as much credibility as Dan Rather, CBS News and HuffPo. That is to say none!

To USN Vol - Hehe

November 28th, 2010
11:12 am

Got only one word in response: Kiffen

To USN Vol - Hehe

November 28th, 2010
11:15 am

No maybe two, USC and I don’t mean South Carolina LOL

To USN Vol - Hehe

November 28th, 2010
11:15 am

Let’s go for three, Trojan – and not the medical kind LOL

Supes

November 28th, 2010
11:23 am

Any bowl is good at this point b/c it’ll give this team the extra much needed practices between now and the bowl game.

I’m not gonna say Tenn doesn’t deserve to go to the Music City Bowl…it’s a good match for that bowl game, they wanna have local interests involved, they chose or want Tenn…good for them. Glad to see Tenn make a bowl…the way the season started it looked like a 2-3 win season for them.

As far as UGA going to the Liberty Bowl…give how we got there (at 6-6) I’ll take it and hope to see improvement…especially on defense.

One of the 2 things is happening…either Grantham was the wrong hire…or simply UGA doesn’t have the players HERE now to run the schemes that Grantham wants to run. Maybe a combination of both…which is why the Defense has looked so bad for most games this season.

We did improve our plus/minus turnover margin…so that’s good (as far as the defense goes)…but most of the time we can’t stop anyone, not even a high school offense with 3 plays and a backup QB who can’t throw the ball to save his life.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

November 28th, 2010
11:28 am

It’s sad to realize how low the dawgs have sunk. Consider Tennessee with a first year coach. Dawgs beat them pretty good earlier in the year but what would happen if we played them now?

We’re going backwards and every team in the league except maybe Vandy is getting better.

Shoney's "two for one shrimp" on Friday nights

November 28th, 2010
11:29 am

Hey, um Techers. We UGA fans belive every word that y’all say, especially about Shreveport. It will be so hillarious seeing y’all in the Independence Bowl. That Shoney’s shrimp is decent when priced two plates for one. AAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHA

Is this not what y’ll said last year???? ” it is the wosts bowl” or it is ” the loser’s bowl” or the “downward spiral bowl”. I prefer this last one because it is on track with GT coaching history. History? what do you mean?? How dare you speak to me about GT history.

At GT, since 1967 and counting Bobby Dodd ( Vince ran him out of town ) GT has had a new football coach every 3.5 years. By next October, GT will be right at that HISTORICAL thresh hold ……3.5 years and with CPJ’s dismal record, that IS IN a downward spiral, especially in recruiting ……………..he will be soon fired OR he quits.

Be careful …………..be very careful ……………Colorada WON the NC in 90 with a wishbone squad. They just might be the place fofr his joke by coke offense ……………it does generate the stats, just not the Ws. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHA

IS CPJ headed for Boulder??? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm? 3.5 years and theya re gone around The Flats.

RMikel58

November 28th, 2010
11:33 am

Whiners huh? People on here that vent their views are just as loyal to their team as you are. What venting means your anti-georgia fan? Maybe some things said are crazy and unrealistic but some are actually good talking points as well.
Alot of you here that dont point out things that Georgia can improve on to better their team is the same fans that go to the game and fall sleep in the stands. Or spend your time texting or getting drunk and are only there for social reasons or just tail gating.
Have you sat in the bleachers when it was 24% and/or remained seating while Florida trounces Georgia?
I sat there while Tebow ran up n down the sidelines acting like a clown but then remembering he was a fan too.
Gator fans laughing and joking about Georgia during the game but i told my wife i was gonna sit here until the last play no matter what. Did you so called GEORGIA FANS LEAVE EARLY TO PARTY?
I stayed and watched and listened and i allowed the Gator fans to have their moment in the sun because they deserved it and it wasnt being directed at me personally.
When you come on here and attack georgia fans because their point of view might be different than yours you have no right to call them whiners or fair weathered fans. Their venting…………. they love Georgia as much or maybe more than you and this what makes America so great.

To RMike158

November 28th, 2010
11:41 am

I fly from Arizona EVERY Halloween to see Georgia get trounced and you don’t hear me bemoaning the loss. I get so aggrivated at hearing UGA fans call for beheadings of CMR (punning my friend, just punning) when they as you do should stay till the end! I agree, they’ll run out when the opposing team get’s a 3 pt lead and open their tequila bottle (which ain’t so bad with lime). All I was saying is: Support CMR, everyone goes thru a down time, I do even! CMR is the best thing to happen to UGA in quite a while and remember this, Murray is a freshman!! Healthy, and UGA is looking at the NC!!!!!

RealDawg

November 28th, 2010
11:41 am

Its not about deserving a bowl or accepting a bowl. It is about bowl politics. My point is that we continually lose the bowl politics game. Bowls aren’t about anything other than money and politics.

We have the largest tv market in the Southeast and have continually traveled very well. Just look at the bowl selection process last year. Somebody in our front office isn’t playing the game very well.

To RMike158

November 28th, 2010
11:42 am

PS The boy has an arm!!!

RMikel58

November 28th, 2010
11:44 am

I still want to congradulate Ga. Tech though, they kept up with Georgia and alot of Ga. Tech fans thought Georgia was gonna blow them out. Georgia has had that kind of season, getting way ahead then letting teams catch up.
Maybe its conditioning, coaching, not being focused, or momentum. Tech made alot of fans sweat but those are the kinda games weve grown to expect no matter the record.
Tech won the ACC last year and just as Georgia its a rebuilding year. Paul Johnson ran the ball down our throats with big yards and we couldnt stop them.
If it wasnt for some big plays Georgia would have been in a pickle and the score might have been different.
You’ll be better by next season and so will Georgia and next years game will be as entertaining as this one im sure.
Best of luck in the Bowl Games Tech and look forward to seeing you guys next year.

wildbill

November 28th, 2010
11:46 am

Yes, we should go to a bowl. On one condition, that our opponent would be from one of the following colleges,
1. Converse College.
2. Brenau
3. Furman
4. North Georgia College
5. Agnes Scott

long-time dawg

November 28th, 2010
11:46 am

Forbes recently named Birmingham as one of America’s “top” ten(#7)dirtiest cities. Yes, that would be an appropriate place for UGA to go bowling.

Love Mark Richt-Hate Coach Richt

November 28th, 2010
11:57 am

Please Coach Richt call the “U” and tell them you wanna come.

[...] Georgia to the Liberty Bowl? [...]

RMikel58

November 28th, 2010
12:00 pm

Some of you fans are lucky more than i, i cant afford season tickets i have 5 kids but Georgia gets alot of TV time where alot of other SEC schools dont. We’re really lucky and especially me to get to watch them play.
I have to DVR it cause my wife gives me a “honey-do-list” on saturdays and sometimes i get to watch it live so my friends dont call me during the game incase i DVR it.
Bowl games i agree are political and money oriented and most of the big schools get invites based on fan base and what it brings in.
This was season that had more downs than up’s. Richt has done an incredible job just look at his stats against any of the georgia coaches since he’s been there. To me that means alot. He had 17 players on injured reserve list and had a great year.
We didnt get any breaks this year, not one. The 1980 National team did. You know the 12-0 team with Herschel. Played 5 teams that were under .500 1 team just above .500 and the rest just above .500 with 3 going to bowl games.
Georgia won 2 games in the final minute that year Tennessee and Florida. That was luck! Everything went their way that year didnt it?
Isnt this fun and what makes us better fans in football? My neighbors are Tech fans, Bama fans, Tenn fans but i couldnt have better neighbors except on saturday but their the same fans that pull for Georgia when we’re not playing against them, the same neighbors that would lend me their lawn mower or tools and would help me if i asked for it.
I think for the most part fans that say detrimental things toward others need to remember this because their only fans and they get their turn sooner or later and i hope we dont say personl things about our fellow neighbors and americans that we cant take back.

Reality Check

November 28th, 2010
12:05 pm

Georgia played awful and was easily predictable on offense but that was still good enough to ship Tech.

And where were the Tech fans? The Tech football team and band outnumbered Tech fans in attendance?

Why would a high school recruit want to play for Tech, whose fans will not support their team?

RMikel58

November 28th, 2010
12:05 pm

Gotta go and get ready for the Falcons game but thanks for letting me talk on here and venting, best of luck to our GEORGIA BULLDOGS hopefully saviouring our season but if they dont ,we’ll be there next year pulling for them.
God Bless you and your families!

What Georgia Tech fans?

November 28th, 2010
12:09 pm

Georgia Tech did not sell out one single home game in Atlanta. And the only visiting team in Athens that brought fewer fans to the game than Georgia Tech was Idaho State.

Georgia Tech fans are not only few and hard to find but they are the most ‘fair weather’ fans in all of college football.

Dogfaddle

November 28th, 2010
12:17 pm

Georgia didn’t beat a single decent team all season. The final game was clumsy, ugly affair. Our players have underperformed for years. We stink because of Richt and next year will be the same. The new UGA bulldog perfectly represents the current state of Georgia football, half asleep and content to stay that way.

DawgVoiceofReason

November 28th, 2010
1:13 pm

XMan,

I think there is a key point that you are missing. The ONLY way Tech could win the game was to get the ball back somehow, whether by fumble recovery or even a UGA touchdown. The question is could UGA have run out the clock without scoring. The answer is YES, and probably without getting a first down. All we had to do was take a knee. Tech had no timeouts and the clock would have gone to zero, probably after two more plays (it was second down) and definitely after a fourth down. Unless there is some factor that I’m not aware of, we GAVE them the one chance they had to win the game. Fortunately, because their coach attempted to pass with a team that is essentially incapable of it, we won anyway.

We

November 28th, 2010
1:23 pm

The Tool Box Bowl – GT vs Agnus Scott

USN Volunteer

November 28th, 2010
1:35 pm

Hey I’ll be the first one to point a tomahawk at Kiffin’s house. I’m happy to have the class act from a Bulldog Legend. Good luck in your bowl game.

What a joke

November 28th, 2010
1:41 pm

So UGA pays a team half a million dollars to come out to Ga beat the crap out of them and then bragg about going to a bowl. They need a bid to the toilet.

Vols R

November 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

liberty bowl? are you serious? That’s the worst bowl of all for SEC teams. UT will be in a better bowl than that—-Music City in Nashville! Richt better get it together and start winning in 2011–or they’ll run him out of town. UT’s going to be dominating the SEC east soon–maybe richt should take the miami job and coach in the weak acc.

BobbyDawg

November 28th, 2010
3:07 pm

If the Dawgs had any kind of defense we’d probably see them win a national championship in the next year or two,but as it is we’ll be lucky to see them win 8 or 9 games. Can anybody imagine how many points Boise State would run up on us? MR is a great leader, but he is NOT a defensive coach and he needs to find someone who is. I guess Irk Russell just spoiled me.

Chase

November 28th, 2010
5:46 pm

Those 2 teams show no competition for UGA, too bad our season turned out like so. I see this as the same bowl game verse A&M last year, a blowout.

T-Dog $

November 28th, 2010
6:11 pm

Grantham makes $750,000—-after that first season, will he get a huge raise and bonus?

ScreaminDawg

November 28th, 2010
7:23 pm

Get rid of BOBO and please just anyone to teach someone how to tackle.

AFDawg

November 28th, 2010
9:30 pm

Jupiter and TampaGator, I hope you are right. If Colorado or Miami could lure Richt away — that would be a great thing for Georgia football. Does everyone realize that UGA and TN ended-up with the same overall and conference records this year — TN has first year coach Derek Dooley who inherited a program in complete turmoil. Did you see the way FSU figured out how to dismantle Florida this year — that was great coaching. It should have been the same way for UGA over FL this year too. Georgia deserves better coaching.

SEC sayer

November 28th, 2010
9:38 pm

And Ga will give Richt a raise next year. – amazing! Not it is NOT look at all the Dumb masses graduating out of GA now.,

6-6 and you guys are Ok with that?

The SEC is laughing at Ga football now

SEC sayer

November 28th, 2010
9:41 pm

At least most SEC teams can put GA down as a ” WIN ” for next year. I see this team hitting bottom with all its T H U G S

SEC sayer

November 28th, 2010
9:42 pm

UGA has T H U G fans too

Vols, B.

November 28th, 2010
10:18 pm

RealDawg

November 28th, 2010
9:54 am
“Why do we get screwed in the bowl politics every year? TN didn’ t even sell out all their home games and traveled like crap this year. We sold out every home AND every away game including Colorado and annual ass kicking in Jacksonville.”

RealDawg…UT averaged right at 100k in attendance this year, and traveled very well to LSU (sold allotment), Memphis (30k+ UT fans), and Vandy (30k+ UT fans). We didn’t sell our entire UGA allotment for first time that I can remember (probably b/c it was week following the trip to LSU). If you want to talk about UT and attendance… you might want to check out how your stadium looked for our game this year…

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/459864/Screen_shot_2010-10-09_at_12.29.28_PM.png

The other endzone was empty as well.

Buckeye Dan

November 28th, 2010
10:32 pm

Hehehe, I’d be nice to have him back in memphis on 12/31. That’s setting your sights high.

UGA Dawg 97

November 28th, 2010
10:33 pm

Miami, Please take CMR, PLEASE!

Mark Richt

November 28th, 2010
10:35 pm

I may even get a raise out of this. Shreavport last year, Memphis this year. I hit .500 and these dumb rednecks are ok with it. Why would I want to go any where else?

Todd Grantham

November 28th, 2010
10:38 pm

I can’t believe these fools are paying me this much. By the way, I was giving the choke sign to Aaron Murray in Jax. If it wasn’t for my D that little snot nosed frat boy woulda choked away another game.

Mobile Dawg

November 28th, 2010
10:40 pm

Well Coach, maybe you should look for another job. You must have a great agent to throw up this smoke screen. Jim Harbaugh, Dan Mullin, or Chris Peterson and we will compete in years to come with Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Auburn.

DD795

November 28th, 2010
11:47 pm

What a QB Ann Murry is.

flagboy?

November 29th, 2010
12:00 am

whoa. . . BoWeevil?? This isn’t the same BoWeevil from YEARS and YEARS ago is it??

flagboy?

November 29th, 2010
12:04 am

Bowls are about selling tickets and hotel rooms.

If you really think it’s about much else, like picking the better team, you’re fooling yourself.

$750,000

November 29th, 2010
1:42 am

Todd needs a raise! His D against Tech was amazing!!!!!

Steve

November 29th, 2010
1:47 am

RomeDawg, I dont think you understood Don’s answer to your question.

You asked why the Music City bowl would pick UT and he repsonded because it’s in Tennessee .. and you said so was Memphis. Memphis doesn’t matter in this case as that bowl game picks AFTER the Nashville bowl. Trust me, Memphis would LOVE to get UT instead of UGA and if they had the first pick they would do the same .. but they don’t.

Here is one kicker though. UGA will likely be looked at for the Chick-Fil-A bowl. Yes, that bowl usually picks no worse than the 5th SEC team (or 6th of two SEC teams make the BCS), but .. that could come down to Mississippi State, Georgia or Florida. Though MSU travels well, it doesn’t travel anywhere near like UGA. The Gator bowl is a possibility also.

Pick order for SEC bowls (based on Auburn winning, which is definitely not a sure thing)
* – BCS Championship game – Auburn
1 – Sugar Bowl – Arkansas (SEC top non-NC game team, and Sugar Bowl will likely pick an SEC team)

2 – Capital One Bowl – LSU. The bowl must select the team with the next best overall record or a team within one win of the team with the next best overall record. Assuming a South Carolina loss, then LSU has to be this team

The Outback, Chick-fil-A and AT&T Cotton Bowls will work with the conference office to determine picks 3-5. The Cotton Bowl has the first preference of teams from the Western Division and the Outback Bowl has first preference of teams from the Eastern Division. The Cotton or Outback Bowl can select teams outside of its divisional preference, but must not select them before the opposite bowl selects from its divisional preference. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has the selection of preference following the Cotton and Outback Bowls.

Based on the above.
3 – Cotton Bowl – Alabama (prefers to choose from the West, though they can choose East)
4 – Outback – South Carolina (prefers to choose from the East, though they can choose West)
5 – Chick-Fil-A – Mississppi State. I know .. I know. UGA or Florida would bring in more revenue, but remember .. the SEC Conference office deteremines teams 3-5 and MSU would be positioned ahead of UF and UGA based on record and strength of the West this year. Sucks for UF and UGA fans, but unless the Conference office determines that they want to make sure tickets are sold before anything else, then MSU is the team despite what many other sources are saying. Then again, who knows how the SEC office thinks, but I beleive they would have some explaining to do if they don’t slot MSU here.

*Note – I have read in some spots that the CFA bowl can pick outside the 3-5 range if they want, and that changes EVERYTHING. If they can, then you can bet they will choose UF or UGA. If FSU loses to VaTech, then my guess is the CFA selection stays away from UF as they won’t want a rematch. If that happens, then they may go with MSU .. but it could turn out to be … UGA. The rest of these projections are based off CFA choosing, or being forced to choose .. Mississippi State.

6. Gator Bowl – Florida (just makes sense due to location and them being the next SEC team)

NEXT
In selections 7-8, the AutoZone Liberty and Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowls will make their selections, not in any specific order, but in consultation with the SEC Office. The Bowls will rank available qualified teams in order of preference. If there are no similarities in the order of selection, the bowls will be granted its selection. If the bowls rank the same teams in preference, the team involved in the process would get its preference of which bowl to participate. (teams in order would be UGA, UT, UK). I believe for tie-breakers on preference they alternate years .. this might be why Tim is saying Music City picks first, though I cannot find that written anywhere.

7 – Music City Bowl – Tennessee. UGA could be forced on them by the league office, but they rarely do that for these lower bowls. Since the ‘preference’ allowance is in place, this bowl would go with the in-state team and choose UT.

8 – Liberty – UGA. Though watch out here. Believe it or not, UK might be a fan favorite here because of the more familiar basketball tie-ins. UK travels very well believe it or not and it is entirely possible UGA gets shafted. I would bet on this being UGA, but just saying it should not be assumed.

8 – Compass Bowl – UK

At least thats my take. Scout and ESPN vary from this. Scout does have UGA going to the Chick-Fil-A bowl, but I am not sure if they took into account all the rules of selection. I think the CFA bowl would honor UGA by picking them. I also think UGA fans would take the selection as a serious upgrade to the other bowls and would show up in droves.

Dave from GT

November 29th, 2010
7:51 am

UCF will light up the DAWGS!!!!!!!!

O Leary knows how to hit the QB……. Groh should take a lesson from him.

If UGA meets UCF in the Liberty, Murray will be carted out of that stadium.

That will happen early, then it will be lights out !!

MURPHY

November 29th, 2010
7:53 am

Dave from GT,

You Techies are to much. Is that was you do now? Cant beat the Dawgs so go and support the next victim?

WinderDawg

November 29th, 2010
7:54 am

We lost to Auburn (#1), Arkansas(#7), South Carolina (#19 should be ranked higher), Miss State (#17), Florida (No explanation), Colorado (fumble at end of game to prevent winning with Field Goal).
We also fumbled on the goal line at South Carolina. My take is that we need a stud running back neither King or Ealey are SEC Top Caliber Backs, we also need more size at CB. The receivers in the SEC are over 6′ tall and the days of the 5-10 CB are going away. I thought the offense was okay this year averaging over 30 the last 5 games. This with a Red shirt freshman turnovers from Murray were low but at the wrong time in some games. Let’s get a stud back & taller CB’s in this years class by playing the SEC east which is not what it use to be UGA should be in the mix next year. Glad we are not in the SEC west.

Bid dawg fan

November 29th, 2010
8:45 am

Mr Joe Cox, I dont know what game you looked at but, I thought that Bobo
called a pretty good game except for A few calls. your not going to get it right every time. As far as the 6 calls you made, if the truth was known 4 of the plays worked. Also I saw a lot of throwing on first down.
Plus if you can’t run in the SEC, Your not going to win anyway. Keep your job. If you knew any thing about coaching some body would be hired you by now.

Grady

November 29th, 2010
9:15 am

Vegas odds have Georgia playing in the Chick Fil A Bowl.

AltamahaDawg

November 29th, 2010
9:37 am

“Get a 7 point lead then run on 1st, run on second, force a pass on third and long when your qcb is 14-17 with over 250 yds at that point. You cant make this stuff up.”

Nor can you make up that that outside run which tech had no answer for had produced gains of 27, 13, 27, 10, 10 yrds on the previous 5 attempts. And the very next run attempt went for 29 yrds. Yea, What WAS the man thinking?

AltamahaDawg

November 29th, 2010
9:41 am

And there is a reason that you can predict what play is coming, becasue its the right play to run. becasue teams tend to DO what they can DO. NOBODY is out there knocking it out of the park as an OC simple because they are so unpredictable. If they are having any success, they are very predictable.

AltamahaDawg

November 29th, 2010
9:56 am

Pretty good take Winderdawg. Wouldn’t the discussion be so much more interesting if everybody spend time actually talking about needs on the field and not the completely subjective opinionated blatther? I mean some folks are still in here talking about things (over and over in some cases) that are just completely detached from any reality, as if somehow that matters.

But just for the record though, it’s the 7 games in a row now, not just 5. Only scored 27 at Co, so not 8 in row. I assume they are going to score 30+ in the bowl though. The previous best was 4 in a row, as I understand it.

harold

November 29th, 2010
11:22 am

THIS TOILET BOWL PROVES GEORGIA IS A BELOW AVERAGE PROGRAM WITH AN AVERAGE AT BEST COACH!

Richt 9 Tech 1

November 29th, 2010
12:42 pm

Is there anything more pathetic than listening to Tech fans brag about stats?

The Dawgs own Tech. UGA has won 9 of 10, 16 of 20, and 33 of 47. So go back to doing what you do best, Tech fans: Living through other teams and whining about how you could have won.

funny...

November 29th, 2010
1:49 pm

I’m not reading through the drivel on this blog but has anyone suggested Randy Shannon as a possible DC?

Grantham can die in a fire for all I care

funny...

November 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

Also, why can’t Mike Bobo figure out that this team needs to pass to set up the run?

…and next time I’m in the Tate Center before the game and Mike Bobo gives my wife the “hey baby” look before the game, I’ll drop him right there in front of everybody.

(makes me feel good though, my wife is worth oggling!)

funny...

November 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

Save the wife jokes too…

You’re already not funny or original.

haroldsadouche

November 29th, 2010
2:23 pm

and he knows it
Back to your D&D game Trekkie

O'Leary's Resume

November 29th, 2010
2:24 pm

42-34
ALL YEAR LONG
BBBWWWAAAAHHHAAAAHHHAAA

MURPHY

November 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

Just heard from a Gator Bowl Committee Member they want a UGA vs Michigan match up.

I-DOG

November 29th, 2010
5:18 pm

Richt not being considered by Colorado:

Folks are still pointing to CU as a possible place that might “lure Richt away”. He might go somewhere else, but he won’t be asked to take the helm in Boulder.

They have a search committee that does not have him on their radar. He isn’t on their list, period. If they can’t get someone at the top of their list, they will stick with interim coach Brian Cabral. The top of their list, right or wrong is Dave Logan, Eric Bienemy (spelling?) and former coach Bill McCartney.

If Richt leaves UGA to coach at ANY other team (including FSU or Miami)he must pay UGA at least $2,000,000 and possibly more depending on some details. He will also miss out on the whopping $2.4 million loyalty bonus he gets if he can make it to 2014 which sounds far away but really isn’t. That is an EXTRA $2.4, in addition to everything else he would make at UGA that year. So, it will cost him around $4.5 million to sign a deal with another team.

CU will likely offer their new coach about 4.0 over 3 years AT MOST, so Richt would coach for free at CU in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by taking that job. Maybe he can run a landscaping business or paint houses in the offseason to put food on the table for the family?

The sad part is that CU’s search committee doesn’t consider him a candidate because they just flat out don’t want him.

Miami or Michigan may come calling (I’d still have to see that to belive it). Can you imagine a Miami or MI fan after what they suffered thru hearing about the announcement of 6-6 coach Richt taking over their program? Couldn’t win the conference with AJ Green, Stafford, and Moreno, but he is going to take the maze and blue over the top against Ohio State with a finesse offense that can’t run the ball against CU? I don’t think that is going to excite a fanbase.

Can Miami really afford to pay Richt about $15 million over the next 4 years, so that Richt doesn’t have to take a pay cut? Remember, he has to pay between $2.0 and $2.5 if he leaves and loses the $2.4 extra bonus in 2014.

I would have mixed feelings if he were offered and accepted Miami. It might make things easier for UGA to move on by being forced to do so. I just don’t believe Miami will offer given his record the last 5 years and the buyout. Contrary to popular belief, there is no “Miami Clause”, the buyout penalty still applies.

How many?

November 29th, 2010
6:29 pm

Lets see. In one more month, it’s the off season.
What’s the over/under on criminal activity at one of the dirtiest programs in America? Last year was 12, with a marvelous performance by the AD. I’ll put it at 8.
And the recruits too stupid to make their mark and enter “school” despite bottom of the barrel entrance requirements? 4.

Kendell J.

November 29th, 2010
6:55 pm

Marcus, What have you been drinking? How many more quarterbacks do you know with a 72 Percentile average for pass efficiency? It was good enough for a win over Ga. Tech, who showed they were a pratty good team. I will take the any GA QB over just about any QB in the SEC.

Dawgtards ruin this state

November 29th, 2010
7:38 pm

as long as thUGA can tailgate @ piggly wiggly all is good. We educate dumb a** athletes into dumb a** adults, that’s why we ruin this state.

He Hate Gator

November 29th, 2010
8:18 pm

6-6 is a bowl trip extremely well earned!!!

Cy Mortimer

November 29th, 2010
9:19 pm

Yep , UGA to the Liberty…fine by me! It’s been
a while.

Nashville/Music City wants those Vols
who are on a roll with their hotshot Qb Bray.

A house divided

November 29th, 2010
9:24 pm

Great. My wife went to UCF, and I went to Georgia. Maybe I can tell her UCF stands for U of Connecticut – Frankfurt.

ALGANCVOL

November 30th, 2010
12:02 am

To the UGA fans that are questioning why the Music City Bowl will most likely choose UT over UGA, please keep in mind that the choice is more about the almighty dollar and not the head to head game between the two. I am a UT fan that has lived in GA for over 20 years and believe it or not, I do pull for UGA outside of our rivalry. Both of the bowls (Nashville and Memphis) would love to have UT because they are guaranteed to have a sellout and bring in some serious coin for their respective cities. UT has progressed and our fan base is excited about the direction that Dooley Jr is taking the program. After all of the BS that has transpired the last few years at UT, you can bet that we will be happy to be in either bowl and produce a significant profit for either city. In UGA’s case, it has been an extremely disappointing year for the expectations prior to the season. I’m not saying that UGA will not sell out either of the two bowl games, but look at it from their perspective. Who would be your first choice for generating revenue for your city? Regardless of who plays where, I will be pulling for the SEC representative in each game. Go Dawgs and Vols!!!

Tom

November 30th, 2010
7:35 am

Total BS. We beat Tennessee, we are better than Tennessee! And yet they are going to a better bowl?

I don’t care one thing about going to memphis!

autiger83

November 30th, 2010
10:28 am

Crowell is going to go to Auburn.

[...] As I mentioned Sunday, Georgia’s expected Liberty Bowl appearance would bring an interesting storyline — the opposing coach. Either Central Florida’s George O’Leary, the former Georgia Tech coach, or SMU’s June Jones, the former Atlanta Falcons coach. O’Leary was 3-4 vs. Georgia as Tech’s head coach from 1995 through 2001. Jones’ Hawaii team lost to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl following the 2007 season. Central Florida and SMU meet Saturday for the Conference USA championship and Liberty Bowl berth. [...]

sneakatc123

December 1st, 2010
3:18 pm

georgia should have won more games ,then they did ,but in glad to see we beat ga,tech to the ground .go dawgs ,go dawgs.

big dawhg

December 3rd, 2010
10:49 am

man the dawgs have disappointed me…i mean….we look like freaking garbage. and please, can coach richt act like he gives a crap??? you look at him on the sideline and he looks like he is in LA LA land….bobo looks sickly…. and i mean….we dont have any studs besides green and houston. Any dominating OL??? no…..not like bryant mckinnie when he was at miami….6′8 350 move faster than washaun ealey…..what about LB???? where is a dang Willie williams? aka the predator….if you think i am making it up, go to google and type in his name. He was a stud….would be in the league if it were not for his arrest record….so what ya know…he smokes a little cheeba….who doesnt in college. Im in class with several football players and let me tell you…..there is nothing scholarly about it. I can name a few who do not even take notes in class and have yet to study….they are in scnool for the free ride…

daddy dawg

December 4th, 2010
6:58 am

buckeye everytime yall play a SEC TEAM yall get the hell beat out of you. GO BACK TO THE BUSH LEAGUE