Georgia will revise ‘7-6′ record on senior plaques

Georgia distributed plaques to its senior football players at its annual awards gala last month with 7-6 inscribed as the team’s record, even though the Bulldogs were 6-6 at the time.

Central Florida heard about that and naturally took umbrage, considering it a sign that Georgia was taking the Knights lightly and presuming a Liberty Bowl victory.

Not so, according to Georgia, which says it routinely includes a bowl victory in the record on the senior plaques and then makes a revision in the event of a loss.

“Did not have anything to do with taking UCF lightly,” Georgia associate athletic director Claude Felton said in an e-mail today. “Every year we present the senior plaques at our football Gala, which is always held before the bowl game. One line on the plate is the season record, and we always list it with a win in the upcoming bowl game.

“If we lose the game, we replace the plate. We’ve done that 14 straight years and only had to replace the plate three times.”

Central Florida, of course, beat Georgia 10-6 in the Liberty Bowl — Georgia’s first loss in its past five bowl appearances and third in its past 14, dating to 1997.   So Georgia’s 23 seniors will be getting new plates bearing the 2010 team’s accurate record: 6-7.

Estimated cost of the revision is $200.

324 comments Add your comment

VA.dawg

January 5th, 2011
9:29 am

no big deal……who cares what ucf thinks…we have enough problems without concerning ourselves about a plaque!!!!!! go gawgs!!!!!!

heartofdarkness

January 5th, 2011
9:40 am

Revise the plaques to read “13-0″. Power of positive thinking.

Andy in Blairsville

January 5th, 2011
9:41 am

Edumacated – I wouldn’t pee on a Bumble Bee if it were on fire, but I will say GT fans have a lot more class than the typical fair-weather Mark Richt era THUGA fans.

Bud

January 5th, 2011
9:42 am

Screw the name plauqes, What’s new on Cam Newton and his Dad and “pay to play”.

Bud

January 5th, 2011
9:44 am

What did Central Florida have on their senior plaques?

Duck fan

January 5th, 2011
9:56 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Hunker down dawgs, woof woof woof

Duck fan

January 5th, 2011
9:58 am

The only thing worse than playing in the Liberty Bowl, is losing in the Liberty Bowl and then getting a plaque to remind you. hahahahahahaha

Paul N Destin

January 5th, 2011
10:04 am

Perhaps a gift card from best buy would be a better option for the team. Not many folks would salute a 7-6 season.

Buzz 2010

January 5th, 2011
10:09 am

Just like a Dawg…

Bart

January 5th, 2011
10:18 am

that’s what you call “dawg” dumb.

Erik

January 5th, 2011
10:57 am

how bout moving the Gala to after the whole season….

it aint rocket science.

Jan Kemp

January 5th, 2011
11:02 am

The whole place is stupid.

Fair and Balanced

January 5th, 2011
3:00 pm

This is a load of you know what. Stupid! Why have awards until the season is over? Uga just compounded stupidity!

Nesbitt for Heisman T Shirt Salesman

January 5th, 2011
4:05 pm

Those plaques were a really bad idea.

Mark's Rectum

January 5th, 2011
4:23 pm

If your reporters have the ball for this, a great story would be to track down the starting 22 players from uga over the last decade, and provide a couple paragraphs on how their lives have turned out work wise.

Mark's Rectum

January 5th, 2011
4:30 pm

I hear Nick Fairly has one of your 7-6 placks, he has been seen jumping up and down on it, yelling “Die Mutt, Die”

Souvenir

January 5th, 2011
5:14 pm

Anyone know where I can buy one of those special 6-7 plaques for my Dawg game room?

Big Ugly

January 5th, 2011
8:25 pm

Save the 7-6 plaques for next year but with this coaching staff I’m not that optimistic.

Nerd Hater

January 6th, 2011
11:27 am

There are a great many good comments on here. I especially love the one about what we are teaching our business students. However, gentlemen and Tech fans, the point is clear: as poor as the decision to print the plaques was, it was a better decision than going to, playing for, or being a fan of GA Tech.

Ed (The Original)

January 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

The plaque should just reflect the regular season record and a reference to the bowl game. I wouldn’t display a plaque that had a losing record, anyway. This program in the last 10 years has become strange, in so many ways.

Ed (The Original)

January 6th, 2011
1:00 pm

In hindsight…

Georgia was one of the worse SEC teams. It was kind of arrogant to assume that we would beat the Conference USA champs. They were ranked going into the bowl, Georgia wasn’t. Now the plaque fiasco providing UCF a little extra motivation. Maybe UCF should have been favorites.

King Gators

January 6th, 2011
11:16 pm

UCF… WTF??? Did that really happen? Go Gators!

Thomas

January 7th, 2011
3:39 pm

This is laughable, this program is out of control and to hand out plaques with incorrect final win/loss record is dishonorable. I wish President Adams or AD McGarity will discontinue this practice.

michael

January 9th, 2011
5:46 pm

uga must be run by republicans.