Quarterbacks: Offense appears to be in good hands with Aaron Murray`

Fifth in a series breaking down Georgia’s 2011 football team by position groups. . . .

In Aaron Murray the Georgia Bulldogs trust, and for good reason after a phenomenal freshman season. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

In Aaron Murray the Georgia Bulldogs trust, and for good reason after a phenomenal freshman season. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

THE QUARTERBACKS

  • Returning starter: Aaron Murray (So., 6-1, 211).
  • Others to watch: The competition to become Murray’s chief backup should be a good one between sophomore Hutson Mason, a lightly-recruited player who earned a scholarship offer with a record-breaking season as a high school senior, and true freshman Christian LeMay, an elite prospect of national renown who enrolled early in order to get into the mix.
  • Key fact: Rarely is it that a sophomore quarterback is so roundly regarded as is Murray, but he appears to be gaining momentum as a consensus pick for preseason first-team All-SEC. His freshman season coupled with a blue-collar work ethic have excited the masses about the possibilities for improvement. As the meticulous researcher Phil Steele pointed out, Murray as a freshman had a higher higher pass efficiency rating (154.5) than Matthew Stafford did as a junior at Georgia, and Stafford ended up being the No. 1 overall pick in the subsequent NFL draft. Murray completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,049 yards passing — second all-time for an SEC freshamn — had a 24 to 8 TD to interception ratio and tied D.J. Shockley for UGA’s all-time record for TD responsibility with 28. Meanwhile, Murray did his best work at the end of the regular season, passing for 544 yards and 6 TDs with no interceptions against Auburn and Georgia Tech.
  • Key fact II: The battle for backup duties is going to be interesting. Mason (6-3, 196) was solid in very limited as a true freshman, appearing in four games and completing 9-of-17 passes, including a TD pass on the very first attempt of his career (only the third QB in college football history to do that, joining Georgia Tech’s Taylor Bennett and Southern Cal’s Matt Leinart). LeMay (6-2, 195) put up some eye-popping passing numbers as a high school junior — 68.5 completion percentage, 3,296 yards, 48 TDs, 2 INTs — while leading Butler High to a 16-0 record and state championship. But he missed his entire senior season while protesting a controversial disciplinary suspension and the effect of the season off is unknown.
  • Key questions: How will Murray perform without A.J. Green as a main target? Murray often joked that all he had to do was throw the ball high in the 6-4 Green’s general direction to complete a pass. He won’t have that luxury after Green was plucked away with the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft. But while Green caught 57 balls in nine games, Murray did manage to complete 152 passes to 18 other receivers.
  • Recent developments: Murray was named to the Maxwell Award watch list for 2011.
  • Outlook: Outstanding. What a difference a year makes. Coming into the 2010 season the Bulldogs had no quarterbacks with any experience. A year later they are relying on a 13-game starter and Freshman All-SEC selection in Murray, a tested backup in Mason and a bluechip prospect in LeMay. Freshman walkons Parker Welch and Greg Bingham provide additional depth.
  • Your turn: What’s your take on Georgia’s quarterbacks?

PREVIOUS POSITION BREAKDOWNS:

July 6 — Running backs

July 5 — Tight ends

July 2 — Wide receivers

July 1 — Offensive line

494 comments Add your comment

Destin Dawg

July 7th, 2011
5:51 am

Destin Dawg

July 7th, 2011
5:56 am

give Hutson Mason some experience this Year !! Murray plays aggressive… may get injured… hope not… Mason is a great passer… good leader… 6′ 3″…. Lemay could be a red shirt.. if not needed.. Go Dawgs.. this is Our YEAR !!

Rusty

July 7th, 2011
6:26 am

Randy

July 7th, 2011
6:30 am

Georgia has never had a problem with play makers and they always recruited well. Georgia’s problem is above that level.

DawgFan11

July 7th, 2011
6:31 am

I agree totally. Without Green,Murray will spread the ball around more this year than last. We will also see alot of Murray to Charles,the best TE in the SEC. 2011 the year of the Dawgs!!

Rusty

July 7th, 2011
6:32 am

If Murray continues to thrive, we will see him two more seasons and he will bolt to the NFL. Lemay has already redshirted and is the key to the future. YouTube Lemay. I would not be surprised to see Lemay unseat Mason as #2 and Mason transfer…Parker Welch doesn’t get enough praise and enough coverage. He is solid.

Jeremy

July 7th, 2011
6:59 am

I think Aaron will be improved but with the O line being shaky this season and no AJ, I get a little worried. Some of these fresmen coming in will have to step up. Caleb and Isaiah are going to have to be solid also for Aaron to do well.

GATA.

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
7:00 am

Where is my post?

SugarHillDawg

July 7th, 2011
7:01 am

This article should be taken with a grain of salt. With the O-line situation as it is, all bets are off.We got five decent O-lineman but NONE of them can get hurt or we are in HUGE trouble.Hey Rusty, I’m sorry but I guess I missed the game where Welch played. What are you basing that on??

Paddy

July 7th, 2011
7:03 am

Rusty…How did LeMay redshirt. Didn’t he enroll at UGA in Jan, 2011? Or am confusing him with another player? Too early to think straight before my first cup of joe.

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
7:04 am

Huh, only post benign comments? Any post about football does not get listed?

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
7:06 am

UGA is great and Murray is the best QB in SEC.

tndawg

July 7th, 2011
7:07 am

Murry will be solid. Plenty of great back-ups. But, I am not feeling good about this year. I have been a dawg fan since Dooley`s second year as coach. I have always felt good about an up coming season no matter what the talent I no longer feel good about the dawgs. There is a problem in Athens that goes beyond the players. This will just be another heart breaking season. It hurts to say it but it is true.

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
7:07 am

What if I have a negative about UGA? No posts allowed that are negative to UGA?

FL dawg

July 7th, 2011
7:09 am

No Athens, Saban means Satan in Tuscaloosa. Go there and look it up on campus. Sorry I forgot, thry decided to run plumbing to “Satan’s” RV. I.E.no library.

mgdawg

July 7th, 2011
7:17 am

Murray had an outstanding season last year; however, he had the best group of WR that UGA has seen in the richt era imo. Not only could he throw it in aj’s general direction and have him snag it, he could do the same thing with durham. I do believe he will have a very strong year and prove that he is the best qb in the sec though. One thing good about him I think also is we don’t have to worry about him leaving early, mainly because he doesn’t have nfl height or that strong of an arm. I’m not saying he won’t be a nfl quarterback, but the qb’s that leave early and get drafted high usually have atleast one of those two things.

Larry

July 7th, 2011
7:21 am

If Aaron Murray is 6′1″ he was measured in Cowboy Boots, LOL!

Regardless, this hard working, intelligent QB could turn out to be like another highly successful, shorter QB, Drew Brees or he could be an Eric Zier…time will tell.

For sure, we can be proud of this kid representting a Georgia University unlike the thief and cheater who was just drafted #1 by the Carolina Panthers. Only the goobers and bubbas with little or no standards or values living just west of Columbus, Georgia could be proud of this dolt!

complacency

July 7th, 2011
7:25 am

Now if only there was a decent coach to run it all.

RomeDawg

July 7th, 2011
7:25 am

I hope LeMay has a “Shockley” attitude because I see a lot of similarities between Murray/LeMay as there was to Green/Shockley. It is a case of can a super athletic athelete beat out a winner.

dawgerbrown

July 7th, 2011
7:29 am

Really hope everything goes well and we don’t have to put LeMay in. Would love to see him redshirt so we can get two solid years out of him as a starter.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
7:29 am

Should be okay with Murray. Did pretty good as a freshman. eYe felt the OL did a fair job of protecting him but in some cases his reads were slow causing problems. Youth and he’s still young with an awful lot left to learn. Seems to go about the position with good work ethic. Mason hopefully is given opportunities to play often as it would be smart to have a backup who isn’t totally green.

FL dawg

July 7th, 2011
7:32 am

I’m happy with Murray as our QB. He knows how to play and his compettitive nature will effect that entire offense. I don’t know and don’t care ’bout his NFL qualifications. Maybe that’s why the past couple of yrs were all hope and no heart.

trupert

July 7th, 2011
7:35 am

Aaron Murray, the best in the SEC. Go dawgs!!!

Rod

July 7th, 2011
7:37 am

mgdawg

Murray doesn’t have a strong arm???? Guess you didn’t see him throw the ball 70 yards down the field on the last play vs. Arkansas.

[...] Georgia offense appears to be in good hands with Aaron Murray [...]

JB

July 7th, 2011
7:46 am

If Murray has a good year, I see LeMay rethinking his decision to come to Georgia. someone tells me that the Dawgs have the inside track on some stud for 2012,2013?, but I’m sure a lot of that depends on Richt’s future. I doubt Murray goes early, so that gives him 3 more seasons to QB the Dawgs. Lemay ( and his Daddy) have big plans for him to become a pro, and sitting and watching Murray for 3 three seasons ain’t in those plans IMO. Go Dawgs

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
7:46 am

Mr. Murray will have to run a controlled offense designed to keep the ball, and chip away a little at a time, until his running backs prove they can do the job, and his Ol works a couple of game together and gets cohesive. I would think that the receivers would also have to get some time in actual game situations in order to start feeling comfortable as well. He is a fine young man and can get the job done, but he is going to have to have his team mates step it up. With the first two games probably being the toughest two games on the schedule in my opinion, they are going to have to be ready. The defense is capable of dominating the game but they will need help from the offense. The offense can not afford to put the defense in bad situations, so the offense will have to play ball control and chip away at the opposing teams defense. The TE’s and running game will have to come into the game, ready to step it up. Forget the bombs for the first couple of games and play controlled. This will help your Ol out a lot and prevent over working them and possible injuries. I would think short passes and some solid running will go greatly towards the DAWGS success early on.
The defense, should use it’s size advantage and aggressiveness to keep Boise state off balance and keep the pressure on their excellent QB. They should be able to control Boise’s running game, making them one dimensional. SC presents a terrific runner but if he can’t plow through the middle of the line, he should find it harder to operate as the LB’s can be aggressive and contain him on the outside. SC also has a very good defense so quick controlled passes and runs will have to occupy them.
A well disciplined offense for the DAWGS can make the games both manageable and winnable. Georgia has the athletes but the experience level is the problem. It is up to the Offensive coach to design a game plan to utilize their skills and not use the games as a way to find out what works. He should already know that and use what is working at the present time to move the ball. Once the offensive unit is more seasoned, he can afford to open it up a bit. Murray can run the offense effectively with a solid, game plan and reasonable play calling.

Saban

July 7th, 2011
7:50 am

QB rattles too easy. Maybe 5 wins this season.

No bowl game.

Boise State 66 Dawgs 3

JB

July 7th, 2011
7:51 am

R&BDawg……………….Key words in your write up…” the offense coach must design a game plan”……………………..I was pumped until you brought me back to earth.

JB

July 7th, 2011
7:54 am

Wonder what the Tech folks think about the pre season write up Rival’s gave Tech? 65th with their bowl streak of 14 years doubtful. Ouch.

the dude

July 7th, 2011
7:54 am

ALL I KNOW IS UGA BETTER BEAT BOISE ST OR WERE IN DEEEEEPPPPP TROUBLE. SO LETS GATA. ITS CALLED MENTAL MO.

BirdDog

July 7th, 2011
7:56 am

I think this team has more leaders than it has since Greene and Pollack were here, starting with Murray.

JB

July 7th, 2011
7:57 am

Dawgs will have the better players and athletes on the field against Boise……..We’ll have to see if the coach’s have them prepared and a game plan to win.

bulldogmaniac

July 7th, 2011
7:58 am

Murray is “the man” and will be good this year!
Our running game will be better. We have Charles who is a beast, we just need a couple of wr’s to step up.

jeff w

July 7th, 2011
8:02 am

Clearly, this is Georgia Football’s best time of year: before ANY games have been played. Then, the first game of the season happens, and everything goes south.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
8:02 am

RandBDawg…Good points and an accurate read on what probably will be reality. One thing though eYe think is that with Richt’s pro style offense and demeanor you won’t see a running game that chips away at an opponent. eYe hated seeing those long throws downfield last year that never developed into anything and those draws up the middle. Granted, there are times and situations where they can and will be effective but we tried to make them work a little too often. You mentioned the SC defense with good reason. That defense is a big reason SC should be a pretty good team over the course of the season. They appear to be pretty strong defensively.

Remarkable

July 7th, 2011
8:04 am

We have a very potent air attack. The wide receivers are good, the tight ends are great, the running backs can really catch and now we even have full backs who can run a route. Should be fun to watch.

the offense was in good hands with.....

July 7th, 2011
8:05 am

Joe T.

The Staff infection.

Joe Cox.

Any SEC titles in that mix.
that’s what I thought.

till they strap it on and the whistle blows….it’s all talk.

DreamComeTrueTeam

July 7th, 2011
8:10 am

Lemay definitely has plans to try and get into the pros. His daddy will worry the crap out of the university until he gets to showcase his boy or else they will try to divide the team with their demands and eventually the kid moves on. Wait and see. Ga. has had too many stars in their own mind.

Greg

July 7th, 2011
8:11 am

LeMay’s situation is going to be interesting. After Murray had the kind of Freshman year he had, you’d think LeMay might have had 2nd thoughts about coming to UGA. After sitting out his SR year in high school, it’s going to be difficult for him to RS this year but that’s what he needs to do. Tyen again, it’s not inconceivable that LeMay could unseat Murray next year, especially if we have another mediocre season in 2011.

Nice to have 2 young qb’s of their quality.

Poopdawg

July 7th, 2011
8:11 am

Redandblackdawg, “forget the bomb the 1st 2 games and play ball control offense.”. I understand your thinking but totally disagree. Like prior years opening games( okla st 09, SC 10 2nd game) Richt and Bobo was thinking the same dam thing. You take what a defense gives you and that can’t be pigeoned holed in a game plan. UGA needs to come out and be ready to compete game 1. Go Dawgs!

PT

July 7th, 2011
8:13 am

The better Georgia can run the ball, the better Murray’s passing numbers will be. Georgia can’t afford to be one dimensional.

FL dawg

July 7th, 2011
8:15 am

I say bring it on, our offense can and will compete. Last yrs games against Fl and that semmi pro team woulda been wins with a DEFENSE.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
8:23 am

College football by it’s time structures is a revolving door. eYe have noticed that a few, just a few, coaches have a tendency to display pretty fair evidence each year that they know how not only to establish a program but keep it in place. They make sure the shelves are stocked with desirable items anyone would want. They also know how to make sure they get utilized. If a head coach has weaknesses then he must be smart enough and organizational enough to surround himself with assistants who have strengths in those weak areas. Maybe the biggest part is someone who can get all these glorified me’s playing as we’s. We may not have what we need if you look at the big picture. Not saying this to cast doubts but saying what appears to be the truth.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:23 am

Alabammer is the one with QB issues-BIG TIME

I see Penn state rattling McCarron and sims on the road in a laugher.
Arkansas will destroy Alabammer as well

As far as the Dawgs are concerned:

Murray needs to keep improving, which he will but, he needs to win a big game. He hasn’t finished one yet for us other than Tech and he really didn’t finish that one.

Lead us from behind to a win.
That’s what he needs to do.

If I’m richt, there is no way I redshirt Lemay if he can contribute in the least little bit. Richt doesn’t have the luxury of waiting a year. He must win now. Mason seems capable but I’m betting Lemay beats him out.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
8:24 am

I think our defense will be fine. With Boise State’s center only weighing in at 280, those two big 345+ NT’s will make sure he has a good view of the roof of the Dome.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:29 am

Murray is great…unfortunately his head coach and offensive coordinator have no clue.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:31 am

Dawginlex,
I know you don’t actually believe that, do you? That Penn State will beat down Bama? Penn State is a pretender, and has been for a while. Alabama is for real, and always will be under Saban. I don’t personally like the guy, but he’s a heck of a coach. I think Bear Bryant was a scumbag, but it doesn’t change the fact that he was the greatest of all-time.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:31 am

In GREAT Hands. 6-7 is a perfect record for the BEST QB in the SEC on the tied for 10th best team just ahead of Vandy & Ole Miss. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:31 am

Lex, Richt better throw everything on the field including the kitchen sink….and he better turn the coaching and game planning up a notch. I read on here from folks that Richt will be back no matter what. They are naive. Another 6-7 win season, he’s gone. Now, I’m not saying I want him gone, but a 4 year slide is something even a Vandy or Kentucky coach couldn’t survive. If he does only wins 6 or 7 and comes back, the culture of Georgia football will be changed for a long time. Read National stories about us and you’ll see it has already has to some degree. Go Dawgs.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:32 am

As long as that idiot “Saban” keeps posting UGA scores like 66-3, I will continue to post alabmmer stuff.

teetername

July 7th, 2011
8:32 am

Saban, you got it all wrong buddy. UGA beats Boise by 14. Only real chances for losses are USC, Tenn, Florida and GaTech. They will likely only lose one of those though. Watch out for Tenn.

–astrouga

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:32 am

I agree that Murray hasn’t really won one for us yet, but as a freshman that’s a lot to ask. He played well when things were good and didn’t completely implode when things were bad. I think that’s about all you can ask of a freshman.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:33 am

Fair enough, Dawginlex. But just ignore losers like that, as hard as it is to do :-)

alabasterdawggy

July 7th, 2011
8:33 am

Lemay will prove to be a deadly cancer to this team if he doesn’t get to play. His divisious ways will cause whatever team unity there was to fold. You know this is true because all Richt and Garner foster is one type of kids.

Poopdawg

July 7th, 2011
8:33 am

Old time, why are you saying WE. You were glorifying 1953dawg hoping that we’ll lose the 1st 2 games so that Richt could be fired. You don’t have to like Richt , but dawg fans would never pull against our own team! Go Dawgs!

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:34 am

Seriously, I really do believe Arkansas will win the West and the SEC.
They may lose to Alabama but Bama will lose 2 others.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:34 am

I am a little concerned UNTIL Murray BEATS a GOOD team. That hasn’t happened yet.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:36 am

I agree to some extent JB but he has to have a defense that can stop people.

I have said it multiple times, drop the PPG allowed from 22 to 14 or 15 and no one will bash Bobo because we will be winning.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:36 am

The Casey Anthony Jury must have been full of UGA fans or graduates.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:37 am

But on the other hand, Murray didn’t get a lot of help from the D. Hard to win in the SEC giving up 30-40 points. Go Dawgs

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:37 am

“teeter,”
I don’t see us losing to Tennessee. That Bray kid at QB is talented, but a total headcase. Our defense should be able to get him off his game.

I would switch Tennessee with Miss State, then I agree with you. But, I wouldn’t overlook Boise so fast. They are extremely well-coached. We should be able to beat them with better talent, but sometimes coaching beats talent (see: 2008 vs. Tech).

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:38 am

We know they weren’t from anywhere in Bammer, you said graduates.

Whiskey Breath

July 7th, 2011
8:38 am

I think Murray is an excellent QB if you just go by stats. However, the real test will be his winning record. I know you Ga people don’t count that, but championship teams know it is everything.
Good luck Murrray.

JDawg1785

July 7th, 2011
8:39 am

I’d love to see Murray make more plays with his feet. I loved those TD runs last season, especially the one against Arky. Mason is also a stud and should get some more playing time when Murray needs a rest. All in all, the Dawgs are in good shape at QB this season!

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:39 am

Exactly…Murray wasn’t quite as great as some make him out to have been last year, but he was very good for a freshman. And he had VERY little help from the rest of the team. It’s tough to carry the team as a freshman.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:40 am

She was innocent and Murray is the best SEC QB. O.J. is innocent and Bobo is an offensive genius. King is going to be a great running back and UGA fans have class.
Anybody have more truths we wish were really true? Hahahahahah!

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:41 am

I bet alabama would love to have Murray this year. Wins and loses aside, the guy is a gamer… and a winner.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:43 am

I do want to see us go in a new direction with our coach, as I don’t think is a secret. But I don’t want it to come at the expense of losing SEC games, because we don’t need to lose ground in recruiting.

I don’t hope we lose any games, but I know we’re gonna lose at least two. I’d hope those two are against Boise and Tech. Both would be embarrassing and would hopefully convince McGarity to go in a new direction.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:43 am

One more………..Still@the bar hides his team behind a key board as not to have to deflect any hits on his beloved “whoever”.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:43 am

the guy is a gamer… and a winner.
6-7 ain’t a WINNER.

dawg rule

July 7th, 2011
8:43 am

Murray–best QB in the SEC!!! With Murray and Crowell, the Dawg offense will dominate the SEC in 2011. Look for an easy SEC east title, a blowout win over florida and a match with alabama in the SEC title game! This is the year of the dawg—mark it down.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:45 am

Timbodog………….If Richt wins 10 games, he’ll get a 5 year extension. regardless of who the losses are against.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
8:45 am

Poop…Intentions weren’t to glorify anyone and eYe really don’t even remember any of 1953’s posts,although if they have been on here eYe have probably read them. What eYe might hope of course doesn’t matter but us losing games ain’t one of them pardner. eYe have never been a Richt fan from day one but have been a UGA fan and plan on continuing being one. If you are referring to WE as something eYe rattle off in making my simple minded posts, it would be a reference to UGA fans. Thanks for asking though and eYe am sure we both want the same ultimate goal for this team. We just have different thoughts on how to get there.

Gainesville Dawg

July 7th, 2011
8:46 am

Thanks for a positive slant on Bulldog reporting, Chip.

FL dawg

July 7th, 2011
8:46 am

JB, that’s what I mean. It don’t matter if we score 30-10 points, the D has to show along with the esteemed Mr. Grantham.

Beef

July 7th, 2011
8:47 am

Whoever said Murray doesn’t have a strong arm doesn’t know what he’s talking about. His arm is one of his top traits and he can throw 70 yards in the air, which is nuts.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:48 am

JB
rotate your initials and get to work. LOL
My teams mascot doesn’t die every 10 months or so. Hahahahaha
Go Big Bad Bruce. RUSS is the Dawg. UGA needs some color in the Mutt Hut. The football team is mixed so why can’t the Bulldog be mixed color?

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:48 am

58 DAYS to go….Lot’s of questions answered.

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
8:49 am

UGA is great and Murray is second coming of Fran Tarkenton. This will get posted, but not any negative comments about Dawgs are allowed? WTF?

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:50 am

the year of the dawg—mark it down
Like EVERY YEAR until the “WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR” chants start. Bobo is the Brain Trust you think can Dominate the other SEC coaches? Please bet the double wide on that belief.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
8:50 am

I don’t know, JB…Donnan got fired cuz he couldn’t beat Tech. As much as many of our fans like to claim that we don’t care about the rivalry, a few losses to the Trade School would probably cost Richt his job.

Beef

July 7th, 2011
8:51 am

The OL is the only question this year, but with Murray, Crowell/King/Boo/Thomas, and Brown/King/Charles/Wooten/Connely/Bennett, we’re going to be way better than people think.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
8:51 am

East Repeat who do you have repeating? SCAR? I’m not sure how they handle success, although they have some studs. I think the East is going to be decided on September 10th (again this year)

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
8:51 am

OMG, keeps happening! All together now, go-o-o-o-o Dawgs. Who is controlling this site, Obama?

Troll Power Ratings

July 7th, 2011
8:51 am

DIL: “Saban” is a techie, I’m pretty sure.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:52 am

MY TEAM?. Must be a Techie. Bama,AU etc pretty proud of their team. Tech folks laying low these days. Tech folks are the only one’s that take a shot at our Mascot. Tech will suck this year. Tell us about Washington, your starting QB?

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
8:52 am

About Bobo, I saw a list of the top assistant coaches in the SEC and guess what coordinator at UGA was NOT on the list?

Some truths

July 7th, 2011
8:52 am

1. Murray is considered the top SEC quarterback by those who cover college football for a living.

2. King is a good running back, not a great one, he might have been a great one if not for the devastating injury in high school. Prior to that, he was ranked as the top running prospect in his class by some.

3. Some UGA fans have class, some don’t, it is no more or no less than Bama, Auburn, Tech, SC, UT, Gators, you name it. We all have our low life posters.

4. Mention UGA on a blog, and like clockwork, there will be posts reeking of UGA envy. That can be confirmed on a daily basis here.

Troll Power Ratings

July 7th, 2011
8:53 am

@Bar: Thanks for caring. How’s it looking for your team? Not as much fun posting over there, huh?

East Repeat

July 7th, 2011
8:54 am

No UGA envy, but a little bit of pitty. Bless their heart, they think they may be good again.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:55 am

TPR,

@Bar just enjoys talking to himself.

Don’t spoil it for him by responding directly to him.

GDAWG65

July 7th, 2011
8:55 am

Richt should resign to do the job where his heart is – a foreign missionary. Bob should just leave.

JB

July 7th, 2011
8:56 am

From looking at Tech, I don’t think losing to them will be a problem anytime soon. Johnson, much like Obama, has pretty much run that program into the ground. We took a pretty average Georgia Team in there and beat their BCS bowl bound ACC champ team. They just don’t have the players, and it’s gotten worse. Go read the rival’s write up about them. Pretty sad.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
8:57 am

Synjyn Days will be Techs QB this year.
Every teams fans have picked on Uga. The Seilers can’t keep the dawg alive these days. Uga VII & VIII were so embarrassed by Cox and murray they spiked their water with antifreeze.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
8:57 am

Pity?

Talk about pitiful.

that’s South Carolina

9 wins is a great season?
Capped off by getting wiped off the map by Auburn
Then embarrassing loss to FSU with a drunk QB

SOS is 2-4 vs Richt at SC. SOS lost to Vandy in consecutive seasons.

SOS is so desperate that he is giving the drunk a 20th chance because he knows he is 6-6 with the other QB.

Beef

July 7th, 2011
8:59 am

Brown has been ultra-timid being in the shadow of Green, but he’s an outstanding tall fast good hands WR and will breakout this year. Bennett is going to surprise some folks too, just wait. And if you haven’t watched Crowell’s youtube highlight vids, you’re missing out on some serious perspective. The kid is the real deal x10. And King and Boo will make perfect short-yardage backs. They need to stop running Thomas inside and just use him as the proto-typical change of pace screen/dump pass/flat receiver he is. Get him in open space and he can actually make a difference.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:00 am

richt will not have another 6-7 year for at least another 15 or so years or maybe ever. he has not been on a 3 year slide either. last year was his only down in year in IMHO. 10-3 and 8-4 are pretty darn good. that 8-4 season was almost a 9-3 if not for a blown call by the refs in the lsu game. so not too bad with a 1st qb starting with a very young o-line and freshmen running backs. i have no doubt richt and the dogs will bounce back strong this year as richt is a proven winner.

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:00 am

If I were a Techie……………..I’d still be at the bar myself.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
9:01 am

Beef

If Carlton Thomas, God love him, does anything other than carry a clipboard this year, we are in big trouble.

I am sick and tired of fumbles and this guy fumbles every time he gets hit. He fumbled twice in the G-Day game!

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:02 am

X man…….I pray you are correct.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:04 am

I disagree, JB. I actually follow their program pretty closely as one of my best friends is a big Tech fan. Their overall talent level is higher than in 2009, though they don’t have as many individual NFL prospects.

Football is a team game, and Johnson’s scheme specifically doesn’t really highlight individuals. Their offensive and defensive lines will be much better this year than they have been recently. I hope they take the ACC by storm, to be honest. I think we should all take pride in our fellow Georgia school. They’ll never compete with us directly because they can’t bring in the top talent, but I like what Johnson is doing there. He’s a good coach for their program, but I don’t think his style would work here or at other big-time programs.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:04 am

RUSS might as well go ahead and get a Horseshoe tattoo on his butt right now. He can save BUSTER Bronco the time of kicking him in the butt before the game.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:07 am

So, lose enough games to get a new coach, BUT hopefully it’s not the first or last, or any in the middle?

Beef

July 7th, 2011
9:07 am

DawginLex – Thomas is a CoP guy with some ability to make people miss when he’s in open space 1v1. I don’t think they use him as a TB but a fraction as much as they had been and instead drop him out in the flats as a check-down receiver on passing downs when Crowell needs a breather.

Boo & King are big power-backs, and Crowell can do anything. Thomas won’t get much playtime this year either way.

1953Dawg

July 7th, 2011
9:08 am

JB, you hit the nail squarely on the head!!! But only at UGA will a coach of Richt’s recent downfall be allowed to continue to coach. He will win 8 or 9 counting the bowl game, play Florida close, but lose, and sneak by Ga.Tech, and the UGA fans will be happy. Funny, Donnan won 8 or more games 4 years in a row, and got canned. Yet wonderboy Richt gets a free pass, while all of UGA’s rivals in the SEC have passed him by. Auburn, Bama,Fl, LSU, Arkansas, S.C, Miss.St, and possibly Tenn. all have passed this clown’s program. If i’m not mistaken that makes UGA the 8th or 9th best program in the SEC now. Great job Richt, and congrats to the UGA fanbase. The NIGHTMARE in Athens continues.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:09 am

“Altamaha,”
Hopefully as few SEC games as it could possibly take to convince McGarity Richt is not the long-term answer. So yeah, we’ll need to lose to Boise and Tech

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:10 am

Murray will wake up after the Boise State game thinking he is Peyton Manning. Not because of his play or stats, but because he will have a big Horseshoe stamped on the side of his helmet/head.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:10 am

agree about johnson a tech..he has turneed them into pretty much a div 1aa football team. loading up on fast running backs and defensive back hoping that one will turn into the right qb for his offense. he was so lucky to have nesbitt, who was a pro style qb, stay or they would have lost even more games. he needs to try and recruit pro style qbs that have no shot of playing in the nfl for any shot of winning 10 games a year again. the thing is that it seems all pro style qb’s these day thing they have a shot at playing in the nfl.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 7th, 2011
9:10 am

Aaron Murray displays Aaron Rodgers like qualities. Same build, same type of player. High Completion %, good leader, has good scrambling ability to make somehting out of nothing. I have a feeling within two years we will see this really come into light.

CecilDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:11 am

Geez, 1953 – All we need is for Murray to hit those All-SEC receivers, the OL to flatten those SEC defenders, and the running backs to block, and there you have it: NC !

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:12 am

I actually agree with “1953Dawg.” But again, I believe Donnan’s downfall was his inability to beat Tech. Which goes to prove that when it comes down to it, we consider Tech a more vital game than UF.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:12 am

doubt murry will even be touched in that boise st game. they are running defensive guys(linemen) out there smaller than ga tech div 1aa team.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:13 am

And I don’t think that should be the case at all. Beating Florida means much more to recruiting, since Tech doesn’t really compete with us for recruits.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:16 am

But UGA is going to start engineering programs where players can learn to make an ARCH with 3 Columns. LOL

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:16 am

“Xman,”
Not sure I follow your logic there. Nesbitt was an AWFUL passer; much more of a running back than a “pro style QB.” His only saving grace was having Thomas at WR his first two years.

Tech is bringing in a good (for Tech) quarterback this year. I really don’t understand why so many UGA fans harbor so much contempt for Tech; they really don’t even compete with us.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:16 am

So count you are pulling for the Boise State Broncos to beat Georgia?

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:17 am

Donnan got fired because he couldn’t shake the hands of a room full of fans without looking over thier shoulder to see where the closest exit was.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:19 am

also murry is a very smart qb who, like stafford, watches tons of film and learns from his mistakes. think he will stay all 4 years too which will be nice. means lemay will red shirt which is also nice. that way uga will be set at the qb position for a long time. it is very important to be albel to red shirt qbs learning the pro style offense. look what difference a year made for murry. his confidence was through the roof last year. should do the same for lemay.

Nomobama

July 7th, 2011
9:21 am

Love blind fans like destin dog, who claims this is our year every year. Hey bud, you got no O line, no rbs and no recievers…and bozo the OC calling plays. That spell championship to you? Guess so. Delusional much?

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:21 am

X man, we do match up well playing Boise……..IF……….We can put some pressure on their QB and cover the WR’s……….We have a good chance…..If their QB is allowed to sit back and pump the ball and survey the field, it could be a long night. They can move move the chains. I also think our SEC level talent, and yea we have it it spades, will be able to move on them also. gonna be a good game. Go Dawgs,

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
9:21 am

Timbo

Great points about Johnson. Tech’s defense is going to be better this year. They still don’t have enough athletes to beat Georgia, VT or possibly Miami but I believe they will win 9 or maybe 10 games.

I took some crap from folks by saying that Johnson could win big as coach at UGA. Think Oklahoma of the 80’s. That scheme with top recruits at every position would win big as long as we had a good defense. We sure as heck wouldn’t have kicked a FG in the bowl game on 4th and 1 last year. :) :)

Donnan got fired for a lot of reasons:

1.) He was a jerk to the wrong people
2.) He lost to Tech 3 times in a row
3.) He made bad decisions-Sanks instead of Lewis, Quincy Carter
4.) “I have been waiting all my life to coach a team like this.” Then lost to Sc who went 0-11 the year before.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
9:22 am

JB I don’t think they can block our guys. I think Moore spends a lot of time looking up at the roof of the Georgia Dome too

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:23 am

And it’s my opinion that it’s not “only at Georgia”, 1953. The AD of Alabama, the AD at LSU, the AD at Florida would never have fired Richt this past year if they had been sitting in McGarity’s shoes either. They would have done exactly what he did, and if Richt has a bad season this go around, they would all (incuding GM) do the same thing again.

Thier fans/departments don’t expect any more or any less than Georgia fans/departments.

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:23 am

At the bar…………speaking of Marvels, I’ve sat at Grant’s Tomb to watch a game before and had to peer around a girder to see the game……Nice.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:24 am

1.How many points is a 3 point shot in basketball worth?
2. How many columns does an Arch need?
3. How do you spell Dog?
At UGA all of those questions are not the same. The Answer to 1) is 3. 2) is apparently 3 at UGA. 3) is apparently a 4 letter word.
You have to love the White Girls College of Georgia. They are nice enough to have a football team. I guess the CHAMPION Gym Dawgs and Equestrian team need something to do during their off season.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
9:25 am

JB

SHHHH!!!

Don’t spoil it for the tard at the bar. He only talks to himself

Tard Dawg

July 7th, 2011
9:26 am

Oh yeah, this is the year UGA wins SEC. Next year, we’ll win the title.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:30 am

JB
July 7th, 2011
9:23 am

At the bar…………speaking of Marvels, I’ve sat at Grant’s Tomb to watch a game before and had to peer around a girder

Where is the Girder you speak of?
You are lying and you know it.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:30 am

timbodog..nesbitt was recruited by gaily to run his pro style qb and was thought very highly of too. i agree that he wasnt a very good college pro style qb so the swith helped him too in college but not to get to the next level at the qb position. nesbitt build was perfect for the pro style offense and he could also run thanks to his athletic ability. but he was not smart enough to run the pro style very well so he looked bad most of the time his first year under gaily. now when johnson took over he had no other choice to run that georgia southern offense if he wanted to play. now nesbitt could use his size and strength to run and his strong arm for passing down field to bey bey. the qb now coming are not even close the nesbit build. most are way too light/ small to take the hits nesbitt took and the ones that are able to take the hits have no real shot at passing the ball down field because most of the qb’s on the roster are really converted running backs or defensive backs so their passing abilty is very limited.

Tide Roll

July 7th, 2011
9:31 am

LeMay is better than Murray now. I think it’s great that these prospects and parents identify with Richt and his religion, and feel secure about entrusting their kid to him. But they need to look beyond that when choosing UGA. LeMay and his parents needed to look at Uga’s offensive coordinator. Bobo is yet another former UGA player from the 1970(s), and S. Ga. good ole boy. Hell, he’ll push for his personal favorite, Hutson Mason, over LeMay. What’s so great about Murray anyway? He literally laid down vs. Auburn, choked in OT vs. Florida, and hit ya’ll with the “Michael Jackson” gloves in the monumental embarassment vs. Middle Fla. LeMay is superior in every way, especially physically. He’s at Uga, under Bobo, because his father made the mistake of identifying with Richt from a religious standpoint and failing to look further. All the Uga fans are predicting LeMay leaving because of NFL aspirations. He’ll leave because he’ll not be given a fair chance to compete for the starting position.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:34 am

True that their QBs won’t be able to take hits like Nesbitt, but I doubt they’ll be running as many keepers in light of that fact. I’m not quite as high on Johnson as Dawginlex is, but I think he’s a very inventive coach. I watched his teams at Georgia Southern and Navy, and he seemed to have a knack for working the offense around his personnel.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:38 am

I am not sure if Johnson would succeed at Tech, but I’d wager that he would perform much better at UGA than RIcht would at Tech. Richt just doesn’t have any creativity.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:38 am

DiLex
Don’t be mean. Is you daughter home or did she do school year round?

Dirty Dawg

July 7th, 2011
9:39 am

Donnan got fired because he didn’t suffer fools lightly…and that, in particular, included Michael Adams. Dooley felt he deserved another year, but was overruled by the guy that was already intent on runnin’ Vince off so he could be sure to have nothin’ but ‘beholders’ working for him. Fortunately, the first one, Damon, had an ‘I’m invisible and bullet-proof’ moment so we’re well-rid of him. Now Magarity, he’s another story. I don’t see him as an ‘Adams Man’, just a guy that knows not to engage in open warfare with a boss with a Napoleonic Complex.

St. Richt

July 7th, 2011
9:39 am

Tide Roll, I agree with everything you said. UGA fans talk like Murray is the second coming of Fran Tarkenton. And seem to overlook that he laid down in the big games.. And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why Lemay would want to come to Georgia when everyone is so enamored with Murray. I also predict that Lemay will end up transferring due to a lack of playing time..

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:39 am

his offense is perfect for div 1aa and would be really good at div 1 if he could sell his offense to the talented players that uga and div 1 schools land. but those player know that they have a better shot at getting into the nfl learning the pro style offense and a spread type offense that is heavy passing instead of having the qb run the ball 85 percent of the time.

CHDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:41 am

Murray and Bobo have a lot more confidence going into this year. Should help with game planning and performance. Murray played some great teams last year rather well, including the NCs. He endured cheap shots in the back, the suspension of Green, RB fumbles in critical early season games and discipline problems all year, line problems with sickness and injury, and let’s not forget UGA had one of the toughest schedules in the country last year. Murray was “baptized” and tried under extreme fire and the character that was honed will pay big dividends this year, imo. Unless the receivers get dropitis or Murray gets hurt, I look for a very nice improvement from last year–already pretty strong. Throw in a much improved D and we could have a great year. The schedule is a bit easier. The intangible that we can’t see until the season starts is how badly this team wants to win–last year we were a lot weaker in that area than most years I can remember. My sense is that the leadership of this year’s team is much better. However, I also think everyone is badly underestimating the Gators (especially Gator fans)–they will be much, much better on the field this year–likely in the top ten imho. SC will be very good, assuming Lattimore stays healthy. We have to win the first two, but the real challenge will be in Jax, imo.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:41 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we need to get someone like Dan Mullen here in Athens. I think you need a coach who has a particular specialty. Richt runs a good program, but he doesn’t have an on-field specialty. I personally think that at the college level it is most important to have a strong offensive identity. That is what we’ve been missing here for a long time.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
9:42 am

Speaking of Damon, did anyone hear he was just hired by Savannah State as a consultant?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:43 am

lemay wants to go pro and richt and bobo has a pretty good track record of sending pro style qbs to the pros.. its that simple. he will be starting for 2 years maybe 3 if hutson cant beat him out. thats plenty of time for lemay to shine and earn a pro contract.

tide roll doesnt like white players or coaches so please dont pay any attention to him.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:44 am

But that’s the point, “Xman.” Tech wasn’t bringing in top recruits even when they were running a pro-style system.

We can argue all day over the reasons (school’s too hard, stadium’s too small, ACC sucks, not enough girls/fans, etc), but the fact is Tech cannot compete with the top schools for recruits.

That’s why Johnson’s a great coach for them. Again, I don’t think it would work as well here; we don’t need to rely on smoke and mirrors with the athletes we bring in.

But it’s disingenuous to claim that Johnson’s offense is the reason they are not bringing in good talent.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:44 am

So that’s a definite yes on pulling for the Dawgs to Lose to Boise, and tech?

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
9:48 am

No, I’m not pulling for us to lose to anyone. I’d love to win a National Championship every year. I want Richt to be a great coach, I really do. I have nothing against the man outside of his poor results recently.

But I’m saying if we’re gonna lose games anyway, I’d prefer that the bulk of them be non-conference games, which happen to be against Boise and Tech.

Losing conference games hurts our recruiting much more. What’s so hard to understand about that?

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:50 am

lemay wants to go pro and richt and bobo has a pretty good track record of sending pro style qbs to the pros..
Who does UGA Richt/ Bobo have that was/ is a good NFL QB?
Stafford has played in 13 of 32 game and his stats suck. Q Carter played more than most UGA QBs but that was at Crazy Dallas with no better option.

dekalbcounty70

July 7th, 2011
9:50 am

This email is for all of the UGA fans who accures every university of cheating when they win the cahmpionship. Remember what they say when you point a (1)finger at someone how many are pointing at YOU (4)?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:51 am

timbodog..i have to disagree with you there too. richt was the reason fla st offense was so good all those years and why uga offense is so good now. he runs a very balanced offense much like the all the pro teams try and do. inturn that will bring in some really big time recruits at all positions, from the offensive line to the tightend. i like mullen for miss st but not for uga. i am a big fan of the pro style offense. you dont have to count on one big player to be the savior. its more team oriented. fun to watch when everyone is involved in the game plan. plus i like richt cool calm demenor on the sideline. nothing rattles him. unless he feels that his team is playing stupid, you will never see him upset which is pretty cool to pull off while coaching a football game.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:53 am

Not hard at all to understand. Thanks.

Still@theBAR

July 7th, 2011
9:53 am

Timbodog
July 7th, 2011
9:48 am

No, I’m not pulling for us to lose to anyone. I’d love to win a National Championship every year.

HAHAHAHAHA
Miss State, Tennessee, and So. Carolina have a better chance of winning a MNC for the SEC than the Richt Bozo combo does.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
9:54 am

I’m sure that would jive with all the comments you have made in the past.

NoGaGator

July 7th, 2011
9:55 am

Tide Roll -

No way is LeMay better than Murray right now. The kid didn’t even play HS ball last year (due to his sexual encounter) whereas Murray played a full season against SEC competition. LeMay does have potential but Richt (or whoever) will have his hands full dealing with Daddy and his son’s sense of entitlement.

DawgInLex -

USCe’s backup last year was a freshman – Connor Shaw. He has a lot of potential and it appeared SOS liked him better than Garcia, especially given Garcia’s issues. I think SOS is caught beteween the two but my guess is that he’ll go all in with the experience right now because, if Garcia can keep his head straight, USCe has the chance to have a special season. They have the best receiving corps and one of the better running backs in the country.

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:55 am

Murray was a freshman last year for pete’s sake, playing on a bad football team….and put up some eye catching, national press took notice numbers. compare him to Brantley at Florida….Oh wait, there is no comparison……murray will be the best QB in the SEC this year. Will Georgia be the best team, no. Watch out for Murray.Good grief

Acworth Dawg Watch

July 7th, 2011
9:57 am

I get a kick out of you idiots that think Lemay is going to be the next great QB at GA. College is not HS. Additionally, he couldn’t do the right thing in HS so what do yo think he will do now that his “Daddy” won’t be around to keep him in check? His dad tried to enroll him in other schools so he could play football his senior year but failed in that endeavor for various reasons. What does that tell you about character? Finally he may not even be able to keep his grades up. I predict he never plays a down and if he does he will be a bust! Don’t count Hutson Mason out. He had a great spring and pushed Murray harder than a lot of you think! Go Dawgs!!!!

DAWG07

July 7th, 2011
9:57 am

Whats not to like about Murry. Seems to be solid in all areas. Only area that could be improved is consistancy.
GO DAWGS.

JB

July 7th, 2011
9:58 am

NoGaGator…………I to think SC will be hard to beat this year. They tend to fold late in the year, but if they can not to that, they will be in the dome……..Playing LSU.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
9:59 am

i said getting a pro contract and getting paid. its up to the players when the get sign. greene, shockley and stafford all got paid and all pretty much played for 4 years or more football. joe cox is the only starter that richt didnt have go pro and thats because stafford left early for the pros as a number 1 pick. joe was a great back up though and a pretty good starter. if stafford would have stayed 4 years then mark richt and bobo would be 3 for 3 in sending qb’s top the pros and making some serious cash. i like them odds for sure. lemay see this just like i do. if he works hard and listens to them he will be there too.

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July 7th, 2011
10:02 am

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sandman053

July 7th, 2011
10:03 am

Wonder if AJ wishes he had stayed for another year?

slaw dog

July 7th, 2011
10:06 am

EVERYBODY IS RIGHT AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS WRONG. rICHT WILL PROBABLY GET AN EXTENSION AND EVERYBODY WILL STILL BE CRYING OR BRAGGING ON HERE FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

LOL....

July 7th, 2011
10:09 am

The outlook is …”outstanding” …. LOL… well, its almost August.. Georgia ALWAYS wins the MNC in August…too bad you have to also play the games.. which means you lose to the Gators!!

An illustrative story

July 7th, 2011
10:10 am

Let’s imagine that the year is 1981. Imagine that there are recruiting services like today (and not just Joe Terranova), and there are message boards like today. Imagine that Herschel Walker signed with Clemson and led them to a national championship. Can you begin to think of what kind of meltdown UGA fans would be having? Now let’s go to an interview with a “Dog fan” we will call Dog Biscuit.

Inteviewer: Dog Biscuit, UGA posters are still upset that we lost out on Herschel, yet as a regular poster you have never expressed any regrets over losing this “once in a generation” great.

Dog Biscuit: Well, let me tell you this, Bill Curry botched up Herschel’s recruitment bigtime. What in the name of Bobby Dodd is going on over on the Flats? There ought to be an investigation.

Interviewer: But every Georgia fan I know of is happy he didn’t go to Georgia Tech. Aren’t you upset in the least he did not sign with UGA?

Dog Biscuit: Whack Hyder, Homer Rice, Pepper Rodgers, whoever, someone ought to be talking to Bill Curry for not signing this kid.

Interviewer: What does his not going to Tech have to do with UGA missing out also?

Dog Biscuit: Another thing, this state turned out 25 offensive linemen that signed with D-! programs, and yet Bill Curry only signed 5 of them. Pro Bowl center, my foot.

Interviewer: Yes, but how do you feel about Georgia failing to land the “greatest college running back in history?”

Dog Biscuit: Thank you, thank you, thank you Bill Curry, for letting UGA sign Herschel’s offensive lineman teammate from Johnson County. Keep’em coming, we like to take a Chance on linemen like this.

Interviewer: So, because UGA took a Chance, and got a decent offensive lineman, are you saying that makes up for the failure to sign a Herschel Walker? You have to be kidding me.

Dog Biscuit: I cannot believe Bill Curry, who played for Vince Lombardi, did not bother to sign Herschel Walker. Did I mention Curry cannot recruit his way out of a paper bag? Where is Bud Carson when you need him? I can give you a list of every offensive lineman that came out of Georgia high schools and are starting for SEC and ACC teams. Want me to read it to you?

Interviewer: Let’s try one more time. You are not upset at all with Georgia losing a Heisman Trophy winner, yet you are ultra critical of Tech for not signing him?

Dog Biscuit: Bill Curry, blah, blah, blah Offensive linemen, blah, blah, blah.

Interviewer: My head hurts, think I will try something easier like herding cats or nailing jello to a wall.

Roll Tide

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:10 am

if johnson came to uga he would do good for about 3 or so years much like at tech because of the players already on the roster. gaily brought in better talent on offense as his players were drafted to the pros 2 years ago. johnson still doesnt have one a player drafted to go pro that played for his offense. other than adrian peterson from ga southern years ago. now if richt went to tech the talent pool would good up big time becasue he sends players to the pros at a very high clip. players see this and hear this from the high school coaches aswell. there is a reason only johnson and 3 armed forces teams run that offense. it helps out when you dont have enough good players on the offense. you will see very soon that without gailys players this offense will not do nearly aswell. the players they will have to go against will be sooo much better than the little guys on ga techs line

D-MAN

July 7th, 2011
10:10 am

With the concerns at OL,Lemay wont be redshirted.Richt has no choice but to use every weapon he has this year.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:14 am

watch//lemay will be red shirted if hutson and murry stay away from injuries. i would do the same as well. if at all possible it is always good to red shirt the qb’s and running backs. it gives them a full year to get stronger and faster while building the confidence up.

harold

July 7th, 2011
10:16 am

GEORGIA FOOTBALL UNDER RICHT HAS DIGRESSED! HE DID WELL WITH DONNAN’S PLAYERS! SIX YEARS SINCE GEORGIA HAS BEEN IN ATLANTA????????????

IT IS TIME FOR RICHT TO GO!

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:19 am

he won a sec championship with his players and with donnans players…here is to richt staying another 20 years…..stay as long as you want coach richt

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:20 am

“Xman,”
You just don’t get it, do you? Richt gets top players BECAUSE he is at UGA. If he went to Tech, he wouldn’t suddenly start signing 5 star players. Those guys DON’T WANT TO GO TO TECH, period. And is it really such a sign that none of Johnson’s players from GA SOUTHERN or NAVY went to the NFL?

Good players go to top programs. UGA is a top program, Tech is not.

But keep on slurping Richt and talking about what a great recruiter he is. The school primarily brings the players; the coach has a minimal impact.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:20 am

almost to 100 wins…keep up the great work coach richt and see you at the dome very soon

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
10:21 am

an illustrative story

to quote the moderator in Billy Madison:

“That story had absolutely no meaning or relevance to our discussion. You completely wasted all of our time and the story had not one single coherent thought. You are awarded zero points. Every person here is dumber for having listened to it. May God have mercy on your soul.”

Casey Anthony

July 7th, 2011
10:21 am

My Butt still sits in jail. Dawgs still stink. 5 – 7 Bank on it!

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:22 am

“Xman” must be Richt’s nephew or something…he is running our program into the ground and you want him to stay 20 more years?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:24 am

timbodog..you dont get it..richt got great players because he is a great coach and recruiter. he played qb in the pros and can relate with the kids. richt recruited and laned great players at fla st and when he came to uga, uga recruiting classes went from top 35-25 to top 10- 5…how can you no see that and admit that richt has it all. he can coach and recruit with teh best of them. the talent level since coach richt has been here has never been better on both sides of the ball.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:29 am

The talent level was just as good under Donnan…did you forget Richard Seymour, Marcus Stroud, and company?

Florida State won because they had superior talent to the rest of the ACC. And Richt wasn’t the head coach anyway.

Seriously, how much is Richt paying you to sing his praises like this?

Hardtruth Soldier

July 7th, 2011
10:32 am

Dawg Nation, You can’t be serious, to think that Lemay will sit and wait like D.J. This kid is just to good, and his father won’t let him make the same mistake that Don Shockley did. If you look back and see, Shockley had the same numbers as Cutler in his senior season, and took UGA to the SEC TITLE game,but the difference was experience,henceforth Cutler went in the first round and D.j. The seventh. Lemay’s father won’t allow that to happen. Murray is good, no doubting that, but this year, unlike years past, the rope is very short on players screwing up on the field as well as off the field. (Notice it’s been a quite no arrest summer)Mark Richt will slowly work this kid in the lineup and his mobility and arm will be something you can’t deny. The rope is very, very short in Athens,and trust me, nobody is safe this year. Remember the first rule of nature, self preservation. Richt must win and win now.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:32 am

those guys dont want to go to tech because of the lame coaches they keep bringing in. chan gaily will prove to be better that johnson when its all said and done,which isnt saying much, but at least gailys team would win 8 games a year. johnson will be lucky to win 7 most years now that gailys players are all gone.

and uga is a tiop program because of richt..im pretty sure no one called uga top program before richt was here. not with goff and donnan..i liked donnan too but richt i like even more becasue he runs a program the right way while still winninng a ver high clip.. i would love for uga to win 11-12 games a year more, which richt alomost avg by the way, but i know no coach can win at the clip. in 10 years richt has had 1 losing season,..thats it…and he is far from running the program into the ground..your just plain silly if you really think that. or your really a tech fan hoping that uga fires richt, which will never happen.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:32 am

I could also point out that Richt’s best seasons came early in his career when he was playing with Donnan’s players.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:34 am

If I were a Tech fan I’d want UGA to keep Richt…he’s looked like a total buffoon against Tech the last three years.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:34 am

but cutler is better than shockley so he should have been drafted higher. shockley was very good though.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:35 am

a baffoon? how? he beat his offense rips them every year.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:36 am

meant to write his offense shreds them every year

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:36 am

11-2, 10-3, 8-5, 6-7…those are the records of Richt’s last four seasons. I’d call that running the program into the ground.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
10:37 am

timbo

don’t say Richt won with Donnan’s players. that makes you look stupid. you are smarter than that.

how many games did David Greene play for Donnan?

Donnan would have run a reverse on 4th and 15 against Auburn in 2002 and we would be sitting here today with zero SEC titles since 1982

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:38 am

Yeah, and his defense gets ripped even worse…the last two we have won by the skin of our teeth despite having far superior talent.

redneckviking

July 7th, 2011
10:38 am

Murray to Mitchell…………………..touchdown

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:38 am

you could argue that and it wouldnt hold water because unlike johnson,.richt has won with his players as well. reason he is still coaching for the dogs after 10 years. he won jims players and an sec titlw with his as well and also finished number 2 in the country 1 year with his players.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:39 am

Just playing the Devil’s Advocate, Dawginlex…I know I went too far with that one.

But the point I made I still stand by…Donnan had just as good of talent as Richt has had.

The University brings the talent, not the coach.

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
10:40 am

“Murray often joked that all he had to do was throw the ball high in the 6-4 Green’s general direction to complete a pass.”

If you saw the look on AJ’s face after one of those throws, he was not laughing. No wonder AJ Greenbacks left early. He could have been killed trying to catch some of those off-target throws that Murray was launching. But not to fear. Murray will be great this year. UGA sportswriters all say so.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:41 am

guess you missed the last two games. not once was i worried that tech was going to win those games. johnsons offesnse had no passing game last year or bey bey to throw it up too. and the year before johnson had no timeouts left with 5 min to go and with his offense you need time outs.

OldFan

July 7th, 2011
10:43 am

Good stats. Promising talent. Losing record. Glad to see we’re solid at QB. Sure would like to win a few more games this season, and I believe we will. But from losing team to champions is way too far a stretch.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:44 am

also its granthem defense now and they stopped tech all game last year. look at the avg per run. and the only reason they ran that well was becasue of another non johnson recruit. allen transferred in from louisville. another running back built for the pro style offense

Gary

July 7th, 2011
10:44 am

Without Green murray is done. Opposing teams will blitz almost every play without that weapon on the field. The o line will not be able to hold up. The kid is going to get crushed or scramble constanly. Get the back ups ready.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:46 am

You have an obsession with pointing out the flaws of Paul Johnson.

I’m more concerned with OUR coach…who cares where the players came from? The fact is they ran us ragged, and every single one of us knows we had FAR superior talent.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
10:48 am

I think this year we might just “coach ‘em up.”
I am real excited to see Grantham’s defense in year two, especially with Big John Jenkins

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
10:48 am

“Offense appears to be in good hands with Aaron Murray”

I guess, if that is the way you want to look at it. When as a Freshman QB you lead your team to a 6-7 record and can’t even beat a team with a winning record the future must really be great. I think they call that fuzzy logic.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:49 am

timbo..richts players are better than donnans. plain and simple..the recruiting classes prove it, just look it up. i agree uga brings better players than tech but if there was a coaching change and say jim donnan had his offense back out there then johnson might land some players from georgia but most likely they would go to ala or south carolina and tenn and aub, but because richt is at uga he is landing those guys.

ROZEMAN13

July 7th, 2011
10:52 am

Please Lets try to get Lemay on the field, maybe wildcat or help maybe some nickel back until his time comes at QB. Lets not wast him for three years like Schockley Speed should always be on the field somewhere. Just an opionno expert here

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:52 am

if you would go back and watch the game you would see that they didnt really have achance of beating uga. the best qb was hurt for 1 thing and there offense couldnt score enough on our defense.guys might have been tired but most of that was becasue uga offense was scoring every 2 min. it could have been worse but tech ran out the clock with there running every play. richt wasnt looking to kill them he was just wanting to win the game.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
10:53 am

“he is running our program into the ground and you want him to stay 20 more years?”

In that somehow different than pulling for Richt to win a bunch of games this year and get the program back on track, Just like you?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
10:54 am

rozeman…uga has plenty of players to run the wildcat formation, they dont have to pull a red shirt off for that. nothing run redshirting a qb if you can. all colleges would love to have that luxury.

ROZEMAN13

July 7th, 2011
10:54 am

Man I need to learn to check My spelling before I hit submit.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
10:56 am

“Recruiting classes prove it,” huh?

First of all, I’m not sure where you’re seeing that our recruiting classes were so bad under Donnan.

Scout.com doesn’t seem to go back that far.

Secondly, I’d rather judge by NFL players. UGA had some absolute studs in the years prior to Richt’s arrival. Are you forgetting that D-line of Seymour, Stroud, Sullivan, and Grant?

How about Champ and Boss Bailey, the Stinchcombs, Kendrell Bell, and countless others?

I don’t see how you could possibly say Richt is bringing in much better talent. You must be in high school and just not remember these guys from the mid to late 90s.

Double Zero Eight

July 7th, 2011
10:58 am

The key to Georgia’s offense will be how well the
offensive line performs. Crowell can only be successful
if the O-line blocks for him. He is not Superman and
cannot run through a brick wall!

BG

July 7th, 2011
11:00 am

Murray is going to have a great year.

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

July 7th, 2011
11:01 am

This has probably already been said, but Murray’s a fantastic talent and a great QB. Easily the best in the conference right now.

Mason’s also been solid (in his limited appearances), and I’m interested to see Lemay continue to develop.

That said, I think this is going to be an amazing year. Richt’s teams do best with a Sophomore QB (Greene in ‘02 and Stafford in ‘07), and I’m looking for that to continue this year.

Here’s to another December trip to Atlanta! Go Dawgs!

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:01 am

i remember those guys but i also remember jim only winning 8 games a year and losing to tech more often that uga should. richts still has great players going pro while at the same time winning sec titles and top 5 fininshes. again with jims players and his. i also remember looking donnans recruitng classes fininshing in the top 25 from time to time and im sure someone out there knows his highest recruiting class was maybe 15..never a top 10 class.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:03 am

richt has averaged a top 10-5 class in recruiting which comes in handy while trying to win titles. donnan was never that close. richt can recruit on defense and offense. as well.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:04 am

never said that donnans recruiting classes were so bad, just that richts are so much better.

Timbodog

July 7th, 2011
11:07 am

Now you’re arguing two different things…you claimed that Richt was bringing in much better talent. The truth is he’s not. It’s right about where it’s always been.

And you still haven’t provided any evidence of those class rankings…of course, even if you did, it wouldn’t change the fact that there were just as many big-time NFL players from UGA before Richt as there have been since.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:12 am

not my fault your blind to richts talented players..the number of wins alos proves my point. do you not pay attention to the recruiting classes? you can pull up richts for the last 10 years right? and then you can also see that uga has sent more players to the pros in that time just about more than any other team not named miami.

jim donnan would tell you his self that uga has better players on the team because of coach richt and pretty much every other uga fan.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:14 am

also richt is sending players that are not big time to the pros aswell. which proves he can coach up the chris durhams and david greens and david pollacks of college football.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
11:15 am

SSIgator-He continues to be thankful for DJ Shockley’s injury in 2005 that would have exposed Meyer for what he really is-NOTHING WITHOUT TIM TEBOW.

Timmy is not playing QB this year either so look for Florida’s downward spiral from last year to comtinue.

Tide Roll

July 7th, 2011
11:16 am

You guys act like all Murray needs to do is show up! Defensive Coordinators have had a years worth of experience as well. Football is like baseball. It’s about adjustments, and Defensive Coordinators in the SEC are putting schemes in place that Murray has never seen before. One of which entails forcing him to step up in the pocket, where, due to his height limitations, he’s prevented from seeing downfield. He had what,12 games under his belt last year when Middle Florida shut him down? He already had enough experience, yet he and his “Michael Jackson”glove got it handed to him. And another thing, have you Georgia fans never heard of a “Sophomore Slump” !? It’s quite prevalent in football and is primarily due to your competition making adjustments from the prior year. But nooo. that can’t happen to Murray. Pass the Kool-aid.

HECKLE

July 7th, 2011
11:19 am

Really now, how tall is Murray?

cadawg

July 7th, 2011
11:21 am

tide roll: who should alabama start at QB, mcarron or sims? bet i know how you would answer.

and as far as the murray kool-aid goes, it isn’t just georgia fans drinking it. it’s just about every sportswriter writer in the south. if you really think lemay is better than murray right now… well, i didn’t know it was possible to know that little about something.

but why do i even try with you?

David Granger

July 7th, 2011
11:22 am

The QB position looks pretty good for us this year. I’m a lot more concerned about who will be calling plays than I am who will be running them. I hope we don’t continue to have that “play not to lose” mentality this upcoming season.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
11:23 am

I figured you to be a huge Michael Jackson fan.

cadawg

July 7th, 2011
11:23 am

and by tide roll’s logic, it’s better to start a new QB every year than bring back an experienced one, since DC’s can look at game tape. try and find one coach — just one — that agrees with that proposition. keep up the good work, TR.

LJM

July 7th, 2011
11:23 am

It is not going to matter how good Murray is. The UGA offensive line and the 3-4 defense is very suspect. South Carolina should run the defense in the ground chasing the Freshman of the year Lattimore and that will open up the passing game to Jeffery and the rest with Garcia at the helm being steady decision maker. If UGA does not win the South Carolina game their hopes of winning the East are gone. They can still have a better season than last but it will be a stretch. Their head coachs mind is on missionary work so don’t be surprised if he leaves at the end of this year win or not. 11 seasons in the SEC is a lot of stress for any coach.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:26 am

looks like donnan had 1 top 5 class after all..

February 1998: Donnan signs a recruiting class considered by everyone to be one of the five best in the country. The headliners of the class are Quincy Carter, Jon Stinchcomb, Boss Bailey, Will Witherspoon, Terreal Bierra, Jasper Sanks, Charles Grant, Jesse Miller, and Terrence Edwards. Donnan also expands the successful recruiting to assistant coaches when he convinces Tennessee’s Rodney Garner, still the SEC’s best recruiter, to come to UGA.

getting garner was very good. his best recruiting job yet.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:26 am

Looking at 6 wins, 6 losses.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:29 am

stopping lattimore will be much easier to stop in year 2 than last year as uga will have the players up front to play the nose position. garcia never scares me as he is not very smart.

shankit

July 7th, 2011
11:29 am

Tide Roll – One of your cousins called in recently to your Paul Fienbaum talk radio show,
and asked, “Paul, how come that ol’ Auburn school still has uh engineering course, heck,
there hardly ain’t any trains running any more.”

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:29 am

Murray can’t beat a team with a winning record. Had 6 chances last year. Lost to all 6 winning teams: Auburn, Florida, Miss St, SC, UCF, and Arkansas.

My prediction is Murray freaks out/chokes in 1st 2 games (remember last year’s Florida 4 to game?), commits 3-4 to’s a game, goes 0-2, Richt changes to Mason or Lemay and UGA finishes 9-3.

The bigger the game, the worse Murray plays.

The bigger the game, the better Lemay plays.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:30 am

Garcia beat UGA, Bama, and Florida in the same year. He’s a big game QB. Murray isn’t. I like SC 44, UGA 17.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:32 am

murry will get plenty of wins against twinnnig teams this year and the years to come. uga defense will be much better for one thing. no worries here joe

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:33 am

MURRAY LED OFFENSE ONLY GOT 18 POINTS A GAME VS. WINNING TEAMS, DOWN 17 POINTS FROM STAFFORD’S 35 IN 07. JUST CAN’T SCORE WITH MURRAY IN BIG GAMES FOR MOST PART UNLESS A REALLY BAD DEFENSE.

FINISHED 12TH IN SEC IN TURNOVERS AGAIN WITH MURRAY LED OFFENSE FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE SEASON.

Good Hands?

July 7th, 2011
11:33 am

The only “Good Hands” will be from opposing defenses batting down the midgets passes.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:34 am

Lemay will be great this year, really excited to see him start in game 3.

BIGDAWG37

July 7th, 2011
11:35 am

Murray will throw for 2000 yards and take Georgia to the SEC Championship this year! Mason is a solid backup and If treated fairly will stay at Georgia. Two years from now it will be a battle for the start.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:35 am

garcia had a running game and his defense played the run very well. garcia games against uga wasnt even good. he played well enough at ala and fla but if not for teh running game he would have screwed that up too.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:35 am

who does murray throw to? no wr has more than 2 td’s. t king will be doubled like aj was. there are no proven scorers anywhere on the offense.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:37 am

i have no worries about murry joe as he has proven that he can play the qb position at a high level. one of the reason he is on all the big time watch list. first team all sec etc..

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
11:38 am

DawginLex -

Since you like to reflect on UGA losses in Jax:

2008 – The worst loss of Coach Richt’s career at Georgia and the 2nd worst loss that the Bulldogs have ever suffered against the Gators.

And the beat goes on.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:40 am

Murray was 11th in accuracy against winning teams in SEC out of 12 QB’s.

Also, threw 8 td’s, 6 int’s vs. winning teams. Terrible td-int ratio.

http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/911/player/split09/category02/sort03.html

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:40 am

What is Murray’s best game so far–La Lafayette? Come on now.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:42 am

not yet joe but your questions will soon be answered. i think king, orson charles will come up big, also marlon brown the jr should be ready to go. alos looking for big things fron isreal troup this year. his last year to shine. uga will always have plenty of talent around murry to throw to.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:42 am

In the 4th Quarter, Murray’s ranked 17th out of 19 SEC QB’s in passing accuracy:
http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/911/player/situational07/category02/sort03.html

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
11:43 am

SSI

My point exactly. Who was the QB that day?
Tebow

without him, Meyer is mediocre.

that’s why he quit.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:44 am

On 3rd down, Murray is ranked 10th out of 15 SEC QB’s in accuracy:
http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/911/player/situational11/category02/sort03.html

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:44 am

murry looked real good against aub and ark…he played fla well too. all as a freshmen. played awesome against tenn aswell

Dawg Tired

July 7th, 2011
11:44 am

Is Bobo still calling the plays?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:45 am

remember joe..he played as a freshmen not a jr..

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:45 am

Kody

July 7th, 2011
11:46 am

Timbodawg, why don’t you ask Matt stafford why he came to UGA? Your statement that Richt isn’t a great recruiter is absurd.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

July 7th, 2011
11:47 am

When somebody says to a Bulldog, “Hey, nice shirt.” The correct response is “Wanna buy it?” This would make things easier for everybody.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:47 am

all things he will improve on so hope you will list them next year to keep us updated joe…

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:47 am

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
11:47 am

LOOK EVERYBODY

Joe/Dallas/Judd is back with his worthless stats.

Dawg Tired

July 7th, 2011
11:48 am

Joe’s statistics reflect the predictability of the play calling – not Murray’s ability. Murray’s numbers are amazing given the play calling.

Kody

July 7th, 2011
11:48 am

So today its Joe, yesterday Judd and Dallas the day before Ace, same old tired useless posts.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:48 am

mURRAY FINISHED LAST IN THE ncaa IN ACCURACY IN THE 4TH qUARTER, #120:
http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/national/player/situational07/category02/sort03.html

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
11:48 am

XMan,

After Murray wins the boise game, Boise will be 0-1 and Joe will say Murray still hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record………….

cadawg

July 7th, 2011
11:48 am

hope you’re right about lemay, joe, but i’m pretty sure you’re wrong about murray. saying he “can’t” win a big game is not the same as saying that he “hasn’t” won a big game yet. you mention garcia as a “big game” QB, but quick question: how many “big games” did he win his freshman year? or might it be possible that quarterbacks — like everyone else — get better at their job as they gain more experience?

as for murray… he was definitely tight in the first half against florida… but there was that second half, where he played very well. one of the things you’d know if you watched ALL the games last year is that murray was inconsistent in every game, whether it was “big” or not. that comes with being a freshman and a first year starter.

the major point of emphasis with murray this off-season has been consistency.. i’m assuming — based on reason, evidence, and virtually everyone who knows anything about quarterbacking — that we’re going to see a more settled, more consistent, and more confident QB this year. you’re assuming — based on an off-the-cuff psychological assessment — that murray won’t get better because he’s a choker.

guess we’ll see who’s right in 58 days.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:49 am

Murray is 0-6 vs. teams with winning records.

Dawg Tired

July 7th, 2011
11:49 am

Enter your comments here

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:50 am

murry’s numbers are amazing given the fact he was a freshmen. the play calling was called that way because he was a freshmen.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:51 am

Murray ranks nationally in passing accuracy:
120th in 4th quarter
83rd in red zone
90th on 3rd down

Dawg Tired

July 7th, 2011
11:52 am

Sorry about the inadvertent post.

I appreciate Joe’s ability to compile stats. I only which he understood them. Don’t think that’s going to happen.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:52 am

well im pretty positive that after his sophmore year that his stat against winning teams will look better than 0-6.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
11:52 am

Some people on this blog are 0 for a lifetime in the following:

1.) Getting a woman to go on a date
2.) Having a job
3.) Having a life
4.) Having a college degree
5.) Getting laid

I won’t suggest specific candidates because that will get me banned by certain lowlife bloggers who bait us and then tattle to the moderators when we respond.

I think everyone is pretty clear on who the candidates are

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
11:52 am

Russ, the Temporary Mascot -

Hey Russ, any new ones on the way or are you still firing blanks.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:53 am

UGA runs a pr style pass oriented offense, where passing accuracy is the #1 skill set needed at QB.

Murray can’t run a Pro Style offense because he’s the least accurate QB in the NCAA in key situations.

1eyedJack

July 7th, 2011
11:54 am

“Murray for Heisman!”

That’s my other GnaT imitation.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:55 am

dawglex..i was thinking that same statement.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:55 am

UGA’s top 2 scorer at WR are gone on to the NFL. Charles averages 2 td’s a season, has a tendancy to choke during big games. UGA finished 10th in SEC scoring with 2 future NFL WR’s, with them gone, it will drop to 12th.

shankit

July 7th, 2011
11:56 am

S Sigator – “Temporary Mascot???”.
The gators are the only school that has their mascot mounted by a taxidermist
and on display in their skyboxes. Sad, Sad, at least our mascots rest in peace.
Understand Alachua Taxidermy Service is running a special this week for all
their bullgator customers.
Stuffed Gator hood ornament for your orange and blue truck for only $49.95

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:57 am

joe,,murry ran the pro style offesnse just fine as freshmen. better than most would have expected. look for his numbers to go up each year. the kid is smart and is a winner. strong arm and will be better at reading defenses.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:57 am

Murray’s 1st pass in the Florida game was picked off. Then he failed to complete another pass until the 2nd quarter. Then he threw 3 interceptions. Then he committed a fumble that lost over 30 yards of field position. Murray is the biggest choker at UGA ever.

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Joe

July 7th, 2011
11:58 am

Pro Style Offense requires a doninating run game. UGA was 10th in SEC in rushing.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
11:59 am

joe..uga was 4th lst year in scoring in the sec. and with uga reloading again that position with murry being a soph i will look for that to go up to 2.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
12:00 pm

Mason completed 72% of his passes his Sr. year in high school. He’s the man if you want to run a short passing offense. Mason owns all the Georgia records for td’s and yardage.

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:01 pm

pretty confident that king will get it going this year and with the oline being more experienced i think the run game will be around 5 in the sec.

Joe

July 7th, 2011
12:01 pm

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:02 pm

joe..that was high school not in the sec.. hutson is a fine qb but not better than murry. murry has the skills and experience

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:04 pm

joe..4th 34.3 points a game was good for 4th..aub ark and ala were ahead. all had a jr or sr as a qb

BigRedDawg

July 7th, 2011
12:06 pm

It should read in “Great Hands”

UGA will win the SEC this year, mark it down. And next year we’ll be playing for our 6th National Championship and will win.

Why? Because the Dawgs get the best talent from the most talented high school football state in the country. “Dream Team” ring any bells? I know how tough football is in Georgia because I played in Cobb and would have been a Dawg but blew out my knee my softmore season.

With the gators major coaching changes and ? at QB we have NO COMPETITION in the SEC East. So, we will cruise tot he Dome and have a tough but very winnable with bama or lsu..

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:07 pm

now if you are just saying teams with winning records then maybe..but again he was a freshmen.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:08 pm

xman

don’t waste your time anymore with stats man

his stats are wothless drivel

shankit

July 7th, 2011
12:09 pm

BigRedDawg – What a breath of fresh air coming from a positive
Dawg fan. Didn’t know there were any left. Very familiar with
Cobb, myself from Valdosta, have had some great rivalries over
the years and two programs that are always positive.

FL dawg

July 7th, 2011
12:11 pm

This wannabe bas Bobo site, SHOULD be the official bash T. Grant- “me 3 wishes”ham- site. I do love UGA, best in the nation.

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
12:12 pm

DawginLex -

Some people on this blog are 0 for a lifetime in the following:

1.) Getting a woman to go on a date
2.) Having a job
3.) Having a life
4.) Having a college degree
5.) Getting laid

1) Check
2) Check
3) Check
4) Check
5) Check

Or were you refering to yourself?

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:12 pm

cool down that "HOT" seat

July 7th, 2011
12:12 pm

Boise State appears to be in good hands with QB Kellen Moore also.

… gotta beat those boys in the GEORGIA dome …

EDawg

July 7th, 2011
12:14 pm

Actually, against winning teams, which is really all that matters if you want to win the SEC, Richt was ranked in the 80’s in offensive points per game nationally.

http://www.cfbstats.com/2010/leader/national/team/offense/split09/category09/sort01.html

TheXman

July 7th, 2011
12:17 pm

yea 80th last year with a freshmen running the pro style offense. pretty sure that stat will change next year and the year after that..i dont get too caught up on stats anyways. just wins and richt has a ton of them, in conference and out

EDawg

July 7th, 2011
12:18 pm

Winning teams is better measure than conference, especially with Richt’s easy 2010 schedule—Kwentucky, Vanderbilt, Tenn, Florida were all bad in 2010. Who cares how Murray does against conference teams like Vanderbilt?

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:18 pm

Nice try SSI

Might apply to you, might not.

Can’t believe you have the nerve to bash Murray when you and the gators would give your right arm to have him.

John Brantley?

You do realize without Meyer playing musical QB’s last year, Brantley playing the entire season would have netted maybe 5 wins?

Meyer is gone
Timmy is not coming in
It is all Brantley
Murphy has never played
Driscoll is a freshman

Who has the bigger QB issues? Florida that’s who.

Keep sticking your head in the sand and wishing for something different.

No Tebow=No titles

McDawg

July 7th, 2011
12:22 pm

i think we need Mason in there whenever we have a comfortable lead in the 4th

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
12:23 pm

If that cfbstats site ever crashed, Joe would cease to have a pulse.

Central Georgia Dawg

July 7th, 2011
12:26 pm

need a lot of diversity on offense. Richt needs to go back to his first 3-5 years. Offense needs to not be predictable. Bobo has shown glimpses, needs to really step up this year. do more with less.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:26 pm

Who do you want playing against Florida if Murray is out?

Mason or Lemay?

That tells me who the backup should be.

Bottom line is we would be screwed either way

Kody

July 7th, 2011
12:30 pm

Joe, uh Judd, ace , lets just call you sybil, At least if your going to post stats ttry and be accurate 10th in the SEC in scoring? Maybe you should do a little research.

Luke

July 7th, 2011
12:30 pm

We’re vulnerable at QB. If Caleb King gets reps, he can’t score and tends to fumble. If Crowell gets reps, vulnerble to QB hits. If Murray gets injured, no QB has reps besides Murray and season is 4-8. Richt’s tendancy to not let Mason get experience has left Richt vulnerable at QB with no experience there besides Murray. The defensive line at South Carolina will be a nightmare.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:31 pm

SSi, I notice your blog posts have increased recently.

I guess you are done serving on the Casey Anthony jury.

Only in Florida. They must have all been gators.

Did y’all do the chomp to the prosecuting attorney after letting the murderer go free?

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
12:33 pm

DawginLex -

No Hershel = No titles

1980 – so long ago.

Dawg Gone

July 7th, 2011
12:35 pm

@EDawg many of the teams with non winning records had them partly because they played UGA..over the last decade isn’t CMR one of the top 10 coaches in terms of winning percentage?

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
12:37 pm

Joe, You kinda contradicted yourself pardner. You said a pro style offense like UGA runs is dependent on the passing game. Then later you say a pro style offense like UGA runs is dependent on the rushing game. Now maybe what you were saying is the pro offense is dependent on both? eYe might even agree you need one for the other to be effective. This could just be an oversight on your part seeing how you are quite busy compiling stats in hopes of making people angry. Stats aside, visit with us and lets talk a little football outside of how bad Murray is. eYe think we understand you don’t think very much of our qb. Good thing for us all is he apparently doesn’t play for the team you are a fan of. Lucky you, lucky us. eYe was thinking somebody might relish the idea of compiling stats on your Murray posts. Would likely be a time consuming task.

JB

July 7th, 2011
12:38 pm

Gators are coming back to earth. Lost 5 games last year and will also this year. Many HUGE questions on that Florida team….and staff……….Dominance is over……Just another team on the schedule. No Qb, weak OL, no proven SEC type RB, no WR’s who have ever run a pattern other than some hip hop jailbreak route. Trouble I tell ya. We know Muschamp can scream…can he coach. didn’t look like it at Texas last year…….

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
12:39 pm

DawginLex -

That is really low – even by your standards. A tragic death of a two year old girl and you find some way to enter it in a football blog. That is really shameful.

Luke

July 7th, 2011
12:43 pm

With AJ Green there to bail out Murray’s off the mark passes, it worked out ok. Without AJ Green, started out 1-3. Will be interesting to see how much Murray’s lack of accuracy shows up without AJ there to bail him out.

If 1-3 is any indication, coud be a long, long season.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:43 pm

what is low about it?

The jury is a bunch of idiots and they are all from florida

Better than 50% chance they are gator fans

Deal with it

JB

July 7th, 2011
12:46 pm

Luke, I saw Murray hit Orson Charles in stride 30-35 yards down the field several times. He was a true Freshman with NO RUNNING game to take any pressure off him. I like our chances with him, and although they would NEVER admit it, Florida and Bama would love to have Murray this year.

2nd Year QB

July 7th, 2011
12:48 pm

An interesting stat for Richt’s QBs
5 seasons with returning QB, wins = 13, 11, 10, 11, 10
5 seasons with new starting QB, wins = 8, 10*, 9, 8, 6

The 10 win season being Shockley who clearly had the most playing time of any of the other new starting QBs. The obviously doesn’t mean we will have 10 or more wins this year but it is still an interesting statistic.

Luke

July 7th, 2011
12:49 pm

To run the Pro Style guys, you do need a strong running game, and an accurate quarterback. I don’t see how Richt has either. Think of teams like Dallas Cowboys with Emmit, Troy & Irvin and you get the picture of what the Pro Style should look like. Richt’s doesn’t have the personel to run the Pro Style Offense. Murray’s more of a dual threat, spread type of guy, Crowell or King hasn’t produced a 1000+ season for Richt or shown they can endure a season of hits yet without injury.

JB

July 7th, 2011
12:49 pm

Luke, go to you tube and type in Murray highlights from last year and rethink your post.

Luke

July 7th, 2011
12:51 pm

7 out of 8 of the last 8 seasons, Richt wins less games than the year before. So, 12% chance Richt wins more than 6 games for you optimists. For the rest of us, 88% chance Richt goes 5-7 or worse.

Rooster

July 7th, 2011
12:51 pm

All the games that Murray lost us last year I think it is very hard to say Georgia is in good hands. Take note of the Florida game (5 turnovers) and sorry attitude. The boy folds like wet toilet paper.

Luke

July 7th, 2011
12:54 pm

Stafford, Moreno, Mohammed, that was the Pro Style. Murray, King & King? No way.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:54 pm

What about the Auburn and GT games where he threw 6 TD’s and zero interceptions?

the defense gave him zero help both those days.

Drop the PPG allowed from 22 to 14 or 15 and we win a lot of games

Tossed Salad

July 7th, 2011
12:55 pm

Hutson Mason = Joe Cox. I’m glad Mason’ a Dawg, and he provides serviceable depth, but Christian Lemay has a talent ceiling so far above Mason’s it’s not even funny. It’s actually much higher than Murray’s as well. Lemay needs to play as often as possible. Murray is the undisputed starter, but the competition needs to stay wide open so that in 2012 the best QB is on the field, and not just the one who has put in the most time. Between Murray and Lemay, we’ll have an amazing QB. But if they both aren’t given an equal shot then there’s no way to know if we’ve really got the best guy out there. That’s why Hutson Mason can potentially become a problem. The fly in the ointment, so to speak. Richt has shown too much loyalty to QB’s at times (Cox) and not enough at others (Shockley). Hopefully he’s got it figured out by now.

DawginLex

July 7th, 2011
12:56 pm

rooster you are FOS if you think Murray has a sorry attitude.

He has the best work ethic on the team.

Try doing a little research before you post something so stupid.

JB

July 7th, 2011
12:57 pm

OK, I just went to youtube and watched Murray the first four games without AJ. He lights it up with Durham and T. King many many times. Go refresh your memories guys. Go Dawgs.

ugad

July 7th, 2011
1:00 pm

matt leinhart through a touchdown pass on first ever throw. Get your facts right

JB

July 7th, 2011
1:00 pm

Correct Lex…………Murray Is a coach on the field………..If fact, I would love to see him call some of his own plays this year. Studies film more than Any QB at Georgia………Now Stafford, I can’t defend him. Matt was about Matt and the NFL.

corn dog

July 7th, 2011
1:06 pm

JB. U have it all figured out. such a smart football boye.

JB

July 7th, 2011
1:10 pm

Darn……….and i like corn dogs………with yellow mustard……..At the fall fair………..Geez

Kermit Henderson

July 7th, 2011
1:10 pm

Georgia Bulldog born and bred. GOOOOOOOOOO DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

corn dog

July 7th, 2011
1:12 pm

Don’t know and really could care less what you like JB. Just know you think you pretty big running that overloaded mouth. You sure don’t represent the Bulldog Nation.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
1:13 pm

@SSIgator just for the record that HC of yours has still not won a game as a HC yet?

WDE

July 7th, 2011
1:17 pm

@Rooster did you even watch the UF game last year..Murray brought us back from being down two scores at the half..against that might UF defense and CUM. Yes he threw the pick but sonny that defender made a game winning save..he misses that one and UGA wins and yes that too would have been Murray’s fault. Anyway you slice it he was the best QB on the field that day.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
1:18 pm

eYe think JB is right in that Murray didn’t have the running game to take any pressure off him. That situation hurt us most of the year. eYe thought the OL did a better job of pass protection than opening up holes for the running game. And at times they couldn’t do either. At least that’s what my old eyes saw.

Vance

July 7th, 2011
1:18 pm

I’ve always thought Murray was the man, and he proved it last season. My main concern is the offensive line’s ability to protect him, so he can show everyone what he’s got–a lot of talent!

JB

July 7th, 2011
1:19 pm

C dog…………you don’t know me or what i represent. This will be my last reply to you…..so you can rest easy now.

mustard dog

July 7th, 2011
1:20 pm

old time dog, JB, Lex, and Altamaha dawg all have big egos and bigger mouths.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
1:21 pm

WDE

Just for your records it doesnt matter, you will still lose to FL.

So enjoy your 10 win season crap that no-one in the nation but you delusional dawg fans ever remember or care about

Oh and enjoy sitting at home with mamma watching another team play for the SEC championship again

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
1:22 pm

Sitting here getting my Dawg fix watchinhg old Dawg video clips…I had a thought.

Isn’t this year the year that they will start taking points OFF the board for unsportsmanlike conduct? In the past it was simply assessed on the kickoff, but I think this year they start taking away points and assessing the yardage. Am I correct? and if so I hope to God CMR isgonna have these boys handing the ball to the ref just like Herschel did.

JB

July 7th, 2011
1:23 pm

and wife’s……..something different in your world mustard.

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
1:30 pm

Mustard dog…What can eYe say? eYe probably do suffer from the maladies you pointed out and am not proud in the least that eYe may have come across that way. The others you mentioned have in my opinion made some very valid and interesting points and comments. eYe know they have been active on this blog for a while. They can address your post if they choose. eYe have noticed you and some other condiment dogs/dawgs jumping around my posts a good bit. Whatever your reasons may or may not be, eYe am not either necessarily concerned or upset. eYe realize fans from other teams use “dog/dawg” names to ag on or perturb others.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
1:31 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy first I left home in 1971..second we will not lose to UF this year. and even if I’m wrong the Gators won’t be playing for the SEC championship this year. And thank you I promise you we would really enjoy a 10 win season in the Bull Dog Nation…something the Gators don’t have to worry about, well that and ever catching us in the series which we own..

mustard dog

July 7th, 2011
1:35 pm

Big old time dog with them smart comemnts just like that JB know it all. Bet yall aint never even seen a college game in person.

sandman053

July 7th, 2011
1:37 pm

ok fine keep arguing with each other and not answer my question.

Tech Sucks

July 7th, 2011
1:37 pm

Just like I said last year at this time, watch out for Murray. He is absolutely going to light it up this year.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
1:38 pm

WDE

Like I said before we will even the series at the end of this decade, you can count on that as your retirement present

old time dog

July 7th, 2011
1:41 pm

Saw my first in 1959 and a few more since then. Hope to see one or two more maybe. Where are your other condiment buddies? eYe am fixing to do something else so if need any other information eYe am afraid you’ll either have to figure it out on your own or be patient and hope for a response. If eYe choose to give you one or not. LOL

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
1:43 pm

WDE

Yea enjoy your

“10 Win No one But DAWG Fans Care About” seasons while the rest of college football respects champions

You ought to broaden your horizons and listen to Sports Talk Radio sometime, your program is laughed at all the time by other fanbases due to the only program goal you Dawg fans have

10 wins

What a joke, Im gald to know FL doesnt put up with that loser mentality

WDE

July 7th, 2011
1:43 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I promise you if I work till I’m 100 you won’t tie or pass us..but if it helps you sleep at night keep dreaming.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
1:49 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I do listen to radio that why I laugh so hard at the Gator brag about demanding championship..really Bag Boy really you just hired a HC that has never coached as a HC anywhere..I thought only the UGA’s and Kentucky’s did that not the “mighty Gators” face it Bag Boy if your bunch “demanded championships” you would have paid the bucks to get a proven winner…not a boy wonder and a OC that single handily destroyed one of the most storied programs in college football history..but lets not let the facts get in the way.

red schnenis

July 7th, 2011
1:50 pm

the dawgs have a good qb in murray. he was young and green but did plenty for a frshman. king and crowell will be good if the holes are there.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
2:07 pm

WDE

“and a OC that single handily destroyed one of the most storied programs in college football history”

Correction dumb dawg fan, Bob Davie, and Tyrone Willingham started that, and Charlie is probably better as an OC anyway, just like Brian Van Gorder is only a DC not a head coach. Just look at what Charlie did for KC last year bud

Charlie will find a way to beat your telegraphed, everyone knows whats being set up play calling schemes that your joke of a staff sets up, oh probably in about as quick as he can finish off a buffet

Thats more than you can say about Boozo and your Boy Willie Martinez that you people took forever to get rid of

And what a joke you really think were not going to even the series in a few more years, you are delusional

Oh and if Muschamp doesnt get it done, he’ll get the Ron Zook treatment in 3 yrs were not buffalloed like you delusional fans are with the DREAM TEAM sales pitch

LOL

WDE

July 7th, 2011
2:20 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I’m typing this real slow so try and keep up. The Gators will never tie the series,never as in never. And Ol’ Charlie was brought into ND to fix the mess and he made it WORSE…and that is nothing compared to what he will do to the Gators…watch and see.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
2:25 pm

I assume that if after 3 yrs, Muschamp gives no indication that he is going to compete for SEC championships he would get the same treatment as Zook.

However if Mushamp can win a few east and SEC crowns, have his teams in the top 10, top 5, for the better part of a decade, nobody in the UF AD is going to be firing him after a couple of down years that he is certain to have.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
2:29 pm

Joe,

I think you are stuck in 2010, like in, that is past hisitry. You are so much against Murray that you use comments like, “who has he got for WR”, and blame that on Murray. I am not sure what team you do like, but I am owndering, who the QB is?
Fore of you wishing for LeMay to start, I am wondering, has he started any SEC games for UGA or any team? How many campaigns has he seen as a DAWG? His receivers would not be any different than LeMays.
Can anybody else tell me who is the SEC, that is starting this year for an SEC team is any better than Murray. Please back it up with statistics if you can. I would be interested to know.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
2:42 pm

WDE

LoL

Boy your delusional, what was Richt hired to do……..

Oh yea beat FL

Still waiting on that one, but hey how about another round of 10 win seasons

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
2:43 pm

I think I am beginning to see how people on these blogs here work. If you don’t want to answer questions or can not answer questions posed to you, you just simply change your handle. Thus, Joe =Luke, =, what ever name these choose rather than answer questions honestly. Pretty neat, but dishonest trick I think.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
2:44 pm

WDE

Charlie was brought into fix KC’s offensive probablems, um I think he did just fine, he’s not our coach, he was hired to fix our offense, he’ll do just like he always has even at ND and thats have good offenses

Boy your so delusional I guess its all those 10 win seasons

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
2:45 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy…I plan on watching the SEC championship game with your Mom thanks.

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
2:46 pm

I already have all $12 set aside.

AltamahaDawg

July 7th, 2011
2:49 pm

Guys, Joe (or any of his 39 alias’) does not give a rats behind who would be better at QB for the University of Georgia football team. Surely you can see that his agenda is just to irritate.

7576DAWG

July 7th, 2011
2:51 pm

Tossed Salad
Unfortunately, I agree with a lot of what you say. Murray will start but when Georgia is 3 or 4 touchdowns ahead it makes no since not to put LeMay in and let him finish the game. LeMay is the reason the G game results were not reversed. Murray couldn’t move the team and at the end CMR put LeMay in and he drove the team right down and scored. LeMay is a Charley Ward type leader and I think that CMR saw that in him when he was recruited.
I hope that CMR will let Murray play like he did in high school where he ran the ball if nobody was open for a pass but that couldn’t happen last year because of fear that Murray would get hurt. If LeMay is red shirted I hope it’s because Murray is so good and plays to his strengths like in high school without getting hurt or because LeMay is having a hard time learning the play book.
With us not recruiting a big time QB in 2012 recruits, CMR better at least find out what LeMay has before he transfers. I think LeMay is the real deal and hope he will be given the chance to prove it.

JB

July 7th, 2011
2:52 pm

AltamahaDawg… you are so right……..We are experiencing that in Athens on a lesser scale than Florida due to Richt’s early success. Florida is thinking that 2 NC every 5 years should be the norm, and they will really be disappointed. If Muschamp wins say 9-10 games a year a maybe 1 SEC East title, and they want to fire him, good luck getting someone to come there, of course 5 mil a year at 5 years would attract someone. What Florida did in a 5 year span doesn’t happen very often. They are about to find out.

Real Dawgs want a POWER running game !

July 7th, 2011
2:56 pm

Here we go again with the overhyping coming off the third consective disappointing season at UGa.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
2:57 pm

Sandman,

The score will be nulified and the penalty assesed at the point of the foul, if a player going in for the score and taunts the other team on his way to the end zone. If it is an excessive celebration in the end zone, then the penalty remains the same. A 15 yard ecessive celebration penalty, applied to the kick off.

Rooster

July 7th, 2011
3:01 pm

Oh yeah Murray is Richt’s golden child. let’s do everything Murray tells us to do and papa Richt will back him up. Murray is FOS, Dawg in LEX is FOS and Richt is very FOS.

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
3:01 pm

Same with Food Lion Bagger and SSI Gator. I am over all of those clowns.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:08 pm

JB and Altamaha

Let me clear up something for you delusional dawg fans

FL expects to win the east every year and win the SEC not every year but most of the time, be in the hunt for a bid to the NC

Unlike your sorry fanbase of oh we hope we win 10 and beat Tech, thats a successful season.

You guys are pathetic, Tech is a has been washed up program and UGA is following suite, you two two teams are one in the same, if you beat the other you consider it a great year

What a joke, but hey give me your address and I’ll send you a party tray, that way you can put your sissy little cucumber sandwichs, and cheese balls on it while you sit at home and watch another team play for the SEC championship

JB

July 7th, 2011
3:14 pm

STILL……….rather be a DAWG.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:15 pm

Hate to get dragged into this but…

Yea your allowed to stay home with my mom during the SEC championship game and watch two real teams that want to be there,

Hey if you bring your red pants over, she will patch up the hole you worn into them from sitting on your butt for so long in the stands because you had nothing to get up and cheer for

BLAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 10 win season losers

WDE

July 7th, 2011
3:17 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I’m really glad Weiss had success with a NFL team,newsflash Bag Boy UF ain’t in the NFL your in the SEC which is college football where lets just say Ol’Charlie doesn’t have the greatest track record…stick that in a cucumber sandwich and choke on it you old bagster.you.And as for cheeseballs you let Weiss know your giving away his snacks and well heaven help you. Cause UF’s not going to any championship game unless they pay for tickets and Ol’Charlie will have all the snack eating time he needs.

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
3:22 pm

That was not exactly the implication.

FYI…cutting the legs off of blue jeans to make shorts does not a seamstress make.

Jim

July 7th, 2011
3:26 pm

LeMay will not sit behind Murray like DJ did Green. You’re looking UGA’s Cam Newton in Mr. LeMay.

Ralph Polo

July 7th, 2011
3:29 pm

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USC triumphant... again!

July 7th, 2011
3:30 pm

The University of South Carolina will hand Murray his head on a platter.

USC 45, UGA 13.

JB

July 7th, 2011
3:38 pm

Bag Boy………The only thing i know is Florida lost 5 games last year. That means the other team scored more points and more than likely out coached and out played you. That’s what losing is, and yes, we are very accustom of it in Athens lately. You guys will not do much better this year. Does two years make a trend? some would say yes. Your new man may or may not be the answer. Time will tell. Pre 20 years ago, you guys sucked for 80 years. I ‘m old enough to remember when you stunk ALL the time. Good luck this year.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
3:38 pm

@USC triumphant… again! Really you nearly lost that game to a freshman QB playing in his first SEC game and a brand new D and DC…oh yeah and no one had a clue about Lattimore then..we do now and we have a nose tackle..well two of them. And when was there a UGA vs USCe blow out either way in recent memory.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:41 pm

WDE

You really should change your life goals, i.e 10 win seasons, to becoming a champion instead of a 10 win season chump

you want to talk about track records and choke

how’s about your DC, tell me his name again Choke Sign Jr, or is it Toad Granthum

how was his record in the NFL as a DC not good then he goes to the Cowboys as a Line coach now thats what I call a good track record, yet you pay him big bucks now thats delusional

But again Charlie did fine with his offense at ND it was his defense that sunk him. But Im not worried his only focus is the offense at FL

Retiring to watch another beat down on the 10 Win Season Gang will be fun for you this decade

Hows the cucumber sandwich platter 10 win fan

Blahahahahaha

Winn Dixie Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:42 pm

Ralph, Hire me instead of FLBB! I betcha I can push some of those seconds and irregulars over at Grant Field for you. It would be a perfect match. Seconds and irregular clothing for seconds and irregular atheletes. As a suggestion, try offering a coke and hotdog for every purchase to fit in with the Tech promos!!!

JB

July 7th, 2011
3:42 pm

USC may win, but unless you just got out of prison, which is highly likely, SC and Ga ALWAYS play a tight game. I don’t care what each team is ranked. do some homework.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:48 pm

Ralph Polo

Thanks for job offer

But let me tell you where I derived my name from

Food Lion was once a proud up and coming grocery chain that became mismanaged and is now a joke just like the once proud program of UGA has become

a 10 win season so long as we beat GT joke, joke joke joke, you fans are a joke, dont worry your position of 2nd in the east is about to go to 4th when Dooley gets TENN back, and Spurrier will solidify your move down the rank for sure this season

Toothy Gator

July 7th, 2011
3:50 pm

I am the person who trained SSI Gator at Ross Allen’s alligator farm. He picked right up on how to shovel gator poop and throw dead chickens out for the reptiles to eat. He later went on to work at Food Lion as a bagboy and did really well putting groceries in bags and pushing them out to customer’s cars. Currently he is a big man in the Florida football program. He now pushes to wear a bag but now longer shovels poop. He talks it. CHOMP! All gators like to lay in poop amd CHOMP!!!

Dawg Trainer

July 7th, 2011
3:53 pm

You Dawgs get to watch Tyler Bray put up eye-popping numbers for Derek Dooley and Tennessee this season. Unlike BooBoo, we like the vertical passing game at UT.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
3:56 pm

@Dawg Trainer how did that work out for you last season?

WDE

July 7th, 2011
3:58 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy that was a chuckle.. newsflash no one in UGA ever thought Food Lion was even Piggly Wiggly caliber sort of like the Gators for lets see..oh yeah about 80 years. My life goals are set work, retire live to 100 and wait for it…never trail the Gators in the series and that is the one thing I’m assured of.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
3:59 pm

JB

We had our worst team in yrs and you still couldnt beat us yet you fans love it

Heck you give your running backs coach a raise when your last in the SEC in rushing what a joke

You UGA fanbase are a joke, you give a $100,000 dollar raise to a position coach that has the worst rushing numbers in the SEC

JOKE thats why you wont beat us but once a decade

JB

July 7th, 2011
3:59 pm

Bag boy sure is worried about our program……..And we’re thankful for the help worrying, we have plenty to share. Spend a little time on the Gator message boards and you hear the mashing of teeth through the screen.,.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:01 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I have a joke for you pay a DC who has no record as a HC what 1.5 mil to coach admittedly a top 10 program..what next promote a community organizer to President?? I can’t stop laughing at that one.

powerhouse?

July 7th, 2011
4:02 pm

For dog fans, the anticipation us usually better than the actual results.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:04 pm

JB the Bag Boy isn’t a real Gator I’m thinking he is a Bug in a Gator suit. Most Gators have a better game…but who knows maybe he is saving his best stuff for later.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:05 pm

@powerhouse? What does “For dog fans, the anticipation us usually better than the actual results” even mean??

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:05 pm

WDE

You must be retiring from the Varsity as head cook.

Yea UGA was up 30 yrs in the series at one time but not anymore, because 10 win loving fans like you have allowed us to pass you.

And we will this decade, bud, you have only beat us 3 times in 20 yrs, get a clue, 9 games to go and its tied and your going to sign that coaching staff to another 10 yr contract because they beat GT and get 10 wins,

so yes sorry to ruin your retirement as head janitor at the Varsity but we will be taking over as leader of the series real soon

powerhouse?

July 7th, 2011
4:08 pm

Think big. End 6-7

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:10 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy this decade next decade what ever..you will never catch us..deal with little man..its a dream like “Free Beer Tomorrow” starting this year we go back up by double digits..I can hear the wailing and gashing of teeth or tooth in Gator Nation now.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:11 pm

WDE

I have a joke for you

Pay a recruiter with no coaching experience to head a big time program, yea Ray Goof
Pay an asst with no HC experience from FSU to lose to FL every year and give him a contract extension

Either joke is hilarious

Whats next lifetime contract extension if you beat FL once a decade or 10 wins, which is 1st

LOL

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:11 pm

@powerhouse? Think powerhouse=troll ..

GA Sandlapper

July 7th, 2011
4:15 pm

Sophmore Slump?

Arlo Westbrook Sr.

July 7th, 2011
4:15 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy> I remember you. Myself and several other UGA fans were urinating and you were always peeking around with that toothy gator grin Florida folks are renown for.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
4:16 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I have a couple of Jokes for you Charlie Pell and Galen Hall..and did you really use “our worst team in a decade ” earlier…cretin when was the last time UGA went 6-7 longer than a decade..oh and that fomer FSU guy has a winning record your HC has NO record..7-5 again this year if that.

Al

July 7th, 2011
4:21 pm

I have just made some more of my special secret recipe tartar sauce. The bag boy at Food Lion says he can help market it in Florida where he claims they will eat anything. Paul said I should try offering a free hot dog and coke with every jar.

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
4:21 pm

Not sure how the hiring and firing of Ray Goff is pertinent. Not funny either frankly.

Every first time head coach had zero head coaching experience prior. That does not make them good or bad…just inexperienced in that role. This applies to both the Muschamp and Richt hires.

Hell, JoPa wasn’t a headcoach anywhere when he got the job at Penn State–and that turned out to be a strong hire.

buffdawg

July 7th, 2011
4:22 pm

@foodlion u obviously don’t know what ur taking about, cause ctg had second best defense in the nfl when he left Dallas!!

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:22 pm

WDE

Really I never knew your coach had a better record than our NEW coach

Man the lights must be on in your house

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:25 pm

Arlo Westbrook Sr.

Yea I kept wondering why your gang was facing us to make that observation

Young

July 7th, 2011
4:27 pm

I do believe as far as yards go, Murray is near the top in the SEC. Significant wins? At the bottom. Passing Efficiency? Near the top. Passing accuracy? Near the bottom. Murray will absolutely lose to both Garcia, who plays well the larger the spotlight, and of course, Moore, one of the best winners in the NCAA. Can Murray beat Vanderbilt, Co0astal Carolina, N Mex, Miss, Kentucky & Tech? Priobably so, then again, so could Mason or Lemay, those teams are horrible.

Can Murray beat Garcia, Moore? No. Can Murray beat Tenn? No, not in Knoxville. Can Murray beat Auburn? No, they’re a scoring machine every year now. Can Murray beat Missisippi State? No, their defense is too good, and they run the ball very, very well. Florida? Never, Coach Richt is 2-8 against the Gators.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:28 pm

buffdawg

No bud You obviously know nothing

Todd Granthum was a line coach for Dallas not the DC, he would be an idiot to take a step down to become DC of UGA if he was the DC

JackInCoke

July 7th, 2011
4:29 pm

Chip, FWIW Hutson Mason and Taylor Bennett aren’t the only QBs to throw a TD on their first career attempts… Matt Leinart did it at USC, among others. They listed the QBs who had done so in the broadcast of the UL-Lafayette game so they aren’t the only two QBs to do so in the history of CFB.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:30 pm

Charlie Weiss

How’s the 10 win season campaing with another loss to FL coming

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
4:33 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy -

It is after 4:00 pm. They are way too far into the KoolAid to be putting together comments that actually make sense. Come back agin tomorrow when their hangover subsides. It never completely goes away because the Richtites never let the machine get empty. 1980 – so long ago.

buffdawg

July 7th, 2011
4:37 pm

13th in 07, 2nd in 09, points allowed

Fla. Dept. of Corrections

July 7th, 2011
4:37 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy, Your signal from your probationary ankle bracelet has stopped transmitting. Last location report on you showed the inmate library and you sharing a workstation location with 6 University of Florida football players. You have been previously warned regarding viewing pornsites and the UGA blog on state owned network lines.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:38 pm

WDE, JB, Altamaha, Polo man and the rest of you 10 win loving delusional UGA fanbase

What really shows your ignorance, is to come on this blog and talk about the best QB in the SEC, yes your own QB, Murry and blame him for the losses, and yet nothing is said about your coaches who for a decade, yea a decade continue to do the same thing year after year

Lose to FL
Multiple Arrests
Have just as good talent as anyone in the SEC
Lose to teams you shouldnt lose to, like KY, Vandy, 2 terrible TENN teams, Miss ST

and you never point the finger at your coaching staff

why, because they beat Div 2 GT, and win 10 games, your program is a joke

buffdawg

July 7th, 2011
4:38 pm

CTG must have know what he’s doing

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:45 pm

buffdawg

I would hope if someone offered him a $500,000 pay raise, I dont think he would be that stupid to not turn it down

buffdawg

July 7th, 2011
4:45 pm

R Florida fans mad cause they’ve lost two great qbs, Murray, Newton!!!

perma bond

July 7th, 2011
4:46 pm

Where did the UGA football blog go?

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:48 pm

Charlie Weiss

Im glad coach your not coming here just to win 10 games but to continue the championship tradition and laugh at the puppies on the field and wave at them once again from the SEC championship game camera

dont get it

July 7th, 2011
4:49 pm

You are so right FLBB. thats why my handle is “dont get it”. I just dont understand why our fans have lower standards than UF, BAMA, LSU…..

MD

July 7th, 2011
4:49 pm

I can’t disagree with Bag Boy and SSI, but we (UGA) fans are allowed a little optimism. I can’t stand losing to FL 17-20, I’d rather UGA lose them all but just beat UF. That’s where the game stands with me. I’ll say it again, until UGA wins two in a row, we have to eat it…

Saying that, speak your piece move on

Florida Orange

July 7th, 2011
4:50 pm

buffdawg, You are right. We actually did lose 2 great qb’s in Murray aheads and Newton. We still got to face Murray for a few more seasons too. Irregardless of what the other Gator fans are pushing on here, Murray is heads and tails better than what we have. You Ga. folks may begin having payback at us. We have some real question marks.

Charlie Weiss

July 7th, 2011
4:54 pm

FLBB, Quit trying to suck up punk and get those groceries over here. I’m trying to maintain my weight and appetite. Grab me a few of those doughnuts I saw Grantham devouring while you’re at it.

Ed's Mustard Greens Roadside Stand

July 7th, 2011
4:57 pm

My name is Ed. I raise mustard greens and have a roadside stand I sell them at. I would like to ask FLBB and SSIGator if sales on turnip greens are good in their areas of Florida. Thanks.

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
4:59 pm

dont get it -

MD -

You guys can’t be serious. You are not Richtites? You must have each had the truth serum that counteracts the effects of the KoolAid. I thought Richt and his boys had destroyed all of that so he could continue his charade as the $3,000,000 Man that pretends to be a football coach, laughing all the way to the bank in his Ford truck, yelling out the window, “See ya later, suckers”.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
4:59 pm

Charlie Weiss

Yes coach I want to make sure you are fed good so we can punish the dogs another year and another decade

By the way coach, have you seen UGA football’s new motivation

If they win 10 games this year the team will get Rings

Narvie

July 7th, 2011
4:59 pm

Braves won again. 4 game sweep. Wish I would have had some of them mustard greens with all them soup beans I eat last night. My stomach has been kind of riled up.

Young

July 7th, 2011
5:02 pm

I don’t think the offense is in good hands with Murray.

Under Murray’s leadership last season:
10th in SEC in scoring
10th in rushing (since he can’t complete passes, or throw deep balls, teams are bringing 8 in the box to stop the run & he can’t run audible like Joe Cox & Stafford did so well)
6-7 record as a starter, 0-6 vs. winning teams

Charlie Weiss

July 7th, 2011
5:02 pm

FLBB, Son,son, son….I ain’t worried about no damned football games. You fools payed me big bucks to come here. I liked the weather and so did my family. Just get the freakin food over here.

Young

July 7th, 2011
5:04 pm

10th in SEC in scoring, is against teams with a winning record, running up the score on teams like Lou Lafayette or Idaho State won’t win you the SEC. Scorign 30+ on teams with winning records will. Not 18.

Parlay card dealer

July 7th, 2011
5:04 pm

You big mouth Florida and Tech boys sorta lost a little steam ain’t you?

Mary Kastner

July 7th, 2011
5:06 pm

FLBB, Want me to help push?

Yo Yo

July 7th, 2011
5:06 pm

My string just broke!!!

Young

July 7th, 2011
5:07 pm

Murray is 0-6 when the team scores first.

I am dissapointed with Murray’s lack of leadership.

He shows no relience (0-6 when other team scores 1st).

He shows no big game abilities (0-6 against winning teams)

He chokes during key SEC East match ups (4 to’s against Fla, 0 td’s against SC)

WDE

July 7th, 2011
5:07 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy hold it a second how many players UF has busted for pot so far this year? And Weiss coming to win championships?? He’s coming for a year maybe two to make enough to keep himself in chesseburgers for the rest of his natural life..championships when has he ever been a member of a champion at the college level?

Mary Kastner

July 7th, 2011
5:09 pm

Do ya’ll know where I can get the best buy on some alum. I was hoping that bag boy at Food Lion might be privy to a little.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
5:10 pm

@SSIgator you have a package deal for what nearly 2 mil for two coaches that one is a proven failure as a college coach and the other has proven nothing as a HC…sounds like a real deal to me.

Young

July 7th, 2011
5:12 pm

You guyas seen the 2 documentaries about Lemay?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0kzh6hGXnQ

Amazing, Lemay beat a team that hadn’t lost at home in over 30 years.

Won school’s 1st state championship.

As long as Richt puts Lemay in early if Murray loses games, then season will be great. Lemay is that good.

Only way you have a bad season if it Richt stays with the QB, and if the QB isn’t winning important games.

Mr. Clean

July 7th, 2011
5:12 pm

I think they are gone now fellows. You are welcome.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
5:13 pm

@Young tell you what you keep whoever your QB is and we will keep Murray check back at the end of the season and lets compare shall we?

Carl Spackler

July 7th, 2011
5:15 pm

DJ Shockley stood 6′0″ and weighed 214 lbs…ran a 4.56 / 40…Murray is 6′ 1 1/2″, weighs 210 and runs a 4.6 / 40 (once he got it down to a 4.55)…what is the issue with Murray running the ball…Murray is an athlete (good at basketball, baseball, but maybe not so good at soccer…LOL) and he should be able to use his running ability as an asset…heck, the kid gained almost a 1,000 yds his jr year. and he avg’d 9.5 yds a carry…his senior year, before breaking his leg, he was averaging almost 10 yds a carry)…LeMay is 6′2″ and weighs in at 188lbs, runs a 4.64 / 40…so, let me get this straight Shockley, ok to running the all, LeMay ok to run the ball, but Murray not ok because he’s not big enough? not fast enough? I think I know why some on here don’t think he can run the ball and it has nothing to do with his physical attributes!

Evelyn McGwynn

July 7th, 2011
5:18 pm

Buddy and I BOTH GOT ON dICKEY’S BUS after his show in Tampa. Had a great time and met his wife too.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
5:20 pm

Mary Kastner

We have it on isle 10, its right beside the 10 win season fan finger

Parlay card dealer

No us big mouth FL boys still stomp you in the mud even with bad teams

WDE

Dont go there again with a proven coach crap you already been busted on that one so shut your mouth

Ed’s Mustard Greens Roadside Stand

No sales of mustard greens arent good in FL because our coaching staff figured out years ago if you those you spend more time in the bathroom than studying other football teams.
Obviously your coaching staff loves to eat them

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:23 pm

Are there any returning SEC QB’s with a winless record against winning teams besides Murray? Is Murray the only returning SEC QB that has never beat a winnign team?

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:24 pm

Murray played incredible against Idaho State, and was impressive in his signature game, Louisiana Lafayette.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
5:25 pm

@Food Lion Bag Boy I’ve been busted have I really i missed that sort of like I missed the memo that you get to tell me what to do…listen you tough typing namby pamby if you can’t take the heat stay off the blog…if your going to cry try not to get the tears on the keyboard…I’ll shut my mouth when you tie the series how’s that Bag Boy?

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
5:25 pm

Young

You have got to be the stupidest person on this blog with posts like that

But hey keep posting them hopefully Murry will get mad like the Brent OL guy and transfer to FL we will be glad to show him how to beat UGA

Make it happen

July 7th, 2011
5:26 pm

I think both teams usually have pretty good football seasons. Florida has had the edge for awhile but things could change. Did last year for Florida didn’t it ? Muschamp and Weiss to the rescue. Ole Meyer freaked out trying to stay on top and now look at what you got. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! BAHAA!!!!!

P-Cola Dog

July 7th, 2011
5:26 pm

was AJ around last year?

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:30 pm

Which winning team will potentially break the losing drought for Murray?

Florida?
South Carolina?
Boise?
Auburn?
Missisippi State?

Only real chance is the Auburn team.

Hate to get dragged into this but...

July 7th, 2011
5:32 pm

riffDog…it will be the first one he faces: Boise State.

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:32 pm

If Bobo is evaluated by how many points he scores against winning teams, he’ll be fired after this season.

After finishing 10th in the SEC against winning teams in scoring, Bobo should have been fired in 2010.

If Bobo can’t get this up to 30+ a game against real competition, winning teams, he’s going to be fired.

Bobo is the next fall guy.

Food Lion Bag Boy

July 7th, 2011
5:33 pm

WDE

What heat have you brung today

heck

MD and

dont get it

are UGA fans who get it and side with what Ive said,

what heat have you brought oh yea
A coach with no experience and one who messed up a program like I stated before Weiss offense was just fine

heck your own UGA blogger said this at 4:21 today

Not sure how the hiring and firing of Ray Goff is pertinent. Not funny either frankly.

Every first time head coach had zero head coaching experience prior. That does not make them good or bad…just inexperienced in that role. This applies to both the Muschamp and Richt hires.

Hell, JoPa wasn’t a headcoach anywhere when he got the job at Penn State–and that turned out to be a strong hire.

Waiting on something with substance today

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:33 pm

W against Boise? A top ranked team? No way. Richt’s only beat 2 ranked teams in last 2 years.

riffDog

July 7th, 2011
5:35 pm

I can’t believe Murray has played 6 winning teams, and is still winless.

sirluciouscp

July 7th, 2011
5:37 pm

Rome Dawg,

We went 6-7 last year, let’s hold off on calling Murray a winner. At this level at least.

Bob

July 7th, 2011
5:37 pm

Afternoon Mutts…sure are a lot of comments about the one position where we are best in the SEC and probably top 5 in the nation. Of course, our OL will prove us right (or wrong).

Valdosta Cat

July 7th, 2011
5:42 pm

Two Words…………….Malcolm Mitchell

Bob

July 7th, 2011
5:48 pm

Narvie, I think I’d wash them down with a ripe habenero and a six pack of Carling Black Label. Then, lunch at Krystal.

Bob

July 7th, 2011
5:55 pm

Narvie, you can probably get better advice about your problem on the Tech board…these things happen all the time. Adios muchacha!

Chip Towers

July 7th, 2011
5:58 pm

JackInCoke: That bit of information came from the UGA Sports Communication staff. I’ll have to run it by them and double check. Obviously that’s something I can’t independently verify.

Kherrin

July 7th, 2011
5:58 pm

I love my dogs…but 8-5 will be the record this yr.
Too many unknowns…Line will be suspect, lots of moving around offensively and defensively.
I dont think they will be settled into the 3-4 again this yr due to moving people around.

No RB’s again…

The biggest problem is the playcalling…We do not have Herschel anymore and quit trying to play like we do!!

WE run predictable plays…this is ultimately on the Head coach who delegates his authority…Bobo is a horrible playcaller…but Richt lets him go and is too much like a “CEO” and not being a ball coach.

I love UGA but i am a realist as well.

Bob

July 7th, 2011
6:05 pm

@Kherrin, 90% of me wants to agree with your analysis; however, I keep thinking that Richt will be coaching like his job depended on this season (which it does). And we’ll see the same intensity and passion and playcalling from his first five years at UGA. At least I’m hoping. If I’m wrong, then I’ll be excited to see who our next HC will be.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
6:07 pm

Food Lion Bag Boy you went from merely another Bug posing as a Gator to just dumb none of those bloggers you named are Dog fans they are trolls now the lesson for today is over, Oh and for the record I never said a first time coach couldn’t be a success just that it takes the brain of well a reptile to think its a given as you so surely do.

Hate do get dragged into this...

July 7th, 2011
6:33 pm

Hey now WDE…This clown cut and pasted what I wrote and I am absolutely a UGA fan. I disagree with your dismissal of Muschamp solely based on the fact that he has no previous experience as a head coach. Somebody had to give Vince Lombardi his first shot too…and he was pretty good.

If no school ever hired a coach with no head coaching experience eventually all the head coaches would die off and then there would be no head football coaches anywhere.

WDE

July 7th, 2011
6:38 pm

@Hate do get dragged into this… sorry I missed your name, as I said I’m not saying he won’t be a success but Bag Boy thinks he is without the second coming of CUM. I do think they will not be a power this year, but I could be wrong but I also think we have a better shot vs the Gators this year than I did last year. Go Dogs!

Tech Buzz

July 7th, 2011
6:42 pm

mark this down—Ga will not win 8 games this year and Tech will pull the huge upset!

Ralston Dawg

July 7th, 2011
6:45 pm

Fla’s run is over—muschamp’s going to get schooled by Richt and Grantham–book it. Ga 33 Fl 20! Dawgs—back on top!

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
6:46 pm

WDE -

“I also think we have a better shot vs the Gators this year than I did last year”

They call that wishin’ and hopin” or whistling past the graveyard or on a wing and a prayer or any number of other such phrases. Maybe you should send your inspirational thoughts to da Preacher Man. Right about now I would guess he would try just about anything. Nothing else seems to work, but those uniforms last year were really swell.

LogicalUS

July 7th, 2011
6:47 pm

Murray is a solid SEC quarterback who requires a strong cast of players around him to succeed. He is not a gamechanger in the mode of Cash Newton.

Unfortunately for Murray and despite the sunshine pumping of the AJC, having lost the best UGA WR since Hines Ward and the most dependable possession WR in Durham along with the leading rusher for each of the PAST TWO YEARS, Washaun Ealey, and the thinnest OL in the SEC, it simply is not in the cards for Murray to showcase his talent.

SSIgator

July 7th, 2011
6:57 pm

Hey UGA fans, someone call Murray ASAP. At 7:00 pm tonight on CSS TV there is the replay of the 2007 UA/Uga game in which UGA wins. He needs to watch so he can see how to beat a team with a winning record. Nothing like seeing is believing.

stevo

July 7th, 2011
7:08 pm

My 2 cents…since Lemay missed a year of football, redshirt him at all costs. A 5 year plan is not all that bad for a QB who never played a down in his senior year in HS. Then LeMay would have 2 full years to play if Murray stuck around and exhausted his eligibility. Let’s hope Richt thinks long term. I guess we will find out.

MarineDog

July 7th, 2011
7:11 pm

@old time dog,

Not trying to be a smart@ss……..Why do you not like Richt?

RamboDog

July 7th, 2011
7:18 pm

Tech Buzz
mark this down—Ga will not win 8 games this year and Tech will pull the huge upset!
_________________________________________________________________________

Tech Buzz, if UGA only wins 8 games, how will Tech pull off a HUGE upset? Oh , I forgot, “ANYTIME” Tech beats us it is a HUGE upset.

9 out of last 10, get used to it Loser…many more beat downs coming, LOL

WDE

July 7th, 2011
7:26 pm

SSIgator I have a tape of the Bama UF game last year, I’ll let you have it cheap..talk about a pure beatdown no wonder CUM bolted. We do have a real good shot this year and you and the rest of the swamp dwellers darn sure know it.

Delbert D.

July 7th, 2011
7:59 pm

Aaron Murray is the #89 player in Rivals Top 100 Players cCountdown. Ahead of #92 Taylor Martinez, just behind #88 Bryant Moniz. Ben Jones is #77, though; I wonder if that will work out as the best QB-C combo.

FLA DAWG

July 7th, 2011
8:57 pm

Murray is a very good talent and I stated as much last year in preseason.
Last season his performance was that of a much more experienced college QB.

Imagine if he had had a quality O Line to give him more time.
Imagine if he had had a quality O Line to open holes for his running backs and keep the other D off balance.

Sadly the new kids are too green on the line and the OC is still Bobo.
But even more sadly is the fact that we have the same HC.

This season will be no better than last. We lose at least 5.

Dawgs had better be prepared for Boise State on Sept 3 because those boys are coming to play smashmouth football – and they just may win.
South Carolina will beat The Dawgs and by 10 or more.

If Richt loses the first two games he’ll endure an entire season of justifiable insults.
Then we lose to Florida (again). Wow – how is this guy going to show his face?
The man should have been unloaded last season.

bitter tonya hardin

July 7th, 2011
8:59 pm

gator swamp sCUM–hahah—and all the hater TROLLS————that includes delbert d. AKA-saban

——————all you freaks gall about georgia having weakness when in fact we could list

————————100’s of tree killers—pay for play –and gaytard—flaws

—————-bottom line stay in your on state punks———————-go dawgs—put a hobnail boot-haha

Troll Power Ratings

July 7th, 2011
9:24 pm

Wow! Trolls out in full force. FL Bag Boy – get a life, and thanks for caring. TECH trolls, please, come on guys, get real…

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
9:30 pm

You know, I just read an interesting article about obesity on the web, and Florida is just behind Georgia in percentage of obseity. Mississippi was first followed by Alabama. What was interesting was the fact tht Florida showed the biggest increase in the last year of all the southern States. Now, when did Charlie Weiss arrive in state, LOL. I was just wondering since his gearth seems to be high on the list of important things o talk about when discussing QB’s or for that matter, any position on one of these bogs.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
9:31 pm

gearth=girth.

jack bull

July 7th, 2011
9:32 pm

sophomore slump, anyone??

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
9:50 pm

Jack Bull,

I think UGA will pass on that thank you.

Thanks chip Towers for your team analysis. I like that you point out the facts, and are realilistc and do not give the fans on here a rosey picture but a realistic one. It just appears that too many fans of other teams are all to eager to add thier two cents worth of comments that make very little sense. I guess though, that UGA fans should be glad in a way, since it defintily shows, that their are fans out there, that are worried about UGA. 57 more days and the fun begins. I guees then, we will see what side was right. New fodder for the staisticians on here for sure. I was always told that stats. are used heavily by people that are one of two things. 1. Too lazy to research things themselves so they find it easier to basicvally plagarize other people research. 2. Statistics do not assume any variables and do not allow for improvemnent, decline or conditions present at the time the statistics were evaluated. In summation, statistics ar like butts, everybody has one and some just prefer to speak from theirs, LOL.

Class of 93

July 7th, 2011
10:04 pm

Murray played terrible early against Florida and UCF after Coach did not go for 4 and 1.

RedandBlackDAWG

July 7th, 2011
10:07 pm

If you don’t know what the term means, “troll” refers to an online personality that uses his/her anonymity to “bait” users or turn valid discussions into full-blown arguments.

Snoop Dawg

July 7th, 2011
10:35 pm

We would do better to have Murray call plays in the huddle rather than Bobo screw it all up again.

Snoop Dawg

July 7th, 2011
10:40 pm

Mark it down Richt: the HC will be the reason that the UGA football team will turn in a losing record with the easiest schedule in modern times this year–in spite of world class raw talent that was wasted.

Athens is Hell

July 8th, 2011
12:12 am

troll exhibit ‘A’ = dawgfan and dawgmatic.

Oh, and Mark Richt is the Devil.

Good night Red Fokkers!

L.A. BULLDAWG

July 8th, 2011
12:58 am

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ANDREW LUCK OUT AT STANFORD, AARON MURRAY WILL BE THE BEST QB IN THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR! WITH TRUE FRESHMAN LEMAY BACKING UP MURRAY, GEORGIA WILL HAVE THE NUMBER 1 POSITION GROUP AT QB IN THE NATION! 12-0, BABY! FO DAWGS!

RED DOG 77

July 8th, 2011
1:28 am

@Snoop Dawg……Stop using Dawg in your name pal, cause you are no Dawg. Go jump on Nick Saban’s band wagon or mabe Auburn……..wait! Florida might just be the school for you……Snoop, my boy, you not only are no Dawg, you probubly never graduated high school…….much less attended The University of Georgia…..I did !…….and you my boy, can cram your negative Bulldog/ Mark Richt drivell where the sun don’t shine………….Regards, RED

RED DOG 77

July 8th, 2011
1:46 am

Regardless of all the Oline “hype” you have been reading, Aarron Murray will be just fine this year. Coaches will utilize Murray’s ability to throw on the run with a “moving pocket”….Two tight end sets will help with the blocking along with Caleb and Bruce Figgins……..As far as the competition for # 2 goes, Red Shirt LeMay and he still has two years to show-off his wares for the NFL……..but I’m not sure he /or his father is smart enough to do so…….sure would make him look awfully good to come in both barrells blazin’ as a rs jr………Aarron Murray will not leave early for the NFL……he is a 5 yr man and will probubly lead Georgia to a National Championship before his college days are over…………GO DOGS………RED

RED DOG 77

July 8th, 2011
1:50 am

@ LA BULLDAWG…………Yup…….I’m “Fo Dawgs” too!………your pal, RED

old time dog

July 8th, 2011
5:38 am

Marine Dog….. eYe just was never able to feel Richt was head coach material. He came to us young and appeared to put movement and some creativity to the offense. At that juncture he didn’t have to possess a defensive football mentality as he had a solid and effective coaching staff in place already taking care of that. As time and changes happened it became evident to me he was in over his head regarding many of the decisions/or lack of thereof, that faced him. eYe don’t feel Richt used too good discretion in choosing his assistants. Maybe wrong as for his reasoning but eYe feel he chose the buddy route and things began to sour. It appears to be a case where as Richt was still undergoing growing pains as a coach and a leader, so where his chosen assistants experiencing the same things. And to this day all are still in a stage of development including Mr.Richt. Maturing as an adult and as a head coach at a well respected university. Enough time has passed for myself to see that Richt does not have the type football mind and leadership that harbors a successful program. He utilizes gimmicks at the very times the team is looking for solidity and falls flat on his face. He is over his head and eYe think the administration even realizes it. Financially, he is cleaning our clock for what he truly is capable of. That is my reason.

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old time dog

July 8th, 2011
6:19 am

Marine dog… eYe am entirely too long winded apparently and apologize for this descretion of mine. eYe just wanted to clarify my attempt to explain a little better. Richt was a young offensive coach with Bowden and was learning from a good one in my opinion. He took the UGA job when he was still evolving in that realm but hadn’t been solidified enough to fully understand all the ramifications of what is necessary to operate a team from defensive standpoints, leadership roles, and being able to access his own strengths and weaknesses. In short, he lacked and still lacks a complete head football mentality. Thus the stupified posture and lack of expression on the sideline during game day. Too often his answers to spark a team have been junkets such as color of apparel, black outs, extremely poor taste in allowing the celebration of the entire squad during the Florida game, letting or at the least fostering of allowing his players to dance directly over the midfield logo of another team, boom boxes being played by players on the bench during games we were being beaten while they danced and laughed and a real disregard for leading and managing these young men. eYe feel his claim as a Christian is real but could be one of the biggest reasons he has been lucky enough so far to keep his job. That point alone still doesn’t override his obvious lack of ability. Can he still grow up? The truth is he has had adequate time and apparently doesn’t have the mindset required to do so. Several opposing coaches(Spurrier,Meyer,Saban)have even went on board to comment on how disappointing UGA is with all the fanbase, yearly talent, wonderful facilities and support Richt has had. They have also commented regarding the low life nature we have exibited over the past several years on the field and off the field. Richt has a whole lot of turning around to do to resolve what he fostered and allowed to getout of hand. The talent has invariably been there but no one has fostered it in the correct manner to let it grow correctly. eYe have been a UGA fan since a young lad thanks to my father taking me to games at Sanford. eYe am still a UGA fan today. eYe still pull for Richt to make us the right kind of coach but he has had enough time to solidify himself and his decisions and actions by now.

Thomas Brown

July 8th, 2011
6:24 am

429 plays Aaron Murray was the player on our Offense who had the ball on the play. So, it is not surprising at all then that 152 of the 429 went to players other than AJ Green. That is only 1 of every 3 Aaron Murray’s plays with the ball in his hands went to players other than AJ Green. Where the actual surprise is is that only 57 of the 429 Aaron Murray plays with the ball in his hands went to AJ Green. That is 13 percent of the plays where Aaron Murray had the football in his hands on that play as the only player who did have the ball, did he actually complete the pass to AJ Green. Selected 4th in the NFL draft one would think that the offensive coordinator and the Heisman Trophy Maxwell Award Quarterback would find a way to get the ball into the hands of AJ Green more than just 1 of every 8 plays. On the season, then, on 3 consecutive series, we actually got the football to AJ Green only 1 play per 3 series. Since we were mostly therefore 3 and out on the season, it is 1 completion to AJ Green every 3 times we got the ball. And, we wonder why we were number 72 in the nation at making 1st Downs. It is no different from the squandering of Knowshon Moreno the # 12 pick in the NFL draft, where the same offensive geniuses we have assembled on this coaching staff, 1st redshirted Knowshon so we only got to see him 2 years and then gone as the # 3 best running back in the nation coming out of high school and then to top that off when we were ranked # 1 by every single poll to begin the 2008 season, in the only 3 games we played against reasonable teams that 2008 ill-fated season on offense, we handed the ball to Knowshon but 14 times per game average in the only 3 games against reasonable opponents we played all of the 2008 season : 14 carries avg for Knowshon vs Florida, Alabama and Georgia tek – thus we scratch our heads how in the world did all 3 of the only 3 good teams 2008 score consecutive points of 29, 31 and 42 against us ? I have a clue for you, it is not because of the defense. We are idiots. Orson Charles will be the highest drafted player next from this football program. How many plays will we complete a pass to Orson Charles this season ? You want my guess ? In our pass-happy offense with no target other than Orson Charles I bet he ends the season with about half the catches AJ Green had last season. That’s my guess. And, I haven’t been wrong yet.

Dawgfan in FL

July 8th, 2011
7:37 am

@Thomas Brown-Did you take into consideration that out of the 429 plays you say Murray had an opportunity to get the ball to Green, Green wasn’t on the field for the first 4 games? If you only count the number of plays that Green actually played, I have a hunch the %s go up.

Lil Shane

July 8th, 2011
8:29 am

What’s up with all these ‘walk ons” ? UGA has way too many walk-ons.

Lil Shane

July 8th, 2011
8:30 am

Two walk on QB’s ? How many do you need when you’ve got 3 good ones already ?

Eldawg

July 8th, 2011
9:12 am

Still@theBar,

http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2011/07/07/quarterbacks-offense-appears-to-be-in-good-hands-with-aaron-murray/?cp=all#comment-159147

You must still be trying to pass the Bar exam. In our Justice system people are innocent until proven guilt. A jury finds a defendant either guilty or not guilty. You obviously don’t understand the difference.

You sir are rude, obnoxious, and as I’ve just shown everyone – ignorant. Now go away you little jerk.

Jim Bob

July 8th, 2011
9:51 am

I think Mason should be given more opprotunity.. Let’s not make the same mistake over & over by playing guys just because they were all this & that in HS –Play the guys that are BEST at theri respective positions –play to WIN! Mason would get the ball over the middle better than Murray, but Murray can excape trouble better than Mason.

BIG Joe

July 8th, 2011
9:57 am

Eldawg

Without going back & looking for the post you’re responding to, this is a UGA football blog, correct???

RedandBlackDAWG

July 8th, 2011
10:32 am

T. Brown,

Were the above comments a complaint about Murray or the offensive play calling? Not sure where you think, UGA needs to improve based on the statistics you cited. Do they reflect poorly on Murray or rather on the lack of variety of the offensive coach?

RedandBlackDAWG

July 8th, 2011
4:01 pm

And another one bites the dust. The learning curve for the UGA offense just took another hit, as Caleb King, let everybody on his team, himself and his future down once again.
Some folks on the offense are really going to have to learn on the run so to speak, now, so I hope they are ready and up to the task.
I am trying not to think, “What next”, because the way the off season has gone so far, I am scared to think of what it might be, LOL.

Jim C

July 8th, 2011
4:52 pm

Regarding Hutson Mason being only the 3rd college QB whose 1st pass attempt resulted in a TD: Didn’t Chris Collingsworth do it at Florida? He was a WR but he started at UF as a QB.

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Nick Fairley

July 12th, 2011
8:27 am

I will say something shocking. Aaron Murray is a good QB. He actually is. Very accurate. Just short.

And in the end everyone knows one thing for sure, Aaron Murray might be a good QB, but he’s no Cam Newton.

I just took a bow.

bobby

July 13th, 2011
12:18 pm

At quaterback uga will be good with murray but murray needs the o-line to perform better, a strong running game, and two receviers other than king to play well.