Former UGA All-American David Pollack weighs in on state of college football, his Dogs

In case you missed it, here’s the take of former Georgia All-American and new ESPN staffer David Pollack on the current state of college football, and his Bulldogs, of course. . . .



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txfood

August 26th, 2011
11:32 am

JAWJeRDAWG

August 26th, 2011
11:42 am

Chip:

Thanks for the link; it was good to hear David’s comments.

But are gonna give us some real UGA football updates soon? Not a swipe; just wanting to know the latest. .. Go Dawgs!

Mtn Dawg

August 26th, 2011
11:45 am

Great Georgia Bulldog!

Spanky

August 26th, 2011
11:47 am

JAWJeRDAWG is right! We’re getting anysey and paranoid as to who is going to be ready, who’s now injured, and who’s going to shine! The anticip…..ation is killing us! GoDawgs!!

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 26th, 2011
11:47 am

Sounds like Branden Smith will miss some games with an injury.

Spanky

August 26th, 2011
11:48 am

….that’s “antsey”…sorry

D A DoubleU G

August 26th, 2011
11:53 am

I wish Pollack success in a long, fruitful broadcast journalism career.

But i sure hope to see him coaching in some form between the hedges some day. Can you imagine his recruiting abilities??

GO DAWGS!!

Tobias Funke

August 26th, 2011
11:56 am

DAMN GOOD DAWG

how2fish

August 26th, 2011
11:58 am

Great to hear that a DGD like DP is doing well ! Go Dogs!

BigRedandBlackDAWG

August 26th, 2011
12:04 pm

Dawgs are going to be great this year – mark it down!

We’re loaded, with IC leading the rest of the Dream Team. We will win the East, maybe the SEC but that’s just a set up for next year when the Dawgs will bring thier 6th National Championshiip back to Athens. The tradetion of the Dawgs is winning and that tradetion will be in full force for the next few years.

I know this because the Dawgs get the best High School football talent in the state and Georgia is easily the most talented High School football state in the country. Belive me, I played in Cobb in High School and would have been a Dawg but I blew out my knee my softmore season.

Go Dawgs!

Joey

August 26th, 2011
12:09 pm

“too much talent there to go 6-7.”

Tell it like it is, David.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 26th, 2011
12:10 pm

@ harold

And IF we have a great season this year, what will you post? Just asking.

Can’t remember anything positive from you ever, if I remember correctly.

LogicalUS

August 26th, 2011
12:10 pm

Alot of unconfirmed specs that starting CB Branden Smith is in a boot on his ankle around campus today?

Boy you can’t keep secrets on teams like the old days.

macrotech

August 26th, 2011
12:11 pm

Pollack is a good man…I agree with everything he said!

Alphare

August 26th, 2011
12:17 pm

Pollack has a good radio voice, but his TV composure is way behind the Tech guy on ESPN.

Joey

August 26th, 2011
12:18 pm

NCBF, where did you read that about Smith? Can’t find it anywhere.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

No, I’m most certainly not happy with the past several years, Harold. But I AM positive and hopeful for this year!

NationalGuardDawg in NC

August 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

I love David Pollack, the essence of a DGD. I agree with D A Double U g as I have said in this blog many a time, I wished he was on the GA staff, maybe the S&C area. He would be a great recruiter as well as a great motivator. Go DAWGS!!! BTW, I love the Combat Unnies.

Phil Fry

August 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME

Student Athlete

August 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

HAROLD. YOU ARE NOT A UGA FAN. YOU ARE A CRITIC.

Joey

August 26th, 2011
12:27 pm

NationalGuardDawg, what side of the state are you in? Gonna be bad on the coast tonight . . .

ATL Sports Fan

August 26th, 2011
12:29 pm

Harold, your a bandwagon fan. Last year you were all over Tennessee. What gives man. Do you really have nothing better in your life but to come on a blog that is titled UGA Sports and just bash all things UGA?

NationalGuardDawg in NC

August 26th, 2011
12:31 pm

Thanks for asking Joey, I am on the West side and in the good, although I could be called to duty (I am a chaplain with the NC National Guard). We need to keep all the East Coast in prayer.

fair weather fan

August 26th, 2011
12:31 pm

Harold , you are the biggest fair weather fan of them all. Find another team to show your support to. Wait a minute you don’t support you just bitch and moan. What did you say Richt’s first 6 or 7 years when he was winning 10 games a year? So called fans like you are all the same , you demand excellence without giving any kind of positive support. For some reason you seem to feel entitled! Find another team LOSER.

ATL Sports Fan

August 26th, 2011
12:31 pm

HAHA, the Branden Smith injury is over on Tiger Droppings. The same site that said Aaron Murray would be suspended for cheating on a paper.

Chip Towers

August 26th, 2011
12:33 pm

LogicalUS: I can’t claim any direct knowledge about Branden Smith and whether or not he’s injured but I can tell you this: It’s rarely as bad as it seems. For instance, Brandon Harton was on crutches on campus yesterday. I know because I saw him. But he’s not seriously injured. He’s slightly injured and trainers just taking precautions that it doesn’t get worse. I’ll find out what I can about B Smith. But Richt stated flatly that there were no new injuries last we met with him.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 26th, 2011
12:34 pm

@ Student Athlete

You’re right; he is no UGA fan. Last year he was a proponent of TN and constantly bashing Coach Richt and all things UGA. Now is SC. He’s just a cynic.

I shouldn’t have even replied to him. I was just baited and tried to defend my university. I won’t do that again (maybe).

Like with tide roll, next time I see his ALL CAPS, I’ll just tap the space bar a time or two and scroll right past his rants. .. Go Dawgs!

dawgman

August 26th, 2011
12:34 pm

Harold- Skin it back man. I see some time alone to reflect would do you good.

UGA Alumnus

August 26th, 2011
12:36 pm

He’s lost some weight.

chilidawg

August 26th, 2011
12:36 pm

So long, Jordan Jefferson. Mettenberger will beat out Lee over the season and face the Dawgs in the SECCG.

jrmdvm1

August 26th, 2011
12:36 pm

In recruiting, unless you do the “oversigning” thing, you must recruit not only talent, but also heart and character. Donnan’s recruits seemed to have all three qualities. While it still must be proved on the field, it seems as if these bulldogs now have more heart and character to go with the talent.

dawgman

August 26th, 2011
12:38 pm

Harold is like Herschel Talker- all they do is gripe so people sometimes respond to them.

dawgman

August 26th, 2011
12:39 pm

Those guys would gripe if UGA won the NC that they didn’t win by more points

6 for 6 with 3 home runs

August 26th, 2011
12:40 pm

Need to come out like a house a fire.

Football Fan

August 26th, 2011
12:44 pm

To be truthful, Harold is more honest about the UGA program that 95% of their “true” fans. A lot of fans are predicting a trip to the SEC championship game based on an unproven S&C program,the Dream Team (similar recruting ranking to many previous years), as easy an SEC schedule as your could ask for, and a huge transformation in the players that were on a team with a losing record the year before.

The only one of those items that is guaranteed is the schedule. Many fans are way to certain about some very large assumptions.

Dirty Harry

August 26th, 2011
12:44 pm

harold…craw back in the closet with your poster of Paul Johnson!

gomdawg

August 26th, 2011
12:44 pm

HAROLD , GET A LIFE IF YOU DON’T LIKE gEORGIA THEN FINE YOU ANOTHER TEAM.

gomdawg

August 26th, 2011
12:46 pm

Football Fan , you take the players we have and go man for man with any school in SEC and compare them. If you cant get excited about this season then you need to take up fishing

ca dawg

August 26th, 2011
12:54 pm

i follow branden smith on twitter, and there’s no indication from him that anything is wrong. this morning’s tweet, for instance: “good morning world….. #very blessed.”

ca dawg

August 26th, 2011
12:58 pm

@harold (or if you prefer, HAROLD): assuming you’re right that richt only won with donnan’s players (you’re not right, but whatever) doesn’t it say something that richt actually won with them and donnan didn’t?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 26th, 2011
12:59 pm

Also take into account Nothing Could Be Finer started that rumor on the previous blog guys.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 26th, 2011
1:00 pm

You have to give Donnan for not leaving the talent plentiful for CMR though. Donnan those last 2-3 classes worked his but off. Go back and look at those classes from 99-01.

TampaDawg

August 26th, 2011
1:01 pm

Football Fan — Harold, as previously mentioned, is just a critic. No one ever erected a statue for a critic. There is plenty to be positive about this year. Too early for ANY team to start buying SECCG tickets but there is a lot to be excited about.

gbal

August 26th, 2011
1:01 pm

http://dogbytesonline.com/ching-new-uniforms-dont-have-to-be-gimmicky-46987/

Had had enough BS articles from the AJC regarding the uniforms. Seemed that the topic was just used by our writers to stir the hits.

This link says it right ON to me. Very good read on the topic of uniforms, tradition, and creating excitement about UGA.

Says it like I see it and I think very accurate : Note had sitters and old tradition. I think it does hold us back to a big degree and this is comming from a guy who loved James Brown, The Tracks, sitting on the Grass in the corners. Great read and wanted to share.

Dogs Smell

August 26th, 2011
1:07 pm

BigRedandBlackDAWG,
I guess Cobb county schools didnt teach you to spell check because you write like a 3rd grader. By the way your pups will finish 3rd in the East and in 2012 who knows but a NC in the future ,,,, NOT !

BigRedandBlackDAWG

August 26th, 2011
1:09 pm

Dogs S…
I write like a 3rd grader? You end a sentance with “NOT”. So, than, maybe your a 2nd grader.

Dumb @ss

BigRedandBlackDAWG

August 26th, 2011
1:10 pm

By the way, I have a BA from UGA – one of the top 5 schools in the country!

TampaDawg

August 26th, 2011
1:16 pm

BigRedandBlackDAWG — So the guy who writes a paragraph that is a grammatical nightmare is calling you a 3rd grader? Am I reading that right? Hey Dogs S, feel free to mix in a comma or two, and the occasional apostrophe might come in handy too.

Dogs Smell

August 26th, 2011
1:21 pm

Student Athlete
What did harold say that was NOT 100% true?

papadawg

August 26th, 2011
1:23 pm

I wish we could bottle Pollacks passion for football and feed it to the DAWGS