Richt: ‘I don’t personally think the season is riding on this one game’

Georgia coach Mark Richt said excitement over playing Boise State on Sept. 3 has been building since he first told the team about the matchup.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said excitement over playing Boise State on Sept. 3 has been building since he first told the team about the matchup.

Here’s some quick quotes from Georgia coach Mark Richt and several players  from Tuesday’s press conference. Dozens of media gathered at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall to hear what Richt and a handful of players had to say about Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matchup between the No. 19 Bulldogs and No. 5-ranked Boise State.

On the big buildup for the opening game in the Georgia Dome:

“Well, it is as big of a buildup for an opening game as we’ve had, because of who we’re playing and where we’re playing and maybe a little bit of the uniform issue and all that kind of thing. There is an awful lot of hype going into this ballgame compared to maybe some other opening games.

“I don’t personally think the season is riding on this one game. It’s really not. It’s a game that we absolutely want to win. It’s a game that we expect to win. We talk a lot about winning the Eastern Division because that is the one thing we can control. This really doesn’t have a bearing on the Southeastern Conference race, so it really doesn’t get in the way of that goal. But what I do think it’s going to do is give us a pretty good feel of what we’re made of right away. I think it’s also going to be great teacher of what it’s going to take to win in our league down the road. So I think it’s very positive that we’re playing the game. I certainly want to win it. I thnk it could create some really good momentum from that. But I don’t think everything is riding in the balance.”

Compare and contrast this game to 2005 when Boise State came to Athens and lost 48-13:

“At that time I know that was the upset special. That was kind of the game that a lot of people were pointing to to say that was going to be the upset of the week of the opening weekend of the season. A lot of people were picking Boise State to win that game. And I didn’t blame them. I looked at the film and they had quite a few pros on that team. We did get them here, we did get them on a blistering hot and humid day and I think that was a factor. And we just started well. We grabbed momentum early and never looked back. They never really got a chance to get it going.

“On any given day, if we had gotten the ball first and thrown a pick on the first play, who know what would have happened to us that day. The score that day wasn’t indicative, I don’t think, odf the difference in the teams as much as the momentum that was taken early and was never relinquished.”

What it has meant having Boise State transfer Michael Tamburo at Georgia:

“You’d have to ask Coach Grantham. I don’t know that he really spent that much time with him. We have everybody’s film. We can study everybody’s film. We talk to other coaches who have played them in the league. That’s where we get our information. Todd might have spent time with him but I really don’t know.”

Tamburo’s future prospects at UGA:

“It’s so early for him. He’s got ability. The one think he did where I got a taste of his abilities was in a practice game where he was one of the quarterbacks that played that day. you could see that he has some nerve standing in the pocket. The pocket wasn’t all that great at times and he stood in there and made some really fine throws and seemed to be very accurate. He hasn’t gotten an awful lot of reps at all with our offensive units. I’ve seen him throw a few passes here and there with our receivers. But at this point the guys that are getting the most work are the ones that are going to play right now.”

What other coaches have told Georgia about playing Boise State:

“I’d say opposing coaches say get ready. They say these guys know how to play the game of football. They’re going to get after you so you better be prepared. They’re relentless in their play and they’re well-coached. They believe. Lately they’ve started fast and furious on both sides of the ball.”

At least 10 true freshmen are on two-deep and others could be slated for special team. Which ones might make significant contribution?

“Hopefully all of them that get in, whether it’s special teams or offense or defense, will make some contributions. Malcolm Mitchell has made some plays for us. He’ll play. Will he do something spectacular this week? I don’t know. But he’s a young guy that’s done well. Damian Swann has gotten an awful lot of practice time, especially these last few days with Branden Smith’s setback. Ray Drew is going to get to play. There’s a few guys who are going to be able to play some snaps on offense and defense and a lot of guys will play on special teams.”

What do you think might be going to Isaiah Crowell’s mind getting ready to play a significant role in a game of this magnitude?

“He’ll play for sure. What I hope is going through his mind is his assignments and just knowing what to do on every play. We do have quite a few plays and he’s like any other true freshman. He’s trying to learn it, he’s trying to master it, trying to get comfortable with it. It is nice to have Aaron Murray in the backfield with him, who can guide him a little bit here and there, just to give him a little reassurance that he’s lined up in the right spot.

“But I’m sure he’s every excited. He did grow up wanting to be a Georgia Bulldog. He grew up wanting to play tailback for us. Through the recruiting process we pointed to this game as a game he’d get an opportunity to show what he can do, to show the college football world what he’s got. Since he’s gotten here he’s quickly understood it’s not about Isaiah Crowell; it’s about Georgia. I like even reading some of the quotes. Hes’ been very mindful of his teammates and he knows that he’s got a lot to learn and he does want to do whatever he can to help the team win. time will tell how much that will be as we go. He’s a very good football player. He’s a good kid and he’s had a good camp.”

A lot of things had to happen for him to be in this position.

“I guess you’re talking about Washaun Ealey and Caleb King and even Richard to this point, hasn’t practiced a lot lately. So the stage is getting set up for him certainly to get opportunities. I’m not made that he’s going to get opportunities. After watching him practice, you can see that he’s got a lot of ability. But he hasn’t gotten hit super hard yet either. We’ve had some scrimmages and he’s been hit. But somewhere along the line somebody’s going to get a real good shot on him and we’re going to see if he holds onto the ball and how he handles that. But I think he’ll be fine.”

Can you compare Aaron Murray to Kellen Moore?

“I wouldn’t put Murray in his category yet. Kellen has done so much. He will end up being the winningest quarterback I the history of college football. It’s not a slight against Aaron. But Aaron hasn’t played in as many games and won any championships or anything like that. This guy right now I would say is deadly accurate. There’s a difference between completions and hitting a guy dead on the run and hitting a guy exactly where they need to be hit. He’s throws it so accurately that he allows his receivers to really get some yards after the catch. I have not seen him use his wheels like Aaron has, but part of the reason why Aaron ran last year was maybe not being 100 percent sure he wanted to throw into a certain coverage, so he took off. He actually did a pretty good job of it. I think Kellen would be less likely to cross the line of scrimmage, although he’s mnobile and can make plays moving around. He’s a little bit more mature than Aaron in his play. I think Aaron is a heck of a player, and I think Aaron is going to play extremely well for us this season. Kellen is the leading passer in the country returning as far as QB rating and things of that nature. I think he hit 70 percent of his passes. Aaron is getting there, but I don’t know if here’s there year.”

We know Carlton Thomas is suspended for the first game. Are there any other players who are going to miss the first game for reasons other than injuries?

“Nothing to report on that, at this point anyway.”

On the defense and the 3-4 going into a second season:

“I feel so much better about our defense than a year ago. I knew our guys weren’t sure what do a year ago 100-percent. You’re putting it in from scratch. Everybody’s trying to figure it out. Even the assistant coaches other than Coach Grantham were learning it as we went along. There’s absolutely nothing to draw from experience wise, but our guys understand it at a much greater depth. They are much better technicians than they were a year ago. Coaches have been able to spend more time emphasizing the technique on how to do your job well. There’s no doubt in my mind that we are better than we were a year ago. But we’re also playing one of the most prolific offenses in college football game one, so we’ll see how that translates but there’s no doubt that we are better than we were a year ago.”

On the wide receiver position:

“I love the camp that Rantavious Wooten had. I love the camp that Marlon (Brown) had. Tavarres King started out extremely well and got nicked up a little bit that slowed him down a little bit but he’s come on strong of late. Malcolm (Mitchell) has made some plays. Michael Bennett had a very good camp. Michael proved to be one of the toughest receivers that we got and showed up to work every day and he got better. (Israel) Troupe had a good camp. So we’ve got enough guys in my opinion to go out there and roll them around and let them all play and see who makes the most plays. At the tight end position, which we also consider receivers for us, I thought Aron White and Orson Charles had a great camp. I think Artie (Arthur) Lynch improved drastically. Of course we took Bruce (Figgins) and moved him from tight end to full back. Bruce got a whole lot better at fullback early on in camp especially. In the spring, we were still opitimistic about how Bruce would begin to perform as a fullback, but then as we got into camp and began to hit he really made a big, drastic jump from being a guy that maybe knows his assignment and get to and breakdown a little bit try to fit up on a guy to a guy that just started to run through people and really hit people on the run and do things that a fullback needs to do. Zander (Alexander Ogletree) is a pretty good fullback too. So we feel pretty good about skill.”

On the pass protecting abilities of the tailbacks:

“They’re getting there. Richard’s never had a problem with that, but everybody else after him is fairly inexperienced in that regard. Pass protection is a skill or an art or whatever you want to call it, and like everything else it takes time to learn it. It’s a matter of learning who to block and how to get it done properly. And you got to have an attitude. Those linebackers that are 220 to 250 pounds come barreling down on you and they’re looking to sack your quarterback and you got to get nasty some times. It just takes reps. I’m not disappointed in anybody’s progress, but I wouldn’t say they’re just totally polished at it right now.”

On being able to use both Richard Samuel and Isaiah Crowell provided Samuel is healthy enough to play:

“I don’t think there is any doubt that we would hope for them to split the time, to share the load. Most everybody in college and pro football would much prefer having two guys that could get it done. I think that Richard’s style and Isaiah’s style contrast enough to where that would be really good for us too. If no one got hurt all camp, I don’t think there’s much doubt Richard would start and Isaiah would be number two but with both of them getting playing time.”

GEORGIA PLAYERS

WR Tavarres King:

  • On Isaiah Crowell — “I think he’s ready, he’s a confident kid. He’s been playing this game for a long time and he knows what’s expected of him. He’s been doing pretty well on the practice fields and I think it’s going to easily convert to the game fields.”
  • On the build up of the Boise State game — “It’s a huge game. I mean, the first two games we have are huge, but we’re focusing on the first one and trying to get a win. It’s just like any other game, you want to win every game you play and that’s what we’re going to keep focusing on winning the ball game.”
  • On pre-game excitement — “I’m pretty calm. You put in all the work out on the practice fields and everything you do in practice is going to translate to the game. There’s no need to be nervous, just ready.”
  • On the receiving corps — “I love it. Marlon Brown is going to be a tremendous player for us, I think. Rantavious. Wooten has made some huge strides. I think he’s turned the corner and he’s going to be good for us. Malcom Mitchell, you’ve heard about him from day one, he’s going to be a real good guy for us. These guys are level headed and they are going come out there very calm and play well.”

QB Aaron Murray:

  • On having a feel for the game — “I think the comfort level continues to develop and I think you’re born with certain traits, whether it’s leadership traits or the ability to throw the football, and I think Kellen Moore has those both of those traits. He can throw the football really well and he’s a tremendous leader. I think as a quarterback, you definitely need that leadership skill to have guys look up to you, offensive linemen that want to block for you and receivers that want to make plays for you. He has that great quality about him and I think that’s one of the reasons he’s been so successful.
  • On Dogs’ running game — “If the hole is there and everyone is covered, I’m going to take off and run, but I’m going to be a little smarter. I think this year, with my increased knowledge about defenses and our playbook, there will be fewer times when I make a misread or hold the ball a little too long. Then I’ll be able to make the passes and I won’t be running as much. I’ll probably be running a little less, but I’m not going to be shy. If I have the chance to run, I’m going to use it and try to get as much as I can and get down.”
  • On how the coaches and fans feel about him running — “The coaches don’t always love it when I run, but sometimes they do. If no one is open and your options are to get four or five yards or to throw the ball out of bounds, you might as well get something positive out of the play. The fans love it, besides me parents probably.”

DE Abry Jones:

  • On Georgia’s pass rush ability — “The confidence of the defensive line has gone up a lot, especially when it comes to the pass rush ability. Everyone on the feels that we can put some pressure on the quarterback. We know that we all have to step up and make plays.”
  • On the game against Boise State — “This is an exciting game for us. We want to show our fans that we aren’t going to let them down and want them to know that we want to put the Georgia football program back on top of the college football world.”
  • On the quarterback matchup — “I think this is going be a really good quarterback matchup. Kellen Moore has been around for a few years and is putting his name in the books as being one of the great quarterbacks in college football. Aaron had a tremendous year last year and I expect him to go into the game and get the job done.”
  • On Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray — “I think Aaron has the chance to have a big year. He’s a great leader, a team player that doesn’t really think about himself. Everyone on the team believes in him and trusts that he will go out and have a good game.”
  • On having size at nose guard — “Having one good big man is always good, but to have two that can rotate in and out if the first one gets tired is always a plus. I think that you’ll see that when Kwame [Geathers] gets tired and [Jonathan] Jenkins goes in that you won’t see much of a difference.”

FS Sanders Cummings:

  • On Georgia’s improved defense — “I’m a lot more comfortable this year. It’s like second nature to me now. I think that this is one of the fastest defenses that we have had at Georgia in a long time. I think that will help us defend Boise State’s offense because they play fast and score a lot of points.”
  • On playing safety versus cornerback — “There isn’t much of a difference between playing corner and safety, it’s just space between the receivers. I am just as comfortable playing safety as I am at playing corner.”
  • On Boise State Quarterback Kellen Moore — “He’s a great passer, he can run when the pocket breaks down, he’s a Hesiman candidate and the film shows why. He doesn’t hold onto the ball for long. If we aren’t there in three seconds, he gets the ball off. One thing we have to do is put pressure him and get to him quickly.”

223 comments Add your comment

David C

August 30th, 2011
2:41 pm

Of course Richt would say one game does not make a season, but go 0-2 and all bets are off. South Carolina Game is more imporant..

RedandBlack

August 30th, 2011
2:43 pm

It is on now. Go Dogs!!

DawginLex

August 30th, 2011
2:43 pm

Can someone please tell me what Ealey and King did at such a high level in 2010 that we are going to miss in 2011?

I know that Samuel was moved to defense because he couldn’t beat them out.

But, neither one of them did what was necessary to become “the man” like our boy Musa Smith in 2002.

Now, Richard and IC get the chance to do the job.

Fire Mark Richt

August 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

Richt’s inspiring, isn’t he?

LHarding Dawg

August 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

Yes, they fumbled the ball at very inopportune times and lost us football games.

Frank Lane

August 30th, 2011
2:51 pm

I am as hopeful as I have ever been and I am 67. Went to my first GA-FLA game when I was 6 months old.

LHarding Dawg

August 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

The nut case is already on here.

FLA DAWG

August 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

Richt just raised the white flag of surrender even before the game has begun.

Wow.

KennysDawgs

August 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

David C all games are important. We need this game as bad as any. Let’s come out fired up Dawgs and get this season started in the right direction……Go Dawgs!!!!

honest_abe

August 30th, 2011
2:53 pm

the week right before kickoff is so damn exciting. can’t hardly wait. 3 more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LHarding Dawg

August 30th, 2011
2:53 pm

I did’nt see a white flag.

Jack Dawg

August 30th, 2011
2:56 pm

Are you ready for some football? Go Dawgs.

DawginLex

August 30th, 2011
2:56 pm

It’s a game that we expect to win

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White flag?

CHDawg

August 30th, 2011
2:57 pm

Well, I have to say this game is probably the most important one of the season for the coaches. Look, Boise is made up of a bunch of 2 and 3 stars. We outweigh them by almost 50lbs/man on the lines. We are much faster. If Boise wins, it has to be something their coaches are doing. If they can pick out 2 stars that beat 4 and 5 stars, then they are brilliant. If they can take lesser talent and whip a much better team, then they are brilliant. So, while this game isn’t the end all for our SEC hopes, it is the biggest litmus test for our coaching staff imho.

Gravy Train

August 30th, 2011
2:58 pm

Mathmatically, CMR is correct. I think that is what he means. However, this game has a chance to be a spring board for the whole season. There is more than enough focus and excitement within the team that is placed on this game. I think this team is going to come out and play like gang busters. I can’t wait to see all of the CMR bashers have to eat a healthy dose of crow after this game.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

Meanwhile, Spurrier held a press conference today and had this to say about his two QB’s:

“I have really been impressed with both of these guys (Garcia and Shaw). I think they have improved to the point where our passing game will be improved”

WDE

August 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

@Frank Lane kudos Frank I am to, not quite as long a track record as a Dawg but let just say I was a Dog before anyone heard of HW…. here’s to a great 2011 ! Go Dogs !

get over it

August 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

Get a life man! Why don’t you find another team to support while CMR is there if you don’t want him there. You’re real inspiring to this team too with all your negativity towards their coach. Idiot!

UGAmutt

August 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Field position is going to be critical in this game. The first few drives will be a struggle for both teams to establish pecking order agains defenses who will be top notch. That said, I think that our front seven will be the difference in this game. If they shut Boise down and prevent Doug Martin from running the ball up the gut, those LB’s are going to get hungry for Kellen Moore’s a##. Pressure forces inconsistent play, and our DB’s are NOT the people you want to play inconsistent against. If he is forced to throw 40-50 times in this game, the Dawgs win. Hands down. If they get lucky on a couple of long ones or if they establish a solid run game early, I think Boise is a little better positioned on both sides of the ball to beat us. The offense will move the ball consistently, as that has rarely been a problem for the Dawgs against teams without the word “Florida” in their name. This is the put up/shut up game. Even a loss (with a respectably close score) will show progress if the D keeps ‘em under 20pts.

Gravy Train

August 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

And of course, there will be the old grump faction that will still find something to complain about. Things like black sleeves on the uniforms. It doesn’t matter to them that the team finds the uniforms fun and exciting.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 30th, 2011
3:03 pm

“He’s done about what we all expected. What surprised us is he’s a bit of a power rusher also. He can knock those guys backwards when he needs to. He’s not just going fast round the edge. Jadeveon has an excellent attitude.”

-Spurrier on Jadeveon Clowney

Stinger2

August 30th, 2011
3:03 pm

What else would he say about the season riding on one game.
What about the taunting by Boykin? No questions were asked?
You would think CMR did not like that kind of stuff.

Gravy Train

August 30th, 2011
3:04 pm

If Spurrier says he has two QBs, it really means he has no true QB.

Dawglasville

August 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

Nice try on the Rambo thing. There are a lot of guys who are either new or new to their postition who are going to be interesting to watch Saturday night. If we can block and get pressure up the middle I think we will be alright.

WDE

August 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

@Nothing Could Be Finer is Spurrier running for office that is double speak of epic proportions .

Rooster

August 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

Keep thinking that buddy, keep thinking that…..

Howard

August 30th, 2011
3:06 pm

I think UGA and their fans are going to see after that game in the Dome just how huge an advantage that was in 2005 in playing the Broncos between the hedges. Heat and humidity and grass field was worth 10 points that day at least. Boise is unusual in that unlike most teams, you don’t want them early…eps. as an opening game. Oh if UGA is offered a chance to travel to Boise in the future at this time of the year…go. It’s a gorgeous city, beautiful school and kool as hell stadium…now if they invite Georgia for a November or December game??? Forget it. I’m hoping Mark has his kids’ heads screwed on right in the secondary…if not Kellen Moore and that offense will have guys reading the logos on the heels of Bronco receivers’ schoes.

FLA DAWG

August 30th, 2011
3:06 pm

“This really doesn’t have a bearing on the Southeastern Conference race, so it really doesn’t get in the way of that goal.”

His use of the word “it” must refer to a “if we lose scenario” vs Boise State – what else could it mean?

JustinTime

August 30th, 2011
3:08 pm

I love preseason speculation.It takes about 4 weeks into the season for players to emerge as superstars. I.E. Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Terrence Cody,etc etc.. In fact, I remember a number one draft pick -MATT Stafford who was pulled from a game against Colorado a few years back for a guy named Joe Cox.. so you never know what may become of a player and how important they become until it happens..

anotherdawg

August 30th, 2011
3:11 pm

I’m hoping to see a reincarnation of the red pants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nc2XsimM90

DawginLex

August 30th, 2011
3:12 pm

Reporter: Coach, how do you justify keeping Garcia on the team after 6 suspensions including showing up to a character class with alcohol on his breath?

Spurrier: He is a good kid.

Reporter: Don’t you have a team full of good kids?

Spurrier: Not as good as him

Reporter: Talent wise, or person wise?

Spurrier: He gives us the best chance to win and he is a good kid.

Reporter: If he was a 3rd string Sophomore Defensive Back, after the 6th suspension, where would he be playing right now?

Spurrier: Furman

FaithfulDawg86

August 30th, 2011
3:15 pm

@ Nothign Could be Finer: And Stevie is the first to blame his players when they lose, it’s NEVER his fault. Richt, on the other hand, keeps his players focused and grounded and always accepts responsibility. I’ll take Richt’s integrity and attitude over Spurrier’s sleaze any day of the week.

FaithfulDawg86

August 30th, 2011
3:16 pm

Nice one, DawginLex!

Keith

August 30th, 2011
3:16 pm

you’re right coach…..”a great teacher”……make that note to Boykin the next time he decides to talk smack to the opponents head coach…….maybe you need to remind some of these players of the 10-6 debacle against UCF. They have no room to be talking smack to anyone. It’s time you stop this sort of crap

FaithfulDawg86

August 30th, 2011
3:19 pm

Anotherdawg: I was just talking about that run yesterday – thanks for the link. “Oh you Herschel Walker… My God, a freshman!” Love it.

CHDawg

August 30th, 2011
3:20 pm

Justintime, Agree. Last year UF was 3, Bama was one, and AU was 23! We just have no idea until the players take the field. I look to our special teams, our size, our speed, and our new attitude to make the difference. When you are playing against bigger players who are in good shape, it is hard to keep exerting more energy for four qtrs. The coaches haven’t sent out that many signals, but the players seem very enthusiastic about the year. Also, we have done pretty well without much running game for the last couple of years. If we can run well, we will be extremely tough to beat, and I think we just might be back in that department. That will make Murray even more dangerous. The story out of this one may be Murray, not Moore. If the D is a lot better, it could be a special year. Go Dawgs!

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 30th, 2011
3:21 pm

you’re right coach…..”a great teacher”……make that note to Boykin the next time he decides to talk smack to the opponents head coach…….maybe you need to remind some of these players of the 10-6 debacle against UCF. They have no room to be talking smack to anyone.
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Exactly.

Joe

August 30th, 2011
3:22 pm

Here we go again….this isnt going to make the season…..Boykin smack talking…….knew it was to good to be true……same old crap…different year. 31-17 Boise……..

LHarding Dawg

August 30th, 2011
3:23 pm

Who the heck cares about Spurrier when we are talking about an interview with Coach Richt playing Boise. Get a life, we’ll talk Spurrier all you want next week.

Chuck

August 30th, 2011
3:24 pm

you’re right coach…..”a great teacher”……make that note to Boykin the next time he decides to talk smack to the opponents head coach…….maybe you need to remind some of these players of the 10-6 debacle against UCF. They have no room to be talking smack to anyone
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AMEN!!!!!!!

kybodawg

August 30th, 2011
3:26 pm

ok dawgs please dont be the first team to have points come off the board because we dive across the goal line.

SC DAWG

August 30th, 2011
3:27 pm

Dawgin Lex that is so true. Spurrier is such a joke. I bet he would sell his soul and lucky darth visor for a sec title!

Talissa

August 30th, 2011
3:28 pm

Can someone please tell me what Ealey and King did at such a high level in 2010 that we are going to miss in 2011?

Well, they did more than anyone to ensure that UGA won the coveted Fulmer Cup. That’s something. Something shameful, but it’s something.

Spike 80DF

August 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

here we go again…the season sure as hell rides on the first 2 games. win both and you keep your job, split them and have a good year and you keep your job, lose both games and the wheels fall off then we have a new HC next year.

i get so tired of CMR downplaying everything….

UGAmutt

August 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

I read a post on here a while back about Richt having an air of “the Cat who Caught the Canary”. The more and more I read of his interviews and how aloof he appears to be, the more I think this guy hit the nail on the head. His changes in S&C, Oline C, recruiting class, and the removal of players who were in constant question was the first move. Now, after seeing them go through spring and preseason, I think CMR knows that he has a team with some special talent with better discipline and superior conditioning. The new uni’s are an Adams deal. That’s why they’re atrocious. But my gut feeling on this is that Richt knows that they are going to be ferocious, and he’s down playing the game as much as possible to keep a lid on it. Don’t be surprised if the D scores as many as our offense does.

Ups and Downs

August 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

“I get so tired of CMR downplaying everything….”

He’s fighting for his job, although a recent survey indicated that 78% of UGA fans want him to be fired now.

If his boys in the Nike clown costumes win Saturday, it may buy him some time.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

Don’t be surprised if the D scores as many as our offense does.
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I reckon the offense will be that bad.

DawginLex

August 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

I hope Richt remembers about the rule change for penalties in the 4th quarter. 10 second runoff for a false start when lining up for the game winning or tying FG with 4 seconds left would be a lousy way to lose. This year, teams will be calling timeout with more than 10 seconds left

rduck

August 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

I am not trying to stir the pot here, but the Dawgs need to win this game. Last year was a debacle from start to finish. This offseason brought new hope and new expectations from the Dawg fans with the recruiting class, the new coach Richt focus speech, and the signing on to play in this big of a game. A loss would bring any momentum and excitement to a crashing halt. Yes, winning the SEC East is more important. But this game is a huge factor into how they come into the USCe game IMO…

Dawgnawl

August 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Dawgs win by ten. Bet on it.