Rewind: Richt says Dogs likely to stick with TB rotation of Samuel, then Crowell

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

Happy Labor Day everyone. Glad to see some rain coming our way. God knows we need it.

Not sure how much it will help the Georgia Bulldogs, however. After watching Saturday night’s debacle against Boise State, it’s clear they need all the practice they can get before No. 12 South Carolina comes rolling into Athens next weekend. The last thing they need is a bunch of thunderstorms to chase them inside.

Welcome to the “Monday Morning Rewind.” This will be regular feature during the season. It’s nothing fancy, just a forum to make sure you get a chance to see everything we’ve got on football coverage. We’ll offer some fresh news, notes and quotes along with links to the latest versions of stories we’ve written over the weekend and a few from elsewhere. So let’s get to it. . . .

THE MAIN THING

Head coach Mark Richt held his weekly teleconference on Sunday. As expected, the news was not good on linebacker Alec Ogletree: Broken foot, surgery on Monday, out four to six weeks.

My story for print was on this development and how it affects Georgia’s attempts to contain South Carolina tailback Marcus Lattimore this time around. I also do a formatted review/preview box called “UGA Rewind” for the print section every Monday. Click HERE to check it out.

I wasn’t able to fit in this comment from Richt about Ogletree, who had been one of the Bulldogs’ stars in preseason camp:

“I’ve texted him a little bit but did not talk to him today. His family is in town in preparation for the surgery tomorrow. I’m sure he’s hurt. He’s crushed right now because he loves to play the game and he was really playing outstanding football . He played inspired football and our defense really came out ready to play and had a lot of great energy and enthusiasm and had a lot of big hits early on. He was a big part of that.”

Ogletree reached out to Georgia fans via Facebook on Sunday night:

“Thanks for all the support from everyone. I will continue to fight and get well. As for the team we are on a mission and it is about to begin. God has a plan for us so lets keep working hard and show up next week when the cocks roll in.” #9

FIVE MORE THINGS

1. Richt isn’t planning any changes in the tailback rotation for the South Carolina game. That is, junior Richard Samuel will again get the start over freshman Isaiah Crowell, who was clearly the better runner with 60 yards on 15 carries (4.0 average). Samuel had 12 yards on seven carries but apparently was better with other aspects of playing the position.

“Probably not,” Richt said to changing starters. “But we’ll keep competing and keep getting better. There’s some things understandably that Isaiah has to get better at in the protection area., just knowing who to block and how to get it done. I thought he was eager to block and he did make some very nice blocks. There were a couople of times he missed an assignment here or there. But Richard needs reps, too. He didn’t practice a lot at the end [of preseason camp]. A linebacker blitzed a couple of times while we were blocking them with the tailback position and they didn’t make the sack but we weren’t really outstanding in our protection fundamentals. We’ve just got to keep working at it.”

Junior Carlton Thomas returns this week as well. Thomas, Georgia’s third-string tailback last season, missed the opener due to a disciplinary suspension.

2. Bacarri Rambo, as Richt confirmed AFTER Saturday’s game, was indeed suspended after all. And Richt speculated that the junior from Donalsonville, probably would return to the starting lineup at free safety. He started all 13 games there last season.

“Yeah, I think we would” Richt said of Rambo starting. “I say that but I guess I shouldn’t be premature on that. I’d have to talk to Coach [Scott] Lakatose and see if it’s a slam dunk. But Bacarri’s going to play, that’s for sure.”

3. Richt expects starting left guard Kenarious Gates to return this week from an ankle injury that sidelined him for the entire second half against Boise. Redshirt sophomore Dallas Lee of Buford, the only other lineman with previous game experience, filled in admirably in Gates’ absence and will continue to play a big role.

4. Richt wasn’t necessarily anticipating a lineup change at split end, where junior Tavarres King struggled on Saturday. King, expected to be the Bulldogs’ main target among wideouts, dropped two passes and finished with one catch for three yards.

“The bottom like is we’ve still got a lot of faith in Tavarres,” Richt said. “But everybody at that position especially is talented and we think can make plays. So we’re going to compete and see who’s going to start. But all those guys are going to play and we just need to let them play. ”

Richt praised freshman Malcolm Mitchell, who finished with 64 yards on three catches and scored on 51-yard catch-and-run. He said they’ll continue look to get him the football.

5. Richt was still majorly annoyed with the play of the offensive line, which allowed six quarterback sacks and even more hurries and pressures. They didn’t run block particularly well either, all of which helped them to a 2-for-13 third-down conversion rate.

“Third down is your position down,” he said. “That’s where you’ve got to make your first downs and keep your drives going and put yourself in field goal range or give yourself a chance to score touchdowns. I just felt like we didn’t do a good job in that area. Even when got the ball off I still thought he was getting there were a lot of times people were breathing down his neck and hitting him after he cut the ball loose. . . . We’ve got to get better. . . . If you look at it from an overall offensive point of view, that was probably the thing that was the most troublesome to me.”

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier also held his weekly teleconference on Sunday. The Gamecocks — after trailing 17-0 early — defeated East Carolina 56-37 in their opener played in Charlotte. Gainesville’s Connor Shaw started the game at quarterback but was relieved by the often-troubled-but-never-sidelined Stephen Garcia, who rallied them to victory.

Spurrier was pretty funny when asked Sunday about Richt’s well-being in light of Georgia losing 13 of its last 27 games.

“You know, I’ve got enough problems down here. I don’t think Coach Richt needs me to worry about him. I was worried about my job at halftime last night. How about that?”

Spurrier resisted any urge he might have had to needle Georgia for losing to Boise State 35-21.

“Georgia is still a very good team,” he said. “They just didn’t play their best. It wouldn’t surprise me if they weren’t favored over us this week. They are a very good team. They are very capable of doing some big things this year.”

Spurrier was more impressed with Boise State and their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Kellen Moore.

“That quarterback is very good. He throws that ball like he’s got a baseball in his hand. He’s got a real quick release and he just flicks it here and flicks it there. He knows where everybody is. He’s hard to sack. He’s just really a good player. You just have to admire watching those guys play. I love watching them play because they block, they tackle well, they play fundamentals, they are just about always in position, they don’t do stupid things. They just play the game the way you are supposed to. I may vote them No. 1 in the country after watching them beat Georgia . . . Maybe after watching Boise Staet play all week will allow our guys to see how you’re supposed to play this game.”

Here’s a game story in the Anderson Independent that provides some details on the Gamecocks’ win over East Carolina.

COMPLETE GAME WRAPUP

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

A reminder that these players are tuned in to what people say and write about them. Here is a message sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones posted on Facebook on Sunday:

“As I read some of the sport blogs, I see a many of the so-called Bulldawg fan comments. A lot of you all are some of the most un-loyal fans I’ve ever witnessed. If you want to trash us, don’t support us. Those who are loyal and willing to fight to the end with us will, we’re thankful for them. This from the heart. I dont care if you dont like it or me. My team is very passionate about what we do and we’re going to continue to fight.” — JJ #29

610 comments Add your comment

Cuz

September 5th, 2011
6:08 am

Just win on Saturday. GATA

Seriously

September 5th, 2011
6:22 am

And this is why Richt will be fired at end of season if not sooner.

ozzfest

September 5th, 2011
6:26 am

I AM A LONG TIME UGA SEASON TICKET HOLDER. I WAS AT THE DOME SATURDAY. IT WAS WORSE THAN IT LOOKED. RICHT FAILED TO RECRUIT ANY LINEMAN AND SHOULD BE FIRED. TODAY. NOW. NOT AFTER WE LOSE TO FLORIDA AGAIN. NOW. TODAY.THIS MORNING.

BE GONE.

hugedawgfan

September 5th, 2011
6:39 am

Richt not making any changes is news? Reason #1 he needs to go. He has set this program back a minimum of 4-5 more yrs if he goes tomorrow. Should of done this after 2008.

JB

September 5th, 2011
6:44 am

Oz, I am also along time season ticket holder. Go root for someone else.

That said, I dont get the season is over attitude after losing to the #5 team in the country. Our D was supposed to be the strength of this team while the O found its way. Hopefully the D steps up this week and the O plays better. If so, last week will be a blip.

HBTD!!!

Doug

September 5th, 2011
6:45 am

“My team is very passionate about what we do and we’re going to continue to fight.” — JJ #29
That is just not the truth, there has been no fight in this team since all the trouble for the endzone celebration in Florida. Richt’s ship has sunk, he did a nice job with Donnan’s players at the begining of his tenure and as soon as BVG left his ineptness started to show, the sooner he’s gone the better UGA will be.

tony

September 5th, 2011
6:56 am

Something tells me this man(richt) hate ga fans. Is he a christian?

aarh

September 5th, 2011
7:07 am

Doug- They haven’t been good the last few yrs. I’ll admit, but I get tired of hearing people say he won w/ Donnan’s players, bc they won the SEC in 2005, & even in 2007 they finished as about the hottest team in the nation & a #2 finish.I thought & was hopeful we’d be better this yr. ,but what do you guys expect when you consider that we lost about 10 players or so in the off season. Not saying we can’t turn it around, & just hopeful we can.

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:09 am

Come on Dawg fans–turning on the kids or the coaches is a bad idea. It will just make this season worse. And for JJ, remember millions of fans can post anything on here. Some of the negative comments aren’t from real UGA fans, and some bitter and obnoxious fans change their ID and post repeatedly. But, do learn a lesson about human nature: there is only one faithful friend in this universe. That is why being faithful to Him is really all that matters–everything else will work itself out. It comes and goes with the wind among humans, and it is based on what they want, and how your behavior fits that expectation. Let’s support the team for the whole season, and then take a look at how things went. I’m all for constructive criticism, but keep it constructive.

bkdawg

September 5th, 2011
7:12 am

I agree, all those ship jumping a-holes and douches from other teams need not come to Athens next weekend or ever. Sell your tickets please, my seats will get sweeter and my favorite A-town restaurants and bars will be less crowded . Go cheer for Tech, after attending the operner there it looked like they have some extra seats for you.

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
7:18 am

cmac22 September 5th, 2011 2:01 am

“How can they continue to get top recruits & continue such poor results ?”

Did you see them Saturday night ? Aron White made a 5-yard catch, us losing at the time 7-28. He runs out of bounds with the catch. He turns to the TV and CELEBRATES. Did you see the dreds 10 times from Isaiah Crowell with his helmet off on TV ? And, did you see Crowell on his 1st carry in the 2nd possession, with Crowell slipping and falling down behind the line of scrimmage ? Did you notice that even Caleb King, with his 0 games against any good run defense, declare himself for the supplemental NFL draft, when what happened while he was here, was 21 Losses after being named the # 1 football player, overall, in the state of Georgia – which finds only 3 other states CA, FL and TX with more high school recruits who go on to the NFL. Did you see Mark Richt clapping when Aaron Murray threw the interception 7-7 score which would provide a 7-14 lead to Boise State ? Did you hear Mark Richt laughing after the game in the press conference of how great a team Boise State is, them with their # 69 avg recruit class these last 5 years to Mark Richt’s # 7 average recruit class all 11 years averaging both Scout.com and Rivals.com ? Did you read the tweet from Brandon Boykin to the head coach of the winningest football program, who has twice won the top coach in America Bear Bryant Award, and then watch as his shoes came off in the end zone on the kick-off which surely he should have been punished for and not allowed to be back there on that kick-off ? Do you read in this blog that Richard Samuel who has been nothing but a bust at TB will remain the starter, us with no linebackers, he moved from there to go back to TB. Did you keep up with, or try to ignore the 26 scholarship football players 15 of whom were 5-Star recruits who should have played vs Boise State but did not, addition by subtraction Mark Richt and the RICHT-0-FILES crammed down our throats all Summer, then we lose an OL and a LB and according to Mark Richt now, those 2 injuries are the whole reason we lost and why we are in such bad situation that his job is on the line vs South Carolina ? Did you know if he loses Saturday, that for 6 seasons running now, Mark Richt will not have a winning record vs The SEC East ? Did you see Mark Richt try to hide from us that he suspended 2 more players, at least, for Boise State ? Did you see us get a back-up QB prepared, yet again ? Did you see us get 3 of 13 on 3rd down conversions ? Did you see us lose game number 22, in the last 6 years with 11 more games to play this year ? Did you watch us put up 7 losses, which you have to go back all the way to 1953 to find a team who lost more games in a season for us ? Did you know that no coach in America has put more players into the NFL than Mark Richt ? 45 NFL Bulldogs today. Did you see the players winded in the 1st quarter on both sides of the ball ? Did you see top recruits just quit the team, and refuse to do the S&C of Joe Tereshinski II ? Why should they put forth the team effort ? Kids are not stupid. They know they don’t have to do anything here, except to show off for the NFL and then leave here, and go to the NFL – like Matthew Stafford, Caleb King, Paul Oliver. They continue to be # 2 in the Fulmer Cup Standings all-time for Mark Richt and they continue to showboat on the field, tweet off the field to opposing head coaches without a care in the world of any repercussions. And, you want to know why they come here ?

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:18 am

On offensive play calling: why not call plays that are designed to take advantage of our strengths and mask our weaknesses? Murray’s strength has always been his ability to move and cut Ds to pieces. Call some bootlegs, reverse bootlegs, rollouts, screens, bubble screens, delayed screens, TB swing passes, delays out of the backfield, TE shovel passes–these types of plays minimize the impact of poor offensive line blocking. If you look at the geographical location of where our plays occurred Saturday, it seemed like 90% developed after the snap plus or minus 10 yds of the center. Runs and passes both stayed close. This enables the DC to concentrate his forces. We have to start attacking other parts of the field, and there are many ways of doing this. Nobody in the world understands this UGA tendency under CMB than Ellis Johnson. Finally, I think we now need Samuel worse at ILB! Is #24 heathy? I don’t care how he looked in practice. If he is healthy, play him. I have been wrong before, but that guy is a star waiting to shine. Call his number. If he is hurt I understand. Come on coach, please give him a try.

Sorry Dogs

September 5th, 2011
7:19 am

Hey, don’t bring Tech into your pity party!! Keep licking those wounds ladies!!

Warhorse

September 5th, 2011
7:19 am

It has been 30 years since the Dawgs beat UF and won the SEC in the same year, something that was an annual occurrence in days of yore.

Doug

September 5th, 2011
7:23 am

aarh- UGA backed in the SECCG in ‘05 when Fla lost to SC. The great run of ‘07? a fumble recovery at Vandy from that never happening, they beat a so-so Fla team, put on some black jersey’s and beat sisters of the poor in a bowl game then turned into a bunch of prima donna’s thinking they were just gonna show up an win because they had a G on their helmets.

William

September 5th, 2011
7:24 am

We got out coached and out played. Boise is the better team. Will it be like this the whole year? Time will tell. Until then let’s hope we are better than what we looked like.

Just Plain Tired Of It

September 5th, 2011
7:24 am

Seeing the same as last year. No discipline, overweight out-of-shape o & d linemen, poor coaching play-calling. Our o & d line were winded trotting from the sidelines to the huddle. We had 2 360 pounders soundly whipped all night long by a 5′10” 260 lb center. Way, way too much media attention & hype for an overweight jr college player. We listened to& read that crap failing to consider there WAS a reason he was at a jc & not in a major college program already. Yea Saban took a chance & succeeded with Cody. Well hear this CMR ain’t the coach, motivator or judge of tallent Saban is. He hasn’t been & won’t ever be.

Nub

September 5th, 2011
7:26 am

Message to JJ # 29….. I have read alot of the blogs posted by UGA fans and ver seldom IF EVERY have I read anything disparaging being written about PLAYERS….. !!!! Fans are calling out the coaches whose job it is to win football games and get paid handsomely to do just that ….. From $3 million to $200,000 a YEAR…… In other words these coaches make more money than many company CEO’s ….. Also fans contribute to UGA just to BUY the TIX’s for entertainment ….. And over the last 3 yrs the entertainment has been poor…. I bet you have paid to go to a movie and left early because the movie wasn’t good…… So next time before you start calling fans unloyal that basically provide the FUNDING for the Football program you will think

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:29 am

Should be better than Ellis…also, I think Crowell shows some exciting potential. He will get better with experience. On the D, I thought we looked better at tackling, and we did pretty well until we had the injuries. Don’t minimize shutting down Doug Martin! He is a great RB. Also think about it: we lost both of our ILBs and we lost both of our safeties. One to the suspension and one to an injury. A couple were able to work back into the game. Our D did a good job against the run for the most part. We failed to put enough pressure on Moore, and our coverage slipped in the middle. But listen, if both ILBs are hurt and both safeties are gone, wouldn’t you attack the middle in the air? Hats off to Coach Pete for seeing the weakness. So, don’t judge the D just yet. It will be tough filling in for Tree, and I hope they come up with a plan. The D will get a real test this week against Lattimore. We need some size in the middle, and he outweighs our ILBs who are slated to start. Go Dawgs!

ZinoDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:30 am

JJ – a lot of true Dawg fans are critical because we are upset with our program right now. When we get clearly whipped on both sides of the ball and are out coached every game what are we supposed to do? Tell you guys “that’s okay little buddy, as long as you are having fun!”. This is not Pee Wee football. It’s the SEC. Play bad = get criticized.

Moe Dawg

September 5th, 2011
7:32 am

Welcome to Athens, Charlie Strong–the next UGA coach.

Palm City Dawg

September 5th, 2011
7:33 am

If Richt dopes not take over the playcalling we are done. Been a supporter all along, but not even sure that will right the ship. Bobo cannot win. He needs to go to a division III or high school. That game was pitiful.

banders1

September 5th, 2011
7:34 am

Typical Richt. He always says the “better man will play. ” Yet, we see Samuel over Crowell, King over Mitchell. Heaven forbid he actually lets the more talented performer win the job on the field.

Crimson95

September 5th, 2011
7:37 am

I know you guys are down right now, but I hope UGA beats the snot out of Auburn this year.

Double Zero Eight

September 5th, 2011
7:39 am

I have lost faith in Richt. He is not the best judge of talent.
Crowell should be starting. What do you expect from a coach that projected moving Cam Newton to a tight end position if he had elected
to attend Georgia.

If Richt had coached Herchel Walker, he probably would have rotated him
in the backfield! I am not saying Crowell is another Walker. I am
emphatically stating that he should be starting as he was clearly the better back.

Crimson95

September 5th, 2011
7:40 am

@Moe Dawg
Please don’t hire Charlie Strong as UGA coach. He would own the entire southeast in recruiting which would mean Saban would have to go to Canada to recruit.

Snellville Jacket

September 5th, 2011
7:41 am

Hey AJC – how about monitoring the comments on your blogs a bit more closely. Posts that take the name of Christ in vain are really offensive to many of your readers and should be removed. Thanks.

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
7:43 am

2002 The SEC was DOWN, with only 1 other SEC team even ranked in the Coaches’ Poll Top 25.

2005 we ended up the # 3 team in The SEC in the AP Poll Top 25.

2007 we beat no one, but according to the RICHT-O-FILES we should have played for the MNC but were hosed by the BCS, yet we lost to a 6-6 South Carolina team who did not even play in a bowl game that year, and we got blown out by the vols an average team at best; hosed yeah right while LSU won 5 games vs teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 and beat 2 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 10. By the way, 2007 was 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, five seasons ago.

The last team we beat who finished in the AP Poll Top 10 was # 9 Auburn in 2006 – six seasons ago – and in that same year 2006 we lost Four (4) games – including again to the likes of 4-win Vandie beating us 2006.

All the DISNEYdawgs.com that think THIS is great, please go find another football program to root for; you are the source of the issues we have with us # 27 in Won/Lost record after DJ Shockley graduated including our 2 for 13 on 3rd Down Conversions last night. Please give us your excuses why you are a better fan than I because you SETTLE for us 22 Losses after DJ Shockley graduated. And, to think I wasted $20 on a T-Shirt at CNN prior to kick-off that reads Bust Boise.

Cooter55

September 5th, 2011
7:53 am

To all you so called Dawg Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can’t be a fan then don’t keep up with what we are doing. If it brings you so much heart break and gives you the sh@!s then watch someone else. Be a Gator or a Bee.

I'll Say It Only Once

September 5th, 2011
7:54 am

CMR just completely & plainly failed as the leader to take responsible action for our state’s major college football program. He stood absently by with total disregard as one his players made a COMPLETE FOOL out of himself, the football program & the state university he represents when he took NO ACTION what-so-ever when a player tweets (publicly) the opposing team’s coach with such a juvenile, self serving, embarrassing message. Richt should have immediately suspended this player for a yet to be determined number of games!!! Richt is an embarrassment to the State & to this great institution to condone & tolerate stupid player actions!!! I can’t believe that a state official at some level hasn’t called him out on this issue. It should be no surprise to anyone that the UGA football program has sunken to the depths it has with Richt at the helm.

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:56 am

On D this week: you can count on SOS seeing that we are on the reserve tank at ILB and safety. I expect a million runs up the middle, with plenty coming from Lattimore, but some coming from Garcia. Expect draws, delays, and a lot of delayed routes into the middle of the field where the safeties and ILBs hang out. The good news is that we should have Rambo back. Hopefully, we can strengthen ILB by Sat. BTW, I saw some real flashes of brilliance out of Jarvis Jones. And stopping A. J. on the edges will be a challenge. Go Dawgs!

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
7:57 am

Cooter, some of them are Gators and Bees…

Cooter55

September 5th, 2011
7:59 am

This is so very true!

Nub

September 5th, 2011
8:01 am

Cooter …. What EXACTLY is UGA doing ? Also your words lead me to believe that you rarely go to any games especially away games thus so inclined to take it in from the sophie ….. Why don’t You that has probably never given a dime to UGA mind your own business !!!

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:02 am

To all you so-called Dawg Fans, if it is so great what we are doing according to you :
1. Why does Mark Richt have a 13-12 record the entire last 5 seasons vs SEC East ?
2. Why do we average in excess of 4 Losses a season the last entire 5 seasons ?
3. Why does every post you post say that Mike Bobo is already fired after this season ?
4. Why are you a better fan than I when I worked when I went to UGA ?
5. Why is it wrong to point out that we were # 72 last year in 1st Downs # 72 again this season ?
6. Why have we lost 13 of the last 27 games ?
7. Yet according to you, you are a better fan than I, because you SETTLE for this crud ?

Beast from the East

September 5th, 2011
8:03 am

CHDawg,
I agree with you about getting Murray out of the pocket. With the suspect protection, he never appeared comfortable. They should roll him out and let him use his ahtleticism. He’s more than capable of throwing on the run.

coachx

September 5th, 2011
8:05 am

UGA fans suck !

I was at the game and embarrased.

The majority of the fans need to stay home. All I caqn sai is stay home with your sine and cheese where you can hear each other whisper.

3rd down and 4 for the defense those old bums tell me to sit down. I told them to hom home to their recliner or make some noise for the defense.

UGA fans = wine cheese.

Can’t wait for the Falcons season to start. Atr least their fans are passionate.

Cooter55

September 5th, 2011
8:06 am

Nub
I have been watching UGA since 1968 logging many miles. I am not a only win fan. I don’t like to lose but I do know that I have to stick with them until the end. Then I can voice my like or dislike. BUT FIRST be a fan.

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:08 am

“but I do know that I have to stick with them until the end”

How are you sticking with them, to say we are doing so great ?

CEPH

September 5th, 2011
8:09 am

I see the offensive line is Richts # 1 concern..He should have thought of that when he hired Will Friend (without interviewing another candidate) to coach the position. Not only is he goofy looking he has no record of doing anything. Who would hire anyone who had any position with Calloway!!!!! Come on give me a break are you kidding me that of all the offensive line coaches out there that you hire someone from UAB without even interviewing anyone else? As usual Richt just wanted another lackey on his coaching staff,( ala Tereshinski) He just hires the first person that he knows so that he doesn’t have to get off the couch to interview them. The worst of all was not even giving Diaz am interview when he called and asked for one as defensive CO.(verified by Diaz) He is now the Texas CO after leaving Miss. State last year. Typical Richt doing things without giving it a second thought!!!!!

J Clay

September 5th, 2011
8:10 am

Prediction for the upcoming game?

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:13 am

My contention is that we should be telling this LOSING PROGRAM going down the drain, that the coaches and the players have to GATA.

Your contention is that we should only say how great we are. That’s your opinion that we are doing great; and you have not offered up 1 point to substantiate that view. Not 1. Furthermore, it is a lie; and you know it. Only you think it is better to tell the coaches and players that they are great.

I think you are sending the wrong message. That it doesn’t matter if they win or lose. The # 11 program in 1-A wins all-time did not get here by having fans such as you tell off us old guys who know better, that you are somehow a better fan than we are, because we dare to point out that we are once again, 2 for 13 on 3rd Down Conversions.

That 13-12 vs SEC East the last 5 years is totally unacceptable.

That averaging 4 Losses, excuse more than 4 Losses over the last entire 5 years, is without an excuse you can conjure up in your DISNEYdawgs.com pea brain.

I don’t settle for that.

You do.

That makes you the PROBLEM and not me.

Cooter55

September 5th, 2011
8:13 am

I stick with them until they play there last play then I,m sure there will be some very large changes made, but to bring them down starting with the first game is crazy. Lets let them play the game and see what happens.

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:18 am

YOU want MAJOR CHANGES MADE

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:19 am

Cooter55, do you even think before opening your mouth to switch feet, son ?

You want MAJOR CHANGES MADE you just said. My heavens.

I thought you just said that none of us could say that ?

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:19 am

“I,m sure there will be some very large changes made”

Nub

September 5th, 2011
8:20 am

Cooter, with all due respect you do not make much sense….. Going to give you a yes or no ?….. Do you keep buying a stock that continues to decline in value?

Thomas Brown

September 5th, 2011
8:20 am

Now which is it please sir ?

“I,m sure there will be some very large changes made” or none of the REST of us can say that ?

Do as you SAY, and not as you DO ?

collegeballfan

September 5th, 2011
8:21 am

Looked up the Boise State recruiting rankings on Scout.com.

2011…67 in nation
2010…97 in nation
2009…60 in nation
2008…64 in nation
2007…57 in nation

Georgia has been top 10 every years but one, per Scout.com. Their average for the last 5 years is 7 in the nation.

Boise State’s average nationally for the last 5 years – 69.

Who do we indict?

Scout.com for being just plain incompetent?

The UGA coaching staff for being incompetent?

The Boise State coaching staff for being exceptional coaches?

CHDawg

September 5th, 2011
8:21 am

Beast, I realize I am truly Monday morning QBing, and Richt and Bobo know close to 100% more about football than me, but Murray is dangerous to opposing backfields after the routes break down. Anybody can see that from the tape, both HS and last year. We need to turn him loose. I really think we could have won Sat–even with the key injuries. People are always comparing players to the past, but Murray has a little bit of Tarkenton in him. He has a stronger arm, but I think Tarkenton was quicker relative to his opponents. Murray can scramble, though, and I would cut him loose. Many QBs are uncomfortable in the pocket, but very, very few are more dangerous with their arm outside of the pocket than inside. I think Murray is one that is more dangerous outside. He is good in the pocket, too. What hurts most in a loss is when you think you had the talent to win, but you never got it started–we need an offensive mulligan. Maybe it was the game plan, and maybe it was somehthing else. I hope they give a better offensive effort this week. We will have to get a whole lot better to win.