Remorseful Bacarri Rambo believes he could’ve made difference vs. Boise St.

Georgia free safety Bacarri Rambo returned from a suspension this week and expects to return to the starting lineup on Saturday. (Photo by Guy Prokay/DawgTime.com)

Georgia free safety Bacarri Rambo returned from a suspension this week and expects to return to the starting lineup on Saturday. (Photo by Guy Prokay/DawgTime.com)

Free safety Bacarri Rambo expressed remorse for what he called “a big mistake” and said he believes he could made a difference against Boise State last Saturday.

Rambo, the Bulldogs’ leading returning tackler, was reinstated this week after a one-game suspension for an unspecified team rules violations and is expected to start against South Carolina on Saturday.

“It messed up our team goals having to sit out that one game,” said Rambo, speaking to reporters for the first time since last spring. “I’m not going to say we could have won if I would’ve played. But I want to help the team as much as I can and the results of the game probably would’ve been different. That was a big mistake and I learned from it.”

Rambo would not say what infraction led to his suspension or exactly when it occurred. “I’d rather y’all ask Coach Richt,” he said.

Rambo traveled with the Bulldogs to Atlanta and was allowed to dress out for the game. That, in itself, was like a punishment.

“It was very tough” said Rambo, who started all 13 games a year ago. “I’m not used to sitting on the sideline, especially knowing I’m supposed to be starting. It’s very tough to see my guys out there playing and knowing I should be out there helping them, helping them communicate and fly to the ball, helping make plays, helping my team. It was very tough.

A powerful lesson was learned, he said.

“I broke a team rule,” Rambo said. “It was selfish mistake. I will not allow it to happen any more. I learned from that mistake. It was a big mistake. It didn’t affect just me, it affected the team because I couldn’t play and I’m not going to allow it to happen again.”

Dallas Lee to start at guard

Dallas Lee will get the first start of his career at left guard this Saturday. Richt indicated that might have been the case even if Kenarious Gates had not been injured.

“We thought he did real well,” Richt said of the sophomore from Buford, who took over when Gates left the game with a sprained ankle in the second quarter. “He might have played better than any of the guards as we graded it out. So whether Kenarious was healthy or not, he wouid have had a very good chance . . . of starting this week.”

Gates was held out of practice on Tuesday but is expected to be available Saturday.

O-line problems ‘correctable’

Georgia gave up six sacks to the Broncos and averaged fewer than 1.9 yards per carry on rushing attempts by the tailbacks. But Richt insists the Bulldogs’ poor line play can be rectified before facing South Carolina’s formidable defensive front.

“Everything is correctable,” Richt said. “The thing that was the most disappointing to me was the pass protection, especially third down. . . . Six sacks are way too many and the majority of the issues were on third down. We’ve already spent a lot of time making corrections in pass protection.”

Samuel to linebacker was considered

Richt said he briefly considered moving tailback Richard Samuel back to linebacker in the wake of the injury to Alec Ogletree. Samuel was Ogletree’s backup at “Mo” linebacker before backfield attrition forced the Bulldogs to switch Samuel back to offense, where he played his first two seasons.

“I thought about it kind of just laying on the pillow at night,” Richt said. “But by the time Richard got back and trained up and really ready to play, ‘Tree’ would probably be back and be healthy and ready to go. We’ve had 29 preseason practices plus last week, so we have over 30 practices with these other kids.”

Ogletree is out at least four weeks with a broken foot. Michael Gilliard, Amarlo Herrera and Jeremy Sulek are competing to start alongside Christian Robinson. Linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti said the Bulldogs are also exploring other options.

“There’s a million different things we could do,” he said, declining to elaborate.

Jarvis Jones to inside ‘backer not considered

The Bulldogs gave little to no thought of moving Jarvis Jones from outside linebacker to inside linebacker. Jones was playing inside linebacker before the Bulldogs moved Ogletree to the position from strong safety. But Jones has been flourishing at “Sam” linebacker. He had 11 tackles, including 2½ for losses, in the opener.

“Jarvis is just doing so well where he is,” Richt said. “He’s locked in and playing fast and playing very physical. . . . He played great. He played like a guy who hadn’t played for a year and half and couldn’t wait to hit somebody again. He played with a lot of energy and got after it.”

Sticking with no-huddle

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said the Bulldogs plan to stick with the no-huddle offense they unveiled in the Georgia Dome. He said the decision to switch in the offseason was an attempt to run more offensive plays. But the Bulldogs ran just 60 plays last Saturday to Boise State’s 71.

“We wanted to get more plays, which we didn’t do on Satuday,” Bobo said. “But we’re committed to doing it. More plays equals more opportunities, more chances to score. Last year we just didn’t think we had as many opportunities as some other teams.”

The no-huddle was not to blame for the offensive struggles, the Bulldogs contend.

“No matter how you operate offensively, the bottom like is you’ve got to execute,” Richt said. “And you execute well whether you no-huddle or you don’t no huddle. We didn’t have much trouble as far as the operation of it. The problem was once the ball was snapped. That’s when we had problems.”

Etc. . . .

Nose guard Kwame Geathers did not practice for the second straight day due to a neck injury. Richt expects him to play Saturday, however. . . . Freshman Malcolm Mitchell had “another great practice,” Bobo said. Look for him to play extensively against South Carolina. . . . A limited number of tickets remain on sale for Georgia’s home game against Coast Carolina (Sept. 17). They’re $45 each. Call 1-877-542-1231. . . . Georgia is holding a pep rally – they’re calling it a “Red Rally” – Friday night at Sanford Stadium. The Georgia Redcoat Band and cheerleaders will be in attendance and the Bulldogs will “show off” their new 2,000-square-foot-plus video board. . . . Here’s a link to video of some of Tuesday’s practice and some interviews from DawgTime.com.

407 comments Add your comment

JAWJeRDAWG

September 6th, 2011
9:07 pm

Well, we’ll see this Saturday whether he does or not. .. Go Dawgs!

bring the pain

September 6th, 2011
9:10 pm

just open up the offense. let murray role and give him run pass option. Slide T king to the slot and get mitchell and brown out wide and use Tking and Ocharles against slower linebackers. JUST DO SOMETHING MORE

GT

September 6th, 2011
9:11 pm

Your team is spiraling downward.

Has Richt Already Given Notice?

September 6th, 2011
9:12 pm

Top Gun reference...

September 6th, 2011
9:12 pm

The bulldogs are in a flat spin and headed out to sea…. Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dbalcer

September 6th, 2011
9:13 pm

Thanks for the report. I will be ready to root for the DAWGS. They need to hear some fans support them.

Dumb Jean shorts

September 6th, 2011
9:14 pm

Bobo could have 5 guys on defense vs our 11 on offense, he would still be clueless. It’s ashamed he will take down a great man and very good coach unless cmr takes control sat. THIs SAT!!

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:16 pm

Sounds healthy but you know, everything sounded healthy this summer. These guys in the trenches just have to want it worse than the guys across from them. I haven’t sensed that for a very long time. We need to run the I, let Figgins blow some holes and start Crowell. Max protect off of play action. We did that for about fifty yards and then stopped for some reason.

Dumb Jean shorts

September 6th, 2011
9:18 pm

Hey GT, you got any blog on tech you could read that doesn’t involve no girls, math, and nerds. Find a new hobby you make your team and fan base look worse than they already are. Geeez dude.

Historian

September 6th, 2011
9:19 pm

After reading this crap, listening to Atl sports talk radio suck ups (and call in rednecks), and reading the rest the the AJC suckups… it’s pretty easy to understand why the South convinced themseleves of superiority a 100 plus years ago, only to go out and get their a$$es kicked.

What a bunch of uneducated, ignorant , dumbasses!

Perpetuated by equally ignorant, uneducated, dumba$$es today that happen to have a microphone, typwriter, or computer.

Laughed all day at the local BS from the fans and media of why Georgia and the SEC is really better than Boise and the WAC.

Dumba$$ Redneck doesn’t even begin to describe the phenomenon.

Dawg89

September 6th, 2011
9:20 pm

Go Dawgs! And to hell with the haters.

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:21 pm

GT – Tech hasn’t played anyone. I know that you are in love with your guy because he beat UGA once but please remember we were in love with Richt after his third year too. I don’t see Johnson lasting five years at Tech. Time will tell.

Sho-Dawg of Harlem

September 6th, 2011
9:22 pm

This Bobo is a “Clown”. You are going to stay with the hurry up offense when the only major success was when you aloud Figgins to lead block for Boykins!!!!! What an idiot!!!!!! Or should I say Bobo the Clown!!!!!!

NHS DAWG

September 6th, 2011
9:23 pm

Of course they struggled on third down when it was third and 8 to 10 yards everytime!! I would have blitzed too.

Georgia Sports Report

September 6th, 2011
9:23 pm

Disgusted, those are extremely insightful comments. Please give us more.

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:24 pm

Historian – You and your racist remarks can go back to where ever it is you are from. We won’t miss you at all.

Yara

September 6th, 2011
9:24 pm

UGA could sell the Nike clown costumes to a circus and make a few extra bucks.

Rambo is out of the same mold as Ealey and King, i.e., a sorry punk who’s only looking for an NFL contract. Dismiss him and send him home to his momma before he really embarrasses everyone.

Dumb Jean shorts

September 6th, 2011
9:24 pm

I hope historian lives up north, why would he want to live among the “crazies”
Pack you bags big boy, delta is always ready. Bye bye. We don’t need you. But you live here so I guess you need us!

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:26 pm

Why is Bobo catching all of the heat by himself? I think Grantham can tote some of this as well.

NHS DAWG

September 6th, 2011
9:27 pm

I have never heard of anyone retiring from work and moving north!!

Spike

September 6th, 2011
9:27 pm

All you Tech boobs on here are laughable. Richt owns you guys.

edumacated

September 6th, 2011
9:27 pm

These guys are still eating retard sandwiches or something. Bobo sticks with his no-huddle that used as much time as a regular huddle offense. Richt considers moving Samuel back to defense. Rambo thinks he could have helped in a game where his team was physically dominated for 3/4 of the clock. Offensive line play that including false starts, missed assignments, and getting whipped on run and pass blocking is “correctable” in one week. Sure guy. Blow some more smoke up our rear.

Southern guy

September 6th, 2011
9:29 pm

Historian, it’s called passion, same crap that comes from Boston and ny with baseball. Hmmmmmm, not so bright on history are you? Maybe you should back to the north Yankee boy.

GSO Dawg

September 6th, 2011
9:29 pm

A no huddle offense is not the answer to giving them more of a breather.

Cuz

September 6th, 2011
9:30 pm

Jarvis and Malcome were two bright lights in a dark field last Saturday. Here is to the rest shining on the field this Saturday. Yeah, I would thought we did not play as well as we could or should. I blame the uniforms. Back to the standard this Saturday.

GSO Dawg

September 6th, 2011
9:30 pm

Them being the defense…

honolulu dawg

September 6th, 2011
9:30 pm

What good is having a hurry up offense if Bozo is going to call the same run up the middle or screen play for 2 yards?????

Vince Lombardi

September 6th, 2011
9:30 pm

Running the no-huddle will work great against Tech and that ball control offense. Tech might rack up 45 minutes in time-of-possession. From the looks of it on Saturday, you definitely need to run a few more wind sprints.

UGAer

September 6th, 2011
9:31 pm

YEP! He would of made the difference! The name is also marketable! Those dawgs would have won if he could of played.

Historian

September 6th, 2011
9:32 pm

So you’re better because your more passionate.

Like I said…. it’s not difficult to understand why you lost 100 years ago

Southern guy

September 6th, 2011
9:32 pm

Week after week schedule, period. Easy answer historian. Any more brain busters?
Let’s see WAC teams, or bama, tenn, lsu, auburn, Florida, Arkansas, usc….need I go on…..

Uga is clearly not better than Boise, but uga has been bad for 3 seasons, not a good example for the sec in your proposed question. Are you that stupid? Must be a history professor at some liberal college where nobody ever challenges you.

Cuz

September 6th, 2011
9:32 pm

Of course we are better than Boise. Have you ever tried to play golf in Idaho in January?

JAWJeRDAWG

September 6th, 2011
9:32 pm

No-huddle first offensive series – maybe try it.

But if we go no-huddle and go three-and-out just once after that, take only 1:34 off the clock, and make the defense have to go back out without a breather, maybe Coach Bobo might want to rethink the no-huddle game plan.

Bet Coach Grantham might say a few words to CMB that will help him remember not to do that again. Not giving the D more than a 2-minute chance to rest before having to retake the field was one of our greatest problems against Boise State.

And it wouldn’t be smart to do that against SC. Watching the replay of their game with ECS, it seems they’re even more physical than BS. Just my opinion. .. Good luck, and Go Dawgs!

Cuz

September 6th, 2011
9:35 pm

We lost 100 years ago Historian because Jefferson Davis did not listen to Stonewall Jackson after the battle of Manassas and allow him to march in to Washington City. Davis would have slept in the White House one day after the battle.

More than one “Historian” on this blog.

Blazerdawg

September 6th, 2011
9:35 pm

Hysterian – win or lose, on Sat I’ll be enjoying the company of fine folks, family and friends, taking in the superior beauty of Georgia women and the UGA campus, and consuming fine food and drink. Consider trying something different and come join us in Athens for what will certainly be a beautiful Southern day.

I love this time of year

September 6th, 2011
9:35 pm

Could he have gotten boisies 3 staters eligible for the game? In our backyard with 3 starters out, really.

Southern guy

September 6th, 2011
9:36 pm

Yep, got rid of all those democrats that were for slavery and against civil rights in 60’s, your right there. Last I checked those folks from 100 yrs ago have moved on. What an idiot.

It’s a blog, not a term paper for college needing to be checked for grammar. Hence the word “blog”

Game Cluck

September 6th, 2011
9:37 pm

South Carolina 37, Georgia 17

Darth Visor wins again!

And Rambo will not make any difference in this one either.

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:38 pm

Historian – I have never blogged that UGA is better than Boise or would win all conferences other than the SEC. You are lumping a lot of blogs that you did not like from some Georgia fans and you are using that to cast a broad racist net over the entire fan base of the University of Georgia. If you are asking me what my opinion is I would say that the University of Georgia is a middle of the road football team in the best conference in college football. I didn’t play college football. I’m not responsible for UGA’s success of failure. I just feel better when they win and I do not like being called a redneck from someone who does not know me.

bitter PROSTATE GLAND

September 6th, 2011
9:38 pm

@historian—–we dawg fans no our team stunk on saturday nite and we believe in giving them a ear full

—————-but you sir little dic————–stay the f@#4 off of our site or we will hunt you down

we all are looking to do damage to a loud mouth yankee———–put that in you pipe–a-hole

UGA Fan

September 6th, 2011
9:39 pm

“We lost because our players wear dreads. Why can’t everyone look and act like white people. Dreads are the devil. Jesus hates dreads. A good ole American crew cut wins national titles”

Dan Mullen

September 6th, 2011
9:39 pm

So this what you folks call “cutting edge”?

Still waiting on your call, McGarity.

Cuz

September 6th, 2011
9:40 pm

Disgusted, you are one disgusting piece of trash to somehow align a “Red Rally” with a Klan March. Now me I would have gone the Bolshevick angle.

JimH

September 6th, 2011
9:42 pm

Georgia looked like they did last year….like they have for the past few years……flat, uninspired ….as much as I like Coach Richt it is a time for change…..things are not going to get better just because you want them to…..Georgia needs to move on and fast.

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:43 pm

UGA Fan – nice try.

Historian

September 6th, 2011
9:43 pm

Oh by the way Southern Guy and Douglasville… you dont need to use your local as your name here. Your comments more than state your location

same ole same ole

September 6th, 2011
9:43 pm

hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha. what is going on in athens. no huddle hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Dawglasville

September 6th, 2011
9:44 pm

Historian – who is your team? Where did you got to college?

Football Insider

September 6th, 2011
9:48 pm

LOL @ UGA.

You know how to fix your lines Richt?

Make your fat slow NT’s lose about 30 pounds and get them used to playing more than a snap or two before the biscuit dough starts clogging up their precious esophogus.

Same for you OLine. They are fat and slow and more athletic DLines are going to have a field day.

I think the Dawgs got good lesson on Saturday night. Athleticism counts on the line more than size.

Maybe a S&C program next year and some stronger more athletic lines will do the trick, but that’s next year and Richt doesn’t have next year.

Picture the scene...

September 6th, 2011
9:49 pm

Mr Richt, Mr McGarity will see you know…

Hey Mark, have a seat…and I think you know Mr Adams.

Well, Mark, things are correctable and we need to make some corrections…

Our package for you includes…..(fade to black)…

(fade back in)…It’s my honor to introduce the next head football coach at the University of Georgia,….(insert suggestions)