Video: Devasting turnovers, breakdowns cost Bulldogs vs. South Carolina

Here was my video interview with Cinesport following Georgia’s 45-42 loss to South Carolina on Saturday night.

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September 11th, 2011
6:01 pm

First and the daaaawwwwgs STINK!!!


September 11th, 2011
6:03 pm

Four devastating, crucial plays that definitely cost us the game. Limit those and we beat SC. .. Go Dawgs!

rincon dawg

September 11th, 2011
6:04 pm

Man the guys fought hard to win that game. They gave everything they had. But moral victories just dont show up in the win loss coloum.


September 11th, 2011
6:17 pm

Ball did not bounce our way..good effort by UGA..go Dawgs!


September 11th, 2011
6:33 pm

“We need everybody to support us,” Richt said. “We need everybody to just watch and see what happens, because things will turn around. The future is still very bright, I know that.”

WHEN MARK? WHEN? ………….. (continue to drink the kool-aid, drink the kool-aid)

Athens Dawg

September 11th, 2011
6:41 pm

We improved from week 1 to week 2. We battled so hard against SC that the games we play now are going to seem easy because we’re so battle tested. It makes sense.

typical UGA fan

September 11th, 2011
6:43 pm


Athens Dawg

September 11th, 2011
6:45 pm

Most games are not going to be that hard fought for us which will make them easy since we fought so hard against SC. That’s why coaches always say that they make practices harder than the actual game so that when the players get to the game, they can last because they’ve already experienced something tougher. Well SC was like our practice (theoretically speaking) and the rest of the season is when it’s time to step up. GO DAWGS


September 11th, 2011
6:47 pm

Typical, we saw it and so did the SEC refs; that is why they flagged him early in the Bama game and put him on notice–knock out the dirty play, or you won’t play. It was good to see him respond to the overdue discipline.

Big Ray

September 11th, 2011
7:19 pm

Steverino get a life. Those boys left their guts on that field. Have you ever left your guts on the field? I bet not! I bet you have never even been on the field. If you had you would know the difference when your team physically beat the other time for four quarters straight.

Even Spurrier said the dogs out played his team but some times the best team does not win. “Thats just football” Seems to me like an expert like you would know that.

In the meanwhile, thinks Coach Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs. You did not win but you did us proud. Keep playing like you did with the fire, intensity, determinaiton you should against SC and we will one day soon, be back on top sooner than most ever dreamed. Sooner or later the ball is going to bounce our way.

Go Dogs, Sic Em,

Big Ray

Big Ray

September 11th, 2011
7:23 pm

Oops, sorry about Typo’s. I guess you know who really got to me.

Go Dogs,

Big Ray

Win P

September 11th, 2011
7:31 pm

I’m encouraged by the UGA team effort. Additional work and gametime is needed by the younger players. I really believe this team will beat Florida. Murray needs to work on his release when under pressure. Crowell needs to watch his celebration after 5,10 or 15 yds gains. Save the celebrating until after we win. We definitely have a running game and receiver, T.King caught passes this week, along with several others. Only remember one incomplete pass that should have been caught. the Malcome kid from S. Ga. is fun to watch. Thought defense did much better.

Remembering Shockley

September 11th, 2011
7:44 pm

@ Steverino…. What do you mean the dogs stink? I don’t know if you watched the game, but I was THERE. The dawgs played fantastic football 95% of the game!

Improved defense (and without their on field leader I’ll add), improved WR play, VERY improved running game.

I’ll admit that I don’t like the loss any less than others, but don’t say the Dawgs stink when they clearly made huge strides in the last week.

Sometimes I think the FANS STINK. And as an alumni and Soldier in the Army who is very familiar with team work, I can tell you that the 12th man flat out SUCKS sometimes at UGA. Guys like you are the reason for it.

Constructive criticism is appreciated, but complaining is for the pessimistic. We need fans who have no voice left after the game, not those who leave when we’re down by 10 with the ball and over 3 minutes to go.

Mad Dog One

September 11th, 2011
8:14 pm

I have one question. If you were not a DOG fan would you enjoyed seeing this game? I am as mad as anyone but our young men never quit. Yes I am a homer have been one from 1965 and will be until I die. GO DOGS

Mad Dog One

September 11th, 2011
8:21 pm

P.S I forgot to say steveruno you are an a$$ H@!e go back to your tech page and root for them you are not welcome. GO DOGS

UGA Poofer

September 11th, 2011
8:23 pm

I love the way Boykin chickened out on Ingrams fake punt run, We now have a new name for tackle missed on purpose “Boykined out”.


September 11th, 2011
9:13 pm

Man even Coastal Carolina is going to beat us like yard dawgs. Richt sent UGA to the other side, now the end is near.

Matthews Dawg

September 11th, 2011
9:21 pm

Shockley….you are right on the money!! We didn’t leave either and we were as loud as we could be! You are right, the fans could be louder. Go Dawgs!!

Rocktown Dawg

September 11th, 2011
9:24 pm

murray sucks….. start Mason.. He out performed him during the spring and summer in my opinion..

Rocktown Dawg

September 11th, 2011
9:27 pm

Boykin wasn’t chicken.. he knew there was no way in hell to stop that run away train coming at him.. he lived to fight another day… we would have been sitting beside Tree the next few games if he made contact..

Dawg Grad 85

September 11th, 2011
9:42 pm

Just watched the game again – and it as good today as yesterday except the score – a few breaks here or there and we easily best SC(turnovers and the fake punt did us in). The turnovers have to be fixed but most of the rest that happened was experience based — missed assignments – but yesterday yesterday this team played like the Dawgs – with heart and passion and tenacity and that’s all you can ever ask for — this team looked and played like the Georgia teams we have watched and loved all our lives – too many great plays by everyone to mention anyone specifically – a complete team effort – I am so happy for these young men – there day is coming – the SEC better lookout this year and the next several to come.

Dawg Grad 85

September 11th, 2011
9:43 pm

Make that their day :)


September 11th, 2011
10:09 pm

CMR has sunk our DAWGS to the level of Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and Old Miss! We are SEC pretenders and not contenders anymore! Its sad!

David Polelock

September 11th, 2011
10:56 pm

Rocktown Dawg, So, ever time Ingram runs the ball people should avoid tackling him because they may get hurt?

Frank Lane

September 12th, 2011
1:07 am

I am very sick of the fair weather fans. Do you think Dan Mullen should be fired because Miss State failed to score on the last play?


September 12th, 2011
2:11 am

Let me remind some of you geniuses out there calling for Mark Richts head:

What we got 10 years ago, after a couple of longwinded failed attempts at aquiring a worthy head coach, is an untested offensive coordinator out of FLA ST that managed to win two SEC Championships and compete for a few more in addition to taking us to the brink of a National Championship.
Along the way he….by his own admission…. made some mistakes. Like the defensive coordinator change after losing Van Gorder, which was a biggie. There were other factors in his recent inefficiency like a less than adequate Athletic Director….the university saw fit to Fire Dooley….remember? And replaced him with a philandering drunk that didn’t provide much support. And his wife’s battle with cancer…if you don’t think that will effect a man’s focus…you need to walk a mile in those shoes (God Forbid).

SO WHAT! ………Those aren’t excuses…they are lessons and a man grows from them. He is a better football coach for it. Richt is and always has been a top notch football coach…he didn’t suddenly become inept. Bowden won Championships with him and we won Championships with. He will go on winning Championships whether its with UGA or some other school. So be careful what you wish for….cause if you push hard enough it just might become reality. Then what? Another round of “will the real Bulldog Coach please stand up”? We could get extremely lucky and land a good one the first time or it could destroy the program for years cause no sane coach would want a job where the fans turn a coach that just took them to wonderland for 6 years and had a down swing during a rebuilding phase.

These guys lose by 14 points to the number 4 team (and I believe eventual #1) in the nation and 3 points to the number 11 team in the nation and you want to rid the University of it’s most successful coach in decades. BRILLIANT! Did any of you really think this young team would step off the bus in August and be streamlined with no kinks ready for a run at the National Championship. That will happen next year or with a little help from some other teams possibly this year…remember LSU? By the end of the year, this team will be the class of the SEC

That’s why “FANS” don’t make decisions….Look what happen to Jacksonville when they dumped Coughlin, mainly due to the negative Fan Support and call for his head during a rebuilding stretch that brought more than the accustomed number of losses….Moreover, look what Coughlin accomplished within a few years of being fired from Jacksonville (SUPER BOWL CHAMPION and perennial Contender) while Del Rio had a few relatively successful seasons with the talent Coughlin had amassed prior to his departure. But Del Rio isn’t near the coach Coughlin was.

Go ahead and get rid of CMR and be prepared for the mediocrity that follows. If winning the SEC was as easy as getting a new coach, then there would be 11 new coaches in the SEC every year. The fabulous Saban that everyone refers to when denigrating Richt is done for a while. What should Alabama do when they don’t win next year….Fire him!??

james the greek

September 12th, 2011
4:28 am

If you really want to know how i feel about the game come listen to my podcast at There you can listen and follow your team podcast live. I tell it like it is good or bad like me or not i really don’t care.


September 12th, 2011
5:11 am

Well said, Big Mike. Mark Richt has brought us closer to a National Championship than we have been since the days of Walker. He may not always make the right decisions, but the good ones always outweigh the bad ones. He may not have a team full of All-Americans, but he does the best he can with what he has.

Win P

September 12th, 2011
5:50 am

I would hope that Richt would use some of the upcomming games to develope the quarterbacks, in addition to Murray.


September 12th, 2011
6:24 am

Brilliant. The fans are not playing hard enough.


September 12th, 2011
6:27 am

UGA will be playing 1st teamers in the 4th quarter. UA, AU, FL and UT would have 3rd teamers playing in the 3rd qurter.

Phuch Le` Duch

September 12th, 2011
7:54 am

(pronounced / foosh le duke)

If folks cannot see that CMR has done a bit of weeding,
which will allow the garden to grow.
I thought there were more farmers in georgia.

I especially appreciated the comments from BIGMIKE
who noticed that alot of our problems began with D.Evans.
“Spreading the Georgia Brand, while tearing apart the Winning Culture” !

At this point, I would like to quote Ted Turner while turning a paraphrase;
r e, Bobby Cox / insert Mark Richt: (upon firing Bobby Cox 1st go ’round)
“If I had not just fired Bobby, he would be my leading candidate to replace him”


September 12th, 2011
8:36 am

Without Hershel UGA is equal to MS State without the coeds.

ga gator

September 12th, 2011
8:39 am

Clearly outplayed Carolina, but the difference after going to both games is Boise and Carolina players expect to win and UGA players hope they can win. The more talented team did not win Saturday night but just like Boise, the better coached team won.

GSO Dawg

September 12th, 2011
8:53 am

You can’t pin that loss on Richt. If you want to pin that loss on anyone, it would definitely be Aaron Murray. Terrible pick and two costly fumbles gave up 21 points. We should have won that game and it makes me sick we didn’t. Missed FG from 36(ish) yards out by an all american, a fake punt to the house… It was almost like Georgia was destined to lose because we outplated them the entire game. There was only 1 noticable mistake by Bobo that almost gave up the momentum… The first half when we abandoned the run deep in our territory, running 3 straight shotgun plays. We punted the ball and they scored a TD the next drive.

We will go on a run, and it will be very interesting where this team ends up. I am excited to watch it.


September 12th, 2011
9:43 am

Stop referring to this team as a young team. It isn’t.

All college football teams have some young players that contribute. UGA had 1 true freshman starting on defense and even he basically split time. There are plenty of Juniors and Seniors on this defense.

On offense, we didn’t start ANY true freshman. Sure, Crowell and Mitchell played a good chunk of the game, but just because we have 2 true Freshman contributing on offense out of about 18 to 20 contributors, doesn’t make us a young team. We have seniors and juniors all over the offense as well and a 3rd year QB.

This whole, “we are a very young team and we will get better” is a myth. Most of the game losing mistakes in this game were committed by players that have been in the program for 3+ years.


September 12th, 2011
9:57 am

Congrats to South Carolina for their win.

I was happy to see that our helmets and shoes worked much better this week and that we were properly hydrated for this game. That at least gave us a chance.

I don’t take any moral victories from this one. South Carolina is a flawed team. We had EVERYTHING going for us. We were playing at home, coming off a loss, the players were supposed to be sky high in playing for their beloved coaches job. Garcia was playing terrible in the first half. There is no excuse for not establishing a solid lead with their QB sailing the ball 5 feet too high or in the dirt for the first 20 minutes of the game.

Play calling was better, but you don’t see Spurrier’s best weapon have 0 catches (look how they used Jeffries vs. how we used Charles). Crowell averaged 7+ yards a carry and we give it to him only 16 times?? Did spurrier do that? No, he gave his star rb the ball over 25 times.

Glad to see the state legislature made the screen pass legal in Georgia again. If we had been able to use the screen last week, we might be sitting here at 2-0. WE ARE NOT, we are losers of our last 3 in a row and losers of our last 4 out of 5 games.

Worst play call I have ever seen was lining up in the shotgun on 3rd and less than 1… keep in mind we have been running the ball pretty well and Crowell is averaging 7+ yards a carry. We line up in the shotgun and throw a quick slant that Bennet somehow catches with his fingertips. We got the 1st down, but that was losing football. Why do we have to make a miracle play to get 2 feet?

Richt hugged Bennet for about 2 minutes on the sideline because he knows that only Bennet’s amazing catch kept him from having to answer “why in the world was that play run in that situation” after the game.

Giving up 35 points on 5 careless plays by UGA is not going to get it done. We were the better team, but we were outcoached again and we lost. The players are getting used to losing and in reading these posts, so are the fans.

“Hey, we lost a game we had no business losing, but we looked better than last week” Give Richt time, just give him time. I am not buying it.


September 12th, 2011
10:00 am

Any fan of Georgia’s should be proud of the team’s effort Saturday. Obviously they outplayed South Carolina and would have won but their mistakes cost them the game. The future is bright for this team if they hang in there. The coaches and this team should be commended and supported by real UGA fans.


September 12th, 2011
10:25 am

Losing sucks!! However there was a definite improvement in the level of intensity and effort by the players. We absolutely outplayed S.C. but made mistakes that turned into points immedidately. Eliminate half of those and we win going away. I thought the Coaches did a very good job with game planning, and play calling. A.M. should not have thrown the ball to #7 on the pick, but he stared him down and forced it to him. Also should have just taken the sack by Clowney, he tried to do too much. Hard to fault him but he must be smarter right there. Boykin did completely dodge Ingram, at least try and push him out of bounds. IC secure the football. Defense did a great job. Only gave up 17 points. All and All if our field goal kicker doesn’t miss its 45 – 45 and maybe OT.
I hope this is the team – coaches included – that shows up each and every week. If so I think 9/10 wins including bowl game is a very real possibility. GO DAWGS!! All true fans on deck to support and cheer them on.


September 12th, 2011
10:40 am

How ’bout all you “Walk-On Alumni” critics simply walk away and let the true UGA alums comment on the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. But for you walk-ons, it tain’t your business. Oh wait, don’t walk away better yet take a hike!!


September 12th, 2011
11:08 am

Based on Saturday’s performance, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the dawgs run the table. Tennessee in Knoxville will more than likely be the difference in 10-2 and 9-3. Stay loyal dawg fans. The fun is getting ready to start! Go Dawgs!


September 12th, 2011
11:26 am

I-Dog “We have seniors and juniors all over the offense as well and a 3rd year QB. ” — a redshirt year doesn’t do much for having game experience. Murray now has a grand total of 15 games under his belt.


September 12th, 2011
11:35 am

I’ve told my friends for 4 years that Richt’s demise at UGA mirrors Fulmer’s at UT. Both won early. Both then started on steady decline where off the field problems started occurring frequently, started playing with a “not to lose” mentality as opposed to playing to win mentality, recruited great but still lost and most importantly, always lose to the big boys. UGA fans have almost talked themselves into accepting just playing well as acceptable when playing an equally talented team. The bar has been allowed to creep lower and lower. Richt seems like a class act but the facts are he has not produced against his peers at the other big SEC programs. Statistics don’t lie.

Jeffro Bodeen

September 12th, 2011
11:40 am

I was more encouraged by what I saw in this loss, than almost everything I’ve seen in any win the last 2 years. Let em play and see what they can do.


September 12th, 2011
11:48 am

You’re right John, statistics don’t lie .. I don’t see any in your post though and the fact is, if you were saying that for 4 years, then you were talking during a time when Richt wasn’t even in the midst of a “demise”. 2007 and 2008 were back to back 10 plus win seasons. Last year was his only losing season since coming to UGA. Both 2009 and 2010 were with first year starters at QB. Before that, the last year he had a first year starter at QB was 2006 when Stafford took over part of the way through the season and they went 9-4. Turned out ok for them after he had been there a little bit.


September 12th, 2011
11:54 am

I-Dawg u are off base.Lee had little playing experience.Bennet,Crowell,Mitchell,M.Brown..that’s 5 on offense alone.Jones,Jenkins,Geathers.Gilliard,the walkon Ilb that’s 5 on defense who haven’t played a lot of SEC football…hell Tree isn’t some “grizzled” vet btw.We have Figgans,Samuel,Anderson,Tree and Tyson making position changes…it’s more to it than u imply.We are looking better though..we should be ready for the Msu game.


September 12th, 2011
11:56 am

Dawgs fought hard on a lot of losses last year. But losses are losses, duh. In fact they have now become accustomed to “fighting hard” and losing. The recruiting joke will be, “Come to Georgia, fight hard, and still lose.”


September 12th, 2011
11:58 am

Great points SOUTHGADAWG .. this team really has the feel of one pushing some of the Juniors and Seniors that didn’t perform last year to the bench in favor of a newer feel. And wait till people like Drew and Rome start getting more reps.


September 12th, 2011
12:16 pm

TampaDawg and South Georgia Dawg:

Are you saying this is a young team? Are we waiting for 2013 when Murray is a 5th year Senior to be a competitive team?

Nobody has 11 5th year seniors on offense. We started 0 true freshman and yes, we had Some younger guys contribute on offense, but its not like we are TN from last year. We have 8 Seniors and Junior listed as starters on offense. Admit that Samuel is a starter in name only, so lets cut that down to 7. I don’t consider that a young offense. Maybe if the other 4 were all true Freshman, I’d buy that.

On defense, we list 7 juniors and Seniors as starters. Even the walk on that played ILB is a Senior, so this weekend we played 8 (though one would think that it is a big dropoff from Sophmore ILB Tree)

For backups, Geather is a 3rd year Sophmore, Gilliard is a 4th year Junior. Vasser has been in the program a while. Sure, we have position changes (coaches decision), but BEFORE this season started I didn’t read a single post on these blogs that said “We can’t compete this year because we are too young.”

I’m not saying we have NO youngish players that contribute. Give them time because they are SUCH a young team isn’t what I see when I watch the team play.

The dream teamers are getting used to losing and I don’t think that is good for our program.

Badland Dawg

September 12th, 2011
12:27 pm

10 years from now it will still be 45 SC GA 42 a loss for GA..that will never change!!!!!!!!!! NEVER the ole ball coach will say them dawgs gave us a good one I win and MC losses again…….