No war of words between Bacarri Rambo, Da’Rick Rogers this time around

Da'Rick Rogers cruises into the end zone for a touchdown against Buffalo, one of six he has scored this season. (AP photo)

Da'Rick Rogers cruises into the end zone for a touchdown against Buffalo, one of six he has scored this season. (AP photo)

Remember when Da’Rick Rogers’ was a Georgia commitment? The wide receiver from Calhoun was actually committed to the Bulldogs for seven months, in fact. But, as we all know now, Rogers reneged on his commitment in January of 2010 and signed instead with Tennessee. And the Vols are especially happy about that these days.

Those of us who saw him play in high school aren’t surprised to see that Rogers is now the Vols’ leading receiver. I was covering college recruiting for the AJC at the time and I rated Rogers as the No. 1 prospect in the state that year, so I’ve always thought highly of his football abilities. He remains the best high school receiver I’ve ever personally watched.

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Thanks in part to the loss of fellow receiver Justin Hunter to a season-ending knee injury in the Florida game, Rogers (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is now quarterback Tyler Bray’s primary receiver. He is currently second in the SEC in receptions (27), receiving yards (442) and receptions per game (6.8). In the Vols’ last game against Buffalo, Rogers had 180 yards receiving, which was his third 100-plus game of 2011.

Back to Rogers’ flip-flop. If you’ll recall, it caused a brief war of words via social media between Rogers and Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo. It started a few days after national signing day in February of 2010 when Rambo posted a message to Rogers on his Facebook status.

  • “Bacarri Rambo thinks it’s messed up how all of UGA high school commitments back out on us but I’m telling you now when I catch you on the field I’m going to knock fire from you,” Rambo wrote
  • Rogers responded via Twitter:  “Who is Bacarri Rambo?”
  • Then from Rambo on Twitter: “Tell Darick ‘Pretty Boy’ Rogers he doesn’t have to know me but I bet he will feel me!! Lol”
  • Then from Rogers: “Don’t worry about me ha … that’s your choice … last time i checked a big hit =’s you getting knocked out.”
  • Rambo: “I compete against the best receiver in the nation everyday at practice. Why should I worry about that guy?”

Rambo was reminded of that exchange with Rogers after Georgia’s practice Tuesday night.

“We haven’t said anything to each other [this year],” Rambo said. “I got over it. That’s in the past and I haven’t said anything else to him about that.”

Rogers concurred. Asked if he’d sent any private or public messages to Rambo, Rogers said, “No, none at all,” he said

You could say Rambo got the better end of the deal in last year’s game between Georgia and Tennessee between the hedges. The Bulldogs won 41-14, Rogers had just one catch for minus-3 yards and Rambo had an interception.

Rambo resisted the urge to gloat and spoke very respectfully about Rogers this time around.

“That’s in the past, too,” Rambo said of last year’s game. “Hopefully I can get some more interceptions this week. We’ve just got to do a great job of holding that guy. He has matured and gotten more experience and been more productive this season and he has a good quarterback throwing the ball to him. So we have to be heads up and slow those two down and try to keep him from catching balls and making big plays. So we’ve got a tough test this week.”

I talked to Rogers (along with Bray) on a teleconference call later this morning. CLICK HERE to read my Q&A with Rogers.

387 comments Add your comment

Big Dawg

October 5th, 2011
11:23 am

Stay hot Dawgs, do your talking on the field

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 5th, 2011
11:23 am

First….and Thomas Brown is still a troll…

dirty727

October 5th, 2011
11:25 am

Shawn

October 5th, 2011
11:28 am

The Nations 4th best pass D vs the nations 11th best pass O. Could be interesting but with the lack of a running game for the Vols, I like UGA’s chances. In the end D wins out!

Shawn

October 5th, 2011
11:30 am

Oh, and BTW, I see IC having his “Herschel-like” moment this week. He will rip off a long one!

aw

October 5th, 2011
11:34 am

Too Bad Mark Richt has wasted Marlon Brown. I’m sure Brown wishes he would have signed with either Ole Miss or Tennessee now. Waste of Talent!

McDawg

October 5th, 2011
11:35 am

i would put Sanders Commings on DaRick/Nancee boi and biotch slap him all night

Dap01

October 5th, 2011
11:35 am

What a name, D’Rick.

just a fan

October 5th, 2011
11:36 am

Go Dawgs!!!!!!!!

UGA 31 UT 13

DawginLex

October 5th, 2011
11:38 am

aw

Marlon Brown has had his chances and others have stepped up ahead of him . It would have happened anywhere. Maybe at Ole Miss he might would have played since they suck so bad.

He has underachieved.

How is that Richt’s fault?

Answer: It is not.

Half Century Dawg Fan

October 5th, 2011
11:38 am

AW, just how has MR wasted MB?

Joey

October 5th, 2011
11:39 am

Yes Big Dawg, let’s have a streak that doesn’t have anything to do with losing, maybe include UT, UF, UA, GT in that streak, then start talking.

It’s been done before (07), it could happen again . . .

gomdawg

October 5th, 2011
11:39 am

How did CMR waste Marlon Brown last I looked you earn the job and that has not happen simple

dwayne

October 5th, 2011
11:42 am

D’Rick, drop the apostrophy and the R. That’s his real name.

Texas Dawg

October 5th, 2011
11:44 am

Herschel’s first touchdown carry came in Knoxville. So will Crowell’s.

Frank Lane

October 5th, 2011
11:45 am

This year’s UGA team is just more mature it seems about everything. Huge improvement.

Dirty Dawg

October 5th, 2011
11:52 am

Why don’t you tell the entire story of how and why Day-Rick switched? Seems as if his ‘guardian’, or whatever Nash Nance’s Daddy is officially to, I’ll call him ‘Drick’ for short, got his nose out of joint because Georgia, at the last minute, decided to sign the Lassiter QB, Mason, after telling Nance that they wouldn’t be signing any more QBs that year (he wanted him, his boy, to be a package deal with Drick (see that’s why he got Drick’s momma to move up to Calhoun, got her a job and place to live, etc. – after they had played a season at Darlington Prep so he could use Drick to get his boy a better scholarship deal)…and when Georgia decided to sign Mason – probably after we had to run Mettenberger off – Poppa Nance got Lane Kiffin to take ‘em both, if for no other reason than to get even for Georgia’s signing Marlon Brown out from under Kiffin’s nose earlier.

By the way, Nash Nance’s name isn’t on the three-deep depth chart at UT, wonder how Daddy feels about that? Bet he wishes he had just let him go on to Vandy.

why??

October 5th, 2011
11:54 am

are we still talking about richt and our other coaches like they don’t have a clue? am i the only one who has watched this team get better and better every week. that’s coaching people!

duece coupe

October 5th, 2011
11:56 am

DawginLex,
What is your score on the Sack Schultz Top 50 Leaderboard?

your right

October 5th, 2011
12:00 pm

that`s what i`m talking about. improvements every week, especially on the defensive side.

VolFan

October 5th, 2011
12:00 pm

Hmmmm…. Oh yea I am on a AJC Blog for UGA…. Tennessee is such a young team, yet against Florida some boys became men….. I see the game as a defensive game with edge to Tennessee’s passing game….. Also you only get 1 Herschel in a 100 years, and IC is good, yet Mr. Walker was super natural…… Good Luck Dogs, yet I feel another note of Rocky Top at the Library in Knoxville at abot 1 am will be icing on the cake and the awakening of a Great football program form its 3 year snooze.

B.Scott

October 5th, 2011
12:02 pm

He’s no Malcolm Mithcell!!!

DawginLex

October 5th, 2011
12:03 pm

I sat behind the UT band last year and they only played Rocky Top 3 times the whole game

PRICELESS

DawginLex

October 5th, 2011
12:05 pm

Ain’t really kept up with the Schultz thing

i let one of my kids pick last week :)

Joey

October 5th, 2011
12:07 pm

Right about Herschel, VolFan, but IC is a really, really good runner in traffic.

If UT starts scoring a bunch of points Saturday, we could see some big passing numbers for both teams – we haven’t yet because we seem to be sitting on leads the past two games.

Good luck to the Vols, but I hope your “awakening” comes a year or two down the road . . .

DDawg

October 5th, 2011
12:09 pm

I think it was a fair trade…Da’ Rick Rogers for Marlon Brown. FREE MARLON!!!

dawg bitesu

October 5th, 2011
12:13 pm

Go DAWGS and bite them hard. Drick will get blasted this week. I just hope our D is at full power. And M>Brown needs to get healthy and make plays or leave his @$%^& on the bench.

19DAWGFAN59

October 5th, 2011
12:13 pm

Hey, Bacarri remind him Saturday who YOU are in a way that he’ll NEVER FORGET YOU !!! GO DAWGS !!! and isn’t his name Da’Rick Rogers NASH ?

Still@theBAR

October 5th, 2011
12:15 pm

what no TALK?

Still@theBAR

October 5th, 2011
12:17 pm

Rambo Tweeting Smack? Isn’t that like the UGA fans Blogging Smack on the AJC in August and then getting SLAPPED by BSU?

YoungDawg

October 5th, 2011
12:25 pm

Chip, this old news!

john

October 5th, 2011
12:26 pm

If I recall georgia lost to the vols in 07 joey!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

October 5th, 2011
12:30 pm

Yeah who has kept up w/ Sack Schultz? 60/75 here, 499 rank. Last week was the one that got me. Not bad, not great I know. Stealing beating Schultz though.

Still@thebar has no clue

October 5th, 2011
12:32 pm

Still@theBAR

October 5th, 2011
12:17 pm
Rambo Tweeting Smack? Isn’t that like the UGA fans Blogging Smack on the AJC in August and then getting SLAPPED by BSU?

If you knew how to read you would see it wasnt form this year you moron. All of this was last year. He said all that and backed it up with a pick and DaRick only had one catch……

Now go back to the tach pages and keep dreaming that tech will finish the season strong. The best team you have played all year was UNC and they arent even that good this year. You have the easiest first 7 game schedule in the country and thats nothing to be proud of. Cant wait to hear from you after losses to Clemson Va. Tech and UGA to cap off yet another average season for the little buzzing jackets.

Send'em U hauls

October 5th, 2011
12:32 pm

Stop the stupid smack talk and prove it on the football field. Our offense is a joke which is a team that lost to South Carolina who are doing their usual choke.

Dogs Smell

October 5th, 2011
12:33 pm

dwayne ,
Did your mother produce any children that lived?

MY 2 cents

October 5th, 2011
12:34 pm

Dawgs win because of:

1. More of a mobile quarterback
2.Bigger OL
3.More than 1 threat at WR
4.Better running game
That should be enough to win, but Ill go on

5.Bigger and deeper DL
6.Bigger and faster and more athletic LB
7.Great DBs with speed and depth
8.And last but, but with shades of grey as of late, special teams.

I predict GA cruises out of Nville with lets say 38 – 17.

TossSweep

October 5th, 2011
12:34 pm

Aw…You’re an idiot. Marlon Brown had every chance in the world to be the #1 receiver but the talent level between 1-AA high school and SEC is like night and day. You play the best receivers that show up in practice. Some players just don’t progress as fast as you think they would and Marlon is an example.

FaithfulDawg87

October 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

You’re absolutely right, VolFal, Herschel was supernatural…. I can certainly see IC becoming as good as, if not better than, Knowshon Moreno, and he’s no slouch. I hope IC rips off several long scoring runs this weekend. Why??? – I agree. The team is better prepared (as in better coached) and getting more impressive every week. Go Dawgs! Keep on shutting up all the haters and fair weather fans!

FaithfulDawg87

October 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

oops, *VolFan*

TampaDawg

October 5th, 2011
12:39 pm

There will be no awakening volsfan. Vols have NO running game to speak of which will make them one dimensional .. again. Big John Jenkins will get 2 sacks, Rambo and Commings will each get a pick and IC will finish the game with his 3rd 100 yard game in a row as UGA wins 31-10.

Phil Fulmer

October 5th, 2011
12:39 pm

Tannersea stinks. Georgia rolls

Dogs Smell

October 5th, 2011
12:40 pm

MY 2 cents ,
Are those the same reasons you beat Boise State ond Carolina ? Oh Thats right same reason you thought you would dominate but LOST!

Class of 77

October 5th, 2011
12:41 pm

This is the Dawgs’ chance to make a statement. I hope they take advantage of it.

Dogs Smell

October 5th, 2011
12:41 pm

Poole will rush for 100 or more !

Joey

October 5th, 2011
12:41 pm

MY 2 cents,

Just have to note that on your # 2, obviously, bigger isn’t better in terms of the OL. If it was, Murray wouldn’t get sacked so much, and the running game would be more consistant.

I do agree that we have more talent, especially on defense. If Grantham does the job he’s been doing, we should win by 10 points or so.

Spike 80DF

October 5th, 2011
12:43 pm

UT is better than i thought they’d be at this point but Lane really killed them depth wise. Still a year away….

TampaDawg

October 5th, 2011
12:44 pm

Hey Lex, you want to do the troll number list or you want me to?

Joey

October 5th, 2011
12:45 pm

Dogs Smell, you’re a Techie right? Well, SC was better than anybody you’ve played so far, and nobody on your schedule equals Boise.

The difference in our records so far is we lost to a Top 20 team and a Top 5 team.

schmeckdawg

October 5th, 2011
12:47 pm

Texas Dawg

October 5th, 2011
11:44 am
Herschel’s first touchdown carry came in Knoxville. So will Crowell’s.

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IC has several rushing TD’s already!