Notebook: Georgia TE Jay Rome decides to play basketball

Jay Rome (L) scored 33 points for Valdosta against Norcross in the playoffs as a senior last season. (AJC photo)

Jay Rome (L) scored 33 points for Valdosta against Norcross in the playoffs as a senior last season. (AJC photo)

ATHENS – Add another name to the list of football players planning to play basketball at Georgia.

Jay Rome, a freshman tight end from Valdosta, said he recently received the blessing of basketball coach Mark Fox to come out for basketball after the football season in over. Rome will join fellow freshman Nick Marshall on the hardwood.

“I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be able to start working with the team but me and my father talked with Coach Fox a week or so ago and basketball is definitely going to happen,” said Rome, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound forward. “In high school, I always thought basketball was my favorite sport, but I figured I’d have a better chance to play football in college. But over the past month or so, I decided I wanted to play basketball again because I missed it so much.”

Rome was a three-time player of the year at Valdosta, where he averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds his senior season. Rome’s father Stan Rome starred in basketball and football at Clemson in the 1970s. A four-star signee in football, Jay Rome is being redshirted in that sport this season.

“Me and [sophomore forward] Marcus Thornton have become good friends up here,”  said Rome, who expects to play small forward with the Bulldogs. “We talked a lot and hang out a lot and he talked me into coming out.”

Replacing Malcolm Mitchell

Receivers coach Tony Ball said the Bulldogs will miss Malcolm Mitchell’s big-play ability but does not see his absence this week due to a hamstring injury radically altering the receiving corps.

“We’re certainly going to miss an element on offense, but other players have got to step up,” Ball said. “That’s what we expect. I imagine Michael Bennett or Marlon Brown or T.K. [Tavarres King] or Chris Conley will step up. Those guys understand that. They’ve got to make plays.”

Ball said Mitchell, who averages 17.5 yards on 25 receptions, is not necessarily faster than the rest of the receivers. He’s merely opportunistic and determined.

“I think there’s comparable speed. I just think Malcolm has taken advantage of his opportunities. He’s where he’s supposed to be and he’s able to make the play when it comes to him. That’s a big part of it.”

They said it

Quarterback Aaron Murray surrounded by reporters Tuesday at Georgia’s weekly media day and being asked what the Bulldogs needed to do to cut down on turnovers when senior tight end Aron White, who was walking by, decided to chime in.

“Yeah, no interceptions,” White interjected.

Murray deadpanned a response. “Yeah, no holding!”

White’s holding penalty against Tennessee was the first of four in a row by Georgia in the fourth quarter Saturday that led to a second-and-56-yards-to-go.

“Touche’!” replied White as he retreated toward the locker room.

Injury report

Cornerback Branden Smith suffered a slight “stinger” on his flattening hit of Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers. But he was able to complete the game and is practicing this week.

“That’s part of football,” Smith told reporters. “All spring, all summer, I tried to be a physical player. Ever since I got up here, everybody said I wasn’t a physical player, so this year I’ve been working on being physical with the receivers and running backs. Hard work is paying off.”

It looks like wide receiver Rantavious Wooten will miss his fourth consecutive game with a concussion he suffered in a car accident last month. The junior once

Etc. . . .

Captains for the Vanderbilt game are center Ben Jones, offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, cornerback Brandon Boykin and special teams player Kosta Vavlas. . . . After facing the league’s top-ranked third-down conversion team in Tennessee (56.3 percent), the Bulldogs will square off versus the SEC’s 12th-ranked team in the category in Vanderbilt (18.5 percent). Georgia is seventh in the conference in third-down conversions at 38.6 percent.

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CMR is a Fine Man

October 11th, 2011
11:11 pm

Columbus

October 11th, 2011
11:40 pm

UGA wins this game. Vandy will not be able to score more than 10 points.

Go Dawgs!

PowerDawg

October 11th, 2011
11:58 pm

No let downs, boys. Destroy Vandy. Expose them for the weak, barely competitive team that they are. No taking a knee late in the fourth. Shut them out if you can. Score big and often. You must keep the momemtum flowing and the skills sharpened for the schedule ahead.

I have complete faith in you guys. GATA!

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
12:08 am

We need to beat the truly great teams. We need to have winning record vs teams who finish Top 25. And, we need to put cupcakes away, not lose to them. We also need to quit wasting talent.

Big Wally Butts

October 12th, 2011
12:16 am

Doesn’t matter. After the game the usual suspects will talk about how Vandy stinks and a win over them is insignificant and Georgia still hasn’t beaten anyone and the coaches gotta go and blah, blah, blah.

DawgByte

October 12th, 2011
12:19 am

Has Rome played this year or are they planning to put a red shirt on him?

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
12:48 am

Nick Marshall is a fine looking young man who has played in every football game. He is smart. He could have been redshirted for how we have wasted him, with his hands not throwing the football to him on offense, especially given that besides Orson Charles and now hamstring Malcolm Mitchell, we don’t have any receivers. I would say that Nick Marshall is the most wasted football player on our roster this season, except for Ray Drew who didn’t get to play at all until Coastal Carolina and then the last 2 cupcakes. We just lack coaching on offense to recognize talent and where they fit in on our team; it has been this way for years and years. Both Nick Marshall and Malcolm Mitchell, both, have the same skill set, are both the same size and should be playing the same position, right now. Will Nick Marshall make it as a defensive back ? Absolutely. We should be throwing to him Saturday, obviously. I still don’t understand how Amarlo Herrera did not start against 2 different teams already this season; what are we thinking when we see these type players ? Being very honest about it, Christian LeMay could not afford to be redshirted this season; and if my job was on the line, I would have played him a few snaps long before now. Hutson Mason has proven with the time we have seen him, that he too, should have had plenty of opportunities to get some snaps against all these 5 cupcakes in a row we have been playing these last 5 weeks now; and instead all he has is Coastal Carolina. Everyone waiting around for The Best Quarterback in The Entire SEC to hit on all cylinders for a whole game; him included, Mark Richt, Mike Bobo and ALL the fans. So, why with 5 cupcakes in a row including now Vandie, has Hutson Mason not been given so much as 1 snap except only Coastal Carolina ?

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
12:49 am

Jay Rome we haven’t played at all.

Mark Fox will do a far better job of fitting in Jay Rome and Nick Marshall into The Georgia Bulldogs’ Men’s Basketball team than either have been used by the football team’s coaching staff. You watch. Same guys. Same school. Same opponents. Better utilized.

Let the season play out TampaDawg says. For what ? Like Chip Towers says in this blog, there isn’t a team we have played these 5 weeks in a row of cupcakes AND there isn’t one coming up. Chip Towers says Georgia tek is ranked, and if they finish being ranked there is something wrong with the ranking system. In other words, we don’t play anybody this season after our Quarterback GAVE THE GAME AWAY to Stephen Garcia and made Stephen Garcia the better Quarterback than HE that day on the field, head-to-head. Handed them the football game. No way we should have lost to South Carolina. When the game was on the line, Aaron Murray got happy feet and handed the football to South Carolina, again and again and again. He did the same thing to Ole Miss but they were too sorry to take advantage of it. He overthrows wide-open receivers for TD after TD. He flings his little body on the ground afraid to get hit. He averages 1 yards a carry his entire career here and yet all these QB average all so much better every year by direct comparison. Not last year. Both years. All years. He has been here since practice for the bowl game December 2008.

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
12:50 am

You have picked on me. And, I have addressed the 11 years. It is you who has not, sir.

As for all 11 years, I see you neatly duck the fact that Mark Richt is 3 wins (2001 beat # 4 vols – Lost 4 games ended up # 5 team in The SEC in polls) (2005 beat # 6 LSU – Lost 3 games ended up the # 3 team in The SEC in polls) and (2006, Six (6) Seasons ago beating # 9 Auburn – Lost 4 games ended up # 5 SEC team in polls.) and 10 Losses – EVERY OTHER GAME EVERY OTHER OF ALL 11 YEARS vs teams who finished AP Poll Top 10.

Duck we are 17-26 vs teams who finish AP Poll Top 25 all 11 years.

Have Lost 18 games vs teams who would not have finished in the AP Poll Top 25 without their win over us : CUPCAKES. Teams who had no business beating us all 11 years. You don’t like it. Go read someone else. You have a cursor just like I do.

txdawg

October 12th, 2011
12:53 am

Rome has not played a snap. He will be redshirted along with quite a few. Cannot wait to get Tree back, but hell, the replacements have been so damn good! Love the depth!

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
1:08 am

TampaDawg October 9th, 2011 9:54 pm

“Thomas Brown your skewing the facts again .. “Of course, we could still lose to a UNRANKED CUPCAKE like we have done 10 times in 10 previous seasons of Mark Richt. Nice Offense we’ve got.” Most of those losses to bad teams came last year. Not very easy to find cupcake losses under CMR in the first 8 years of his coaching record now is it.”

CUPCAKE LOSSES Mark Richt all 11 years :

10/02/2010 @ Colorado (5-7) L
12/31/2010 vs. Central Florida (11-3) L
09/11/2010 @ *South Carolina (9-5) L
10/30/2010 vs. *Florida (8-5) L
10/03/2009 vs. *Louisiana State (9-4) L
10/10/2009 @ *Tennessee (7-6) L
11/21/2009 vs. *Kentucky (7-6) L
09/05/2009 @ Oklahoma State (9-4) L
11/29/2008 vs. Georgia Tech (9-4) L
09/08/2007 vs. *South Carolina (6-6) L
10/06/2007 @ *Tennessee (10-4) L
10/07/2006 vs. *Tennessee (9-4) L
10/14/2006 vs. *Vanderbilt (4-8) L
11/04/2006 @ *Kentucky (8-5) L
11/01/2003 vs. *Florida (8-5) L
11/02/2002 vs. *Florida (8-5) L
12/28/2001 vs. Boston College (8-4) L
11/10/2001 vs. *Auburn (7-5) L

18 teams who end that season with 5 or more losses, and none of whom would end in the Top 25 without their WINS over Mark Richt that season.

LIAR they all came just only last year, 1 bad year. B.S.

poof!!!

October 12th, 2011
1:30 am

Christian Conley is going to step up.

RED DOG 77

October 12th, 2011
1:58 am

Hope Rome and Marshall both have a ball playing “roundball”………just don’t get carried away and forget the football field. Basketball is an excellent game to keep in shape year-round with, but both of you guys are going to be heavily counted on to bring us that National Championship we all want so badly…………..besides, your chances in the NFL are much greater than the NBA. Now go out there, keep your noses clean, and GATA…………RED

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
2:25 am

Alec Ogletree. Let’s get this out of the way too. We have nothing but itty-bitty small guys in the entire secondary. We have 1 guy who can defend the forward pass. Alec Ogletree. What do we do ? Like David Pollack, the greatest football player in UGA history to have his hands on the ground, they make him into a LB and he doesn’t know and isn’t trained for that position.
Started Five (5) Games as a Freshman at Strong Safety. Honor Roll student, like myself every single quarter. 4.6 Nike time in 4-yard dash. 6’ 3” by all accounts. Newnan. All America Under Armour. USA Today 1st team All America. Parade All America. AJ-C Super 11. Class AAAAA Player of the Year. All Decade. All State 1st team. No 2 best in entire state, a state which typically finds only 3 other states with more such players who go on to the NFL but which recently nowadays actually finds only 2 other states with more such players. Mark Richt has such a cushy job. Especially when the DISNEYdawgs.com run in here to say how GREAT he has been 2001 through 2011 with an “SEC” chumpionship 2002 when only a 4-Loss Auburn was the only other team ranked in the Coaches’ Poll Top 25 for all of 2002 – Losing to an unranked Florida team whom Mark Richt’s offense went 0-11 against all game (And, not again the post by other bloggers today that Mark Richt averages the # 52 Total Offense all 11 years.) And an “SEC Championship” 2005 when in fact we ended up with 3 Losses and the # 3 ranked team in The SEC in all the polls. Not # 1 best in The SEC 2005, but # 3 best in The SEC. This is what we hand Mark Richt. This is what he has accomplished. And, please quit the whining about 2007 when LSU beat two (2) teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 10 while Mark Richt beat NONE. Mark Richt was NOT hosed by the BCS 2007. Not.
MaxPreps # 2 Safety in the entire nation. ESPN # 4 Safety nationally. Rivals # 3 best Safety in the Unites States of America. Scout.com # 3 Safety in America – the media guide is INCORRECT.
He is good in run support. He is BETTER at Safety than Inside Linebacker. They bulked him up, adding 25 lbs. of weight to remove the 1 best player in our sorry secondary. He also should have been playing wide receiver, obviously with his hands. I watched Fred Biletnikoff live at Fulton County stadium with my season tickets. I know what soft hands look like when I see them. Instead, we trot out these pretenders and wonder why only Malcolm Mitchell besides Orson Charles make the plays. 400 meter, 100 meter, long jump. You did not letter on the track team as I. I played db. I played basketball. I lettered in 4 sports. How many did you letter in ? If you are the WR coach, you are supposed to recognize this, not complain that the guys who have not made the plays, need to step up Saturday.

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
2:26 am

Right Foot. Have you broken your right foot ? I have. It is 8 weeks. That is AFTER Florida. Can you speed that up ? Sure, with all the facilities, except for an indoor practice field and real basketball gym with 20,000 seats, we could shave maybe 2 of these weeks off. Should we ?

DISNEYdawgs.com have told the poster posting daily that his opinion is that Alec Ogletree should take medical redshirt. Well, he will be here 3 years.

Alec Ogletree did not even play in the 1st game last year. He then did NOT start the 1st seven (7) games on a 6-7 football team which we have to go all the way back to 1953 to find an UGA team who Lost more games. Even I didn’t watch them that year. We started him at WR in game 8. In game 9, back to the bench. Low and Behold in week 10 of a 13-game season (14 games nowadays for the top football programs), Alec Ogletree Started in our lousy horrible secondary.

Good Heavens is all I can say. Game 10 of 13-game season, he gets start at Strong Safety. Look if our coaching staff are all such geniuses, then why have we LOST 10 games vs 13 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 10 all 11 years ? Why have they Lost 18 games vs teams who without their win over us would NOT have been ranked in the AP Poll Top 25 all 11 years ? Why are they 17-26 vs teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 all 11 years. Have I coached ? Yes. Have I played ? A lot more than you have. Were you a walk-on at UGA ? I think not.

29 Scholarships given out for 2011 (and no we do not have a full complement and gave 8 walk-ons just the other day scholarships none of whom have yet to play on offense or defense) and it is not this coaching staff’s fault that they are GONE ? They have NOT WASTED TALENT ? They are Not going to make the wrong decision AGAIN with Alec Ogletree ? Ok, let’s say you’re right and I am wrong, Ok ? Let’s say the 29 we should just say Ok, Good Riddance to. Bad choices by the coaching staff, right ? Right or Wrong ? Bad Choices ? That’s what you said. If so, then what’s to say MORE will not be the same ? Albert Einstein.
Play the season out and then complain. You said that last year.

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
2:27 am

And, the year before.
And, the year before that.
And, the year before that.
Have I gotten to Seven (7) seasons yet.
The ones before THAT TOO until 7 seasons ago. And, what was it we did Seven (7) seasons ago ? Lost 3 games, ended up # 3 team in The SEC in every poll. I actually thought we did well that year. I actually consider 2005 our best season. Let’s look at it, shall we ? Florida a lousy stinking Florida team beat us when this great and wondrous coaching staff told us all how great Joe Tereshinski III is at QB. Remember ? They saw the same game we did, and the next year but him AHEAD of Matthew Stafford. They put Joe Cox ahead of Matthew Stafford too, in case you don’t want to face ANY of the facts of the 11 years and how we have WASTED TALENT around here.

Wait until the season is over.

Young team with 22 seniors and 25 juniors.

B.S.

I have no confidence that this coaching staff will make the right decision with Alec Ogletree who will play here 3 years – including this one- and be gone. Remember Knowshon Moreno ? Saw the best running back in 25 years 2 years. Then, taken with the 7th pick overall in the NFL Draft as the 7th best football player of all positions in the entire world. As for what he did here or is doing in the NFL, excuse me – he has been, was, and is great. That was as obvious as Alec Ogletree. Now, isn’t it ?

Oh, get him back for Florida. Florida sucks. No QB. No Special Teams. Rookie coach with zero experience looking totally bewildered on the sidelines; has fire. But, has failed to teach his kids how to not lose the football. Rule # 1 of football – don’t lose the football. Some might say Rule # 1 of football is OL and DL; can’t argue that – especially with us DEAD LAST IN THE WORLD AT THAT EVERY YEAR.

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
2:28 am

We lose to Florida 2-8 and DISNEYdawgs.com actually believe Mark Richt is on the hotseat and without predicting 11-3 and sitting back and saying well we beat NO ONE; let’s keep him 11-3, if Mark Richt can beat Florida, he is BACK. Back to what, pray tell ?

All 11 years, he has done the same. # 52 Total Offense. Lose to teams finishing Top 10. Lose to teams finishing Top 25. Lose to 18 teams who should not have finished Top 25 and of those 18 a total of 8 did manage to make the Top 25 but would not have, none of the 8 without their win over Mark Richt Loses to Bad Teams all 11 years too – spread out all 11 years. Not 1 bad year.

Speed Alec Ogletree back 2 weeks early for Florida. UNRANKED FLORIDA.
With home games vs hapless CUPCAKE New Mexico State, unranked Auburn whom you all told me was no good, unranked hapless CUPCAKE Kentucky, and winless over any good team Georgia tek. I mean wow.

What kind of a bowl opponent are you expecting this season ? We haven’t had 1 good opponent all 11 years in any bowl game, while the rest of the nation is glued to the top teams facing off, on the National Stage at the end of the Year.

Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
2:29 am

So, who do you expect this year for the bowl game ?

I am 100 confident that if we back into The SEC CG, that (1) DISNEYdawgs.com will act like we are the 2nd Coming and (2) we will be murderized.

I don’t know what we do with the talent around here; but I know this : we have wasted it for 11 years; and it is never more evident than from the list of 29 who this staff gave Scholarships to to play 2011 and are not. Good Riddance means that the staff chose wrong, or failed to coach them up, or failed to motivate. If it is the fault of the 29, then whose fault is it they were given the scholarships ? You just can’t answer it, about the 29 (not funny but wasted), about the 11 years, or about what is going to Albert Einstein the future recruits to also not be wasted. We have no sense of urgency.

And, of course, that is the fault of the fans. If we all got after them to GATA, we might actually do something with all this talent, averaging # 7 ranking every year all 11 years – and instead finding us after 2005 the # 27 team in won/lost record with no meaningful win.

Let’s talk about Alec Ogletree and what great decision this staff will make with him or how he is wasted as well, shall we ?

WtfWruthnkn

October 12th, 2011
3:15 am

Thomas brown . You are either a wacko or in need of serious therapy. Maybe get a wife, job, kids, hobby, or a life. Ultimately it’s just a game for entertainment purposes. Geez such a loser. No one cares about your rants.

WtfWruthnkn

October 12th, 2011
3:16 am

…..and don’t get me started on the losers that say ” first” and then no other comments

clay

October 12th, 2011
3:37 am

why aren’t you coaching thomas brown, since you know everything

dawgerbrown

October 12th, 2011
5:15 am

Thomas Brown……time to get off your computer in the basement now. Your mommy has your spaghetti-o’s ready. After that maybe you can do some online gaming while the rest of us in the real world go to work and get on with life.

Cmon man

October 12th, 2011
5:43 am

Thomas brown what the hell are you talking about? You are up from 12:30 to 2:30am complaining dude you have no life I think we need to take up a collection to help you get laid or something because you are starting to worry me relax dude its just a GAME!

Robinwood

October 12th, 2011
6:33 am

@ Thomas Brown

Wow.

Robinwood

October 12th, 2011
6:44 am

Our coaches are our coaches, and until the folks that have buildings with their names on them in Athens demand a change, we must play the hand we’re dealt. I would love to think that during a quiet moment in the day, CMR hops online to check the blogs here and a message board or two, just to see what the fan on the street thinks, but we all know it ain’t happening. And would you really want someone who ruled by committee anyway?

We pay the man $10,000/day to lead our football team and win games. The last few years hasn’t held up to UGA tradition, so we’re going to be disgruntled. Despite a rocky start and a quirk in the schedule, we’ve made four weeks of lemonade. The task still remains: Beat Florida, Auburn and Tech and so it in a manner befitting of Georgia Football. GO DAWGS!

Cro-Magnon Man

October 12th, 2011
7:08 am

Thomas Brown is a loser. And Robinwood, Coach Richt or none of the other coaches care what is on this blog. Give Thomas Brown a call. He’s got to be at his Waffle House job at 5:45 am.

Where can i find the game?

October 12th, 2011
7:14 am

Is the game only gonna be on Espn3? Last time it said that for the Coastal Carolina game it was blacked out in my area, will this one be blacked out?

Cmon man

October 12th, 2011
7:17 am

Its official thomas clown is uga’s version of harvey updyke jr! If uga dont win the sec, bcs championship, the superbowl, the world series and the nba finals this year, we all will know who put sugar in cmr’s gas tank and who turned the hedges at sanford stadium purple! Relax a little bit thomas clown you might just enjoy this thing we call life!!!!!

Dawg Gone

October 12th, 2011
7:18 am

Trolling trolling trolling tho the streams are swollen,Thomas keeps a-trolling along (sung to the tune of the old Rawhide theme song) .

JB

October 12th, 2011
7:22 am

Yes, winning the last 4 games has been an improvement……..Yes, read that again….Us beating 4 very average teams an improvement. Should never have to write that. I have been hard on this staff ( not team) as I have to look back to 2009 to see win over a ranked team. It’s not the players fault that our roster doesn’t have enough OL or last year enough DL. I am pleased that Mark has run off some people. I am pleased at the aggressive play calling last week. I am pleased he’s letting some talented freshmen play.I’ll be happier when we beat a ranked team. I am not pleased at our second half performance against MSU or Tenn. on offense. We lose to good teams playing like that. I have come to the realization that Richt will win 8, maybe 9 games this year and will be back.

Niceville Dawg

October 12th, 2011
7:24 am

I’ve got it!Lets hire T.Brown and fire everyone else.We’ll never lose again….No life troll…

Niceville Dawg

October 12th, 2011
7:27 am

Game ’s gonna be on Fox Sports South.

JB

October 12th, 2011
7:29 am

The real measure for this team, believe it or not will come in the Dome. If Richt can beat Florida, we will represent the East in the Dome. Yes, Carolina will lose another game and they will have 2 conference losses and we should have but 1, thus we go to the Dome. We will play the winner of the Bama/LSU game. That will be interesting.

chilidawg

October 12th, 2011
7:30 am

Just tell Murray to take 5 yards off the deep ball so King can cath it.

chilidawg

October 12th, 2011
7:32 am

*catch. Although watching him cath it would be pretty funny.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
7:33 am

Big Wally Butts

October 12th, 2011
12:16 am

“Doesn’t matter. After the game the usual suspects will talk about how Vandy stinks and a win over them is insignificant and Georgia still hasn’t beaten anyone and the coaches gotta go and blah, blah, blah.”

Why wait? I’ll tell you right now (as if someone should need to tell you) that Vandy is the perennial doormat of the SEC and that they are currently rebuilding their program after their Head Coach quit just before the 2009 season began and left them with a relatively unknown assistant as an interim Head Coach for the 2010 season.

Georgia has played exactly two (2) games that should not qualify as automatic win scrimmages. Georgia has defeated no team that has an SEC conference win on their record this season.

Zero, zilch, nada.

So please, don’t come onto this blog next week whining about how “nobody thought Georgia could beat Vandy”. Just don’t do it. You’re embarrassing yourself and the Georgia Bulldog football program when you make such blatantly false claims.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
7:38 am

@JB

RE: SECCG
You planning on having the team call in sick for the Auburn game?

Your father

October 12th, 2011
7:39 am

Thomas Brown- Pollack never played linebacker at georgia. You are such a disgrace to the fine man who’s name you stole to post under. Go pound sand. Or get therapy.

Cmon man

October 12th, 2011
7:40 am

i promise some of you people are starting to sound like tech fans after they lose to uga every year “well you only won by 3 pts so it doesnt count” quit the crying a win is a win if you wim by 30 pts or 1pt its all the same. In case some of didnt know there is no bonus in the win column for blow out its all the same. In the words of the late al davis ” just win baby”

King Dawg

October 12th, 2011
7:43 am

Thomas Brown, why don’t you use that big ol’ imagination you have to come up with an original name and stop embarrassing a true Dawg in the REAL Thomas Brown. You’re another garbage fan with nothing better to do than post negative propaganda on a message board devoted to TRUE FANS.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
7:49 am

SECCG – East Division Champion

South Carolina:
1. Lost to Auburn
2. Will lose to Arkansas.
3. Will lose to Florida

Florida:
1. Lost to Alabama
2. Lost to LSU
3. Will lose to Auburn

Georgia:
1. Lost to South Carolina
2. Will lose to Florida
3. Will lose to Auburn

Who is the winner of this highly plausible three-way tie? That will be the East Division Champ.
Looks like it will be Florida, since they will be the only team to have no losses against East Division opponents.

Cmon man

October 12th, 2011
7:54 am

@ hopelessly devoted you seem to be pretty good at predicting the future what will the winning number be for tonights powerball drawing?

no dog

October 12th, 2011
7:57 am

BuLL was an Honor Roll Student….trust hime.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
8:00 am

@Cmon man

There is no skill involved in choosing random numbers. My prognostications are based upon empirical evidence gathered by observing these football programs in action. I could be wrong, but you must admit that my estimates are reasonable.

Last year’s East Division Champion had three conference losses. I don’t see enough improvement in the division this year to cause me to believe that this year’s Division Champ should not have an equivalent conference record.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
8:07 am

All of that said, an 8-4 record will be adequate to justify a raise and contract extension for Coach Richt.

Why?

Because I’m Hopelessly Devoted.

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
8:09 am

Most Likely Upset:

Florida over Auburn

@Thomas Brown

October 12th, 2011
8:09 am

One word: Meds.

They’ll definitely help.

Spaceman Spiff

October 12th, 2011
8:09 am

Thomas Brown, JB, Hopelessly Devoted = all one in the same…

One question remains, why doesn’t the Thomas Brown wanna-be tell us why he is using that name as his handle? Must be soooo in love with him…I hope that his mommy doesn’t catch him with pictures of the real TB…

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
8:10 am

Second Most Likely Upset:

South Carolina over Florida

Hopelessly Devoted

October 12th, 2011
8:12 am

Believe it or not Spaceman, there is more than one CFB fan out here who isn’t high on the KoolAid.

Even if they are Hopelessly Devoted.