Notebook: WRs Brown, Bennett come through big in Mitchell’s absence

NASHVILLE – Georgia’s Marlon Brown said he’s still not 100 percent recovered from the ankle injury that sidelined him for two games. But he proved to be pretty good at 90 percent.

The junior split end from Memphis had a career night in the Bulldogs’ 33-28 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. He finished with a career-best 121 yards on four catches and recorded two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder.

“It was great having Marlon back,” said quarterback Aaron Murray, who registered career highs in attempts (38), completions (22) and yards (326) and threw three touchdowns. “He’s been banged up the last few weeks and still isn’t 100 percnet. He told me before the game he was like 85 or 90 percent and he had a great performance today. Hopefully by Florida he’ll be 100 percent.”

“It feel pretty good right now,” Brown said with a laugh shortly after the game concluded. “But I really can’t take any credit for it. I have to give most of the credit to the offensive line blocking, the running backs blocking and to the quarterback making good throws.”

Brown played only sparingly in the previous two games and none against Coastal Carolina and Ole Miss due to his injury. But he and Michael Bennett were being counted on Saturday to fill in for leading receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Bennett, who got the start at split end, also had a career night with 7 catches for 89 yards.

But Brown’s 75-yarder proved to be the difference in the game. It came on third-and-10 with 13:57 remaining in the game.

“You live for games like this, close games, hard-fought games,” Brown said. “We just made a few more plays then them and we won.. That’s always good.”

Meanwhile, Murray didn’t care much for talking about his record-setting night.

“We knew it was going to be a battle and we’re just happy to get out of here with a W,” the sophomore quarterback said. “We’ve won five games in a row and we’ve got a lot of work to do still. So that’s all I’m thinking about.”

Busy night for Walsh

It was another up and down night for Georgia kicker Blair Walsh.

On the up side, the senior from Boca Raton, Fla., booted a 53-yard field goal and added successful kicks of 44, 36 and 28 yards. On the down side, he missed two more tries, upping his missed-kick total to eight for the season. He’s 12-of-20 on the season.

I just got off to a slow start. The 20-yarder off the post was just unlucky,” Walsh said. “I came back with a 53-yarder and made three after that so I can’t complain.”

Special teams struggling

It was another tough night for Georgia’s special teams play. The Bulldogs gave up a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 43-yard gain on a fake punt on fourth-and-13 at the Vanderbilt 22 and a blocked punt with seven seconds left in the game that could have been disastrous.

“Five SEC wins in a row is good but it’s time for us to get re-focused get our feet back under us and be focused and ready for this Florida game coming up,” said punter Drew Butler, who had two punts for a 46 yard average. “We enough talent on this team where if we just do what we’re supposed to do we shouldn’t have breakdowns like we did tonight.”

On the positive side, Georgia’s Orson Charles also blocked a punt and it led to a Bulldogs’ touchdown.

Etc. . .

Bacarri Rambo hurt his leg at the end of the game but Richt does not believe it to be serious. . . .Georgia’s five-game winning streak is its first since 2007 when it won seven in a row to end that season. The Bulldogs won their first four in 2008 for an 11-game streak. . . .

Brandon Boykin ran a play as the quarterback in the “Wild Dog” formation in the first quarter. He was tackled for no gain on the play. . . . Rambo, Boykin and Shawn Williams each had interceptions. . . . Vanderbilt’s kickoff return for touchdown was the first Georgia has allowed since Auburn’s Demond Washington in 2009. . . .

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George Stein's Paralegal

October 16th, 2011
1:29 am

Beautiful weather in Nashville….that game was too close

Larry Ware

October 16th, 2011
1:32 am

Perhaps an ugly win will helps not to be overconfident going into Jacksonville……special teams are horrible….we miss Warren Belin…..who incidently came from Vandy before coming to UGA….

merbertmoover

October 16th, 2011
2:12 am

ok, so here’s my take – although this game was extremely painful to watch and altogether unenjoyable, you gotta think that maybe it’s good that the dawgs almost got beat tonight. because that will hopefully make them realize that they have to work a helluva lot harder to win out the rest of the year…and with the week off, maybe it can help them refocus?

merbertmoover

October 16th, 2011
2:14 am

you know, so they don’t walk around campus for the next two weeks thinking they the bee’s knees and stuff because they won 5 straight?

SLCDawg

October 16th, 2011
3:18 am

Rambo hurt his leg, or had it hurt for him? I heard he was stomped after last play.

Burbank Dawg

October 16th, 2011
4:02 am

Two things:

-I hope this game will serve as a wake up call to the Dawgs. Just because the Crockodiles are down this year doesn’t mean we should expect to win that game in J’ville.

-When Mark Richt decides to leave UGA, I hope Grantham is given a chance to be the head coach. He’s got that fire!

Thomas Brown

October 16th, 2011
4:31 am

“Just like at the end of a play. When a play’s over, it’s over. Go to the sideline. We didn’t do a very good job of that at times. Tempers do get flared up. I don’t mind our blood getting hot but we have to be able to get excited or maybe even angry but not foul.”

I read Todd Grantham’s lips saying clearly “That is B.S.” He wanted a piece of James Franklin who is an offensive coordinator quarterbacks’ coach at Kansas State and Maryland – not exactly a stellar background, now is it ? After Gus Malzahn turned down the Vandie job, along with everyone else, he backed into the job. He has not beat anyone. His Vandie offense is # 116 in the nation and his defense is not in the Top 25, either. He nearly beat us; what does that tell you ? Our net punting is # 85 in the nation. Our punt returns are # 66 in the nation. Our kick-off returns are # 40 in the nation. Mark Richt thinks he does not need special teams’ coaching, right and can use all walk-ons, right. Our QB is # 70 worst in the nation at being sacked. And, we are for good measure # 48 in the nation at sacking opposing quarterbacks. Our head coach continues to blame everyone on his own team for what happens as the storyline of the game : today it was the melee at the end of the game about the dirty play of Vandie throughout. Well, that and Mark Richt settling for 6 field goals against a cupcake – I guess we blame that on Aaron Murray who is now # 71 in the nation at 3rd Down Conversions. Isaiah Crowell had double-digit carries for 3.5 yards per rush, in yet another attempt by Mark Richt to hide a SUSPENSION this year. Look Mark Richt, that was CUPCAKE and your coaching and not backing up your players, which is legendary now, as about the sloppiest football game I can ever recall seeing. You’re fortunate that with their wide receiver wide open in the right corner of the end zone on the final play, that your defense hit Jordan Rodgers’ arm as he threw – otherwise you lose your job with those post-game comments – you wuss.

Win P

October 16th, 2011
5:56 am

After watching the last few minutes of each of the last 4 SEC victories, I need a week off. At times watching UGA is very painful. To paraphase Dickens,”these are the best of times and the worst of times”. UGA has shown flashes of good play and some down right ugly play.

Samuels…must have played his heart out and you cannot help but love the guy’s efforts, but he is a straight line runner. It’s painful to watch him run for negative yards.

Why with 7 seconds left in the game,4th down and Vandy with no time outs remaining, UGA attempts a punt?
Why not let Murray or somebody with good hands run around for 7 seconds? If the ball carrier hangs on to the ball, these is no way Vandy could run an offensive play in less than 7 seconds. So you attempt a punt and give Vandy another opportunity to score. So much for 20-20 hindsight.

Win P

October 16th, 2011
6:01 am

Should be there is not these is, sorry

Inlet Dawg

October 16th, 2011
6:14 am

You’re damn right I am a Coach Gratham fan!!!!He’s got fire in his belly!!!

Thomas Brown

October 16th, 2011
7:17 am

“I hate the fact that at the end of the game we can’t shake hands and get off the field like gentlemen,” Mark Richt said, and added: “We are grown men and we all need to act that way.”

Macclenny_dawg

October 16th, 2011
7:19 am

This is another example of poor coaching!!! This game was way too close and it should have been over at halftime!!! No killer instinct EVER!!! The reason we are not a great team is we never put anybody away early so we never get our backups in the game. So when a new year starts we have no game experience. You want your guys too play hard then coach like Grantham and stick up for your players!!! Richt is just too laid back!!! My worst fears for this season looks like it will come true!!! Richt wins enough games to keep his job!!! But as long as Richt is here i am sad to say we will never win another championship!!! For all you guys that want to keep him just remember Auburn fired Tubberville and he won them a national championship and had a good record also. But they was smart enough to see that they had come complacent!!! I think that turned out for them ok!!!

Mike Mobley

October 16th, 2011
7:30 am

UGA has won five in a row, three of them SEC road wins!!!!!We should be proud of this, it is very hard to win on road.UGA is not Bama or LSU, so quit trying to compare.UGA is a good young team that will improve with more experience.

Thomas Brown

October 16th, 2011
7:40 am

Bacarri Rambo intercepts the football with 1 minute 20 seconds to go and 30 yards of open field before he has to knee the football, with Vandie having 2 time-outs only. 1st Down. Substitution PENALTY – our 11th Penalty in the game leaving us # 85 in the nation in penalties this season, none worse than this 1. 1st and 15, now, Richard Samuel sideways for minus yards. 1st of 2 time-outs. 2nd and 17 now, Richard Samuel sideways for minus yards. 2nd of 2 time-outs called. 3rd Down and 21 yards to go, Richard Samuel straight forward – wow, who thought up that play call for his coachless OFFENSE ? Time-out UGA 15 seconds 4th Down at our own 45, having started this “drive to win the game with these Offensive Geniuses calling this offense and our Starting QB not checking out of them or if he did, to these wondrous plays on Offense yet again.” Walk-ons nothing but walk-ons on the Punt Team and the nation’s best punter, who should be kicking field goals too as he will be doing in the NFL for the next 15 years, has the snap to him and # 11 walk-on Connor Norman just stands there on the edge all 5′ 9″ of him from Peachtree Ridge the year before last, and lets the Vandie defender blow by him. Turns around like well I don’t have anything I can do now. Just stands there, the walk-on. Probably 1 of the walk-ons given a Scholarship by Mark Richt with his 29 players who should have been playing last night and did not, who are just GONE, opening up these – aren’t these great stories about all our walk-ons getting Full Scholarship – replacements for the Good Riddance 4 and 5-Star players they replace on Scholarship for the 29 GONE. Connor Norman # 11 just stands there. Knowing full well he just gave Drew Butler a blocked punt, and instead of turning to go after the ball with 7 seconds remaining – leaves it to just only Drew Butler to save the day, as Drew Butler dives like a wild man into the pile and stops Vandie from winning the game. Connor Norman. No, we are not running out 15 seconds, but we MOST ASSUREDLY have our OFFENSE once again to thank for these awesome play calls with our CUPCAKE opponent having only 2 time-outs and us with the ball having kneed it at the Vandie 48 with 1:20 and called THESE PLAYS and penalties, or checked off to the them at the line. Just awesome offense, fantastic, won 5 games in a row and 6 more cupcakes to go including our cupcake bowl opponent for the 11th time in dispirited from birth Mark Richt’s tenure. Oh we’re great.

Hurt Kurbstreit

October 16th, 2011
7:56 am

Who is the special teams coach? He has a lot of work to do in the next two weeks. Hopefully we will be at full strength in two weeks for Florida.

WtfWruthnkn

October 16th, 2011
8:02 am

Thomas get a life or a hobby. Geez

dawgerbrown

October 16th, 2011
8:02 am

Thomas Brown…..although your hindsight observations are interesting and somewhat accurate. Gues wha? THERE’S ANOTHER TEAM ON THE FIELD DOING ALL IT CAN TO BEAT US AND KEEP US FROM US FROM MAKING THE PERFECT DECISION AND PERFECT PLAY EVERY TIME! You are a moron. Yeah, the 18-20 yr. olds don’t always do what we want. Yeah, sometimes the opposing coaches earn their pay and make strategic decisions that thwart ours. Yeah, it’s disappointing to see us lose the Special Teams battle game after game. But, that is why you play the game on the field and not on a computer. Things happen in the heat of battle that you can’t always control. Reading stats and watching replays of games is a cop-out.

Dr. Morpheus

October 16th, 2011
8:33 am

Does anyone care what “Thomas Brown” writes except “Thomas Brown?”

roughrider

October 16th, 2011
9:14 am

Another poorly coached game for UGA.

dog fan sitting on rocky top

October 16th, 2011
9:18 am

I can’t find GTBOB on the blogs this morning.

freshd

October 16th, 2011
9:23 am

I cant believe Bobo let Boykin play qb in the wildcat and Nic Marshall who was all state at qb sits on the bench. Great coaching.

Frank Lane

October 16th, 2011
9:32 am

Actually, watch the replay. Drew Butler took to long to get the kick off. In that situation when you know they are coming short leg it and get rid of the ball. That block was on Butler so it is good that he made the tackle.

FLORIDA DAWG

October 16th, 2011
9:39 am

WORST COACHED SPECIAL TEAMS PLAY I HAVE SEEN. WE NEED A COACH OR AT LEAST A PLAN FOR SPECIAL TEAMS IT HAS COST US MANY POINTS AND CERTAINLY MADE TO DAWGS LOOKED TOTALLY UNCOACHED. WE GOT 2 WEEKS TILL JACKSONVILLE, SOMEONE (COACH) COULD AT LEAST STA ND UP AT MEETING AND ANNOUCE THAT THERE MIGHT BE A FKE PUNT, HALF BACK MIGHT THROW THE BALL, QUARTER BACKS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN BALL A FEW THINGS LIKE THIS BUT NOT LIMUITED TO THESE.

1953dawg

October 16th, 2011
9:46 am

UGA is the worst coached team in the SEC. Hell now Vandy’s coaches can out coach them. The sad thing is this McGarity puppet will do what Adams wants and after UGA goes 7-5 he will allow Richt and this ovepaid coaching staff to perform it’s mediocrity for 3 or 4 more years. Congrats Richt, you have proven once again that you can’t outcoach anyone in the SEC, not even a first year head coach at Vandy. UGA had the worst game plan i’ve ever seen. The Vandy defensive and Offensive lines dominated UGA’s fat ass linemen. For Vandy to rush for 200 yards is a joke, and for Vandy to score 28 points shows that this UGA defense is a joke, and it had good numbers against 4 terrible offenses. This Vandy team had not scored a t.d in 2 games, yet it runs over UGA’s defense and scores 28 points. Florida and Auburn will embarrass this defense, and tech will run for 500 yards again. But UGA fans, you can celebrate the fact that your wonderful A.D. will renew Richt’s contract and keep this mindless head coach around for more ass whippings by the 7 SEC teams that have passed UGA the past 3 years. One last thing, how many times does this pathetic coaching staff watch as another team fakes a DAMN punt on them. That is all anyone needs to know about this inept coaching staff, that and 11 penalties, my GOD, the nightmare will continue in Jax. in 2 weeks, and go on and on for 3 or 4 more years. UGA is geting what it deserves, the worst coaching staff in the SEC

Bug Killer

October 16th, 2011
9:49 am

My only Q of Thomas Brown was the Crowell situation – if he violated a team rule and got benched for the 1st qtr., that’s news to me. I think his wrist injury had more to do with his PT, otherwise we would have seen him late (because you are right, Samuel can’t run off tackle and turn the corner). Like Mitchell, Richt wants him healthy for Florida. Otherwise, good post, dove tails well with Drew Butler’s comments which were, essentially, special teams guys were blowing assignments.

I can’t believe we fell for another fake punt, especially in light of the fact their 2 punters both stink. We should have been looking for that at any position on the field. Coaching.

They chop and cut blocked our big boys all night which is why Geathers threw a punch and Grantham had some words for their coach. If you taped the game go back and watch some of their running plays. I agree with posts re: CMR has to have Grantham’s back in that situation. “We have to act like grown men.” Please. Make your players want to run through a wall for you, Coach.

Bug Killer

October 16th, 2011
9:55 am

1953 –

Don’t underestimate McGarity. His predecessor was a puppet (I dare say “finger puppet?” – nah, that’s in poor taste), but I truly believe he will do what he thinks is right. Adams is to busy trying to become head of the NCAA, anyway.

Jordan

October 16th, 2011
10:14 am

A couple of comments about my alma mater

October 16th, 2011
10:45 am

UGA under Dr. Adams, has the goal of being a U of North Carolina. They do enjoy sprestige academically all over the USA. To some extent, UGA for many years has too, but on a much lesser scale. We can argue on and on but UGA within the SEC is a top drawer school, along with Florida and Vandy. Kids do desire to attend UGA from all over the nation BUT NOT like UNC has enjoyed for most of my 63 years …………..NC does enjoy that academic prestige and THAT is what Adams really wants for UGA. Dr. Knapp started UGA on this course about 25+ years ago, when he was UGA President after Dr. Davidson.

Under Adams, football is a sport that can raise some MEGA money from. He much prefers basketball ( like at UNC ) to be the dominant sport. Look at how he got so involved in hiring that Jim and Jim Harrick Jr. clown crew a few years back.

If the UGA Athletic Advisory Board deems it necessay to dump CMR, then it will be done. Adams does not want to offend the big money contributors. 8-4 season with losses to Boise, SC and say to Florida and AU or to Florida and GT? CMR will be gone. Right now at best CMR is on the firing line. Right now and last night was bad for him in MANY ways.

CMR now must run the tbale to survive. Last night caused those deep down in the belly rumblings for us UGA alumni. CMR must win vs Florida and all the rest for him to keep his job and LAND UGA IN A NY Day Bowl. Period. End of story.

UGA class of 71 & 73

John H

October 16th, 2011
11:00 am

I agree with the earlier comments, hopefully this game will provide lots of things to think about and improve on before heading the Jacksonville. This was a game that we played without Malcolm Mitchell and essentially without Isaiah Crowell, not to mention Cornelius Washington, and we still found a way to win despite being exhausted. It’s better to have things to work on in the off week then be too confident heading to a game where we always struggle. Let’s go dawgs!!! Keep working hard!

icallbs

October 16th, 2011
11:28 am

I can’t wait to see how the Grantham thing plays out. One thing is for sure, it is disturbing that Richt’s immediate reaction is to worry about decorum instead of defending his coach and players at least until he could gather more complete information. How do you think the players are going to feel (especially the defense) if Grantham is defending them against direct verbal attacks from the opposing head coach and their head coach verbally “spanks” the guy that is defending them?

I hate to say it, but Richt is losing me. Maybe I’m wrong and this is all on Grantham. It doesn’t appear to be but we’ll see.

kb

October 16th, 2011
11:30 am

Not the first time UGa has gone to vandy and had a gight on its hands, Hats off to Vandy for doing a good , job but why you people think one coach does something well he is out coaching another coach. Vandys fake punt was a good play, hats off to them, A win is a win and at the end of tthe year no one will care what the score was. And @ a couple of comments Mark Richt will be a t UGA next year unless he decides to go somewhere else, your speculation has no basis in fact. We were playing and have been playing without several injured players. No offense intended but you have no clue as to what your talking about.

SiddyBoy

October 16th, 2011
11:37 am

Looks like Drew Butler sat down, ate a Thanksgiving dinner(including dessert) and sipped coffee before he tried to kick the ball on the blocked punt !!! We knew they were sending everybody so why not get the ball off quickly ? With 7 seconds on clock the game is over right then.

tell me again

October 16th, 2011
12:00 pm

1953dawg – you’re running out of games there buddy – every week you say, “Wait till we lose to this team and that team – well, you’ve been wrong for 5 weeks now and will probably be wrong about the Gators as well – we’ll have all of our first string players back for that game. I think you and Thomas the “We suck even though we are winning” Brown are the same person. Go to the Tech boards and moan over a team that actually lost a game – we’re winning and a win is a win. Vandy is not a doormat – they were undefeated at home, have a new coach and were pulling out all of the stops to get a win. They had nothing to lose. We were on the road for the 3rd time in 4 weeks and all of those wins were SEC games – no mean feat. We played without Malcolm Mitchell, Crowell was not allowed to play much for whatever reason and several key defensive players are still out. We were sloppy and Vandy was motivated – a combinationn that usually results in a loss but we overcame all of that and yanked out a win. It’s amazing how so many supposed fans on this board bi##h and moan after a win as much or more than a loss! 5 WINS IN A ROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jrmdvm1

October 16th, 2011
12:05 pm

1953dawg….Of course Vandy’s coaches are so stupid that they did nothing to correct their mistakes and weaknesses from the games against their previous opponents. And of course, they changed nothing in their blocking schemes to face our 3-4 defense. They changed nothing to attempt to improve their running game. ( Sarcasm now finished ) Actually, they had a pretty good scheme, and added to their blocking style ( similar to the “cut” blocking used at Denver and at Georgia Tech ), their backs had some pretty good holes. I am glad that we faced that type of blocking, because we will see plenty of it in the last regular season game.

SiddyBoy…you are partially right, but why were we in a formation with only one “protector” when our usual protection scheme has 3 of them? I think that is the question. Did we not think they were going to try to block the punt? Did we think they were going to try to have a great return?

This win required some luck to overcome the players’ and coaches’ mistakes.

Terry

October 16th, 2011
12:47 pm

Every team has bad games. Even Bama, LSU, Florida, Auburn, and South Carolina, if you look back at everyone of the Championship seasons of Bama, LSU, Florida, and Auburn, they all had bad games against teams that they were suppose to blow out, winning is what counts, even when its an ugly win, what’s different this year, is they are winning those games, not like last year, in which we would have lost these games. I can live with a ugly win, better than a ugly loss.

fayncdawg

October 16th, 2011
12:50 pm

WHY WAS CROWELL “SUSPENDED?” I HOPE IT WASN’T FOR THAT FRUSTRATION SPIKE AGAINST THE VOLS IN THAT 2ND AND 57 OFFENSIVE SERIES! I KNOW GOOD AND WELL HE WASN’T THAT INJURED! SOMEBODY GIVE ME A REASON WHY CROWELL WAS NOT IN THERE FOR THAT LAST OFFENSIVE SERIES BEFORE DISASTER ALMOST STRUCK!

fayncdawg

October 16th, 2011
1:00 pm

mcclendfaw:

Spot on! As much as I love CMR, he will never win a NC! He won’t even win an SEC championship game (might not ever reach the SEC championship game). If we want an NC we need Kirby or Urban ASAP! CMR need to be in the ACC at either UNC, NCST, or Maryland!

Dawg Tired

October 16th, 2011
1:05 pm

Special teams look like a big problem.

stafford Infection

October 16th, 2011
1:15 pm

A win is a win fellas! And to be quite honest I am almost glad the game was close, because now we have the fight and fire in our hearts (like CoachTG) getting ready for fla instead of going in over confident. Look for Crowell, Tree, Rambo, and Tampa to have big games in JAX.

dawgfan

October 16th, 2011
1:18 pm

I really don’t see what the big deal is. People need to get over this idea that we’re just going to blow Vandy out of the stadium every time we play them. We go through this every year when we don’t beat them by 6 touchdowns. Everybody pushes the panic button. We’re not Bama or LSU. I’m not at all surprised how it went last night. We’ve been winning sloppy from the get go this year. Vandy had a good game plan and we’re a little dinged up after a 7 game stretch without a break. We’re going to get healthy for Florida. I know its Florida and we will probably lose, but they are not very good this year and its a very winnable game. Relax.

We barely beat Vandy in 2007 and went to the Sugar Bowl. We beat them 43-0 last year and went down a toilet bowl. A win over Vandy is a win these days. This really isn’t the Vandy of the 90’s that would pull a groin in warmups.

Relax.

Dawg Tired

October 16th, 2011
1:21 pm

as Atlvol55 said last week, in commenting on Vandys 30 – 7 win over Ole Miss, “Vandy beat Ole Miss by 30.” While his math reflects a TN upbringing, he does make a point about Vandy’s improvement.

Dawg Tired

October 16th, 2011
1:26 pm

@dawgfan – good point. In fact in that 2007 game, Vandy fumbled while going in for the winning score. That was against a UGA team that won the East and won the Sugar Bowl convincingly. One must take the negative comments, including many of those yours truly has made, with a grain of salt. We didn’t play great last night. Vandy clearly played an inspired game at home. Yet we won. Enough said.

dawg85

October 16th, 2011
2:34 pm

@dawgfan — a voice of reason in a sea of stupidity. There are some others too.

dawggirl

October 16th, 2011
2:49 pm

I had a whole rant prepared, but after reading dawgfan’s perspective, it made me rethink it. While this game was extremely ugly to watch (I think the receivers would be our lone bright spot), the fact is we won. I wouldn’t truly call it a win, more like a lucky escape but all that shows up is the W.

Special teams need some serious work. If we can get healthy enough and lay off the stupid and disgusting cheap penalties, then maybe we can get back to where we were. I still do not understand how they were able to gain 200 yards of rushing offense against this defense from the past four games. The coaching staff did not do a good job of preparing this week. I’m looking forward to the off week.

Destin Dawg

October 16th, 2011
2:53 pm

Bad coaching for sure… but only on the offense… Grantham’s JunkYard defense is improving.. luckily we won a trap game… offense lost our only SEC. game against S.C… Go Dawgs… get ready for the Gators…. Some body please coach special teams…

Buckhead Bulldog

October 16th, 2011
2:59 pm

I think Thomas Brown is right ON the money! Also, Bug Killer, Jeff Schultz alluded that IC missed the 1Q due to some academic infraction (e.g. missed a class or tutoring session ??, and if you review CMR’s tongue in cheek comments at the halftime interview about IC being out and him answering “it is because I love him” with a wry smile on his face, one can only deduce that something happened during the week and CMR was making an example of IC. I do agree with you though that his wrist must more banged up than being reported with the PT he got. Maybe, the staff was afraid he could not hold onto the ball securely with the wrist issue?

dawgfan

October 16th, 2011
3:19 pm

I think they were trying to see if we could get away without playing Crowell too much so he would be fresh for Florida. I’ve been as negative as anyone lately on the Dawgs but I really got the feeling we were holding back last night. I know its a typical homer excuse but I just call it like I see it. Richt knows what’s at stake against Florida and it was on his mind.

Thanks.

jp

October 16th, 2011
3:22 pm

win p there was 7 seconds left after they recovered there were 15 when we punted if we run around and give them the ball after the play they would have a chance to throw it to the end zone from the 50 we cant know they block a punt before they do it .get a clue

jp

October 16th, 2011
3:32 pm

thomas brown . murray is going to check trying to kill the clock you run sideways to use the clock you run straight so butler can get it to the endzone. what should murray do check to a pass to idiot .you can tell you never played 1 down of football in your life . go pull for tech.4 sec wins in a row you loser joke. nice arm chair qb . you should check the air between your ears bozo

Planet Claire

October 16th, 2011
4:08 pm

jp – you said nothing which tells me a lot about your IQ level. Try to have an intelligent football discussion by making your points without degrading someones else’s opinion. I know you are 18, out of HS, working on your GED, and have NEVER set foot on UGA’s campus for class. Go beat your chest like a chimpanzee somewhere else, moron. UGA Alum sure do hate L O S E R retards like you who where a Bulldog hat, and probably has some SF tattoo of UGA on their calve…embarrassing redneck!