Richt: ‘Can’t imagine the atmosphere being anything but electric’

THEY SAID IT

Following is a transcription of comments made Tuesday by Georgia head coach Mark Richt and various players during the the Bulldogs’ weekly media gathering at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. . . .

COACH MARK RICHT

Opening statement:

“We have Georgia Tech coming up. Coach (Paul) Johnson and his staff have done a fantastic job during the time he’s been there. They are really an outstanding football team and one that we really have a lot of respect for and one that we know we have our work cut out for us. Anybody who has ever played Coach Johnson’s offense, they know it’s an awful lot of work to get done in a short amount of time. We’re thankful that we don’t have school this week. It helps us to get in a few more walkthroughs and a few more meetings.

“The toughest part for us it to get the scout team to try to vaguely resemble it. It’s hard to simulate what we are going to experience during the game. That will be one of the greatest challenges of the week as far as scout team to do a great job. They are number two in the nation in rushing and number six in the nation in pass efficiency. Third downs, which are so huge and we all understand how important it is to get an offensive team off the field, they are in the top five in the country in third down conversions. As we all know, Coach Johnson has a habit of going for it on fourth down too, and they make an awful lot of their fourth downs. That’s even more devastating, knowing that a lot of times if they don’t make it on third, they’ll make it on fourth, so they’ll continue the drive and put the pressure on your defense and your football team through that.

“I can’t imagine the atmosphere being anything but electric. I know that our players will be looking forward to the challenge. I’m sure they will too. We’re ready to prepare for that.”

On Georgia’s tailback rotation for Saturday:

“I don’t know the answer to that. We have to sort through it. It’s just not cut and dry. I don’t even know who is going to start. I don’t even know who’s going to play. We are working our way through it. We’ll know more by the end of the week. Right this second I do not know exactly how it’s going to come out. We have some guys who have to learn to hold on to the football. I just want to see them practice. I guess competition is the hold up, deciding through competition who deserves to start, who deserves to play.”

On TB Carlton Thomas’ status for Saturday:

“That’s a good question. I don’t know that answer right now.”

On importance running game versus Georgia Tech:

“It is for us offensively for sure. We always like to run the football, but you have to have backs who can do it and some backs who are willing to hang on to the football in the process. The thing about this game is every possession really is pretty crucial. Georgia Tech’s offense, because they run the ball so much and reduce yardage throughout and get to those third-and-shorts, that’s why they are one of the best third down percentage teams in America. If you keep converting third downs, you keep controlling the ball, you move the ball, you move the field position, you get more points. My guess is there are fewer possessions in a game that Georgia Tech plays than a lot of other games throughout the year. Every possession is very vital to them and to us. If we lose a possession for a turnover, or if they lose a possession from a turnover or for any reason and a possession is lost, it’s crucial. We’ve been fortunate to win or at least tie the turnover battle the last nine ballgames. I would say it’s more crucial this week than any week of the season.”

On whether the plan has been to control the ball the last couple of years against Georgia Tech:

“Not necessarily. The goal is to run the ball well. If you are able to run the ball well, I don’t have a problem with taking as many ticks off the clock as possible in any game. If you’ve seen us finish ballgames, some of the games have maybe been a little bit boring at the end to some people because we are trying to get first downs without throwing the ball because we know we can reduce the chance of a team that might be behind us to get back into the ballgame. The longer we have it, the better chance our defense has to rest.”

On TB Isaiah Crowell’s status for Saturday:

“It’s his left ankle. I think there is a chance he plays.”

On TB Richard Samuel’s status:

“Richard is coming along, but it won’t be this week. He’s not in the mix this week. We hope he’s in the mix next week.”

On play of CB Branden Smith this season:

“Most of the snaps he’s had for us have been defensively. He’s done a nice job with that. He’s been the kick returner and the punt returner at different times. He’s had a few offensive plays here and there that have been outstanding for us. Certainly defense is where he’s had the most impact for us.”

On drawing inspiration from Larry Munson’s death like Georgia did from Erk Russell’death in 2006:

“We are going to honor his memory at the ballgame with a decal on our helmet. We have a pretty good look at what it’s going to look like. It wasn’t quite what we were working on, but it will be something that will be very recognizable and obvious that we are honoring him. The thing that’s a little bit different with our guys in their relationship to Erk Russell is that we invited him to come my first year. He spoke to the team, but he also spoke to the defense. There was a time where not only that group got to hear him, but we kept the video of it. From time to time we would show it to the defense, more so than the offense, because he was really talking about what he did with the defense. Our guys knew who Erk Russell was. They might not have been sitting in the room when he was there in person, but just about every defensive player that has come through here has seen the video. I don’t remember the last time we have seen it, but it’s probably time to pull the thing out. I think they felt like they had some type of a relationship. Some of the guys knew a lot about Larry Munson, and some of the guys didn’t know a whole lot about Larry Muson just by virtue of the fact that they’re young and may not have been a Bulldog fan before they came to Georgia. Our players are very well aware of who he is now. We talked a little bit about him after practice yesterday just to make sure everybody knew who he was and what he meant to Georgia football.”

On Jarvis Jones being named a finalist for the Butkus Award:

“I’m not surprised that he’s a finalist for any award. Of course with his performance, if you watch him, you would think he deserves to be in the mix. People around the country look at stats and compare. When you lead the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss, it draws attention to you, and also the fact that we’ve been winning lately I think helps, and what the defense has done as a whole. All those things help. I’m not surprised by that at all.”

On Georgia’s run defense facing Georgia Tech:

“I don’t think it matters what you are ranked against the rush when it comes to playing Georgia Tech’s offense. If you played Georgia Tech, Navy and Georgia Southern, you aren’t going to lead the nation in rush defense. That’s what they do and they do it so well. The teams that we’ve been playing are a little bit more common in what they are doing, you can call it conventional or whatever you want. The types of running game that we’ve seen we’ve stopped extremely well, but the type of running game we are about to see is not the same and the percentage of run-pass is very different. If you are going to average ‘X’ amount of yards per game, and historically 80 percent of your total is rushing, even on a bad day they are going to rush for 250. If you give up 250 rushing you think it’s horrible if you are trying to lead the world in rush defense. There is no correlation between that stat, in my opinion, to try to make some kind of prediction.”

On facing Georgia Tech’s offense for the second time under UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham:

“I think the second time through is very helpful for Coach Grantham, our players and this system itself. I think it should help, but you still have to slow it down.”

On play of freshman Quintavious Harrow:

“I’m really proud of him because he really has made a name for himself. When we looked at him we felt like at the very least he would be a great special teams player. He is what you’ve seen. He runs very fast and he’s fearless; he’s tough. He’s a football player, and that’s the greatest compliment you can give a guy. Right now, just like a lot of rookies in the NFL, they make the club because they are a special teamer. They make plays in the special teams which gives the position coaches confidence that they’re a tough football player, they’re reliable and we need to get this guy some reps. I’m sure in the spring he’ll be seen a little bit differently than just some redshirt freshmen who didn’t play a snap. He’s a guy who will be seen as a guy who has made big plays in big games and proved he’ll hit you and proved he’s a tough football player.

On the advantage of preparing for the SEC Championship with the Georgia Tech game being at noon:

“If we have a noon game, I probably should relax and enjoy it, but I watch the coaches’ copy of the offense, defense and kicking. I actually get a chance to even look a tad bit of the next opponent. That’s usually what you do on the next day. So I get to knock out a lot of that stuff personally, which allows me on Sunday to really dig in to the opponent, instead of spending Sunday trying to clean up what happened on Saturday. I think all the coaches would take advantage of that time. We aren’t worried at all about it because we don’t even know who the heck we are playing. We are truly digging in on this one.”

On Aaron Murray’s performance against Kentucky compared to the Auburn game:

“He was hot against Auburn. He made a lot of good throws, and guys made really good catches too. There were two in particular that if he would have it, (his passing effiency) would have jumped dramatically. There was a post early in the game where we had Tavarres King open, had good protection and could have been and probably should have been a touchdown. You get the completion, you get the yards and you get the touchdown, that jumps up the rating, which we’re not all that concerned about. There was another one where we faked a little flare screen and we were going to go deep, and he just underthrew it. If he had hit him on the run, I think (King) would have been 10 yards ahead of the defender because they bought the cheese on that one. That would have been at least 60 yards and a touchdown. Two completions, touchdowns, maybe another 80 yards, just those two throws would probably put him up there we he wants to be. Not as high as Auburn, but it would have jumped it up pretty good. It only takes a couple.”

On Georgia Tech’s Tevin Washington:

“He became the starter late in the season. I’m sure those games helped him go into this season and be more prepared. He kind of hit the ground running. If you remember those first two or three games were just phenomenal the amount of yards and the amount of points and the passing game that went along with the running game. It was very scary to see. He is a whole lot better now than he was a year ago just by virtue of the fact that he’s had that experience.”

On Thanksgiving plans for Georgia’s players:

“A lot of them go to (Rodney) Garner’s, but there are a lot of teammates who take teammates. Coach Garner’s family has been gracious to bring a bunch of the guys over there, whoever wants to come. All the coaches’ homes are open to the players. I think once that Garner meal got rolling, guys got excited about that, so a lot of them go there. I think it’s a tribute to Rodney and Kim Garner to open their home to those guys.”

On Georgia’s defensive improvement from a year ago:

“One of the biggest statistics was third down defensive efficiency, getting people off the field on third down. If you remember a year ago we were not very good at all at that. I can’t tell you how many times we got people in third and long, then they made it. We’ve gotten those third down stops and that changes everything. You look at our time of possession, part of it is the offense being proficient and doing well, but part of it is the defense getting off the field, a lot more three and outs. If you get a first down and go again, maybe the second time you are out of there on third down where before people had some fairly long, sustained drives on us because we just couldn’t get off the field on third down. By far that’s the one stat that has made the biggest difference along with the turnover ratio, the amount of takeaways. Those are the two that hit me the most. Todd spent a year in college again. In college you defend so many offenses compared to what you defend in the NFL. In the NFL everybody is a lot alike. There are a few differences here and there, but they are a lot more common than not, and in college it’s just vast the different types of offenses you have to defend and gain experience with your players and your system against it. I think a lot of guys got bigger, stronger, faster. I think a lot of guys grew up. We got a lot of people in the right spots. Even the coaches besides Coach Grantham understand what we are doing, because Todd was teaching everybody.”

GEORGIA PLAYERS

FS Bacarri Rambo:

  • On defending the triple option – “We have to play assignment football. If one person misses an assignment, then Georgia Tech will have the chance to make big plays. Everyone needs to do their job, stay focused, run to the ball and play full speed.”
  • On playing Georgia Tech – “We always get excited when we play Georgia Tech. We have to go out and handle business. Everyone is really excited this week.”
  • On being from Georgia and playing in this rivalry — It means a lot to play an in-state rival being from Georgia. I got recruited by Georgia Tech so that adds something to do. I’m just glad to be around these guys. We’re going to go out there and take care of business on Saturday.
  • On winning for the seniors – “We want our seniors to have the chance to have the Governor’s Cup for their senior year. We’re going to go out and have fun with the seniors on the team and hopefully come back with a win.”

LB Christian Robinson

  • On the rivalry – “It’s a big in-state rivalry. It’s a good week to play football at Georgia. There is a lot riding on this game and the team is ready.”
  • On being from Georgia and playing in this rivalry — “This rivalry means everything to me, being from Georgia. If we lose, then I know that I will be hearing about it from the Tech fans that I go to church with. That’s a big reason that we’re so motivated to win this game. I know for me personally, that’s adds to the excitement.”
  • On preparing for Georgia Tech’s offense – “We’ve been focusing on the fundamentals of football, cut blocks and things like that. Georgia Tech’s offense is nothing like any other team we play this year. It’s going to be physical game and we have to be physical with them.”
  • On playing in the last regular-season game — “This is the last chance for our seniors to play in the game and we want to send them out with the Governor’s Cup. That is a big thing for us. We want the seniors to remember that they were able to beat a lot of teams that people said we couldn’t beat.”

QB Aaron Murray

  • On the Georgia Tech game — “It’s going to be fun; it’s a big rivalry game, one of our biggest games of the season. I know everyone on this team is looking forward to it, it’s the last regular season game of the year. It’s just another way to continue our momentum that we’ve built over the last nine games.”
  • On the Georgia Tech defense – “They run a very similar defense to our defense; bringing blitzes from different angles, having guys stand up and walk around, not really knowing where they’re going. We’ve just got to do some extra film study this week; figure out their tendencies a little bit more and figure out where they’re going to be coming from in different circumstances. They like to bring some pressure, so we are going to have to protect and open up some big lanes.”

C Ben Jones

  • On being emotional after games — “I play with a lot of emotion and I think that’s why I play well in the games. You have to have a little edge about yourself when you are playing football, especially as an offensive lineman; you’re not scoring touchdowns, you’re not making tackles, you’re doing the dirty work so the other guys get the glory and we take pride in that. If your backs are doing great, if (Aaron) Murray has a great game, we feel like we’ve had a great game. This year, we’ve had a lot of those games. Once we win and get that W, just being able release that and show how happy I am to get the W and get this programback on track means all the world to me.”
  • On the Georgia Tech rivalry — “Coming in, Auburn was the biggest rivalry game for me since I am from Alabama, but after that first year, Tech is definitely the biggest rivalry game I’ve ever played in. Once you lose a rivalry, that’s when you figure out, ‘Hey, this is a rivalry game,’ and you never want to lose to those guys again. That’s my goal, I definitely want to end my senior year with beating Tech.”
  • On the Georgia Tech game — “We have to come out as the offensive line and play well; we want to try to dominate up front to give (Aaron) Murray time to open up the passing game and also open up some holes for our backs. Just control the ball and get ahead. Tech’s got a great offense and they really take a lot of clock away if they’re having a good game. You don’t want to put stress on your defense. If we get up, I think we’ll have a great game. I think we have one of the top defenses in the country, we rely on them and I’m glad they’re on our side.

155 comments Add your comment

Clete

November 22nd, 2011
10:12 pm

Clete

November 22nd, 2011
10:13 pm

Now I’m gonna read the article.

rusty

November 22nd, 2011
10:23 pm

This quote from Richt, “I think once that Garner meal got rolling, guys got excited about that, so a lot of them go there” sounds so, so dirty and so, so wrong, yet funny at the same time.

Coach Miller

November 22nd, 2011
10:27 pm

We’re gonna get torched the next two weeks. Dammit!

1969 Graduate

November 22nd, 2011
10:28 pm

Nice comments by Mark Richt, and the players. Sounds like they might really be into the game. Let’s hope so. Tech always plays us tough.

Go, Bulldogs. Beat Georgia Tech. Beat ‘em bad!

uncle kirk

November 22nd, 2011
10:29 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!

golfer51

November 22nd, 2011
10:29 pm

Can anyone from UGA explain why the cutoff for SEC Championship tickets was last week before they were even sure they were going and season ticket holders were not even notified? I have had season tickets for years and am treated like this. To hell with Georgia, I will be rooting for Tech.

Larry Ware

November 22nd, 2011
10:45 pm

Compare CMR’s comments to CPJ’s comments about the opposing team. CMR goes out of his way to praise and respect GT while CPJ belittles UGA’s talent. I understand that he cannot seem intimidated by UGA to his players, but the guy is a jerk and has no class. I am so glad to have a gentleman like CMR as head coach instead of an arrogant jackleg like CPJ.

Mountain Dawg

November 22nd, 2011
10:46 pm

Just “Git ‘er done!”

Andrew

November 22nd, 2011
10:56 pm

everyone was notified, via mail or email…. I called to ask and they said we had until the 18th for SEC Championship & Bowls….

CPJ's Mansierre

November 22nd, 2011
10:58 pm

Paul Johnson and James Franklin obviously have inferiority complexes.

Buford T. Pusser

November 22nd, 2011
11:02 pm

@ Larry Ware

If only the class that CMR demonstrates extended to the fans, unlike drunken redneck slobs such as yourself, the rivalry would be much more civil. However, I guess that would be too much to ask from a high school dropout such as you blogging on your mother’s computer.

The Sheriff has spoken.

Larry Ware

November 22nd, 2011
11:08 pm

Well, Sheriff Buford T. Pusser, since you want to attack me personally about my intelligence and education, I have a BS in History, an MA in Economics, and a JD. Would you like to discuss the differences between Monetarist and Keynesian Economics, the Russian Revolution, or the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment? Did you go to Georgia Tech? How many calculus classes have you taken? I have had three.

CPJ's Mansierre

November 22nd, 2011
11:16 pm

I think CPJ is jealous of Mark Richt because he does not have a new truck, Kathryn Richt is nice looking, Richt played college football, and people like Richt.

Larry Ware

November 22nd, 2011
11:21 pm

“Anybody who calls into a radio show and barks is either retarded or doesn’t have a life.”

After the show, through a school spokesman, Johnson said he meant his response as a joke “but it was a poor choice of words on my part and I sincerely apologize. It was not my intention to offend anyone.”

What a fine representative…..I am sure all GT alumni are proud.

Buford T. Pusser

November 22nd, 2011
11:25 pm

Based on your initial personal attack on CPJ and resultant response to my post I would grade you as nothing more than a poser who searched keyword on Wikipedia to craft an effective response. However, I am impressed by your reference to Keynesian Economics. OK, I’ll concede, you took a business class at the local community college. But you want me to believe you have a JD when you post that someone is a “jackleg.” Yeah, right!

Nothing personal, just typical of all UGA fans. College football fans with no college education. Actually, I’m impressed you can spell calculus.

The Sheriff has spoken.

c3033

November 22nd, 2011
11:26 pm

Buford,

Larry has 3 degrees and no job….

also, the idiot claiming to be a bra is actually the uga flunkout who now works as an equipment manager for the team…he is the one who smells the jock straps to see if they are clean enough.

woof woof…..Bah hah hah

c3033

November 22nd, 2011
11:28 pm

yes larry, we are proud of the fact that our fans dont call other coach’s shows and bark……RETARDED!!

Troll Power Ratings

November 22nd, 2011
11:39 pm

Buford, get up, dust off and go away. You have been humiliated. Better yet, keep making a fool of yourself.

Reality

November 22nd, 2011
11:48 pm

Paul Johnson has a call in show? Now that’s funny. Do the same 3 people call every week?

Buford T. Pusser

November 22nd, 2011
11:52 pm

@ TPR

Glad I received your highest rating. The only fool is you for being so respondent (look it up, I know you don’t know the definition) to my postings. What happened to Larry, the guy with three degree’s?

Right, his mother needed the computer and he had to report to his job at Wal-Mart. By the way, get of the computer yourself at Wal-mart, Troll Power Ratings, you might lose your job and then your trailer. Such a tragedy before the Holidays!

The Sheriff has Spoken.

NewnanRxDawg

November 22nd, 2011
11:53 pm

As a UGA fan I don’t even care to read the GT blogs or articles. It’s a waste of my time. I find it funny though that the tekies love to not only read the UGA articles but blog on the too. And then engage other bloggers on their education, occupation, & word use. It must suck being little brother. Even the Atlanta paper can’t post enough about big brother UGA.

c3033

November 23rd, 2011
12:03 am

I love it when a CVS pharmacist speaks…no one cares….sad really….no worries, the glory of the dawgs will pull him through…

John H

November 23rd, 2011
12:24 am

Well said Newnan. I read these comments and can’t help but be amused by the nonsense that some people spew on here. Anyone can put up some user name and belittle other peoples educations under the pretense that the school they cheer for provides a better education. As a UGA alum and current medical student let me say there are plenty of educated UGA fans, many just as (or more) intelligent than their Tech counterparts. I have plenty of Tech friends and enjoy this rivalry in a respectful way with them. One thing is for sure, responding to the idiotic and inferiority-complex riddled post of a few not so intelligent or respectful fans will get us nowhere. I hope it is a good, hard-fought game this weekend and that both teams leave it all on the field. Go Dawgs!!!

Buford T. Pusser's Mom

November 23rd, 2011
12:37 am

Sorry guys, little Bufie has to go to bed now, he knows better than to be on mommy’s computer after 7.

come on man

November 23rd, 2011
12:45 am

@ Buford
You just need to stop. There’s really no point in coming on here and attacking someone that you can’t even see. For all you know, Larry Ware could be a 12 year old kid posing as a college grad. How stupid would you feel arguing with a 12 year old? For all I know, you could be a 12 year old, and if that’s the case, you need to grow up.

come on man

November 23rd, 2011
12:47 am

That wasn’t directed at Buford’s mom, by the way.

Bathroom Police

November 23rd, 2011
12:49 am

golfer51…maybe you can order Tech season tickets next year. They are plentiful.

Go Dawgs!

UGANSFLA

November 23rd, 2011
12:55 am

Tech is Tech and will always suck. maybe they win this year, but they will always be second class in this state. F the Yellow B****rds!

UGANSFLA

November 23rd, 2011
12:56 am

As for the Turkeyneck, F him too!

UGANSFLA

November 23rd, 2011
12:58 am

Joke at the Coke, only in america!

7576DAWG

November 23rd, 2011
1:30 am

One thing that I don’t want to see is Georgia having to call time out because they change players out after 3rd down and when they realize that Tech is going for it on 4TH down they have to call time out because Georgia has the wrong players on the field. Unless it is obvious that Tech will punt just assume that they will go for it on 4TH down. Looking disorganized so you have to call time out makes the defensive team look unprepared and out coached.

BiggdawgK

November 23rd, 2011
1:58 am

paul (ima) johnson is the perfect coach for the north avenue trade school. He is classless, delusional, loud mouthed and blames all his mistakes on someone else just like a spoiled little brat.

duckdawg

November 23rd, 2011
2:36 am

It’s that time of year again, turkey, gravy, football, and there is one last buzz of yellow jackets before the freeze hits. A good friend of mine is a tech fan and he is all talk until after thanksgiving. No use posting crap up on an internet board about a team you don’t even pull for. Rather childish and immature, but that’s what I have found with most tech fans. Happy turkey day and go dawgs!!!

c3033

November 23rd, 2011
3:14 am

Mark (false christ) Richt is the perfect coach for the Cesspool of the south. He is a charlatan in jesus robes who cares not for the flock under him. The player’s labor only matters when it comes to satisfying some racist fanbase who have nothing to live for because A) they actually were educated at UGA and they realize that their art history (or other such crap) major will only get them to Assistant Manager at Burger King or B) they never went to UGA and they realize that they will never live in anything other than a doublewide. As stated by some college football experts, never has there been a program with a more UNearned air of superiority than that at UGA (Herschel is what 50 years old now?…bah hah hah). CMR is the false prophet that keeps the hopes of the DUMBEST fanbase in college football alive. Thanks to smallpuppydogK for the inspiration!!

Let us just sum it up simply and honestly, UGA has beaten Tech more than Tech fans would like. Happens sometimes….re-visit your record against UF if you would like some proof.

Given your lack of anthing else to live for, you want to feel some sense of superiority over people who are clearly smarter and more successful than you…it’s ok…this has been your week to get that feeling!! Some of you can try to justify that your current “medical student” or “pharmacy rep” status will actually prove to us Tech fans that you are smart and soon to be successful (that is if you dont drop out or quit first). It won’t. You may “own” us in football, but we get to tell you to sweep the floors, wash the car, medium rare on the steak, etc…I think you get the picture.

clay

November 23rd, 2011
3:58 am

C3033-WOW…REALLY?

clay

November 23rd, 2011
4:01 am

c3033-You also might want to revisit that GA-FLA record, because GA leads the overall record dude.

Stinger2

November 23rd, 2011
5:15 am

To all UGA fans who speak harshly about CPJ: Whatever

To CMR: You are the best representive that UGA has.

NewnanRxDawg

November 23rd, 2011
5:17 am

that c3033 post is typical “good, clean old fashioned hate.” …Well, maybe except the clean part. …And probably the good part too. …Just maybe keep the “hate” in there.

I hope it feels better C3033PO to finally get that off you chest.

Luckily for most of us Dawg fans, we don’t need to go down to your level to get our point across which is basically this: our football team is better than yours. Deal with it.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

November 23rd, 2011
5:42 am

Tech fans talk about UGA fans being classless? Looks like this blog is a fine representation of the class Tech has, Ha! Also keep noticing that when Tech cannot dispute the 1-9 record vs UGA the past decade the conversation jumps to our grads make more than yours, or your fanbase is drunk and redneck. How do wither of these affect the FOOTBALL GAME? Tech fans truly are pot mets kettle.

Geechee Dawg

November 23rd, 2011
6:15 am

C3033, I like to joke around and talk a little trash with football rivals, and Tech is no exception. In fact, I work with a Tech fan, and we were laughing together yesterday at jokes that poked fun at both UGA and Tech. However, your comments posted above go way beyond the pale and actually do more damage to yourself and your your school than anything else. If you feel the need to continue, then I suggest that you take your comments to a Tech blog to avoid embarrassing yourself and your school any further.

red&black

November 23rd, 2011
6:20 am

I can’t wait to read this space Saturday afternoon and Sunday…….

11-3

November 23rd, 2011
6:34 am

Like it is going to matter behind our MASSIVE OL, who graduate after this season, with Georgia tek having the nation’s # 72 worst rushing defense. Of course, Georgia tek is # 112 Passing Offense, so Georgia tek is not a good football team; but a football team on NCAA PROBATION back-to-back REPEAT OFFENDERS of the NCAA Major Infractions Database. Their lone win that was supposed to be great over Climpsum Farmers has since proved to be a win over a nobody with their several losses to really lousy football teams, including being man-handled by a pitiful NC State team last weekend 13-37. # 64 in Net Punting and # 64 in Punt Returns, Georgia tek certainly has no advantage in special teams either, obviously. # 106 in the nation in kick-off returns, there is no relief for Paul Johnson’s walmart hit them in the face retards, er uh nerds. # 75 in the nation at sacking opposing quarterbacks, of which they face one this weekend who is also far superior to their quarterback, that gets this blow-out down to 1 remaining match-up and it is the worst possible match-up, or at least the 2nd worst match-up Georgia tek’s Paul Johnson could possibly not hope for – facing the # 2 rushing defense in the nation of Todd Grantham – about 5 deep across the board, unlike our offense with all the addition by subtraction catching up with us on that side of the ball. Something Georgia tek’s “defense” certainly will enjoy no advantage over. Did I mention against our hotseat coach, Georgia tek is 1-9 and has not won a bowl game their last six (6) consecutive bowl games while Georgia tek has not won a Major Bowl game since 1955, something Georgia certainly has an opportunity to do again since.

heeldawg

November 23rd, 2011
6:46 am

Typical Tech-Georgia blog. The comments are so predictable that it’s comedic–Georgia fans talking about how Tech fans are nerds, Tech fans talking about how Georgia fans are inbred rednecks working at Wal-Mart, etc. A few observations from the peanut gallery:

1. Georgia owns Tech in football, any way you slice it. All-time head-to-head record, record since 1960, record against Richt, record of Richt against Johnson, whatever. It’s no wonder Tech fans heat Georgia so. If I got my butt whipped 70-90% of the time, I’d be angry, too.

2. This is a football blog. Only losers look for other measures of self-worth to salve the sting (pardon the pun) of their losses on the gridiron. Tech fans branding all Georgia fans as ignorant rednecks is an example of this. Claiming academic superiority is the oldest such trick in the book. Too bad for Tech fans that it’’s completely baseless. I’ll provide you with data if you want.

3. Paul Johnson is a great football coach, but he’s also a jerk. Tech fans might say, “but he’s our jerk,” and that’s fine, but anyone who reads his comments year in and year out cannot help but come to the same conclusion. He’s an arrogant SOB, the irritating cousin at Thanksgiving dinner who got picked on his entire life and is now doing well and letting everyone know it. A paragon of sensitivity, he is not. And that’s okay. he’s a football coach, and a darn good one. No one wants to invite Nick Saban over for Thanksgiving, either. Being nice is not a prerequisite for being a good football coach.

4. Georgia owns the series lead against Florida.

5. c3033 clearly has some Freudian thing going on that I’m not going to comment on further for fear of having my post nuked. Suffice it to say that he probably was beaten as a child and hates looking into the mirror naked. Sorry for your psychopathology, young man. Hope Saturday won’t be too difficult for you.

We Have No Class

November 23rd, 2011
6:59 am

@heeldawg

I disagree. Paul Johnson is not a great football coach. That’s why he coaches in the state of Georgia.

Why is this considered a rivalry?

November 23rd, 2011
7:18 am

Doesn’t UGA win almost every year?

ZinoDawg

November 23rd, 2011
7:28 am

Time for the Dawg fans to invade the flats! Let’s make em see red!

Go Dawgs! GATA!

CHDawg

November 23rd, 2011
7:32 am

I wouldn’t lose the enjoyment of the football over the insults people. Take a deep breath, and be a little more gracious. We have a great weekend of football ahead. Tech is in a very good position against us. Biggest advantage: LSU plays ARK Friday. It is impossible for the Dawgs to not think about the implications of that game. Tech’s offense will get some yardage. Bama had trouble with it last week vs GASO. The optiflex, or whatever you want to call it is very tough to defend. The 3-4 seems to particularly struggle against it. Maybe that is because DCs just don’t see it much. The players are talking about patience and reading keys, which tells me this won’t be a great game on yardage for us. This is one time where CTG appears to be following CWM’s approach–bend don’t break. So, be ready for Tech to pick up a lot of yardage. Our O had better be on the money and we had better win the turnover war, or it could be a long day on Saturday. CTG does make adjustments, so he may have some interesting battle plans. Our defense has great athletes and attitudes this year, so that may help, too. I sure hope the refs are calling Tech for illegal chops. We don’t need any injuries. Go Dawgs!

Wutehvah

November 23rd, 2011
7:34 am

Phuck the DAWGS!! Go TECH!!

jsmooth

November 23rd, 2011
7:47 am

Wutehvah:

Fine choice of words and really shows that Techie education! I know, losing hurts and 1 out of 9 ain’t bad or is it??