Richt, Bulldogs respectful of LSU, but not intimidated

ATHENS — Just finished covering Georgia’s weekly media day session at UGA’s Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt held his weekly press conference followed by interviews with selected players.

This was the 13th such session I’ve attended this season and probably the most lively from the standpoint of the players’ comments. They’re most definitely focused and motivated for Saturday’s SEC Championship Game against No. 1-ranked LSU.

First, I’ll give you a quick synopsis of the highlights with regard to the news of the day, then I’ll offer up a transcription othe comments from Richt and some selected players.

  • Richt didn’t go into much detail but it looks like freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell (left ankle sprain) is going to be ready to play. He practiced without limitations on Monday and is expected to go again today. The Bulldogs are not making any of the tailbacks available this week.
  • Richt was much more vague about backup tailback Richard Samuel, saying only that the big junior would not practice on Tuesday. But I happened to run into Samuel in person on campus shortly before the press conference and he was still on crutches. Asked directly if he’d play this week, Samuel said, “probably not.”
  • So that leaves the Bulldogs with Carlton Thomas, Ken Malcome (who started last week) and Brandon Harton, to fill in for the fragile Crowell against LSU. Not suprisingly, Richt said he thought how UGA’s tailbacks fare and hold against the Tigers is “a big concern.”
  • Richt said he actually hasn’t thought about what kind of information former UGA quarterback Zach Mettenberger could divulge to LSU, his new team. But he was also skeptical about any insight he could provide and that the Bulldogs have changed their offensive style with the hurry-up and all their signals since Mettenberger was in Athens.
  • Richt didn’t come right out and pronounce starting DE DeAngelo Tyson out for the game but had a pessimistic tone about his availability. Like Samuel, Richt said Tyson would not practice on Tuesday. The good news for Georgia is Tyson’s backup, sophomore Garrison Smith, was named SEC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week because of the job he did filling in for him against Georgia Tech (7 tackles, 1.5 TFLs).

That was the gist of the actual news items. Here’s what the Bulldogs had to say:

HEAD COACH MARK RICHT

Opening Statement:

“I could have been out recruiting today, but we’re here instead. So that’s a good thing. LSU is a great football team. I think the one thing that stands out to me is their physicality. They’re not real tricky. Their goal is not to trick anybody. Their goal is to line up and play real sound football in all three phases and basically physically maul you; wear you down and wear you out, make you quit. They’ve been able to do it most every game they’ve played. They have a very impressive group of athletes. They are extremely well-coached by Coach (Les) Miles and his staff.

“Since I’ve been at Georgia, LSU has been the winningest team in the Southeastern Conference. It just so happens that three of the four times we’ve been in the SEC Championship Game, LSU has been our opponent. We’re looking forward to the opportunity and the challenge of it.”

On whether LSU might pick the brain of quarterback Zach Mettenberger:

“I didn’t even think about that until just now. They might be. We haven’t changed an awful lot, and Zach certainly knew what we were doing. They might be picking his brain, I don’t know. There is so much that you can get on film now days, I don’t know how much more he could add to it. We have also gone to a no-huddle since Zach has gone, and we have code names and hand singles that he has no idea about. I don’t think it will be a factor, but it could be.”

On whether Georgia has played a team comparable to LSU:

“They aren’t many defenses out there that are so obscure that you don’t know what’s going on. The thing about them, they have plenty of diversity in their defense, but they aren’t trying to trick you. They aren’t trying to trick you offensively in any way, shape or form. They’ll line up and see who the best team is. They make very few mistakes. They are plus-19 in the turnover ratio, which is number one in our league. We are number two at plus-10. Of course that stat is always a huge one. It’s been very big for us in the last 10 games. We’ve not lost the turnover battle. I don’t know if they’ve lost one all season long. To be plus-19, if they’ve lost any they might have lost one. But I imagine they won the battle every time, or tied it. “

On maintaining stamina against LSU:

“We sub a lot in some areas. Not all areas. We have a little bit of depth in certain spots. I think one thing that helps everybody is the amount of TV timeouts during a game. I think there will probably be four in each quarter, so you don’t play very long. If somebody gets in there and drives 12 plays, or there are 10-12-14 play drives, sometimes that can wear you down. There are just so many timeouts, so many change of possessions. I’m not too concerned about that. We’re in pretty good condition I think.”

On the importance of a quarterback’s maturity level:

“You could probably say it in the NFL more than any league: If you don’t have good quarterback play it’s hard to win, period. Of course the Colts don’t have Peyton (Manning) anymore, and they’re struggling. If New England didn’t have (Tom) Brady, what would they be able to do? I don’t know unless someone else stepped in and played great. It’s hard to win in our league without at least good, solid quarterback play. If your quarterback is playing well, I think the team feeds off that. If things are going rough and your quarterback spits the bit, I think you are in big trouble. If he can stand in the gap and stay strong and keep fighting and encouraging and start to make plays, I think a really good quarterback can pull you out of a bad situation. I think Aaron (Murray) has gotten to the point where I don’t think anyone every questions his toughness mentally or physically. No one ever questions his preparation. No one questions his loyalty to the team. I think everybody responds well to him if things got rough.”

On whether Aaron Murray’s demeanor has changed during the season:

“Not really. He is so well-prepared and he creates such good habits in practice that even if he does have an off day or an off quarter or a bad throw here and there, he can’t help but get back in pretty good shape.”

On defensive coordinator Todd Grantham moving Georgia’s linebackers around:

“It’s problematic. Even if you look at LSU’s secondary. They have done a lot of moving guys around, and it is kind of hard to know where a guy is going to line up sometimes. Every player is different. They have different characteristics. There may be a certain match up you are trying to get, but if you don’t know for sure where I guy is going to line up it is hard plan for that. Once the game gets going not many people are changing left and right, but from one game to the next if you are not exactly sure who is going to line up where it’s hard to say ‘I like this play in this situation versus this player,’ if you don’t’ know where he’s going to line up.”

On if Georgia’s been able to move around more on defense this year compared to last year:

“Oh yeah. Some of it was because of injury. Some of it was because of the style of play of who we might have been going against. Even when Shawn Williams ended up playing linebacker one game it was just a game we thought we could get away with it. But the very next game we put Amarlo (Herrera) there because it was more of a downhill, physical running football team. The personality of the other team’s offense will allow you to do that from time to time.”

On Georgia’s defense going against LSU’s offense:

“It’s going to be interesting to see. That’s maybe one of the most compelling match ups of the game is their run offense versus our run defense.”

On team’s being defined as “special” teams and how he sees this year’s team:

“I think for coaches teams are special when the guys work hard and when the guys trust the staff in that they are coachable, teachable and you have sense that they will fight for you. You get sense that care about you and they care about each other. They care about Georgia and they care about doing things the Georgia way. All those things get coaches excited about teams. But I think these guys as a whole are that way. It’s easy to say that when you are winning, but even when we were 0-2, I really felt way about them and I think they did too. Before the season I didn’t know how the season would start because of the schedule we had and all, but I just felt like we had chance to be a really good team before it was over. I thought we were going to have a team that would really improve as the season went along and I think we have. The question is going to be how much have we improved and have we really got to the point we can play this game and get the job done.”

On any concern with Georgia’s tailbacks going up against LSU:

“It’s a concern. I’m concerned with how our guys will play at the tailback position, but we’ll see. We’ve found a way so far having to mix and match a little bit. On paper, you certainly look at their backs and they are pretty stacked, they’re physical and they are more of a known entity than what we’ve got right now.”

On the notion of using two or three guys versus using the hot guy at tailback:

“I think you have to, but I think they can be one in the same. I think you can have two or three really good backs, but there may be a particular game that one guy is hot and you can let him ride. But through the course of a season you better have at least two and maybe three guys who can carry the ball for you, especially when you run the ball the way LSU wants to run it.”

On preparing the younger players for this weekend’s game:

“Right now, my goal is just to continue to prepare like we’ve been preparing for the last 12 games. Just to get these guys to understand what they are doing schematically, what type of techniques they are going to have to deal with as far as the coverage techniques and maybe learn about as much as they can about each corner and they strengths and weaknesses of them. Then just go and attack. We really treat it like any other game.”

On Alec Ogletree’s return to the defense:

“Alec is fast. He is physical. He loves football. He’s very competitive. Without a doubt, we became better with him. I don’t know if you could prove anything statistically, but we’re a better defense with him than without him I can promise you.”

On how much tackling there has been in practice last week and will be this week this late into the season:

“Last week, we were in pads Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It was mainly to allow our scout team to go as hard and has fast as they could against our defense to try and at least give them a taste of what it might be like (facing Georgia Tech’s offense). We’ll go back to our normal routine of (Monday) in shorts, today in pads, tomorrow shells and Thursday in shorts and helmets again. We will not tackle against each other today. It’s too late in the season and by now you either know how to tackle or you don’t. I think early in the year until you’ve established it and you’re pretty good at it you got to keep doing it.”

On tackling in practice throughout the season:

“I don’t know exactly when we reduced it. We had probably 30 minutes worth when the season started and it reduced to 20 minutes, reduced to 10 minutes as the season went on.”

On comparing UGA and LSU’s defenses:

“They are both good defenses. They really have some great characteristics of great defenses. Both of them do with big physical lineman, linebackers who run and hit and safeties and corners who can play ball. They’re all good. They are well coached. They’ve both had a lot of success. I’m sure they are both very confident in their ability to play the game and play defense. They are a lot alike in those characteristics.”

On how Georgia can win with LSU being the favorite:

“You do what you do and you do it well. They’re going to do what they do and they are going to try and do it well. I’m a broken record on the turnover ratio but that’s huge. If we can come out of there and win that part of the game we got a lot better chance of winning it. You don’t want to give up the big play on special teams. I just think that we have to look at our strengths and play to those and just get after it. That’s really what it’s going to come down to. It’s going to be a good football game.”

On being around football as long as he has if he trusted the team to handle their business in the locker room after starting 0-2:

“There was no business in the locker room to handle. You know what I’m saying? There was no dissension. There was no finger pointing. There was no loss or lack of confidence in each other coaches to players, players to coaches. I thought we had good leadership. I thought we had good work ethic. I thought we had a pretty good talent base and needed to grow up a little bit in some areas. I didn’t know for sure what was going to happen, but I wasn’t looking at the landscape and saying we don’t have a chance – we don’t have the personnel, I’m worried about the chemistry, I’m worried about guys jumping ship – none of that. It didn’t even come close. We just went back to work, and thankfully, began to win.”

On if any guys “took the bull by the horns” after the 0-2 start to get the team going:

“I can’t sit here and say that, but the usual suspects of Ben Jones, (Brandon) Boykin, (Aaron) Murray, Orson (Charles), DeAngelo Tyson, Abry Jones – all these guys – Jarvis Jones – it was more of a team thing really. I can’t sit here and say one or two guys all of a sudden pulled everybody out of some kind of funk. We weren’t in a funk. We didn’t get to that point.”

On LSU trying to win a national championship and UGA trying to win an SEC Championship and if that puts added pressure on LSU and make it easier on UGA:

“There’s plenty of motivation in my opinion for both teams to play their best. When you get used to winning it becomes a habit just like anything else can become a habit, so you are going to play in such a way that gives you the best chance of winning again. Only one team can win and we know that, but I think that both teams have plenty motivation to get up and play in this ball game. Just playing in the (Georgia) Dome is a special thing. You know if you are in there something good happened to you, especially this time of year. The fans will be excited. The players will be excited. Coaches will be jacked up. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.”

On LSU playing this season with a bullseye on them all year and getting everyone’s best shot:

“A lot of people had them preseason number one, and I’ve been on teams that were preseason number one and you do get everyone’s best shot. I think their style of play is just so solid that you have a lot less chance of messing it up on any one given day. It’s real simple, it’s real solid and it’s real physical and you just get after people and they’ve been able to do it.”

On the availability of DeAngelo Tyson and Richard Samuel IV:

“Both of them we really don’t know for sure. Neither one of them will practice today. I guess I can say that. It’s kind of day to day on those guys.”

GEORGIA PLAYERS

DE Abry Jones

  • On playing in the SEC Championship: “Most of the guys realize that this is a big game for us. Everyone wants to go out and win the SEC Championship. We are just going to go out and do what we have done all year. We are focusing on staying disciplined, executing plays when the time is right and try to make many mistakes.”
  • On starting 0-2: “What we have done this kind of takes the bad taste from last year out of our mouth. We’re happy that we have won 10 in a row, but we aren’t focusing too much on that. We are really focused on this game because of what we did to get here.”

LB Mike Gilliard

  • On playing LSU: “This is such a big time game. I feel like as a defense, we have something to prove. They are the number one team in the country and we have to go out there and make plays. This game is about the best team from the West playing the best team from the East. It doesn’t get any better than that. LSU is a great team with a great quarterback and four really talented, young running backs who will pound you. I’m really excited about going out there and playing on Saturday.”
  • On playing for the SEC Championship: “It feels great to be able to play for the championship. I feel like we focused on getting better as a team each week. I think we have done just that. To start 0-2 and to go and play for the SEC Championship, it feels great.”

QB Aaron Murray

  • On playing in the SEC Championship: “It’s going to be exciting. We’ve been working for this since January; it’s been our goal to get back and be able to compete for an SEC Championship. We just have to treat it like any other game and go out there and work hard in practice all week and we’ll be ready to go.”
  • On LSU: “They’re a very talented team, there’s a reason why they’re number one in the nation. They’re sound everywhere. I haven’t watched a lot of offensive film on them, obviously I’ve been just focused on the defense. They’re very talented and very fast all over the place. It’s going to be a huge challenge for us.”

WR Chris Conley

  • On playing in the SEC Championship as a freshman: “Everybody always talks about the SEC Championship and championships, period, as big games, but it’s still the same thing; we come in on Monday and do game reviews, we look over the scout report and you look at a team and you see there are 11 guys on the field. There is a certain magnitude and prestige that comes with a game like this, but really, when you thin about it, it’s just another game and we’ve got to prepare the same way.”
  • On pre-game nerves this week in the Dome: “I don’t really get nervous because of who we play. I really like to focus on me and the things that I can do and the things that I can control. When it comes down to getting nervous, I don’t really get nervous because of teams. I might get butterflies before I step on the field, but not necessarily because of who we’re playing or what’s at stake because if you play like that I feel like you aren’t going to do your best.”
  • On LSU’s defense: “LSU’s defense is a great defense, it’s going to be a challenge for our offense. It’s something that we embrace, it’s something that we look at as we’re going into this week and making the game plan for them. They’re very talented up front, very explosive in the secondary. They’re very talented. As a lot of people know, they have players who can make plays, stretch the field and cover a lot of grass. It’s definitely a challenge for us, going into this week and knowing what we have to prepare for.”
  • On UGA being a big underdog: “I actually love being in that role. It’s a role that I’m used to being in from high school. It’s a role that I feel like we were in at the beginning of the season we had previously. I feel like we thrive in that role. It’s one that we’re really feel comfortable in because it puts a chip on our shoulder and makes us work. Teams don’t really expect much from us. So I think it’s a role we’re going to embrace.”

OG Chris Burnette

  • On embracing the underdog role: “I think most of us on the team try not to listen to what media may be saying as far as us being the underdog or whether we are favored to win or stuff like that. We understand that the stuff we do and the stuff we see on film is what is really important. So we don’t put much stock into what a lot of people say. We just try to go out and execute on Saturdays.”
  • On how preparing for game: “It’s just another football game. It really is. When you start overanalyzing it, a lot of times that’s when you get really nervous and makes mistakes you wouldn’t normally make. We’re just trying to be calm and realize that, hey, this may be the best team in the country but if we play our best game we should be fine.”
  • On intimidation factor of LSU’s defense: “I think it’s more respect and motivation. I would never say that any of us are intimidated by anybody. I mean, they’re a bunch of 18- to 24-year old guys. As long as we go out and do what we do we’ll be fine. But I do have a lot of respect for them. Their defense is great, one of the best in the country and our conference. Having a chance to play them is an awesome opportuntity.”

313 comments Add your comment

TampaDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:02 pm

Who is first … let’s get it out of the way

hugedawgfan

November 29th, 2011
3:07 pm

JUST WIN…..

Hopeful

November 29th, 2011
3:08 pm

1st! GATA Dawgs!

Dap01

November 29th, 2011
3:08 pm

Hopeful

November 29th, 2011
3:08 pm

Well….3rd is pretty good.

FlintDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:14 pm

Hit’em early – hard and often. GATA… Go GAWGS.

Dbalcer

November 29th, 2011
3:17 pm

First of all why would you divulge the status of Samuels? Let LSU have to wait to find out what our injuries are. They don’t need help from our press reporters. Second you spelled signals singles in Coach Richt’s comment about changing hand signals.

Dbalcer

November 29th, 2011
3:17 pm

Stinger2

November 29th, 2011
3:20 pm

This GT fan hopes UGA wins. It will be a hard fought
and close game. UGA is peaking at the right time. I don`t bet on games but would take UGA and whatever points if I did. Gald to see those who wanted CMR and Bobo to go have now retreated. You guys should be thankful for your coaches and the players you are blessed with.

Shell Answer Man

November 29th, 2011
3:22 pm

I like the sound of what’s coming out of Athens. Good confident but humble tone. Very little bulletin board fodder. I think Georgia gives the Tigers a better game than the rest of the world thinks, Vegas included.

We Ruin This State

November 29th, 2011
3:23 pm

When is UGA going to step up to its reponsibility as a football school and win a national championship ?

DawginLex

November 29th, 2011
3:23 pm

Ken Malcome coming back and playing against Tech is a great thing for that kid. He quit, changed his mind, kept working and got to play a lot.

Good for him. We need him too.

DawginLex

November 29th, 2011
3:24 pm

We Ruin This State

November 29th, 2011
3:23 pm
When is UGA going to step up to its reponsibility as a football school and win a national championship ?

*************

When are you going to give us all a good day and disappear permanently???????????????

Crap

November 29th, 2011
3:25 pm

Has Brandon Harton fallen of the face of the earth? Haven’t seen anything about him, and he didn’t play against the bugs. Does anybody know anything? We keep talking about everybody but BH?

Shell Answer Man

November 29th, 2011
3:26 pm

Amen, DawginLex.

Georgia will need to control the ground game, the short passing game, and overall time of possession to prevent LSU from running wild. LSU can score in bunches, and Georgia has to methodically control the pace.

TampaDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:26 pm

Thanks Stinger2 (wish a fellow techie down there tagged as “We Ruin This State” would have the same class) ..

Quick question, and I am serious about this. Just heard something pop up about Vad Lee looking to transfer somewhere. Got any news on that?

JaxDawg05

November 29th, 2011
3:26 pm

What do you think, Chip L or XL on that t-shirt?

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2011
3:28 pm

I’m getting butterflies.

stevedez

November 29th, 2011
3:30 pm

We are going to shock the world on Saturday, our defense will show up, I am worried about Aaron and the Special teams, Go Dawgs, and here kitty kitty

thomp

November 29th, 2011
3:32 pm

Is it true that Texas is making run at Saban? I’ve heard $10M a year… Saban is in a little financial trouble due to bad investments? Saban has been a Bama longer than his usual stays!

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2011
3:32 pm

Who wants to go steal their mascot? ;)

McDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:32 pm

ever noticed how CMR refers to the team in the 3rd person wondering if the rumors he is not coming back might be true

Joey

November 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Me too, 1eyedJack. And we don’t even have to face that Tiger D . . .

G-Dawg

November 29th, 2011
3:35 pm

First – Who cares about Samuel’s status and hand signals. Coach Richt announced in a press conference full of reporters, clearly he is OK with it. I am not saying I don’t want Samuel IV in the back field.

Second – I think we match up well against LSU. It will be a test for UGA’s defense, but I think if UGA can stop the run and make LSU’s QBs’ win the game then UGA has a chance. We are going to need some lights out special teams and offense. Bobo – put the petal to floor and don’t let up.

Go Dawgs.

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Joey

November 29th, 2011
3:36 pm

We Ruin This State,

Come back and chat when y’all win a bowl game, finally . . .

dogbone

November 29th, 2011
3:39 pm

This will be the true test for CM& Bobo…….. We’ll see where the program is after this game…… The dogs have not played anyone as LSU……… Will Bobo be up to this???? His predictable vanilla play calling??? I hope he is ready for this game ……………

Preacher Dawg

November 29th, 2011
3:45 pm

GIANT SLAYERS:
1)Believe (GOD is a respecter of faith, not people)
2)Confess (I say then -”Speak to the Mountain”)
3)Know your enemy (”My People Perish for lack of knowledge)
4)Chose your weapons wisley (David used a sling because he had proven it)
5)No Fear (David ran toward Goliath – he was convinced of his Covenant with God saying “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine who would defy the armies of the living God”)

DawginLex

November 29th, 2011
3:46 pm

Richt is coming back

That website posting about him leaving was an alabama hoax.

Kinda like updyke

“I just had too much bama in me.”

What a joke

bucket

November 29th, 2011
3:50 pm

Just makes me sick about Deangelo Tyson. He is a senior who has worked his tail off all year and gets taken out and denied a chance to play in the SECCG because of a stinking dirty illegal chop block. (A flag was thrown on the play.) Illegial chop blocks should result in an automatic disqualification from the game just like a punch does. If a guy gets punched he at least has a helmet on, these big Dlineman have nothing protecting their ankles and knees. We are going to need all hands on deck to slow down LSU and our chances took a big hit on the second freaking play against Tech.

RxDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

Man I’m pumped. Best of luck Dawgs. I’m hoping we can pull it out!

G-Dawg

November 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

OKAY you dang fair-weather dawg fans…and this only applies to those with their negative commentary!! For all others, my comments are not directed to you!! Its either join Dawg Nation and support these boys this weekend, or just jump ship now. We dont need any negativity or dissention regarding your haterade attitude. These boys have worked hard all year..and yes, maybe lucked up in some areas to get to the SECCG….which many didnt think would be possible after the last years results. But WE need these players to know that we’re on the train rolling into the Dome and backing them up, just as they did for us on the field all this season. This has nothing to do with drinking kool-aid..or any of those nonsense remarks I hear from those fair-weather fans!! We’re playing the #1 team in the Nation and have a chance to make a big splash, and wreck this BS BSC thing going on!! Show some damn pride and support all the hardwork this team has done this year!! Hunker Down One More Time…beat LSWho!!!

RxDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:53 pm

“Just makes me sick about Deangelo Tyson. He is a senior who has worked his tail off all year and gets taken out and denied a chance to play in the SECCG because of a stinking dirty illegal chop block. (A flag was thrown on the play.)”

Allright, let’s clear this up right now. Tyson wasn’t even touched on that play. The penalty were on completely different players. Go back, watch the replay, and you’ll see that Tyson immediately limped after jumping off the hiked ball. I guess he just twisted it or something. It wasn’t Tech’s dirty play.

L.A. BULLDAWG

November 29th, 2011
3:53 pm

WHY WOULD WE BE INTIMEDATED? WE’VE WON 10 GAMES IN A ROW, WITH SOME OF THEM IN HOSTILE ENVIROMENTS! WE OPENENED THE SEASON IN THE GA. DOME WITH A VERY YOUNG TEAM. NOW, THOSE YOUNG PLAYERS ARE SEASONED! WE HAVEW THE BEST QB IN THE SEC, AND ONE OF THE TOP 10 IN THE COUNTRY! THE STATS BEAR THAT OUT! LSU, WATCH OUT!!!!

RxDawg

November 29th, 2011
3:55 pm

@Crap

Brandon Harton is probably still recovering from the shalacking he took from the Kentucky game. He earned every bit of those 100 rushing yards that day.

G-Dawg

November 29th, 2011
3:57 pm

G-Dawg 3:35 post….can you find another name? Tired of ppl ganking mine for the past 3 yrs. Thanks! Go Dawgs!

Drewski

November 29th, 2011
3:57 pm

DAWGS ON TOP. WIN OUT FOR MUNSON!!!!

Supes

November 29th, 2011
3:59 pm

I know that having Samuel out may not seem like a big deal…but having little Carlton Thomas as our number 2 RB for this game in particular is not a comfortable feeling. LSU is big, fast and physical…probably would murder a smaller back like Harton, Thomas is just about the same size. Hopefully we see Crowell and Malcome and that’s it.

Amazing how LSU can have 3-4 top tier SEC quality backs all 220lbs or more…it’s like they recruit from the NFL!

trupert

November 29th, 2011
3:59 pm

The 2011 SECCG will forever be known as the ”upset of the Century”. Go dawgs GATA and get it done!!!

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable

November 29th, 2011
4:03 pm

“I just had too much Bama in me”

So classic…

It will be ALL about Special Teams. We have ZERO and they have about 9 out of 10. RB’s? Forget about it, Bobo will go about his normal business of wasting 15-20 plays on lining up in the I and running it up the middle with his FAMOUS Shotgun Draw.

Let’s just hope they score enough on the rest of the plays to give the D a chance to hold on. Bobo better draw up 20 plays to start the game and give us a chance to go up on the score and make their offense throw the ball.

Otherwise, it will be another pat on the back for the lame ESPN gameday crew.

Junkyard

November 29th, 2011
4:04 pm

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable

November 29th, 2011
4:05 pm

Oh and I hope we beat the crap out of LSU…..and I think we are capable.

Delbert D.

November 29th, 2011
4:08 pm

Chip, it would be news if the headline said they are intimidated.

Crap

November 29th, 2011
4:09 pm

Rx: No doubt, but they don’t even mention him. Spent more time talking about a guy who had an operation and is still on crutches with very little chance to play, but nothing said about a guy who had 100 yards (+/-) in 2 straight games, then didn’t even appear against the bugs. If he’s hurt, tell us. If not, why didn’t he play Sat? Just can’t believe he’s not even in the conversation. No articles addressed it, and the mention above is the first time I’ve seen his name since the KY game write-ups.

Crap

November 29th, 2011
4:10 pm

Nom Nom: Careful. That would hurt me.

True Dawg Fan

November 29th, 2011
4:12 pm

G-Dawg.

Well said !

Go Dawgs ! Get after them tigers !

Murphy

November 29th, 2011
4:14 pm

This Dawg team gets to return to the scene of the crime as we could say.Could it be that destiny has finally struck this Dawg team and we win in the Dome on Saturday? Strange year!! It could happen.

Destin Dawg

November 29th, 2011
4:14 pm

the score is LSU 0 to UGA 0 right now .. I’m excited.. if our D can hold’em.. creative play calling on O… line play will be critical.. win the trenches and we’ll win the game.. special teams kicking and field position.. Go Dawgs.. SEC Champs sounds great

WDE

November 29th, 2011
4:14 pm

@1eyedJack we need to send GTBob to steal that tiger…tiger gets feed and we don’t have to deal with ol Bob its a win win!

Murphy

November 29th, 2011
4:15 pm

Munson could give is a little ole lady luck!!!

Prep Zone

November 29th, 2011
4:20 pm