UGA expects OG Kolton Houston to have his eligibility restored

ATHENS – Georgia coach Mark Richt remains vague about the “NCAA issue” that kept Kolton Houston sidelined all last season. But as evidenced by Houston’s regular presence with the No. 1 offense at left guard during spring camp, the Bulldogs obviously expect to have him for the coming season.

“We anticipate him to be able to play, but it’s not set in stone yet on him,” Richt said.

Houston

Houston

Houston is listed as a redshirt sophomore in Georgia’s spring media guide, even though he has not played since he has been with the Bulldogs. The Buford native was redshirted in 2010, his initial year of eligibility, then appeared to be a rising star in 2011. He was listed as backup to Kenarious Gates at left guard heading into preseason camp.

But by the time the season began, Houston had dropped off the depth chart. Richt has never referred to Houston as “suspended,” only that he was ineligible due to “an NCAA issue.” Requests to interview Houston have been denied since last fall.

The NCAA can suspend student-athletes from competition for one full year for a positive test of one of its random screens for banned substances. But The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Freedom of Information requests for documentation regarding the status of Houston’s NCAA eligibility have been denied by UGA citing federal laws that protect students’ academic and medical privacy.

Richt remained evasive when pressed on the issue again Thursday.

“What did we say it was?,” he asked rhetorically. “I forgot how much I’ve said so far.”

Reminded by another reporter of his standard reply, Richt laughed. “Yeah, NCAA issue. That’s what it is, an NCAA issue.”

Nevertheless, it’s clear the Bulldogs are getting Houston ready to play. During the short times the media is allowed to view practice, Houston has been lining up at left guard with the No. 1 unit.

Lee

Lee

Junior Dallas Lee, who is also a Buford product, started seven games at guard (and five at left guard) before breaking a leg against Florida this past season. He seems to be working more with the No. 2 unit.

“[Offensive line] Coach [Will] Friend is rotating the lineup around pretty good, so I wouldn’t say Kolton [Houston] is ahead of Dallas [Lee] right now,” Richt said. “On any given day or in any given rotation he may be in there and Dallas may be with the 2s. But they’re moving back and forth.”

So far, Richt likes what he’s seeing out of both players. The 6-foot-5, 291-pound Houston was an 2009 AJC Super 11 selection and an Under Armour High School All-American coming out of Buford High.

“We think Kolton can play,” Richt said. “He’s got a ways to go but, again, and I say this to the team a lot, I’m not that worried about who the starters are. I’m worried about how many guys are ready to play football for Georgia in the Southeastern Conference. That’s what I’m hoping these guys can prove to us. All those guys are fighting for that.

“Do I think Dallas can? Yes. Do I think Kolton can? Yes. We’re working our way through some of these other guys. Gates has already done it. Chris Burnette has already done it. So we’ve got guys that can do it.”

The Bulldogs are having to replace three starters off last season’s offensive line: left tackle Cordy Glenn, center Ben Jones and right tackle Justin Anderson. Currently the first five are Gates at left tackle, Houston, sophomore David Andrews at center, Burnette at right guard and sophomore Watts Dantzler at right tackle.

“We have high hopes for Andrews,” Richt said. “Right now he’s the No. 1 center. If he can get it done that will help us a lot, free up a guy like Burnette to stay at the guard position. We wouldn’t have David line up at anything but center at this point. But he’s doing a great job as far as knowing what to do and working on communicating and everything that has to be done. Next to the quarterback he’s got the toughest job there is as far as recognizing things, communicating things and doing it really fast.”

The second unit has JUCO transfer Mark Beard at left tackle, Lee at guard, walkon Hugh Williams at center, Hunter Long at right guard and Austin Long at right tackle.

OTHER NOTES: Richt said quarterback Michael Tamburo of Suwanee has decided to give up football. The junior out of North Gwinnett injured a knee but will remain with the team in a “student assistant” capacity. . . . Junior wide receiver Rantavious Wooten was unable to practice Thursday due to a pulled leg muscle. . . . The Bulldogs began their “competitive phase” of camp, as Richt called it, with their first contact practice of the spring. The coaches kept score of drills that pitted the offense against the defense and “the defense won the day,” Richt said.

182 comments Add your comment

Brian

March 22nd, 2012
9:31 pm

Good to hear

German Shepherd Dawg

March 22nd, 2012
9:33 pm

Sic Em. Woof woof.

German Shepherd Dawg

March 22nd, 2012
9:33 pm

Thank you, Brian, for not saying it.

Brian

March 22nd, 2012
9:36 pm

I read it for the info. Not to be first on a blog. Ill leave that for the ppl that need the extra satisfaction lol

Augdawg

March 22nd, 2012
9:41 pm

Go Dawgs & Cross Creek Baseball!!!!!!! Second!!

Douglas Dawg

March 22nd, 2012
9:44 pm

Replacing three guys doesn’t concern me. I was not overly impressed with the line last year. I think we will be fine up front.

Mountain Dawg

March 22nd, 2012
9:53 pm

I hope Kolston’s got his ’shift’ together.

bitter dawgs fan

March 22nd, 2012
9:54 pm

DAWGS RULE—-CANT WAIT TILL we face bamma in the SEC championship game

starting to save pennies. 48-2 dawgs over trailer turds—-hahahahahah

My God a Freshman!

March 22nd, 2012
9:58 pm

I humbly say this but I have nice feeling about this team! Heck, I also like our chances against the reptiles for years to come. A 20 year swing would be nice in our favor. Being from Jax it would be nice to see more big trucks sporting the “G” on the front like the days of old. Can I get a witness?
Does anyone have info on Michael Tamburo’s exit? I never really heard any reporting on him… Just curious. We have many quality QBs in the stable and more coming.

Go Dawgs!

BW

March 22nd, 2012
10:01 pm

I love March Madness but I am so ready for some football!!!

Pago Pago DAWG

March 22nd, 2012
10:28 pm

So isabella is looking at the Heisman..interesting. Can UGA at least win a major bowl game between 2012-2020!

UGA89

March 22nd, 2012
10:28 pm

Way to go Watts Dantzler!

doggie

March 22nd, 2012
10:31 pm

One of my favorite and most exciting games to watch is the NBA championship game. I watch it, and when it’s over, I know that football season is just around the corner. Go Dawgs!

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
10:39 pm

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ESPN’s DawgNation By Edward Aschoff March 22, 2012 1:38 p.m.

“Questions arose about Murray’s play when the stages got bigger. Murray went 0-4 as a freshman against ranked teams, and in 2011 he beat just two ranked teams. Georgia’s first two losses came to ranked opponents (Boise State and South Carolina), and its last two came in the SEC championship game against No. 1 LSU and in the Outback bowl against the 17th-ranked Spartans.

In Murray’s last four games, he threw eight touchdowns-to-six interceptions, including four picks in the last two games.

The criticism is justifiable, and Murray is the first to admit it. He knows his demeanor changes in bigger games. The pressure starts to mount and he feels as though he must totally take over each game.

WDE

March 22nd, 2012
10:44 pm

good article we will need all of our OL to stay healthy and be ready to play..funny as positive reports come in the trolls whine harder. Go Dogs!

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
10:45 pm

“By doing that, Murray tries to put his entire team on his back. He wants to make that great play every play. Sometimes he loses trust in teammates because he feels as though he has to make sure he’s doing everything perfect, rather than right.

But that’s wrong, and Murray knows it. He ends up rushing plays, losing concentration and missing easy oppor tunities. For as talented as Murray is fundamentally, he knows he has to a x the Superman persona to take this team further in 2012.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
10:46 pm

“Murray also wants to develop better chemistry with his targets. That began with the extensive 7-on-7 drills and the extra passing sessions, but it will come full circle with more communication and patience in practice. More trust will help Murray realize that he isn’t the only player on the field.”
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http://espn.go.com/blog/colleges/georgia/post?id=4270#more

WDE

March 22nd, 2012
10:55 pm

@Pago Pago DAWG I bet we beat hell out of your team every time we play them during that time frame…

Dawginit.

March 22nd, 2012
10:56 pm

Happy to hear Kolton has taken care of business and been cleared of whatever made him ineligible.

Bill

March 22nd, 2012
11:00 pm

I agree with Douglas Dawg. The line wasn’t very impressive last year, so I don’t see how it’s a concern to replace these guys who left. I really like the young guys we have going and believe they’ll be much more productive through the 2012 season.

Ole Big Dawg

March 22nd, 2012
11:09 pm

I like that we are building depth in the trenches

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:17 pm

“With arguably the easiest schedule (again) in the SEC, Mark Richt will be expected to take his Dawgs back to Atlanta.”

Alabama and LSU both expected to be better than our beloved Dawgs in 2012, as Alabama beat 2 teams who season end are Top 5 teams, and LSU beat 3 teams who season end are Top 5 teams for 2011.

Arkansas figures to be tough, coming off their Top 5 season end rank, and return the Top Quarterback in The SEC according to SEC Coaches.

2010 Auburn beat 3 teams who season end are Top 10 teams.

2009 Alabama beat 2 teams who season end are Top 10 teams.

2008 Florida beat 2 teams who season end are Top 6 teams.

2007 LSU beat 2 teams who season end are Top 10 teams.

Trolls ? No, what we have around here are DISNEYdawgs.com who have to LIE about what we’ve done this Current 4-Year Period, to try to make it sound as if NO ONE CAN BEAT teams who end season are Top 10 teams. Sure they can. Just not us. This is not helping UGA to say that there is some LAME EXCUSE FOR IT. In fact, you are hurting UGA, because Heaven Knows, EVERYONE KNOWS we cannot beat the TOP TEAMS. Your LIES notwithstanding.

Some of us, actually expect MORE.
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Now, what was it you were saying about teams who season end are Top 10 teams as to why we haven’t beat ANY teams Top 10 Season End – since beating # 9 Auburn in 2006 a year in which we Lost 4 games including to 4-8 Vandie ?
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13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:26 pm

0-4 vs Ranked Teams 2011 by UGA according to this URL Link :

http://www.cfbstats.com/2011/team/257/index.html

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And, to think you ran in here and LIED to this blog that STATS ARE NOT KEPT BY END SEASON RANK.

Oh, yeah they are. You can change the year and see it for every year 3-13 Mark Richt era vs season end Top 10 teams.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:29 pm

Here is yet another example of how SEASON END rank for Mark Richt are kept for all 11 years to-date :

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?teamname=Georgia&ttp://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php&fry=2001&thy=2011&app=on&tmajor=on&tgrk=on&tyrk=on&tIA=on&tBCS=on&scrview=3&yrk=on&jpl=on&yrr=on&yrl=01&yrh=10&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on

The facts remain :

(1) Mark Richt does NOT beat teams season end Top 10
(2) Top Coaches do and have every year 2001-2011
(3) Site after Site after Site keep stats season end top 10

Next LIE ? This one is debunked.

dbc

March 22nd, 2012
11:37 pm

CMR is finally getting it. Winning is a serious GAME. I’m sure McGarity has something to do with it.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:39 pm

Former Players saying we don’t win big, players such as Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, David Pollack, Justin Houston, etc.

When we do something, instead of a vocal minority trying to tell us how great we are # 5 in The SEC in every single solitary poll, fan apathy will not be the problem it is.

2011 – only Published Poll for 2011

1. Alabama
2. Louisiana State
5. Arkansas
9. South Carolina – # 4 SEC team Top 10 season end
19. Georgia – # 5 team in The SEC 2011 season end

Want to try to show me a Published Poll for 2011 other than this ?

I didn’t think so.

Beat teams season end Top 10 – lost 7 in row

Been since 2006 we did, but all these other teams

HAVE.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:39 pm

Former Players saying we don’t win big, players such as Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, David Pollack, Justin Houston, etc.

When we do something, instead of a vocal minority trying to tell us how great we are # 5 in The SEC in every single solitary poll, fan apathy will not be the problem it is.

2011 – only Published Poll for 2011

1. Alabama
2. Louisiana State
5. Arkansas
9. South Carolina – # 4 SEC team Top 10 season end
19. Georgia – # 5 team in The SEC 2011 season end

Want to try to show me a Published Poll for 2011 other than this ?

I didn’t think so.

Beat teams season end Top 10 – lost 7 in row

Been since 2006 we did, but all these other teams

HAVE.

AbsolutDawg

March 22nd, 2012
11:48 pm

how in the bloody hell has it taken OVER a year to clear up this NCAA issue yet the bumble fu*k that was Cam Newton was cleared in a wknd?!?!

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:54 pm

Clifton Crowsummore March 22nd, 2012 2:56 pm

“these crybabies who complain about “trolls” are delusional…if you idiots didn’t post outragious statements, you wouldn’t be called out on it”

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 22nd, 2012
11:54 pm

Clifton Crowsummore March 22nd, 2012 2:56 pm

“these crybabies who complain about “trolls” are delusional…if you idiots didn’t post outragious statements, you wouldn’t be called out on it”

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
12:09 am

SET STRAIGHT

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PROVIDED URL LINKS TO TRUTH

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Dog fans March 22nd, 2012 1:59 pm

“If you want to keep up with the Dogs, minus the fake UGA fans spewing long diatribes about Murray and other Dog players, you might want to check out LeatherHelmetBlog.”
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I read that blog every day. He gets 3 replies in a day to his blog post. We get sometimes 1,000 posts to a blog here at the AJ-C. Regularly, hundreds of posts. And, ecdawg does not CENSOR posts. The facts are his blog is a good blog. But, your statements about it, are absolutely mis-leading. No blog gets the number of significant posted replies that the AJ-C gets for all the Bulldogs’ Blogs, and if you need me to point out this Salient Fact, so be it “Dog fans” even if you have NEVER POSTED TO THIS BLOG.

Everyone has their right to their opinion in America, whether you like it or not. What your problem seems to be is that you fall into this group who feel that ONLY YOU CAN CRITICIZE our football program.

I am firmly convinced we go 13-1 this up-coming 2012 season. Of course, I said 12-2 for 2011. So, I am slightly over-optimistic after reading every blog and every reply at every blog.

Instead of telling everyone else that they cannot have their opinion, but only you and using a FAKE HANDLE to do so – so that we cannot go back and show you your own CONTRADICTORY posts on the same topic where you too said EXACTLY THE SAME CRITICISM YOURSELF under your normal handle here, try formulating a reply which is NOT EXCUSES, or statements by you that NO ONE IS WELCOMED TO THEIR OPINION, but you.

If you add up the replies to Bulldogs’ Blogs, all of them, combined they do not add up to the total replies on AJ-C blogs. Try reading them, you might learn something.

RED DOG 77

March 23rd, 2012
12:13 am

I have been optomistic about our Oline when alot of you were wetting the bed about losing three from last year. I agree 100% with whomever said we could do alot better this year with who we have rather than who we had last year………….These young Dawgs, especially ones like Kolton Houston have been chomping at the bit for some time now to get on the field and pop someone…………We have a pretty impressive stable of linemen, not to mention a few dinged-up waiting their turn when recovered…………I remember the days pretty clearly when I played, and I believe with an infusion of new blood sometimes is the key to creating the chemistry needed to get on a serious streak. One more year for Murray, a whole boat-load of backs, great recievers, a young agressive Oline…………….not to mention what will surely be one of the toughest Defenses in the nation……………..Heck-yea !!………..Bring-on 2012 and trolls be damned………….The University Of Georgia Bulldogs are going to be stout this year, I just hope we are stout enough to take that next step, putting some distance between us and Florida, South Carolina in the East………and gain some ground on Alabama, LSU in the West…………….Folks you never know, we win the East, we might be strong enough to win that game in the Ga. Dome in December and go on to the National Championship game…………….GO DOGS !!!! GATA !!!!

Irish Dawg

March 23rd, 2012
12:46 am

Everyone seems to have forgotten,we have no special teams coach nor an offensive coordinator that is credible.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
12:47 am

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life) March 22nd, 2012 11:50 am

“MS was ranked in the Top 10 both prior to and after the win over UGA. One missed field goal in regulation by an All-American kicker was the difference in the final Team Rankings of UGA and MS. Otherwise UGA is in the final Top 10.”
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No. Michigan State was ranked # 17 at game time. At season end, Michigan State was NOT in the Top 10. http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/past_AP_Polls.htm

UGA season end the # 5 team in The SEC at # 19. We beat two of the 48-teams who ended in the season with 8-Win Season, none of the 36 who ended season 9-Win Seasons and none of the 27 teams who end season 10-Win Seasons.

We were fortunate to be ranked the # 5 Best Team in The SEC.

We had NO BUSINESS being discussed by the likes of you as a Top 10 team.

And, you know it.
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OldFan March 22nd, 2012 10:46 am

“It’s good to have a reminder that for every errant miscreant, we have a host of young men working to live up to their commitments to the team and the university.”

“I thought this was true when I said it.”
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Absolutely correct. We have today now 78 on Scholarship and have now 27 who have been arrested and kicked-off, suspended and transferred, arrested and transferred, or just plain did not live up to their commitments to the team and the university. Therefore, you are totally correct that nearly 3 to 1, we have a HOST of young men working to live up to their commitments whom Mark Richt gave Scholarships to for this up-coming 2012 season remaining steadfast to their commitment to the team and university.
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SouthGaBrave March 22nd, 2012 9:47 am

“13-1 SEC East Champions 2012, Using a team’s “season end” ranking, as you put it, is a tired tactic used by people who try to manipulate statistics. Obviously a team that end the year in the top 10 only lost 1 or 2 games along the way, so everyone’s record against them is going to be reflected poorly. The ONLY statistic that goes in the books (and always has) is the ranking of an opponent at the time the game is played. For example, your philosophy doesn’t credit UGA’s win over Auburn last year as a win versus a Top 25 opponent, because AU didin’t end the year in the top 25……however, we all know that Auburn was in the top 25 at the time of the game, so that is what the actual records will show.

Your obvious distaste for Murray, Richt, or the whole program in general is quite obvious to everyone here. Save us the time by not posting your same old tired rants every day.”

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SouthGaBrave January 9th, 2011 12:16 am

“I understand the frustration people have with the coaches, but at the end of the day players win and lose ballgames. We had players in positions to make plays to win games this year, and they failed.

It’s just way more fun for people to pile on the coaches than the “poor players”.

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SouthGaBrave,

Just so that I am clear here now, first you say that the coaches are NOT RESPONSIBLE for the LOSSES but only just the players are.

Second, you say that

YOU

“UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION PEOPLE HAVE WITH THE COACHES”

Then, you run in here today and say these teams did NOT beat top 10 teams, yeah they did :

Alabama beat 2 teams Top 5 season end

LSU beat 3 teams Top 5 season end

2010 Auburn beat 3 teams Top 10 season end

2009 Alabama beat 2 teams Top 10 season end

2008 Florida beat 2 teams Top 6 season end

2007 LSU beat 2 teams Top 10 season end

“Obviously a team that end the year in the top 10 only lost 1 or 2 games along the way, so everyone’s record against them is going to be reflected poorly.”

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“The ONLY statistic that goes in the books (and always has) is the ranking of an opponent at the time the game is played.”
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NO. URL Links above to site after site season end top 10.

You just don’t like it that Mark Richt is 3-13 vs teams season end top 10 while ALL THESE OTHER TEAMS DO BEAT SEASON END TOP 10 TEAMS, don’t they and don’t you ?

7576DAWG

March 23rd, 2012
12:57 am

We were two field goals last year from finishing 12-2 and a top10 finish. Cant’ wait to see how Marshall Morgan will do under pressure. With all the rule changes to kick offs there won’t be near as many balls run out of the end zone and there will be a lot more that make the end zone.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
1:14 am

“Will Aaron Murray FINALLY Win the Big Game in 2012

Posted by ImYourHuckleberry on 3/22/2012 7:17:58 AM

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“On the front page of ESPN yesterday they had an interview with Aaron Murray that was conducted by Edward Aschoff. It really was a great article because it probed into the psyche of Murray. It dug deeper into the statistics and showed how Murray has struggled against Top 25 teams. For the record, he is 2-8 against Top 25 teams in two years. For UGA to finally be able to break through and get Coach Richt his 1st BCS Title as a head coach that will obviously need to change. Here is the most important quote from the interview that Murray had about his struggles:

“He knows his demeanor changes in bigger games. The pressure starts to mount and he feels as though he must totally take over each game. By doing that, Murray tries to put his entire team on his back. He wants to make that great play every play. Sometimes he loses trust in teammates because he feels as though he has to make sure he’s doing everything perfect, rather than right.”

If he did not realize that he tried to take too much responsibility on his own shoulders then he would continue to make all of the same mistakes in 2012. UGA is going to have one of the best group of tailbacks in the country if they all stay healthy and he needs to lean on them. If you can dump the ball off to an Isaiah Crowell or Keith Marshall in the flat instead of forcing the ball downfield they will make you look really good. Also having great tight ends like Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome to catch short passes and bull their way through defenders for solid gains. The receivers are also talented enough to take a quick slant and break a tackle and take it to the house.

Simply put, Murray does not need to make a big play and do the spectacular on every play. He just needs to take what the defense gives him and trust that he has the athletes to make plays. If he does that his interception number will go down at below 10 and his completion percentage will get up. That would result in a lot less 3 and outs and a lot fewer quick switches for the UGA defense.

If Aaron keeps this mentality he WILL win the big games and UGA will be better for it. Expect his record to turn around against Top 25 teams and Aaron Murray WILL NOT be the reason UGA why UGA loses a big game!”

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http://www.dawgbark.net/blog.aspx?blog=439

Dalton

March 23rd, 2012
1:18 am

@13-1….
yawn
short, concise posts, please

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
1:24 am

Yeah, but we weren’t 12-2, were we 7576DAWG ?

I wish we had been, but I am not WISHING AWAY the losses to South Carolina and to Michigan State, which BOTH were a DIRECT RESULT of Aaron Murray – according to

SouthGaBrave

And, we still were blown out by LSU 10-42 when again Aaron Murray threw that game away, as well.

And, I don’t think anyone thought that Boise State’s QB was worse than Aaron Murray either in that blow out.

Fact is Aaron Murray was not the better QB against any of the 4 teams who season end Top 25.

That runs his string to 11 games now where the other QB was SUPERIOR to Aaron Murray.

The way the South Carolina and Michigan State games unfolded 7576DAWG, there was no one on any blog who wrote the game was LOST other than by AARON MURRAY.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
1:30 am

Pardon me Dalton, while I kept our guys busy today, this UGA blog had some posts that were directed, not to you – since you’ve never posted here – but to me. And, I replied. 1st I researched, then I replied. Something they might have been better served to have done before they made these statements to which I have now addressed myself for their and your edification. I had a great day at work, but I was not in here. Some of my appointments I got to read what you’ll wrote. Now, as they did, I have posted my opinion.

13-1 SEC East Champions 2012

March 23rd, 2012
1:45 am

Trinton Sturdivant Started 21 games for us at Offensive Tackle, and he is the # 4 senior gone from our OL after the 2011 season, a season in which Trinton Sturdivant was named SEC Academic Honor Roll and Recipient of the Bill and Jane Young Football Scholarship for 2011.

DGD like Trinton Sturdivant should not be forgotten just because he had an injury in practice and it ended his career, a career again in which he STARTED 21 games at OT for us. He is a member of our 2011 team in high standing, on Scholarship for 2011, and a senior OL – gone after the season.

4 SENIOR OL gone after 2011 – ALL STARTERS.

hop

March 23rd, 2012
4:04 am

the best qb at uga is hudson mason,but again we have a coach who is way to loyal to coaches and now players such as murray.

it is going to be interesting to see how well Zack Mittenberg plays at LSU since he will be the starting there this year.

My feeling is zack will be in the NFL before Murray’s does.In fact,I will say Murray will never play in the NFL.

Hudson Mason has a far better arm and more accurate than Murray ,but we will never see it since

Coach Richt will not open up the competition,this is similiar to not facing the fact that certain coaches did not either until the dawg nation finally were heard when willie was fired as defensive head coach.

IT takes richt so long to make a decision both on players and coaches that is why alabama wins national titles and uga continues to make excuses for losing big games!j

Buzz 2011

March 23rd, 2012
5:52 am

Dawgs could have a big season. I think they win 6 games clean and flirt with a minor bowl bid. Hard to win more wth no running back, bad quarterback and no coaching… Go Jackets

JustAThought

March 23rd, 2012
6:12 am

13-1………….I hear you and I feel your passion brotha!

bucket

March 23rd, 2012
6:57 am

Yawn…Another day, another Dawghater with nothing to do but show his (or her) obsession with all things UGA. Get a life dude or dudette!

Thomas Brown = Mr Negativity = 13-1 East (blogger) = Techie

March 23rd, 2012
6:59 am

@13-1
You are a total negative jerk who spends all your time writing rambling manic garbage. Over half these posts belong to you and obviously you have a true hate for our QB and the entire team and coaching staff. Please go away Techie

Paddy

March 23rd, 2012
7:03 am

AbsolutDawg…….it took a year for the Ncaa to clear Houston because that was the length of his supervision and observation would be my guess. Much different issues than Cam Newton was facing. CM was cleared because he was found to be free of any involvement in breaking Ncaa rules.

Georgia87

March 23rd, 2012
7:09 am

Houston must be a war criminal to be suspended by the NCAA for a year. After all, the kid from Alabama got two games for taking a trip from an age

georgia87

March 23rd, 2012
7:13 am

Houston must be a war criminal to be suspended by the NCAA for a year. After all, the kid from Alabama got two games for taking a trip from an agent, the kids from Ohio State get five for illegal benefits and lying to the NCAA (but you can play in the bowl! We’re sorry we have to do this! If you hadn’t be caught by the media, we would’ve ignored it, we swear!)

The NCAA is arbitrary and inconsistent. It is time they were abolished.

Jimmy Crack

March 23rd, 2012
7:43 am

It could be a number of things that both the student and school do not want to discuss for personal reasons. Possibly he was taking a drug for ADHD but that particular drug is banned so he had to change his meds. The NCAA may have chosen to monitor his progress for one year.

As another poster stated, if Houston was suspended for PEDs, his Spring status should be listed as Sophomore. Kolton is still listed as a Redshirt Freshman on georgiadogs.com, but I have heard that in the 2012 Spring Football Media Guide he is listed as a Redshirt Sophomore, which means he wasn’t formally suspended.

ole dawg

March 23rd, 2012
7:59 am

@ 13-1… I have thoroughly enjoyed scrolling past ALL of your posts this morning. Get a life. No need to reply because I will not read that either! Have a good day.