Alec Ogletree, Bacarri Rambo don’t make trip to Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO. – Georgia will be without Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo when the Bulldogs  play Missouri on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Ogletree and Rambo were not among the 70 UGA players that traveled to  Holiday Inn Executive Center on Friday night. Neither Ogletree, the starting “Mo” linebacker, nor Rambo, an All-American free safety, played in last week’s opener against Buffalo either. Georgia has never confirmed that the players are suspended, but Rambo’s high school coach said in March both would be out four games for a second violation of UGA’s marijuana-use policy.

Sanders Commings, a starting cornerback, and starting outside linebacker Chase Vasser are also out for the game. They were suspended for two games due to off-season arrests, which the Bulldogs have acknowledged. Georgia considers Ogletree and Rambo’s situations internal.

So the Bulldogs will be without four defensive starters as they face Missouri’s high-powered spread offense Saturday night at Faurot Field. Cornerback Malcolm Mitchell, who moved from offense to replace Commings at boundary corner, appears to be ready to play Saturday. He missed last week’s game with an ankle injury but was able to practice this week.

Right tackle John Theus (ankle) also made the trip and appears ready to play. He had to leave the Buffalo game in the fourth quarter and was unable to practice until Wednesday. However, his backup Watts Dantzler was unable to travel due to a high-ankle sprain.

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Dawgone

September 7th, 2012
7:42 pm

Not good… pick up the slack Dawgs

Dawg Days

September 7th, 2012
7:47 pm

JRW7

September 7th, 2012
7:47 pm

BULLDOG CRAP!!!!!

critical game

September 7th, 2012
7:48 pm

At least Mitchell is back. That is HUGE for this game.

BUG SQUASHER

September 7th, 2012
7:48 pm

Hunker down,dont play like tech

SLWDAWG

September 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

Doesn’t look good, especially Rambo’s absence. However, you have to respect the decision of the coaches who recruited these rule/law breakers. Looking forward to the days once again when this nonsense is not an issue!

chilidawg

September 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

fan

September 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

ignition

September 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

I think UGA loses this game.. Mizzou offense is to strong for UGA’s undisciplined bunch, and now an undisciplined bunch without their best defensive players.

If UGA were to have their entire defense I would feel differently, and this has nothing to do with talent cause even without these starting defenders UGA is still more talented, but it has everything to do with coaching and what I feel is a staff that relies on athleticism rather than strategy and discipline.

Brian Smyrna

September 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

I really hate to say this, but this is about to be a 24 to 20 UGA loss.

SouthGADAWG

September 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

I am glad to see that discipline and character building is more important to Coach Richt than winning. I still believe Georgia will prevail against a very good Missouri team. Character and discipline will carry a team further than win at all cost and throw out all discipline. These young men will be better for it for the rest of their lives. I am glad that Georgia has a coach that will stick to his guns on following team rules for all players even the “stars”.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

Go Dawgs! Yes having Mitchell back is huge for this one. I hope they keep the short pass routes covered.

NORRIS

September 7th, 2012
7:54 pm

4 games sure is a lot. we may lose with that many starters out. The only way to win is to have a big offensive day…

DeionVick

September 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

I am starting to think that if the Dawgs lose tomorrow. CMR seat may just start to get hot again. Smh

FSUBrave

September 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

UGA loses this game 47-17….

Rollo

September 7th, 2012
8:00 pm

24-20 would be fine to me….cuz I have the over at 42.5……let’s score some points boys…

free the weed

September 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

pee for enjoyment, not for employment.

sawtooth354

September 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

dopers playing football, ha-ha-ha, must be real dumb ones to get caught

Happy Warrior

September 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

I will NEVER, talk down a player for mistakes on the field. But, it situations like this that we can do without. Its time for uga and CMR clean house and get rid of selfish players. TEAM
me You alway put the team first, BIG TEAM, little me

dogdawg

September 7th, 2012
8:03 pm

I hope the team gives Rambo and Ogletree Hell for what they did to the team!!!!!!

Hugh Jass

September 7th, 2012
8:04 pm

Please stop smoking grass.

BillD

September 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

47-17??? Stop eating paint chips you idiot.

joe jenkins

September 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

Well i most defintely think we will lose now….the only chance we had is if tree and rambo played andcommings played….branden is an awful corner and norman is the worst safety s ince bryan evans…better hope murray is on fire and marlon brown and king have a big game….richt should have played at least tree and commings,….wellafter we lose this game…i dont think we will recover after this game….well the good thing is at least richt is possibly gone at the end of the year….

luangtom

September 7th, 2012
8:08 pm

I this really a surprise? It is ongoing and traditional for UGA players to be in trouble. Why do they risk losing their scholarships for such stupidity? Sad commentary on the class of players we keep getting. Great athletic ability, but lack of common-sense.

UGA24-7

September 7th, 2012
8:09 pm

EALEY BUSTED FOR WEED TO IF ANYBODY STILL CARES!

Paul Johnson

September 7th, 2012
8:10 pm

Brian Smyrna – if you hate to say it…then don’t douchebag

YellowJacket

September 7th, 2012
8:11 pm

The Dawgs should still be able to pull out an historic win.

Bigdsel

September 7th, 2012
8:12 pm

Contractor

September 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

Who cares? Do the crime, do the time. Georgia’s defense is more than capable of stopping this “high powered” Missouri offense. What a joke. I think Georgia will hold Missouri to 17 points or fewer since they have been looking forward to this game since Spring time.

Chuck Allison

September 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

Does UGA furnish marijuana for their football players or do they have to rob convenience stores to get the money? Just wondering. I can’t see how that many athletes can find that much weed unless UGA is furnishing it.

BobDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

DEIONVICK… why the Hot Seat talk with CMR… He didn’t violate team rules and get suspended!!!! It’s on the TEAM this time if we lose… not the coaches…. Just like Superior always says… good to catch Ga early when they are not at full strength…..

dawginduluth

September 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

Well, Richt has his excuse, now.

Jerry Seinfeld

September 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

I kind of saw this coming, but this is a huge loss for our defense. But you’ve got to give Mark Richt some credit for suspending Commings two games when he knew at the time we would be playing a tough game. A lot of coaches would have given him one due to the opponent we were playing. A guy named Spurrier comes to mind.

TallaDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:16 pm

If UGa is going to have such a severe (4 game) penalty for a 2d offense, they should just say 2 strikes and you are gone. This type thing just distracts the team and gives them an excuse for losing. That said, what kind of idiot drug tests a kid after spring break, unless they want him to fail?

dandydawg@comcast.net

September 7th, 2012
8:17 pm

Man, I really hate this. I hope that I am wrong, but I just don’t see how we are going to win this game. These kids have got to step up and do what’s right. My goodness, you are getting a free ride at one of the best universities in this nation…. act like you want it!!!

AtlDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:21 pm

Enter your comments here

Turd Ferguson

September 7th, 2012
8:21 pm

they have to stay in Athens and sell more weed cause they didnt make their Quota.

Turd Ferguson

September 7th, 2012
8:24 pm

The Dopes, I mean Dawgs have the easiest schedule in the SEC but they and everyone has overlooked Mizzou. LOSS NUMBER 1 COMING UP. HA HA

Mike Bell 790

September 7th, 2012
8:25 pm

FIRST!!!

So, exactly what is a “Richt tackle”?

ARdawg

September 7th, 2012
8:27 pm

There will still be 11 bulldogs on the field

Athens

September 7th, 2012
8:28 pm

In my opinion, the strict pot policy serves more to make Georgia look bad to the rest of the nation than it does to make the program look good for being tough on drugs. Noone else would suspend a player four games for pot.

free the weed

September 7th, 2012
8:29 pm

c. allsion,

Congrats! Dumbest post of the day.

Turd Ferguson

September 7th, 2012
8:31 pm

@TallaDawg, when the players are playing on a scholarship,they need to be drug tested. that means they are there by someones money other than theirs. why are they there? to smoke weed or play football.

AtlDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:32 pm

I salute CMR for his principles. Random testing after breaks and then tough enforcement. Most programs don’t ask the question, I suspect. If we lose this game I expect this to be CMR’s last year, so he is risking his own future, too. I think we hire Smart if somebody doesn’t get him first.

drugdog

September 7th, 2012
8:33 pm

Oooooohhhhhh Nooooooooohhhhhh!!!! We are dooooooooomed!!!

Dang it!

September 7th, 2012
8:34 pm

I wanted these two dawgs to make the trip! This sucks something serious. Hopefully the dawgs will be ready to go!

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Simpson

September 7th, 2012
8:35 pm

I wonder if the team has known Rambo and Tree would be be out for this game since the start of fall practice? If so, I’d feel better that we’ve prepared to play without them. if not, what a letdown for them. Could 85 guys keep that quiet about it?

AugustaDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:36 pm

I understand the concern but people act like we won’t score. Even if it’s a shootout we win. Gata

Henry cty dawg

September 7th, 2012
8:38 pm

Dawgs could be in trouble people. Buff was a 3-9 MAC team. Franklin will eat us for supper. It is going to take a miracle for us to win.

Joe Hill

September 7th, 2012
8:38 pm

Yea let’s smoke some weed. I don’t like the way I feel so give me some weed to make me high. At least now we have an excuse.