What they said after Georgia’s win over Florida Atlantic

“We really challenged our guys to go back to work. There was a lot of patting on the back about how great we did in the second half [at Missouri]. They responded with great practices during the week and came out and played well. The effort was outstanding, and when they had an opportunity to make plays they made them.”

– Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo on Georgia’s school-record 713-yard output vs. Florida Atlantic

“I wish we had taken care of the ball. I don’t like the turnovers, I don’t like a pick-six, I don’t like throwing interceptions in the red zone. Those were negatives, and we’ve got to continue to build and learn that can cost us some games. But I did like the effort and the way we answered in the first half.”

— Bobo on the negatives for the offense

“I was pretty upset about that interception. I felt like I had probably one of my most complete games I’ve had since I’ve been here, and that kind of stunk to finish the game like that.”

– Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who completed 14 of 19 passes for a career-high 342 yards and accounted for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) but threw an interception in the end zone on his last play of the night with about three minutes left in the third quarter

“I was concerned, yeah. They were legitimately taking that ball and moving it right down the field.”

– Georgia coach Mark Richt on Florida Atlantic’s offense in the first half, when the Owls had 263 yards and touchdown drives of 57 and 87 yards

“We came in at halftime and regrouped and were back playing the kind of defense we are used to in the second half.”

– Nose guard John Jenkins after Georgia held FAU to 55 yards in the second half

“First half, [FAU was] eight out of 12 on third-down conversions. That’s pretty strong. We got them to third down but couldn’t get off the field. Guys like Jarvis can get you off the field — obviously we’ve seen that with him — so I think [not having him] affected us. If Jarvis had played, I think we’d have been more productive when it came to pressuring the passer.”

– Richt on the absence of outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who didn’t play because of a strained groin muscle

“We came out pretty sharp in the first half, and we really played well against a good SEC team. But the second half was a completely different ballgame.”

– Florida Atlantic quarterback Graham Wilbert, whose team trailed 28-14 at halftime and was outscored 21-0 in the third quarter


60 comments Add your comment

Eric C.

September 16th, 2012
2:31 am

I’m not so sure that Murray actually threw an interception — it looked to me like the defender landed out of bounds, but there was no review. Anyway, Dawgs got a gift on the next play so not complaining too much about it.

mike on lake hartwell

September 16th, 2012
3:46 am

FAU-check. VANDY-next. one game at a time boys. GATA.


September 16th, 2012
4:18 am

mizzou/scar should be a fun one next week


September 16th, 2012
5:26 am

Well, the Vandy game is front and center and let’s hope Richt realizes that Ogletree and Rambo have served their suspensions and that the defense needs their big play ability and even though the various players who have been playing in their positions have done extremely well, having Ogletree and Rambo in the mix just keeps fresh players in the game. The meat of the schedule is here and it would be music to the UGA fan base to hear that their suspension appeals have freed them to return to the team. The defense plays very soft in the first half this season thus far and needs these players on the field.

North Georgia Dawg.

September 16th, 2012
5:46 am

I am glad the Dawg fans are not talking S.E.C. championship already. Like the mighty pumpkin heads of Knoxville,Tn. are.Then agin I think Florida has just racked up more yards on what Tn. fans call a great defense.

1969 Graduate

September 16th, 2012
5:55 am

We’re a long way from being a four quarters team. It looks like those who need to be are aware of that, and working to correct it.

I don’t see the kiss of death self congratulatory celebrations that could be happening here.

Maybe we have a shot at a really good season, but I’m not looking at anything other than how to beat the team we play next weekend. I notice they are often plenty tough, and fully capable of derailing us if we don’t have our steam up.

Go, Bulldogs!

run the damn ball

September 16th, 2012
6:47 am

How smart is Richt to give these kids drug tests after they get back from spring break. Duh! Come on coach, I realize you’re proving a point but; Fans pay big money to see the athlets perform, we could potentially lose to Vanderbilt/Missou because of it, and you could lose your job. On top of that it makes you, the team, the school, and the state look horrible. Good for you for wanting your team to be drug free. I know exactly how you can accomplish that: Give them a 2 week heads up for the upcoming test. Problem solved.

Shut ur damn mouth

September 16th, 2012
7:14 am

Richt didn’t give anyone a drug test

Frank Lane

September 16th, 2012
7:59 am

Pellini saw lots of 700 plus yards of offense, but from Nebraska not the opponent.

SEC Football

September 16th, 2012
8:00 am

If we play like this against SC, TN, FL and Tech we are in trouble. Our defense has been reading to many preseason press clippings. Our DB’s are soft and afraid of getting beat deep. They talk about how they adjust at halftime and come out and play like they should. They will not have time to adjust against the better teams as they will be out of the game at the half! Guys prove me wrong because I would love to see us go undefeated but it will not happen playing like this.

Game Changer

September 16th, 2012
8:19 am


The UGA defense is weak at this point, never had any thought that we would be worse than last year.

Our defense line is to big to produce, being to fat takes away from athleticism
Our linebackers are fast and quick but do not stop any ball carrier from extra yards
Our defensive backs are weak and the idea that corners are all that is silly, very weak to date

Offense is much improved but until we play a competitive defense judgement is withheld.

The “REALIST” ATTITUDE THAT WE SHOULD BE TAKING AFTER 3 GAMES — While it appears some teams in the east are improving, the UGA team has not improved. The defense has gone backwards – giving up 21 points a game to nobody’s.

Our offense has needed to RUN, RUN, AND RUN SOME MORE in these three games to improve and yet we have become a total pass first run later offense in 2012 even more than prior years.

Total Lack of Leadership and Accountability with UGA FOOTBALL AND BUTTS MEHRE

Game Changer

September 16th, 2012
8:28 am


Since the first half white half black man as U.S. President is considered Black by most white UGA FANS, does that mean Russ, the new half white half black mascot is the first Black Bulldog mascot?

Michael Adams has destroy all UGA football and University Traditions.

If the new University of Georgia President is from Politically Aligned Republican Party, UGA may never recover. No doubt that this Test involving Michael Adams has been a failer, only wish he could have been voted out after a four year term.

Game Changer

September 16th, 2012
8:29 am


September 16th, 2012
8:35 am

Game Changer, you’re a complete idiot.

cleveland ave. dawg

September 16th, 2012
8:47 am

Wow!!! Really dude! I just wished that the AJC would make people reviled their photos when posting on these blogs! Then we could see how strong your words would be then! Get Your Bleek, Bleek, Bleek, tail off our page!!! Reserved for Real UGA Bulldawgs!!!

Tech Sucks

September 16th, 2012
8:54 am

Changer… They were playing FAU. Give it a rest. Without 3 All SEC, possibly All American players. We will give up less yards to both UT and Vandy.

The Central Scrutinizer

September 16th, 2012
9:12 am

Game Changer, go crawl back under your rock…Moron…


September 16th, 2012
9:36 am

The offense is doing very well so far running and passing,i think the blocking needs some work.The defense to me is a little soft in the early part of the first 3 games,its time for the Rambo and Ogletree to return,so the defense can play up to what the team needs to compete for the goals that where set to go for the national title.Come on coach richt its time!!!

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September 16th, 2012
9:43 am

The defense seems to do a lot of pre snap moving. Why so much uncertainty on where your’e lined up ?

fishook dawg

September 16th, 2012
9:45 am

LeMay looked like a total joke. Has he really been practicing football??? Can he not at least learn to hand the ball off to someone who knows how to run the ball. Just 5 minutes on the field, and turns the ball over 3 times. Ramsey can’t get here fast enough. What a pathetic performance bby LeMay.


September 16th, 2012
9:48 am

Is CMR gonna play Rambo and Tree this year or what???


September 16th, 2012
9:51 am

When Game Changer starts posting I go into fast scroll mode.


September 16th, 2012
10:20 am

fishook dawg – man, you hit it right on the head – i was looking forward to seeing my fellow NC quarterback get some meaningful playing time – guess that explains why Murray stays in the game so late in these blowouts. LeMay will need to step it up if he expects to beat any of the other guys out for future playing time. I feel he is capable – we will see. GO DOGGIES


September 16th, 2012
10:24 am

Game Changer ….go back home and do a thumper dumper paul johnson sucker you Turd troll


September 16th, 2012
10:26 am

By the way, I said before the season started that the SEC EAST will rise this year and be stronger than the SEC WEST. With the way Auburn, Ark, and Miss. are playing to this point, seems to be coming true. The WEST has two strong teams, but the EAST has three damn good teams (Fla, USC, DAWGS). Throw in Mszu and you have the makings of a domant EAST. We shall see – let it play out. GO DOGGIES!

Teriyaki Dawg

September 16th, 2012
10:28 am

I like the food at Hooters but mostly the breasts. I am a breast man through and through.

Teriyaki Dawg

September 16th, 2012
10:30 am

Wish I was going to Hooters today to watch the great football/breast combo for 8-10 hours…but I am not. Alas.


September 16th, 2012
10:35 am

Teriyaki Dawg – you are sounding a little “fishy” to me

Ga Dawgs 1

September 16th, 2012
10:35 am

If you break the rules you pay the price and if it is 4 game no play then so be it. Learn to play by the rules. Hats off to the coach for stickig by the rules. Players know the penalty going in.

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

September 16th, 2012
11:00 am

It is BOBO’s fault.


September 16th, 2012
11:09 am

Changer…you really are a piece of it, ain’t ya? First Russ is brown and white and while I’m no fan of Michael Adams, what the hell are you talking about, and why?


September 16th, 2012
11:12 am

Did Game Changer go away? That dude has some real issues.

Tom Dawg 1

September 16th, 2012
11:14 am

Some of you so called UGA fans should shut your PIE HOLE. The team is 3-0. When the players that are on suspension get back the defense should be better. Give the players that are now playing
some DAMN CREDIT. You that want to sweep drug offenses aside go be someone elses fan,UGA doesn’t need you.

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life/Jarvis Jones for Heisman))

September 16th, 2012
11:40 am

@ Run the damn ball:

Why don’t you WTF up??? Only those with a single digit IQ would not know that CMR DOES NOT MAKE The RULES!!! He has to enforce the rules as a part of his job but the rules are designed by the UGA Administration.

Regardless of all that it appears you prefer putting all athletes on notice as to precisely when the drug testing will occur(which actually happened for the “Spring Break” crowd but some failed to take the advance warning and are still paying for their stupidity!!!!!!

Sorry you don’t think that is the way to run a College Football Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life/Jarvis Jones for Heisman))

September 16th, 2012
11:43 am

@ Sentientdawg:

I miss Gamechanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a severe case of Hemorhoids last year. I miss them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life/Jarvis Jones for Heisman))

September 16th, 2012
11:49 am

@ Dawg dawg:

You know the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can’t do the TIME then don’t do the Crime. If you are a dawgfan you know Rambo and Tree are suspended for the first 4 games of this season.

border dweller

September 16th, 2012
11:55 am

@ “Diaper” Changer…you never played a single down of organized football in your life, did ya? Poor fellow….we all feel your pain.


September 16th, 2012
12:09 pm

@ Run the damn ball: . . . are you being serious or are you trying , poor as it may be, to be funny. How bout this,,,,,don’t smoke dope!

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September 16th, 2012
12:53 pm

Still way too many issues remaining……the one no one can change is the coaching……very sad indeed. Can we forfeit the SECCG if we get lucky enough to go again? I would rather endure that shame than the total $#%@$#^ the Tide will put on us. The coaches love these cupcakes, makes them think they are great at what they do…LMAO for sure. And for the umpteenth season we have the worst secondary in the country, and now teams are beginning to run on us. If I didn’t have to give up the next thirty years of my life I would say WAKE ME when Richt is gone. On second thought maybe not, I would then have to endure that blowhard Bobo as head coach for god knows how long, since he’s next in line. Maybe in my next life?


September 16th, 2012
1:03 pm

run the ball, how do you know if CMR is the one that decides when or how often to administer drug tests?


September 16th, 2012
1:25 pm

SEC Football

September 16th, 2012
8:00 am

Same thing about our D worries many dawg faithful. Its an unsettling trend to allow these socalled cream puff teams to score so easily early on in games. The SC’s, TN and FL’s are going to be a lot harder to score against while they score at will based on GA’s seemingly inconsistent play on D early in games. If this trend continues there’s no doubt it will cost the dawgs a game or two they get deeper into the SEC schedule. They cannot be selective for what team to get up for if they want to maintain an edge on Defense.

Mad Dog One

September 16th, 2012
2:33 pm

I have seen what drug use can do to people and any thing UGA can do to help stop it DO IT and to he!! with what some people think. Np more sermons wat to go DOGS. GO DOGS & GATA

Mad Dog One

September 16th, 2012
2:35 pm

When I learn to type I am going to be he!! on wheels.

Say What???

September 16th, 2012
3:48 pm

@ The Realist… We all took a vote and decided that it would be fine for you to find another team to follow. It would be tough for us to move forward without your positive views, but we will find a way to get through this tought period.


September 16th, 2012
4:21 pm

Buffalo and FL Atl moved the ball on our under motivated under achievers on D. AL doesn’t have a problem waking up to play Ark! 3-0 means nothing until we beat a decent or ranked team. I love the dogs always, but I question both this generations “motivation”, and our offensive coordinator, but hope I’m wrong and we go all the way for the first time since I left Athens in 1980..6 SEC champions in a row- but not us!


September 16th, 2012
6:17 pm

70s, the offensive production was close to an all-time record in the history of the SEC, and that was pretty much three quarters with our first team. That is all time record–every game ever played. What, sir, are you thinking? Folks, Wilbert and the Owls have a pretty good offense. Wilbert was close to 80% coming into the game. They fumbled a lot. The kid is very big and he has an accurate and powerful arm. We didn’t have Jones, Ogeltree, Rambo, and we were limited on a number of other players. We will have to wait to see how well they play over the next month. This was a stronger win than some of you seem to realize. The defense needs to grow to full strength and gel, and the O line needs to keep improving, but we have a lot of potential. We could lose to Vandy, TN, SC, or UF very easily, so we will have to play very well to stay undefeated. But, we have a chance to grow into a great team. We’ll see.

Tom Dawg !

September 16th, 2012
6:29 pm

If all the so called Ritch, Bobo and other haters would shut up for a while, It would be a moment of fresh air. Most of you do not realize that the players also read your hateful blogs. The offense just set a new record. Some of you don’t care. Well you say we are playing cupcake teams. Every team in America plays cupcake teams. Vandy versu Presbyterian, Florida versus Bowling Green, Arkansas and Auburn versu Louisiana U at Monroe. UGA has more back door coaches and back door experts than it needs Just shut up with the negative comments and be a true fan.


September 16th, 2012
6:47 pm

@Tom Dawg ! is spot on. All you so called “fans” need to go find another team to support. @Just Run The Damn Ball, you in particular sound like you would be much happier putting your energies into the NFL fan base. I’m pretty sure you are just another lame troll, and almost certain you never attended UGA. If you had then you would understand that THE University of Georgia is a lot more than a football program. I could pick your comments apart word by word but not worth the effort. For one though, “On top of that it makes you, the team, the school, and the state look horrible.” Really??? Care to explain how that is?