Richt’s Sunday call: talking Tennessee and more

A few quick notes from Mark Richt’s weekly conference call this evening:

  • Safety Shawn Williams thought he pulled a hamstring while stretching in warmups before Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt,  “but it was more of a spasm,” Richt said. “It just kind of tightened up on him and kind of shook him up. … It turned out it wasn’t [pulled], thankfully. I’m not saying it didn’t bother him throughout the game … but he played the majority of the game.”
  • Familiar question, familiar answer. “We’ll figure it out in pregame warmup, I guess, just like last week,” Richt said to the obligatory inquiry about whether suspended defensive stars Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo will return, as expected, from four-game suspensions this week.
  • “I don’t think it’s serious,” Richt said of the ankle injury that forced defensive end Abry Jones from the game Saturday.  But Richt pointed out that he had not yet received an update from the medical staff.
  • Next up for Georgia: Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Sanford Stadium. Richt on Tennessee’s offense: “They’re throwing and catching it extremely well, and their run game is starting to come around, too.  … They want balance in their attack, but it’s hard to have balance when you’ve got the kind of receivers they’ve got. You want to throw the ball, and you want to throw it down the field. You want to take some shots because these guys can really go. And they’re not only fast, but they’re tall and they’ve got leaping ability. … It’s hard not to want to throw the football with those guys and a quarterback who can throw it like Tyler Bray.” (Bray has thrown for 1,301 yards in four games this season.  His top receivers have been 6-foot-4 junior Justin Hunter (30 catches for 410 yards) and 6-foot-3 junior-college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson (19 for 259). Patterson was recruited by Georgia before signing with the Vols.)
  • Richt on Patterson: “We knew he was a special player. We wanted him big-time. He just looked like a big-time difference maker, a big playmaker. The fact he’s a couple of years out of high school  [made  him] even more of a threat to come in and make some things happen immediately.”

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF GEORGIA-VANDERBILT GAME:

Game story: No drama this time as Bulldogs rout Vandy 48-3

In the spotlight: Huge night for Aaron Murray

Mark Bradley column: Yeah, it was only Vandy. It also was utter domination by UGA

Quotes: What players,  coaches said after the game

Photo gallery: Scenes from Sanford Stadium

196 comments Add your comment

hotdawg

September 23rd, 2012
7:41 pm

Prediction is Bray will have more than a broken thumb next Saturday because Jarvis, Tree, Jenkins and Washington are going to be all over him!

Thwgt

September 23rd, 2012
7:42 pm

UGA Fan Foreva

September 23rd, 2012
7:43 pm

hotdawg

September 23rd, 2012
7:45 pm

I was first!

RiffRaff

September 23rd, 2012
7:46 pm

Great game last night! Looking forward to Saturday against the Vols.

Oh Well What the Hell

September 23rd, 2012
7:49 pm

Dawgs win it 38-20

Carterb

September 23rd, 2012
7:50 pm

I hope Patterson works out for the vols unlike diva D’Prick

Shamus

September 23rd, 2012
7:52 pm

VOLS are going to get a brogue kick right in their mouth! UGA 42 Vols 7

tenn.DAWG

September 23rd, 2012
7:59 pm

UGA will have to play better in the secondary against utk than they did Vandy.

SatillaDawg

September 23rd, 2012
8:00 pm

Ya gotta love them Dawgs!

Sic ‘em! Whip the Vols!

Glen

September 23rd, 2012
8:07 pm

The Dawgs are looking good ,we just have to take it 1 game at a time ,sure will be glad when Tree and Rambo gets back

Salty Dawg

September 23rd, 2012
8:08 pm

Be ready Boys, don’t think for a minute that TN can’t beat you. Any team in the SEC can beat any other team on any given day. It’s just the way it is in the SEC.

Don’t let up for second…let’s keep this thing going. Georgia looks like they have the making of something special this year if they don’t let of the gas.

Go Dawgs! This team is fun to watch…their attitude seems different.

Go you silver britches…let the Big Dawg eat!

Steamer Lane Bulldog

September 23rd, 2012
8:09 pm

Don’t let up one ounce, come Saturday.

Rick James

September 23rd, 2012
8:25 pm

Todd Gurley is averaging 9.3 yards per carry..Wow!

Josh Smith for 3

September 23rd, 2012
8:33 pm

I’d be stunned if Tree and Rambo weren’t back for the Tennessee game. That’d be nearly half the season for a 2nd failed marijuana drug test. A good number of schools, like Oregon, for example, would have had these guys back in 2 games, 3 at the absolute latest, for the same offense.

Chuck UGA

September 23rd, 2012
8:35 pm

Vols are expecting an upset win. Talk radio in Tennessee believe they can throw on Georgia, and that Florida win in K-ville was a fluke. Amazingly, they are also saying they will win the SEC title in 2013.
I hope Richt doesn’t concern himself with who the Tennessee coach is. UGA needs to win this one real big and score 40+ on the Vols. UT has been a pain when Fulmer was there, and it is time to return the favor. Let’s get ahead in this series over the next five years like we should be.

Left Coast Dawg

September 23rd, 2012
8:36 pm

That’s Rick James biaaaacccch!

WDE

September 23rd, 2012
8:39 pm

@The plain truth is that your a moron and bless your heart you can’t help it..

flo-ri-duh

September 23rd, 2012
8:44 pm

Put the heat on Tyler Bray – that is key to beating the Tick Hounds.

hit a single

September 23rd, 2012
8:55 pm

Most improved area of this team is character. It starts with the two young running backs that know why they are at UGA and appreciate the opportunity and they also reflect leadership shown by people like Richard Samuel. We have finally recruited character and hopefully gotten rid of the trash.

Jefferson Davis Hogg

September 23rd, 2012
8:56 pm

Lets not get ahead of ourselves Dawg fans. UT will still get on the bus and travel to Athens and put up a very good fight for 3 qtr’s and I believe we should pull away at the end. Anything more would be a blessing. They have big, physical guys on both sides of the ball and they’re good athletes. One game at a time and stay completely focussed and we should win another one and gain much needed momentum heading into SC. Go Dawg’s

Jefferson Davis Hogg

September 23rd, 2012
9:00 pm

This team has the potential to do great things!…..I know it’s great to have Rambo and Ogletree back but does anyone think that they may be a little rusty and not in the groove yet? Don’t want to screw up team chemistry is all. Tennesee is gonna throw it all over the field and that scares me a little. jus sayin

SE GA Fan

September 23rd, 2012
9:02 pm

Tyler Bray practiced all summer throwing beer cans at cars in his apartment complex and making those who filed reports withdraw them. Nothing happened to him…Dooley made a stupid comment about his throw being off. Not funny. He should have had some “sitting-out time.” Don’t like Dooley or his mom.

OkieDawg

September 23rd, 2012
9:06 pm

Marlon Brown, Chris Conley, Rontavious Wooten, Tavarres King , Michael Bennet and Malcome Mitchell = Frisbee catching Dawgs…End of story.

Especially with Aaron Murray throwing that frisbee…..

And for fun, throw in Gurley and Marshall…Uh, can you say Herschel Walker the duo?

LOOK’N GOOD!!!

harold

September 23rd, 2012
9:06 pm

DEREK DOOLEY WILL LIKELY LOSE HIS JOB AFTER THE “THRASHING” UGA PUTS ON THE VOLS.

TENNESSEE & KENTUCKY TIE FOR THE WORST IN THE SEC.

UGA NEEDS TO FORGET GIVING THE PLAYERS GATORADE & SERVE THEM MILLER LITES AS UGA TROUNCES THE VOLS——-55-3——-

IN A CAKEWALK!

Herschel Walker's Jock Strap

September 23rd, 2012
9:21 pm

Word out of Knoxville is the Haslam’s (Vols Big Money) sent their private jet a to pick up Petrino last week. Reminds me of Bobby Lauder’s antics at Auburn. This came from a really good source and it ain’t rumor mill crap. Dooley is done in Knoxville the Orange Turds will do anything to win and that includes hiring coaches with the morals of a billy goat! Thank God for coach Richt! Goooo Dawgs!

dougsmugs.com

September 23rd, 2012
9:21 pm

@hotdawg, my prediction is that the Dawg’s will have to outscore the Vols to win this game. ;-)

valdosta native

September 23rd, 2012
9:21 pm

Isaiah who?? I think you might have a point Jefferson. They may be a bit rusty. Let them earn a spot to start first. They’re already hungry to get back. Make them earn it and the team will be that much better.

Joypolano

September 23rd, 2012
9:26 pm

Film o zmianie? O buncie? “jestes bogiem film” wymyka sie tym etykietkom. To wiarygodny, nasycony obraz rzeczywistosci. Wciagajace kino bez tezy
Rezyserowi “Jestes bogiem” Leszkowi Dawidowi i autorowi scenariusza o Paktofonice Maciejowi Pisukowi udalo sie to, co nie wyszlo Walterowi Sallesowi w filmie o beatnikach “W drodze”. Nie porownuje raperow z Bogucic i Mikolowa tworzacych w latach 90. polski hip-hop do tego, co robili w latach 50. wloscy pionierzy kontrkultury – chodzi mi tylko o autentyzm pokazu filmowego, metode ukazania zycia i powiazania go z tworczoscia. Nie mam wrazenia, ze – jak mowia reklamy – ogladam “legende hip-hopu”. W 1998 roku, kiedy zaczyna sie akcja filmu, Magik – Piotr luszcz – jest juz wprawdzie slawny w swoim pokoleniu, posiada za soba Kaliber 44, niemniej jednak legenda Paktofoniki dopiero sie wytwarza. Film ani nie podbija jej, ani nie demaskuje, on ja wylacznie uwiarygodnia i pokazuje, z czego wyrastala. Wszystko dzieje sie tu naocznie, w biegu, tu i w chwili obecnej. Ten film ukazuje zderzenie artysty z wlasna legenda i trudnosc przekroczenia progu, kiedy to, co bylo intymna refleksja, natchnieniem, tajemnica – i co wyraza zwrot “jestes bogiem film pobierz“, ktorego nie moga na starcie pojac ani zaakceptowac koledzy z zespolu, obudzeni po nocy telefonem Magika – ma stac sie wlasnoscia publiczna, a w koncu towarem na marketing.
Potencjal niewyczerpany
Ten mlody kapitalistyczny swiat zdradza chlopaka z blokow. Czy nie taki, metaforyczny sens posiada scena, gdy ekrany sklepowych monitorow zdradzaja go przed wlasna zona, tworzac falszywa sytuacje, ktora bedzie miala tragiczne konsekwencje? Postac Magika zostaje przechwycona. Gubi sie w labiryncie ekranow. Jego lajf przelamuje sie, rozdziela na celebryckie i wlasne. Leszkowi Dawidowi w koncowce filmu udalo sie oddac moment wyobcowania i rozdarcia, gdy uwielbieniu fanow towarzyszy poczucie zdrady wlasnej zony. Magik ma zarazem poczucie mocy, ktorym woli sie podzielic z innymi. “Jestem bogiem/ Uswiadom to sobie/ Slyszysz wyrazu/ od ktorych wlos jezy sie na glowie/ O rany rany/ Jestem niepokonany/ Ha i Pe Ha O Pe/ Bez reszty oddany/ Przejebany/ Potencjal niewyczerpany/ Prawdopodobnie w DNA on byl mi konkretny”

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:29 pm

I think we beat Tenn, but I’ll be honest, Bray will throw it on us. He can throw it on anyone. He’s good, and we don’t need to overlook him. I hate to pull the Larry Munson thing, but we are going to have a real hard time slowing this guy down. It might be a shoot out, but in the end, Dawgs have more depth and win in the 4th 48-35

Phoenix

September 23rd, 2012
9:34 pm

I cant wait to watch this one! The Georgia Bulldogs are 4 and 0 for the first time since 08 and they get Rambo and Tree back! I just hope that Georgia can win next week

Thinkalittle

September 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

Don’t be so hard on the billy goat.

doug

September 23rd, 2012
9:36 pm

Vandy aint the same. The new thug coach they have is more interested in not being picked on than playing typical tough smart Vandy football.

Hope he sticks around.

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:37 pm

Joypolano……..what?

Phoenix

September 23rd, 2012
9:38 pm

Do you think Georgia can go undefeated?

Thinkalittle

September 23rd, 2012
9:38 pm

Hairy Dawg

September 23rd, 2012
9:39 pm

Yes sir! Were rolling and now getting back two more D starters. They will be ready to make Dooley Boy pay for missing the games. Dawgs is Top 5 and headed for a Dome showdown with Bammer Roll Turds or LUSer Bungle Tigers to determine BCS winner. Dooley Boy just goning be road kill on the way. The Orange Pumkins is a basket case program from Phat Phil to Lame Kitten and now Dooley Boy. We will teach them a lesson not to come in state to play Dawgs or trying to steal our recruits. We just beat Commodes to show what happens to Tenn boys that visit GA and now we will do it again.

Go Dawgs!

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:40 pm

Yea…those Tennessee WRs are so big and fast…I don’t how we can contain them. Only hope we have is to play as good as Akron and keep them down most of the game. LOL

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:41 pm

Woa there Pheonix! Too early for that. Of course they can, everyone who still is undefeated can remain that way for the season. It’s really hard to go all the way though. You have to worry about injuries, and as my grandfather said, sometimes, the ball just has to bounce right for you. There will be at least one or two really close games against people other than SC and Bama. We might have a close one against Ky, or Fl when we just don’t play good. Every team has at least one. The outcome of these close games determines how far we go. We have the talent, but we still need a bit of luck too.

bigdawg1

September 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Joypolano: Very few people on here can read, or comprehend, Polish! Now, back to my kielbasa!

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:43 pm

Going undefeated is a really hard thing to do. Ask Alabama from last year. It would be a miracle.

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:43 pm

Best team does not always win

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:44 pm

If you think for a moment that Tenn played up to par against Akron you are fooling yourself. Its the same as when we played Buff. Tenn is good enough, and they are a rival…We can’t look past them.

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:46 pm

Smitty you got it, you remember the 02 season? We were MUCH better than florida, but we got whipped. It’s a long and dangerous road, but we can do it…especially if we play like we did against Vandy.

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

UGA 5-0….totally agree but they may be a program playing desperate…which is dangerous

Hairy Dawg

September 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

Ha! Tenn this and Tenn that. They haven’t been worrh a dang in years. Dawgs will show on the field who is got the talent and is real mens not playing like boys for Dooley Boy.

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

When I said they, I meant Tennessee

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

I hope we remain hungry all season, because the only team that can beat us is us.

Smitty

September 23rd, 2012
9:50 pm

Oh I was there in 02….remember too well

UGA 5-0

September 23rd, 2012
9:51 pm

Man that hurt bad. I’m glad this whole UGA fl thing is going back to the way it’s suppose to be, with us on top every year! GO DAWGS!