What they said after Georgia-Tennessee game

“We were hit by a freight train early in the game, but we were able to fight back and get back into it. We went toe-to-toe with a top-10 team that will be competing for a national championship.”

– Tennessee coach Derek Dooley

“We knew they were going to be special players. How special was up in the air. But right now, through five games, they’re two of the best backs not only in the SEC but in the whole country.”

– Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray on freshman tailbacks Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, who ran for 164 and 130 yards, respectively, against Tennessee

“They are really fantastic players. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”

Georgia coach Mark Richt on Marshall and Gurley, who scored two and three touchdowns, respectively, vs. the Vols

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to be the best tandem in America, running backs and fullbacks. I don’t think we’re there yet, but I think if we keep pushing we can be there.”

– Marshall

“They had some rust, no doubt, but you can’t replace their athleticism and their ability to make plays. I’m glad we got them back and they got the rust out. Hopefully next week they’ll be even better.”

– Richt on linebacker Alec Ogletree and safety Bacarri Rambo, who led the Bulldogs with 14 and nine tackles, respectively, in their return from four-game suspensions

“It was tough [serving the suspension], but I’m a team player and have been supporting the guys and practicing like I was going to play each week.”

– Ogletree

“This game reminds me a lot of the South Carolina game last year, but the difference is we found a way to win it this year. So that’s a credit to the players improving their mental toughness and finding a way to stick together and make plays when you’ve got to.”

– UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham

“I saw the ball well and was able to get there in time. It’s always great to help the team, especially late in the game.”

– UGA cornerback Sanders Commings, who intercepted two passes in the game’s final six minutes

“We were a little sloppy in the first half, giving away points. But this team … is a bunch of fighters.”

– Murray

“It may give me a heart attack, but I love having adversity and seeing how your guys respond. You don’t want it easy all the time. You want those guys to have to answer. How are you going to respond when you make a mistake? I thought Aaron Murray and [Keith Marshall] did a good job coming back after turnovers.”

– UGA offensive coordinator Mike Bobo

“Our coaches told us it was going to be a hard game. We didn’t know it was going to be like this, but we got the win.”

– Gurley

“We are leaving here a better team than when we got here.”

– Tennessee’s Dooley


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dudley dawg

September 29th, 2012
9:53 pm

Where was our great defense and disapointing en we had two chances to run out clock at end and could not run when we needed to.

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September 29th, 2012
10:02 pm

A win is a win. Go Dawgs


September 29th, 2012
10:05 pm

Defense got 3 turnovers to end the game Ga fans always gotta be pessimists great win

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Jefferson Davis Hogg

September 29th, 2012
10:14 pm

As a Dawg fan I don’t know what to take out of this victory. Yes, The offense looks unstoppable at times until they stop themselves. The defence?…reminds me too much of the S. Carolina game of last year only this time we won. Last year we gift wrapped 20 pts against SC much the same as tonight. Maybe all teams have a game like this in them during the season I don’t know. Maybe they are looking forward to SC. But I do know one thing, the Dawgs of this tallent better choose to show up next week and play a complete game or they will get beat. I’m hoping that the defence improves much the same as they did last year after starting the season giving up a lot of yards and points as well. I’m still not convinced as to how good this team really is but I do know they are better than the performance they showed tonight!…I gotta feeling that they will get off the bus next weekend more focussed and ready to play………Go Dawgs


September 29th, 2012
10:14 pm

Bama getting pushed around by Ole Miss-must be a full moon.


September 29th, 2012
10:16 pm

TN much better then last season. They’ll be even better next season.

Jefferson Davis Hogg

September 29th, 2012
10:19 pm

The dawgs have a lot of good in their favor too…..@ good tail backs, a very good group of recievers, and the OL seems better than expected. Our kicking really scares me though. Not the coverage, just kicking. Hopefully this is one o those games Danielson spoke of that every team has every year and we at least won. Anyone remember Ala vs SC a couple years ago, UGA SC last year, Auburn SC last year?…And all the upsets this year?….I, for some reason think the Dawgs, on the road will be more focussed and over the hype


September 29th, 2012
10:24 pm

I live in Knoxville. Believe me, they are licking their chops up here! I really don’t blame them and hope they have some terrific success the rest of the way! I’m a DAWG fan but for Dooley and the Vol team, I was proud for them the way they hung in there til the end. The game was in doubt until the last 2 minutes.

What surprised me the most was the way the Vols ran on the DAWGS! I felt that Gurshall could get the job done but not that good! The Vol offensive line did a great job against the DAWG D-line. They had almost 200 yards rushing. The score would have been much different except for the DAWG turnovers…..something that I hope is fixed before they journey to Columbia. The cocks are waiting. GO DAWGS!!


September 29th, 2012
10:26 pm

Vern does not know how to read a name (keith MITCHELL) and I thought Danilson was gonna cream over Bray……………those 2 are idiots!!

CBS advertises every other freaking play!!!

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

September 29th, 2012
10:31 pm

When when you realize that you do not have a good defense.

BOBO has kept Richt’s job and you idiots give Todd “I get lit up by every decent team” Grantham a raise.

This is why it’s 31 years and counting.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

September 29th, 2012
10:39 pm

If you guys want to see a real defense, turn to ESPN.


September 29th, 2012
10:42 pm

We will not play a better Quarterback this year than Bray.


September 29th, 2012
10:48 pm

Another Classy Bama fan with nothing better to do then trash another school’s blog while watching his team.

Georgia has some work to do; the defense actually might be more talented than Bama’s this year. But what Georgia doesn’t do that Bama does is play with the same focus and intensity every week.

That’s a credit to Alabama’s Coaching Staff…

With this said, I wouldn’t get to cocky… Georgia, Florida and South Carolina all look like they’ll give the Western Champion quite a game in the dome. And while LSU hasn’t look so good early, I wouldn book my reservations yet son…

Good luck – hopefully, we’ll see you in Atlanta.

Chris Snow

September 29th, 2012
10:53 pm

Game was a little too close for comfort, especially when we had a 27-10 lead to start.


September 29th, 2012
11:10 pm

Hey Tide is Rolling…..GO PLAY A BIG BOY TEAM AND THEN RUN YOUR MOUTH.There are at least three to four teams that are every bit as good as Bama. You trailer boys sure know how to run your mouths…..how come you have to get your recruits from outside the state of Alabama?….because your state high school football sucks.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

September 29th, 2012
11:13 pm

I bet honey boo boo is a UGA fan.


September 29th, 2012
11:15 pm

I´m obviously a Bama fan…
I´d like to apologize for the Alabama fans who come on here CONSTANTLY on your sports page with childish comments. Alabama and Georgia seemed to always respect each other- that seems to be changing unfortunately. I don´t see Georgia fans on our sports pages like you get here. We aren´t all like what you get here.
Georgia is a great team and I´d love to see us both get to Atlanta undefeated. Good luck in Columbia next week!

Rick James

September 29th, 2012
11:16 pm


He’s a Tech fan..We know what happened to them today.Dont waste your time.

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Rick James

September 29th, 2012
11:19 pm


Alabama is the top rated team in the nation and defending national champs.Their real fans have better things to do than post stupidity on UGA blogs.Most of what you see here are Tech fans pretending to be Alabama fans..

Suches Dawg

September 29th, 2012
11:20 pm

Our not-so-special teams could cost us big time before this season ends. Did anyone catch Richt’s comment last week about Dawgs in the NFL ? Apparently Blair Walsh has got it all together , to which CMR commented :”Guess somebody straightened him out . A very telling remark , as apparently no one on CMR’s staff has a clue about coaching kickers , as our guy Capt. Morgan must be aiming for the uprights…… We need a Special Teams coach in the worst way . Does anyone know how many SEC teams have a Spec Teams Coach ?


Vol 4 Life

September 29th, 2012
11:34 pm

UGA is going to get by Florida. The Gators defense was much more physcial and mentally tougher than UGA’s. Both teams traded turnover mistakes – the better team won today and congrats to Georgia. My money next week is on the Gamecocks.


September 29th, 2012
11:35 pm

I called this one a nail-biter before the final whistle blew against Vandy. For those Dooley-haters at UT who think you can do better by firing D.D. and hiring YET ANOTHER head coach, you are G.D. fools who don’t know $HIT about college football. Please do so at your own peril.


September 29th, 2012
11:38 pm

Here’s hoping that “The Tide Is Rolling….” get’s bird aid and dies. How ’bout THEM apples dip $’hit?


September 29th, 2012
11:57 pm

Why are there always Bama fans on here?


September 30th, 2012
12:46 am

listen, u have guys coming back off suspension and the guys who held them down before they came. it was kind of a trap game u can say. i knew we had the OFF to put up the points but today the defense was looking forward to next week. those kinda things happen when your not totally focus on whats n front of u. having said that, the WR looks good murray look like a vet out there today the running backs did carried the load showing they can play n this league.. knocking the rust off wit TREE N RAMBO, next week with everybody back n playing it’s gonna b a good one but bc of our OFF
we will win… every game is not gona b a blowout it doesnt matter what sport u play sometimes u gotta win ugly


September 30th, 2012
12:46 am

Our defense gave up 23 pts, our offense gave up 21 points…. Thank God for Gurshall and our ability to hang 51 on TN.

UGA faced adversity and didnt fold. FL faced adversity and didnt fold. SC faced adversity (against Vandy and Kentucky) and didnt fold. LSU faced adversity and didnt fold. No matter how good a team is, nobody goes through the entire season without facing a tough game or two.

USC and Stanford faced adversity and folded up like cheap tents. Oregon is only 4pts up at the half against an unranked Wash St. Team, we shall see if they fold. Lets see what happens when AL faces adversity later in the year (I predict A&M, LSU, and *maybe* Msstate will all play Bama close. Nobody is unveatable, nobody.

Nobody is unbeatable. 5-0 Dawgs! Next


September 30th, 2012
12:50 am

Vol 4 Life — Be proud of your team. I thought UGA would win by 21 and maybe more after the 1st qtr. Dooley has them playing with poise and composure, and they almost gave me a heart attack. Best of luck for the rest of the season. I’ll certainly be rooting for you. You guys are close, and I know moral victories are hard to swallow. I for one, believe the SEC East is much more fun with UGA, Florida and Tenn. all strong, ranked and fighting it out over the season. If your AD is patient, I think Dooley will get you there.

1969 Graduate

September 30th, 2012
2:18 am

I agree, Tennessee played quite well. That Bray is a heck of a QB. We have, I believe, a more talented team, but we were lucky to escape with the win.

Almost every championship team has ugly wins, and lucky wins – but let’s not count on more luck. Fixing the obvious problems has got be be the priority this coming week, and I’m sure our coaches are aware of most of them.

However, what our coaches seem to never get is that we play a lot less well when the coaches take their foot off the accelerator, and play to avoid losing. We need to always play like we need 20 more points as soon as possible. Not reckless. Not desperate. But, please, quit with the hang onto the lead nonsense. It’s not that we should run up the score. It’s that we’re not good enough to coast to a win.

We need to play aggressively every quarter, and I think not doing so is our coaches fault. If they don’t change whatever they have to change in having that stupid mindset, it’s going to cost us a game or two.


September 30th, 2012
2:30 am

Great to get the win….the O rolled just that 1 bad toss by Murray. But….if our objective is to win the east…the D better tighten up. Personally….I dont like the 3-4 scheme…conditioning was upgraded last year but I’m not seeing it this year. Also…our DBs need to look back for the ball when its thrown. I did not see that problem as much in this game…but it was there in previous games.
Bottom line…the D better crank it up or SC is going to hand it to us.

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dawg fan sitting on rockytop

September 30th, 2012
7:35 am

Defense played 90 snaps, and it showed in the second half. If you told me Ga woud give up 200 yards rushing and 44 points, I would tell you we lost, but this team did not. GATA


September 30th, 2012
8:24 am


September 29th, 2012
11:10 pm

Hey Tide is Rolling…..GO PLAY A BIG BOY TEAM AND THEN RUN YOUR MOUTH.There are at least three to four teams that are every bit as good as Bama. You trailer boys sure know how to run your mouths…..how come you have to get your recruits from outside the state of Alabama?….because your state high school football sucks.

Excuse me there intheknow…………have you looked at Georgia’s schedule this year? Your team should dress in pink for that sissy schedule you play.


September 30th, 2012
8:42 am

If you consider that UGA gave away points on turnovers and bad special teams play, the score makes sense. They played very well on offense and defense. The little mistakes are what made the score close. Vegas had the spread right. Without those few mistakes, the score would have been 51-23.

I’m happy any time they get a win, especially against SEC teams. Learn from this week and go prepare for SC. Go Dawgs!

Game Changer

September 30th, 2012
9:13 am

The Good, The Bad, The Ugle in UGA VS TENN 2012

UGA shows they have the talent to be a top team
The fans including student body were ready for Tennessee Game

Defensive line got manhandled again
Defensive linebacks are to small
The 3/4 has yet to work for UGA vs quality teams / quality offensive lines
Grantham has yet to stop a team which is better than average
Aaron Murray dropping ball again while being tackled ( is his hands to small to hold ball?? )
Special Teams
No depth on defense
Recievers dropping passes
Reciever gets excited on short 3rd down pass, shows out, we still have to punt — IDIOT RECV’R

UGA campus tailgating is non existent today killing any excitement or energy for game day / Adams Sux
The color Orange

Congratulations to Derek Dooley for preparing a undermaned Tennessee team and dang near beating UGA AT HOME


September 30th, 2012
9:23 am

Guys, this game wasn’t this close! If UGA doesn’t turnover the ball 21 points are erased from the board.

The momentum in the first half changed when Malcolm Mitchell screwed up the kick return and put our offense in the hole. Gurley did the same thing by stepping out of bounds. These are easy fixes, but we need a dedicated ST coach to sort this out.

Bottom line: UGA shot itself in the foot at least 5 times in this game and we still came away with a victory. That’s the sign of a good and tough team!

Big Arnge

September 30th, 2012
9:31 am

dawgbyte: If, if, if. If TN hadn’t dropped passes…..etc…..get a grip man.


September 30th, 2012
9:51 am

We keep hearing about “our schedule” this year being so weak and that’s why we’re 5 and 0. It didn’t matter that we lost to a highly ranked Boise St. last year. We LOST. I’d rather beat Buffalo (or Georgia State for that matter) than lose to the number 1 team.

The Grinch

September 30th, 2012
10:04 am

Game Changer
September 30th, 2012
9:13 am

Derek as UGA’s head coach? Um…..let’s hope not.

If Adams is the only thing keeping Derek from being our head coach then let’s keep Adams.

Tom, Resident Georgia Fan

September 30th, 2012
10:21 am

GTBob how did that Middle Tenn game work out for you? Get ready for a losing season loser.


September 30th, 2012
10:23 am

Prediction the team I watched yesterday especially the defense will never beat South Carolina and Florida.

Game Changer

September 30th, 2012
10:27 am

Mark Richt has stated that he will be leaving UGA as head coach in near future, 4 years or less. If UGA procrastinates as in the past we will stumble badly. We need proactive leadership that is held Accountable. ” ALL SPORTS TEAMS “


September 30th, 2012
10:27 am

FRED did you watch the fancy chickens vs Kentucky?

Game Changer

September 30th, 2012
10:30 am

The Adams statement is not a vote for Derek Dooley to be a UGA HEAD COACH, just making a point that many changes are coming in the near future.


September 30th, 2012
10:35 am

You can’t convince me that this team was not looking ahead after we jumped on Tennessee so fast.
You can say if this and if that and the score would be X… But the reality is what has been said a few times…this team won. The team we had last year would have lost.
I am sure the bad decisions on the punts and KO will be alleviated. My concerns are how that Tennessee offensive line opened holes against our guys – I fully realize we couldn’t fill the box because of a stellar passing offense. And to be sure this might be the best passing team we face. Their tackles were awesome. And secondly, I was very disappointed that we could not do a better job running the ball when we HAD to run it off our goal line.
But, I am happy we had this game now, not next week. Great film to study.
Now, to ground everyone…look at the scores of the teams ahead of us and look at who those teams played…just looking at the scores, not impressed. I mean maybe it was like us against Vandy. Easily could have hung 60 on them…and be thankful you are not an Arkansas fan!!! Oh man how bad is that???
Overall, I feel better with this group after that game going into next week.


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Left Coast Dawg

September 30th, 2012
12:46 pm

UGA still #5 but LSU drops another spot to #4

Left Coast Dawg

September 30th, 2012
12:50 pm

@harold – buddy you need to check your stats on Richt, I don’t even need to do research to know 9-30 is wrong.