Spurrier: ‘They can’t say they own us anymore, that’s for sure’

WHAT THEY SAID AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA’S 35-7 WIN OVER GEORGIA

“Obviously this was a special one … beating three years in a row a school that used to own you. They can’t say they own us anymore, that’s for sure.”

— South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on the Gamecocks’ first three-game winning streak in the history of the Georgia-South Carolina series, which UGA leads 46-17-2

“This was actually my 250th overall win as a coach [including college, NFL and USFL], and having it against the Georgia Bulldogs is special, too. That’s a team that used to beat my alma mater [Florida] very well. I’ve been fortunate as a coach against them, not so much as a player, but as a coach.”

– Spurrier, 15-5 as a coach against Georgia (11-1 with Florida and 4-4 with South Carolina)

“Like I told the guys, ‘The bad news is we took a whipping, but the good news is that we all took it together.’ I don’t think anyone could look in the mirror and say, ‘I had a great day, but the other boys didn’t.’ … We got beat by a very good team that was primed and ready to go.”

— Georgia coach Mark Richt

“It stings. We felt like we had a great rhythm offensively going on in the first five games. … [South Carolina has] a very talented defense all over the board. They’re up there with the best I’ve ever played.”

— Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray after the Bulldogs, who averaged 48.2 points per game in the first five, were held to one touchdown against South Carolina (that with less than two minutes remaining)

“This was the greatest atmosphere I’ve ever played in.”

— South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw

“He was pretty much reading me. If I got up field, he was going to take off running. … He made plays with his feet, and he was fast, faster than I thought he was.”

— Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones on Shaw, who had 78 yards rushing on 14 carries

“I think we did a good job tonight. That was our goal — to come out here and put pressure on [Murray] and cause a lot of conflict with the offensive line. … [Georgia’s] offensive line gave away when they were going to hike the ball, so I got a good jump on it.”

— South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney

“We just made a lot of bonehead mistakes. Giving up big plays, jumping offsides, turning the ball over — we can’t do things like that and win ballgames. … It was just lack of focus on our part. When that happens, it’s easy for a team to make a big play, and that’s what they did.”

— Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings

“They had us on our heels all night. You’ve got to give that defense credit.”

– Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo

“We gave up two touchdowns right off the bat on explosive plays. You can’t do that. … Give them credit. We dug ourselves a hole.”

— Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham

“I think our stadium was probably the loudest in the country today.”

– Spurrier

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF GEORGIA-SOUTH CAROLINA GAME

310 comments Add your comment

Joey

October 7th, 2012
1:15 pm

“you give them to much creit bro.”
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joe, joe, joe. Please just step away from your keyboard. You look and sound more stupid every time you post. SC’s not any good? What does that make us?

And fundamentally change our defense in between games 6 and 7?

Damn, just go watch tv . . .

Hairy Dawg Still Eating Idiots Sandwiches

October 7th, 2012
1:24 pm

Every Day! Hairy Dawg still drinking Kool-Aid with his Idiots Sandwiches .

puppiesfan

October 7th, 2012
1:28 pm

how about ajc start a poll of who thinks richt should remain at uga or if he should be fired. Sure they would never do that but it would be interesting to see the results

30 + Years of Failure . That's UGA Football

October 7th, 2012
1:31 pm

Is it god’s fault that the over rated mutt has not beat a top 10 team since 2008?

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
1:32 pm

@joey…..you go watch tv bro….sc is not that good…their offense is not good enough to go undefeated or beat bama….i was being sarcastic about swtiching to a 4-3…..since you think you know so much about uga football. answer this then….why is it we have four future first round nfl players on defense and none of them can get to the qb? that’s what i thought bro

FloridaDawg

October 7th, 2012
1:45 pm

Spurrier and South Carolina do NOT have the resources that UGA has. They do not have the money, a major city nearby like Atlanta, the facilities or extended support. So how do they beat us three years in a row and beat the crap out of us last night??? Spurrier doesn’t even make anywhere the money Richt does, so how is that working out?
This is frustrating and the only thing else to say, LIKE I HAVE for the past 3 years….they will be “plenty” of Ga-Fl tickets available now.

tony

October 7th, 2012
1:49 pm

SC is a very good fundamentally sound football team. I wouldn’t be surprise if they win a nc this season. Watchout for the gators…..they’re also a very good fundamentally sound football team. It’s good to see the east flex its muscles again. I’m picking SC to win it all.

The Commissioner

October 7th, 2012
1:54 pm

A special message for all of you Richt supporters…please oblige us all with a logical answer to the following questions:
What has Mark Richt “not shown” you in the last 5 years that you think is worth keeping him and his $2 Million PLUS salary? What secret is he hiding that you know about; whereas you think he’s a good coach? Does the Koolaid that you drink give you any predictory sense that Mark Richt will be ever good enough to win when it counts? What makes you so hesitant to get this guy out of your heads so you can take your hits on the chin and start over with someone who can actually use this type of talent? Please, oblige us.

BUZZZZted

October 7th, 2012
1:56 pm

I cant tell U how fun it is to see all this HATE spewed at the UGA team/coaches every year when they THINK they are a “contender” only to find out mid season that they R a “pretender”!

Big Wally

October 7th, 2012
1:56 pm

There is absolutely no coaching going on in Athens. We have NFL caliber players, but Middle School quality coaches. Richt is a good recruiter, but below average coach. Grantham is probably the worse Def. Coordinator in the SEC.

Big Wally

October 7th, 2012
1:59 pm

“Mediocre” Mark Richt. Period. He will never be more than that.

Same Old Same Old

October 7th, 2012
2:02 pm

Same old song & dance with the mighty dawgs. Cannot get up for a big game even though it was nationally televised. Total embarrassment and just what I expected. I will not support the dawgs or send any more money in to the university’s atletic department unless a major change is made.

Richt is a pretender. No fire. No desire to win. No preparation for big games. No coaching staff. Just a real….nice….guy.

Nice guys don’t win in the SEC. I mean truthfully, what other coach would have his wife serving drinks to the team or even have her on the sideline period??? Here’s a song dedicated to Mark Richt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1oJuwkXr0E

Golden Dawg - Still With The DAWGS!

October 7th, 2012
2:08 pm

Still With The DAWGS! And Still With CMR. Loyal until the end…..
But my stomach is physically hurting after this one.

Hey – Let’s Regroup and go 11-1, enroute to the SEC Championship.
(SC will lose 2 again and we can beat UF)

I just thought this finally OUR YEAR to take it all.
Maybe next year for the NC, but let’s get another SEC Championship – This Year.

Joe Jenkins + Hairy Dawg=

October 7th, 2012
2:12 pm

They both eats idiots sandwiches.Yall say sc not that good? SC has beat UGA 3 straight years in a row onn national tv dumb azz. Go eat another idiots sandwich.

Georgia Fans Eats Idiots Sandwiches

October 7th, 2012
2:14 pm

They really do.

AFDawg

October 7th, 2012
2:24 pm

I already sent my e-mail to Mr. McGarity this morning telling him I won’t put another penny towards this program until the coaching situation changes. That’s the only thing that matters to the decision makers — lost profits. I would suggest everyone else consider doing the same. Here is McGarity’s e-mail address (ad@sports.uga.edu). Money talks.

Joey

October 7th, 2012
2:28 pm

Joe, first, I ain’t your “bro.”

Second, Richt has proven that you can have all the talent in the world, but if another coach is smarter, he will beat you talent or not.

And as far as all those NFL picks, what did we do with those 7 or 8 NFLers from the ‘08 squad? Stafford, Knowshon, AJ, MoMass, and 4 defensive players?

Didn’t even win the East.

Foreverdawgfan

October 7th, 2012
2:32 pm

OK, last night sucked. Everyone will scream for a new coach. Richt may feel some pressure and then he will decide to coach again. His problem is not his ability or football knowledge. It is his intensity, desire, and discipline. Those three things are the reason Richt hasn’t burned out and others have. That is why we reeled off ten wins in a row and then got complacent in the bowl game. Spurrier guns for UGA every year. He admitted that at UF. He admitted it at SC. That is why they played a mediocre game against UK last week. They were preparing for us. He says some classless things, but he is honest and a damn good coach. We still may very well win the east again. The cocks will probably beat LSU, but should lose to the gators. If we can’t win the UF game it is lack of desire, nottalent. We knew UGA needed a gut check. Richt isn’t going anywhere, so lets hope that he picks his intensity up. If he were to retire before his contract ends, I hope we pull someone like Kirby Smart in. Muachamp would have been perfect for UGA, but we missed out on him. Grantham appears to have his eye somewhere else, like the nfl, this year. Our defense should be the best in the country this year. Lets just hope we regain some fire for the rest of the year

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
2:36 pm

shaw will not lead sc to a mnc!!! sc is a good home team…but on the road they are suspect…example they should have lost to vandy…and kent had them on the ropes….anyways i hope the chickens lose out….screw you cock lover

DJ

October 7th, 2012
2:46 pm

I’m guessing Georgia should scrap the pro-style offense since they couldn’t do jack agains the first real team they’ve played this year.

Joey

October 7th, 2012
2:50 pm

Who gives a damn if “we may very well win the east again.”
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Richt got UGA embarrassed again on national tv.

I can’t wait for him to retire.

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
2:53 pm

any uga fan that pulls for a team that spurrier coaches is not a true uga fan!!! that’s my opinion and i’m sticking to it

P B

October 7th, 2012
3:04 pm

If Fla beats south Carolina and UGA beats Fla they’re right back in it. It was a horrible loss. If Rambo would have made that pic I think it would have been a better game. South Carolina still would have won they are just a better team period. this is a prime example of so called “loyal fans” giving up on they’re team after one loss against a very strong opponent in and unbelievable atmosphere that’s would have given any team in the country trouble including Alabama.
Go dawgs! Win out !

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
3:16 pm

I disagree…we use to be road warriors and would have beaten sc at their tralior park stadium yest..no matter how loud…now we are nothing but road kill. richt use to be such a good hbc…damn 2002 seems like ages ago

dawg collar

October 7th, 2012
3:23 pm

2002 is a long time ago….wake up loser and face the truth…SC has passed UGA in the hiarchy of SEC programs…Williams Brice>Sanford and Son…I’ve NEVER heard Sanford that loud as WB was last nite…as someone else said today: “Georgia is Clemson with hedges”

P B

October 7th, 2012
3:30 pm

There wasn’t 1 O-Lineman on the team lat night that could of been a road warrior last night… Their Dline > our Oline that simple. I.e. New York Giants….

Games are won in the trenches

P B

October 7th, 2012
3:31 pm

And I think this will be the best South Carolina team they will EVER have..

icedawg

October 7th, 2012
3:33 pm

Spurrier once again proves that he has mastery over Georgia. He could go to Vanderbilt and do the same. It has become a painful thing to face him year after year. He owns us. Neither Richt nor his predecessors have had much success against him. Humiliating.

dawg collar

October 7th, 2012
3:39 pm

PB, give it a rest…there is no spinning the backside-kicking UGA took last nite…ESPN trashed Richt and the boys, exposing them for the frauds that they are…Stuart Mandel of SI nailed it when he called Georgia fans “the most delusional”…

P B

October 7th, 2012
3:43 pm

What do you mean give it a rest… I just said they were a better team with tremendous Dline causing havoc. That is why they won….

Bobby

October 7th, 2012
3:47 pm

It’s just a game folks and not the end of a season. Cheer up. At least you are not losing like Georgia Tech. I think the Jackets might be willing to exchange coaches and QB with you.

Bobby

October 7th, 2012
3:52 pm

@Joey Who gives a damn if “we may very well win the east again.”
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Richt got UGA embarrassed again on national tv.

I can’t wait for him to retire.
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And whom do you intend to replace him with? Even with this loss UGA is still contenders for the SEC and possibly the national championship depending how teams do the rest of the season.

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
4:07 pm

I dont understand the terrible game plan by mike bobo…why didnt he let murray take off running with the football….to try and off set those de’s from killing him all night

b

October 7th, 2012
4:17 pm

Hehehe gotta love Spurrier though. UGA and FSU, the two biggest chokers in football. How you can lose with so much talent…!

FJ B

October 7th, 2012
4:21 pm

South Carolina is a very talented well coached team ,when a team like this has a “special night “. And all 24 cyclinders working together you had better tighten your chin strap a little tighter ! This is life in the S.E.C how you keep players focused every week for this ambush is hard .SC is one of the strongest teams in the Country…period .Being a Bama Fan I feel we have a target on our back every week …Beware SC its hard to play this good every week …Congratulations ..!!!

Harry Reid

October 7th, 2012
4:24 pm

Steve can’t say enough about himself…he’s an idiot and a jerk!

FRED

October 7th, 2012
4:25 pm

All these excuses are bullshit I was their I saw it all we suck once again we were overrated in the polls. Florida will beat us even more than SC did. This game was just one more loss I pin on CMR are you people ever going to see the light this man CMR is a looser especially in the big games I for one will never again go to a big game as long as CMR is around. It’s crazy to spend hundreds of dollars when I can predict to score which I came very close to here 30-10. At some point Dawg fans you must come to reality with the CMR issue HE IS A LOOSER AS A COACH. Why would and 5 star recruit want to play for him?

Foreverdawgfan

October 7th, 2012
4:30 pm

2002 2005 was the last time we played a complete season. Richt used to put noise over the loud speaker to prepare for hostile environments. He also used to call thee plays. He used to have his players focused. They were disciplined. Van Gorder left, and that discipline fell by the wayside. It was one embarrassing game. If the coaching gets focused, UGA had the talent to go toe to toe with anyone. Just a matter of how focused the coaches are.

1969 Graduate

October 7th, 2012
4:37 pm

I see we’ve dropped in the polls, but not far enough to reflect how badly we played, and not nearly far enough to reflect how unlikely we are to recover from having a coaching staff that belongs in the unemployment lines.

Anybody that thinks we can beat Florida is delusional. Well, maybe we can beat them, but we won’t. We have Bobo. We have that loser Mark Richt. Bobo hasn’t a clue how to call plays against a good defense, and Richt thinks losing is okay. The rest of our coaches suck, too.

Against a decent team we suck in every area of the game.

What I want to hear is the following, “Mr. Richt, you’re fired.”

Gee, we’re screwed.

joe jenkins

October 7th, 2012
4:53 pm

I agree 1969, anyways i bet murray wont be taking the o-line out for ice cream today….he shouldn’t have anyways….because their bodies are mostly fat…i know lineman are meant to be big….but still they are supposed to have more muscle than fat. I think we could have been in the game early and had more of a chance if bennet played… i think the whole offense didnt run as smooth without him being in there…the week just started out terrible with his injury…..anyways bobo needs to get murray some special boots with 4inches lift on them…then just maybe he can see over the line…dont worry anyways about the boots slowing murray down..richt wont let his golden boy scramble anyways

dmr

October 7th, 2012
4:56 pm

Here’s all you need to know about Georgia. BOBO HIRED AS O.C. in 2007. Since 2008, Georgia is 2 – 15 against Top 10 Teams. Aaron Murray is a stat monster, but is 0 – 10 vs. Top 10 Teams. It is easy to look good when you have Georgia’s offensive talent and playing inferior teams. Bobo gets outschemed, outworked, outcoached, and outsmarted anytime he is up against equal or superior talent. Changes need to be made. That’s just being objective. You cannot determine how bumpy a road actually is until you have driven a long way. Four years with these results. Hmmmmmmm.

KJ

October 7th, 2012
4:59 pm

Sad that all the success in the world can’t remove Bill Stanfill’s cleat marks from Stevie’s forehead… but we already knew how much of an insecure d-bag he was. Yawn, nothing new.

MaconKnight

October 7th, 2012
5:03 pm

I would have liked to see a more focused team, the coaches have got to take responsibilty for this poor showing with the entire nation watching, im disapponited like everybody else but i know that there is alot of football left to be played, we will see just what type of leaders we have on this team if they can keep everybody together and get everyone refocused on going out there and playing the way they are capable of playing. The entire coaching staffing from the head to the trainers, strength need to refocus and get thevplayers to buy in all over again it looked like the defense just gave up even after CMR had called a timeout and talk to them just maybe if the players dont respect CMR than it might be time for a change and they way the defense responded after he talked to them it appears that a change is needed. truth hurts still a DAWG FAN

LowcountryDawg

October 7th, 2012
5:03 pm

dawg collar
October 7th, 2012
3:23 pm

2002 is a long time ago….wake up loser and face the truth…SC has passed UGA in the hiarchy of SEC programs…Williams Brice>Sanford and Son…I’ve NEVER heard Sanford that loud as WB was last nite…as someone else said today: “Georgia is Clemson with hedges”

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Slow down there buddy. SC is never going to pass any program until they put together a complete season and win a SEC championship.

Kam Fong as Chen Ho

October 7th, 2012
5:08 pm

South Carolina is a pretty good team. Not a great team. UGA is overhyped and can look good against Marist or Spalding County.

LowcountryDawg

October 7th, 2012
5:13 pm

UGA was way overrated and now SC fans think they just beat Alabama. They will lose to LSU, Florida, (possibly TN) and once again have a few great games, but in the end never accomplish anything as a program.

A friend of mine plays for SC on defense and he said Bozo is a joke and that they knew pretty much what UGA was going to run every time they lined up.

Contractor

October 7th, 2012
5:14 pm

The sad thing is Mike Bobo, is that any team that had a legitimate chance at beating beating Georgia has had your offense on its heels. South Carolina isn’t the first team to destroy your offense. The margins at which Georgia has lost to those ranked teams is pathetic, all because Bobo’s offense is never prepared. It wasn’t breaking news that South Carolina has one of the Top 3 front sevens in the country, so how come you don’t game an for it instead of making excuses for a pathetic offensive game?

Dip Schitski

October 7th, 2012
5:15 pm

UGA ALWAYS confuses contender with pretender. It’s delusion and confusion.

Dip Schitski

October 7th, 2012
5:18 pm

You buch of delusional monkeys ought to banged up from jumping on and off the bandwagon. I’ve never seen anything like you idiots.

Go Jackets

October 7th, 2012
5:18 pm

Hte it for you guys….I thought you were special this year. I am puzzled though because the team u fielded last nite no way resembled the 4-0 team that beat the stuffin out of Vandy who technically should have beaten USC.