Georgia’s tackles feel they gained valuable experience against South Carolina’s ends

ATHENS – The performance of Georgia’s offensive line – and its tackles in particular — against South Carolina this past weekend was one the Bulldogs would just as soon forget. In fact, that seems to be one of their primary goals this week.

“That game’s over,” freshman tackle John Theus said. “We looked at the film and we learned from it and we’re ready to go on to the next game. We’ve all moved on. We’re preparing for Kentucky now.”

On paper, it doesn’t look as bad as it was. Officially the Gamecocks were credited with two quarterback sacks and two quarterback hurries. But anybody who watched this past Saturday’s 35-7 domination of Georgia knows defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Devin Taylor had a much more profound effect on quarterback Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs’ offense.

Murray had career lows with 35 percent completion rate on 11-of-31 passing for 109 yards. The Gamecocks were credited with 10 pass break-ups, several of them occurring nanoseconds after the ball left Murray’s hands.

The end result was the Bulldogs were held to 41 points below their scoring average and 312 yards below their yards per game.

“It’s just one of those games you have to throw it in a bag and move on and focus on our next opponent, which is Kentucky,” junior left tackle Kenarious Gates said. “That’s what we’re doing. We’re working on Kentucky now. We’re not worried about South Carolina. It’s in the past. We can’t do anything about it.”

Gates had the toughest assignment of anybody on the team as he played the entire night head up against the 6-foot-6, 256-pound Clowney. Occasionally Gates would get some help from a chipping running back or fullback. But essentially it was the first-year starting tackle against one of the best pass-rushers in college football all night.

“It was a great experience,” Gates insisted. “He’s a great player. You’re going against one of the best D-ends in the SEC. You’ve to got to give him credit. He’s strong, quick off the line. He opened my eyes to what I need to do to get better and the things I need to work on. We gave each other good competition out there.”

The question now is whether Georgia’s overall confidence on offense has been shaken to the core.

“No,” Gates said. “We still have high confidence in our team. We still have our goals moving forward. We’re still trying to do what we’ve been doing all season, which is to win and be one of the best offenses in the nation”

As bad as Saturday was, the Bulldogs remain second in the SEC in points scored (41.3 per game), third in total yardage (484 ypg) and their nine quarterback sacks allowed are fourth-fewest in the league.

“I think we’ll be fine,” Murray said. “I think we’re still confident with who we have, with the play-calloing, with everything that’s going on. We just didn’t execute when the time came. When plays were there to be made we just didn’t hit on them. . . . But I don’t think we’re shaken up at all. We’re going to come out very confident in our next game and be ready to go.”

Murray feeling better

Murray said he was being sincere when he said Saturday night and Sunday morning were “the worst 12 hours of his life.” Between the Bulldogs’ dismal performance against South Carolina, Murray’s house getting vandalized and finding out Sunday morning that his father had cancer and needed surgery immediately, “My head was about to explode at that point,” Murray said Wednesday.

But he was feeling much better after returning to practice this week. “Things are on the rise,” Murray said.

First and foremost, the prognosis for Denny Murray, who has thyroid cancer, is very good. “It’s a very treatable cancer,” Murray said. “They removed the thyroid completely and now he has to wait a few weeks and get a scan to make sure it didn’t spread. So hopefully we got it early enough and it didn’t spread and it’s gone.”

In some ways, Murray said having to deal with his father’s illness helped him deal with Saturday’s loss and all that has happened since, including getting a speeding ticket in Gainesville, Fla., on his drive back Monday.

“I was being a little baby, then my parents came in and told me about what was going on,” Murray said. “I didn’t even think of football after that. I didn’t think about the game. Nothing. It really does put everything in perspective about what’s most important in your life, who’s most important in your life and putting those things first.”

Said Georgia coach Mark Richt: “There’s never a good time to find out about your father having something like that. But it does help get everything else that happened in perspective. Those things don’t seem as bad.”

Practice update

The Bulldogs practiced for more than two hours in what coaches and players described as a “competition day.” There was a lot of contact and fundamental work and the day ended with the offense and defense scrimmaging.

“We had a good day; we had a fun day; we competed,” Richt said. “We treated it like a spring practice. We had a lot of things to work on and, since we weren’t going to compete Saturday, we decided to go out and compete with a scrimmage today. And we had some great competition.”

They said it

“First of all, I say we have the best fans in America. They do foolish things sometimes, usually in the first few hours after a ballgame. That’s just normal emotions. . . . Every once in a while a fan will do something foolish. But that doesn’t mean all fans are foolish.”

– Richt on fan behavior

Etc. . .

All-America outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was held out of practice for the second day in a row with a sprained ankle. Thursday is the last day of practice and it will be in shorts and helmets. . . . Richt said junior defensive end Garrison Smith has played exceptionally well in a backup role and will see his repetitions increase in the second half of the season.

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Busted flat; and tired of it

October 11th, 2012
8:31 pm

Been a dawg fan for 40 years. I’ve never seen a more perfect convergence of talent and schedule set UGA up for success. The coaching staff was completely exposed as inept, lazy, overmatched and incompetent.

Q: If not now, when?
A: Never (with the current coaching staff)

If our annual goal is to finish 3rd to 7th in the SEC, then by all means, let’s keep the CMR regime in place. If we aspire to something bigger, immediate change is needed.

When we went 6-7, Richt deserved and was granted a chance to get things on track. He dismissed players with attitude problems, replaced coaches and brought in amazing talent.

The net result? We are 28 points worse than South Carolina or crapsakes!

Check please!

ZinoDawg

October 11th, 2012
8:44 pm

Yeah they may not be shaken now but they were shaken and stirred Saturday night. Exposed as soft and overrated in front of a national audience.

Let me guess the script – beat the hell out of Kentucky and then lay down like a whipped Dawg to the Gators. This team is as soft as the head coach.

Top Dog: Sick and tired of Richt's moronic disciples ! LOL !

October 11th, 2012
8:53 pm

The Richt apologists and sympathizers have returned from the dead after the 35-7 rout. Kingdaddy and Dawg in Lex are like cockroaches and rats they jumped off the UGA ship when Spurrier sank it in Columbia. Now here the come crawling back spinning more lies and propaganda to try damage control the rout for their master Mark Richt. These defeatists and fascists have no credibility whatsoever and between Kingdaddy and DawginLex combined they have the football i.q. of a single common foghorn chicken!LOL! I ain’t lyin’ y’all, heres a sample of the misinformation these liars and cheats didn’t have the guts to print last night at primetime when I called him out :
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KINGDADDY mindless rant: UGA will survive. What doesn’t kill ya, makes you stronger. We just need CMR to man-up and make some changes to his game-plan, both sides of the ball. But he does need, to admit we have problems first.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Top Dawg Translation: It’s okay to be routed 35-7 in a big SEC game. We just got to get used to being blown out and CMR needs to take a little more credit for big game routs by changing up the gameplan a little bit. We’ve been routed under Richt and survived, so we’ve shown we can survive future big routs. There’s a few problems but things are okay as long as Richt remain head coach. Do you see what I’m saying, part of the problem at UGA is you got idiot Richt enablers like Kingdaddy and his life partners DawginLex and Brainiac, who love Richt more than they love telling lies to each other on this blog. These delusional reprobates mindlessly guzzle the krytonite pink punch then poison this blog with asinine misinformation. They don’t know squat about football and will mindlessly support support Richt while he steals millions of dollars and renders a once great institution nationally irrelevant. Finebaum on his radio show constantly mocks and ridicule these mindless morons ! LOL! When Richt is retired soon I’m sure Brianiac, Queerdaddy, and MuttInLex follow him as disciples. Good Riddance, I can’t wait for these dummies to find a short pier and take a long walk ! LOL! 35-7 ROUT !!

WalterEgo

October 11th, 2012
8:56 pm

Why is it “eye-opening” to face USC’s D-line when you practice against UGA’s? Is our D-line THAT bad?

Awesome Defense

October 11th, 2012
8:58 pm

In the last 2 years we’ve surrendered 90 points to South Carolina!

Really closing the gap in the SEC, huh Richt?

He’s been in place for 12 years. According to the Disney Dawgs, It would be cruel and shortsighted not to give him 12 more years to figure out how to coach.

DirtRoad Dawg

October 11th, 2012
9:02 pm

The difference is that Mark RIcht & staff tells players that its Ok to lose. All the players interviewed last week stated ” we are going to put this win behind us and move on”. You will NEVER here any Alabama players talk like that!! Nick Saban has made it clear to coaches & players that losing is not an option!!

Check out this article:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1336783-alabama-football-saban-is-turning-the-tide-into-a-football-empire

NJDawg

October 11th, 2012
9:13 pm

As much as I love the Dawgs I think the sooner us fans accept the reality of the situation the better off we’ll be. I will of course continue to root for the Dawgs just as feverishly as I always have as well as continue to be a very proud alumni. After this latest debacle against a top 10 opponent though I’m forced to accept the reality.

I suppose I should just be grateful that I’m a fan of a consistently pretty good team instead of some perennial loser or team that goes 5-7/6-6 season after season. That’s what UGA seems to be under Richt…a consistently pretty good team that every now and again wins a division/conference championship and at least gets included in the NC conversations a few times. I’m completely convinced now though that UGA will never be a great team or a team that anyone utterly dreads having to play ala the current iteration of Bama.

Considering the big game numbers under Richt, the most glaring truth being the 1-9 record against top 10 teams, I just can’t believe UGA will ever break through to that next level with Richt. Not only does UGA lose to top 10 teams, they usually fold like a lawn chair and don’t even get off the bus as exemplified by this latest disaster last Saturday. I realize I’ve never coached or played football but I can’t for the life of me figure out how our guys are never up for these big top 10 opponent games. It usually starts at the top and we all know what that situation currently is. If Florida is still in the top 10 when we play them, according to the factual historic numbers we’ll have a 90% chance of losing. I have plenty of faith in us having a nice little 10-2 season but yet again the 2 losses are the 2 games that mattered and meant the most.

The record against top 10 competition doesn’t lie. If one of the goals of the UGA athletic department is for the football team to win a national championship, how can they look at these numbers and ever believe Richt is the guy to make it happen.

So, as I said, the sooner we accept the reality that UGA is a consistently good team but will never be a great team under Richt the better off we are. Apparently the athletic department has accepted it so we should spare ourselves the future pain of unrealized expectations and accept it ourselves. Pretty sad that I have the “man, it’s ok if they lose a tough game against a really tough opponent that they at least show up for and don’t embarrass themselves” attitude at this point.

The best thing to do in games like last Saturday is what I’ve done for a few years now in games like that and what me and my fellow UGA fan buddy that was up visiting me in Jersey did about 12 minutes into the first quarter…turn the volume on the game off and turn on the Benny Hill theme song. It at least makes the comedy of errors kind of amusing. We even started laughing by the 2nd quarter. Time to start focusing more on the appreciation of being a fan of a consistently good team I suppose.

Maybe the Falcons and/or the Braves will actually win a post season game/series this year…one down, one to go, lol

Top Dog: Sick and tired of Richt's moronic disciples ! LOL !

October 11th, 2012
9:15 pm

I had high expectations for Richt in 2012. I say the Florida game is THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME ever in 12 years for Mark Richt. – DawginLex-
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No freakin’ kiddin’, mutt in lex. I tried to tell you and your life partner Queerdaddy, Richt and co. had problems after the first two games. But you fools did as your master told you drank the pussy pink punch and started dreaming of going 12-0 and national titles and heismans. Your master lied to you and decieved you again, but you don’t get smarter you get dumber after every lie!!

Top Dog: you have to laugh to keep from crying about UGA under Richt!

October 11th, 2012
10:04 pm

I admit I too started laughing as the rout started and ensued. UGA down 7-0, I laughed at QB Murray after he got a pass blocked for an INT and walked off the field with that crazy spoiled brat expression to the sideline. HA! UGA down 14-0 !! ESPN zooms the camera in Richt’s expressionless mug. UGA & Murray go 3 and out. SCarolina punt 70 yd put return on Richt’s elite special eam corp made up of walk-on that earned scholarships. UGA down 21-0 !! Richt still clueless and expressionless finally rakes a hand through his receding hairline. HA ! HA! UGA finally mounts a long drive. It’s 4th down on the Carolina 2. What a minute where’s the FB & Gurley, why aren’t we in a power I formation. Oh I forgot O-line can’t run block in goalline situations. Murray lines O up in the shotgun at the two & dumps the ball off for a one yard gain on 4th down. UGA WR stopped at the goaline.DAGGUMMIT !! Cocks ball ! Richt still emotionless, Murray about to cry. Game Over ! LOL !

Second Half. 28-0 Cocks ! Richt finally calls a meaningless team huddle! HA! 35-0 Cocks! I changed channels to WVA-Texas. Then I started LMFAO ! Not at UGA, but at all the delusionalists like Kingdaddy, DawginLex, Chazzo, Brainiac, and Columbus when I thought of all the smack and sh!t those morons talked all year long. Everybody but those fools saw this debacle coming ! Hey Reprobates as former President Ronald Reagan once said : ” Words are one thing, actions are another.” The writing is on the wall your master is doomed! Richt must beat UF to save his job ! LOL! How sweet and ironic that one of Georgia’s sons now will be UGA’s avenging angel.

Former Dawg & UF headcoach Will Muschamp will do his alma mater a tremendous favor if he routs Richt in Jacksonville. Murray has never beat a ranked team, but they had fun in practice today just like last week before the beatdown. If Richt goes 3-10 vs UF he must go. Give him the buy out LOL !

Kingdaddy you love calling me a loser and a liar, I say UGA loses to UF ! Tell me what will be the final score in Jax , how bad will UGA beat UF ? Kingdaddy or any other reprobate answer me !!

LowcountryDawg

October 11th, 2012
10:13 pm

I was at the game and did anyone else notice how the dawgs came out and didn’t look hyped at all? Normally they are jumping around and fired up ready to go no matter what stadium they are in. I didn’t see any of that?

Joey

October 11th, 2012
10:13 pm

Damn, chase is bragging on Richt’s ‘07 team, with a dozen NFLers on it. Yet Richt managed to lose 2 games to underdogs, UT and SC, which kept it from true greatness.

This is Richt’s trademark. They lose games they shouldn’t, and when they face teams of equal talent, they get BLOWNOUT.

Go back and look since ‘06. Statistics don’t lie.

Top Dog: UGA is a ACC team under Richt !

October 11th, 2012
10:22 pm

If UGA fires Richt, they will regret it. -an insignificant Richtfan -

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If UGA doesn’t fire Richt, they will regret it !! *TOP DOG*

peachdog

October 11th, 2012
10:27 pm

thankfully our A.D. has watered down our schedule with div2 schools. mr. A.D. would you please move us to Div 2 and out of SEC?

Top Dog: UGA is a ACC team under Richt !

October 11th, 2012
10:32 pm

@ Joey: I agree with your views 100%. I enjoy reading your logical viewpoints! We are the last ones left from the true Championship years !

Don’t worry about chase, he’s a lost nutbag offspring of Kingdaddy & Brainiac. LOL!

Dawg lost in SC

October 11th, 2012
10:34 pm

I would love to see a change made !! I for one get sicked and tired of investing all of my time and energy into this down spiraling team. I am always getting pumped up for signing day, waiting on the Spring game, looking forward to Fan Appreciation Day… spending my money on all things Georgia, and even painting the G logo in my front lawn. And for what ? To see our Dawgs, loaded with talent on offense and defense sputter in these big games. Going back to the loss to Central Florida, or even Colorado, we have consistently been below average. We always have top recruiting classes but yet we never excel. Give Saban this Dawgs team and i could almost guarantee he brings a NC to Athens !! So in saying all of this, i say change is needed !! At least bring in an OC and off line coach who can coach this talent..

LowcountryDawg

October 11th, 2012
10:36 pm

I would take several auburn seasons to have nc

Dawg lost in SC

October 11th, 2012
10:37 pm

@Lowcountry, i totally agree !! At least we would expect it to take time after a coaching change.

Biden > Ryan

October 11th, 2012
10:41 pm

All Day, every day!!

Top Dog: UGA is a ACC team under Richt !

October 11th, 2012
10:42 pm

Hey Joey, Richt’s a fine family man, but you don’t take the chaplain to a bar fight. Football is the religion of Saban, Spurrier, & Miles and they conduct services in football stadiums. To Richt football is an unpleasant job, which pays him handsomely enough to go on long sabbaticals and religious missions. Saban, Spurrier, & Miles have brought back national titles to their fanbases that have paid them so well. UGA gets national ridicule in exchange for paying Mark Richt so well.

Dawg lost in SC

October 11th, 2012
10:42 pm

How do you return so many starters on D and end up being worse to this point in the season. I will admit that i am no coach, but i do study the game pretty good, at least enough to know that the Dawgs have a true freshman stud at def end in Jordan Jenkins that should be starting, The kid reminds me of one, David Pollack with his knack for getting to the ball and he brings so much energy.

LowcountryDawg

October 11th, 2012
10:43 pm

Can we not just put together one good season in 30 years? We have plenty of talent, tons of $, facilities, and easy schedules. Our AD changed our schedule to set us up for a NC if you all remember we were supposed to play Oregon and he rearranged our schedules to mimic the way he set Florida up for a NC. I’ve had numerous discussions with other fans way before this game about why uga doesn’t ever come out and play smash mouth football like Lsu, Florida, and Bama in their NC years where they go out and say hey we are gonna rip heads off and not going to stop till we drill them no matter the opponent. No questions asked just get out of the way, this is a moving train and your in the way. Determined, focused, and execute. Whew I am fired up!

peachdog

October 11th, 2012
10:47 pm

Enter your comments here

peachdog

October 11th, 2012
10:51 pm

Enter your comments herethanfully A.D. as watered down
our schedule with DIV 2teams . could yu please get us out of sec to div 2

kingdaddy

October 11th, 2012
11:54 pm

Topdog
You have proved nothing other than you are an idiot. UGA lost a football game and looked bad doing it. You are just another hater with no answers, just another cheapshot troll. You use a pitiful loss like a sledgehammer. Go for it. All teams face adversity and hard losses except your team, lol. Change your name a few more times loser. Oh yeah, that’s right, you’re a dogfan, LMAOFF. Yes you are a liar too. What team do you like? Tech? SC? Anybody but UGA, right???

kingdaddy

October 12th, 2012
12:13 am

kingdaddy

October 12th, 2012
12:35 am

One of the things this monster loss did was give UGA fans pause to question their concept of just how good their team was. We now know we are a 5-1 team ranked 12th in the country that was not prepared for another big game. I don’t know if anyone thinks UGA is that bad of a team but the trolls and they are just hate us when we win and love us when we lose, lol. We still have a lot of football to play. The way I see it is if we get blown out in Jax by being unprepared again, then the moving van will be in front of Richt’s house Sun morning. If we win, we move up. Topdog, try to have some class and hang out on your own blog, you’re smelling up ours…

Andy

October 12th, 2012
4:53 am

Top Dog How dare you talk to Kingdaddy like that. It took him from Saturday Till the next Friday to Somber up and find his Thone then he almost flush himself down it. If you keep it up he won’t enlighen you with all his great football knowledge. Then you will be sorry you talked to him like that

Oh Well

October 12th, 2012
6:25 am

Did we ever concider running between the tackles?

Bpm

October 12th, 2012
7:52 am

Glad you felt is was a good learning experience.
Jadavion

Bakeboss

October 12th, 2012
8:01 am

Oh, that’s good….they learned a lesson…what are they? Five. They get a free ride to university. Win you pompous, juvenile, a$$wipes. That’s your job! Losers.

Joey

October 12th, 2012
8:21 am

kd, “..Not as Bad as it Looks?” I’m not even gonna read something with a title like that. That guy need to get less mellow. We have lost 5 games, 3 in blowout fashion, in a two year period in which we had favorable schedules in both, as well as almost unprecedented talent on the field with a veteran QB. Is that good?

Here’s a little more, “recent history” as I see it. The past 4+ seasons:

20 losses with 9 blowouts. Here are the blowout scores: 30-41, 10-49, 10-24, 19-45, 17-41, 31-49, 21-35, 10-42, 7-35.

“Not as Bad as it Looks?” 20 losses with 9 blowouts is not bad in 4.5 seasons?

Without looking, I bet that record puts UGA in the bottom 5 of the SEC in losses, and blowout losses.

That’s pretty damn bad, kd.

dawgfacedboy

October 12th, 2012
9:18 am

Donnan averaged 8 wins a year; Richt averages 9.6. Really?? When Richt took over we were the 3rd best team in the East. TOday, we are the 3rd best team in the East. We rarely are in the running for the East. We conisistently pull in top 7 recruiting classes, consistently put guys into the NFL and have nothing but feel good 10 win seasons (on a good year) and a 2nd tier bowl to show for it.

I don’t get what some of you are defending. He’s been here 12 years and averages a game and a half better than what we had. We still aren’t competing for conference championships and we’re nowhere close to competing for National Championships.

Dawg Tired

October 12th, 2012
9:42 am

Notice Clowney’s size: 6′6″ and 256 pounds. If he was in our WEIGHT Training Program, he’d weigh about 290 and be fat and slow. Until we figure some pretty basic things out we will never be able to compete with the elite teams.

C from Marietta

October 12th, 2012
10:06 am

If drama is what you need. Look at the UGA blog. There is plenty of drama to go around. WOW the drama and crying over a stupid game. GET A LIFE LOSERS!

kingdaddy

October 12th, 2012
11:02 am

Joey
The worst thing about the loss is watching die-hard UGA fans turn against each other. Most everyone of my post since the loss have demanded an accountability from CMR. This is yet to come, so it will probably have to come from McGarity in the form of changing his staff or outright termination of Richt. Watching my brothers let “OUTSIDERS” twist them into knots, is distressing but I can’t speak for you or anyone else. We have always had each others back so I cringe when I see topdog agreeing with you 100%. Are you kidding me? He is a POS, and if he is at your back, then you are not the fan I thought you were. Be mad at Richt, I am. Don’t accept the loss, I haven’t, but don’t let a POS like topdog or any other troll use your words to damn this University. Sideing with idiots and trolls is not the answer. I for one still need your help and influnce. Seems some of the biggest UGA blog supporters are silent…

kingdaddy

October 12th, 2012
11:46 am

Andy
At least tech beat the Mighty Blue Hose, lol. Worry about the implosion at your own school and try to mnd your own business for a change…

kajagoogoo

October 12th, 2012
12:37 pm

2 telling comments:

1. Gates saying he gave Clowney “good competition”. LOL

2. Murray saying he has confidence with the play calling – a Freudian slip?

kingdaddy

October 12th, 2012
12:57 pm

Nothing like having a whole two weeks to savor this “crow”. Good thing all the teams fans making fun of us, are undefeated. The Dawgs had a horrible game. They were not prepared and so they were embarrassed. The sun still came up, and I still have a life to live and enjoy. Richt is back on the “hot-seat” and I think McGarity should be too. He is the Athletic Director. Forget our ranking. Address the pitiful accounting given by your football staff. Fix it or resign. The fans deserve better than an unprepared HC in every aspect of a game. At least they like Richt & McGarity alot at SOUTH CAROLINA…NOT SO MUCH HERE…

Mandrell Dawg

October 12th, 2012
12:59 pm

I hope someone on the team learned something from that game because that game was a Hot Mess!!!!

Tracy won't stop sniffing

October 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

Excuses at $3 million a year want cut it. If it will where can I send my resume at today!

Dawg Deep In DoDo

October 12th, 2012
2:15 pm

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses, Excuses and NO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Only LSU produces more players in the NFL, and we give Excuses! 10-2 wouldn’t be a bad year if your schedule looked like Carolina’s, but When you play Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Vandy,Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Ga Tech and a sub par Auburn and Missouri team transitioning into the SEC, you have no excuses. SC(Lost) UT (Won) and UF( To be determined) ARE YOUR ONLY TASK to get to a BCS type bowl. You’ll probably be given the East title if you beat Florida, but in reality you’ll know that South Carolina got wore down from a real schedule, STEVE SPURRIER WILL REMIND THE WORLD, and you’ll look like this mediocre team with the weakest schedule as Ala ,or Lsu meet you the SECCG.

RabidDawg

October 12th, 2012
2:52 pm

Maybe we’ll feel better about the loss to SC after Spurrier runs the table on LSU and FL. SC has built facilities that are rumored to be better than ours; as a result they are getting better talent. We all know the coaching is better there. Spurrier owns GA.

DawgNole

October 12th, 2012
8:35 pm

LowcountryDawg
October 11th, 2012
10:43 pm

Can we not just put together one good season in 30 years? We have plenty of talent, tons of $, facilities, and easy schedules. Our AD changed our schedule to set us up for a NC if you all remember we were supposed to play Oregon and he rearranged our schedules to mimic the way he set Florida up for a NC.
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It is exactly that shameful scheduling of OOC cupcakes by our cowardly AD that contributes so significantly to disgraceful losses like last weekend’s. And it happens all too frequently when the Dawgs finally face a “real” team.

DawgNole

October 12th, 2012
8:41 pm

dawgfacedboy
October 12th, 2012
9:18 am

I don’t get what some of you are defending. He’s been here 12 years and averages a game and a half better than what we had. We still aren’t competing for conference championships and we’re nowhere close to competing for National Championships.
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We competed for a conference championship last year–in the first half.

Real Dawg Fan

October 12th, 2012
8:48 pm

CRM has brought this program out of the MUD that Donnan and Goff put us in. Is our coach perfect? No. Has he improved our program drastically? YES. Let’s don’t forget that the “great coaches” move around alot! Saban has had 5 jobs in 15 yrs Meyers had same amount. CRM is better than 90% of coaches out there, the parents of the children love CRM which helps recruiting, MORE importantly he WANTS TO BE HERE! UGA is not the pinnacle of coaching people. Appreciate what you got

Real Dawg Fan

October 12th, 2012
8:49 pm

@ DAWGNOLE
we’ve won 2 SEC titles and finished 2nd nationally 1 of which we were screwed out of a NC game. So how was that not better than before?

Real Dawg Fan

October 12th, 2012
8:55 pm

So we fire CRM, and if the next guy can’t do it in 5 years or less, well then lets fire him TOO! Then we can rotate a new coaching staff in every 3-4 years chasing our tails. That should only set our program back about 20 years. I say stay the course: and when we DO win a NChamp, everyone will know that we did it the right way, we won’t have to woory about sanctions and disciplines.

DawgNole

October 12th, 2012
9:22 pm

Real Dawg Fan
October 12th, 2012
8:49 pm

@ DAWGNOLE
we’ve won 2 SEC titles and finished 2nd nationally 1 of which we were screwed out of a NC game. So how was that not better than before?
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You’re barking up the wrong tree, Dawg. The post you cited was written by dawgfacedboy. I simply commented on it (under his post). And he was wrong about UGA not “competing for conference championships,” which is why I called him out.

Jim

October 13th, 2012
9:58 am

I watched Clouney dominate Georgia—what happened to Ray Drew, who was supposed to be on a par with Clouney? It seems like he is all talk.

Kingsx7

October 14th, 2012
7:46 am

JUST A SMALL REMINDER RICHT HAS BEATEN SPURRIER,, MUSCHAMP,SABAN ETC MORE TIMES THAN THEY HAVE HIM SO WHAT DOES THAT PROVE !!! GET A LIFE AND BACK GEORGIA IT`S COACHES,PLAYERS,SCHOOL ETC.OR FIND ANOTHER TEAM !!!!!!!!!