Fool me once.

I’ve grown weary of hearing this:

“Didn’t do a good job of getting us ready to play. Didn’t do a good job of executing and that falls on me as a coach,” Bobo said. “Moved the fall well but didn’t finish. And you can’t finish, you can’t win in this league. And that’s about how we’ve been in three games in this league, basically.”

Georgia’s offense had the ball inside the Mississippi State 20 on three occasions in the first half, but only got six points out of it.

“I didn’t think they slowed us down in the first half at all,” Bobo said. “And to only get six points was disappointing. You can’t have turnovers and you can’t have penalties, and that’s coaching. That’s our fault.”

Save the pity party for somebody who’s dumb enough to believe that you’ve learned something from tonight.

The truly sad thing is the waste of Aaron Murray’s playmaking talent.

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52 responses to “Fool me once.

  1. H-Town Dawg

    From a fan’s perspective, this is like getting kicked in the balls. There is no remedy for it. All you can do is writhe on the ground until the pain goes away.

  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The Murray kid is really something special. Lots of heart as well as ability. Too bad he is being wasted right now.

  3. Chris

    The waste of playmaking talent, especially when so much of the blame seems to be on the “most experienced Oline in the country” is awful.

    I am completely sold on Murray, especially after his third down run where he took the hit and stretched out for the extra yard to get the first around the 22.

    • dudetheplayer

      What about the busted play where he made like 3 different Miss. St. players miss on the way to getting about 10 yards and converting a 3rd and long?

      That was fantastic.

  4. TennesseeDawg

    That was a cluster fuck of dumbassery.

  5. The Two Yard Bobo

    No need to talk around it.

    The o-line got whipped again tonight…and the cheap shot chop block at the end was poor sportsmanship.

    Time to earn some pride…may not win many this year…but give an effort you can be proud of.

  6. Chuck

    Hey, I am just glad we had the foresight to schedule Idaho State. :(

  7. adam

    Murray is playing his off and I really don’t think Bobo has any idea how to fix our problems on offense.

    One of our biggest problems on offense is play calling and Bobo complains about execution, preparation, turnovers, and penalties. You gotta be fucking kidding me. The guy’s clueless. We didn’t finish well? Think that maybe us having a toss that works followed by running a 160 lb tailback between the tackles into a loaded box was an execution problem? Or maybe that was not finishing. At least he didnt blame Murray this week.

    • adam

      Should definitely say that Murray “playing his ass off.” I apologize for not finishing, but my iphone wasn’t executing and there were probably a few penalties and turnovers along the way.

    • 69Dawg

      Yea he didn’t blame Murray. I’m sure somebody mentioned to Bobo that he should just say what he said and I for one am glad he finally maned up and took the blame.

  8. The Original Cynical in Athens

    We are in full bore, CYA-mode now…you will only hear quotes that do not incriminate anyone and serve to make one accessible to another coaching staff throughout the rest of the year…

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Searels is the only coach on the staff who gives a rat’s ass at this point, and I doubt that will last much longer…the ship is capsizing and the rats are looking for a safety raft to grab on to….I am so sad that it has come to this…

    • rbubp

      SEARELS is the one who cares? Looks to me like he’s the one who threw in the towel first. There is no other explanation for this offensive line.

      • The Original Cynical in Athens

        Hmmmm….just think about it like this…maybe you have never had the misfortune of working for a poorly run company, but some of us have….you spend every day thinking about what you can do better to help the overall company, but late at night, you realize that there are just too many ingrained problems for you be able to help….Searels is the only coach on the staff with a prove track record of sustained success at the SEC level…at some point, no matter how much pride you have, you realize you are on a sinking ship, cut your losses and start networking to get a new gig ASAP…Mike Bobo is a fucking dumbass, and Searels is probably mystified by the fact that he has to answer to such an idiot…it makes it REALLY hard to do a quality job, and I think CSS saw the writing on the road last spring and will get a really good job in December…

        • ugafan

          Finally. Someone get it. You’re 100% correct Cynical.

          Searles has been sounding the alarm with Richt for 3 years about how weak our kids are but Richt backed Van Hal instead of Searles & nothing changed.

          Result? We’re now the worst team in the SEC. Searles is the only coach (offensively) worth a damn and that includes Richt.

  9. “I’m not gonna say anything right now, because I’m not sure,” Richt said. “I need time to watch and reflect.”

    This is pathetic. Nothing NEW happened tonight. If he hasn’t already seen it…if he hasn’t already reflected on it…

    • rbubp

      Perhaps he will come out this week and announce that, yep, they really aren’t doing anything different from the years they won the SEC…

      • merk

        He will tell us that we have never been in the arena.

        Well, when you step into the arena you live and die by the sword.

        I’m sorry that I enjoy watching a team that does not blow. I’m also sorry that I get to feel that you making tons of money sucking is not acceptable.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        When CMR first showed up I thought that there was a noticeable increase in the effort level. The team played hard–harder than the same players had played under Donnan. That has disappeared. Some, not all, of the current crop appear to be mailing it in. When you couple the effort level with the off the field problems, that really gives one pause to believe that the coaches really do not have control right now. It appears that some of the players think that simply being a 4 or 5 star recruit is all that it takes–all they need to do is show up and they will automatically win. The team needs to identify who the troublemakers on the team are and get rid of them. Paraphrasing what Bobby Bowden said recently about what happened at FSU, we need to find guys who really want to play football for UGA instead of 4 and 5 star recruits who think they did the university a favor by going there and are more worried about where they will be going in the NFL Draft than about winning games and championships for UGA.

  10. mike

    Aaron Murray is a stud. Thank God for him and Durham. Without the two of them we’d be .5-3.5. Murray is a lights out baller. It’s got to make him sick to see this shit going on…maybe he needs to be the one to start busting some balls. Apparently no one else will.

    BTW-Anyone else noticed that Grantham hasn’t dressed anyone down on the sideline since the ULL game? Maybe he was told that wasn’t acceptable on the UGA sidelines

    • merk

      At this point rampent benching is in order.

      I would show up Monday and sit the whole D down and say…Ur all 3rd string til someone acts like they want to play. I would seriously start walk-ons over these a**hats that want to piss around on the free ride.

    • Brandon

      Adams probably told him that.

    • 69Dawg

      Poor old Tod he has taken to chewing gum rather than chewing butt. My wife commented on his mad chewing last night. I figure he is doing that to keep his head from exploding.

  11. merk

    I’m glad it only took 3 losses in a row for Bobo to call himself out.

  12. merk

    On the plus side I’m sure we can snag some recruits by telling them that they will be the new starter at their position cause the current ones suck.

  13. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Man, I love this blog, but worry about the potential apathy that could lead it to become the NY Mets’ blog of the college football blogosphere…at least a lot of us are going to be PISSED OFF the rest of the season…if changes are not made 2011 will be “THE YEAR OF APATHY”

    Stick with it Senator, Westerdawg was smart enough to quit months ago….

    • Yeah. Westerdawg did a great imitation of our O-line when he gave up about a year ago. He rarely posts, when he used to post within moments of a game ending. Sad really, to see die hard fans just stop caring.

  14. Bobo needs to Gogo.

    Someone needs to go wake up Van Halanger and tell him he’s fired.

    CSS and CRG most likely need to go as well.

    With the exception of the new coaches hired this off season, and MAYBE Richt, the rest all need to go.

    Then Richt has 1-2 years to show massive improvement, and competing for an SEC title.

    • The Original Cynical in Athens

      Man, love the enthusiasm, but we just lost to Scu, Arkansas and Miss St back-to-back-to-back…throw Ole Miss in there and you have the suck-ass perfecta of SEC squads…this is not survivable…the gig is up…hope CMR is willing to be as good a man as he always has been and take what the UGA AA is willing to offer as a buyout….if he is expecting to get paid off for the rest of his contract, he is not the man we thought he was…had the chance to kick Ealey off the team when the punk defied him before the season, didn’t do it and sealed the fate of his coaching career…Ealey has made the game-losing play in every game this year….

      • At the time, I supported the Ealey decision. It has turned out to definitely be the wrong choice.

        We’d be better off with Richard Samuel if need be.

        • The Original Cynical in Athens

          It’s not about the players, it’s about the fact that a little punk, 19 year old kid showed the $2 million coach who is the bitch, outright defying him and getting a one game suspension…once the inmates are running the asylum, it’s over, and it ain’t coming back, ever….

          • Yeah. That’s pretty much how I see it now too.

            A shame.

          • 69Dawg

            Mark apparently didn’t think Jim Donnan’s end was tied to his handling of 2 players Jasper and Quincy. We know the GT thing was big but Quincy’s hand injury when he was wasted was the thing that Adams used, that and the double secret payoff.

      • wes

        We could have Ingram and still not be able to run the ball. The problem is repetive play calling and an AWFUL offensive line. Also im not blaming Ealy for the fumble, he got rocked and was obviously staggerd. Last week was on him though and i believe King is the better back.

  15. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I realize that everybody (including me) is venting right now, but somebody please enlighten me on something that I thought was an absolutely critical thing that happened in the game. Ealey is going in for the Dawgs tying TD in the first quarter when he gets his helmet knocked off while being hit by 2 MSU D-backs. He fumbles. An MSU player pounces on the ball in the end zone for a toughback. I thought the enlightened NCAA came up with a rule that when a player’s helmet comes off the play is dead–period. This was to prevent injury by the play continuing on with a player being in the play with no helmet on. How come the play wasn’t blown dead with UGA having the ball at the 1 yard line? Senator, or anyone else who is a Rules guru, please tell me.

    • The Original Cynical in Athens

      Celebration, October of 2007, UGA has not gotten a single call since then…

      reference: spot in 1st quarter of UGA/Scu game 2 weeks ago, when Scu player was CLEARLY 1+ yards short of 1st down, but was awarded 1st down, AFTER REVIEW….

      see Green, AJ, regarding NCAA ruling on jersey sale, as well as made up penalty against LSU, 2009,

      Many other examples since late October 2007, but, the point is, if there is a call that “could be made” that would favor UGA, it ain’t going to happen….

    • I thought the enlightened NCAA came up with a rule that when a player’s helmet comes off the play is dead–period.

      That’s a NFL rule. College football hasn’t adopted anything similar.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Thanks for the info, Senator. Can I prevail upon you to also comment on the prevalence of helmets flying off this year in college football games. I watch a lot of games–not just UGA games–and it seems that a helmet is now coming off on damn near every play. I remember in the recent past when it was highly unusual for a player to lose his helmet during play. I sometimes went an entire season without seeing a Dawgs player lose his hat. Now it happens so regularly it is the norm, not the exception. And it is affecting play. The Ealey fumble, for instance. He is right there and could have possibly recovered the ball in the end zone but had no helmet on. Somebody is going to get seriously injured or killed unless this problem is fixed, particularly if the CFB rule is that play continues.

        • Meg

          Here’s the thing. I am 99.9% positive that play was blown dead, and so yes, even though it was a fumble, that play should have never been up for review because neither team has recovered the ball when the whistle blew and the ref was gesticulating that Ealey was down.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            Meg, you are absolutely right. That is the “inadvertent whistle” business that we all have seen so many times before, not just in UGA games, too. The ref blew the whistle and indicated that Ealey was down BEFORE the MSU player fell on the ball. The play was dead. Also, as you correctly pointed out, that is an unreviewable situation. No TV ref should have even looked at it. The ball should have been UGA’s, first and goal at the 1.

            • gastr1

              That is also why the refs were originally instructed to treat every loose ball as a fumble–so as not to whistle one dead.

              I don’t know what happened to that a approach, but it was a sound rule.

        • Ausdawg85

          This is really only happening in UGA games with UGA players. Medical staff has looked into this and discovered that the rapidly diminishing brain mass causes the head to shrink and thus helmets pop-off. Evidence of this can be seen via STUPID PLAYING PERFORMANCE.

          A follow-up study is being conducted on UGA coaching staff having their headsets suddenly drop around their necks…..

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Senator, please look at Meg’s post and comment.

  16. Reptillicide

    What worries me the most is that the comments from the coaches seem to indicate that they have no idea what the problem is, or how to fix it.

    Now I’m afraid this team doesn’t believe it can win.

  17. TennesseeDawg

    Richt is still enjoying plenty of fan support. Auburn, Tennessee and Florida fans all want him back next year along with Bobo.

  18. Sneaky Short

    AJ Green just sold 3 more jerseys. Wants to be suspended for the rest of the season.

  19. Hogbody Spradlin

    Last night’s loss is the offense’s responsibility. The defense held up its end as long as possible. I know those are obvious points but they need repetition.

    The loss was because of poor play calling and lots of little things done wrong. We run a playbook like an NFL team in the mid 60’s. Two runs and a pass.

    Mike Bobo was pacing. The results look like he couldn’t think under pressure on more than a superficial level. Mike may be overmatched as a coordinator, but he’s a good QB coach.

    With respects to the Senator, last year’s SEC scoring average may be too small a sample to draw a conclusion about Bobo’s skills.

    Washaun Ealey may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I wonder if he had his bell rung on the end zone fumble. He just stared at the ball. Football players are taught to dive on the ball from pee wee days.

    Baccari Rambo is accumulating a nice collection of bonehead plays. The punt turnover is the latest one.

    Tim Couch gets a dufus award blaming the holding call for ruining Durham’s TD. Sorry folks, the holding sprung Durham for the TD.

  20. Spike

    Vance Cuff sucks. This team just has no fire, no heart, no fight in it. Disgraceful effort. Poor, predictable play calling, and the O line sucks, too.

  21. 69Dawg

    We were looking for a gut check in this game and it was not there. Offense looks like they are hearing about these plays for the first time in the game. We can’t pick up the blitz, we can’t get a safety value player open, we were bulldozed by a so so DL. On the D side Mullens looked like Urban and called a good game. We are trying to play an assignment type D with a bunch of undisciplined free lancers. We have the easiest D to trick in the world and as much as I don’t miss Willie these guys were doing the same thing to him. If CMR would let CTG actually do his thing I think he could get their attention. The safeties are just as I described above they are lose cannons and they don’t even bring the heat like Blue did. Blue was a lose cannon too but when he connected he would punish. Not our guys they just thud, I wonder who makes them do that.

    I also suspect that CTG, Belin and Laktoss had no idea how weak physically our team is. If CSS and CTG both have a problem with it I wish Van would fall on his sword for CMR cause Mark aint going to fire him. How about clearing out the rest of the damn coaching legacies that UGA loves so much.