You know things are getting bad when…

Dan Hawkins, of all people, gets to patronize (albeit nicely) Mark Richt.

The only thing worse will be if Derek Dooley has cause to do that, too.

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  1. Hackerdog

    I wonder if he was spending the off week game planning for the game after UGA? It doesn’t take a lot of time to scheme stacking the box to stuff our 119lb RB.

    • Dog in Fla

      “spending the off week”

      The zen of this week’s Lieutenant Dan is that he wants payback for the 48-13 Boise State loss and the 14-13 Colorado loss, no matter how great a coach Mark is or how much Dan respects him.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Indeed. Note the “extra week” for CO to prepare for UGA. Coming off a road game (that they lost) the Dawgs get to fly across the country, play a game against a team that has had 2 weeks to get ready, then fly back and play UT the following week. I just hope they don’t lose both games. Brilliant scheduling DE. Gone but not forgotten.

        • BMan

          Road games in Starkville and Boulder hardly leaves enough time for a player to get a proper DUI, but I have faith that our guys will finish the drill.

          I just wish the drill wasn’t a heel-toe walk on the side of the road.

        • Macallanlover

          I know you are a DGD Mayor, but that is just a pitiful, lame excuse. I just watched an athlete fly from Cali to South Bend, play both sides of the ball while scoring as a fullback and LB. He will fly back to Cali and then to Eugene on Saturday. I fully expect him top perform well, and if he doesn’t I will be shocked if he offers up an excuse rivaling this line of thinking. A 19-20 conditioned athlete can fly 3-5 hours and play well 2 days later, basketball and baseball players do it all the damned time. If ours can’t, look for another reason because that one doesn’t stand up to even half-hearted scrutiny.

          McGarity has certainly pleased part of the fanbase, but playing more directional schools and 1AA opponents guarantees little but a few more dollars and an unrespected W. I would rather go down swinging against the Oregons, Penn States, Oklahomas, etc. than crush Ga. State, ULL, Idaho State, and the mid-major in Atlanta for our OOC wins. Frankly, it will drive me to the NFL or even soccer. This type of scheduling makes a mockery of the game and undermines all the “regular season is the bomb” arguments. And people will be asked to pay more for that?

          I may hate what Damon did to embarrass UGA this summer but I would rather have an AD ripping off red panties than hiding in the restrooms around North Avenue when the video game tournament lets out. I had hoped for more from him, but this says a lot about what we can expect. Let the fans sit in the broiling sun to watch mismatches if they want, I will not be there for those contests, nor will I pay on PPV to see them. There are many better options available to me for free. Some of this may be about the greed of additional dollars, but at the root of it is the lack of a legit playoff system. Meaningless wins fool no one, and a lack of character is always noticed. No one is saying play 4 top OOC programs in a single year, but if 2-3 cupcakes a year is plenty enough. One quality OOC opponent with intersectional interest isn’t too much to ask.

          • AthensHomerDawg

            We shall miss you…your ticket purchases will be absorbed no doubt, your character we shall strive to emulate, you mouth will be much better served in the NFL fan base or the soccer venue you somehow cherish. good day , good luck.
            just sayin’

          • Biggus Rickus

            If you don’t think travelling 2,000-3,000 miles has some effect on performance, well, I don’t know what to say. It so clearly does, it almost goes without saying. Now, that’s not an excuse in this case. If Georgia was worth a damn this year, these upcoming games would pose little threat.

            Also, what the f- does this mean?

            “…but I would rather have an AD ripping off red panties than hiding in the restrooms around North Avenue when the video game tournament lets out.”

          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Scotch dude, I got some very bad news for you….Placido Domingo has resigned.

          • Garageflowers

            +1 for Macallanlover. I think 2 cupcakes is plenty. Doesn’t have to be across the country. Plenty of quality schools within a manageable distance.

            • Mayor of Dawgtown

              You get it Gf. I am not saying do not play a quality OOC opponent. I am just asking why the OOC opponent has to be in the Pacific or Mountain time zones? Clemson–sure. UNC–yeah. Louisville (who we have scheduled)–why not. But flying across country to play a night game in Eugene, OR or Phoenix, then flying back and having to play a day game against a top flight SEC team 6 days later is crazy. From what I am told the real problem is the 2nd game. Jet lag screws up practice for 2 days and you can’t get ready. If you are playing a cupcake for the return game it’s probably OK. But when the opponent is Bama (like 2008) it’s really a killer. There is a reason why you do not see Bama and FLA do that sort of thing. We found out that reason in 2008 and now we are doing it again. Thanks Damon “Red Panties” Evans wherever you are. GFY.

  2. Prov

    “I just hope they don’t lose both games”

    You mean to tell me this feeling could get worse? Damn.

  3. Bulldog Bry

    Will next week’s headline read:
    “Tyler Hansen, Big12 player of the week”?

  4. AthensHomerDawg

    “Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, MAD-DOG MEAN!. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”
    Go DAWGS

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Scotch drinker….hmmmm lemme see now, I have run across this guy on some other board, not football associated…..hmmm….lemme see now.

    Oh, he was a drooler on that one, too.

  6. JasonC

    It should be a great game. So far we are playing more like an intramural squad than an SEC team.

  7. aristoggle

    “Colorado plans to honor the 20th anniversary of its 1990 national title team in conjunction with the game.”

    Great … fucking heart-tugging bullshit. Think West Virginia/Trapped Coal Miners, or Oklahoma State/New Stadium.

    At least they won a championship the year Tech claimed to. Best present my ex-old-girlfriend ever bought me was a Colorado National Champions t-shirt. Wore that thing out the couple of years I was exiled to Cobb County.

    Tough times my friends, but, woof, dammit. Woof!

  8. BoWeevil

    I don’t know what the big deal is. So what, we lost 3 games. We will go undefeated the rest of the season and end up 10-3. I mean we have a freshman QB and with his 27 yards on 24 carries in SEC games alone, he is going to be special, if he doesn’t have his brains beat in from this year’s senior Offensive Line.

    Next year, then we can win the national championship.

    Coach Richt got rooked out of it in 2002 and 2007. 2011 is our year. I don’t care if we lose 15 seniors and another 4-5 juniors after this season. National Championship baby.

    I know we have had a few arrested. But, it’s not like any of them have murdered anyone yet, have they ?

    I think we should move the Spring Practices to Valdosta so the players don’t have to drive all the way down there to take Spring Break.

    Lawrence is a hard name to spell. I mean it’s got what 1 way to spell the name, ever ?

    Date of Birth, why would you ask me that ? I am supposed to know that ?

    Can you just write the questions down and let me take them to the team counselor and get a consensus on what the answers might be please ?

    It’s 3rd down. 17 yards to go. Running play sounds right.

    We hold them on 3rd and 4. They drop back to punt. We lazily go 2 yards past the line of scrimmage and just stand there. Not a rush. Not a return on either. We send Logan Gray back to fair catch the punt.

    We have been killed on sacks. We don’t sack them and they do sack us, and I mean they sack us sack after sack after sack after sack after sack after sack after sack.

    Dream team. We have 15 percent of the top players in the state of Georgia committed to us. The really exciting recruit had sex with a 14 year old in North Carolina in a classroom and can’t play still this his senior season. Can we really afford to bring him here ?

    Fun. Party School # 1 in the nation. Fulmer Cup # 1 in the nation. National Championships as a Party School and as a Football Team for our Arrests / Suspensions.

    Arrests / Suspensions are on the players, loafing on plays is on the players, taking a game off and another and another then going in and saying coach I don’t feel good is on the players. Telling a new recruit just hitting our campus after signing as injured that being a running back at Georgia is a GRIND is on the players. Getting sacked on every play is on the players. Fumbling every game for 5 years in a row now, is on the players.

    But, it comes to a point when it is so pervasive that it is NOT on the players any more. And, we achieved that last year.

    Coaches blaming the players, is on the coaching staff.

    Players like Nick Williams blaming the coaches, that is on the players too.

    Selling for $1000 that which is only worth $29 and lying that you have not and never have been in Miami, to deflect the media frenzy to know what the NCAA investigation is all about, is on the players.

    Using Vance Cuff’s DL to go buy 7 teenagers alcohol is on Vance Cuff.

    Using it is on Branden Smith.

    Even if he didn’t drink it himself and why in the truck with the 7, since they only wanted drive around Athens in a truck and get drunk.

    That’s all on the players too.

    Look around. It’s a lot of players.

    Study the recruiting lists, and you find all our # 7 recruiting classes are all long since gone. Quit. Left. Transferred. Playing for other teams. Kicked off. Never did play here. The lost promise.

    Players not given the chance while others, the privileged, got on the field and just didn’t impress. So, why didn’t the under-study get on the field ?

    If it is 1 guy, that is on the player.

    If it is 2 even 3, that is on the player.

    When you have 10 players arrested, the AD arrested, the school given # 1 party status and wins the national championship for the most arrested / suspended football team in the nation AND you go 0-3 the last 3 weeks playing SEC teams who NEVER have EVER done anything, then folks that is on Michael F. Adam$.

    You can skip right past the coaching staff.

    Their blame in all this is clear as the nose on their faces, growing longer by the press conference.

    Look at the game film in high school. He is great.

    Coach why are we in this situation AGAIN ? Why no QB prepared ?

    Played 3 SEC teams the last 3 weeks and their QB so much far better than our QB that all we can say is that our QB is going to be great. Root for the team. We’ll be better NEXT YEAR, yeah, that’s it : WAIT.

    Just 3 games.

    Just 1 year.

    Is it ?

    # 21 in wins (actually # 22 with Alabama vacating 21 wins) after the 2005 season to-date. You want to run that by me again how the # 21 team in wins after the 2005 season is SO DAMN GREAT ?

    There was NO EXCUSE I was going to allow for this Year 10 of this regime to be less than 12-2. I gave us losses to Florida again and to Alabama in SEC Championship Game. But, lose to Kentucky to end last season and start off losing to the likes continued of Missy State and South Carolina and Arky ? Folks THESE are NOT POWERS.

    NEITHER ARE WE.

    We forgive too much.

    Let 1 guy beat up his girlfriend and beat up her car at which time the punishment for both those arrests, was 2 games to start this season suspension.

    He beat her up again. Then, Bobo and Coach Richt both go to the Prison to meet with him, pray for him and forgive him. We’re out of touch. Only then do we kick him off the team ?

  9. BoWeevil

    Caleb King says running the football at UGA is just a grind. Caleb, how can that be when you only feel like playing about one third of the games ? How can that be a grind ?

    These are the players the coaches brought here. Can they then say it is the players’ fault ? Can our coaches say that after they brought them here. They cannot control them.

    You know I play football at UGA, right ? Not meaning to pull rank on you or nothing, but could you just put away your silly yellow pad and take me and my slut to a Marriott please ?

    What am I doing with Red Panties on my Lap ? Good Lord Officer, you didn’t expect me to put them on did you ?

    Missy State is 1 of the really good teams in the country, you can tell that because at game time, they had the same won / loss record as The University of Georgia Bulldogs.

    If we had started out # 1 in the preseason polls, since everyone says they don’t mean anything anyway, would we be down to about # 13 or so this week ?

    What is this we can’t even name a Bulldog Mascot ?

    Hey I know I just hit a truck, but it’s not like it’s your truck you know ? I just gotta go. See ya.

    This guy was talking to a girl I wanted to ask out myself even though she has turned me down 5 times in the last week already. I didn’t mean to beat him up that bad. I only hit like 312 times in the face.

    Would everyone please send in some monies for Michael Lemon because he is a bag lady and has a younger brother to take care of, and he is a really nice guy you know here at the Half-Way House Football Program we run nowadays oblivious to the world around us.

    Can we all just get along, sit down and pray together please ?

    Let’s just Forgive all these guys, and anyway it’s the police’s fault you know ?

    And, the NCAA is being unreal. 4 whole games for what they normally would put the school on Probation for, take away all the scholarships and TV ban and then make us vacate all our wins.

    Oh, we didn’t win any ?

    Sorry about that.

    $29 T-Shirt for thousand dollars. What’s wrong with that ? Anyway, I never have ever been in Miami, so there is nothing there to talk about – not when I have never been to Miami in my lifetime.

    Got to admit though, having been there, he hasn’t missed anything.

    The OL is the best in the nation. They have been blocking great. It’s the running backs who cannot clean up those 2 both pouring in at the same time confusing the poor running backs on which 1 they should block leaving the other a wide open shot at our QB.

    Hey if I fall down near the end zone, can I just sit there – even if the ball is 2 inches from my leg. I don’t have to maybe protect the ball in case the officials make a bad call again and say I fumbled it. I can always go over to the bench and slam my helmet into the bench, which I can ride the rest of the way.

    Suspend my license ? What for ? I am Vance Cuff, no he just looks like me. What am I doing with Vance Cuff’s DL ?

    I don’t know my name or my date of birth and that is perfectly understandable now that the circumstances come out.

    We can always watch Chuck Dowdle. He’s fun. Boy, things are really looking up NOW.

    What do you mean coach that I cannot belly flop repeatedly after the play on some Florida player looking like we are mating on National TV ? I will be in the NFL soon and all will be forgotten.

    Coach Richt really recruits those Top 5 recruiting classes every year.

    And, that coaching staff of Coach Richt is just great, eh ? I mean we fired the whole defense and now there is no one left on the Offensive Coaching Staff. That doesn’t mean that Coach Richt cannot learn how to HIRE A COACHING STAFF or nothing. I mean, now, really, think about it : this way he gets to HIRE 2 coaching staffs, 2 complete coaching staffs. He is getting a lot of experience at it now at our expense so he can go back to Tallahassee and re-live the games against Duke, Weak Forest, Maryland, Georgia tek, Virginia, South Florida, Western Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee at Chattanooga, Jacksonville State, Citadel, Louisiana Tech, East Carolina, Central Florida, UAB, Tulane, Rice, Syracuse, Troy, Memphis, and Western Michigan. No wonder his offense looked so good every week.

    Interceptions that could have been thrown 4 times Saturday and we were BLOWN OUT by Missy State anyway ?

    Penalties are we really committing them like this again ?

    You’re kidding me. After the loss still hurting. And, some person says we have had another arrested. First reaction, yeah that would be pretty bad. Hope it doesn’t happen. No. God no. It really is true.

    10 arrested the last 6 months. That doesn’t include the AD or Christian LeMay our best recruit coming here and after not being able to play at his high school. But, he can play here, for us ?

    Fed up with it all.

    I don’t mind losing to Florida every year.

    I don’t mind having no hope against Alabama.

    I can live with LSU fans wanting a new coach and they have been FAR BETTER than us.

    But, don’t try or even think about giving me this crap that we are BETTER than any of them. Or any of the other teams across this great nation.

    That I cannot think about an actual HEAD COACH. Not an Assistant. A real head coach. No OJT. Actual experience. We pay this guy for actual experience. To know how to deal with each of these situations. He doesn’t know. He tells you with his every decision, he doesn’t know.

    Look again at my list, now widely spread across the Internet of Georgia as the # 21 team in the nation in wins after 2005 season to-date.

    Don’t tell me there is NOT a COACH on that list that will have this program under control.

  10. BoWeevil

    Oh, yeah, it’s working out just great.

    2-7 last 9 SEC games

    1-5 last 5 SEC East games

    17-21 all-time Coach Richt Era vs Top 25 Final AP

    9 losses all-time Coach Richt Era vs not Top 25 AP

    3-8 all-time Coach Richt Era vs Top 10 Final AP

    Everything looking up ? We lose 15 seniors and 4-5 juniors after 2010

    2011 is NO DAMN DIFFERENT it’s NOT going to all work out

  11. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Correct me if I am wrong but “Bo Weevil” has all the attributes of “Mr. College Football Returns” and “Thomas Brown” before him. N’est pas? Do any of the rest of you detect a similar mind behind all these monikers?

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