There may not be crying in football, but there is booing.

I hope Mark Richt’s right about this, but I sort of fear he’s waving a red cape in front of a bull when he says,

“We can’t sit around and cry about it because if we do, we’re really going to be in trouble,” Richt said. “There’s a lot of history of both these teams being ranked when we play and now we’re both sitting there without a win in the SEC. A little bit different circumstances for both teams, but a very important game for both of us.”

A Georgia loss would send the Bulldogs to their first 1-5 start since 1905.

Richt said he’s not concerned with fans turning on the Bulldogs or his players being affected by negativity.

“I think it’s a minority of fans who will really come out and be horribly negative with our guys and this coaching staff,” Richt said. “I think the majority of our fans are true blue and they’re going to support us no matter what because we’re their team and they love the team.

“Walking off that field at Colorado, I thought the fans that showed up there were phenomenal before, during and after the game. … Everybody’s disappointed, but I don’t see many fans getting real nasty.”

I think that theory is going to be tested Saturday.  I remember the crowd at the Auburn ’99 game.  At the time, I didn’t join in, but I didn’t cringe, either.  Mike Bobo’s got a chance to play Kevin Ramsey, especially after the fifth time he sends Carlton Thomas to run between the tackles.  Trust me, Coach, it’s not company you want to keep.

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  1. Jim

    Richt is a dead man walking. Obviously I don’t mean physically deceased but his coaching tenure is as good as over. The only question is whether it ends after this year or next. I can only hope for sooner than later but fear later will be what plays out.

    • Dooley's Wig

      Are you sure he is not physically deceased?
      There is no evidence to the contrary.

      I wish Coach Richt would display some fire and passion.

      “Stay on course.” and “keep the faith.” don’t cut it.

      It would make me feel better if I knew that behind closed doors with the team, Richt is screaming at them red-faced while slinging a folding chair across the room.

      I know I am not the only one that was pumped seeing Coach Grantham’s fire and intensity on the sidelines in the first game. Where has that gone?

      There are many Bulldog faithful that would love to see this team(and coach) be resurrected!

  2. The Original Cynical in Athens

    I can’t tell if he is that aloof or if he is just trying to keep a good face for the kids.

    Obviously, I would lean toward the former because of how poorly we have been coached the last 4 years.

    There have been so many occasions over the last few years when he has said something that I thought was obviously just a ruse for the paper, and on nearly every time I have been fooled.

  3. gatriguy

    Auburn 99 was the most embarrassed in my life I’ve ever been to be a Georgia fan. I’m afraid that’s about to be majorly leapfrogged.

    • The Realist

      You mean 1-4 hasn’t topped it yet?

    • ugafan

      “Auburn 99 was the most embarrassed in my life I’ve ever been to be a Georgia fan”

      I’ve got news for you buddy, if you’ve ever in life been “embarrassed” to be a UGA fan then you’ve never been a fan at all. Your history of comments here further proves my point.

      I’ve been a season ticket holder for more than 20 years & was raised by a UGA family. I earned a degree from UGA that was one of my finest achievements. My children, God willing, will follow in their parents’ footsteps as well. The University of Georgia has given me far more than i could ever hope to repay.

      This season stinks thus far, no question. Like everyone else, i had hoped our record would be a lot different. But if we go on to lose every game for the remainder of the season, i will NEVER EVER be “embarrassed” to be a UGA fan. I will only be “embarrassed” to be associated with “fans” like you.

      • carolinadawg

        I’m sure gatriguy can speak for himself, but when he says he was embarrassed at the ’99 Auburn game, he is no doubt referring to the fact that many Georgia fans booed the team as they left the field at halftime. As a 20 year season ticket holder I’m sure you remember that game?

        Your post is way over the top, btw.

        • ugafan

          “I’m sure gatriguy can speak for himself…”

          I look forward to that.

          Your post was way over the top, btw.

          • carolinadawg

            In what way was my post over the top? I was merely pointing out that you very forcefully attacked gatri with a mis-assumption on your part. I actually think you owe him him an apology for that, but I doubt it will happen. In any event, I think the difference in tone between my post and yours speaks volumes.

            • devildawg

              “In any event, I think the difference in tone between my post and yours speaks volumes.”

              Yep. And I agree, he seems to have misunderstood gatriguy, and was then rather melodramatic about it.

        • Will Q

          That’s how I took it as well.

      • gatriguy

        My history of posts?  Really?  Like what?  I adamantly oppose the game
        in Jacksonville, which I realize is the minority opinion, but other than
        that, I can’t think of anything I’ve ever posted that’s garnered a
        response questioning my “fandom”.  The behavior at the 99 Auburn game
        was embarrassing, I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks that.  On
        the other hand, 2008 Alabama was just as disappointing (if not more so)
        an outcome on the field, yet I was very proud of my fellow fans at that
        game.  Believe me, I want the best for my Alma Mater and its football
        team, but I’m not going to do either the disservice of withholding
        criticism when deserved out of fear of falling out of favor with fans
        such as yourself.

  4. The Realist

    I know it is good for coaches and players to insulate themselves from the intertubes, but at some point they kinda have to get an inkling of what the turmoil in the fanbase is like. This sounds like a head-in-the-sand quote from Richt. At this point, I would argue he has lost at least half the fans. Bobo hasn’t had many friends at my tailgates for years now. He has always been Bobo the Dodo. Georgia fans are loyal to Georgia. Not him. Not the players even. Georgia will be here when he is gone. That is what the fans love and cheer for… dear ol’ alma mater. If he doesn’t think a fanbase will turn on a coach, he needs to look no further than his old stomping grounds in Tallahassee… and he is no Bobby Bowden.

    I don’t imagine fans will boo them out of the tunnel or anything, but if Tennessee goes in to the half with the lead, they won’t be the only team booed going into the tunnel.

  5. JaxDawg

    Richt is making a big mistake by underestimating the anger and frustration that is quickly building.

    Original Cynical may be correct in that Richt’s just saying the right things just like Jerry Faust did at ND. Faust famously said “I’m gonna make it”. He eventually resigned and never held a meaningful coaching job again, that is unless you consider coaching the Dayton Zips meaningful.

    I don’t listen to call-in shows and would prefer that our fanbase keeps this season civilized, but I have a feeling it’s about to get alot worse. And the reason is that arguably no Georgia coach has done less with more than Richt these past few years – and that includes (heaven help us), Donnan.

    • devildawg

      “And the reason is that arguably no Georgia coach has done less with more than Richt these past few years – and that includes (heaven help us), Donnan.” – I think that pretty much pegs it.

    • CSA

      This sums up exactly how 99% of unhappy Georgia fans feel.

      Richt’s reluctance to make glaringly obvious changes to personnel and coaching staff is what really bothers me. It sounds as if he still allows Bobo to make the calls, and his buddy Dave Van Halanger is still around (after NFL scouts have said that our guys are weak and poorly conditioned.) We wouldn’t be complaining at all if Richt was any good at evaluating coaching talent. After all, it was Richt who let Kirby Smart go in 2005, the same guy who we offered $750,000 to coach our defense. Real intelligent.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Didn’t we already have Kirby in the house at one time? Y he was coaching running backs is still a mystery to me.

    • Will (the other one)

      Richt could help his cause with a simple one-sentence statement:
      “What we’ve been doing hasn’t been enough to get it done.”
      That’s it, 11 words, and I’d feel better about the game this weekend.

  6. Josh

    Assuming that the fans who showed up in Boulder all purchased their plane and game tickets last Monday, then perhaps he’s right.

  7. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Booing is still better than having 82,000 there…apathy is the death of a program, and we are headed there really quickly….

    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      Agree. What’s attendance going to be like at the Idaho State game, 50-60k?

      Imagine if it’s raining that day. There may only be 20,000 in the stands. We could have an attendance number not seen since the 1950’s.

  8. FisheriesDawg

    “Walking off that field at Colorado, I thought the fans that showed up there were phenomenal before, during and after the game. … Everybody’s disappointed, but I don’t see many fans getting real nasty.”

    He’s lying through his teeth. The fans were greatly supportive before and during the game. After the game, most just stood there dumbfounded. About 1/4 actually clapped for the team/Coach Richt while they walked off the field. The rest just stood silently while Richt gave a halfhearted thanks to everyone who showed up.

    Fortunately, many had already given up on the team after last week and were just out there to enjoy a nice trip to a nice part of the country. Otherwise, that walk back through the fans (and the fans walking out right by the Georgia locker room) could have been a lot uglier.

    • BeerMoney

      This.

      I was there and most fans were just in a state of shock/disappointment. I didn’t see the yelling and cussing at players that Lilly referred to, but that could have been anywhere down there since the fans were lining the walkways where players entered and exited like they do in wrestling.

      As for Saturday, I will go and wear red. I will be loud and will cheer my team on. I will not boo. However, I fully expect a loss.

    • East Cobb Devildawg

      I’d have to agree with you 100%, the atmosphere amongst the Georgia faithful was frigid at best post game. My only question is, who was being booed by the fans in the UGA corner at halftime? The officials hopefully?

      • FisheriesDawg

        Yes, it was the officials. They had a bad first half, to say the least.

        The fans were actually positive on the team at halftime despite the Walsh miss to close it out. We had dug ourselves out of the hole we started in and AJ looked to be causing the world to align back on its axis at the time.

        • Russ

          Agreed. I was booing the refs as loud as I could. At halftime, we felt like we’d taken CU’s shot and were going to move forward and win.

          I left with a minute left in the game (missed them storming the field) so I didn’t see the reaction the team got as they were leaving. Aside from the idiot fans I mentioned down below, the general attitude was stunned disgust and silence.

          • East Cobb Devildawg

            Glad it was the refs. They took a few plays out of Pen Wagers’ book Saturday.

            I stayed and took the punishment of the clock hitting zero/field storming/etc. The CU alum that sat next to me said that program has been a trainwreck for a long time. But, that isn’t any type of justification for their behavior. The student section doing the wave when Stripling was down kind of pissed me off. And now he’s out for the season.

            On a more positive note I got to see the Coors brewery!

            • Russ

              I thought the student section chanting “F&*k you, Georgia” was pretty tacky, as well.

              Overall, though, the Colorado fans were nice. They obviously have a higher opinion of our program than many of us currently have.

    • Will (the other one)

      Yep. I had some friends who made the trip, but it was wrapped in “we have non-refundable plan tickets, so we have to go.”

  9. Biggus Rickus

    I’ve been patient, but unless some kind of miracle happens, with the team winning five of these last seven with upsets over Florida and Tech (how sad is it that would be an upset at this point?) I am all for running off at least Bobo if not the whole staff. Why would you call a fucking flea flicker when you’re in field goal range, down two, and have a spotty offensive line? Even if it had worked it would have been an overly risky call.

    • According to Richt, no flea flicker was called – just a standard running play.

      You’re right about the spotty line play, though. The run was blown up by a blitzing linebacker who Josh Davis didn’t block.

      • Biggus Rickus

        Then I’m at a loss for what King was doing, becuase it really looked like he stopped to turn and pitch it.

        • Richt said he was attempting a spin move.

          • Biggus Rickus

            Okay, just checked the play out. It does look like an attempted spin move, which makes the fumble that much worse.

            • Biggus Rickus

              Oh, and holy shit was the blocking terrible on the play. Two guys came clean into the backfield.

              • baltimore dawg

                yeah, ball security is the qb’s and rb’s responsibility, but it’s a hell of a lot harder to control when there’s a defensive player standing right there in the backfield at the point of exchange.

                there is absolutely something going on with the ol that goes beyond focus and preparation.

              • devildawg

                Yeah, the biggest issue on that play was the blocking. The blocking regularly looked awful in that game (and every other game we’ve played…)

  10. Scott W.

    It’s hard to boo at 5,430 ft.

  11. Scorpio Jones, III

    Is there any indication from anybody the play that broke our backs was actually going to be a flea-flicker?

    The radio guys (I know, I know) said it looked like a busted play…but, well I would just like to know.

    If it was a flea-flicker, I may want to buy a membership in the lunatic fringe of the lunatic fringe.

    Surely it was not a flea-flicker.

    Was it?

  12. Bags O' (no) Money

    I invited my father-in-law over to watch the game. Mind you, he probably watches 1 or 2 games every 5 years. After a play he jumped up and yelled, “fire the offensive coordinator! Why does he send that small player up the middle ?” Later, I jumped up and applauded when Murray threw it to a TE. It’s just too patently obvious that the wrong people are in charge on the offensive side of the ball. I forsee Richt firing his offensive staff at the end of this season as he did with his defensive staff last year. I’ll continue to watch, however, as I love the game above all.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      I don’t believe CMR will fire the O staff or Van Halanger. Maybe Bobo gets the boot, but since CMR hasn’t already demoted him or begun calling plays himself, even that option looks less probable.

      I think CMR is content to ride out his stay as long as he can and pray things turn around. I think this team/situation will continue to deteriorate, and become even more desperate. If CMR can pick up a couple wins in October, he’ll breathe a bit easier. But I think the boos are going to get much, much worse when our asses get kicked up and down the field at Jax, and against Aub & gtu. We’ll be lucky to finish 4-8!

    • BMan

      I think I can top that one Bags O’ No Money. My eight year old (who plays baseball, not football), was watching it and said, “Why does the quarterback fake it every time before he passes it?” Out of the mouths of babes…into the minds of imbeciles. Bobo is predictable to an eight year old who has only watched and never played the game in the arena or anything.

  13. Dante

    Richt makes a dangerous assumption. This isn’t Florida State. The coach and the team are not one. I bleed red and black. I’m a Georgia fan. But that doesn’t mean I’m loyal to Richt. I’m all for holding off the lynch mob until the end of the season, but I just don’t see any scenario where think Richt deserves to keep his job.

  14. Russ

    I was there (my one game a year from Houston), and it was starting to get ugly. Luckily, there were enough kids around us that the crowd restrained themselves somewhat.

    However, the sickening thing was the racial theories about why we’re losing. This “reason” was espoused by more than one person wearing red and black. It really made me sad to be a Bulldog fan, and makes me want to puke when I hear that trash. I’m a 51 year old man who grew up in the deep south, so I’m not a Pollyanna, but this is the freaking 21st century! Haven’t we moved beyond that kind of crap yet?

    Look, I’m as frustrated as anyone that we suck. But let’s focus on how to get better, rather than listen to some lunatic’s (actually, multiple lunatics) racial rant about the team. Please, let’s rise above that crap.

    • Biggus Rickus

      Seriously? I’ve heard some asinine theories and armchair psychology, but blaming the racial makeup of the team? That takes the cake.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Now you know the nexus of my giving up my long-held season tickets in favor of Section HD.

        Unfortunately some things never change. And I guess it is silly to expect them to.

        The crowd is much easier to control in section HD, but I gotta tell you, I do miss the coming out on to field for kick off goosebumps.

        I do miss the sea of red.

        I don’t miss the ignorance, both social and football-wise.

        • Biggus Rickus

          The amazing thing to me, putting aside the casual racism inherent to the “theory”, is that every major program has roughly the same racial representation as Georgia. How do these jackoffs think those teams are winning? Though applying logic to bigotry is a waste of time, I guess.

          • Russ

            Yeah, I had someone offer this “theory” as to why we were struggling last year. I pointed out that (for example) UF’s roster is practically the same (as are many of the teams out there). For some reason, those teams are able to overcome that “limitation”.

      • gatriguy

        I don’t think that’s the case at all, but Sandy Homecoming 1994 isn’t that old….it can happen.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        We’ve had the same racial make-up on the team for years and there never has been a problem before. I cannot believe that about the Dawgs. That said, you may remember that Ga Yech had a racial divide occur on its football team in the ’90s. A team that was 2-3 years removed from their “National Chumps” team imploded and only won 1 game even though that team, on the surface, looked to be pretty good (at least better than .500). The problem was over who was going to be the starting QB, a white guy or a black guy. Some guys I knew from Tech said that the black players got pissed at the HC and laid down on purpose to get him fired.

        • BeerMoney

          And that guy is none other than ESPN’s own Tom(my) Luginbill.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            Yep. And instead of hating Tech for the experience Luginbill actually has joined the anti-Dawg forces at ESPN as best that I can see. Once a Techster, always a Techster.

    • ColoradoDawg

      Racial theory? Our coaches are idiots because they’re white? I’ve never thought of that …

  15. Will Trane

    Richt had a good W-L record until 2008, since then it has been on going down. Now the decline has accelerated.

    You can be angry about the play calling, the missed assignments, the turnovers, the lack of take away, the lack of a rushing attack, and the list goes on. The list has grown each passing year.

    But this is what really lights me up. Why is Coach Richt so casual about all of this. It does not seem to bother him. If his heart and passion is not in the game, then get out. When I watched and listened to him in the Colorado post game interview it came across that the failure of “all the moving parts” and the lose did not really bother him. I normally do not listen to the post game interviews and I have maybe listened to possibly 2 call in shows in his entire tenure as HC. None last year or this year.

    You know it is eating up a lot of the players…especially the seniors. They have resigned themselves that their last season will be a losing one and no bowl.

    For me it goes to Coach Richt’s mindset. It troubles me to hear a coach chose and use words like “crying”, “staying together”, and “keeping the faith”. I would like to hear something along the lines that “we are going to start winning again and we are going to start hitting teams from both sides of the ball”.

    Faith is not when you sit their hoping for something better, but it when you start taking strong steps about changing what is not working.

    • flukebucket

      As Mencken once said, “faith is the illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable”

      • ugafan

        You’re right. We’re losing because Richt believes in Jesus.

        How is it that the most well-written, intelligent UGA site on the web continues to attract the dumbest fan comments?

        • carolinadawg

          I don’t know but I suggest you are part of the problem, not the solution.

          • ugafan

            The feeling’s mutual.

            • carolinadawg

              Also, you completely misinterpreted the remarks you are commenting on. Flukebucket was not using the word faith in a religious context (and neither were CMR and Will Trane). No one suggested CMR’s religious beliefs have anything to do with this.

        • bort

          He wasn’t talking about faith in Jesus.

          Sigh . . .

  16. Birddawg

    I dont get this. People on the OUTSIDE who don’t go to practice, don’t coach professionaly, don’t intereact with the players, only have a “fire the coach” answer. Is that the best you got?
    We dont know how Damon Evans and CMR got along in regards to how CMR disciplined or ran the team. We dont know what the new AD has said or done so far. Both are relevant to the big picture. It is fair to say that we do know that we have a RSFr QB, RB’s who are not getting it done, an OL that has not jelled as expected and predicted, and AJ was suspended for 4 games. Add the fact that the team seems to be immature and devoid of leadership. (you can’t create leaders, only provide the environment. Not every West Point grad becomes a general)
    How CMR et al respond is truly the key. I’d take this situation right now knowing that we’ll beat TN FL Aub and Tech. Lets get the once in a lifetime wins for some of our opponents out of the way- it was bound to happen some time, right?
    Those who are disgruntled and childishly whining can jump on some other team’s bandwagon or be fans. Its no secret why Tubberville left AU- he was tired of the stupid criticism and backstabbing. Are UGA fans at that point now with the best coach we’ve had in a long long time? Dooley had “off” years too. A fan is one who supports his team through thick and thin. Venting frustration over the performance of a bunch of 19yr olds is crazy. Does it make people feel better about themselves to throw em under the bus? Lighten up and be supportive and positive. If you call yourself a fan, that is.

    • tduga1

      I am not waiving my pitchfork yet but I can see where the “fire him now” contingent is coming from.

      The last couple of years have seen three consistent themes among our players.

      1. Complete inability to put away inferior teams.
      2. Complete lack of discipline on and off the field resulting in idiotic arrests and moronic penalties at the worst possible points in the game (see Vance Cuff vs. Colorado).
      3. Inability to take care of the football and create turnovers at crucial points in the game.

      If our team was coached by Saban or Myer would we be 1-4? This is the question I keep asking myself. I think the answer is no.

      I just don’t know if Richt can turn this around.

    • The Realist

      A fan is one who supports his team through thick and thin.

      I will support Georgia ’til the day I die. But, that doesn’t mean I have to fall in line with some delusional notion that everything my coach does is the right thing to do. Coaches come and go… as do players. I will support the Red and Black because I’ll have my degree forever… but those players and those coaches are replaceable, temporary placeholders. UGA will stand when they leave, so if they prove inept, they should be reprimanded and replaced. When they believe they are above reproach (which I feel they have done over the last couple of years), they stir up the ire you see here.

      Venting frustration over the performance of a bunch of 19yr olds is crazy.

      The horse is out of the barn on this one. It is crazy to spend thousands of dollars to watch, support, and attend a sporting event featuring 19 year olds, so is it really that unfathomable to hear criticism when the money is put in a large pile on the 50 and set ablaze?

      Lighten up and be supportive and positive.

      I am the biggest Mark Richt fan I know. I grew up a Florida State fan, and I thought the hire in 2001 was the greatest thing ever. I think he is a good person, and I really want him to succeed here. I think keeping Willie as long as he did was a huge mistake. (One could argue that letting Van Gorder go instead of Garner was the biggest and ultimately terminal mistake.) I think there have been many problems on the field and off the field that he has failed to adequately address, and meanwhile, we are told to “lighten up and be supportive and positive” not just from guys like Birddawg, but by the coaches themselves. There comes a point when there is no more hope to be optimistic about, and there is no more support for a coach making nearly 3 mil who gets these types of results. I think Richt could turn it around if he grew a set of balls and laid down the law. I just don’t think he will.

      I don’t think there is a single Georgia fan that can say with a straight face that there is nothing wrong with the program right now. The only valid argument is whether you believe the people that let the program deteriorate are the same ones that can turn it back around.

      • carolinadawg

        + a million

      • No One Knows You're a Dawg

        People act like a guy getting paid 3 million dollars a year is some sort of victim, to be pitied and protected. They also use the weak logic that the head coach is the program and thus any criticism of the head coach is an attack on the program.

    • Biggus Rickus

      I’m maintaining a thin thread of hope that they’ll play a relatively mistake free game against UT and finally get a win, but what would make you think they’ll be able to rebound and beat all of those teams? They’ve already lost to two teams that are as bad or worse than all four of those teams.

      As to the idea of supporting the team in good times and bad, it’s not a marriage. If the team is not good fans should be expected to wonder why, and if things are bad enough, to not show up to games. College football is a spectacle designed to entertain. Nothing about this Georgia team is particularly entertaining right now.

      Also, Tubberville did not leave Auburn of his own volition. He was fired.

    • Will (the other one)

      Tuberville left so he wouldn’t get fired, and the fact that Auburn is one of the top 3-4 teams in the SEC right now, with Gene Chizik of all people at the helm, doesn’t really bolster the “let’s not be like Auburn” argument.

    • JaxDawg

      BD,
      the problems didn’t begin this year. The smell has been building for 4 years preceding this one. It’s not unfair to say that Richt has spent all the capital he amassed from 01-05.

      To support a program out of love is one thing. But if you truly can’t sleep when we lose – I’m 39 and still sleep like shit when we lose – then I see nothing wrong with offering criticism to a program that has been trending down for several years now. We all know something started to smell that night against WVa and it’s grown stronger ever since.

      It’s not about 2010. It’s about the macro-picture and it’s not looking good.

  17. time for a winnn

    I hope you are kidding. CMR is 1-4 , his players led cfb in legal issues, he blames the kids, now the fans ? What does it take for you to realize he has lost all control ? CMR is a good man and avg. at best fb coach. Odd no one bothers to mention the play calling 0n the last fg drive(2 passes from the 2 ) . I suggest no practice just show up and walk around lost, same gameplan just gives players more free time.

  18. carolinadawg

    And why is it that people on the outside, who don’t go to practice, don’t coach professionaly (sic), (and)don’t intereact (sic) with the players only have a “keep the coach” answer? Why is that position inherently superior?

    The stockholders of a corporation may not know how to run the company, but they sure as hell know when the CEO isn’t meeting the bottom line responsibilities of the job.

    Saying that a true fan doesn’t criticize the team (i.e. the coaches) is just silly. A true fan wants to see his team succeed to the best of the teams ability. Can someone who loves his country criticize the government? Of course he can.

    There’s a difference between loving the U. of Georgia and criticizing the football coach. One can do both. A mindless sycophant is not a true fan. A true fan points out that the emperor has no clothes.

  19. Castleberry

    I sit in section 108. If anyone boos our team near me Saturday, we will have an “exchange.” If you’re going to lose it on the team, coaches, whatever…. walk away to blow up.

    Those are kids out there and they’re not getting a dime for this.

    I’m as sick about the start as anyone else, but the last thing that’s ever going to happen in Sanford stadium is for me to boo a Dawg.

    Go Dawgs!

    • The Realist

      That’s fine. Let’s just not have anyone in the administration come out and criticize when there are 20,000 empty seats.

  20. Birddawg

    College football is unpredictable and crazy at times and that is why we love it.
    Sycophant, no. But, the relative positive discourse is hopeful. There are some negative positions that are factual and reasonable. I just hate to think that the team will be booed at home. How embarassing. Anyone remember when we blew out UT and Neyland was empty? Same thing at Auburn a couple of years ago after losing to KY and Vandy beforehand and all the negative was coming out then? Tech played in an empty stadium against NC St a couple of weeks ago. I want to believe we are better fans than that.
    And, Tuberville was not fired. He was run out of town by the booster side of the program.

  21. Scott W.

    When your payout is met, you’re dismissed. Retired, stepped down, whatever they call it in the media aside.

  22. 69Dawg

    “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer fan and the sunshine alumni will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their school; but the team that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Try a little Thomas Paine it applies here. It’s easy to be a Bama or Florida fan but it’s the Cubs fans that are the true fans. UGA has only once in my 63 years been easy to pull for and that was 1980-83. That’s the only time we were truly on top of the college football world, yet even then we could only seal the deal once. THIS IS ONLY A GAME played by college students, to raise it to the level of life and death is to do a disservice to the real world. You don’t like the product put on the field don’t watch it. I turned off the game Saturday, it was the first time in 40 years that I did that. I did it because this team was causing me to feel bad and I don’t need that. Whose fault is it that I feel this way, mine I take personal responsibility for my actions. Just don’t watch them or don’t attend the games. If you chose to attend the games then be civil.

    • The Realist

      This is a perfectly reasonable sentiment. This would, however, cause the most profitable athletic department in the country to lose that status. I’m not sure those whose livelihoods depend on UGA football being a successful money-maker would totally agree with the “just don’t go to the games” response.

  23. FRED

    IT COST MY WIFE AND ME OVER $1100 TO TAKE OUR SON AND GRANDCHILDREN TO THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON COUNTING LODGING AND TICKETS FOOD ETC. YOU THINK WE WOULD GO SEE THIS TEAM AGAIN? NEXT TIME I GO CMR WILL NOT BE THERE.

  24. Russ The Temporary Mascot

    You know the booin’, the cussin’, and the throwin’ stuff doesn’t bother me.

    I know last year at Georgia Tech, some of y’all heard what those 120 pound weaklings were yellin’ at their team after Caleb had that long run.

    Yeah, 120 pound weeklings yellin’ and cussin’ and hissin’ at 300 pound men and hidin’ behind their painted buddies.

    Weird place.

    Then the kid dropped the pass and all the free hot dogs landed on the field.

    Ben and I just ate it up.

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