Gallows humor, for the win

Honestly, if you’re Mark Richt, what’s left to say about Marshall Morgan’s place kicking?

“I think he’s hit the upright more than anybody in the nation, I would think. He probably set a school record for that. And he’s probably made most of them that ricocheted…”

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UPDATE:  Meanwhile, Morgan’s got an off-the-wall quote about why Kentucky plays Georgia close.

“Every game they’ve played here, I’ve looked at past scores, they’ve all been close. I think it’s the ruthlessness of the Kentucky fans that try to stay in your head. If you make one little mistake, the ballboy dropped the ball on the field, they’re getting after him. They’re trying to get in your head. But you can’t let that happen, you’ve gotta have a strong mind.”

Seriously, “the ruthlessness of the Kentucky fans”?  I’m beginning to think these guys can’t handle life on the road in the SEC anymore.

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23 responses to “Gallows humor, for the win

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    A freshman, the voice of experience on opposing crowds? He’s a frigging kicker. Miss and you’re naked for the world to see. And, to add insult you have to go back to the sideline and be close to the body painted drunks.

    You’re gonna have to learn to handle that son.

    • Cojones

      Peyton Manning would say that he expects “liquored-up kickers” to be close to the body painted drunks.

  2. hodgie

    Senator, I love this blog. Thanks for doing it.

  3. SouthGa Dawg

    Morgan is a riot. First, he coaches himself and then he refers to Kentucky’s crowd as ruthless. Does he have a Twitter handle? If so, I’ve got to start following this guy.

    • Cojones

      Yes, his handle is “Ricochet” Morgan. When he isn’t playing college football, he is making TV commercials for a rum label, rescuing maidens and barrels kidnapped by the Thunder Bird, and roasting the world’s largest Cock.

      Otherwise he is thunking the football off goalpost uprights from one end of the SEC to the other like a drunken sailor. Some are innys an some are outys, no matter the distance. When asked before gametime if he had solved his problem all by himself, he replied, “What problem?” with a laugh. Richt laughed also and said, “Last week we called him “Al” for his “What? Me worry?” attitude.

  4. Lrgk9

    I kinda like this Morgan dude. Remids me of that WR the falcons had for awhile – Billy Ryckman.

  5. cube

    Morgan is a headcase. A headcase that gets very little coaching. A bad combination.

    The great thing is that he has a lot of talent. Not sure if it’s enough to overcome the above though.

  6. Will Trane

    Put two goal posts up and a net on each one for Morgan. He could not touch any of it if stood on a ladder above them.
    Morgan, Kentucky is a basketball school. Not only does he not know the conference and fans, he does not know anything about kicking. His performance, thought process and attitude is typical of the coaches and players on this team.
    At one time Georgia had solid performing kickers. Those days are gone. Lately, a lot of the good things about Georgia football are gone under Mark Richt in the past 5 years.
    These players and coaches can excuse or explain away their performance by any means other than their play on the field.
    The players and coaches have no heart, no commitment, no desire, no determination, and no pride in themself. Think otherwise, then think suspensions and play.

  7. ChicagoDawg

    Why do you continue to torture yourself with interview quotes from the mouths of 18-22yr olds and coaches who are unwilling to offer up any substantive comments?

    Your blog of course, but my outrage is more around the bizarre end of half reaction from CMR. My loss of faith has been glacial, but I am about to the place where I was with Donnan in 2000. Not looking for childish sideline tantrums, but I don’t think guffawing is in order after a missed PAT, giving up 14 to UK and doinking a FG off the upright. Beginning to think things are just not going to get any better. I hope I am wrong, but….

    • Sorry, but I thought his reaction to the doink and the post-game comment were part and parcel of the same thing.

      Then, again, I’ve always been a sucker for gallows humor. Sometimes there’s nothing else left. YMMV, of course.

      • ChicagoDawg

        I am afraid we are in a bad place. Zero reason to believe this thing is going to get materially better. Getting to the point where UGA has to be content with this year over year second tier status or make a hard choice and high risk move. Sucks. I have never wanted a coach to be more successful, but I am afraid this what we can expect for foreseeable future.

        • I think you and I are about in the same place (or at least heading in the same direction). My problem is I’ve got no faith in the higher ups at the school to get the next pick right.

          • Hogbody Spradlin

            Senator, it’s not just our administration. There’s nobody in this world who could assure improvement with a new coach. The unknowables and risks are huge. That’s the dilemma.

            • I’m not saying it’s a crapshoot. I’m saying I doubt these guys know how to go out and do a competent search in the first place.

              • Mayor of Dawgtown

                The rubes on the Athletic Board would screw it up if given half a chance. Plus we’ve got a lame-duck President who is not known for his love of the DawgNation and vice-versa. Adams might even undermine the process for spite. The one good thing we have going for us is McGarity who I am convinced was the real brains at the Florida AD’s office. He’ll figure out the right guy to hire. Now keeping those other idiots from pissing in the drinking water….well that’s a different story. Plus, there is the whole conceptual problem. If you have a coach that wins 10 games in that season, has had an average of close to 10 wins per season for his career, just won a division title last season and has won 4 division titles and 2 conference championships in 12 years–and you ax him–what first quality coach in his right mind would take that job? Everyone we would want would think: “Hey, these people have unrealistic expectations and will do the same to me when we hit the first rough patch.” The only people who would be willing to take the job under those circumstances would be somebody like SOD, an imposter trying to make a name for himself with nothing to lose.

                • The Lone Stranger

                  UF seems to still have some residual brain remaining, though, judging by its football (and it has to be said other non-revenue sports) outfit.

            • The Lone Stranger

              Well, then, isn’t that where some of this unprecedented profit from football operations can go to work? Ya know, a super-special/double-secret “Search Committee” situation.

  8. AusDawg85

    “Ruthlessness of the Kentucky fans…” All 6 of ‘em last night. Packed house!