Two plays = one win

One receiver makes it to the end zone…

… and one doesn’t.

And that’s all she wrote.

By the way, I haven’t seen the broadcast yet, so what’s the story with that “War for the Oar” Twitter hashtag?  Please don’t tell me that it’s a Michael Adams plot to rename the game.

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78 responses to “Two plays = one win

  1. War for the Oar is a ridiculous student body trophy trade. Thank the maker they don’t make us endure the trophy transfer AT the game. Apparently, they’ll do it this week some time; one student body president to another.

    • Anon

      I bet the Little Brown Jug and all those other things started out kinda dumb too. Maybe 30 years from now it won’t seem so forced.

      • Dawgfan Will

        It would be all right if the two universities’ presidents had not decided to can one of the coolest rivalry nicknames in all of college football.

    • Matt

      Agree, a ridiculous invention. A blatent attempt to rename the Cocktail Party.

      By the way, it must be given out right after the game. Murray posted a photo of himself and an O-lineman standing next to the oar on twitter.

    • Governor Milledge

      The Oar is supposedly encased at the Student Center during the year when we have it.

      The trophy was definitely exchanged at the game, since I saw our students carrying it over to the team bus at the stadium.

      The Oar has been around for at least 5-6 years as the game trophy

      • Hackerdog

        Consistent with Florida football tradition, the oar dates back to 2009. At this early stage, we should just name it the BankofAmerica oar, or Netflix oar.

    • stoopnagle

      I think it’s cool, aside from its purpose of retiring #WLOCP.

      FWIW, @OkefenokeeOar RT’d a lot of my comments which included the #WLOCP. Mainly, I express my desire to turn the thing into a “shot ski” which, I think, would be turning the idea on its head, yes?

  2. NC Dawg

    Have to say, I was screaming at Mitchell for those two stupid penalties just moments before he broke loose. Go figure.

    • bulldawgy

      Great run after catch by Mitchell! See the face mask not called on the UF defender on that run into the end zone!

      • Silver Creek Dawg

        Noticed that as it happened. Was not surprised it was missed, as I think there weren’t any refs in position to spot it.

    • Dawgfan Will

      Yep. Me: “Come on, Richt! Bench the guy! He’s gonna cost us the game with all of the field position were los…Oh, never mind! Mitchell, you’re the man!”

      Such is the dichotomous nature of the football fan.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Looking at the Jordan Reed fumble again, I’d say Jarvis had stripping on his mind, as compared to a reflexive play. Reed was hanging the ball out and Jones grabbed the optimal place on the wrist/hand.

    • fuelk2

      I believe Jarvis specifically said that was the case after the game.

      • Dboy

        Jarvis is a genius player. As an instinct, he knew there were 2 UGA defenders to stop Reed from TD…and that if Jones tackled Reed from behind, it would only serve to push the ensuing pile into the endzone. Thus, he went for the strip and let the other 2 UGA defenders push him back away from the goal line. The stuff of legends.

      • Russ

        Jarvis was quoted as saying he was going for the strip. Jarvis sees and takes.

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    And the guy helping Reed up was – Jarvis Jones.

  5. ETennDawg

    If CMR was the strict person so many fans want him to be, I dont think Mitchell would have been in the game at that point to make that play. And I have thought of the statement that if CMR was strict Mitchell would have never had the flag thrown to begin with Guess there’s more than one way to coach a football team…

  6. Prozach Dawgs

    Yes, it is the attempt at rebranding. They instituted the “Okefenokee Oar” to trade in ’09, but this is the first time I have seen it referred to as the “War for the Oar”. From the wiki “In 2009, the student governments of the two universities announced the creation of a new trophy, the “Okefenokee Oar”.[13] The 10-foot-long Oar was donated anonymously to the University of Florida in 2009, and has opposing sides carved with symbols and logos from each school.[14] The Oar was carved from the remains of a 1,000-year-old cypress tree that once grew in the Okefenokee Swamp, which straddles the Florida–Georgia border and was the source of an interstate boundary dispute.[13] Beginning with the 2009 contest, the Okefenokee Oar is presented to the winning university’s student body president. No trophy is presented at the game, however.” Christian Robinson tweeted out pics of him and teammates with the oar after the game. So, yup; Michael Adams attempt to kill the Cocktail Party name on the way out.

  7. Derek

    When I watch the jordan reed play I can’t help but wonder WTF tree is doing in coverage?? He’s in perfect position to make a play on the ball and doesn’t and then seems to make no effort to tackle the guy. I know it worked out but damn he looks bad right there.

    • Normaltown Mike

      + a zillion. Ever time I watch I am stunned by Tree laying down on the play. He was better this week but dude is not the same this season.

      • Greg

        Ogletree was called out all week by ESPN’s Trevor Mattich and he showed some examples of Ogletree playing soft to support his argument. Ogletree seemed to be more aggressive Saturday, but he was getting beat and missing tackles all day. As well as the D played, Ogletree was a guy who continues to disappoint. Expectations were obviously much too high for him.

        • Chi-town Dawg

          +100. Saw the same ESPN segments and posted the same a few days ago on here. although he played a little better Sat (not much), i think Tree has definitely been a big reason the defense has looked so bad at times. I’d like to see him benched.

          • Cojones

            And on the other side of the coin, how did Jarvis get back to catch up with a pass play in the secondary , run the receiver down and strip the ball before he can cross the goal line? How did he get back there so quickly to win the game?

        • Normaltown Mike

          If he goes pro I can’t imagine him going in the first 2 rounds. LB’s aren’t drafted that high in large quantities to begin with. More so a guy that doesn’t appear to grade out very well.

          • austintwo

            I was thinking about Tree a little in that light – the guy hasn’t really played a lot of ball for us – missed 6 games last yr from injury, 4 this year due to his second off-field behavior-related suspension; played some safety his freshman year, but wasn’t the full-time starter until at least halfway through season – I hear people talking about him being a “first-rounder” but I don’t see that happening this year.

            O-Hell Thurman, an off-field “troubled” linebacker a few years back, went midway through Round 2, and he was basically a can’t miss prospect.

            I suspect we’ll have Tree back next year, but you never know.

            • I’m so confused? Are you guys trolling? Tree might have had a bad play or two, but he’s also racked up 40 tackles in just 4 games. For those keeping track, that’s an average of 10 tackles a game.

              The ticker at the bottom of the screen on ESPN on Saturday kept showing proposed draft positions, and Alec was the 3rd LB taken, behind Jarvis and another person, of course.

              I don’t understand you guys.

              • bulldogbry

                plus a bunch, HB. I’m not seeing how Tree is sucking this year. And he ain’t coming back.

              • austintwo

                I thought my post was straightforward enough – I like Tree, think he’s a good ballplayer, etc., just saying my personal suspicion is he won’t be a first-rounder – for the reasons I posted.

                Sorry it seemed unclear to you.

    • reipar

      Looks like me he attempts to make a play on ther ball, but takes a bad angel. This then put him in a bad position to make the tackle since the receiver spun inside and not out. It happens. No different than talking about the several missed takles on the clip for Mitchell. Funny thing about sports is that the guy on the other side is always trying to win too.

      • Russ

        I thought Tree played well. On that particular play, he seemed to go for the ball and missed. It happens.

        • Todd

          Ogletree is playing soft. He takes plays off and doesn’t hustle to the ball. Watch him let up before the play is dead, happens alot. He and Gillard aren’t what we thought. Brandon Smith was leaped over and didn’t want to hit Burton. Gillard gets eaten up by blockers and can’t shed them. Christian Robinson is slow. The rest of the defense played lights out abd Jarvis Jones is one special player.

          • NRBQ

            ‘Tree played better at safety than he has at backer. Maybe a position where he simply hits people is more suited to him.

  8. Bulldog Joe

    The Oar started in 2009 and will continue to be displayed Georgia side up on the 3rd floor of the Tate Center.

    Made from an old cypress tree on the state border, it is one of the nicest rivalry game trophies out there.

  9. Sanford222view

    While the Oar is in our possession we should brand “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party ” on it.

  10. Mackie

    On the Jordan Reed highlight, #1 Patton Oswalt at 1:06 mark.

  11. Scorpio Jones, III

    The “Miracle Jury” is still out on this play. Holding judgement to see what the impact down the road might be.

    It looks like a miracle to me, but I am not the foreman.

    • Cojones

      “The Miracle at Everbark Field”. Yep, it has a ring to it. We “THEF”ed it alright.

      Will someone obliteratively paint the right side of the “n” in Everbank? Just a few quick strokes of background paint? You young whippersnappers can do something for the old farts that will bring a smile to our creased faces.

  12. heyberto

    Couple of things I’d like to mention.

    1. I couldn’t be happier with how this team is handling adversity. There was a time when the team seemed dysfunctional to the point that Shawn Williams calling out the team would cause us to play pissed off but unfocused. We obviously don’t know what goes behind closed doors, but I saw a team that let his comments be exactly what they needed. Seems like it’s been a long time coming.

    2. The defense seemed to be the kind that Grantham said he wanted back when he was hired. The kind that win or lose, you’re glad you don’t have to play them again. These guys seemed outright ferocious and left an impression on Florida. I could just be biased and/or hopeful that I’m right though.

    3. Malcolm Mitchell sure does know how to redeem himself.

    4. As much as I loved to see Boom fuming at that kid early, just because it ws funny, I liked Grantham unleashing his own can of whoopass on that kid that got the personal foul penalty, because that as stupid, stupid penalty. Senator, if you haven’t seen either, make sure you catch them both on the replay.

    • austintwo

      I thought Muschamp’s hateful profanity-laced sneer at his own player was so bad it will probably hurt recruiting for FU, to tell you the truth. Grantham looked fine, clearly in the heat of battle and making a point.

      On Shawn Williams, my only regret is that our coaches can’t seem to get our guys to respond similarly….

      • heyberto

        I don’t know… if a recruit is offended and won’t pick our school by seeing one of our coaches getting on a player’s ass in whatever fashion, I just assume they go somewhere else anyway.

        Great point about Williams.

      • W Cobb Dawg

        Agree with you and Heyberto. D was delivering brutal hits and rushes to QB had real intensity. I was in florida most of last week and read how some fu players watched replays of the UGA win from last year as motivation. I don’t think they’re going to want to watch us knocking the ship out of them on the replays from this years game, and I doubt they’d look forward to playing us again any time soon.

      • W Cobb Dawg

        CTG was intense, muschamp was unhinged.

      • fuelk2

        Do you seriously think S. Williams made those comments on his own? I would bet you a paycheck that a little birdie told him it was time to get vocal.

        • Scorpio Jones, III

          No, no, no….that can’t have happened, that would indicate our coaches know what they are doing….impossible!!!!!! I have wondered the same myself.

        • heyberto

          I don’t care.. just glad that they worked and weren’t disruptive to team chemistry like we’ve seen in recent years.

  13. Careful Brad

    I love listening to the Reed play and you can hear the shift in cheering from the Florida side as he gets the first down and approaches the endzone, then to the Georgia side as the ball pops loose and the elation from our side when we recover.

    • Bulldog Joe

      Yep. I’ve seen that happen both ways. Especially when the fans are split in the end zone.

      You don’t pick that up on TV like you do when you are there.

  14. Ben

    What I find so incredible about that Jordan Reed fumble is that there have been so many times when a UF player would have been in the endzone to catch that ball on the fly for an easy score.

    Not this time, though. The breaks went our way on that one.

  15. Uglydawg

    Hypothesis times….I say that had Reed scored, The Junkyard stuffs the two point attempt. No way these guys, at the level they were playing, were going to let the Gators get the two. Florida would have moved early or fumbled or Driskell would have panicked. Then the blitz would have burried him in the backfield, or maybe a Florida running back would have been thrown to the turf near the sideline. The Junkyard was mean, mean, mean. I’m as certain of this as I am that Stever Spurrier threw his visor at the fumble, wherever his sour little ass was at the time. You KNOW that hurt him!
    I repeat..the game was over even if Reed scored. Providence provided the ball flying out like that as heavenly icing on a delicious and wonderful cake!