One sure sign of a painful loss

Will Muschamp resorts to an “in the arena” comment.

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30 responses to “One sure sign of a painful loss

  1. HahiraDawg

    They’ve given the keys of their kingdom to a D-Coordinator. I love CTG but believe he might be a similiar head case as a HC as Muschamp is.

    Has Muschamp responded anywhere about his strength coach’s behavior pre-game?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      It is a matter of perception isn’t it? Similar in that they are passionate about coaching and in the heat of the battle they are very intense. I can see the head case description with Boom. I disagree that CTG is a head case. Coach Erk butting heads without a helmet that left blood streaming down his forehead was pretty intense as well. No one would call him a head case. Well, not in front of a lot of Georgia alumni I wouldn’t think. “You’re a daisy if you do.” ;-)

      • HahiraDawg

        I don’t have a problem with his sideline antics and such. It would get old for me and I wouldn’t want to play for him, however, this modus operandi carries over, too much I believe, in his communication with refs, media and alumni. I think lack of showing self-restraint and composure is an incredible weakness in a head coach. These weaknesses are minimized in the role of a D-coordinator. Now we’ve all discussed CMR as too much in this direction. I would argue only that composure doesn’t mean you can’t have and display passion and intensity. And while we might want him to display more, I think its wrong to state that he doesn’t at all.

        • Macallanlover

          So many good points there Hahira. I certainly tire of the “not enough emotion” comments because acting like a little child is so easy, being cool under pressure is a trait to be admired. Assuming CMR isn’t competitive or tough enough because he doesn’t jump up and down, yell and scream every five minutes is just so wrong. I also think our QBs under CMR have benefited from emulating that characteristic. Successful leaders in many walks of life are more like CMR than Boom. Who would you want in charge of your business, or with access to the nuclear codes? It is leaders with Richt’s approach that keeps underlings like Boom and CTG from leading everyone away from panic the cliff’s edge.

  2. timphd

    Muschamp seems like he is one of those guys whose demeanor shocks kids for a while but will eventually become old and tired. You can only scream your way through for a limited time then kids tend to tune you out. His rant with one of his players which CBS focused on looks so over the top I can’t imagine it won’t become a caricature soon. Here’s hoping at least!

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Really. Would you want your son to play for Muschamp? The guy comes across as certifiably insane. Anger management issues galore. I think he lost a whole bunch of recruits by losing their mommas with that tirade on TV against one of his own players.

  3. timphd

    On a totally different note, if you haven’t read Spencer Hall’s Homeric Tendecies piece on the game at EDSBS go do so. It is hysterical analysis from a Gator fans perspective. Great sense of humor especially when describing Jarvis.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      That was pretty funny.
      “15. We sat near Big Dawg. Big Dawg spends most of the game posing with women and looking down their shirts. He also holds up his cane during the national anthem because, um, CANE SALUTE AMERICA SOMETHING. He was not our Georgia fan MVP. That would be the unknown soldier behind us who yelled out “DAMMIT BOBO” every twenty minutes or so. You are a hero, sir, and more of a gentleman that that attention-hogging, boob-ogling overall model ever will be. “

  4. Irishdawg

    Muschamp is defending his player here, I don’t have any problem with that.

    That raging glare he had all day Saturday,though, makes me think he is crazy. Guys in combat are more laid back than that.

  5. Go Dawgs!

    Man, watching the Gators melt down is just too sweet.

  6. Lrgk9

    Gators, Gators – How’d you like to bite my _____

  7. deebflop

    I will not feel sorry for them. Crying players, jackass coaches, butthat fans. Any of them. Forever.

  8. ChicagoDawg

    “We would not be in that position if it weren’t for him. The guy is trying to make a play. So, easy to sit and criticize when you’re sitting in the stands. Get in the arena and play.” It is hard to argue with anything Muschamp said here. I get the fun with the whole “in the arena” bit, but the underlying point is true. It doesn’t mean that fans aren’t passionate, knowledgeable and have the right to question or critique. However, the fact remains unless you are on the field flipping heavy construction tires in 104 degree July heat, rehabbing a torn ACL at 5am, watching film at 2am, getting your arm broke by Sean Williams or making a game impacting fumble in front of millions, yours and my opinions are not all that significant. We may in fact be right in our opinions or analysis, but in most cases we are nothing more than over invested observers of what others are doing for our entertainment and they are doing it while literally putting themselves in non-trivial physical peril.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      “non-trivial physical peril.” I get that feeling on I-85 in Atlanta some mornings.

    • Cojones

      Liked that post, ChicagoDawg. It still won’t register with some who go overboard in egotistical rants against the life of players and coaches in the arena. Their egos prevent meaningful introspection, they don’t read for content and they are cheering somewhere else today because they can’t say and mean “I was wrong about the coaches and the team”.

      • ChicagoDawg

        Thanks. I wasn’t trying to get all preachy or self-righteous, but there is an lot of entitlement and childishness in fandom and seems to grow more pervasive with each and every season. I certainly have lapsed into that mindset many times of the years, especially in my younger more testosterone fueled years.

  9. Bulldog Joe

    WiLL is just tellin’ it like it is. No political BS.

    Read it again and you will hear him channel is former coach:

    “Gotta work hard and get butter.”

  10. Scorpio Jones, III

    Ok…it is Tuesday, time to leave this Florida stuff in the rearview….Ole Miss is more than enough to think about.

    • I’m not sure I’m through wallowing in the pleasure yet.

      Good thing you’re not in charge here. ;)

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I get that wallowing thing, but really Ole Miss is more than just the greatest long snappah in the history of SEC football.

        It is interesting, considering the actual history of the Florida series there is so much wallowing by Georgia fans…I guess we let the Gator Nation re-form history.

        • Scorpio Jones, III

          “Good thing you’re not in charge here. ;)”….you got that right, dude, way too much work….ok, ok, ok, wallow…

  11. Chuck

    I’m not a big fan of Boom is about the most diplomatic, non-profane way I can state my opinion of him, but his conversation with Jarvis at the end of the game speaks well of both of them, and, given Jarvis’ comments, speaks to the more-than-superficial relationships that are developed through the recruiting process.