A new persona is born.

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Smartass Richt.

Me likey.   Must have stung, too, if that’s what got the flag thrown.

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35 responses to “A new persona is born.

  1. JRW7

    I don’t believe that’s what he said!!

  2. Chopdawg

    Goes without sayin’

  3. DawgPhan

    He has been a little curt with the halftime interviews as well.

  4. Ginny

    He also said later that the flag was an indication of how he’s been feeling about things for a while. I love it, personally.

  5. Tim

    Bless his heart! I wish he’d punched Wagers in the nose then called him out at the press conference. Somebody has to put this in the open. Funny how coaches and players have to answer questions publicly while the refs NEVER have to face the press and answer questions like”Mr. Wagers, do you and your crew have an agenda with UGA?” or “Mr Wagers, how do you defend throwing a flag on Coach Richt in that situation?”. Or perhaps “Mr Wagers, how does having a ball under your leg constitute possession of the ball when the other player has both hands around it?” Seems totally lame that refs get a complete pass while coaches and players have to answer for their flops.

  6. The Lone Stranger

    If that is an indication of the pettiness at play with one Penn Wagers then the Dawgs are clearly at a competitive disadvantage every time he calls one of their games. How can the UGa athletic dept. allow his dickishness to stand? This continual prejudice has become untenable (in the extreme).

    • When I Learned that Penn Wagers & Crew were officiating, I knew that a few “Critical” calls would not go the Dawgs way. Hard to overcome that.

    • Hackerdog

      I’m skeptical that the conference would even listen to UGA. We have no leverage. We could give them bad press. But they care about money, not ink.

      Are we going to start refusing to take the field when Wagers is working? Forfeit games? Not likely. Are we going to leave the conference and join the Big East? Hardly.

      We pretty much have to hope that somebody at the SEC eventually develops a conscience on the subject of officiating. But we shouldn’t hold our breath.

      For what it’s worth, I think Richt and McGarity probably should start publicly complaining about the officiating. They will be fined. But it will be relatively minor. And that’s really the only hope they have. We’ve spent 6 seasons hoping that Wagers would grow up and it’s obviously not going to happen.

  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    A word or two about special teams. Am I the only poster on this blog who remembers when UGA STs were a thing of beauty? Remember Jake Scott running back punts for TDs instead of fair-catching every single punt? Remember Buzzy Rosenberg taking punt returns straight up the middle of the field so quickly that he was by the first wave of tacklers before they could react, then cutting left or right and running up the sideline for a TD–and sometimes doing it more than once a game? How many punts have we had run back for a TD this season? In fact, when was the last time a UGA player scored a TD on a punt return? And I’m not even going to talk about punt coverage other than to say that it used to be a strength not a weakness for Georgia. I’m sorry, but this whole ST thing is a major hole in our program and if CMR continues to refuse to fix it we need to find someone else who will.

  8. Debby Balcer

    Penn Wagers needs to be fired!!!

  9. Dog in Fla

    Penn did not admire his cheekiness.

  10. Lorenzo Dawgriguez

    Anyone know Penn’s background?

  11. godawg

    I heard he dropped the “C”-bomb. He said the call was “crap.” My oh my, such language….can I even say that word on here?

  12. Hogbody Spradlin

    I thought Coach said “Really sir, I beg to differ.”

  13. charlottedawg

    Penn Wagers has lost control of Mark Richt

  14. Hackerdog

    Penn Wagers watches Georgia Tech’s epic convocation speech before each UGA game. Like a badass.

  15. Scorpio Jones, III

    Wagers is very disappointed his good friend and genius Urban is gone to the Meaningless 12.

  16. 81Dog

    If sarcasm can get you flagged in the SEC, I’d probably get a lifetime ban before halftime.

  17. 69Dawg

    For a while Penn’s crew were only working the bad games like out of conference etc. I guess Steve Shaw let Penn convince him that he really knew the rules now so he could get back reefing with the big boys. When he calls a game there is never a doubt who he is betting er pulling for.