A good time is had by all.

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UPDATE:  So much for one theory.

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UPDATE #2:  Be still, my freakin’ heart.

What was the name of last year’s defensive coordinator?  I forget.

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UPDATE #3:  Only open slot is for outside linebacker coach.

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UPDATE #4:  As if the hire isn’t already orgasmic enough…

Good Lord.  I may pass out if there’s anything more.

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UPDATE #5:  Stop it, you’re killing me.

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62 responses to “A good time is had by all.

  1. Debby Balcer

    We have a friend in Friend.

    • mwo

      I need a cigarette!

    • Will (the other one)

      If he then goes on to say “I’ll have to coach even harder now that Jeremy’s here,” I will happily take back any bad things I’ve said about coach Friend. (Hell, I’ll do it even if we have a middling OLine but a great D this year. FSU did OK with a line that was terrible at pass blocking in 2013…)

  2. Jay Riemenschneider

    Watching the presser…I haven’t seen Coach this excited in a presser in a LONG time.

    • Dog in Fla

      Both of them were so excited that their combined resting heart rate was 64-68 beats per minute.

      • Macallanlover

        And I like that quality in leaders. Hard to work for, play for, or know when to approach an overly emotional, panicked leader. Cool under pressure…like the Man With No Name versus Boom MFer.

    • AusDawg85

      But the psychoanalysts around here assured us that Richt was “tired”, “worn-down”, “accepting mediocrity”, and ready to hang it all up in a just a few years…amirite!?

      And rather than admit they might have…(ahem)…misjudged CMR, they’ll wait for the first 3rd & long conversion by Clemson to start the negative hammering again.

  3. 202dawg

    “if we can’t execute it, we won’t run it…” Looking at you, Grantham

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    “If we can’t execute it, we are not going to call it”

    I get the idea this might be a different philosophy.

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Does Pruitt smoke Churchill cigars? Be still my heart.

  6. ScoutDawg

    Damn, just damn.

  7. Russ

    Damn. I have to go take a shower now.

  8. 202dawg

    Jeremy Pruitt told Mark Richt he wants to help chip in on special teams coaching. “That was music to my ears,” Richt said.

    Mine too, coach. Mine too…

  9. Tronan

    Okay, when’s the carriage turning into a pumpkin? Is Jason trying on new hockey masks under the dais, just waiting to strike? I didn’t wake up in a parallel universe this morning, did I? As UGA fans, there’s no way way we’d ever get this much good news in a decade – much less one morning – without there being some awful catch.

  10. The other Doug

    So, who is going to be the new LB coach? Maybe Sunseri if he doesn’t get the FSU DC job?

  11. This is surreal. Not just damn good happy talk but from a coach who has been on the defensive staff of 4 of the past 5 national champions with a specific expertise in the defensive backfield. In the Navy, when the ship has a hole in the side, you plug the hole and shore it up and if that isn’t possible you seal all the water tight doors and contain the flooding to one compartment and hope the ship can still function. Our defensive backfield has been a flooded compartment far too often. Now, it feels as if we just got a brand new ship! Euphoria all around.

    • uglydawg

      As a NavVet myself, hunderdowndawg, I say ” Secure from General Quarters…set condition x-ray throughout the ship”…But we’ll stay away from “anchor down”.

  12. Timphd

    Had to stop listening to the presser so I could get myself settled back down to work the rest of the day. Damn I’m pumped up.

  13. DawgPhan

    This might push me so far towards disney end of the scale that I might flip around to hammer.

    /*grumble about upcoming summer arrests */

  14. Athens Dog

    He pronounce Chair as “cheer” He is one of us.

    • 202dawg

      Now the true test; will he pronounce Winder as ‘Win-der’

      • uglydawg

        If he can pronounce “Senoia” right I’ll kiss somebody’s A. Even half the people who live there don’t know how it’s pronounced. I’m sure he knows “Allllbenny” and “How-ston County”.

  15. Jay Riemenschneider

    The other element of this is what does this do for Will Friend. I’m thinking with his good friend there and a helluva coach in Pruitt, it may make Friend a better coach.

    • Merk

      The O line had its moments…he just has to figure out how to get that to be the norm for them. Also recruit some freaking Tackles and a LS too.

      • Ben

        The Oline has been a problem for a while. Hasn’t Gates always had issues? And Houston hadn’t played competitive football in year, and Theus himself admitted that he kind of just expected to come in and play, and it was basically handed to him last year. When the Oline needed to be dominant, they were. Consistency was the problem.

        Hopefully that’ll get worked out with some self-realization and off-season work. I can’t imagine them regressing, though. Also, just be glad Searles (sp?) is far, far away from that group right now.

        • Gates’ issue is that he’s a guard being asked to play left tackle.

          • AthensHomerDawg

            Gates played a lot of BBall in HS and is very athletic. At 6’5″ 325 with good feet he certainly had the potential to develop into a good tackle. At the end of the day he really was asked to be a swiss army knife OL . What is that old cliche about doing many things but master of none.? We’ve seen it happen often at Georgia. Plugging holes so to speak.
            “Gates said he spent the summer working with Georgia’s linemen “learning every position because I don’t know where I’ll be at.”

      • Will (the other one)

        Yep. At times they looked great. He’s got his work cut out for him after we whiffed on Tunsil, as there’s maybe 1 average tackle and a ton of guards to work with, but we need 2 tackles.

    • heyberto

      Whether it does or not, he’s gotta feel good about his job security for greasing the rails on such a slam dunk hire… but even moreso.. if the defense bails out the offense, then whether he improves or not, it just doesn’t matter… lol.

  16. AlphaDawg

    Ed Oregron(sp?) for LB coach for a double recruiting win anyone?

    • heyberto

      I don’t want that buffoon in Athens unless it’s on the opposing sideline. He might be a good position coach, but I think we can do better.

    • Brandon

      Let him go t-town.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        You people obviously have no idea what a complete and utter shithead Orgeron has been everywhere he has been. That he spent what? 2 months as a head coach when Junior bit the dust hardly makes him anything less than a complete and utter shithead…ask the nearest Ole Miss fan.

        • Brandon

          I definitely don’t want him, let Bama have him, that’s what I tried to say above but I left out “to”

  17. PTC DAWG

    Senator, great job on all of this news…

  18. Ginny

    This has certainly made the offseason a whole lot more bearable.

  19. rampdawg

    I’m drinking some Georgia red kool-aid right now, and it’s got a big ol’ shot of Grey Goose in it. I am a happy man. Plus, it’s 5:00 pm Europe somewhere. So join me if you can. GO DAWGS SIC ‘EM !!!

  20. Will Trane

    Good to see the spirit and passion of the staff, players, fans, and supporters. Glad to see Coach Wilson and Coach Olivadotti stay on board. Thought their coaching was stellar in 2013. They are very good and I hope the AD and HC compensate them for their work and player development. Alums should really support the Dawgs now!!

  21. IAmAGurleyMan

    All one can say is wow. This guy is the anti-Grantham. What a sea change.

  22. Oh happy day! Let us enjoy it while it last, which I hope will be long enough to secure that NC.

  23. Moe Pritchett

    personally I think Pruitt has been reading the book, “How to Say All the Right things At Your Press Conference Book”…either that or I actually died and Erk is escorting me to 1980.

  24. Moe Pritchett

    ok…so I am a little excited and have forgotten all of English 1101 usage of quotations.

  25. Cojones

    We got what we hoped for without anyone asking our opinions. No doubt in my mind who is a strong and silent coach running the show. Step back, Greg, your support will be called for soon so that you may understand who is really the power at UGA. And it ain’t you and the Bd of Regents when it comes to our football program.

    March on Coach Richt. You da man!.

  26. Herschel Talker

    Hnnngggg!!

  27. Ben

    I normally try to keep it pretty clean on here and all, but all I can say with those tweets and responses is this:

    Holy shit.

  28. TennesseeDawg

    Dawgporn. All of it

  29. PatinDC

    I love this blog and it’s author.

  30. What was the comment he made about running a 4.4 to the wrong place?

    • found it: “If you’re running 4.4 and you’re running in the wrong direction, you’re getting a long ways from where you’re supposed to be in a hurry.”

  31. joe

    Happy Happy Joy Joy…

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