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23 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. DawgPhan

    That Dooley/Malzahn article is solid, but boy does it annoy me that we didnt get to run the fast break at UGA when CMR got here.

  2. Always Someone Else's Fault

    If I were Marshall, I would be a little ticked off about that.

  3. Rp

    “What an incredible story,” Whitfield told AL.com. “To be an SEC starting defensive back (at Georgia) — his heart was always at quarterback — and to find your way back to the position and drive to the front of a different ship and be the quarterback for a different university?”

    WHAT??!!! You’ve got to be kidding me.

  4. AusDawg85

    Bleacher Report logic on defining discipline: Leaping over a defender = drug possession

    I can only conclude that Penn Wager must be a drug dealer in Athens during the week.

    • Hackerdog

      I honestly couldn’t follow the “logic.”

      First, a harsh drug policy should equal fewer offsides penalties. But, it doesn’t. So, maybe UGA should abandon the drug policies to put a better team on the field. On the other hand, Richt wants to develop good men first and foremost, so never mind. And, if he keeps it up, good performance on the field should come. But, hey, Richt’s only been at it since 2001.

      Ouch. There really is something for everyone there.

  5. Governor Milledge

    The HS basketball coach sounds very optimistic about GA hoops recruiting in the coming year, especially given the makeup of largely-Georgia HS origin guys on the team.

    With only 1 scholarship available to recruit with, the team we have this season is going to largely mirror the team we hoop it up with next year. Fox is going to have another year to show he can coach up this current group

    • Russ

      He’s done fairly well this year so I’d be optimistic about next year. However, when you can’t even give away tickets for a team on a conference winning streak, it makes it hard to build a program.

      • gastr1

        You mean like it’s been forever? Georgia basketball will never be anything until fans start treating it like it’s something–especially in years like this one. What the coach said about the perception that basketball doesn’t matter is exactly true as far as recruits are concerned. Shoot, we have whole blogs devoted to nothing but football….basketball is second-class in the whole state. Having lived in North Carolina and Kansas, I can say with certainty by comparison that few in Georgia give a shit about basketball at any level.

        After Fox, McCheapity needs to find a coach like Tony Bennett at UVA, one who can coach a certain system that will get results with lesser athletes.

        • gastr1

          Because that’s Georgia basketball past, present, and future… until the fan culture around it changes.

  6. ScoutDawg

    That AU dick… One word answers to Coach Dooley…

  7. Senator you should be sent to bed without your supper for linking to a BR story!

  8. reipar

    I find it highly amusing that when I clicked the link to the BR article Norton blocked it saying BR was not a safe site and detected suspicious activity.

  9. The BR piece errs when it ties off-field discipline to on-field. Sometimes it works that way, but as we often see, writers haven’t done their homework. Under Richt, Georgia has been consistent with its off-the-field discipline, in terms of punishment. I ‘m not sure how Richt could have handled it any better.

    But discipline on the field is something else again. Under Richt, Georgia has been consistently bad with its discipline on the field. It wasn’t quite as bad his first 4 or 5 years, but it wasn’t good, either.

    That is a change we are looking for this year, beginning with the defense under Pruitt. But it needs to happen as a team. Mental mistakes have hurt us for a long time. Improve that, take it from bad to pretty good, overall, would be good progress. Become well-disciplined, part of being well-coached, and it’ll make a huge difference.

    It can be done in one year, as Malzahn showed everybody last year. It makes me puke, but his team was well-coached and well-disciplined, as Coach Dooley said over the weekend.

    But the BR has it exactly backwards, when it comes to Georgia.
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    • Debby Balcer

      Actually some of the calls against us happen to us when other teams do the same thing and don’t get the penalty. I don’t know why that happens but see it all the time. Hopefully Richt on the rules committee will help.

  10. Russ

    I for one support this new reach into Houston. There are more Dawgs here than you’d think.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      You know a place where there are more Dawgs fans than you probably would suspect? The State of Alabama, that’s where. I see Georgia hats and shirts over there all the time, decals on cars, too.