Let’s call the whole thing off.

After reading Mark Bradley’s latest, I have to admit I didn’t realize that the universe of defensive coaches better than Willie Martinez is so tiny.

And I bet that Mark Richt is conducting his search for Martinez’ successor with the overriding priority that the media’s perception of the hire be favorable.  Hey, that’s what he did in 2001.

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26 responses to “Let’s call the whole thing off.

  1. Objective Atlanta Observer

    How exactly are Bradley and Schultz necessary? Just program a computer to spout NEWS FOR GEORGIA BAD NEWS FOR GEORGIA TECH GOOD every 30 minutes and you’re good to go.

    I mean…who is Florida getting as their DC? Why is Tech sticking with their awful one? How is the news grim for Georgia, exactly?

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  2. rbubp

    I don’t completely get all the hand-ringing. Has Florida hired their DC? Louisville? Kansas? Arizona?

    My only fear is that Richt is actually looking for his soulmate, but the timeframe a problem? I won’t believe that until I see more action from the other schools that are searching for the same.

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    • from the inside source, Willie Martinez was a signed deal for the gators as new DC coach, but after all the political busllshit of the head coach, its up in the air, and with all the NFL coaches that are soon to get fired who knows martinez could take a job and go to NFL, Georgia lost a great DC nine yrs,, but every yr they have been to bowl game 2 of which where in the BCS sugarbowl, georgia is shitting bricks right now, its the atletic directors choice…shame.. shame.. now another team will be able to get such a great coach as well as a great human being,,, he will be missed by georia…..can u believe it was a rival school that hired willie…u never know in the football world.

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  3. The hire is just a means to an end. If we hire Kirby and still cough up 26 ppg (unlikely, but for the sake of argument …), is that success? If we hire Diaz and get ppg down to 16, how’s that failure?

    Bradley and the other wags think this is about getting a name. It should be about getting results.

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  4. Joe B.

    Well, if it’s going to be Bob Sanders, he is now available, as the entire Bills staff just got fired.

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  5. MT

    You get better coverage on a dozen different blogs than you do on the AJC. They only thing they have is slightly greater visibility nationally.

    The Smart-or-bust logic is poor. The NFL is kicking into playoff mode right now, so some of the other names being bandied about (ie Travis Jones) aren’t available at the moment.

    Make the right hire, who cares what name his business card says

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  6. Improbably, the advent of Mark Bradley’s “blog” has made it even more difficult to take him seriously.

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  7. Gary

    Why do you guys pay attention to that lack of journalistic integrity that is known as the AJC?

    Mark Bradley and Schmultzy Schultzy are mindless fools who parade on Paul Johnson’s manhood and think one mediocre season spells the end of UGA’s dominance in the state while failing to realize even in our worst season the Dawgs are still far superior than the nerds at the trade school.

    Not only that, but the AJC coverage of UGA sports is downright sad. I get far more coverage on the blogs and ABH than I do over at the AJC. And unlike the rest of the “columnists” poor Bill King has to put up with trolls on his blog and doesn’t seem to be able to delete any of them.

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    • Why do you guys pay attention to that lack of journalistic integrity that is known as the AJC?

      Because judging from the message board chatter, there’s a significant portion of the fan base that’s in agreement with Bradley on the DC hire.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Significant portion? Is this intuition, are there numbers?

        I assume what you mean is there are a lot of folks who have time to blog who are questioning the process.

        I doubt seriously this represents a significant portion of the fan base, and even if it does….

        So What?

        What would you have Richt do he has not done?

        It is certainly important for him to placate Mark Bradley.

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        • SJ, I’m not arguing with you about how silly this is, I’m just pointing out why I linked to Bradley’s nonsense in the first place.

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          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Senator,

            I assumed your tongue was in your cheek, but I am beginning to realize one of the problems with the blogosphere is we can’t always see the bulge from here.

            I guess my point is: we all agree Bradley is clueless, but our links and defensive responses give credence to the clueless. It is interesting, to me anyway, I would never read Bradley or Schultz unless somebody on one of the boards I looked at mentioned the latest lunacy.

            And every mention makes them more relevant.

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            • rbubp

              Never, as in never ever? What did you do before the blogs, report and then read things inside your own head?

              Seems a little harsh to attack the link to comments from one of the most prominent sportswriters in the South, even if a slide to irrelevance seems inevitable.

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      • D.N. Nation

        I love being a Georgia fan, but I share my fandom with some real, real dopes. (“POLLACK FOR DC!” “FIRE RICHT, HIRE VANGORDER!”)

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        • rbubp

          That’s the caveat with being a fan of *the* state institution. Most people in the state are fans of the team with the state name.

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        • Normaltown Mike

          I stopped paying attention to the dopes on the message boards around the time this was a common post:

          “BATMAN, COME TO GEORGIA !!!!!!!!!!”

          &

          “JABARI DAVIS IS THE BEST RB FROM GEORGIA SINCE JAMAL LEWIS”

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  8. Scorpio Jones, III

    All the above is true. Yet….Yet….here we, I, you are talking about Bradley as if he mattered.

    If he does not matter, why do we do that?

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  9. Normaltown, those folks are right. Batman would be an awesome DC. He should totally come to Georgia.

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  10. Dog in Fla

    In lieu of using a search firm, Mark who is highly and rightfully concerned over the collective angst of the few, the far and the between of the Bulldog Nation pays Guitar Hero for rights to use this song as a lure to bait the few remaining prospective DC candidate(s), if any, who are are lonely and want to talk to me…

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  11. heyberto

    What a douche that guy is.

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  12. t

    How the h— can “writers” like that get so d—– pompous that the universe revolves around them? I guess Terrance Moore finally figured that one out as he collects his monthly unemployment check. Total jerks!

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Bradley may very well be the next to go and rightly so. I am always amazed at how people who are totally incompetent can keep their jobs. The guy has been without a clue for years–at every sport. The AJC is in serious trouble financially and printing the opinions of clowns like Bradley is a big reason why. Actually, I would prefer for the AJC to keep him and go out of business. I haven’t subscribed to that rag for years.

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  13. Is it just me or is Rashad not turning his punches over? Kinda like Nate Diaz..

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