Circling the wagons, or something else?

Does Mark Richt have something up his sleeve?

You referenced Richt circling the wagons & how that’s uncharacteristic of him. What are your thoughts on that?

– Parrish Walton

I’ll have more on this in a story for Sunday, which delves into the subject a bit more. So I don’t want to scoop myself. But information has become tighter, access a bit more restricted, especially as far as viewing practices and scrimmages. Though I should point out that from where it started out in that category, that now puts Georgia sort of in the middle. South Carolina and Boise State have been holding open scrimmages, something Richt hasn’t let happen. But assistant coaches and freshmen – even Isaiah Crowell – have not been shielded from media interviews.

So they can talk (and considering that Searels is gone, that means they actually talk more now than they used to), but they don’t show.  Is that the sign of a coach who is trying to cut off media distractions, or something else?

That opening game can’t get here quickly enough.

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UPDATE:  Here’s a little surprise.

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162 responses to “Circling the wagons, or something else?

  1. Number 14

    I hope that he has 3 and 4 TE sets ups his sleeve…

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  2. TennesseeDawg

    We’re coming out in the Wing T with Figgins, Lynch and Crowell.

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  3. DavetheDawg

    Shoestring play!

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  4. Chuck

    Agree with the wing T but O. Charles as the wing or H back

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  5. Bourbon Dawgwalker

    Richt is breaking out the hurry up no huddle (wish).

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    • Will (the other one)

      Check out the interview with Richard Samuel in the AJC:
      Q: Surely some things have changed. How much would you say is different?

      A: I’d just say the signals mainly; actually the whole play-calling situation. We’re doing a lot of no-huddle and a lot of high-tempo stuff, and that’s new to us. There are a lot of sight adjustments, so you have to be paying attention and focused and listening and hurrying up.

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  6. SouthGa Dawg

    We’ve had the whole summer to prepare for this showcase game. We have more speed and strength than they do. I don’t care about the schemes on D and the formations on O. To win, we must block and tackle…

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  7. Irishdawg

    Richt’s Florida State offenses were aggressive and innovative. I don’t believe he’s forgotten how to do that. Let’s hope he and Bobo have cooked up some new wrinkles for the O this year.

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    • gatriguy

      Actually, they were very simple and uncomplicated, he just had a huge athletic advantage except for when they played Miami or Florida….which is when his O struggled.

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      • pantslesspatdye

        No. FSU owned Florida. There is a reason UF still detests and reviles FSU even after FSU had been reduced to a run of the pack ACC team.

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  8. 69Dawg

    Seth is just trolling. We have not let the media into a practice for more than 15-30 minutes for years. He’s just pissed that SC has opened up now that he is gone. Boy do I miss David Hale, Seth is just lazy.

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    • Prov

      “…Seth is just lazy.”
      Damn, you have high expectations for FREE coverage. I’m sure $10/month could buy you some top notch coverage over at Rivals.

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      • Dawgfan Will

        Seriously, what is with the hate around here lately for Seth Emerson?

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        • Reptillicide

          He’s just no David Hale is all.

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          • Cojones

            Right, he doesn’t publish all the “Lost” episodes and pretty much sticks to football. You are a bad dog, Seth.

            Where do you get the “lazy” meme? Hell, we all are lazy for going to Dawgbone where everything is laid out for us. I’m not about to accuse any writer of laziness after reading his content. If you have something personal against him, then cut loose, partner.

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            • OKDawg

              How would any of us know if Seth is lazy or not – it would be silly to assume such. However, in my opinion, the writing ability is the difference: David > Seth. Nothing personal about it.

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          • Keese

            Seth is fine. He gets the job done. It’s unfair to compare him to Hale which is on a different level and tough to out do. I just don’t sense that Seth is all that passionate about what hes doing. Hale was extremely passionate about his work

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        • Bad M

          It seems simple to me, if you don’t like his writing, don’t read it. I enjoy his coverage. He doesn’t guess as much as Hale did, but that’s not a bad thing. If he doesn’t know how they will use a player/scheme, what’s the point in guessing?

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        • Reggie Cunningham

          I love that I have his day to day. Don’t really care that I had to register to read it, but his humor is tiresome. Hale was the ‘Munson’ of beat writing compared to Emerson. It is what it is.

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          • Cojones

            Some of you have built your icons too high. Hale has had good insightful personal articles about players, but Seth has gone to player life depth just as much. Other than reporting accurately and not trying to create favoritism around individuals, Seth’s writing is along the same lines as Hales.

            I, for one, resented third party comments about players that could be player attitude killers if you weren’t the favored guy. Especially at QB competition where Hale excelled at sounding as if he had all the inside info whereas he had no more than the average reporter. He just ramped it up in words to appear so. And many little lap dogs ran around his site looking to be in the favored crowd by agreeing with him. It reminded me of kids trying to fit in the “in” crowd in highschool.

            Hale handed his site over to Seth and they are friends. So, if you are knocking Seth, you are going after one of Hale’s friends.

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        • zdub

          It’s not really hate for Seth, it’s resentment that he was the guy who replaced Hale.

          David Hale was the best UGA blogger/writer I had ever read till he left. He kept things fresh, wrote good stories on the team, and threw in some entertainment every now and then. He had a great personality and backed it up with great coverage. That’s why I love GTP so much. The Senator covers the Dawgs well, provides his personal insight, and gives us stories from all over the CFB world to keep things fresh and entertaining.

          Seth Emerson gives you the facts and tries to give you a feel-good story once in a while, but it all falls flat. He has no “flair”, no personality in his writing. It’s just “here are the facts, take them or leave them UGA fans”.

          I haven’t read his blog in over 2 months. The guy just isn’t a very talented writer (there are so few of them out there now, it seems).

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    • Dawgpa12

      10000+

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    • Reggie Cunningham

      +69 on the name. Don’t try to figure out any of my passwords!

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    • Reggie Cunningham

      Reminds me of the story my roommate told me about working on his schedule at UGA. When he had to tell the lady his password for his school account, he’d be all ‘six……….nine six nine.’

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  9. The Life of Reilly

    “We’ve had the whole summer to prepare for this showcase game. We have more speed and strength than they do.” Time for some Sprint Draws!

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  10. Dawg

    Media. Innovation isn’t Richt’s calling card. Charles, ooh, what a threat, he had 2 td’s last season, none against ranked teams. Over-valued. I also charted Charles & White’s drop rate last year, Charles caught 54% of pases thrown to him, White caught 80%. White’s a better blocker too.

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  11. Normaltown Mike

    Senator:
    May I suggest a new lexicon entry?

    Fucking Idiot.
    noun – A person that states Washaun Ealey is superior to Herschel Walker by any measure. A person that measures intra-team offensive production without controlling for depth chart, number of plays or opponent. A person that uses touchdowns against ranked opponents as the sole measure of success for a Quarterback. A person that discards criminal history & discipline as mere spin from an incompetent coach that does not reward productivity.

    Example: JDawg

    Synonyms:
    numbskull, half-wit, shit-for-brains

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Gollee Mike, you ridin’ the cotton pony? That’s out there, even for you.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Unrivaled stupidity cannot be ignored or dismissed as the mere ramblings of blowhard.

        When an individual raises the level of his stupidity to such a level as saying Ealey is better than Herschel, he or she must be recognized for what they are: a fucking idiot.

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        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          +1. It’s called the marketplace of ideas. If somebody says something completely stupid everybody else has the right to call ’em out for saying it.

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    • ScoutDawg

      Love it.

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    • JDawg

      Nice insult, Personal attacks = DESPERATION

      Ealey’s career average = 5.4, Walker’s, 5.27. I know you guys wish you could rewrite hsitory, unfortunately, you can’t.

      Back to topic at hand, Richt might have a little wrinkle planned, but I doubt, based on his 10 year UGA track record he’ll change much. he’s still going to try and win the SEC passing the ball (no one’s been able to do that in last several years). Richt’s still going to use TE sparingly, turn the ball over via fumbles by RB’s or INT’s by QB’s (same position coaches). He’ll contiue to rank 12th, last, in the SEC in to margin against winning teams like he has last 2 years.

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      • Prov

        You must make a fortune at the sports book. Quite clairvoyant.

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      • Dawgfan Will

        Well, you wore me down. I still think your points are specious at best, but I don’t have your energy for pointless debate. Well done.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        “Richt’s still going to use TE sparingly,”
        -Ben Watson, 3rd in receptions 2002
        -Leonard Pope, 3rd in receptions 2004
        -Leonard Pope led the team in receptions 2005
        -Martrez Milner led the team in receptions 2006
        -Tripp Chandler, 3rd in receptions 2007
        -Orson Charles, 3rd in receptions 2009, 4th in receptions 2010

        Aside from the fact that a Tight End is also used to block when the O-Line and/or the Running Backs can’t block (here’s looking at Mr. Enormous Talent, Washaun Ealey), that statement is perfectly logical.

        &

        “turn the ball over via fumbles by RB’s or INT’s by QB’s”

        So to clarify, you’re saying the Sanders Commings won’t lead the team in fumbles and that Blair Walsh won’t throw numerous interceptions? Outstanding analysis governor…

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        • SCDawg

          Richt is going to turn the ball over via fumbles by RB’s? That doesn’t make any sense. At all.

          The two fumbles by RB’s that hurt us the most last year were both committed in the red zone by a running back who was, according to the JDawg guy, better than Herschel Walker.

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          • JDawg

            No, that’s not according to me, that’s accoring to ypc and td per carry ratio. You can’t change history. Nice try.

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        • JDawg

          Last 5 years, we have not had a TE ranked in the top 100 among number of receptions.

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      • Stoopnagle

        That’s a quality troll right there.

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      • Xon

        Ah, I missed today’s conversation….darn!

        I see we’ve moved from scoring offense vs. ranked teams to to margin against WINNING teams.

        But what is the average gross punting difference in the 4th quarter against unranked out of conference opponents? If that ranks anywhere below 4th in the conference at any point in the last four years, then we should fire everybody including the stadium ushers.

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        • Nellie Oleson

          Xon. Do you really think those first two stats are meaningless? I bet if you lined up the teams who did best in those two categories, year after year, you’d find they gave you a sort of power ranking that fit their records and final rank. You don’t have to like jdawg, but you ought to debate the points on their merits instead of making up snarky, inaccurate comparisons.

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          • Xon

            This will surely disappear into the ether at this point, which is just as well. But I have analyzed these numbers here over the last couple of days. Despite the small sample size, there certainly is a correlation to between the top overall offenses and the top offenses in those categories. But the problem is JDawg’s use of these statistics. You cannot just slide from one to the other. Which is it that we’re supposed to use as the litmus test for evaluating Bobo? vs. ranked teams, or vs. winning teams? scoring offense or turnover margin? (And turnover margin IS largely random, by the way. It tends to fluctuate from year to year no matter how good or bad your team is.)

            Most importantly, JDawg is completely mistaken in the WAY he uses these statistics. He quotes the raw data sometimes (X points per game), and other times he makes a big deal about our ranking (7th in SEC!). the problem is that BOTH of these approaches are wrong. The raw points per games is a meaningless number unless we understand what is to be expected, what is “bad” vs.”good,” etc. I’ve gone through this already here in recent days. Similarly with our SEC ranking in a given stat, that ranking has to be compared to our overall ranking. JDawg refuses to do this, and when it is pointed out to him (as I have done repeatedly now) he imply repeats his original point. He is the one who refuses to even have a meaningful conversation on the topic, I am afraid. I’d love nothing more.

            The bottom line is that, with the exception of 2010, Bobo’s offenses always rank as well or even better in conference against ranked teams than they do in all their games put together. So, for example, in 2009 we were 7th in the SEC in scoring offense in all games, but we were 5th in the SEC in scoring offense against ranked teams. So, whatever the problem is, it CANNOT be scoring vs. ranked teams, since the offense did better in that category than it did overall. But JDawg chooses to treat an area we are usually stronger in and claim it is a weakness, showing that he has either no understanding of or no interest in properly using statistics.

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    • Cojones

      Good post, Normaltown Mike. You forgot his using percentages to try and convey statistics. He probably thinks Normaltown is a distribution curve.

      If none of you have figured it out yet, he’s the worst kind of troll. He puts “Dawg” in his name hoping to blend in , but he surely is not a teckie. Even they won’t bend that low.

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  12. bnwdog

    Going to cover the Richt years.

    I am Tired of reading all the Dawg negativity from the likes of Jdawg and S&G lately. We haven’t even played a game yet this year and the past is the past!!!!…O.K., we got it negative folks! You’re already off the bus so just hit the road and don’t come back when things turn around this season! 2-0 is staring us in the face and you refuse to acknowledge it!

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    • Dawgfan Will

      You obviously haven’t been paying attention, bnwdog. We won’t improve this season because Richt is so incompetent that he kicks the most productive criminals off the team (whoops, sorry, he bluffs them and they call him on it and leave voluntarily).

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      • Cojones

        And they tell him to “hit the road”.

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        • JDawg

          Let’s all act like Mettenberger, Gray and Ealey are still on the team.

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          • Dawgfan Will

            I don’t even know how to respond to that. Did I just slip into an alternate dimension where that is supposed to make sense in the context of my comment?

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            • JDawg

              Ask yourself, did the team win more games once Mettenberger left? No. Went from 8 wins, to 6. Mettenberger went 11-1 on his new team. Had a positive effect. Perhaps Mettenberger/Ealey/Gray shouldn’t be used as the cause of ills.

              Wouldn’t it be more useful to figure out what led to 6-7, than blame it on the wrong thing and go 6-7 again, or worse?

              If you truly think Mettenberger or Ealey arn’t incredible at what they do, I dont even know what to say.

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              • H-Town Dawg

                Exactly right: you truly DON’T even know what to say. So you say things that make you look like a douchebag and make other people laugh out loud.

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              • Dawgfan Will

                I guess that a former blue-chip talent QBing a division II team would have a positive effect; you got me there.

                But I never said that the guys weren’t incredible at what they did; they are both very talented. I never said that they were the cause of our ills, although I don’t have any trouble believing that Ealey was one of the energy vampires that is mentioned now. I said they (excluding Gray, whom I haven’t noticed anyone else mention until now) were CRIMINALS. Not rapists or assaulters, but they were both still guilty of crimes. I’m glad Mett is getting a chance at LSU; I’m glad Ealey is getting a chance at JSU. But I’m not willing to trade a little productivity for poor character on the part of a player.

                You keep using stats to back up why we should wish Ealey was still on the team. I’ll be honest; I wish he was, because he was productive and it would give us more of a chance to ease Crowell into things. But in the end, he could have 54 yards per carry, and it still wouldn’t be worth having someone who breaks the law and lies about it to his coaches on the team. That way lies an orange-colored road that I don’t want to go down. If you do, quote all the stats you want and God bless you.

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                • Nellie Oleson

                  Yessir! This post, well, I like it. Like it a lot. Won’t be asking you to hit the road anytime soon. Getcha beer. Was like watching the last five minutes of a Jimmy Stewart movie. Loved it. Stay off the road. Don’t hit it. Cars out there, people driving like maniacs.

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    • zdub

      It’s all about personal outlook and opinion. Don’t criticize people for having a negative outlook for the team. Not everyone views everything as sunshine and rainbows for UGA every year. Opinions differ with each individual so you just need to accept that.

      I’ll be surprised if we win either of our first 2 games but won’t be surprised if we run the table after those first 2 games. Positivity and negativity rolled into one. But you know what? It’s my opinion and I deserve to voice it just as much as you do. Get over the negativity (6-7 will do that to some folks) and focus on what you can control.

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  13. Ealey’s career average = 5.4, Walker’s, 5.27. I know you guys wish you could rewrite hsitory, unfortunately, you can’t.

    Quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on the internets. Not the words, but the point he is trying to make. Although I will say trying to use YPC as a way to determine who is better is the sign of true ignorance. I am still shaking my head 15 minutes later. OMG it is only .13 of a yard difference, ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!

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  14. JDawg

    If you thought that the dumbest ever, then you’ll LOVE this post.

    UGA Career Stats:
    Walker had 994 carries, 49 td’s, 20.3 td per carry ratio.
    Ealey had 282 carries, 14 td’s, 20.1 td per carry ratio.

    Which number is better, 20.1, or 20.3?

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    • Normaltown Mike

      I’m calling bullshit.

      I assumed this was some guy in the East Campus Village that had never watched football til midway through his freshman year.

      Shame on me.

      This is one of those clever Georgia Tech guys yanking our chain.

      No man who watches football could be so stupid as to continue to compare Georgia’s greatest running back EVER to the most over-hyped and under-performing back of the past decade (Sanks ranks second of course)

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      • JDawg

        Ignore NormalTown, he’s a Gator fan for sure, loves the 2-8 record, wants things to stay the same.

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        • Normaltown Mike

          Please transfer to Kennesaw.
          -You’ll still have HOPE.
          -You’ll save on rent and live in mom and dad’s basement (Country Meadows Phase Five?)
          -I’ll buy you all the gear you want so you can be a “Bama fan” or whomever else you pick.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    Not surprised Commings passed Rambo on the depth chart. I thought Commings played hard when he came in last year. Three experienced safeties – it’s not a bad problem to have.

    CMR circling the wagons? – I think the staff has wised up and understands they have to exercise more control over the players off the field. Other than that, I don’t see much of a story here.

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    • Xon

      As a Westside High alum (Augusta) myself, I’m super “proud”, or whatever the right word is, of Sanders Commings. Just throwing that out there. 🙂

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  16. Dawg19

    JDawg:

    Herschel didn’t fumble at the goal line numerous times.

    Also, Herschel didn’t have an equal threat playing behind him to take the load off (Caleb King).

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    • JDawg

      Nor did Herschel average 5.4 ypc, or 20.1 td to carry ratio. Murray threw multiple picks against Florida, does that discredit Murray?

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Why don’t you look up how many pass completions Buck Belue had in the Sugar Bowl game against Notre Dame (and yes, it’s the same Buck Belue on 680 the Fan).

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        • JDawg

          Why don’t you look up the guy who broke Herschel Walker’s high school record for td’s, which had stood for over 25 years. Then get back to me.

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          • Normaltown Mike

            The one who flunked twice?

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            • JDawg

              Look it up Gator fan, who broke Herschel’s high school td record, which had stood for over 25 years, then get back to me?

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              • Normaltown Mike

                Was it that guy who got 33 yds on 12 carries (2.8 yard avg) against Tennessee as a 21 year old?

                Or was it the guy that did this as an 18 yr old freshman?

                I confuse Walker & Ealey b/c of their greatness.

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  17. Dawg19

    Murray has nothing to do with the comparison of Walker and Ealey.

    Herschel was carrying the ball 30-40 times a game. When you do that, it brings your average down.

    Plus, opponents keyed on Walker the whole game, yet, he still rushed for the highest 3-year rushing total ever. The record still stands.

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  18. JDawg

    Some poeple never learn. Ok, let’s try this again. Which RB brokes Garrison Hearst’s and Herschel Walker’s high school td record for the state of Georgia?

    Walker scored 86 td’s in high school. Who scored 133?

    http://www.maxpreps.com/news/Q4aI_jK-BUuidvEn_TNrYw/georgia–ealey-becomes-states-new-td-king.htm

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  19. Hogbody Spradlin

    Normaltown, I stand corrected.

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  20. D.N. Nation

    Nice to see Bulllllllllllldawg still hard at work.

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  21. H-Town Dawg

    It’s interesting to see JDawg use a statistic to “prove” that Ealey was a better running back than Herschel Walker when all it really does is highlight what a failure Ealey turned out to be. He could have been a great one…but wasn’t. If he carried the ball as much Herschel did it’s almost guaranteed that he wouldn’t have maintained that ypc. Likewise, some scout-teamer who got into a couple of games and broke one long run would have a better ypc than Herschel or Ealey. So what would that prove?

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  22. Dawg19

    Ealey was a nice running back out of high school, it’s true.

    Unfortunately, in college, he fumbled a lot, couldn’t block, and didn’t have a functioning brain.

    There’s really no getting around that.

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Ealey’s real problem was attitude. I think the guy was a physically gifted running back but he was also a head case who wouldn’t do the other things necessary to be successful. He fumbled, often at the worst possible time, and was UNWILLING to block (blocking is a skill one can acquire through effort-nobody is unable to block). The woods are littered with guys who were their “own worst enemy” and Ealey is one of those. I’m glad that he’s gone because a bad attitude can infect others just like the proverbial bad apple ruins the whole barrel. I wish him the best, though, at Jacksonville State. However, unless he gets his attitude right he is going to have trouble there, too. There is no “I” in team–but in Ealey’s case there is a whole lot of “ME.”

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    • Dawgfan Will

      Yes there is, Dawg19.

      Statistics.

      They don’t lie.

      /MDWM

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  23. TennesseeDawg

    If you want to judge backs by carries to TD ratio then a ton of fullbacks will be on the list. In 2007, Brannan Southerland had a 29.4 which bests Walker and Ealey. Southerland is now the best RB in Georgia history

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Outside of John Stinchcomb of course 🙂

      He had one carry for one touchdown (Auburn 2002)

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    • adam

      i love that if you factor out the fluke game vs kentucky where ealey scored 5 TD’s, then the whole argument is gone. doesn’t matter if you take out 34’s best game either. by every logical metric, #34 was way better than ealey.

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  24. JDawg

    SC & Boise are holding open scrimmages because they’re emphasizing execution over some sneaky new scheme that you install quickly, yet don’t have time to rehearse enough to execute well. SC 7 Boise arn’t worried about Richt coming to their practices. Boise isn’t worried about their ex-QB sharing the playbook with us, they didn’t block the QB from transferring to Georgia, isn;t that interesting? Wonder why?.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Maybe b/c he’s a walk on?

      No no, too logical.

      It’s b/c CMR doesn’t reward productivity and is left in the dust by enormous talents like WE.

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      • JDawg

        The QBs bringing the Boise offensive playbook. So Peterson sends his QB over here with the playbook, but Richt’s running private practices. Intesting the different approaches.

        Wonder why peterson wasn’t worried about Richt seeing his offensive playbook and why Peterson’s holding open practices?

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    • ClassicCityDawg

      Of course, the only reason anyone would hold closed practices is because they’re all about flash. Just look at Alabama!

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    • Because they couldn’t. He’s not on scholly at Georgia.

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      • JDawg

        Ok, so why is Boise holding open practices, and Richt isn’t?

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        • H-Town Dawg

          Why should Richt hold open practices?

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          • JDawg

            Because he’s so confident in his execution of his plays, that he doesn’t care who knows what plays he’s gonna run? What’s your theory or is mine the best one out there?

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            • H-Town Dawg

              Again, what would be the benefit for Georgia to do that?

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              • JDawg

                Fo example son, CMR talks about winning the 4th qrtr (strategy), but he didn’t (execution). that’s a benefit of payin attention to execution vs your super secret fancy whiz bang new offense..

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          • JDawg

            It says something about Boise’s confidence, if they’re holding open practices. They don’t care who sees them practice. We want our staff to someday be as confident too. The question is, why arn’t they as confident as Boise? And why is Boise so confident to hold open practices? I’d say it’s because of they’re ability to execute. We care about execution, and signals that point to coaches who get what’s it’s all about.

            Fancy new secretive scheme, or execution?

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  25. JDawg

    If Richt was really confiedent about his conditoning being an advantage, he’d be running the no-huddle all 4 quarters to wear out the other defense, and so far, he really hasn’t.

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    • H-Town Dawg

      Total non sequitur. If you really had a clue you’d bring something useful to the discussion rather than riding your little mental tricycle around in circles.

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      • JDawg

        It would be an innovation, get the link?

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        • H-Town Dawg

          In your opinion, not mine. I’d settle for better execution. Fewer Ealey-like fumbles for instance…

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        • Skeptic Dawg

          I have been reading all day and I can not follow your train of thought. I thought that I was a glass half empty guy, but my Lord! You do not even have a glass. Look, it is simple…Walker is not only the best RB ever to play at Georgia, he is the best RB EVER TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL. I know that you are not seriouse aboub WE. It is also apparent that you were not fortunate enough to see Herschel play live. Who cares why CMR closes practice? It means nothing to us as fans. Just show up for 12 games in the fall and give full effort. Something that has been lacking for a couple-four years now.

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          • JDawg

            Here’s my whole point. What’s been more important to Richt: strategy or execution? I’d say fumbles, int’s, finishing 12th against winning teams 2 years in a row, proves Richt doesn’t wpor on execution as much as he does his strategy.

            How often do we hear about how much Aron Murray is studying in the video room? That’s strategy. Only way to execute, is PRACTICE son.

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    • fetch

      Yes, you are right, in none of the games against opponents since installing a new S&C program has he ran the no-huddle for 4 quarters. Niiiiiiice one there FIDawg.

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      • JDawg

        Richt’s had 10 years so far to get the conditiiining thing down, which year so far did we run a no huddle for 4 qrts because we were so confident our S/C program was better?

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        • fetch

          Richt came into the SEC planning on running his no-huddle and the officials nixed that idea for him. They put a minimum time on the amount of time you had to wait before hiking the ball and we felt that it took all the advantage of using it away. They just changed the rules recently.

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  26. AthensHomerDawg

    J Dawg still spending a lot of time here pissin’ folks off. And his whole reason for being on this site is to do just that. There is trollin’ but this person is chummin’ the page for a lot of undeserved feedback. I think you get my point …… please fix and quit flexing!
    just sayin’

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  27. Skeptic Dawg

    He got both of us to post. Traffic is traffic.

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  28. Normaltown Mike

    OK JDawg, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    Where will you be bending your elbow tonite? Maybe we’ll have a PBR and argue some about carries per touchdown.

    I’m gonna listen to some music at Allen’s and then head to Sky’s Place.

    Where you headin’?

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  29. Stoopnagle

    So, just saw that this got over 120 comments.

    People! Stop feeding the troll(s)! Sort of surprised one was allowed to draw it out all day.

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  30. Zdawg

    Wow, this is the longest comment thread I’ve seen so far. Jdawg truly brings the dawgvent alive here on The Senators site. Makes me sad. You are vey fond of 2-8 as your answer to everything. Perhaps you should consider Hershel’s record against the gators. He managed to stay at UGA long enough to beat those guys a few times.

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  31. Xon

    Hey, everyone, I have a confession to make, and an apology. I should have done it a long time ago, but it took on a life of its own for a while there, and I just couldn’t find the courage to reign it in, you know? I had a wolf by the ears: didn’t want to keep holding on, but didn’t want to let go, either.

    I’m kind of a lonely dude. I don’t get much encouragement or positive reinforcement in life. So, one night after a few drinks, I was reading aimlessly through Steele’s mag, or maybe I was staring at one of my Excel spreadsheets…anyway, I came up with a desperate plan to gin up some positive attention for myself.

    I created JDawg (and a few of his earlier personalities), and decided to act like the most outrageous troll possible. A troll to the third power. A troll that would annoy other trolls. An absolute single-minded devotion to repeating a few insane points, over and over, like a robot. Not even responding sensibly or thoughtfully to anything anyone else says in response. Just repeat the same original point again.

    By doing this, I gave myself a foil to come on and refute with a little facts, stats, and logic. And it worked! A number of folks have complimented me for my skillz over the last week or so, and I appreciated it SOO much. You like me! You really like me!

    But finally I realized that the monster I had created was beyond something even I could control, and that I was probably going to give lots of DGDs on this fine blog a “cardiac event.” Please forgive me for the game I put you all through, and don’t ban me forever from the site.

    I imagine some copycats might try to come along now and pretend to still be JDawg, but if that happens just help me out and say “Hi, Xon!” or something like that, and then ignore them. You’re all onto the truth now….

    (play along)

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  32. Hobnail_Boot

    Holy hell, there is some dumb going on.

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  33. Cojones

    Anybody ready for a little verbose?

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