What if it’s not about the Jimmies and Joes OR the Xs and Os?

I’m coming around to the position that whichever coach is better able to get his team motivated to play in the Cap One Bowl is going to come out on top.

Woody Allen, for the win.

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17 responses to “What if it’s not about the Jimmies and Joes OR the Xs and Os?

  1. opinion

    maybe homer smith penned a book on motivation that Richt can read up on by gametime!

  2. BWD

    Gotta love this little gem: “Asked what scares him about Georgia’s defense, Martinez said, ‘Nothing. They’re like any other Big Ten defense. Big Ten defenses are the best in the country . . .’”

    • The Lone Stranger

      I’m not even gonna comment (although really I suppose I am) on a premise that ludicrous. Are there no TVs in Nebraska?

  3. Puffdawg

    Asked what scares him about Georgia’s defense, Martinez said, “Nothing. They’re like any other Big Ten defense. Big Ten defenses are the best in the country, and we’re going up against a good Georgia defense. We have to look at it like that.”

    Annnnnnd, there you have it. Go get ‘em, boys.

  4. Dog in Fla

    Woody for the win, place and show

  5. Jim

    This is a pretty big game for us. Win looking good and we will be back in the elite of college football next year with some measure of national respect we have not had since the blackout game in ’08.

    Win ugly or lose and we will be right back where we have been – not able to beat quality teams.

    I think program perceptions matter for a number of reasons and would really like to see curb stomp nebraska to show our performance against ‘bama was not a fluke and we can and should in fact be considered one of the “big boys” instead of one of the “wannabes”.

    • Puffdawg

      “Win ugly… and we will be right back where we have been – not able to beat quality teams.”

      Wait, what?

      • Jim

        Edited:
        Win ugly or lose and we will be right back where we have been – battling the perception that we are not able to beat quality teams and giving ammo to the talking heads that dawg-grade the gators because they gave us six turnovers.

        Its all about taking a step forward vs. side-ways or back.

        • Puffdawg

          If Nebraska’s a quality team and we beat them, how would that damage the perception that we can’t beat a quality team?

          This narrative or perceptioexists because our own fans keep pushing it.

          • gastr1

            But you see, Nebraska is only a quality team of they beat UGA. If UGA beats them there is no way they are a quality team.

            –Ladies & Gentlemen, your Official Dawg-Grading Byline, 2013 edition.

        • Macallanlover

          That is a fair observation because perception is so out of proportion to records in CFB, and is usually based on the most recent outings. We have been one of the top programs in CFB for the past decade and that shouldn’t change because an exhibition game played a month after the end of the season. Many fans believe the SECCG proved that UGA was one of the top teams in the nation for the first time in 5 years so a loss, or close game, will set us back going into next season. A decisive win by Georgia and a solid win by Alabama will put us in the top 5 and give us a pretty high ranking for pre-season 2013. Combine that with a good performance against September’s schedule and Georgia will be in the conversation of top programs again. I am concerned about the amount of energy Nebraska will bring to Orlando after getting embarrassed in thier title game, we need to weather a determined Cornhusker team in the 1st half.

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    We need to win…period. If we win big that’s better but the Dawgs have been having a problem winning close games. If it’s close I’ll be worried. Just win the game.