For those of you frustrated by the second half, realize that’s a game they lose five or ten years ago.
I’d like to congladulate the Gata for their moral victory. Everybody wins, ftw!
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eat it, gatah!
The correct pronunciation is “gradulate” Senator.
Did anyone besides my wife notice that Richt limped off that field? That hip is giving him fits. He hasn’t looked himself this season.
Definitely noticed the limp. I told my wife that he was walking like I do.
I’ve seen it before. Failed hip replacement. I hope not for his sake.
Bride says L leg could be longer now from surgery. That will make you limp. He has the worn expression of someone in pain. Yes that is a lot of speculation on my part. Being hurt, stressed and worried will show on your face. His demeanor with the reporters has changed has well.
Awesome! Go Dawgs! 3 in a row, 4-3 in last 7, 5-5 in last 10!
That said, when I sober up, I’d like to get some splainin’ on the 3rd down swing pass to a worn-out Gurley in 2nd qtr. And that awesome 12 dudes on the field on 4th & 2 in the 4th qrtr of a fla game.
But hey – right now the celebration is OWNNN! GO DAWGS!!
Yes, I wasn’t in the best condition to count players, but we replayed the down, pause, rewind, replay, and nobody could count 12 players on the field. All we saw was 11. Anybody else come up with the same thing?
There were 12. I could count them from my seat at the front of section 438. I was screaming about it for 20 seconds before they threw the flag
And, the illegal participation came right after we called a time out. Go figure.
To me, that was Grantham’s last hurrah.
I wish it was.
Don’t we all?
I’d like to replace him with the recently-fired Will Muschamp in January 2014.
Bobo plus Muschamp would be STRONG!
+1 I saw it in 227
CBS finally got a replay that showed it. There were definitely 12. After a timeout.
12 guys on the field after a timeout for a critical fourth down in the fourth quarter of a one score game against your biggest rival is unforgiveable Grantham should be fired despite the fact we won. I mean that’s like a lawyer going to court with no pants on or a surgeon operating on a man with no gloves and feces all over his hands. There is no excuse.
Give him credit for calling those blitzes on Fla’s last two offensive plays…how much do I love going to see a win in Jax then getting home & watching the recorded replay.
I’d like a simple understanding of how Gurley got so winded!? He appeared to lose it after the TD reception up the middle and never fully regained his vibe.
The best drive of Aaron Murray’s senior year was killing the clock.
+! as the Gaytors slowly died in their realization that the Dawg’s swoon was all a cruel tease!
I’d just as soon forgo the fake swoons from here on out.
We have the same cruel streak, Ug. While others thought we were tanking, I had the same thought as thee and expressed as much to the ‘Nesian. It felt good all the way down to the marrow. Fuck ’em.
That is all.
Yeah, I agree. I’m still proud to be a GA bulldog though and at least for the rest of the night I will postpone my bitching about having 12 mean on the field on fourth down among other things.
Aaron Murray played a hell of a game. I thought the Arthur Lynch dropped lateral would be the tide turning nail in the coffin but I was wrong. Hands to the face saved us!
Fire Bobo too. That was some horrid offensive play calling again today.
Yea, I don’t know, I’ll just say lol wut as well. Bobo has been underpaid his entire career. Not saying he’s the be all end all, he’s got his share of flaws no doubt, but he’s been obviously worth his salary.
Most under the radar hot pick for a new DC: Ron Zook. All star recruiter, great D coordinator under Spurrier
or possibly W muschamp?
Except that all his injuries likely bought CWM another year, whereas CTG needs to be gone now.
Whoever Michigan State’s D coordinator is.
Pat Narduzzi. Only makes .5 mm a year, but has .25 mm buyout.
Excellent coach, as is Dantonio.
We need to go after him, he knows his stuff.
Honestly I always thought he was overrated as a DC, I know he won the Broyles award one year but Bobo tore his ass up on several occasions. He had the “fire” demeanor on the sidelines that the media and many Georgia fans often confuse with good coaching.
I was also very happy Florida stepped up and jumped on the Muschamp grenade for us, there were many who would have had him here, I hope someone jumps on the Kirby Smart grenade too, until he proves he can replicate a Sabanesque defense without Saban.
…and UGa needs a sheriff in town to clean up those frat houses!
Old bearded guy at North Texas. Watched them again Thursday night and man…they can flat tackle.
Our local high school is more fundamentally sound when it comes to tackling than UGA is.
Agree that North Texas is very sound with tackling.
I was born in 1986, and it it greats to have a 3 game winning streak against the reptiles
I don’t give a damn if you were born in 1910, three in a row is great if you’re a Georgia Bulldog.
I was a graduate in 1980, and 1990, and I agree 100%.
Anybody needs me I’ll be right over here having a goddam heart attack.
Muschamp is 0 for 7 in Jacksonville.
0 and 6 in Jax, 0 and 1 in Gainesville I think. I believe he was on the team that had to play in the Swamp while the Gator Bowl was being refitted for the Jags.
I am exhausted but happy UGA won. Something is missing from this team and has been for years. We have been so close under Richt but it is games like this one that shows something is wrong. I think that Bobo and Richt have been together to long and that makes Grantham the scape goat. We need to let Bobo go be a head coach when he is offered the position somewhere. Don’t burn any bridges because I think he might be a good head coach, but I want him to get his training somewhere else.
Bobo didn’t do 100% of what I was expecting considering how much we seemed to take the foot off the gas once we got ahead instead of driving the nail in the coffin but let’s be honest…. This game was only close because our D was one of the softest that Florida’s seen so far.
Our d is soft but it was only on the field the entire second half because Bobo is in a position way over his head. Another horrible game for Bobo, but typical and expected, score some points and go into conservative, predictable offensive hell. At least Grantham can make adjustments as the game goes on. With Murray graduating it would be best for Richt to cut Bobo and Grantham and start fresh.
Beg to differ with you. Bobo called a game that had us up by 20 at the half. He didn’t make Lynch miss the blitz in the end zone or drop a wide open screen pass where he might have scored and instead turned the ball over on the “backward pass”. Those two plays were FU’s total offense. Grantham’s bone head was the 12 on the field. Otherwise the D played well. We beat FU for the THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR! Let’s enjoy rather than bitch.
You nailed it Timphd….I can’t believe the whiney hineys on this blog..bitching about beating Georgia’s biggest rival three years in a row. Florida got some good breaks…that’s all it was. Georgia was the better team. I suspect there are some GT shithead trolls posing as Dawg fans here…just trying to dull the shine of this win. Three in a row. is a big great deal!
Nah, all the GT shithead trolls are over at Stingtalk. I doubt Pitt pulls it out, but damn I’m enjoying their game thread right now.
Can’t understand the bitching about Bobo. I guess he shouldn’t have called that dropped lateral or the missed block. And he definitely should’ve gained more than 250 in the first quarter. But other than that, I guess he did okay. ;)
People are stupid. That’s the only explanation.
What will ultimately and unfortunately be overlooked (except by perhaps Bluto on his rewatch) was how excellent of a play call that TE screen was. Should’ve and would’ve put the game away, but, well…
If Artie catches that ball, I think he could have probably run all the way into the river untouched. He had blockers in front of him and no one within 20 yards in front of him. He had a good game (that drag/wheel route in the 1st half was pretty) but will probably catch hell in the film room with Lilly this afternoon.
Not only that..but we just missed two more touchdowns, on Murray-to-Wooten misfires. Connect on any of those plays & the game’s over.
The worst of that play, of course, was what he did after dropping he pass/lateral. Situational awareness…damn.
It was an incomplete pass not a lateral. Bad call by the ref.
Yeah and its the same people who would be bitching at him “taking his foot off the gas” if he had called a safer play inside. Bobo is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t with lots of people, I figure he must have shagged their girlfriends in college. During the course of any game you can find contradictory criticisms of Bobo by the same posters in the same game over at Dawg Sports. As someone else said “idiots”.
Hooray! The “idiots” have been outed for all to see!
Bobo dld great, He is the best coach on the UGA Staff, Hate it if we ever go up against him as the opposing HC,
He’s certainly the best coordinator on the staff, the best recruiter, and an excellent QB coach. I think Tony Ball is the best coach on the staff. He just does a great job with the WRs year in and year out. They block, run good routes, catch the ball, and get upfield after the catch. Probably the most fundamentally sound group on the team.
Were you cool with the last drive of the game, or was it too conservative for your taste?
How about first drive of 2nd half where we called 2 out of 3 pass plays?
Or the play-action out of end zone? Yeah, I agree, too conservative…we should have done a flea flicker instead.
I am glad we won but stop apologizing for the guy. As bad as this game was for Bobo it is no different than any game over the last several years. We can continue to go to Capital One bowls if that floats your boat, but I am watching an FSU team right now with half the talent we have on offense look like a dominant team in college football. I am sure Bobo is a nice guy but he is not a good OC.
You lost me when you said Grantham can make in-game adjustments. Tennessee only scored 3 in the first half. How did that game end up again? Oh yeah, 28 second half points. I also have a feeling that the time of possession wasn’t significantly in favor of the gators in the second half like you’re indicating.
If we had a D coordinator that was as good as Bobo and no injuries we would be undefeated right now.
Oh and one more thing: I seriously doubt our talent level far exceeds that of FSU. The state of Florida is the most abundant source of high school football talent in the nation, exceeding even California and Texas.
`165. You got It all correct. The Offense has carried the Defense and the not Special Teams for the last several years.
Ellis…”I am glad we won…” Bullshit. I say your’e a troll.
Ya’ll are pathetic. I have been a fan longer than you and frankly I’m not even sure you even graduated from Georgia. Keep enjoying mediocrity. Everyone is excited about winning the game but do you think a guy like Saban would just accept the piss poor coaching around him? Grantham is bad and needs to be fired but to give Bobo a pass tells me you don’t know much about football.
You’re a jackass and I’ve got more degrees from Georgia that you have brain cells. Stick it where the sun don’t shine frickin crybabbie.
I graduated from Georgia. I also see you refused to acknowledge anything I said and have instead resorted to personal attacks. With this in mind I’m moving on. Troll on my friend!
Sorry, I obviously fell for it. Go back to your Tech board and stop trolling here. You obviously value mediocrity.
You the last 2 years when we’ve had the best offenses in uga history? Like, more of the same as THAT?
D was on the field for the FIRST 7:30 of the third quarter. Not Bobo’s fault unless he personally lost the coin toss.
I’m all for firing Grantham now and letting Bobo stay another year to test your theory.
What’s missing is an institutional commitment from the top of the university down. But since that’s not going to change tonight, let’s just piss on Florida.
You Are a dumb ass
I am far from being a dumbass. I want to see perfection. I demand perfection in my business and people know that. It builds accountability and people want to be a part of it. With that said, Bobo is not a leader.
Whoop tee fucking doo.
You’re perfect, Duggie…but you don’t know shit.
God have mercy on your business associates if you’re half as pompous as you sound.
I am not pompous. I out work people. Aaron Murray out works people. He is always trying to learn from his mistakes. I didn’t say I don’t make mistakes, I just try to learn how and why they happened so they are not repeated and that has to come from the top.
Why don’t you learn to STFU?
Mistakes? Earlier you said you “demanded perfection”? Do you know what an asshole you sound like?
People make mistakes, no one’s perfect, shit happens, get over yourself…
Umm, so far, there’s no evidence of that trait in this thread. Or maybe you’re just a fan of irony.
Who’s this guy
Hey Dug I tell you what, go into your job that you demand so much perfection from, fire your top 4 performers and see how “perfect” you are. Idiot
Except for the ‘idiot’, this.
Not strong enough? ;-)
I never said I would fire bobo. I would not get caught in a bidding war I he wanted to leave.
I think you meant “if” he plans to leave. There I go, demanding perfection.
Maybe he only meant in the workplace.
His “workplace” may be a little different from what we are thinking. It is evident that he has never had responsibility for other people. He sounds like a wannabe sociopath.
One, two, three four five…
Them Georgia Bulldogs don’t take no jive
Having 12 men on the field on a fourth and short AFTER a time-out defies explanation. But we beat ’em. Somehow. Grateful for that. If Gurley, even in his condition, hadn’t come back….
By the way, is it just me, or does it look like most of Florida’s players must spend their nights in a halfway house?
They do! Halfway House is a huge athletic fraternity at UF!
They should have had many more penalties for taunting and for hitting (watch Purifoy punch Murray’s helmet on the ground after the safety..this crap went on all night..and when they were called on it the celebrated and laughed.) What a great way to break their hopes on that final beautiful drive by the Dawgs!
They were throwing punches all game and it wasn’t called on them.
Let’s watch it one more time because this ignorant bitch represents the gatah fanbase so well.
You can gradulate her for a job well done.
Gator fanbase? The whole sorry-ass STATE.
UGA 23 FU 20. All is right with the world.
Actually, Muschamp should be thankful that it was even close…Georgia gave them a turnover on a dropped lateral….and a safety where Purifoy was untouched. Florida can’t honestly believe they played good enough to win..they didn’t..they can’t even play good enough to accept a gift.
Bobo’s play calling was almost perfect in the first half. I still cant understand why he took the foot off of the pedal withe that one series in the second quarter…And we can all say GOOD DAMN JOB to the SPECIAL TEAMS>
Let’s not forget that uga was favored by two and a half. Those of you expetcting a rout aren’t realistic. Be glad the Dawgs won and pounded a very hightly regarded defense on that final drive. I’m happy!
Dawg fans not realistic? Say it ain’t so.
The fact is the ga O can’t move the ball without a lights out tailback. We live and die based on having a great back. Not a serviceable back, not a shitty patched up backfield, but a great back. It all falls together with a Moreno or Gurley, etc. it falls apart without. Second half was essentially played w a serviceable Gurley. Call me Captain Obvious but the fire Bobo crowd needs to recognize.
Wow, and whose fault is that? I’ll give you a hint, his name rhymes with Nobo.
Hobo? Robo? Cobo? I’m stumped. Just like you are when someone asks you to tie your shoes.
Ellis has Velcro straps not the ones with laces. He is not stumped by his shoes or football just ask him.
You are an idiot. Enjoy the Music City Bowl this year.
That remains to be seen. Your intellect, on the other hand, has yet to be seen. It’s kind of the Loch Ness Monster; one hears a lot about its existence, yet no real evidence of it ever can be found. Cheers!
Some of you are just the drunk fan that doesn’t understand the game and that is ok, I will never be able to have an intelligent conversation with guys like you. Because I comment on our weaknesses that need to be address you somehow think I am less of a fan than you. That is your problem. Keep enjoying a team that fails to live up to its potential. I am sure the rest of your life is the same way and you can’t figure out why. I accept that, good luck. I’ll keep cheering for the Bulldogs.
Sure you will. Isn’t it your naptime?
While I am touched by your concern for the “rest of my life,” don’t worry. It’s fine, possibly because I am grown up enough to avoid attaching my self worth to the performance of a bunch of oversized teenagers playing a kid’s game for my alma mater. Maybe you’d be better off skipping football and just taking a yoga class.
Don’t pretty much all offenses hinge on having a certain player be very talented? Plus, how many times in the Richt era have we failed to have a legit TB? I can only think of 2010 when we were stuck with Ealey and King.
2003 wasn’t a great RB situation. Lumpkin came on late, but Michael Cooper and Tyson Browning were two of the backs that played a lot that year.
Wait, what? Ealey and King were not dominate but were good backs. Ealey had an overly high opinion of himself, but ran well. King was a very hard runner. The problem on O that year was that old recurring nightmare, the O-line. In 2009 the O-linemen were big but soft. Hard to run if there are no holes. That said, the main problem in 2010 was the D. The Dawgs were switching from the 4-3 to the 3-4 and basically couldn’t stop the other teams’ O.
Like, perhaps 2011 when we scored a lot of points with Crowell Barton and the walk on whose initials are K K (I cannot remember his name) .
We did just fine in the LSU game and the first half of the Tennessee game without Gurley. Seems having a WR or two helps as well. Bottom line is that having inexperienced backups and walk-ons throughout the offense makes it, you know, HARD.
First time since the 80’s I could attend in person and it’s great to see the gator faithful slither away early and humbled like the good Ol days. Terribly played game but it’s Great To Be a Georgia Bulldog!
P. S. Bummed a free beer off of Jim Furyk who claims to be a Dawg once a year. Cool!
What kinda beer did Furyk have? You meet him at a tailgate?
Wow, what’s his UGA connection? or did he just need to pick a side to partake in the festivities and made it the Dawgs?
He drinks Coors Light…or at least that’s what he gives away! Best I can tell he was just there with a small (family?) group to take it all in. Right in front of Gate 3. Graciously let us take a photo with him. So unassuming, if you didn’t know it was him you would not have even noticed.
Going to the game….$1500. Telling your golfing buddies, “Here…have a beer Jim Furyk just gave me.”…priceless.
Three cheers for Rhett McGowan fighting for 1st down yardage on that last drive and on the play that set up the field goal just before halftime. Just an outstanding effort.
No shit! Rhett get the game ball in an otherwise ugly as hell game!
There was nothing ugly about watching that clock run down on that final drive…with Georgia’s beat up offense moving the chains…moving the chains…moving the chains..as it ticked away their hope! It was a thing of beauty. It was a slow driving of the dagger into the reptilian beast’s heart! Anytime the clock hits zero and you have more points that the Florida on the scoreboard its wonderful!
Good stuff there dude.
NICE hat from you, dude!
Not a new hat…an old, injured hat, dog took a bite out of the bill…ragged, but still got fight !!!!!
At the end of the game I a saw Murray not give the ball to the Ref … and then throw it right to left (on my tv screen) … just hoping he was throwing the game ball to McGowan!
I mean left to right (on my tv screen)! Obviously too much brown liquor …
It was a great effort and one he’ll always remember!
I was watching the game here in west Georgia and you could hear the air go out of the Gators all the way up here! The way they lost…after having been gifted a comeback…has to really, really hurt! And that’s good!
I’m drunk and we won. That’s all I know.
what else matters? Well, maybe the name of a sober driver. But other than that, you have it covered perfectly!
Yes, won another thriller. That part is great. But this team is so unbelievably sloppy. That’s a continual burr under the saddle. There’s got to be some way to improve on the basics.
What ever Georgia booster convinced Mushchomp to sacrifice his coaching career to ensure Georgia broke the florida spell is a genius. Three in a row means the worm has turned. Mushcomp’s jersey should be retired for the sacrifice he’s made, obiviously he’s all dog even when we try to give the game away. (Sarcasm font is on)
+1..That’s the spirit!
sigh…..”glad we won, but” , “glad we won, but” , “glad we won, but”, “glad we won, but” , “glad we won, but”, “glad we won, but”, “glad we won, but”, “glad we won, but”, “glad we won, but”…..Whiney asses. Georgia just won a hell of a competitive game against Florida. If you’d have been given the opportunity to guarentee a three point win before the game, you ‘d have taken it…hell, I’d have taken a one point win. It was a wonderul win!
After the Tennessee meltdown and comeback, I was happy and relieved. Today, I was just relieved. When a team melts down every recent week and depends on last-second heroics to beat mediocre teams like the Vols and Gators, it’s more than bad luck; it’s a habit, one that points to problems within the team or the program. This was a “competitive” game only because UGA gave away a commanding lead with horrible second-half play.
We OWN the gators!
Thanks for nothing, Tennessee. Go Cats and Rebs, I guess.
Missouri looks much better than Ole Miss I’m afraid.
Anybody hear anything about Gurley? Was he really just gassed from those two early runs? Looked like he might have the flu or something.
One of the announcers said the same thing happened in his first game as a dawg, after that 100 yard kickoff return. Probably just too jacked up and out of condition. But it could’ve been something like the flu, it is going around early. But, even at 50% it’s obvious that it’s a different team when he’s available to play.
Maybe it was an “adrenaline-dump” like they kept trying to explain away Clowney’s laziness.
I kept maintaining that some durned Gatah hotel person or agent poisoned his food. Maybe it’s possible.
The Dawgs just beat the Gators–for the third time in a row. This team previously beat South Carolina, LSU and UT. If the Dawgs can get past Auburn and Tech, this team will have beaten ALL our main rivals this season. It isn’t over yet but if this team can do that I will be very happy with the 2013 Dawgs-even if some of the wins were ugly.
Yeap. If we beat all of our rivals, then who cares if we do not win a NC. Who can talk trash? Some random vandy fan I guess, but I sure as hell cannot remember the last time I saw a vandy fan. Any year I don’t have to listen to a rival gloat about a win is a good year.
The sweet chatter on the Gator blogs is that Muschamp must go — NOW! Hope he sticks around another year, though.
Good to put another one on those cheapshot SOBs. UF’s team and their fans in Jacksonville are a fucking disgrace.
I hate them. Go Dawgs.
SEC ruled Muschamp dogged.
This has got to be a first for Georgia fans in the Internet era…bitching about a victory over Florida. Had this exact game and result happened prior to this year, we’d all be thrilled. Let’s all remember how we felt after the 2002 game…or the 2005 game…or just about EVERY game in the 90’s. This result is light years ahead of all of those. I am estatic with the win. And by the way, that’s our 50th win in the series according to Dan McGill. GO DAWGS!!!
The Fire Grantham people are funny. The D gave up 11 points to Florida, which is 2 more points than the O gave up today. Even with all the blemishes and Florida’s lack of offensive firepower that is both impressive and improvement. The D was the best unit of the 3 against Vandy too. Like it or not but the kids are slowly improving. Yes they may never be elite under TG but credit where credit is due, and don’t be surprised if they continue to improve each week from here on out and by season’s end are a respectable D.
People bitching on here after beating Florida for the 3rd year in a row- no matter how ugly- makes me wonder if y’all lived through 3-18 and had the hungover 7 hour drive home all those years, cause if you did it’s hard to imagine you being anything but elated anytime a game ends against Florida and we have more points on the board than them. I know I am and I’m proud of our team warts & all.
Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.
+1. No game against any opponent is played perfectly. Every Dawg fan/alum just needs to be glad that at the end UGA had more points on the board than FU. I certainly am.
I checked the Florida Times-Union, Gainesville Sun-Sentinel and Tampa Bay Times this morning on my journey from Freakville to Tampa for a conference this week, and sure enough they all had a “W” by our name. Who cares about anything else?
Living through the hell of the ’90s in Jacksonville makes it where all wins vs. the Gators should be savored like a fine wine (or bourbon).
(or single malt scotch)
They played okay. They didn’t give up any big plays after the deep pass early. Still, they let Florida convert too many third downs, didn’t force any turnovers the too many men on the field on a key fourth down play after a timeout was inexplicable, and Florida missed two makable field goals. Let’s also remember that Florida’s offense is fucking awful.
But I’m not bitching. Beating Florida is its own reward. I still want Grantham fired at the end of the season.
Used to be a hell of a good country.
That last 8+ minutes on the clock was beautiful. We may not have scored but did exactly what was required. Gurley got tough yards, Douglas had a good run to spell him, and Murray hit a couple of big first downs. Them, the Gators gave it away with a stupid penalty of their own.
It wasn’t pretty but it was beautiful. Go Dawgs!
Don’t forget about McGowan, He really came up BIG when the Dawgs needed him.
Mayor, my bad on that. McGowan’s 2nd and 3rd efforts to get that 1st down at the end of the game and his fight to get the 1st down at the end of the half were the difference in the game.
True…and had it been necessary, Georgia could have kicked the FG and won by more…And UF would have had to go the length of the field with virtually no time left…..The special teams made the difference.
What year is the FG kicker in? He needs some recognition…
It was UF’s special teams that failed!
Georgia’s ST’s have been much maligned over the last few weeks, so we need to give credit where it is due.
Morgan is a sophomore and has been money this year – 11 of 13 on FGs and perfect on PATs. We won the special teams’ battle yesterday because of him.
At the end of the game, there was no way Richt was going to try to kick a FG. He wanted the game to end in a victory formation. When it’s on your side, the victory formation is the best formation in football. :)
Morgan has been GREAT. He is a shitty kickoff man, though. Why is this???
I am alive.
Florida and their coach panicked. Mark Richt, limp and all, led his team.
No really bad snaps, Marshall Morgan was perfect, Gurley was just good enough, and at crunch time the defense stood up, and at crunch time Aaron Murray took us home.
I know it is long, but once in a while it just fits the discussion, so…with apologies, Rudyard, for the slight modification….
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you will beat the fucking Gator bitches, three times in a row…
“Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambitions. “
I don’t know about the last thing there…wildest ambitions…but beating Florida damn sure absorbed my entire energies….
You know, AHD…I think Mark Richt, limp and all, is a pretty good coach, and to address my wildest ambitions…wonder what he could do with the control over the football program Nick Saban has?
You said a mouth full. I think Richt is a mighty fine coach.
CMR with the institutional influence of Saban ? There is such a huge difference/contrast in their character/personalities. Do you believe that Mark Richt wields that sword the same way Nick Saban has to achieve similar results? It was great to get the win and that 8 minute drive was similar to all the grit and determination we summoned to run out the clock against the Ole Ball Coach. We will enjoy this one. Glad we have an easy game next week to retool some. Auburn is gonna be tough. The ole high school coach has the read option clicking.
If CMR had the same amount of “institutional influence” (i.e. power) as Saban the WLOCP would be home and away.
That Mayor….he speaketh truth… And you are right, it is about how much institutional influence the football coach is allowed. There was a time when Vincent had a good bit of that…but then there was Jan Kemp, and many is the BOR member who is still not over that little issue.
I am just basking in the shared sunshine of having my coach outwit their coach when the stuff was hitting the fan.
I’m getting misty here, Scorpio! I think Kipling would approve.
A little known Kipling fact….he wanted to send his son to Georgia, so he wrote a poem to inspire the cross-ocean voyage.
“If” is really about being a Georgia fan when Bama is on an upswing.
Most folks don’t understand that.
“mediocre people don’t like high achievers…and high achievers don’t like mediocre people”
See 60 Minutes…
Say what you want but:
Artie Lynch personally gave up 1) 7 points, 2) 2 points, 3) Momentum.
The ref who called the lateral from the distance and angle of his location is an Ass Hat.
Grantham’s call and Corey Moore’s sack was crucial and a thing of beauty.
Rhett McGowan definitely was the player of the game.
Put me with IrishDawg, Am over my heart attack and angina this morning, but the ulcer still lingers.
Florida can have their pyrrhic victory, me – I’ll take the points.
Gotta feel bad for that kid. Senior leader & Bobo relies on him for two critical plays & he totally wiffs. Had we not won he surely would have taken it hard.
the safety wasn’t on Lynch… tackle didn’t fan.
That’s what I’m hearing, too. But my initial thought yesterday was that it was on Lynch.
Bobo confirmed the tackle didn’t fan. But it did look like Artie was giving a talking to after the play. Not sure what was going on there.
Pyrrhic victories are games where you win, but lose so much in doing so, that you’re doomed for the rest of the year. The Tennessee game comes to mind.
Florida did not have a pyrrhic victory yesterday.
All after a tough shot to the ribs on a fine catch. He’s a damn good dog probably got a little rattled
Blowing out your rival feels great.
Winning a close one feels great too.
We got both yesterday. Broke their hearts in two different ways in two different halves.
One of the great things about college football, maybe the greatest thing, is that there are no moral or pyrrihic victories…for the winners.
Only the losers talk about these things.
They sound like we did in ’93, ’02, ’05, and ’06. Moral victories still show up as Ls on the score sheet at the end of the day.
“Moral victories still show up as Ls on the score sheet at the end of the day.”
True Dat EE
Living here in Duval and dealing with the 90’s when the entire GATOR fan base hopped on the wagon, I’m gonna enjoy this for the next 365 days. 250yds of offense in the 1st qtr compared to 221yds the entire game in Nashville, I’d say Gurley makes us a top 10 team. FSU and UGA are the only teams with 2 wins against top 10 teams. Finally if Murray doesn’t miss Wooten on that throw we blow them out period. Need to run the table
Several close calls that kept it being being a blowout…Wooten’s bobble in the first half too. Shoot, if Lynch catches that ball it’s a 40-yard gain.
The one thing that’s really troubling to me is this team’s fragile mentality. I have to agree with Saban on this one, momentum should never be spoken of again. Just go play the game and focus on what you can control rather than some imaginary muse.
What, you say we got bad bounces in the game? No clearly we played flawlessly and just suck, or at least that is what half the people on here sound like. We had the errors and UF didn’t, but we still won.
I don’t know about the “UF didn’t,” Dawg. Do you not remember that dumb bastard taking off his helmet and giving us 15 yards at the most inopportune (for them) juncture possible?
“What, you say we got bad bounces in the game?”
If you think that’s what I said, Merk, I think my words do not mean what you think they mean.
Never in the 22 year history of Florida football have they been so humbled by UGA!!!!! I bet it feels kind of familiar to the ones old enough to remember Charley Pell, Galen Hall, and Doug Dickey, though
And Ray…tee hee….Graves…but I know one old Gator who remembers every sack and interception. and fuck him, too. :) :) :)
“22 year history of Florida football” My favorite line in this thread. Nice.
Charley Pell- The coach who brought the forward pass O to the SEC and for which Spurrier erroneously gets credit.
Can’t get enough of beating fu! But gees, CMR needs to get on the assistant coaches and chew them out big time for that 2nd half. Disorganized and stupid. Don’t know wtf UGA coaches do during halftime, but it sure as heck isn’t getting ready for the 2nd half.
CTG’s continued fuck-ups are infuriating. 12 players on the field?! – you’re shittin me! Just plain stupid. Even when the D plays good CTG finds ways to fuck up! Wasting time outs!
And why does CMB go with a 3 receiver passing formation if we’re running out the clock? Bring in Hicks, or replace one of the WRs with Rome. Get some beef in there to block. Maybe even try the wildcat formation to get extra blockers. Gurley does it on his own in spite the coaching.
Any win over fu is a great win! Enjoy it. But when coaches come back to work next week they need to get serious about changing all fuck-ups.
I thought the screw-up that led to the 12 men on the field, and an uncontested first down for FU on a 4th and 2, was actually before that. Georgia was in “punt-safe” meaning the first team D was on the field instead of the ST guys. FU came out in punt formation, then switched to a standard offensive formation. The Georgia D switched, too. We were ready for them! Why did the bench have to call time out? As bad as the Gators’ ground game was in that game, the Georgia D probably would have stopped the Gators short of the first down. If you are already in the right defensive formation why call time out?
On this Sunday afternoon I feel blessed, yet again, to be a Georgia Bulldawg! I find it disappointing that some of the younger Dawgs cannot be gracious winners and must wax eloquent about each and every detail that makes college football the game we all love. Our team has overcome much adversity this year. With that said, I was flooded with peace when our offense–led by Aaron Murray–took the ball on that last, clock-eating drive. Enjoy the victory! Savor the win! If that does not fill you with gratitude today and you feel you know more than our coaches, dust off your coaching resume and apply for a coaching job somewhere. Do not attack the team you claim is your team.
From where I sit, even with the incredibly ugly 3d quarter (which seems to be the new normal), this was just the kind of win we needed. First, it was a win. Second, it wasn’t a blow out, so that probably saves Muschamp’s job for another season or 2 so we can bitch slap his teams a bit more. I’m cool with that.
I don’t want to perpetuate the Bobo haterade bath, but I do feel like chiming in.
Bobo, at times, looks brilliant. Take for instance that 1st quarter. Extremely well balanced, setting up the run with the pass, very aggressive, putting it in Aaron Murray’s hands type of football. It was beautiful to watch, and if it could have continued, we would have run away with that game.
BUT, and this is where my problem with Bobo lies, we went conservative. So conservative that Florida gained momentum through forced punts, and thus, when Lynch makes his bad play, Florida is ready to jump out of the stadium with momentum.
We see this over and over and over again, and I’m so tired of it. We can’t put a team away because when we build any significant lead, we just go into conservative mode. And we’re talking to a point of stupidity. Other team puts 9 in the box? Well, we’re still running up the middle for that 2.5 yard gain, by God!
And let’s not forget that we’re sitting there with a senior leader QB. Why not run some safe pass patterns? Anything to free up that box that’s COMPLETELY stacked against what they know is gonna be a fun. How about a quick slant? A TE out? If we’re going to go ultra conservative, at LEAST mix in some intermediate passes on early downs to free up that D.
Conservative mode is motivationally dangerous. We go cold, and consequently, our hearts aren’t in it, emotions fade, and the other team just builds their own emotion off of that. It’s like we’re waving tons of food in front of the face of a sleeping bear. Why would you do that? This is my problem with Bobo. It’s this way in every game, yet we never seem to learn from it.
Sometimes when you play not to lose, you can forget to win.
Your definition of “conservative” doesn’t make sense.
The play action from the end zone and the turn around TE pass were the most aggressive plays we could possibly run…and both went terribly wrong due to poor execution by players.
Can you imagine the bitching and gnashing of the teeth if we are up say 21 on Tech and keep throwing the ball or being “aggressive” as some of you want and it leads to two turnovers and lets them back in the game? I agree that the turtle approach isn’t the way to go but you can’t say much about Bobo’s play calling yesterday.
Mike, do you mean that your definition of “conservative” isn’t “not scoring every possession?” You’re just accepting mediocrity, man. Demand perfection.
Exactly. We didn’t run the fumble-rooskie, statue of liberty OR the hook and ladder. Bobo lost his crayon!
I’m against firing any coaches if they can’t address the team’s biggest actual failing this year: tendency to produce catastrophic turnovers on both O and ST. We haven’t really had that many of them, but they’ve been incredibly costly. Lynch’s two mistakes arguably produced ALL of Florida’s second-half points (two short-field TDs and a safety). The TO’s against Mizzou were game-changing. The two ST disasters against Vandy were game-changing.
I’d argue we wouldn’t be talking about firing Grantham or Bobo if we had a ST coordinator (best CBS factoid of the game pointed out 90 FBS teams have them, Georgia not being one of them) and didn’t have to feel relieved if we get through a game without a catastrophic mistake (don’t believe we’ve had a really good PR or even KR this year, have we?). As for offensive turnovers, they tend to be cyclical, but the price we’ve paid this year when they occur would indicate a bit more caution deep in our own territory (contra the general feeling that Bobo is too conservative), or a big emphasis on getting a king-hell LT/TE combo.
We don’t need an ST coordinator, I think you misread the graphic, it said 90 out of 128 teams DO NOT have an ST coordinator. It’s a wasted position IMO. Miss St has one and he cost the Bizzaro Dogs points yesterday at the end of the half when they tried to run the FG team on before the spike to stop the clock.
Not sure you’re right about the graphic, but in any event, I think ST is a more glaring and costly problem than Bobo’s occasional bad calls & (based on other teams’ experience) a lot easier to solve than O or D. Yes, Morgan has been great, but even with him, I don’t understand why we have so much trouble getting kickoffs into the back of the end zone like most teams have been able to do this year after the line was moved up.
We may both be correct Ed. I did some research and we are only one of 25 teams that don’t have a coach TITLED special teams coordinator, however only 20 teams have a dedicated special teams coordinator that only coaches special teams and not another position (most commonly TE’s or DB’s). I still think having a coach that is JUST a ST coordinator is a wasted position, that being said I wouldn’t be surprised to see Richt name Lilly the ST coordinator in the offseason just to quiet all the grumbling and bitching. I think that our ST problems are two fold 1) we don’t allocate enough time in practice to get everything perfect and 2) we have so many young players that are having to learn scrimmage plays as well as ST responsibilities. The majority of the ST gaffes have been a result of poor execution (i.e. bad snaps on FG and 2 Punts, not fielding the ball cleanly on punts). I don’t count the fake FG by Vandy as a ST gaffe, that was just a well executed and designed play.
Meh. Georgia always beats Florida. – my 6 year old nephew
Long may yo nephew speak truth. :)
Boy, this sho is a buttah place to be than after Vandy. :)
Georgia came very close to getting screwed by the officials again…two instances come to mind..one on bounced pass that was ruled complete and the other on a bad spot that would have given UF a good chance to go for it on fourth. Only the announcers (God bless them…they pull against UGA but they did the right thing in this instance) shaming the replay official into stopping play saved the Dawgs on these two plays…On the other hand..who goes back 23 games to look at a series tendencies? 25 or 20 I could understand, but 23? Anything to make UGA look bad I guess. They also got the overall history wrong…giving UF the edge in wins…and only changed it when Dawg fans yelped.
Interesting that a modest contingent of Gator fans departed at half time with many more following during that 8 minutes and 17 seconds of Georgia glory in the 4th quarter. Call me a Homer if you you like but real Bulldog fans don’t do pull that crap. It’s a great victory to get Scorp reciting poetry coupled by the Mayor’s wise remarks. It will be a couple of weeks before the Eeyore Dawgs can piss me off again.
You kinda already called yourself a homer. :-)
Nothing better than being able to run an 8 minute drive to salt away a game.
I wish we had scored. Fake knee maybe.
Sure, and thanks. Will be getting one as soon as the fake hip heals.
On a side note, if I read “take their foot off the gas” one more time I may actually go crazy. I’ll be there in my straight jacket, rocking back and forth in the padded room endlessly repeating “Pedal to the metal.”
It’s so overused and misapplied at this point that the phrase is literally meaningless in the context of Georgia’s offense. Georgia didn’t score in the third quarter? They took their foot off the gas. Didn’t score in the second? Took their foot off the gas. Turned the ball over? Took their foot off the gas. Went three and out a couple of times? Took their foot off the gas. Ran the ball two times in a row unsuccessfully? Took their foot off the gas. Threw short? Took their foot off the gas. I could live with the same dumbass complaint phrased differently, I think. But Jesus Christ I hate that phrase.
But Bobo went conservative which is taking your foot off the gas! :-)
I’ve tried to stay out of the debate with they the “yeah but” crowd but I just have to say a few things.
First, this is a win over our most hated rival. Some would say Tech but to me beating Tech is like beating your little brother. Beating FU means so much more on so many levels. Get over yourselves and realize that any win over a hated rival is a good win.
Second, to the whole Bobo sucks crowd you need to realize that only on X-box do you score every posession. In real football there are such concepts as ball control, field position, and clock management. Oh, and college kids do make mistakes and miss assignments.
Next, the ones arguing that our O only functions with an exceptional back, you need to realize that all our skill positions have been decimated and the coaches have done an exceptional job cobbling together a reasonable O. All you have to do is look how feable the Falcons O has been without Jackson, White, and Jones. Yes, you do need exceptional players to have an exceptional offense.
To the CTG sucks crowd, you have had some legit arguments so far despite the youth of the D. That being said we all knew this unit would need time to grow up so we shouldn’t be surprised that has happened. As for yesterday, the D played pretty well. They gave up scores when they were put in bad positions by the mistakes on O and the 12 man call was inexcusasible. But CTG deserves credit for keeping the pressure on and ultimately forcing the punt that led to the final time killing and game winning drive.
We were not intimidated. We weathered their 2nd half storm. We were the better team and it showed.
We beat UF. Enjoy that and quit bitching.
(Sorry for any typos, no spell check)
+100. I wish I had said all that!
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