Really, plenty of blame to go around today. And neither head coach exactly covered himself in glory.
But you can’t come away with only three points in three trips inside the Tech five and expect to win.
Oy. This team.
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Like you said once, when they bring it, they really bring it. And when they don’t …
Chris Conley’s hate wasn’t shared by the OL
There’s plenty of blame to go around for UGA today, both on the field and on the sideline.
What a terrible feeling.
lost to mediocre sc,a mediocre uf,and tech,pretty much says it all
Coaching had nothing to do with fumbling twice or giving up 399 yards rushing. It had everything to do with pooch kicking up 3 with :18 remaining to a team with no timeouts.
And to Hicks still being on the kick return team after the Kentucky debacle.
Why is he still there? Why cant he figure out how to fair catch? What are the odds that our bowl game opponent will pooch kick it to Hicks?
Amen. But the thing is, deciding to pooch kick was ALL on the coaches. A truly terrible decision that allowed us to lose after taking the lead with only 18 seconds left.
Agreed. Someone please tell me what the coach’s hoped to gain by pooch kicking. That was a horrible decision. Kick it through the endzone and Tech doesn’t have enough time to get into field goal range and the game is over.
We haven’t shown we can consistently kick it through the end zone, which leads to fears about a return, which leads to today’s decision. That being said, we did cover kicks very well today so perhaps that should have been the deciding factor.
If we had kicked it deep and Tech had returned it for a TD folks would be pissed about that. “Why did we kick it? Why didn’t we squib it?”
If we had a guy who could kick it into the back hedges all the time this would all be moot. As it is the decision to kick it on the ground wasn’t horrible, but the execution was. You have to kick it hard, not just half-ass it.
Agree Chuck. Given our special teams coverage this game, I would have bet on them stopping the return well inside GT territory. Then forcing them to work for points. Totally on the coaching staff. But fumbling it twice on the goal line and giving up 42,000 yards on the ground…….well, you are going to win when you make stupid plays like that. Last time I checked the coaches were not getting beat into submission by the opponent’s OL. Still, the momentum air got sucked out of the building with the fumblers and we lost confidence and they gained emotion. At least Auburn is 9-4.
“to a team with no timeouts.”
And not much of a passing game.
Also, CJP’s defense had done pretty well and as far as I saw hadn’t given up the big play, just a lot of frustrating 3-7 yard runs. After that stupid pooch kick, why, oh why, with a rushing QB, do you suddenly freak out and go into krazy prevent defense, leaving the middle third of the field wide open?
I will never, ever understand the prevent defense. Your defense was designed to prevent scoring to begin with, am I right? And it was working, right? Well, KEEP RUNNING IT. I mean, maybe put a couple extra guys back there to defend the freak play, but we had nobody backing up the D-line at that point.
On Georgia’s last posseion in regulation..CMR called a timeout after third down…22 seconds left, I believe. It was going to be the LAST play! Bleed the clock and call your TO with 4 seconds left…and you win…
BTW…I would LOVE to see a replay of the first down play down on the goalline in the first qtr. where Chubb didn’t get in…the play right before his fumble…I don’t know why it wasn’t reviewed.
Does any one else suspect he might have broken the goal line?
Pretty sure tech called time out with 22 seconds left, not us
I said the same thing on the timeout. My wife said tech called that time out. I think that’s how that played out.
Tech called the time out.
100% certain Tech called the TO. Truth is PJ messed up with that, because he let about 10 seconds run off the clock after that play ended before he called TO. If we’d played it straight after we scored he’d have had to answer for that, probably.
Our end-of-game issue was hurrying up to snap it once we got to the GT 5 with 50 seconds left. There was no conceivable reason to do that, unless you imagined GT was going to just commit penalties over and over at the goal line. We should have run that down to 30 seconds before we snapped; if we do that Chubb’s run ends with about 12 seconds to play and we call TO to prepare for 4th down. At that point, if the squib KO doesn’t end the game the last play would have.
That last part; WHY is no one mentioning that?!?!
Dawgs will find a way to win and then find a way to lose. Drives me crazy. The pooch kick was absolutely bs coaching. You tell the kicker to knock the hell outta the ball and make them fight the full field
Can we fire the mother effing special teams coach that called for a freaking squib kick to an option team with no TOs left and 13 seconds on the clock? Oh wait. We don’t have one. The blocked FG was nice as well as the fake FG but the squib kick and having your players not bother to catch a kickoff is about as bush league as you can get.
Obviously you can’t expect both of your backs to fumble going inside the one twice but Jesus that game was an abortion. And did the offensive line just decide to take the second half off until the last drive in regulation? I don’t fault Mason for the pick in OT because it NEVER should have gone to freaking overtime!!
We score to take the lead with 18 seconds and lose. How is that possible — really? That alone is reason enough to wonder about our coaches. Our players brought it but our kicking game, as it has so often, let us down again. How do you continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Our seniors did not deserve to lose the game but the coaches did. Especially the bonehead who called for the pooch kick. Awful call. Again, How excited is the fan base for the bowl game?
I’m sorry, but I’m putting just as much blame on the players on this one. Our pooch kick is an indefensible decision, but it’s on the players to field what comes to them and hold on to the ball until they cross the goal line.
Fumbles happen unfortunately. Hicks and whoever the other guy that was not bothering to field a kickoff definitely can take some blame. Though I seem to remember Hicks having probs on KOs before so maybe it’s on the coaches for having him out there. Sucks for the seniors like Swann that actually played well.
Exactly. I’m not pissed at the players, but there is plenty of blame to go around.
So, an overachieving team that had business running over Mizzou, Auburn, and Arkansas? Or an underachieving team that had no business losing to SC, FL, and GT?
No one splits a fan base better than Richt. Let the war begin.
He just seems to invent new ways to lose
Defending the option is about wanting to do it. They acted all game like they had no interest in taking away the dive.
After the first couple of drives, the offensive line looked absolutely terrible for most of the game.
Too many derps by both teams to mention in one post. We just made the last one. Our guys wouldn’t quit and I’m proud of that. A lot to ponder moving forward. That’ll keep for another day.
Usually I can figure what kind of team we have. This year I don’t know who in the hell we are and its over.
With 18 seconds, Georgia’s special teams coaches took The Fabris Challenge.
It’s tradition now.
There are no special teams coaches.
Special teams by committee is The Georgia Way.
That way there is no accountability.
Exactly. Wonder how long before we hear that Richt is really gonna focus on ST in the offseason?
I understand he took “responsibility” for the decision in the press conference.
But accountability is actually fixing it or hitting the road.
The fact we have a long standing lexicon term for Georgia’s unwillingness to kick the ball to the endzone tells us all we need to know about accountability.
Yeah. That’s pretty much how I feel. Richt is great at mea culpas; not so great at changes.
Only Mark Richt could find a way to lose a game when his offense took the lead with only 18 seconds left to go in the game. He is a complete moron at end of game management. I want him to change all right–change his address, that is.
During Gurley’s 3 years at UGA, undefeated when Gurley plays and 1-2 when he doesn’t with the one being against FCS Charleston Southern.
Also, 2-0 in Jax when Gurley plays.
Can’t say we won’t miss Todd.
Agree with everyone above on the pooch too – not like Tech had been threatening with their return game.
What are you talking about with the Gurley stats?
Games at Sanford. Wasn’t clear above.
Ok that’s fair, I was truly confused.
The “which team are we?” narrative needs to stop. The team that played against Clemson, Mizzou, and Auburn is THE SAME TEAM that played SC, Florida, and Tech. We are not two different teams. We are one team, who will consistently do what we’ve done this season: win a few impressive games, and shit our pants in a few others. That is who we are. That’s the identity of this football program.
The Eastern division has been a joke for the past few seasons, and what do we have to show for it? Lots and lots of nothing.
Yeah. Mizzou is average as hell. If dumbass Bielema had pulled his already mediocre QB when it was obvious that he was either too hurt or just too bad to throw a pass within 10 yards of a receiver for the whole fourth quarter Arky would have won. Just as well though as Bama would have waxed the UGA team that played today. Yay! Can’t wait to see which mediocre Big 10 team we get in the toilet bowl.
My money is on Nebraska.
I was at the game…first game for me in years. As I was watching the Jumbo Screen, they had all the current NFL players from UGA. There were a lot of them. Made me wonder how in the hell we haven’t done more with all of that talent over the years!!!
Hmmm, Tech has a kicker with range. I know! Lets squib kick it!
Can we please decline a bowl game? Or at least play Ramsey the entire game if we go to a bowl. What a pathetic season.
We are bound for mediocrity as long as richt is here. We can either continue down that road or roll the dice and hope we come up good. We could also end up like Tennessee, but really it’s time to give it a try.
Great idea, decline the bowl game. Joe for AD!
Every year someone says this. It’s the “let’s start a petition to secede from the Union” of disappointed fandom.
I thought it was the “I’m moving to Canada!” of disappointed fandom.
Yeah, that too.
I hate to accept it, but the harsh reality is that the genius of Mark Richt in his early years was entirely BVG. We have have averaged 4 losses a year since he left. Let’s face it, UGA football is basically the same as Clemson since VanGorder left. Richt is a 4 loss or worse coach with an occasional tease year. I don’t see any reason why that will change going forward.
The same Van Gorder who is down 35-0 right now?
You don’t understand my comment. What I am saying is that Richt was never an elite coach; he was just fortunate to have a great DC his first few years.
Scott, I actually think it was the players CMR inherited from Donnan that were the basis of Richt’s early success. Richt recruits good players now, too– then he kicks them off the team.
+1 It took a few years for The Georgia Way to do its permanent damage to our roster. While the rest of the SEC began signing enough players to account for attrition, we voluntarily chose to implement The Georgia Way which does the exact opposite.
This is why the SEC West became dominant and Georgia and the East were left behind.
BJ, I really hadn’t realized that until now. Oversigning. Saban started it and now the other teams in the West all do it. For the most part the teams in the East have not. That explains a lot. Uh, oh. UT started oversigning when Sgt. Hulka showed up. I guess we at Georgia are in for a hard lesson soon in our half of the SEC, too.
Notre Dame 14 USC 49
Fighting Irish (7-5)
Except we have lost three this year.
You lost to a better team. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving fan base.
I don’t know about we UGA deserves, but they are a better team.
Gee, how long did you wait to post that? 😉
Seriously, congrats on the win. Two out of fourteen ain’t bad.
Scoreboard. That is all. The readers of this blog have demonstrated that most of them are douches, so suck it.
We’ll just take some hedges back to Atlanta, thanks for giving it away so easily.
Winner of the game today, loser at the game of life. Eat shit.
Lol. I would compare my life with yours but I don’t want to know how sorry your life is.
And yes, winner today. Thanks for repeating that fact.
Thanks for stopping by, troll.
Hey, congrats. If you live to be a hundred you might have this same feeling 6-8 more times. Soak it in.
Wesley, can I get fries with that? The fact is no matter what happens on the football field you are still a Techie. Life sucks doesn’t it? Georgia owns this state and you can’t change that.
It’s takes a real man to only post after a win. Golf clap. Now you and your future ISIS member buddies go back to playing Halo. Sorry you had to wait ten years to gloat loser boy.
Says the dude from the fanbase that pokes fun of the deceased.
Pokes fun of the deceased? Explanation required.
I thought nerds were supposed to be smart. You’re Milhouse.
Go to Stingtalk. It’ll explain itself.
Wes, it’s not smart to have a link to your Linkedin profile through your screen name. If you ever want to move out of your parents basement and get a real job you will need to think about things like this.
I was at the game near the Tek band. there were several tek fans around me. They were some of the most obnoxious fans I’ve ever witnessed. Real classy people. One kept on cheering when UGA players would go down and yell “chop block ’em some more”!!!
And you didn’t spit on them?!
How long did he wait? Not sure, but my guess would be right at six years..
Last I checked, Tech fans were positively giddy when Gurley went down. Georgia Tech may have been the better team today, but you can kindly shut the fuck up about our respective fan bases.
No idea what you’re making up so you can be the victim in this scenario, but it isn’t necessary. Tech has already burned down your village and taken your precious hedge, so stfu and take it, turd.
You can sure tell when a geek isn’t accustomed to winning.
You can sure tell when a dumbass isn’t used to winning at life – he thinks geek is an insult.
Whoa!! This douchebag thinks “geek” isn’t an insult! What a nerd!!
This win meant much more to them than beating them could ever mean to us. Bless their hearts…all of twice since the Clinton Administration.
You’re the only douche on this board so shut your yap bitch.
I’m gonna be honest. I didn’t think something could actually make me feel better about this loss. But your behavior here is a pleasant reminder that Tech really is our bitch.
P.S. Anyone who seriously lists “Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office” as a “Core Competency” is a fucking joke. My 7-year-old son could do your job.
Scoreboard, turd. Scoreboard.
Oh wait, your name actually is turd?
It must sting to lose to GT, Florida, and uSC in the same year.
It does, but things will be back to normal next year. For you too.
“It must sting to lose to GT, Florida, and uSC in the same year.”
It does. But nowhere near as much as it would sting to lose to a big in-state rival as often as Tech does. What’s it been? 5 wins since you became a Techie in the mid-’90’s? I’d take this over that every. fucking. day.
Back to your parents’ basement, son.
Don’t expect a reply from the whiny tech kid.. Let me tell you, both teams had that game won, several times each, and both ‘lost’ it several times. Yours just lost it once less.. We gotta lose to you suckers every five or so years, so ya’ll don’t up and quit the rivalry.. Kinda Like when I let my little brother win every now and then.. Makes him feel all special and shit 🙂
It also says he ENJOYS KICKBALL. LMFAO
lol – do you come by here to take your lumps when you guys lose, too, or do you just pop in like Halley’s Comet on the freak years when you guys pull one out? I suspect you’re a troll who can dish it out but who can’t take it. And don’t worry about our village and hedges – you’re incapable of “burning down” anything for us – a century of Tech wins wouldn’t diminish all the ways it’s great fun to be a Georgia Bulldog.
I’m not sure you guys have much fun over there – it seems to be a lot of angst punctuated with some occasional snarky celebrating, wagging your fingers in your ears and sticking your tongues out…it’s a weird extension of your whole sour grapes thing that smacks more of bitter fruit than real joy.
I mean, your team won today and you’re swinging by here just to show your classless ass? Were you looking to make somebody feel bad so you could feel even better than the fun of your team winning? How pathetic.
Just seeing how you guys were doing. Must sting a bit.
In the last 51 games the series is Georgia 38-Tech 13. Tech wins about twice a decade. See you again in the ’20s after Tech’s next win.
Hey guys, no need to give this guy attention here on the blog. Just reach out to him privately.
He waited 6 years for this and he’ll likely have to wait another 6-10 for the next one. Poor fella.
Come on Biggus Ruckus, he probably won’t get another opportunity like this until the 2020s.
Dude. Who stole your toys? Act like you’ve been there before.
Key word: Act.
Damn, now this was masterly. Well done, sir.
He’s a PM – for a tiny metal fab company in Peachtree City. Which proves he isn’t smart enough to not link all his personal information to his douchebaggery. Small man – Small life.
Ooh he was a secretary – he must be all powerful
It also proves he’s a grown man, which makes his trolling here a little sadder.
Says the adult going by the name buggis dickus.
No, no, no, no, no, no. He’s Biggus Rickus. I’M Biggus Dickus. Wanna see it? It’ll cost you 5 bucks.
Lol. Troll away, I have nothing to hide.
Ummm you do know that you are the troll, right?
Shhhhh…. don’t tell him.. he obviously doesn’t know.. not to mention, this d-bag is being so pathetic, i’m actually feeling a little better after sitting through that emotional rollercoaster..
Stop feeding the Troll!!!
This season has taken me back to the 90s. Bad losses to Florida and Tech. I have nothing to add for this game since it’s all been covered. Except for the classy touch of Tech’s entire team doing work on the hedges. Running the freaking fullback dive on the hedges.
Once Georgia failed to go up 21-0 as they should have, you could see it would turn into a tense game. They still could have won if they’d done a better job on the kickoff or just scored a TD and made the extra point in overtime, but they didn’t really deserve to.
Yeah, we almost stole one, but then gave it back. Same script as against Florida. Should have been up big, early, but didn’t finish the job. We have to get big leads for our D to let loose, and we didn’t. Still, a helluva game to watch. Been a lot of them this year. Until we can block and tackle with the big boys, we aren’t gonna be considered genuine big boys. Let’s hope Pruitt is one of the answers.
Another learning opportunity for the coaches: After your RB is gassed after a 65-yard run down to the 1 yard line, let him catch his breath before rushing up to the line and running him up the middle of a stacked defense (twice). He had nothing on that second attempt and that’s what caused the fumble. Hell, if just take our time after the first attempt, it might get reviewed and called a TD.
All the commenters covered the ineptitude of the coaching staff…what the hell causes that…and CMR, at least look like you’re in the game! Maybe time for a new offensive line coach..we had nothing there today after the first drive. Just plain heartsick after so much promise, damn!!
It’s an effin yard. You don’t think the defense was just as gassed? What, should we have had Brendan Douglas sprint in from the 50 to spell him. Or maybe clear a space to run a gd yard?
Anyone think we will show up for the bowl game?
What a horrible, horrible game to watch. Really bad decision on the short kick, and another bad decision on defensive alignment to not have someone to “spy” the middle run and defend the FG area. Sloppy ball security in the RZ, something we just haven’t done all year. We almost stole a game where we got dominated in the trenches on both sides of the line. The team that played the best won the game today. I won’t say they are the better team but you have to give them credit for the way their OL blocked and the way they stuffed our run game consistently. I have been worried about our front being able to stuff a power run game all year, it came home to roost today. We will see that same A Back dive play dozens of times next year, need to find, or develop, some talent for the two Triple Option teams on the schedule. Very disappointing day for all Dawg fans.
For the first 25 minutes they weren’t dominated in the trenches, but they let Tech hang around, and it turned.
Yep. UGA’s D Line wore down in the second half. Same as the Florida game.
I’d respond to you seriously, but what’s the point? Enjoy your one win for this decade.
Since you’re a pencil necked dork who’s never played a down in your life you probably wouldn’t understand how it feels to have a bunch of dirty pussies diving at your knees for a full game. Now go back in your hole. And get on that contract extension for turkey neck. We’ll take 9 out of 10 for another decade.
I’m just going to leave this right here to remind everyone why the UGA fanbase is so full of shit:
“Hate Week is always more enjoyable when they convince themselves their team has a real chance. Bless their hearts.”
Extra points if you can tell me which douche of a pretend senator wrote such inspiring words?
As I said above. Act like you’ve been there before.
Key word: Act
But he hasn’t been here before. This is a big day for him, he’s been waiting 6 years for it.
Congrats man. If either team deserved to win it was the jackets. Enjoy it
While I hate losing to you guys, it is bound to happen once in a while. Glad it happened in a year when we weren’t really playing for anything
I’m 41 and this is the fifth time you have beaten us since I graduated from high school. Congratulations?
I think you have made enough of an ass of yourself for the day. I realize you aren’t used to winning games that matter much so an immature outburst isn’t surprising but to admit you lay around waiting for crumbs to come your way and feed your miserable life is very sad. Now go upstairs and see if mommy has dinner ready for you. Weird little things aren’t they? Even in victory they cannot stand tall, lack of character and class, even for a Tech fan.
Don’t forget to come around again in 2020 or so.
Honestly, congratulations. GT stuck around, ground it out, and won the game. GT has had a good year, and while I’m torn on whether I want GT to beat FSU, they have a chance to have a memorable season, win an (actual) ACC title for the first time since 1990, and finally break the tie for total ACC titles they’ve had with South Carolina for the last 23+ years. Fingers crossed!
The truth is, though, I am not really all that bothered, because if there is one CFB “rivalry” that has completely skewed one way since 1990, it’s Georgia v. Georgia Tech. I mean, it’s like Georgia-Florida, except (1) as imbalanced as it has seemed, Georgia has more wins against Florida during that time than GT has against Georgia and (2) Florida was a legitimate national power and genuinely better than Georgia most of those years.
I mean, sure, Georgia has clearly been better than GT since 1990 overall, but GT should have won something like 10 or 11 of the 24 games since then.
The larger point is this – if I went on a Florida board and started talking trash after they’d largely owned us for the last 24 years, I’d look at myself in the mirror the next day and be completely humiliated by my short-sightedness. But for a GT fan to do it on a Georgia board after what we’ve done to GT the last 24 years, you should be suicidal.
If GT beats FSU next week and a few teams in contention for the last playoff spot lose I think Tech might get into the 4 team playoff. FSU is not unbeatable by any stretch and Tech matches up well against FSU. You can bet that the FSU coaches absolutely hate it that they are going to have to defend against Tech’s offense.
FSU’s defensive coordinator used to be on CPJ’s staff at Tech.
Even a stopped clock is right twice… every fourteen years.
What is wrong with you whiners? this may have been the most astonishing tech/ga game in the last fifty years. Such surprise, such turns in fortune that no one would believe it if it was fiction. You had a game won, when you were really down 14 points if it wasn’t insane. Grow the Hell up.
Off the top of my head, it was pretty much as astonishing as the ’78, ’85, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’06, ’08 and ’13 games.
Lousy job coaching. Great job managing my expectations. As usual.
Seriously, it’s ridiculous how smart Georgia fans have learned to take NOTHING for granted. No late lead is big enough. No 4th and long is long enough. No sure-thing TD is a sure thing. As Scott Howard was gushing about Malcolm Mitchell scoring “the game winning TD,” my wife and I both said said–it SHOULD be over, but with Georgia, it’s not. The next two plays were a perfect of example of simply creating a loss out of a win, without the other team having to do anything exceptional.
Once you stop expecting anything, a loss like this is merely annoying. I wish I hadn’t been sucked back in after 2012. I would have been less angry about the Florida game.
Yeah. I was at an aunt’s on a stopover coming back from the beach. Was going to leave for Atlanta as soon as the game was over. Once I saw it was going to OT I just started packing my car. As soon as that pass was picked off I grabbed my dog, put in my earbuds, and hit the road.
The point of this narrative is that years ago I would have been glued to my seat, then cussing and throwing things, then steaming the whole way from Augusta to Atlanta. Yesterday I wasn’t really all that pissed off. Just put on an audiobook and had a relaxing drive. So thanks for that GM and MR.
Simple rule in coaching players. “if you keep making the same mistake, guess what? You get the same damn freanking mistake”.
CMR has never figured it. And many of us do not think he ever will.
Special teams. Special teams.Special teams.
“Winnig is a conscience decision”.
But not for the SECE. ACC kicked out collective asses today.
LOS belonged to the big boys today. And nobody at UGA or the other SECE teams showed up today.
Tech deserved that win. They earned it. Even though CMR and the defense piss away another with 18 seconds left. Just as bad as Auburn last year. Think the team and CMR would learn something.
Not CMR. He is not smart enough to figure time and distance on a field.
For me the season ended in JAX. Another piss poor prepared game and coaching by CMR.
At least the can bring his family to the sideline. Maybe next year he will bring a champsionship team to the field. Going on over 10 years and he is no where close to Dooley.
I’d have to watch it again to be sure (maybe tomorrow) but if Richt doesn’t call the timeout to “ice” the kicker, in live speed I didn’t think Tech was going to get the kick off before the play clock expired. Looked to me like there was 4 seconds on the play clock and the kicker was still stepping off his setup. The squib was the killer either way, just didn’t see that mentioned by anyone else.
Yep, the squib kick was the biggest game changer. Without that, UGA wins in regulation.
Next time bring your friends.
Say hi to Jugdish and Mohhamed for me please.
Those of us who know that Richt is done winning championships can have our way on here today. Tomorrow the Senator will be back with his excuses and his merry band of “yes men” (you guys know who you are.) They will berate you with bullshit stats, call you names, and eventually run you off. Same as last year, and the year before, and ….
It’s really simple: Mark Richt is a nice guy, but MARK RICHT IS A BONEHEAD. In how many stupid ways and to how many inferior teams do we have to lose with CMR running the show, with our guys massively unprepared, for Disney Dawgs like Blutarsky realize that CMR is not a winner? He’s an admirable, likeable, upstanding guy, but he is a clown of a head coach.
2001 Boston College
2002 Florida (this one really cost us!)
2005 West Virginia
2007 South Carolina (this one really cost us!)
2008 Georgia Tech
Numerous in 2009-2011, notably UCF
2012 South Carolina
Numerous in 2013
2014 South Carolina
2014 Georgia Tech
The guy is a joke!
Typical defensive Richtophile comment, “who you going to replace him with?”
Just to name a few. And they don’t give a shit if you whacked Richt after 14 yrs and no title….the command is $5mm/Yr and win title. And fuck BM/McGarity excuse.
Literally none of those would be better than Richt.
Which makes them the other side of your coin, right?
Hey, as long as you don’t jump back on the bandwagon later, have at it, dude.
Ha Ha. Bandwagon? Like it will ever roll by with Richt holding the reins.
I’m just referring to post-2012 SEC championship game around here. It got awfully crowded on the “I support Richt” bandwagon.
Not from me.
Hate to say it but he’s right. The Disneys will stay away tonight but they’ll be back with pitchforks tomorrow and attack anyone that posted anything negative about MR.
No pitchforks here. But I’m not going to get pissed over the fact that our performances this year basically raised our expectations from what they were preseason before we finally fell to earth and met the original expectations in the most painful way possible.
Guess I am a Disney Dawg, actually know I am but, who are we going to replace Mark Richt with after we fire Mark Richt? No proven commodity, as if national championship coaches are a known commodity, would ever take the job if Richt were fired.
Yeah no one good took the Auburn job after Chizik was fired 2 years after winning a national title. That guy Mahlzan turned out to be a real bum.
Solid hires the last 5 years:
You’re right, there’s no one good out there we could hire.
Mahlzan? The same guy who’s team we trounced a couple weeks ago? How could he have made this better? Only scored 7??
In case you forgot, dipshit, he took a team that was winless in the SEC and took them to the national title game the next year. But you’re too into giving head to Mark Richt to lift your head and realize that.
The problem is no one wants a “solid hire.” We have a “solid hire.” Everyone wants the same NC that Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and LSU got in year 2-3 of a new regime. It’s that or bust.
Factoid of the day. We were favored by a combined 38 points in our three losses this season.
Can anyone remember one single time when the short kick worked out? Really. Can you point to a single instance where it has been effective? The only team in college football that can’t handle a short kick is US. Why do we keep doing it? Why do we insist on the short kick over and over and over when it absolutely NEVER works? How stupid are we? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. In case our coaching stff is wondering, IT NEVER WORKS! Stop it! It never works. Never. Do not do it again. Ever.
You’re right, of course. Just like playing a deep prevent defense on any other play except the absolute LAST damn play, but especially when the other team simply needs a field goal to beat you. Hell, as last year’s Auburn game proved, our deep prevent can’t even prevent the only thing it’s designed to prevent.
Will we do it again? Of course we will. Why, because in close, tight games Richt always reverts back to his nature….coaching scared, tight, and not-to-lose. I like Richt as a person and as a teacher…but in late game scenarios, he is a huge liability. Much more often than not, we’d be better off if he’d just drop the headsets and wait in the locker room in the 4th quarter of tight games.
I would say the kick that Tech recovered that Hicks and Rome (but mostly Hicks) misplayed was a “short kick.” That seemed to work out OK for them.
Many times at the end of a game a team will choose to kick a ball on the ground to give a chance for the clock to start, don’t act like we haven’t all seen it and have seen it work out as planned. Morgan kicked it horribly (poor execution) and Tech did better than average fielding and advancing that kind of kick (good execution).
Decisions always look worse when they don’t work out. Had we kicked it deep and Tech ran it all the way back, we’d be bitching about that.
We did many things to lose that game — coaches and players alike. It’s like losing the last game of the season to finish one game out of the baseball playoffs and staying pissed at the pitcher in that last game. Did you lose the first game of the season? Why aren’t you pissed at that pitcher? If we don’t fumble twice on the 1-yd line, we probably don’t lose today. Tech had some bad breaks, too.
At the end of the day it just seems it’s the Georgia Way to lose these type games for whatever reason.
>Decisions always look worse when they don’t work out. Had we kicked it deep and Tech ran it all the way back, we’d be bitching about that.
True, but we would not have been screaming that they should have pooch kicked it! That’s a set of false choices – they should have kicked the ball to Botswana and covered it!
What was the greater danger – a kickoff return for a touchdown or a pooch kick giving them a better chance at a last gasp throw and a FG attempt?
I’m just saying a pooch kick could have been better executed with a better result. If you can guarantee me we could kick it into the hedges, well hell yeah that’s the better choice. But you can’t guarantee that.
Yes, it’s a little early for apologist rationalizations. Using Chuck’s logic, one can always defend the worst, most egregious coaching decision by claiming that something worse could have happened if another choice was made. It was a terrible coaching decision plain and simple, based on the most realistic and most probable risk of the situation….exactly as Cosmic explains. Richt himself understood that—too late, of course (that’s why he’s expressed nothing but regret about it after the game).
Oh, and the pooch (popped up in the air) was exactly what was called, so it wasn’t poor execution by Morgan.
Not a “fire CMR gangbanger”, but he’s made a lot of mistakes. Calling timeout before more time had expired in regulation (after failed third down on the goal line…just before UGA’s last score) is what left time on the clock. Why leave it there at all. It was fourth down. Call time out with twelve seconds to go..that way if you have a procedure call and a ten second run off you can still get the last snap…the LAST snap….And then he compounded his mistake with the pooch….this time the pooch screwed the Dawg.
He’s been around too long to make this kind of mistakes. He’s pretty long in the tooth to still be learning from so many mistakes.
Still, I think wanting him gone is an over reaction….NEVER make a big decision when your mad…Wait and let cooler heads prevail and do things the right way.
Georgia lost control of this game after zooming down the field and fumbling twice. The defense had to go right back out without catching it’s breath. GT couldn’t have afforded those long drives if the score had been 21 to zip.
Also, I think Chubb scored on the first attempt from the 1. But like the “roughing the passer” call on Georgia in Tech’s endzone…(refs)
Chubb must have been hurt after the fumble. I wonder.
The SEC network hates UGA. The announcers raved about GT to the point that if you weren’t watching you would think GT was playing GT.
Andre ware is a stupid asshat. He even referred to GT as “we” once.
Man, the Ron Paul supporters are really getting creative.
What does this mean?
At the time, Ron’s and Paul’s posts were immediately above it.
Next year: 11-1.
With a new QB and trips to Auburn, Tennessee, Jacksonville, and tech and a visit by Alabama and USCe? Glad you’re optimistic but I’ll take 9 wins with a new QB right now.
Hope spring eternal under the arches. I’m choosing to be optimistic. Fatal flaw in a Georgia fan. I hope Ramsey plays in the bowl game.
Don’t forget Mizzou. Or do we beat them and they get to Atl 3 outta 4 years? 11-1? Tonight – I ain’t buyin…and you gotta be sayin’ bammer is the one loss, right?
Yeah, I’m hoping, not buying. Wouldn’t it be sweet, though?
Missouri reminds me of Boise State in recent years. The talent differential has to catch up to them at some point.
Did you mean now that Mizzou has won the SEC East 2 years in a row the top talent will start flooding to them? Is that what you meant? Because that is exactly what is going to happen.
Doggoned, I’m as optimistic as they come when the topic of Bulldog football comes up, but I can’t allow myself to have 11-1 optimism until I see whether we have a real solution at QB. I thought 10-2 or 9-3 would be where we would be this year, and 9 wins are exactly where we are.
All 4 instate rival games saw the ACC teams win.
Sorry about the typo. Long time reader. Best dadgum Dawg website anywhere. Preamble out of the way, I do hope that someone affiliated with Mr. – and I use that term loosely – Nicholas sees the class he demonstrated today. I do declare, if there is any justice, someone at his company, board of directors, etc. should see these comments. And he is a scoutmaster as well. Goodness. Methinks that isn’t very becoming….wonder what his scouts think of calling other individuals excrement….Over and out…more Dawg thoughts later, but had to fire a volley at the linkedin connection…
Over and out is improper radio procedure. It’s one or the other please.
Don’t assume the guy posting here under nicholas handle is the actual person. I think it’s more likely the poster has “stolen” someone’s identity.
I’ve thought long and hard about what our problem is. And… I’ve discovered the problem is me. I’m the one who has given up my Saturday’s and my time and money to a coaching staff that cannot overcome itself; to a athletic department and an school that are NOT institutionally committed to win. I have given enough.
Thank you for the good times!
When it comes to whether or not Mark Richt should remain the head coach of UGA’s football program the answer is, it’s complicated. Judging a coach’s performance is rather deceptive as there is no metric which is agreeably the decision maker. Should a coach be judged on wins versus losses, number of national championships, how he represents the university, how well he does with the talent given, how far the coach exceeds (or doesn’t) expectations? The answer is simply yes. All things must be considered. Of course, these are only the judgments of the fan base. It’s vital to remember the Athletic Department does not have the same goals as the fan base does.
So before I really get into it I’ll say two things; it’s not fair to judge a coach after a win or a loss. How about we reserve the real debate until after the season? Also, not all performance, probably less than people believe, is a result of the head coach. Some metrics we look at are dependent upon the players, college football environment, the higher-ups, and luck (or the lack there of).
Wins vs. Losses – Passing
Easy, Richt is the third winningest coach in UGA’s history and has the best win percentage in UGA history.
Number of National Championships – Passing (Barely)
I’m going to have to say Richt is on par here although it’s extremely close. I want to say no because he hasn’t won any but in 2007 we finished number 2 in the AP poll and in 2012 I honestly believe we lost the national championship.
Plus, UGA football has been around for over a 100 years and claimed 2 national championships. Given our history we’re not exactly behind schedule here.
Result versus Talent Given- Failing
I’m going against Richt here. Since, 2002 we’ve had an average 8th ranked recruiting class in the nation and finished the season with an average AP rank 17 given I assumed we rank 30th in 2009 and 2013 and we rank 50th in 2010. If we only count the seasons we finish in the AP Top 25 (9 of 12 since 2002) we finish and with an average rank of 10.
Honestly, Richt isn’t finishing the seasons as well as he should but there is one major flaw of this argument. The coaches are a large part of determining how strong the recruiting class is. If a coach pulls in the best recruiting class every year but only wins the NC every 4 years I still bet you keep him. If the coach pulls in the worst recruiting class every year and goes .500 every season you still fire him even though he’s doing great with what he’s got.
Just an opinion – I think it’s fair to expect a top 15 recruiting class when you’re recruiting out of GA with UGA’s prestige in the state.
Money – Passing
Richt is 17th highest paid coach currently. Given some assumptions in unranked years we average 17th in the nation in the AP Poll since he’s been at UGA. He’s on par there.
UGA’s athletic program is one of the few in the black and Richt is big part of that. He’s earning the money we pay him.
Image – Passing
Richt is probably the best face of UGA football anyone could ask for. I don’t even think even those who want him fired disagree with that.
At the end of the day fans want the coach that gives them the best chance to win and Ads want the coach that provides the most long-term profit. Richt is doing really well for his AD and okay for the fans.
Picking a coach is like picking a stock. You want the best bang for your buck and past results don’t mean anything. In this sense, it’s valid to compare Richt to alternatives. In the truest form of capitalism everything draws its value from a comparison to the alternative.
I’m no professional coach head hunter but I can’t imagine a feasible alternative coach to Richt that would be better for UGA. Just like the Senator, I wouldn’t trust the Buttes-Mehre to pick them either.
While Richt doesn’t meet my fanatical expectations any season or a normal person’s reasonable expectations every year I’m not ready to get rid of him. Are you?
I’m just ready for accountability. Sick of the two or three games a year where the team comes out unprepared and shits the bed or loses a game due to crap like the squib kick. The fans get mad for a few days and then MR puts on his “aww shucks” routine and claims he’s really gonna work on such and such, such as special teams, yet nothing ever changes.
Overall, UGA has had great special teams play this year and has been markedly improved over years past. 6th in the nation and 1st in the SEC according to FEI before this game.
I get what you’re saying and it’s okay to expect more. I expect more but I guess everything has to be compared to the alternatives available. CMR’s “aww shucks” routine has, all things considered, been serving him okay. Honestly, I’d love to have a defense where our QB can throw 4 picks and we still be in the game (FSU). UGA made some big mistake, two fumbles (player’s fault) and squib kick (coach’s fault) and it cost us. It takes a dominant team to go undefeated not just one that’s is admittedly good enough to win every game it lost this season.
Accountability doesn’t always mean results. Richt took the blame and I’d guess he probably won’t do it again.
Also, I can’t believe you read that whole stupid, stupid thing.
Other than #16 or #3 as a returner special teams are not much better. Since UK the pooch kick has not been handled. Punting is subpar. Kickoff coverage is improved but Richt did not trust them. Maybe it wasn’t Fabris’ directional kicking after all.
Yep. Although at this point, it seems we’ve run out of fixes in terms of staff changes or simple coaching corrections. Unless Richt is fired, and I’m not really in favor of that, it’s gotten to the point where the fanbase is just forced to except the several bitter pills that come with Richt/his teams: the inevitable annual losses that come from (1) a failure to motivate the team/get them prepared to play in certain games and/or (2) his complete ineptitude when it comes to late, close game management.
I put this one in category 2. Despite all that went wrong throughout the first 59.5 minutes of the game, Georgia had it won…a win against the hated state rival in the bag. The last 18 seconds are all on the coaches. From the pooch kick, to the defensive alignment, to the timeout to allow the kicker to properly set up—all bad. And the most damning thing, I’m not surprised at all anymore when the “unbelievable” loss happens. The wild, turn of events, heart-breaking, once in a decade losses occur (at least once) every goddamn year.
I’m ready for him to retire, yes.
Would you fire him?
Yes, if you want to win a national title before you die.
No. How can you fire a coach after a 9-3 season? That would be crazy.
You left out SEC title game appearances (which I’d say he’s barely passing given the state of East lately) and SEC titles (which he’s failing). I want him gone, and I’m willing to suffer the consequences of a bad hire for the hope of a better one. I understand why some (most?) people aren’t ready to fire him yet, though. I just don’t agree with them.
You’ve got a higher risk tolerance than those that disagree with you. Most people aren’t good at having adjustable rationale feelings. For some a 9 win season sucks just as much as a 2 win season and nothing compares to a NC. For others a 9/10 win season feels pretty good and a NC would just be gravy. Nobody is perfectly rationale about win it comes to happiness with number of wins.
I can respect your opinion if you’re willing to suffer the possible consequences (risk).
I don’t think the people clamoring for Richt’s head realize just how awful a 3 win season is because we’ve never suffered through one before. It’s something I personally never want to experience.
In a 3 win season, I can spend my time doing something else.
In these 9 win seasons where we shit the bed 2-3 times, I am emotionally and time invested and then it is just brutal pain, suffering, and time wasted.
I remember the Ray Goff years, and I want to try someone new.
Your thoughtful and well written post leaves me without the need for meaningful comment, so I’ll just say that it sucks to lose to Ga. Tek!
Well done, Economist. We should start a campaign to get you a nomination for the Nobel Prize with this post.
The whole argument comes down to a risk vs. reward value judgment. Many including myself don’t believe that there is a realistic name out there that would be the worth the risk of the end of the Richt era or that the administration would get the hire right. Others want change because the current state isn’t meeting their standard and believe it’s worth the risk because they don’t have to deal with the aftermath if it doesn’t work out.
You raise a legitimate point, ee. If CMR were to leave, the idiots at B-M would screw up the hire by trying to get someone on the cheap and we would be in UT land for 6 or 7 years before hiring another coach on the cheap and on and on and on………That is a scary thought. Plus, after meeting those B-M clods, particularly McGarity, any really good coach would probably say, “No dice” anyway.
But there was one more mistake, though not as glaring.
Calling timeout with twenty something seconds to go when it was fourth down anyway made no sense. That’s what left the bulk of the time on the clock. But any program that can’t kill 18 seconds when the balls teed up for the final kickoff is snakebitten.
BUT remember Saban last year? Did he not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with NEGATIVE time left on the clock? They gave him 3 seconds and he gave up a 100 yard score. Is he also inept?
Coaches are humans.
Let’s take the economist’s advice and just cool off till about late Feb.
Oh my, anonymous people are DONE with Georgia Football FOR EVAH! Whoopteeedooo.
They’ll be back. Where else are they going to go?
To huffing and puffing land?
Actually, I have degrees from 2 other universities so……
What kind of seasons did they have?
How much more talent does Richt have to have to beat other teams? How many games in the last 7 years has UGA won against teams with equal or greater talent?
’08: 1 – LSU
’09: 3 – South Carolina, Auburn, Tech (’09 was a bad team)
’10: 0 – arguably Tech, maybe
’11: 1 – Florida probably had the same amount of talent
’12: 1 – Florida again
’13: 2 – South Carolina and LSU
’14: 1 – Auburn
Some of those are even talent. How many teams with lesser talent have beaten UGA in the last 7 years?
3 this year, at least 2 last year imo
I wasn’t really arguing. There are a lot more losses to teams with equal or lesser talent than wins over teams with equal or greater since ’08.
There are NO wins over teams with better talent that I can think of since ’07. Lots of losses to inferior teams though.
Directional pooch kick. Really?
The georgia way
Sometimes, for very brief moments, it sucks to be a Georgia Bulldog. Still glad I am one!
UGA wanted to win the game, but didn’t want to play the game. It’s that simple.
I’ll just say that (1) we should have stacked the box and made them pass when Smelter went out, and (2) we never really ran play action where we faked Chubb into the line and threw down field.
Lots of derp on both sides to go around, but Tech whipped our lines today. That was the true difference in my opinion.
Stacked the box??? Against that offense, ha!
We were giving too much respect to their passing game. Should have put the DBs in press coverage and brought LBs closer to line. We needed to shut down the dive and didn’t.
Auburn’s kicking Alabama’s ass at the moment after a slow start. If Alabama loses tonight, there’s a very good chance the SEC won’t put a team in the playoff. That would be pretty funny after all the bellyaching over the SEC possibly putting 2 teams in.
That actually may be the very best thing that could happen in the LONG run!
Yet there is no shortage of “Hire Kirby” fans….
AU is about to score 26 on Bama — the nation’s #1 team, remember — in the first half. AU scored 7 on us all game, lest we’ve forgotten.
I maintain our frustration is magnified by knowing how good we can be, then having these days like today.
Let’s give credit where credit is due, OK? Tech has a very good football team. Champions of the ACC Coastal Division. Better IMHO than both the other teams we lost to this season. Better than Mizzou, the SEC East Champion. Better than Auburn. Better than any of the teams Georgia played this season before today. Tech played Georgia to a standstill, but Georgia should have won the game. Would have, too, except we were saddled with Mark Richt making game decisions. Georgia has better talent but, once again, Richt got out-coached and we lost. If you pay close attention to what goes on in Georgia’s games Richt gets out-coached almost every game except for the blowouts, only we don’t notice it because the team wins in spite of him. He is an albatross aound the neck of the team, at least on gameday.
I think you are dead on. All the crap all week laughing about them was dumb, they beat our asses on both sides of the ball.
We don’t drop those two fumbles and it’s 21 zip and the rout is on. As it was, the defense got thrown into a time-warp of GT long drives while GT’s defense rested. Then the bad decisions on the too early time out and the ensuing pooch kick was the final straws. A perfect storm. You can’t do that against ANY competent team and expect to win. GT is an average team. Georgia made them look very good.
If we all listened to Blutarsky and his minion of silly sycophants, we’d all think that Mark Richt is the greatest thing since sliced bread and that Georgia Tech is a team not worth paying attention to.
Anyone who can’t see that Mark Richt’s gameday coaching and inability to the get our team motivated on a regular basis is simply blind and is biased from “great” events that happened 10+ years ago. Since 2005, UGA has been, for the most part, utterly average. The funny thing is that during 2002-2005, we still shit the bed in games we shouldn’t have (02 UF, 03 UF, 04 UT, 05 Auburn, 05 WVU), yet we all gave Richt a pass because he was an upgrade over Donnan.
Do you have to make this personal? For Pete’s sake, we support the same team. I mean, seriously, if the Senator and those on here who still support Richt annoy you so much, why the hell do you even come here? Why not go find a blog that shares your opinion? Why not start your own blog to share your opinion? Then you won’t have to listen to us “silly sycophants.”
I’m not saying I agree with what he said but as someone who is a huge UGA fan that will criticize MR and others at times(not about his personal life, just coaching), you can really get attacked and told you’re not a real fan pretty viciously by the folks who believe Richt walks on water on this blog.
I’ve been personally attacked and had remarks I never made grafted onto me and been told I should go root for Auburn and I’ve not even once ever mentioned the words Richt and fired in the same post.
Same here. IMO, one of the few negative things about this blog are the ten or so regulars who seem to consider themselves “fan police,” deciding what good and loyal fans should think and personally attacking anyone who doesn’t fall in lock-step or, god-forbid, dares to criticize some aspect of the program.
Exactly. The pitchforks come out if you dare be critical of anything and you’re not a “real” fan.
Both of you are right; I’ve seen it myself. It can be very difficult to distinguish between the reasonable critics and those who go off the deep end every time we lose a game. Hell, I usually think that I’m being too hard on the coaches with my criticism while the game is on until I get on here.
Yeah. I hear ya man. I went to a small private school for college. Got accepted to UGA but knew at a big school I’d have flunked out due to my partying ways and lack of individual attention but four generations of my family graduated from UGA. I grew up a Dawgs fan and have always remained one. I want the Dawgs to win every game and I guess sadly my weekend/week are either better or worse depending on how the Dawgs do.
I come on here for debate and while I might rile up some of the Disneys on occasion by being critical I respect the opinions of the eternally optimistic. I’d just appreciate the same courtesy and I’ve not always found it from some of the “how dare you be critical” crowd. Mostly this is my place to vent my frustration or share in the good vibes of a win. I sure as hell don’t hope the Dawgs lose so I can be critical though some on here accuse anyone that is not rah rah 24/7 of that and brand them as not being fans. It’s frustrating to not be able to express your opinion without being attacked.
I hear Thomas Brown has a nice blog around the interwebs, somewheres.. Even has a couple people commenting and liking his posts.. too bad one of them is himself.. smh -_-
scottedavid…”I come on here for debate”. You’re admitting you like to argue? I’m in the middle on this thing…I’m a dissapointed Disney Dawg that wants things fixed. I just think we have to make room for other’s opinions as long as they are in good taste…
Never make an important decision when you’re very mad or very exuberent. We’re all Dawg fans, so let’s cool it till after National signing day.
Hey as pissed as we are about this at least we can be thankful we’re not wesley Nicholas. You’re 99% sure anybody who immediately starts trolling the rival teams’blog after his team wins is a pretty pathetic and obsessed individual but then the guy’s so stupid he links his professional bio and contact information to confirm it. Have fun with your project manager job moron, go ahead and convince yourself that all of us on here work at subway if that makes you feel better.
Don’t be too hard on the techie troll even if he is real. It’s hard spending the best years of your life not getting laid or just being here on a student visa before you head home to join ISIS.
This was so Georgia…
Really? Is anyone surprised? That was the most “Georgia Way” game I’ve ever seen.
Watch “The Shirelles – Mamma Said” on YouTube
The Shirelles – Mamma Said: http://youtu.be/WQlImg2bm28
Auburn up 33 to 21 on Bama. In the 3rd
Could it end up that the two teams playing in the Secc game and we mopped the floor with both of them?
No. With the MSU loss, Bama is in the SECCG no matter what happens tonight.
Ummm…No, it can’t. Alabama is in the SECC win or lose tonight.
Auburn-Bama is another classic tonight. Let’s hope Saban wins, so the SEC won’t be shut out.
Classic what, track meet?
Well Msooseburger thinks it’s a “classic” too.
Hate to agree with BM, but Bama is playing lights out right now after being almost dead.
Screw the SEC.
Actually, I am with you Will. Screw the SEC. I don’t want Bama, or any other SEC team, to make the playoff. I adopted a policy a couple of years ago of being against all our rivals all the time. A bit conflicting when UT plays FU, but I digress. It does Georgia no damn good whatsoever for a rival (read: Bama, Auburn, LSU, FU, UT, South Carolina, and now Mizzou, etc.) to win the National Championship. It might mean a little more money coming into the SEC coffers which then trickles down to Georgia just like it trickles down to Vandy and Kentucky, but it also hurts Georgia in recruiting and in the media. After awhile sports reporters start asking embarrassing questions like, “Howcome Georgia hasn’t won a NC?” or “Why doesn’t Georgia win the SEC?–Auburn did just last year and Georgia beats ’em really bad all the time.” So screw the SEC and any team in it except Georgia. I hope all of them lose the rest of the season and their bowl games. Except for Mizzou. I want Mizzou to win the SECCG against Bama next week so no SEC team goes to the playoff.
Mayor..now YOU know your not gonna get your wish…
I’m already on the phone for my Shreveport/Bossier City Poulan Some Power Tool Bowl tickets. Gotta get them before they’re gone! Maybe we’ll break out the black facemasks again!
Crazy thing is we I still have no doubt we could best Bama in the SECC. Same as I have no doubt we could lose or get blown out by them. This is the most bi-polar Georgia team of my lifetime. I’ve been to the mountain top and I’ve been down in the valley…
You’ve seen the promised land, if you were alive in ’80
Unfortunately I was 3. 😦
When I watch the copy the more convinced I am that the Dawgs look tired. No legs. Though going in that Tech’s timing would be off but it was not. Not even a bad pitch out or fumble. Virtually mistake free for them except on the fumbled roll out fake pass.
But Chubb and Michel did not have rested legs. Especially Chubb. After a long run like that he gets caught from behind. How did the Tech sec come back to cover that space from down field blocking. Same with Michel. Both caught from behind. But when Chubb fumbled he was tired. Bobo had simply spent him. MIddle closed and he could not get outside with his legs. Just like how Bobo ran him out in the !st quarter at JAX.
Can not expect 2 true frosh to play like they have in a 12 game schedule and not be worn down in last game.From Missouri forward, Chubb was vitrually the entire running game.
Something has to change there. CMR and O staff have to understand the importance of depth a RB in a 12 game schedule.
Amazed how these 2 RBs played thise good considering they were in high school this time last year on a 10 game schedule.
No week off for them and it show. Think the week off was big for Tech re rest and game prep.
Two 400 yard rushing games were key factors in 2 of the 3 losses.
Can not remember this ever happening to UGA in decades. Something has to happen with the D line. Just not stout enough for 12 games.
D line, LB s, RBs, and WOs are a must this recruiting period. Must find out if Marshall can come back. Must play him in bowl. But I think you write out Thurman and Marshall. Just do no see or project them into Bobo’s offense.
Plus they had better afigure out a solid deep passing game and a QB that can run.
Dawgs have big issues. And it starts with CMR who can never keep a full solide roster of players. Thus you have these kind of disappointing games for alums and supporters. Guess it never bothers CMR.
I’d also say the o line wasn’t doing them or Mason any favors for most of the second half. And I think the defenders were tired bc you can only go so long having dirty pussies diving at your knees for so long til it wears you down. How that BS is still legal is beyond me.
I loved how the inimitable Andre Ware was saying that turkey neck doesn’t worry much about having big o lineman. Well no shit. When 75 percent of the time all they do is dive at defenders’ knees and ankles size doesn’t really matter. Even their WRs and backs were pulling that shit today. If you can’t match up talent wise just teach a dirty scheme according to fish fry.
I have a question: Which school(s) would hire Richt if UGA fired him? I assume he’d like to continue coaching. Serious question. Thanks.
I don’t think he’ll coach again, but if he did I think Miami would be a good guess.
I’m pretty sure that he’ll never get hired by FSU. I have a good friend who is an FSU alum and he reports that most FSU alumni he knows feel the same way about CMR as many of us on this blog (the non-apologists, that is) do.
He’s photogenic and speaks well. I would think he could get on as a talking head with the WWL or the like.
Nah that’s not his shtick. He seems to really like working with kids/young adults, and moving to a network would remove that aspect of it and only be a way to get more money until he found a coaching job. And as our athletic department knows Coach Richt ain’t about the money.
I’d imagine he’d just spend full time on his missionary work. But I could see him going to an ACC school. Only a couple games you have to get up for in that shit conference. I’m not saying Richt should or will be fired but he’s basically an ACC coach in the SEC. Though I doubt even if Jimbo was to get hired away from FSU that they’d take him back. More like a virginia or North Carolina where they’d be ecstatic to get 8 or 9 wins a year and they’d have no prob with him kicking players off the team right and left.
My bookmarks for this blog and a few other Georgia sports sites is in these folders:
I need to move Bulldogs into a new folder: Misery
It just isn’t fun far too often. I tried so hard to stop caring this season after the Gurley autograph bullshit. But it has been too long. Almost 40 years rooting for this team, but damn, it just is so painful.
This was possibly the most miserable and painful season ever for me, believe it or not, because of how often we had hope, or something awesome happen, but every time it was like the only reason we were allowed to have that joy was so the pain would be amplified later.
God…….. so bad.
Yeah. The Gurley thing soured the season for me I think. I was too young to remember HW so I think TG3 was the most transcendent player I’ve seen in my adult life. I don’t support the FSU eff everyone approach, reminds me of the Aubarn “all in” bullshit with Newton but I still feel like the admin botched that whole situation. I’m sad that he will be heading( hopefully) to the pros w/o any hardware of note in the years he was here. Love Chubb and Michel but they aren’t on Todd’s level thus far at least.
At the time of the Gurley thing, I seriously though I was done with the whole season and maybe UGA entirely.
But ~40 years is a long time, and our team just rallied and it was inspiring and………. ugh……….. sucked me in just to make it hurt all the worse.
It is getting harder and harder to resist the belief that the whole thing just needs to be blown up. Too many scars? Too many bad memories? Too much complacency? Too many people who feel too comfortable? I don’t know.
THE TRUTH that Blutarsky and his silly sycophants don’t want to hear.
Thanks for the link. I wasn’t aware that we lost to Florida last month.
I love that you guys keep the drums beating all night and into the morning.
“Those 13 jerseys are going to be around a long time.”-- Brock Bowers, The Athletic, 1/10/23
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