One less “OR” on the roster

Um… this is going to be disappointing news for some of you.

That tells me the coaches have doubled down on making sure the QB practice reps aren’t spread as much as they once were.

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73 responses to “One less “OR” on the roster

  1. AusDawg85

    UGA Football…trolling the trolls at GTP. Now that’s the Georgia Way!

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  2. Do you think Richt and Schotty chuckled when they included Bauta in the offseason discussion of who the QB could be? I bet the whooped and hooted about it behind closed doors.

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  3. baitstand

    Is this what Richt meant by “re-evaluating everything”?

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  4. Senator, did you post this to troll the trolls?

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  5. Orlando Dawg

    It was pretty clear if 10 didn’t get a snap on a day like Saturday he wasn’t co-anything

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  6. JCDAWG83

    If Bauta didn’t get in the game Saturday, how bad must he be? Ramsey had more interceptions than completions and somehow he edges Bauta out. If Eason doesn’t turn out to be the savior, doom awaits.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      +1. Also, wonder if that preferred walk on QB (Robinson?) from CA has any potential or if he’s buried so far down the depth chart he’s already become irrelevant

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    • mikebozo

      #10 got in the game. He held for the fg and xp. Did a damn fine job too. The ball never slipped from his hands once.

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  7. I’m not reading too much into this…this could be a simple omission.

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  8. DawgTyme

    A clear No 1 & No 2 on the Qb depth chart. That will fix EVERYTHING. OMG.

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    • If only they’d take your advice.

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      • DawgTyme

        Insight #8: This move wasn’t primarily about getting more reps for Lambert, it was about trying to create the perception Lambert is the leader. Lambert pretty much just arrived on campus, so he needs all the support he can get to be perceived as a leader. The coaches now realize their indecisiveness around the starting Qb hurt the team. here’s the thing: the players know what Lambert did against Alabama, that sleight of hand black jersey esque fake juice move won’t trick anyone on the team. Beating UT & UF will solidify his leadership not placing him No 1 on the depth chart. SO Mark Richt, doesn’t even understand leadership 101. Leadership is earned the way the Qb at UF earned it.

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  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    I guess they grok that they’re gonna have to try and teach Lambert to throw to spots, and that they’ve got a serious bonehead problem with Ramsey if Lambert struggles. Some boneheads just can’t be cured.

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  10. ChunkyA

    Did anyone happen to notice Bauta basically sprint off the field when the clock hit Zero on Sat? He was the first one up to the locker room….seemingly pissed he didn’t get any snaps. Can’t say that I blame him, to be honest. Is he THAT bad that he can’t get the last series or two down 4 touchdowns?

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      If that is not a typo, I just moved into the “time for Richt to move on gracefully” camp after being an ardent supporter. Between this, the trash talking and personal fouls and not being ready to compete on Saturday, I am ready to say “uncle” – he’s not even doing well in his supposed areas of strength anymore.

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    • Mr. Tu

      I saw him warming up at halftime, rolling out and throwing passes with pretty good zip on the ball. It looked to me like maybe he thought, or was told, that there was a shot of him getting in the game. The way Check Down Charlie and his dim-witted back-up were playing, he should have gotten some snaps after the score ballooned to 38-3.

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  11. FtWorthDawg

    I cant understand why Bauta can’t get a look. He could not turn the ball over more that Ramsey if he tried. The head coach confesses that he is the hardest working player on the team. Someone please help me understand the reasoning.

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    • DawgTyme

      Yep. Makes no sense. Especially considering the opponent was Alabama and their struggles versus mobile Qb’s. Head scratcher is that Mark Richt. You wonder if he ever watches film. I have no reaosn or explanation either. It’s puzzling the way Richt makes his decisions on Qb starters. And usually wrong as far as leading to Championships. Surprised he doesn’t learn from the past mistakes. Mystifying.

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      • Dawgwalker07

        “And usually wrong as far as leading to Championships”

        lol. Good one. Because we all know if Mark Richt had made different calls on starting QBs then everything else that’s prevented us from winning a championship woulda sorted itself out, right?

        QB has very rarely ever been the problem in the Mark Richt era.

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  12. Cosmic Dawg

    Assuming that is not a typo, one of these things is true:

    CMR was lying to us about the QB race this summer,

    CMR is foolish enough to put Ramsey back into a ball game ever again, or

    Bauta did something monumentally bad to piss him off, such as suggesting he himself can throw twice as many interceptions as completions, too, or has said he’s gonna leave the program soon and CMR is giving him a couple days to think it over.

    I have a hard time believing Ramsey is the second best quarterback on this or any other SEC team…you guys can defend CMR’s quarterback evaluating brilliance all you want, we have seen Ramsey in significant enough playing time that we know he is a liability every singke snap. I think it is criminal not to give Bauta the #2 nod here and see if the lights come on in game action in a way they have not in practice…if that is even the problem.

    In the absence of any other reasoable explanations, Ramsey is so bad I am willing to start entertaining the conspiracy theories about Bauta.

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    • Russ

      I have to agree. I’ve always thought Bauta looked better than Ramsey, and after recent events, that’s not hard. I can’t get why he doesn’t play.

      Anyhoo…whoever QBs the team needs to have some serious coaching.

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    • …you guys can defend CMR’s quarterback evaluating brilliance all you want

      Cosmic, are you willing to do the work and provide a list of better evaluators over the past 25 years?

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      • Gruden? Didn’t he say that Timmy was gonna reinvented qbing in the NFL?

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        No, but you feel free. I’m addressing his evaluation of his current QBs based on their results during games this year plus the Belk Bowl – not CMR’s past body of work.

        My point is, if he is a brilliant evaluator, he’s not being brilliant at the moment – he’s not beyond criticism of his QB moves simply because he’s Mark Richt.

        What we’ve seen on the field and on the most recent depth chart suggests he was either lying through his teeth about Bauta’s ability this summer or he’s insane enough to put Brice Ramsey back into a football game ever, or both.

        Otherwise, if it was close this summer Bauta would have to be #2 after Saturday. I am truly open to other ideas, here.

        My sense – from players’ comments, from coaches’ evaluations, from the limited amount we’ve seen from Bauta in scrimmages – is that the kid is an average talent but he’s got a lot of heart, can lead, he’s prepared and a film junkie and a gym rat…from all reports the guy doesn’t have a cannon but he’s a baller.

        A baller under center is exactly what this team needed on Saturday.

        Lambert looked like he wanted to be somewhere else on Saturday. Y’all correct me if I’m wrong, but I didn’t see him rallying the team but shoulders down, ready for the game to be over. Ramsey was Ramsey.

        I just can’t figure out why Bauta can’t get a series or two if our situation at that position is so desperate. I can’t figure out what it takes to get you moved DOWN the depth chart if two sacks, two interceptions, and one incompletion in six attempts won’t do it.

        The whole situation is inscrutable.

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        • Dawgwalker07

          “No, but you feel free. I’m addressing his evaluation of his current QBs based on their results during games this year plus the Belk Bowl – not CMR’s past body of work.”

          Pretty convenient to ignore 14 years of head coaching experience plus all the time he was at Florida State to justify that opinion isn’t it?

          “A baller under center is exactly what this team needed on Saturday.”

          I read a quote from Ramsey’s high school coach where he called Ramsey a baller. And that Ramsey will get into games and make stuff happen.

          More importantly, Bauta didn’t get any series because the coaching staff was trying to rebuild Lambert after they benched Ramsey. This was Ramsey’s moment. If he had come in, provided a spark, and done something to stop the bleeding or mount a comeback we’d have a qb controversy on our hands. Instead he fell on his face. It was never about going that far back to the drawing board as to get Bauta in the mix. We still have 7 games left in the regular season, so the coaches went back to what they feel like the best option is for the rest of the season.

          The biggest reason why I think Ramsey would be 2 over Bauta is that Bauta physically can’t make enough throws to win the job from Ramsey. Which tells me he’s really limited because I feel if he could make a decent amount of the throws and a lot of good decisions that’d be enough.

          “What we’ve seen on the field and on the most recent depth chart suggests he was either lying through his teeth about Bauta’s ability this summer”

          I still feel like Mark Richt was trying to do anything and everything he could think of to get Ramsey to step his game up. Dangling the starting job in front of his face is one way to do that. Coach Richt doesn’t owe us the 100% truth about where players are all the time. I’m fine with him exaggerating one players abilities to try to light a fire under someone else’s ass. It’s a shame it didn’t work, but I’m not going to get upset for him trying something.

          “I didn’t see him rallying the team but shoulders down, ready for the game to be over”

          There was a lot of that. A lot more than just Lambert. I don’t hang that on him.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            Not convenient at all. The Belk Bowl is when we first got a good look at Ramsey and this particular conversation really starts. My original point was CMR’s reputation as a QB coach is no reason to give him carte blanche against criticism in this area.

            Very different your high school coach calling you a baller and eerie silence from your teammates about you. Much more evidence Bauta has a competitive streak in all I have seen and read. You even say yourself Ramsey has needed constant pushing – how do you square that with his coach’s comments?!

            I can almost understand the game dynamics that kept Bauta off the field as you lay them out. But the depth chart was released today and that is what I am reacting to.

            If CMR wants to publicly feign competion to ramp up Ramsey’s work ethic, he is potentially lying to the kids playing for him and definitely lying to the fans (talk about fake juice – and Ramsey is a baller? QB at Georgia is not a lofty enough goal on its own?) . You may be ok with that – I am certainly not. And at the least he better expect us to be pissed when the so-called third QB in a three way tie is #3 after constant evidence that having #2 in a game may be literally worse than playing with 10 men.

            There may have been a lot of hanging heads, but if you had to pick one position on a team whose job description requires leadership qualities, what position would that be?

            I am not here to rag on Ramsey, I just cannot fathom putring him back in a game – really any game.

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        • roswelldawg

          Ditto on the shoulders down. He was lost. I saw, or thought I saw, a number of seam routes where we beat the defender and Lambert clearly could not see the open man. Others disagree, and think their defenders had everything covered. That is where coaching comes in. Figure something out your guy can do ( other than a 3rd or 4th read dink for a 1 yard loss or no gain) and do it. Blaze was open across the middle and Lambert acted like he didn’t exist.

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        • Normaltown Mike

          “a film junkie and a gym rat”

          That’s racist!

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        • I would submit this. Meyer has THREE top qb’s and he can’t decide which one to play. None seem to “fit” his offense like he wants. Richt has a similar problem. I would add that Richt is at the top of any list of evaluators and knows what a winning quarterback looks like. Bauta ain’t it. Under any circumstances.

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          • Ant123

            Just what has Bauta done to prove that to you?

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            • Well, let’s review. He’s been in the program three years. Richt had watched him run the offense, dare I say, hundreds of times. He ain’t it, bro. Why is that so hard to get?

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              • Ant123

                Because the only times I have seen him and the reports that I have from people that go to the practices say otherwise. Besides you can’t be worse than what Ramsey has done. How is that so hard to understand?

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  13. Biggus Rickus

    I think the most depressing part about Saturday was that I pretty much knew what would happen if they put Ramsey in, and I didn’t care. I just didn’t want to see another check down to a covered up receiver.

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  14. Billy Mumphrey

    I thought they were just going vanilla until they unleashed Bauta in the triple option for the SEC championship game.

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  15. Ramsey must be making throws in practice that Bauta simply can’t make. That’s the only possible reason I can think of. If Bauta’s decision making is worse, then they would of converted him to TE or something.

    Until I hear some solid reasoning, I’m almost willing to entertain conspiracy theories like Cosmic.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      I think the point is that Ramsey has the tools and Bauta just doesn’t. Hard work, the ability to be mobile, ability to make the right reads…at the end of the day, if you can’t make the throw, those things just don’t matter. So if you are going to put time into trying to find someone to step in for Lambert…I think you have to bet on the come that if Brice can figure it out, he has the higher upside. Bauta may be able to step in an get the Dawgs to a bowl like Joe Cox or Mason, but I truly doubt he is a SEC championship caliber QB…so would that really satisfy anyone?

      Dial it up to :46 seconds. That’s a throw that Ramsey can make in stride. As we saw Saturday with Lambert underthrowing Mitchel, it makes a big difference. That’s where this team is, IMO. Between a QB that can manage the offense but who doesn’t have the tools to compete if teams go to 7 man fronts and stop the run and a QB that has the tools but is Nuke LaLoosh in the mental game.

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      • Crash Davis for quarterbacks coach!

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      • Maybe it’s just not fun anymore…

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      • Ant123

        I would take Bauta all day long and twice on Sunday. I have seen him throw. He does not have Ramsey’s arm that is true. But, it is a lot better than Hutson Mason’s and Mr. Mason wasn’t the reason for any of our losses last year.
        Ramsey has been in the system for over two years and was a mid year enroll. If he hasn’t got a grasp on the most basic of QB principles now. He ain’t gonna! Especially considering there is seemingly a bit of a work ethic problem.
        Bauta, and probably some of the walk ons could have done no worse than what we saw last Saturday. At least give him a chance to prove he doesn’t belong the way the other two have. Besides how bad can he
        be if the QB competition was so close until the very end of fall camp? There is also something to be said for how it would motivate the rest of the team.
        Put Bauta in and call the same plays that would be called for Lambert plus a few read option’s and QB RPO’s and QB runs. It can only be an improvement.

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  16. DawgPhan

    The guy who wont throw the ball into coverage, or the guy who will. rock and hard place.

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  17. Normaltown Mike

    Whomever made this roster did NOT watch the last two spring games!

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  18. Spike

    Bauta is getting screwed.

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  19. El Dawgo

    The sad thing is that if he were better, and there has been plenty of practice to prove it, he would not be third on the depth chart. The coaches want to win more than I do, and sometimes in my blind desire to win, forget that.

    I am more worried about the psyche of the #1 and #2 after the way they were handled against Bama. We benched both our starter and second teamer. That cannot be good for the confidence.

    Also of note, the Joystick is not listed as a PR/KR. Not sure if that is new this week.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      You mean the coaches that watch every single snap in practice and games and then watch tapes of the game and grade performance are better equipped to determine the strengths and weaknesses of competing players?

      LIAR!

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      • El Dawgo

        I have always heard that the backup QB is the most popular player on the team. Never thought I would hear that it was actually the 3rd stringer.

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        So why bother coming here to comment? Everything is going as well as it possibly can, we’re maxed out on our potential, because “in the arena” and all, right?

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        • El Dawgo

          Not what I said or implied. We have a first year UGA QB, under a first year coordinator at the school. There are going to be issues, especially when you play one of the most complete teams in the country in a deluge to boot,

          I am concerned about the handling of the who and when of the QBs on Saturday. I didn’t like seeing BR start the second half, only to be benched and bring GL back in. I think not seeing Bauta speaks more to his abilities and the confidence the coaches have in him than anything.

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    • MDDawg

      Anyone else wonder why we don’t give Keith Marshall a shot at returning kicks?

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  20. I think the QB roster was based on height, listing the tallest first, LOL.

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  21. Argondawg

    The good thing is that we are not facing Alabama’s front 7 Saturday. We should be able to run. I am not gonna dwell on getting beat by a team that has out recruited every team in the country the last five years. We get a 5 star like Trenton last year or Lo Carter the year before and we are ecstatic. Bama gets 4 or 5 guys like that EVERY year. We should have played better but it’s time to move on. Let’s see how Lambert looks on Saturday against UT’s D. We have all realized we don’t have a Murray or even a Mason on this roster. We’ve killed and beaten this horse for gods sake.

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  22. Bulldog Joe

    So 1-6-2 moves you up to #2 on Georgia’s depth chart.

    Too bad he completed that 1 pass or he would be #1. 😉

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  23. CannonDawg

    We knew going into the season that a) QB would not be one of the strengths of this football team, and b) we would need our rushing attack and defense to keep us in the big games. And then we got some well-received hope from the second half vs. Vandy on up until the first half vs. Bama. And despite the brilliant school and NCAA completion records, we were brutally reminded Saturday that the aforementioned a) is indeed factual and that b) won’t always be enough against a top-tier defense. Throw in the special-teams being anything but special and it’s not a stretch to say that there’s plenty of work to be done.

    We can still get to Atlanta with a lot of improvement and a little bit of luck. I wonder now how the team will respond when it is staggered by a hard punch and faces a choice between either trading punches in the middle of the ring or looking for a place to fall down. We’ve rebounded before after a bad loss, and we can do it again. I’m sure a desperate UT will come out swinging in hopes of putting us away early. I’m interested to see if we play as the hunters or the hunted, as the alpha dawgs or the tentative, mistake-prone pups. And I have to confess I’m not sure which one I’ll see. I sure hope CMR has a clearer view of that than I do.

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  24. Ant123

    I have officially lost confidence in whoever made this decision. If Brice (Mr. throw it in to double coverage) Ramsey sees the field again then it’s a sign the staff is playing for next year when they think we will have a real QB.

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