“So … about that “competence” thing.”

Bill Connelly gently damns Brian Schottenheimer.

Bobo coaxed a 155.8 passer rating out of Hutson Mason in 2014 and a 135.9 out of Joe Cox in 2009. Three Georgia QBs have combined for a 131.5 so far in 2015, and that includes Greyson Lambert’s long-forgotten early stretch against South Carolina and Southern. Take those two games out of the equation, and UGA’s combined passer rating falls to 107.8.

For a frame of reference, Wake Forest’s passer rating this year is 110.1. New Mexico’s is 109.5. Purdue’s is 111.2. Yeah.

Georgia had to replace its longtime coordinator, quarterback, and top two receiving targets. Regression was conceivable, even likely. But this goes beyond regression.

Beyond regression lies incompetence.

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124 responses to ““So … about that “competence” thing.”

  1. paul

    Dang Senator if you’re going to insist on publishing logically correct statements like “beyond regression lies incompetence” I’m just going to have to, well, you know, agree and be depressed. I don’t normally drink bourbon during the week but I may have to make an exception. Is that one of the three stages of cocktail party grief?

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  2. Derek

    Sure but whose incompetence? Did the oc miss a wide open Malcolm Mitchell on the fisrt play vs. Alabama? Did the oc throw behind jay Rome Saturday? It’s not as if the receivers aren’t open. They can’t hit open receivers. When they do, they drop it. Then there’s the problem of throwing to the other team. Not a recipe for passer ratings. I get that’s it’s the coaches “responsibility” to get them to make these plays. The plays are there. These qbs just suck. We’d be in the same boat with Bobo. And everybody be ready to hang Mike next to CMR. We just have shitty qbs. Terrible. Awful.

    Did nick saban go 6-10 with dante cullpepper and Joey Harrington because he’s as an incompetent coach or because he had incompetent qbs? Players matter. If we had lambert/Bauta level players at the other 21 positions we’d be 1-7 at best.

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    • Noonan

      You are correct, sir. Mason was able to be competent because he had a Gurley and/or a Chubb behind him. Bill Walsh couldn’t make this offense good with what we have now.

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      • Otto

        2 of the 3 QBs were developed by Bobo. Ramsey from reports does not put in the film work and that is verified on field by INTs. Bauta is not built to run the system in place. Lambert can’t complete passes under pressure. RB and OL play with Chubb out is at best mediocre. I don’t see Bobo being a vast improvement.

        The only way Bobo would have been a major improvement is if Park stayed and was a success. Bill Snyder with his typical solid fundamentals and setting up long QB scrambles using Bauta might get this team to 10 wins without Chubb. UGA likely wouldn’t haven’t given up an easy 7 due to terrible special teams play with Snyder. I’m tossing Snyder out since Walsh entered the conversation.

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        • Derek

          Bauta is not a major conference qb. He was brought is an filler to see if he developed. Had he grown a couple of inches put on 25 lbs or so of muscle and gotten a feel for the game maybe he makes a serviceable qb. I still have yet to see this incredible athleticism Bauta is supposed to have. He’s fast among pocket passers sure but he’s not very big. This guy is going to round around/over sec defenses? Not in this lifetime. I have not seen one glimmer that he possesses that sort of ability. I think he’d have a better shot throwing at florida’s defense than running at it. SEC defenders are FAST!!! You better be sub-4.5 if you are relying on wheels or you can be a big powerful guy like tebow or newton. Bauta is neither.

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          • Otto

            He isn’t a world beater but I put his mobility in the same range as Mizzou’s James Franklin. You don’t run him every play but if you create a throwing/running lane and get the coverage to drop, he has space for 5-10. Mizzou didn’t win the SEC but they did win the East. UGA is looking at Kentucky in a toss up game, as I said maybe 10 wins. UGA hasn’t allowed a QB to run since DJ.

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    • Russ

      Eh, I’m not so sure. It’s up to the coaches to find ways to motivate/educate the player, but yeah the players have to make plays. Still, watching Bobo work makes me think he could coax better results out of this group. Watching Schotty change QBs on Saturday, yet run the same batch of plays, tells me he doesn’t really change his scheme to fit the players.

      Sony Michel ran well in relief of Chubb last year and early this year, yet now he’s a bum? I don’t think so. I think he’s not being put into position to be successful.

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      • Will (The Other One)

        That’s similar to the problems with the QB. Seems like Schotty’s trying to get Michel to run plays that Chubb excelled at. Spotty blocking and a stacked box? Let’s send Michel up the gut, sometimes with no fullback!
        We should have listened to the Rams fans who tried to warn us about this.

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        • BrightOwl

          Michel is an outstanding individual player, but he’s a racehorse not a workhorse. Chubb could carry the ball thirty times a game. Michel can’t do that. (The two of them compliment each other very well.)

          But when you can’t rely on the QB, you need a workhorse at running back. We haven’t had one since the first snap in Knoxville.

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      • mwo

        Do you think the quarterbacks on this team would be better if Bobo was still here?

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        • Cousin Eddie

          hard to believe that just a few months away from Bobo and a few months with Schitty they could have fallen off the face of the arena.

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        • Russ

          They wouldn’t transform into better QBs, but I think we’d be calling plays that hid their weaknesses and accentuated their strengths. That’s what good coaches do.

          Would they be lighting it up? No, I don’t think so. Would we have scored more than 3 offensive touchdowns in October. Most definitely.

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          • Charles

            You beat me to it, Russ. I imagine we’d also have everyone rowing in the same direction on the depth chart. Otherwise, what are you really developing when you’re shuffling bodies all over the place at practice?

            One can only speculate, of course.

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          • Derek

            What strengths?

            What strengths did Dante cullpepper and Joey Harrington have that saban couldn’t identify so they went 6-10? Maybe he’s just not a “good coach.”

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            • I don’t agree with your original oft-stated premise (that the QBs are incorrigible and no offensive coordinator ever could be successful with them)–much less this example with Saban.

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              • Derek

                Nice to start with the conclusion: you are convinced by the analogy. You lost me on the because part though. You think that saying that saban is a good coach who couldn’t win with cullpepper or Harrington is not meaningful to this discussion because??? Fill in that glaring blank space.

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                • I never commented on Saban’s coaching ability. If I recall correctly, Saban came up as a Defensive coach. So he probably left the offensive coaches to coach the offense. I would not have much confidence at all in any career Defensive Coach to up and develop a QB.

                  As a career QB Coach and OC, I would think that Schottenheimer should be better at developing a QB than Nick Saban.

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                  • Derek

                    So Saban was too stupid to hire a decent oc? I mean come on. Really? That’s all you got? Guess who is also a defensive guy: Bill Belichick. Dumb enough to hire Charlie Weiss. And he won Super Bowls with him. Its the damn quarterback not the damn quarterback coach!

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                    • If the coaches don’t matter–why do they exist? It seems like Team Owners, University Systems and Local School Boards are spending the equivalent of a Mid Sized country’s GDP on a totally unnecessary function by your logic.

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                    • baitstand

                      I’ve started skipping over every thread that has the word “Derek” in it. Is that wrong?

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          • This…plus, I don’t think they go out looking for a transfer either. The Lambert mess never would have happened. Park stays and it is lively between he and Bauta. Ifs and Buts and all that…

            Since he has been here, Schotty has run off one QB (who admittedly I dig just for calling Towers ‘Brah’), determined that the would-be-starter with a cannon arm has an attitude problem at QB (but somehow not at punter–weird), brought in and started a headcase/failed ACC QB (that proved why he lost is starting position at VA), then started the mobile QB without changing the offense one iota, in a rivalry game.

            That should be plenty to send him packing. Add in his aversion or inability to field an offense that scores touchdowns and I don’t see why he hasn’t already been fired.

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        • Whiskeydawg

          Yes – or at best, certainly no worse than Schitty.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      “We just have shitty qbs. Terrible. Awful.”

      I don’t know what to make of it. We have/had Lambert, Ramsey, Bauta, Park, and walk-ons Robinson and Vaughn. Maybe CMB could’ve made something out of one of those guys. I don’t know. No one can contest that we’re getting worse at the position as time goes by. And even more upsetting, I can’t believe Eason would walk into this situation as it continues to deteriorate. And that removes any hope we have for improvement next year.

      Ironically, most folks would say CMR cares more about the QB position than any other. Right now, it looks like it could be his undoing.

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      • Derek

        Jacob Eason plays qb. He sees that the plays are there. If he thought the prep or the play calling was bad, he’d never have signed the financial aid papers. I think he sees things that sports writers and the public don’t.

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        • W Cobb Dawg

          Other programs are fighting for championships and/or the playoffs, while our situation is devolving. October was a fricken dumpster fire. You think Eason doesn’t see that, or has any reaction? I know the kid has invested a lot of time planning to come to UGA, but he wouldn’t be the first guy who had a last minute change of heart. Plenty of top schools – No, make that every top school, is on the doorstep with an offer.

          Financial aid? Eason is anticipating a football career worth multi millions. The Schotty/Richt combo isn’t looking like a smart move from that perspective.

          Maybe its just me, but I don’t see a bowl game in Birmingham, Shreveport, Charlotte or jax as a big draw for recruits. Just a guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s gone from all-in to having one foot out the door already.

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          • Derek

            Guys like Eason make long term decisions. They don’t wait until the end. They commit and attract others. The only thing keeping Eason away from Athens is firing CMR. Is he lining up some back up plans, just in case? Probably. What choice does he have given the poisonous atmosphere? But keep in mind that it’s not doubts about the coaches that will effect Eason. Doubts about what will be done to those coaches could. Does he want to come here thinking CMR is on a short leash? No. Does he want to come here thinking CMR is being given one year for “significant improvement”? No. That’s why everybody needs to keep their head here and say we are all in this together because once the qb situation sorts out, we’ll be ok. All the morons calling for heads because you can’t see that our qbs just suck are just making the situation worse.

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            • Jeff

              Thank you, sir. Bigger receivers that can get better separation and run-block on the perimeter against big DBs will help as well. You nailed it on how all this whining will become a self-fulfilling prophecy on the recruiting trail.

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            • Hi Derek–Moron here with a quick question for you. What does a really smart guy like you say to make Eason feel better about our abysmal offensive line play as of late? Or make him feel better about having so little creativity on offense that the Defense knows what is coming? (Certainly not “Schottenheimer can adjust…”)

              If I were as smart as you or a long term decision maker like you have deemed this HS kid, I would want to feel confident that I wasn’t going to get my bell rung every other play–you know protecting myself long term and all that.

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              • Derek

                First: Ben Cleveland. Second I hope Willie Allen and EJ Price. I’d look at last years recruits too and tell him how Chubbs rehab is coming etc. I’m not as surprised by the o-line play as some. I think that if we were completing a high percentage of first down passes like we should we better be able to dictate to the defense than the other way around. This offensive line was never going to square up and whip sec d-lines in the first half. This is why qb play is so important. You get you best looks on first down and you have to hit them. Then things open up. We’ve had to almost go woody Hayes at times because if lack of faith in the qb. Hard to do against sec defensive lines like floridas and Alabama’s and Missouri’s. Too fast and too strong when they know what’s coming.

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            • Will (The Other One)

              I also fail to see why at least advocating for a new OC, who could perhaps adjust gameplans to play to strengths of the players he has healthy, and not some guy who admits “i should have called better run plays” after throwing his 3rd-string QB into a pass-heavy gameplan against the best secondary on the schedule in the 8th game of the year, is a bad thing for recruiting.
              Eason signed his paperwork before seeing what Schotty’s playcalling looked like in games. I think seeing Schotty replaced, with say WKU’s OC (30/5 TD/INT ratio, managed a scare of LSU, despite being far from a 5-star QB) can only help things.

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        • Will (The Other One)

          Eason signed the financial aid papers in mid-August, before the season started, so no, this argument doesn’t have basis in fact: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/georgia-bulldogs-jacob-eason-signs-financial-aid-081915

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      • Spike

        Keep preachin’ on it West Cobb!

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  3. Cosmic Dawg

    Connelly of all people should know that you can’t cherry pick the statistics to make your argument. The South Carolina game happened. The Southern game happened. The Bulldogs passer rating is in fact not at 110 and so not comparable with those other schools.

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    • Raleigh St. Claire

      Uh, yes, in fact you can consider what statistics look like when you remove something that is far removed from the others.

      Those things are called outliers. And accounting for outliers is very much a part of statistical analysis.

      So, yes, statisticians of every stripe play with the numbers in an effort to paint the correct picture.

      In this case, he was spot on to see what the numbers looked like by removing the two data point that were so far outside of the curve.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        In fairness, if you take out Cox’s two best performances against Arkansas and Tennessee Tech, he looks about the same as Lambert.

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      • Macallanlover

        True, but did they take the best performances out of the other numbers we are comparing our QBs to? I am not making a case for us having stellar play at QB, just asking if the comparisons are equal. We also had a much feared running attack on the field when we played SC and Southern, and the OL handled the defensive fronts in those two games. I realize there are always other factors but our OL has been abysmal, and I honestly don’t know why. (Did we change from man to zone blocking this year?) But I do know that a pro style scheme isn’t going to work when your OL gets stuffed repeatedly. Those teams without a strong passing QB, solid RBs, and weak OLs manage with trickeration and a spread package.

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        • This in spades, Mac. The QB play has not been good but has been OK when the line play has been good. Our o-line has been horrible since October 3.

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        • Raleigh St. Claire

          Then we should be using more spread and trickeration. Part of a coach’s job is to maximize what you have, not keep doing the same thing over and over again when its never going to work.

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          • Macallanlover

            I don’t argue that at all, just not sure how quickly you can flip that switch, or if you have the right athletes/skill sets to do so. I also don’t know how soon they realized how horrific the run blocking would be, and I am pretty sure they didn’t anticipate losing their best play maker on offense after Game 5. Not as easy on the field as it is behind this keyboard.

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        Well, if we’re going to call those “outliers”, perhaps we should instead remove the QB rating from the Alabama and Florida games. Aren’t those likely “far outside the curve” on the other side of the spectrum?

        The season (and these QB’s) have too few games (far too few data points) to argue outliers are at play here – Connelly wasn’t doing careful statistical analysis, he was removing two pesky QB ratings from his narrative.

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    • D.N. Nation

      Southern is an FCS team and South Carolina is terrible.

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      • Will (The Other One)

        Even with Lambert hitting every pass the yards per rush in the first half vs Southern were terrible. Schotty’s said himself that he hasn’t been calling good run plays, but the sheer number of runs up the gut for 1-2 yds this year, with no outside runs or toss sweeps has been sad as hell. Thought it was being vanilla early, but no, that’s who our OC is, apparently.

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        Then we should tell everybody playing a bad team they can’t use the game in their QBR rating so all comparisons are equal.

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  4. Derek

    And btw Cox would let it fly. He wasn’t eating it and being indecisive. And mason for all his weaknesses was still accurate. He could hit most of the easy ones. Both of those guys are just better players than lambert or Bauta. Given how insufficient both guys were it says a whole lot about why we are where we are.

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    • Ben

      That’s exactly right, and I think that’s why Ramsey was Bobo’s guy. To play in Bobo’s system you had to take chances downfield, and sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn’t. The high risk/high reward aspect of a gun slinger just wasn’t the style of an NFL OC, and it’s showing. Maybe Ramsey hasn’t earned the spot yet, or he quit after Bobo left. Either way, Schottenheimer just isn’t working, and I don’t see that getting better with another QB.

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      • Derek

        I’ve been pro-Ramsey since the bowl game. I have no idea why he has been sidelined. I hate to speculate and say with authority that it’s because CMR and schotty are being dumb or stubborn. I think that we have to respect that they ain’t selling him out whatever it is. I do wish they would have gone with him. I thought he gave us the best chance. Truth be told though, lambert’s arm strength is sufficient. It’s not as live as Ramsey’s but it’s not lacking like Mason’s. Who knows what the deal is there?

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  5. TomReagan

    The thing that the anti-Bobo crowd never would acknowledge was just how good of a quarterback coach he was. We were extremely fortunate to have the quality of quarterback play that we did during his time on the staff and many fans took that for granted.

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  6. Mike

    I am not trying to pile on, but as a point of reference, Jeff Driskel’s QB rating was 103.5 in 2104 and 135.5 in 2013.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      His “record for rushing yds by a QB” vs Vandy is the equivalent of Lambert’s SCAR passing record this year I think.

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    QB development competence may be there, but gets eroded when it is spent evenly across three QBs while a game plan is being developed.

    One important question is WHO is mandating all three QBs need to receive near-equal time and attention?

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  8. Monday Night Frotteur

    I think it would be really fun to hire Tom Herman and see what he could do with Georgia’s recruiting base and overwhelming fan support.

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  9. Turd Ferguson

    Nah, this implies that coaching has something to do with it, when clearly, it’s just players and execution. Eason’s passer rating is going to be a gazillion. Just you wait. He’ll solve all our problems.

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    • Derek

      As noted by Bear Bryant “you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken shit.” I’m sure that such a comment was simply an honest self-reflection on his own weaknesses in player development. Because God knows a decent coach could turn anybody into a competent qb.

      Charlie Weiss coached Jeff Brantley AND Tom Brady so similar results right? Because it’s the coach. It’s always the coach!

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      • Turd Ferguson

        In Eason We Trust

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        • Derek

          In ___ you trust? Or is it in the AD? I’d say that thinking that Eason could solve what ails us a hell of a lot more rational than _____.

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        • My god. If one player can change a bad o-line, inconsistent WRs, a poorly utilized running game probably with out a fully healthy Chubb for at best part of the year, and truly baffling special teams calls and plays then we should go ahead and put him in in the Hall of Fame. Especially since he’s not played a down of college football.

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          • Derek

            If you think our roster is shit then so just say so. I don’t. It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough to win with a competent qb. When the most important position on the field sucks, things begin to degrade. Compare the 2015 Cleveland Cavilers to the 2014 Cleveland Caviliers and tell me that one guy can’t change things. Compare the 1979 Georgia Bulldogs to the 1980 Georgia Bulldogs. So you think we played better defense in 1980 than 1979 because of erk or because they knew if they did their job they could win? The guy that changed everything didn’t play defense, but defense got better. Hell, the other 21 could be flawless and we ain’t beating a good team right now with the qbs we have. Can’t be done.

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            • Dude, you’re comparing a guy that has never players a down of college ball to two of the greatest pro players off all time in two different sports. I’m sorry but you just lost any shred of creditabilty you had.

              Almost every legit NFL writer is calling Gurley the best back in the league after four games and what did we win with him and Murray?

              Good luck in your delusions.

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              • Derek

                I’m confident that you had heretofore held my credibility in high esteem.

                I think everyone knows what we did or did not do with Gurley and Murray. They overlapped 2 seasons. In one they were 5 yards short of a natty. As sophomore the whole offense broke their knees and our defense was lacking.

                The point isn’t that Eason IS that guy. We don’t know yet do we? I’m quite certain that nobody predicted Georgia to win a natty with Herschel in 1980. I’m quite confident that Herschel would have played elsewhere if Vince had gotten fired after 3 mediocre seasons.

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                • I’m sorry if I’ve come off as a dick. I’m just very frustrated as we all are. I respect your opinion that we should stay the course. I have been on the fence in the past but this year has made me realize that I’ve had enough of the Mark Richt experience.

                  I wish I had your optimism but in the end we are both dawg fans so I’ll try to be less antagonistic. Peace.

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                • Biggus Rickus

                  Georgia went 10-1-1 in the SEC in ’78 and ’79 after winning the conference title in ’76.

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                  • Derek

                    That’s where stats fuck with you. Yes they were 5-1 in conference play but went 6-5 overall in 1979. Not good. Its mediocre.

                    1977 – 5-6 no bowl
                    1978 9-2-1 (lost to stanford in a bowl game)
                    1979 6-5 no bowl

                    I’d say CMR compares quite favorably.

                    Then we were the winning program in the country for the next 4 years without changing head coaches AND we lost our long-time DC after the first of those 4 seasons.

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                    • Biggus Rickus

                      Dooley’s great run started in ’75. Georgia went 9-2, 10-1, 5-6 (the one actually bad team), 9-1-1, 6-5, then of course the early ’80s ridiculousness. They also finished first or second in the conference every year but ’77 from ’75 to ’83.

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                    • Biggus Rickus

                      It’s also silly to think Eason is going to be as pivotal a player as Herschel Walker was. He was arguably the best college football player ever, and Eason hasn’t played a single down of college football yet. He may very well be a bust or get hurt in his second game or just be a pretty good college QB.

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                • dudemankind

                  OK. They were NOT 5 yards short of a natty in 2012. They were 5 yards short of an SEC title. With the history of Richt’s brain farts and let downs in bowl games, there is no guarantee that we beat ND. None. Let’s keep it real around here.

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  10. D.J. Shockley for QB coach!!!!

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  11. Dolly Llama

    This probably fits better in another thread, but they’re all pretty similar lately, so here you go: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2015/11/3/9663314/who-should-be-the-next-coach-at-georgia#sbnation-pick-georgia-s-next-coach__graphic

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  12. AB

    We need to lay off the QB’s a bit. It was a total offensive(and special teams) debacle. The offensive line, receivers, fullbacks… everyone made mental and physical errors. We couldn’t convert 3rd and 1(twice) and 4th and 1 early in the game. Dropped pass in Florida territory. Dropped pass in the end zone that could have given us a little spark with 13:00 minutes left(followed by a game ending INT). Dropped pass that leads to an INT.

    It was clear from the start that our defense was capable of making this a dawg fight. All we had to do was grind it out and not turn the ball over and the game would have come down to who wins the 4th quarter. Instead, we had a 1st time starter chucking it 30+ times and our side of the stadium turns that disgusting off blue Gator color.

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  13. Hal

    Meh… Not defending Shotty but I don’t think you take it games to determine the averages. If you do that then you need to remove Mason’s and Cox’s best game as well. He selectively manipulated the data to make it say what he wanted it to. He should work for Fox News…

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  14. Bobby Bowden Syndrome

    I will repeat what I’ve been saying every year since December 3d, 2005: “…So NEXT YEAR is the year…Trust Me…”!

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  15. Irwin R. Fletcher

    Beyond Regression is the yin to Beyond Crompton’s yang.

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  16. Will Trane

    We are hearing no Shotty after 2015?
    Cue was post UF game…the no sweat comment from CMR and the OC made available to press after game.
    What is truth?

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  17. ugadawgguy

    God, I would love it if I thought there was even a remote possibility that Schottenheimer would be fired after just one (abysmal failure of a) season.

    But based on what we’ve seen from Richt et al. up to this point, there’s no way that’s going to happen.

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  18. Spike

    Play Robinson and Vaughn. Why not?

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  19. Bobby Bowden Syndrome

    So, I shouldn’t pay to fly the banner of the stadium on Saturday that says, “GO DAWGS and TAKE SCHOTTY WIHT YOU? It’s just $500. Let me know and I can’t get my money back after Thursday.

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  20. BABaracus

    “Beyond regression…”

    I smell a lexicon entry.

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  21. Will Trane

    Go to the Georgia Dogs site and look at the stats.
    The run chart or play chart.
    Notice the number of times and field position where you see the run is “up the middle”. Number will not be greater than 22, after all that is all the RBs saw all day. Not only did UF not break a sweat, neither did the offense.
    The play call is “regression behide the line of scrimmage by any means”.
    It is regression. Just dial back to the Missouri game.

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  22. Will Trane

    Now if you want a power run game check the film on Mike Bloombergs oline at Stanford. Check the number off lineman and the gaps.
    Hello Schotty?

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  23. Will Trane

    Frankly it is not a QB problem but an offense problem with the QB situation used to mask the incompetence of an OC.

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  24. Jared S.

    There’s plenty of blame to go around. Players definitely deserve blame for dropped passes, etc. But there is also something to be said for what it does to a players psyche when they have Zero Confidence in what their coaches are doing…..

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  25. TennesseeDawg

    My club is now open for new members

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  26. Jared S.

    Here’s why Richt won’t be fired. He told McGarity (and no one else), “Look. It’s gonna suck for a year or two. I mean, we are going to STINK. There’s just too much adjustment with a newish DC and a brand-new OC and we don’t have a QB and our team is young. We will suck this year. But invest now in what we’ll be in 2017 with Jacob Eason. We’ll be competing on a national stage then.”

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  27. Chuck

    Damn. Remember when we thought Bobo was the problem? I wonder if we are as smart now as we were then?

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  28. Go Dawgs!

    Seems to me that Richt needs to jettison this Schottenheimer guy, or Schottenheimer will get jettisoned last year along with the entire staff.

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  29. Bobby Bowden Syndrome

    Matt Breida 123 rushes for 1158 yds 9.4 avg 13 TD

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  30. Noonan

    Art Briles is a great offensive coach. This is why:

    “He gives us the opportunity to change offensively,” Briles said of Russell. “That is the thing that is kind of inspiring us. We don’t like being the same; we like to adapt our personnel. We’ll try to adapt to his talents and I think it will bring a different element to the table that we haven’t had in two or three years.”

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    • dawgman3000

      Noonan, for the offensive coaching staff in Athens, reading your post would be like reading something written in a foreign language, they wouldn’t understand it.

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  31. why is Schittenhammers still working in Athens today?

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  32. Joe

    I e read this blog for years and this might be the first time I e commented.

    Until 2 weeks ago I was a Richt supporter. It’s now clear to me that the incompetence lies in his management of the program and hiring choices.

    Did he not learn after TG that hiring NFL coordinators was a bad idea?

    Could he, the man revered for his offensive mind and ability to develop coordinators, not see early in the preseason that CBS doesn’t have what it takes to do the same?

    I’m over it. These QBs are terrible and lies in CMR’s inability to recognize his coordinators’ deficiencies and step in where necessary.

    He’s obviously detached from the day to day machinations of this program. If I were equally or even close to this incompetent Id have already been fired.

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  33. lakedawg

    Man are there some great potential head coaches on here today.

    Am sure all these commenters are solid Georgia Bulldog fans, and will prove it by sitting with me through the rain at Saturdays game. If not quit the whining and bitching and pull for some other team fortunate enough to get you.

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    • dawgman3000

      So unless I’m not all happy and cheerful about the direction of this program, I’m not a true fan………………OK, gotcha big fella

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  34. Dawgfan Will

    I like to think that Bobo is reading GTP in his office at CSU and thinking “Aw, gee whiz. You guys really do care after all.”

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