That’s one way to minimize shaky quarterback play.
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I was going to say how surprised I was that this offensive game plan wasn’t implemented against UF, but really nothing surprises me anymore. Offense was serviceable today and the defense dominating. Well done Dawgs. So are we all positive Pruitt is gone after this year?
Now we see the Florida game plan.
I am not surprised. Like the Louisville game, there was a sense of urgency in the football program to motivate and focus, or their jobs were at risk.
Unless there are more fireworks this week, I expect the same country club complacency to return.
The fact this motivation has to come from sources outside the football program is the root cause of our failure.
Let’s get to 10 – 3 without anymore drama like this week please.
That would be really nice because that would mean wins over Auburn and Georgia Tech. What’s not to love about that?
Everything else about the season.
The next time you bristle when someone challenges your fanhood, you may want to refer back to this comment.
You can still be a fan and have a sense of humor. Well…Turd can. I am not sure how many other people are capable.
I’ll confess to being a bit worn out. If TF’s comment was in jest, then he’s certainly due an apology from me. Sorry about that, good sir.
But, for God’s sake, are we really supposed to take every single win over a rival for granted because we’re displeased with how the season has panned out?
Are we calling Kentucky a rival now?
It’s pretty clear that by “rival,” I was referring to Auburn and Georgia Tech (which was the impetus of this entire thread to begin with).
We haven’t beaten a single rival yet this year so I thought you must have meant Kentucky.
Fair enough. Most folks compensate for that with reading comprehension, but I’ll gladly make an exception for you.
Last I checked, South Carolina is a rival.
South Carolina was a SEC tune up game for decades, that was easy to schedule
Even at 10-3, this would be the worst UGA team ever under Richt. Worse than Cox’s year, and definitely worse than Murray’s freshman year.
All because of the QB position. Odd that two of the other best offensive minds, Spurrier and Malzahn, got bit by the same bug this year.
At this point I’ll be happy if Eason is even half what’s promised. Richt’s job likely depends on it.
I can certainly see why people are optimistic about Eason. I mean, we definitely didn’t underachieve while Stafford was here.
Time for another blackout!
Our offense was great when Stafford was here. Our defense blew. People forget we came back and scored 30 points in the Bama Blackout game but Willie had already got his pants pulled down and spanked so bad in the first half it didn’t matter. That happened frequently in Willie’s tenure starting in the WV Sugar Bowl game. When you are 28-0 after four possessions you have to throw out your offensive game plan and throw every down. That’s a tough position to be in even with a Stafford or Murray. The great sadness of this year to me is that if we had a defense in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, or 2013 (pre-injuries) like we have this year that is well coached, consistently makes stops to start ballgames, does not give up a “letdown” TD anytime we get a double digit lead, and is capable of actually holding the other team to FG’s after a bad turnover, then we probably run the table in at least 2 of those years.
Agreed. If Georgia had this D in any of those years we would likely have won a BCSNC and certainly more SEC Championships.
I’m certainly not going to disagree with the claim that our defense was shit back then. But let’s not pretend the 2008 Bama game was only the defense’s fault. Despite an offense featuring Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, A. J. Green, and Mohamed Massaquoi, our first 5 drives went a little like this:
1st drive: 5 plays, 29 yards, punt
2nd drive: 3 plays, 1 yard, punt
3rd drive: 3 plays, 37 yards, fumble
4th drive: 3 plays, 10 yards, punt
5th drive: 5 plays, 22 yards, interception
And by the start of our next drive, we were already down 31-0. Yes, we scored 30 points in the 2nd half … mostly against Bama’s 2nd- and 3rd-stringers.
And to everyone saying some version of “Stafford didn’t have this defense”: well, “this defense” got run all over by Alabama this year, too. And then a week later, “this defense” gave up a 21-point lead against the Vols.
So you’ll just have to pardon those of us who don’t see any reason to think things are magically going to be different when Eason shows up. The track record of Georgia having incredibly talented rosters who consistently play beneath their talent-level is too long, too predictable, to think that it’s all-the-sudden going to be different next year.
Pruitt’s D has not shown that it can shut down a good well coached offense. Until he does he is just another mediocre coach and really has no team left on the schedule to prove he can do just that. But just wait til next year. sigh
You didn’t think the Gus Bus with Marshall was a well-coached offense? They put up 40+ on us the year before and put up 7 last year. We all know you want the entire athletic department cleaned out, but Pruitt has the defense going in the right direction.
In the annals of college football champions, the best of offenses typically struggle at least 1-2 games in the regular season. 2010 Auburn with Cam Newton had the best offense of any team I can remember in the last 20 years but even they only got 17 points against Mississippi State that year and got blanked in the first half against Alabama. For the most part betwen 2005 and 2013 is that our offense had to win all of our games, if we couldn’t score early and often, we lost, we did remarkably well with only half of a team. A lot of times when we could score 30-40 points we still loss. Your early drives you reference makes the point I was trying to make, we didn’t have a defense when Stafford was at UGA that allowed for any margin of error, if the offense sputtered at all, which all offenses,even the best do, we’d be down four touchdowns before we could blink our eyes. I don’t poo poo us coming back in that game, it takes a good team to rally for 30 points in the second half against anybody, we damn sure can’t do it this year. Also, there is all the difference in the world between this year’s defenses performance against Alabama and 2008. This year’s defense played very good, they stopped Alabama a lot early in the game, they just wore down physically, when the offense kept doing nothing. In 2008’s blackout game, Willie was severely outcoached.
I’ve been reading you for a lot of years, and over that time I have agreed with a lot of things you have said, but I just disagree that we underachieved offensively with Stafford, we underachieved as a team primarily because of our defense. If you want to blame Richt for hanging onto Willie Martinez too long, I think that’s the fairest criticism of Richt there is, he hung onto him way too long, but the man knows what to do with a good quarterback, unless everyone across the country is wrong about Eason, I expect us to be very good offensively with Eason by Year 2, the question is where will the defense be? If it’s as good as it is this year (and would be even better if Pruitt stays or if we get someone else who knows what they are doing), there will be no limit on the season we could have, if it’s a very average to bad defense (with a few hustlers like Jarvis Jones) again like Stafford and Murray were generally paired with, you’ll be lucky to be 11-2, 10-3, the fact that we won as many games as we did with those crappy defenses was a testament to how good Bobo was, that’s why the people that wanted to fire him (our good coordinator) always baffled me the most.
Remember all those great offensive linemen blocking for Stafford, drafted in the first two rounds?
Yeah, me either.
(And now we finally have an Oline coach recruiting some top targets…and it seems he’s the worst coach at the position.)
Pretty sure a few of those offensive lineman are now playing in the NFL (Boling, Jones, and Glenn). So, maybe your argument is that the OL, like Stafford, played beneath their talent level? Perhaps due to poor coaching?
And from where I’m standing, the jury’s still out on Sale’s coaching abilities.
Stafford didn’t have this defense
Nor will Eason if/when Pruitt leaves.
Nothing like a win over a bad football team to rekindle the sunshine.
Tough day for ya huh? Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll lose a game again and you’ll be right back in your comfort zone.
Chili butt hurt today
Since you’re in Nevada, you must have bet against the Dawgs and the spread today. Now you’re pi$$ed about a win.
Actually no. I can’t bet against them no matter how much of a lock they are to lose.
Whew, Richt post-game making not a bit of sense over the Qb rotation. Man, he’s got no clue other than run the ball.
Pruitt’s side was solid against a weak opponent. They performed well.
WTF happened to Ramsey? Wasn’t he 4-6 when he was replaced for good by 1-7 Lambert? I get they weren’t throwing…but the ball gets there sooo much faster when Ramsey throws. I want to see them give Ramsey a whole game. Bad.
Also…why did we over pay for a horrendous Pro-Style NFL OC to run the Wildcat 50% of the time. To me…that is the same as the spread–except the defense knows exactly what is coming because of who is behind center.
A win is a win, I guess.
If they still get rid of Pruitt after this, they really need to get rid of everyone, all the way up to McGarrity. Pruitt is the lone positive this year.
no one is ‘getting rid’ of pruitt. pruitt is equally fed up, and will likely leave on his own accord for one of the dozen+ HC jobs that are open right now.
to clarify, there are many jobs open now, but he’ll leave after the season is over (when even more jobs will be open)
Pretty sure Schotty, being a mediocre NFL OC, still thinks the wildcat IS innovate and fresh. And he was probably shocked at how quickly UK figured out the one zone read play run out of it.
When you watch the replay, Lamont, look for the slow arching pass to the right sideline that could have been intercepted easily by a D that was on the ball. Ramsey had more than one before he flattened it out so that it could be knocked down. Not criticizing him, but you can’t use that logic else Lambert will start every game. Ramsey showed no zip on the ball. If you use that pass completion logic for Lambert, you should compensate for the on-target long passes he threw that were dropped.
If we don’t agree that Richt and Co should be choosing this week, then we didn’t learn a thing about the QBs this year. They are what Richt has been saying they were. I prefer that he continues to choose from what he sees in practice.
Glad to see the sturm and drang that made no sense begin to tone down.
Huge win over a powerhouse Kentucky program. And I like the innovative thinking on offense … hiking it directly to the RB again and again and again. I’m just spit-ballin’ here, but maybe, since we broke it out against Kentucky, we should call it the “Wildcat” offense. Just you wait. I bet it catches on. Schottenheimer’s a genius.
There was nothing Georgia could do that would make you happy in the slightest. I’m sure someone here cares what you think.
You apparently care so little you had to comment.
I care about you Turd.
The Georgia coaching staff rendered this game irrelevant. If you find joy in defeating a 17 point underdog in this situation then you should bottle that joy and sell it for pennies to folks like yourself. A trinket on the back isle in a gift shop on Baxter with the Collegiate Licensing Logo on it.
By the tone of your comment, I guess you didn’t intend to let it slip that we covered the spread today.
Just when we take a drink from the celebratory punchbowl, guess what just dropped in.
Happy with the W. 0 showed we can run, nice to see the wild dawg albeit a week or 2 too late. D played well as expected against a weak and inept 0.
In the “Next Georgia quarterback to lead a touchdown drive” lottery, which of you drew the name “Terry Godwin”?
Funniest part is that the TD came off a screw up by the o.
Take ’em any way we can get ’em.
That was funny right there.
You know the coaches are grasping at straws when they use a true freshman receiver at QB in zone reads.
Goodness, could the QB play be anymore pathetic to have to resort to that?
Like when Hines Ward ran it?
Don’t bring facts into this. There are a lot of our “fans” who are very disappointed that we won today.
Hey no positive comments here! I mean sure it worked but it is still a sign how bad we are and lack any ability to adapt.
Bingo, Some guys can’t see the forest for the trees.
Lol. Yeah, we have a Hines Ward on the team. Great comparison dude.
Terry Godwin has exactly that type of ability. He may not be the passer that Hines was, but the guy has speed and a wiggle that makes me think of Percy Harvin.
For a 6-6 Goff team?
OK. That was funny 😎
My best of the day (which pales besides yours) was texting a friend after the game,
“Hey, Georgia finally found a solution to its quarterback problem.”
“Make sure the quarterback never touches the ball!”
I had a great time at the game, and the crowd got behind the defense early, which seemed to help a lot.
Best play was still the flyover. That was awesome.
Good day in Sanford–the defense was pretty good and the offense at least tried new things and scored touchdowns. Marshall looked pretty good in person for the first time this season. Mitchell was great fighting for first downs
It was fun.
Second best part is we didn’t get wet.
We left a few points on the board and our QB play was still pretty bad, but we found our running game and the defense was good again. I’ll take it over last month, at any rate.
UGA, Florida, Kentucky, Mizzou, and Vandy are lousy to downright terrible offensively this year. It seems like it’s been a while that so many SEC teams – and especially UGA and UF – have had so much trouble scoring. Subpar QB play seems to be the common denominator.
Has to be the worst SEC East for offense in 20+ years.
It’s the worst I remember as a group. There were a few times in the early to mid 90’s when GA, SC, KY, and VANDY were all horrible but at least UF was great and UT was reasonably good.
Glad to see schotty do something different with the wildcat, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why lambert played so much. Ramsey made some decent throws and at least gave the threat of a passing game, lambert posed no threat at all.
I haven’t found much support on my theory, but I don’t think Schotty called that game. At a minimum, Richt was strongly advising. Play calls made too much sense and had too much rhythm. The huddle gave Richt more time to get his feet back under him. That or I’m way off and It just gave Schotty more time to play call due to his lack of ability to call a more hurry up offense. Tin hat back off for the night.
Gotta say I felt CMR was more involved in the play calling today, too. Doubt we’ll ever know for sure.
This theory isn’t crazy. Before I had to leave for a funeral in the 2Q (people shouldn’t marry or die in the fall), I spotted Richt noticeably in Schotty’s ear before the latter sent in a play call. That was the one time the camera was on him. How much more did that happen?
Better take another look, Addr. A couple of long passes were close and were dropped that were thrown by Lambert.
Lay off the players, you guys. If all the facts were straight and were meaningful, you guys would be coaching – Little League or Pop Warner.
One great thing about running the ball so much is that the game doesn’t last 4 hours.
And a win sure is nice.
I guess Godwin had the hot hand?
This guy right here…he gets it.
Proud of the crowd today. Place was about 90% full, which was amazing considering the past month and the weather. Some of our rivals who have endured tough seasons recently would have drooled over a crowd like the one we had today. Good on Dawg Nation.
That’s a good report. Great to hear.
It was a good crowd. The students stayed away with the record and the noon start (a little frustrating). Other than the displeasure with the field goal on 4th and 1, the crowd was supportive (by the way, I didn’t like the call either). For those who think the Bulldog Nation has had enough, the biggest cheer during the pre-game introductions was for CMR. Honestly, I was surprised.
The main student section was full and loud. It was great to have a crowd that was behind the team. Loved watching Keith Marshall score. All overturning backs had good games.
I always love seeing #4 do his thing. He’s a DGD.
All our running backs not overturning
I loved that score by Marshall. I was in 108 right next to the student section and they were pretty loud. It didn’t rain, the half time program was great, we won, partied with Kentucky fans after the game (they were great). Great day in Athens tween the hedges. Happy Dawg fan here!!!!
“biggest cheer during the pre-game introductions was for CMR”
And the jets!
I almost soiled myself when the jets came over – my seats are in the southwest corner and I had my back to them. Very cool nonetheless.
The problems aren’t (and won’t be) fixed over the next 2 months since we’re now bowl eligible. To grouse about a business-like performance today seems odd to me. The defense played solidly all day. Some of that was UK’s problems on offense. Some of it was our ability to change field position and keep the field tilted against them. When the bad play came (IMac’s fumble), the defense bowed its neck and forced a FG. The offense came back out and got into scoring position. Unfortunately, Morgan missed. The first possession of the 2nd half the defense got a big stop, and then the running game did the rest.
I’m seeing a revealing contrast in this comment thread.
So here’s a statement of fact: we won. Another statement of fact: winning is always, without exception, better than losing. Now reasonable people can differ over the nature of the win, how the team played and the coaches coached and so on. Football is a brutal and complex sport, so it’s always ripe for discussion.
But, here’s what gets me. AusDawg makes a completely non-controversial statement: “Let’s get to 10 – 3 without anymore drama like this week please.” You’d think that’s something that any Georgia fan could get behind. That’s better than 6-6, right? Hell, he’s not even making a prediction. It’s a simple declarative statement.
And this is what he gets in response: “10-3? Lol. Nothing like a win over a bad football team to rekindle the sunshine.”
No wonder the Senator is getting a little annoyed with the comments around here.
I don’t fault folks for being upset with the coaching. And even the most ardent supporter of Coach Richt would readily agree that there are deficiencies in the program right now. But that shouldn’t stop us from at least enjoying the win. Oh, and about wins…
One of the common cliches around these parts about the more… er… optimistic elements of the fan base is that for them any win is a cure-all for everything. They’ll just declare everything in the program is copacetic and spend the rest of the day picking daisies. Try as I might, I haven’t seen a single comment to that effect around here.
One thing that’s in abundance, though, is pissing and moaning. For as much as you guys bristle when folks call you out for your attitude after wins (when they do occur, amirite!?!!), you sure go out of your way to live up to the stereotype. For a group of folks who call themselves realists, that’s predictable and sad. If this sport, this team, makes you that miserable, why go to the trouble of watching the games? Why even bother indulging in internet pissing matches over it? Heck, why should I even waste my time asking?
Here’s why. I don’t know if any of y’all played football. If you did, whether you were good at it or not, you probably understand that it’s a violent, spiteful, complex, painful game. It’s not pleasant. That’s what makes it so rewarding, of course.
Put yourself in those guys’ pads. Would you rather be a human battering ram in front of fans who respect your efforts with at least a modicum of pleasure after a victory? Or would you rather beat the shit out of your body in front of a bunch of fairweather types who react to a win by nitpicking all the things you and your coaches don’t do, or the things you didn’t do earlier this season, or the things you haven’t done in awhile.
If I were in their pads, I’d tell you to go pound sand. But, I’m not. So, I’ll just settle on telling you to go pound sand.
Good on you, Charles. I was just about to ask Chili weather he could honestly type the words “I’m glad we won today” with no qualifiers or “buts” or whatever. But since I’ve already written off one fellow commenter today (one that I actually agreed with) I’ve got no stomach for getting into it with another.
I’m glad we won today.
Richt still has to go.
I went to the game with 7 Italian soil science profs. They had never seen an American football game and they really enjoyed it! So did I.
That’s pretty cool. I’ve always wanted to take someone to a game that had never seen it before.
Yea, it was too bad the field was so wet. We sat right behind the band so they got that part but the marching part would have been cool for them.
Did they at least get to see Que and ask what’s the big deal about the bulldog?
Oh yea, I was explaining the monument when he came out for a stroll. We taught them the kickoff cheer before the game but they were really puzzled by the four fingers!
That’s awesome. Did they buy out the bookstore of items with Gs on them? McGarity wants to know. 🙂
I think they did, I walked on home and they went on their way via the bookstore.
Take them to a Georgia basketball game and they really, really will be confused about the four fingers!
Awesome. Post of the day!
I’m glad we won but the way guys like you get up on your soap box and shout down at the rest of us is bullshit. There are a few people on both sides of the issue that are just assholes. They aren’t assholes because of where they stand on Richt. They would be assholes no matter what you talked to them about. Im one of the ones that wants Richt gone and thinks we can count on crapping the bed and the same old problems as long as he is HC. But I recognize some on my side of the issue act like assholes. But if you don’t think there are some insufferable assholes on your side of it, just read a random post by Derek. We all want the program to succeed. But there are assholes on both sides of this issue. I don’t care what the Senator does about the comments section. It is his blog and his decision. I was fine before I found this place and will be just fine if I can’t post anymore. But let’s not act like some of the pro Richt folks aren’t part of the problem, because they are. The holier than thou, I’m a real fan because I love right and you’re not schtik is bullshit. As is the nonsense about, “I sure miss the days when the blog belonged to us sunshine pumpers.” We are all UGA fans. We all want the program to succeed. Some of us want Richt gone as soon as possible. Some don’t. No big deal. But being part of one group or the other doesn’t make you good or bad or your opinion more worthy of being typed. Some people are just assholes and some aren’t. I personally don’t need anymore sermons about it. And there is only one asshole here who told anyone to kill themselves. I don’t see any suggestions to have the comments action shut down over that. And if anything should do it, that should.
One man’s trash is another man’s asshole.
An asshole on either side of the issue stinks just as bad.
you good brah?
As one of the assholes, I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment
@mike Cooley. You summed up my feelings about the fan base and this blog perfectly. Im willing to get rid of Richt and take a risk for greatness. That doesn’t make me any less of a fan than the people who worship at MR’s feet or are just terrified of change.
The only person’s “fandom” I’ve questioned is chili’s because he wants us to lose in order to get his way. I’ve only questioned the intelligence of the “fire Richt” crowd. I don’t think they are bad fans or disloyal or whatever. I just think they are wrong. As I’ve said everytime that this issue boils up: you don’t fire a guy because you can. You fire him when you don’t have any other choices. Hanging in there and seeing where we are when Eason gets here is the more responsible and more reasonable choice. It doesn’t mean you are afraid of greatness. It means that you are afraid of being a 4th place east team. Don’t think it can’t happen. You make a bad hire and UT and UF start fleecing Atlanta again and shit goes to hell quick. We’re doing a good job in state. We’re getting better players along the line a scrimmage. Staying the course makes more sense than Coach X and all the buyouts we’d have to payoff.
My paraphrase on what he is saying:
Can’t we just enjoy a win today? We can argue about program dynamics later.
I didn’t tell anyone to kill themselves. I said that IF you thought that this wildcat offense would have worked vs. Alabama that the safest thing for the rest of us would be “voluntary attrition.” As far as I know, nobody fits the category. I am happy that no one has made the argument yet. To the extent that I saved myself from having to read anybody write “where was this when we played Alabama?” I’m glad I said it.
Moreover, the idea that the debate I’m saying is pro-Richt vs. anti-Richt is false. My point has been and remains that our qbs are fucking horrible. Our offense doesn’t function with awful qb play. We need a qb to make plays and protect the ball. No amount of coaching could turn these three into serviceable qbs. Against a bad team like uk you can literally take the ball out of the qbs hands and win. It doesn’t work with against good defensive fronts like Bama and UF. They force your qb to make plays and then we’re fucked bc our qbs can’t make plays. The problem is that too many people process that as being an apologist or whatever. I don’t care it’s just factual. If we had a qb we’d be going to Atlanta. I really believe that. To fire a coach because he’s had two years without a qb and the year before that everyone’s knees blew out seems irresponsible. We apparently have a good qb showing up. Fire CMR and he likely doesn’t show up. Then you’re asking a coach to win with these three stiffs and recruit a good qb for 2017. It’s stupid. It’s very stupid. It’s painfully stupid. Those who suggest that 1) good coaching could get production out of these guys and/or 2) losing is preferable because it forces CMR to be fired are beyond stupid. It’s an insult to stupid people to call those people stupid. Our qbs suck. CMR knows that. Schotty knows that. They aren’t going to come out and say it, but it’s true. If Eason thought that schotty and Richt were destroying qb talent, why would he want to come. How the fuck do you get the balls to say that YOU know qb coaching but Eason and his dad? Fools!
It just goes to show that stupid has no bounds.
I agree with some of what you say, but there is ZERO evidence that Schottenheimer can develop a Qb and that’s his primary job. Explain Bauta starting after not even taking a damn snap in ALL the prior games. Explain why Lambert can make mistake after mistake, but Ramsey can barely see the field. Explain why Schot calls the same WR stack play that requires Godwin to block. Why run short yardage with no lead fullback? I can go on and on…but there is a serious lack is smarts on the offensive staff and that shit falls on Richt. So does having three shitty Qb’s, too.
Glad for the win. Worried about the future of this program.
What was it that Rumsfeld said? The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Godwin needs to learn to block. It’s necessary.
You can run short yardage without a fb. The lbs just read the fb anyway and it brings another guy into the box.
Godwin learning to block is something you learn in practice. Seriously, if he can’t block you don’t have his ass on the field to block. You don’t learn to do that is the UF Game. You just reinforce his stupid the offensive coaches appear. Same with Reggie dropping punts. The guy has a track record of doing it. Yet they trot him out there time after time. What does that say about accountability by the coaches on putting guys in position to succeed and help the team? Reggie fumbled the punt at UT before housing it. He can’t reliably field punts. Yet……That shit is poor coaching and decision making on the Head Coach.
I think playing Bauta was a message about playing the guys who were playing hard. I think that they figured Bauta wasn’t that much worse than the other 2 and giving him the start was a message that effort and competitiveness mattered to playing time. The idea that the offense was going to change dramatically was wrong simply because he isn’t that great an athlete. He could have helped his cause by tucking it a few more times though.
If that’s why they started Bauta in the most important game of they year the HC should be dismissed. Period. Now. This program is not his play-toy for parables and lesson learning.
You conclusion is obviously strongly held. Not seeing a lot of reasoning. I don’t think they thought that lambert was beating UF the way he was playing. I’m having a hard time arguing with that. I also think their was a generic malaise of “we can’t win with this guy” through the team. Also understandable. So you start a popular guy whose rep is work, work, work and maybe you get people focused on work. Having watched lambert and Ramsey play I’m having a hard time questioning the conclusion that doing what we were doing was going to lead to a better result.
I’ve seen too many mental blunders in all phases of this program to try to rationalize a poor decision by Richt to start Bauta. The proof is in the pudding. I like the guy and have a good friend on the football staff. I wanted Richt to succeed, but he’s not in my estimation, and much of it is his own inability to inspire, be proactive, and generate intensity and excellence in all phases of the program. It’s simply time to call a spade a spade.
Good post Mike.
This did not end up where I thought. I was trying to thank Charles for his post. I should not watch Arkansas beat Ole Miss while trying to post.
You are spot on with this. Also, I don’t care if a kid drops a sure TD, blows an easy kick, whiffs a block, whatever; there is NO EXCUSE EVER for booing a teenager or just beyond a teenager that loves his team and game enough to forego almost any sense of a normal life to give everything he has almost year round, missing holidays and breaks with his family, etc. to play the game for his school and fans. If you’re a fan, congratulate them on the win and get over yourself with the thinking you know everything and can say exactly what is right or wrong in a program. You know way less than you think. And, for the folks saying Pruitt will have a head job next year, that is highly unlikely if they do their due diligence. He is very good to excellent with a defense, but far from ready for everything else that comes with running a program.
If you think football at a power 5 conference is about a teenager loving the team and game enough to give up normal life, you aren’t watching the same game I am. The majority of players are about fame and the possibility of future fortunes. That’s why they leave after 3 years, take the easiest class load they possibly can and continually get in trouble with off the field incidents. They aren’t dedicated to the game or their team. That’s why you see crazy celebrations when “the team” is losing by 30 because its about the play the individual just made not about the team. Until these conferences are willing to give up on the multi-million dollar TV contracts, conference networks, and stadiums that sit 100K fans, it will only get worse. The players that are playing for the love of the game are those in IVY league schools that don’t have athletic scholarships.
Being a D-I athlete is like a job. Folks do not put the time and effort into it if they do not love the game.
Not saying they don’t like the game but different aspects of the game appeal to individuals. Unfortunately, work ethic is not the only thing that determines the on field results. Sometimes sheer athletic ability (God bless them as I never had it) out shines any amount of work someone can put in. However, I am not out until 3 AM during the week when I got to work (practice) the next day.
I think the majority of us feel this way. I don’t think the people who disagree with my point of view are stupid. However, I think all the name calling going on is stupid. I agree with the Senator. I don’t care who’s coaching, I will continue to go to games and support UGA because I love Georgia football and I respect the heart and guts it takes to go out there week after week. I get enjoyment supporting my team, good or bad. I don’t understand all the angst. I save all that for Obama, not my beloved Bulldogs.
Are there issues with the coaching & program? Yes. Should that, the hurling of insults, and ridiculous levels of negativity after a win consume blog threads? No. Some people need to take a night off from working in negative town for a change and actually enjoy life.
Good post, Char.
Defeating Kentucky sure beats the hell out of losing to them. Also, and I think it’ll be very tough, but beating Tech and Awbun can do wonders for your football disposition.
My there’s a lot of pissing and moaning here…
This theory isn’t crazy. Before I had to leave for a funeral in the 2Q (people shouldn’t marry or die in the fall), I spotted Richt noticeably in Schotty’s ear before the latter sent in a play call. That was the one time the camera was on him. How much more did that happen?
D’oh! Intended for somebody above.
I noticed that same thing
Barn burner in Oxford.
you won’t believe this one!
The Arky vs. Ole Miss game proves Yogi Berra was right: It isn’t over ’til it’s OVER.
Huge Freeze’s annual face plant game. Also, Gary Patterson had a face plant game today, too.
No, his face plant was at Memphis. This is just another stop on his way to the typical 4 loss season.
Yeah, I thought that when I posted at 7:58, but at that point Fuentes was still the hot coach who could not be beaten. Now Freeze has had 2 face plants and a beat down.
Ole Miss has the same number of losses we have. Freeze isn’t going to win a NC.
That was fun to watch.
And the cocks fumble away their chance in Knoxville.
So slightly off topic. Clemson just beat FSU and is now 9-0. If they make a run in the playoff or even win a natty does the term “Clemsoning” get replaced by “Georgiaing”? Of course according to Derek Dabo is a moron and the only thing separating the two programs is a QB.
This is Dabo’s last chance to win one. Remember, he said that if players got money beyond tuition, room and board he would quit college coaching and go back to high school coaching? So, if he is a man of his word he will be coaching 16 years olds next year.
Everybody said Dabo sucked. Now he’s number 1. Did he learn to coach or did he find a qb? Doesn’t matter what your answer is. If a dumbass can become a genius in the offseason why make coaching changes? If it’s about the qb why make a coaching change?
Because only a moron would think it’s all about the QB.
Fill in the blank: only a ____ would be disappointed that we won today because it means that we’re further away from firing CMR.
You can give yourself whatever name you want.
I call that a needling shot, Sir – and a good one. You now have given us a reason to go back to Army-derived cuss words where they all fit inside one slur.
I’m still waiting for Derek to enlighten us on where his vast knowledge of football(according to him) comes from.
I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Dabo got much smarter after signing Deshaun Watson. The kid is a player I wish had come to Georgia.
In the off-season, CollegeFootballNews published a story suggesting this very thing–that Clemsoning wasn’t really an apt descriptive phrase, and that Georgiaing was the more accurate terminology. And that was BEFORE this season started. Pretty sure they are not disavowing this opinion at this time.
Twice, the Ole Miss bench runs on the field to celebrate victory.
Derek Dooley could not be reached for comment.
Yes, and the refs did not call a penalty on Ole Miss and Treadwell on the 4th and 25 conversion in OT. He ran off the bench and on to the field during the play. Had Arkansas not converted it should have had one more chance due to an illegal participation penalty on Ole Miss.
Umm, no. I’m guessing you didn’t know that Ole Miss has a defensive back #1, who was legally on the field during that play. That wasn’t Treadwell.
Umm, yes. I know Ole Miss has a DB who is number 1. And, um, I know that Ole Miss did not line its DB who wears number one on the sideline behind Arkansas’s backfield without his helmet on. The replay angle from behind the end zone shows a guy without a helmet wearing the number one leaving the bench and running onto the field as the tight end started to toss the ball backwards.
They can still block Kentucky. That’s something.
I think the only thing this thread proves is that Richt supporters are more obnoxious, crude and condescending than the other side…enjoy the win ans stop sharpening sticks,,,not on either side, just wants the OC gone and the DC to stay
The only thing this thread proves is that some of you need to quit commenting for a while. Both sides are really getting tiresome.
I apologize if I’m one of the rabble rousers you are referring to. I try to call things as I see them and not get into personal attacks yet I’ve had them directed towards me and have bitten at the troll bait from time to time. We all need to remember that we are Georgia fans in the end. I remember when this blog was a startup and you and I were posting on the now defunct ABH forums. You’ve done an amazing job and even if I don’t agree with you always I’ve give this blog a lot of hits. I think both sides(mine included) need to chill with the personal stuff and attacks.
It’s not the attacks as much as it’s the whining. Georgia wins an SEC game by 24 points and all some of want to argue about is who’s meaner to whom. Christ, it’s boring.
The worst part is the underlying argument hasn’t changed and isn’t going to change. We know where all of you stand. Some of you need to take a breather if you can’t come up with something original to add.
I hear ya. I said weeks ago that I didn’t envy your job as moderator. If I’m one of those that needs to take a few weeks off then let me know.
I know you are getting tired of this but I find it entertaining. As someone who goes to every home game and several of the away ones it is fun to experience the thrill of victory and read about the agony of victory.
I’m going to miss Pruitt. Today and the rest of the season is a job interview for him. No doubt a lot of employers will be lining up.
Yes because every rumor is true and he is gone. This is getting tired.
If Pruitt is out and Shittenheimer stays I may slowly poison myself with antifreeze next season.
That may already be happening from someone else since it tastes sweet and can be used in baking. Eating any homemade sweets lately?
We won and I hate to be That Guy, but: 4th and inches inside the Kentucky 5 against the 119th ranked team in opponent 4th down conversions, and we kick a FG. There’s conservative and then there’s raw, dumb, animal fear.
I hated that call. Maybe it was get points because you think points will be at a premium, but I really thought we should have tried to stick it in the end zone there.
Personally I love being able to waste time on this blog and comment and read comments. It’s a vent for me. So I’d say a lot of us(myself included) need to appreciate that we have somewhere to discuss or even argue about Georgia football and do it like adults or rightfully the senator will get fed up and quit putting up with it.
Memphis lost by 25. Is Justin Fuentes still the “can’t miss guy” to whom power 5 ADs are going to offer millions?
And Michigan State had its face plant game.
Is there a player among our starting 22 who could start for Bama?
Oh…and Derek…ah 13 yards?
Update: 31 yards.
Malcolm Mitchell. Chubb if you are referring to the season opener starting 22.
Malcolm Mitchell. Blazevich. Chubb. Pyke when he’s motivated. Floyd is good enough but he’s not a great fit for their defense. Morgan’s probably a better kicker than they have. That’s about all I can think of.
So you are saying Malcolm could replace Ridley? And Blazevich could replace OJ Howard? I’d love to think Malcolm could play for anybody, but I don’t know about replacing Ridley.
Derrick Henry…210 yards, against LSU.
Man, he IS big.
Yes on Malcolm replacing Ridley. Malcolm is a grown man and a seasoned veteran. Ridley is still a teen. Put Malcolm on that team with that line, rennin get offense and QB and put Ridley on this team and contrast.
Yep, that’s all true.
Agreed. Malcolm may be the best wr out there. Great speed, hands, routes, size, strength. Total package. A shame we don’t have anyone to get him the ball.
That is, “running offense.” Damn autocorrect .
Can you turn that on during a play?
We recruited Mitchell hard.
Oof…Jeremy Johnson finds himself just in time for us. Naturally.
Yep. They find a running back. Carl Lawson is healthy and a beast now, and JJ seems to have his groove back. Perfect timing.
We have one damn fine long snappah.
I was at the game. Did anyone else notice that we had Malcolm Mitchell out wide on the hash in one on one coverage with no safety help multiple times, and failed to throw down the field to him? I am talking about the safety was cheated way over to the middle where he could never recover to help a beat corner. I was thinking, if I am the quarterback, I just tell Malcolm, ‘I am throwing to a spot 35 yards down the field. The spot we worked on in practice. At that spot it will be you catching the ball or over your head and the defender’s head.’ And that NEVER happened……..Wait, OK, never mind, I just DREAMED we have a quarterback that can make that throw. Which leads me to……….how in the world can you be recruited to play at Georgia and not have the arm to make that kind of throw? I am not talking a Stafford-like cannon, just a serviceable, D1, SEC type of arm that can execute a stock play like that. Either that, or Schottenheimer is proving again how much of a moron he is for failing to see that opening. Man was that frustrating…..
By the way it was great seeing AJ and Massoquoi at the game. And it was good to see a win, despite how poor the other team was. I thought the D played well overall, with a lot of stops on 3rd down. Two picks by Sanders, one of which should have resulted in at least 3, maybe 7 points. The stupid carelessness he exhibited by fumbling it when he wasn’t even hit was not a coach’s fault.
“The stupid carelessness he exhibited by fumbling it when he wasn’t even hit was not a coach’s fault.” I don’t even begin to have an answer to this kind of comment, well, here’s one…watch the replay of the whole game, Roswell.
“I’m just going to come in, put it the work and get the respect from my teammates and help them do anything I can do to help the team win.” — Tykee Smith, UGASports.com, 4/4/21
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