Aim higher, Mecole.

It’s hard not to love Mecole Hardman’s exuberance, but perhaps it’s gone a little too far with this.

“I am bringing that competitive spirit, that leadership, that swagger,” Hardman said. “I think Georgia has been missing that swagger for a long time. I just want to go out there and have fun with it. Bring it back to the Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Boykin days…Reshad Jones – when they were playing, when you saw Georgia football, you were hyped to see them boys play. That is what we are going to bring back with this squad 16 class coming in. That is what we are going to bring.”

This is swagger giving up a 60-yard touchdown run in 2008:

Jeez.  That may be the first time any fan of the program has waxed nostalgic over the two thumbs up era.

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36 responses to “Aim higher, Mecole.

  1. DawgPhan

    clearly 18 year old high school students have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the program.

  2. Tatum

    I hate the word swagger. When I hear it I picture the other team beating our pants off while our guys wear sunglasses and do dance moves during play.

  3. The Quincy Carter of Accountants

    This quote needed more Bryan Evans.

  4. McTyre

    If the young man had stopped at Boykin he’d have been more on target. B2 had his moments in the 3 phases of the game, as MH aspires to do.

    • Go Dawgs!

      Boykin’s one of my all-time favorite Georgia Bulldogs.

    • CB

      Great return man, became a solid tackler for a db, but wasn’t very good in coverage when he was at Georgia. I chalk that up to bad coaching bc he clearly had the skill set and he’s showing that off in the NFL.

  5. Derek

    That was the worst plan for dealing with that offense ever. The shining example of how and why “assignment defense” is the wrong approach to defending the triple option.

    If Mecole wants to draw from an exemplary leader with competitive spirit and who played DB at uga, I suggest he watch some film of terry hoage.

  6. Juan

    Someone show this kid some 02 defense film immediately

  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I thought you’d show EVERYBODY’s favorite play from that game: Reshad Jones’s shoulder bump. Grrrr.

  8. Harvey

    Give him a break. He’s a kid. He don’t know any better.

  9. Don’t curb the enthusiasm, swagger or not.

  10. JCDAWG83

    I’ve seen enough “swagger”, I want to see some wins that count for something.

    • Nate Dawg

      For some of us, wins against tech, awbin, tenn, and fla do count for something, and yes…even when they are in ‘down’ years – if those really even exist…
      And coincidentally, in order to get to all those wins that “count for something”, you gotta beat all those teams that I mentioned to get there right…? So you mind as well start somewhere…

  11. Noonan

    He is probably too young to remember Thomas Davis. Or maybe Thomas didn’t have enough swagger.

  12. Go Dawgs!

    Thanks for starting my day with that memory, Senator.

  13. DawgPhan

    I think that DBs have to play with swagger. You can’t have it any other way.

    That boy Sanders is the one he should be watching though. That kid is awesome.

  14. HVL Dawg

    Trigga had lots of swagger.

  15. 69Dawg

    They are all in the Pros. I think that means more to him than the Two Thumbs D.

  16. Dog in Fla

    Kirby needs to tell Greg to get a new hype video for a swagger wagon plus another box of rubbers

  17. Tommy

    I get that it was a signature moment in a rare loss to the Eternal Enemy, but I’d hate for that to be Jones’ epitaph at Georgia, as he certainly redeemed himself in 2009. Led the team in pics, including a key one in the original #WeRunThisState game. Completely jobbed in Stillwater on a monster hit. http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2009-2010/teamcume.htm#TEAM.DEF

  18. DawgByte

    I don’t care about “swagger”, but it would be nice to have an intimidating Safety back there who wasn’t afraid to bring the lumber. It’s been far too long since we had anyone back there that put any fear in opposing WR’s or RB’s.