Game day post, Cocktail Party edition

There are plenty of analytical posts out there about today’s game, if that’s your cup of tea.  Ed Aschoff writes a couple of good pieces about Georgia needing to establish the run game and Florida’s problems in the end zone, for example.

But as much as I try to get in the weeds and figure out the keys to the game, I keep coming back to one simple factor.

Georgia needs to show up.

Before you mock me for the depth of that insight, let me remind you not about the games this season when the Dawgs failed to do that, but about the last two games in Jacksonville that I had the displeasure of witnessing in person.  In 2014, the players didn’t show up (or at least didn’t after Florida’s successful fake field goal) and ruined what had the potential to be a great season.  In 2015, the coaches didn’t show up and Mark Richt lost his job.

There’s nothing that dramatic on the line today.  Georgia is playing for little more than pride.  But that should mean enough in a rivalry game.  Kirby needs to show us that he’s got the coaching touch to point this team in the right direction.  I’m not crazy enough to think that showing up in and of itself guarantees a win, but I do believe that showing up means this Georgia team won’t embarrass itself.  After the Vanderbilt loss, that’s a good enough place to start for me.

Turn in a solid effort today and build on it, and 2016 won’t go down as a wasted year.  Yeah, that isn’t the kind of season we signed up for in December, but it is what it is.

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411 responses to “Game day post, Cocktail Party edition

  1. AO

    “Turn in a solid effort today and build on it”….and I agree. But this in itself is evidence that our fanatical expectations have been reprogrammed by The Process. Have the players?

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  2. J-Dawg

    I thought that Kirby would end the tradition of UGA going into a game “half-stepping”, but now I’m not so sure. I can take a loss if the team plays their heart out, but the complacency has to end.

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  3. 92 grad

    I don’t know how to say it anymore. Maybe this’ll work:

    Can we please football in such a way that our offense runs plays and their defense doesn’t know what play it is before the ball is even snapped?

    Can our defense maybe not make their offense look like they are running new and confusing plays every snap?

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    • blueridgedawg

      Agreed. I don’t understand how we have one of, if not the best running back in the country last year and this game he has 20. Yards. Maybe you smart folks can educate me. And no, I don’t believe it’s just the offensive line. How does this happen? I feel bad for Chubb.

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  4. The peanuts are warming and the children are all grumbling about having to get up to go to Jacksonville. It’s GAMEDAY!!!

    For a deep south Georgia saltwater dawg this is like a birthday, Christmas and New Year’s all rolled up together. Even if we do get our asses beat like a drum most years. Hope this one turns out different.

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    • Jack Klompus

      Have fun man. Sounds like you will if the Dawgs cooperate, at least a little.

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    • Mayor

      Don’t you think it would be more fun if the Dawgs actually beat Florida more often than not. Think about what the University of Georgia as an institution could do to enhance the chances of the Dawgs winning the Georgia-Florida game–any ideas?

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      • Russ

        We do beat Florida more often than not.

        Next question.

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        • Macallanlover

          +1 That is why the continual rolling over is so sickening. I get it, Spurrier was much better than Ray, and UGA did nothing to address the change of FU’s offense, recruiting, or coaching. But put that aside as idiots not paying attention for a decade, the series has been more UGA than not, and has seen each side have their streaks. Get off your knees Dawg fans, you are getting owned by Gator fans and the talking airheads. Now let’s go get a game that is very winnable.

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      • Wallll Mayor, it’s a commuter game for me. 45 minutes to the Fairgrounds. Home and home don’t matter. Maybe it’s recruiting, maybe it’s coaching. It is what it is and what it is is a damn good party day.

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      • Wallll Mayor, it’s a commuter game for me. 45 minutes to the Fairgrounds. Home and home don’t matter. Maybe it’s recruiting, maybe it’s coaching. It is what it is and what it is is a damn good party
        day. .

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      • Wallll Mayor, it’s a commuter game for me. 45 minutes to the Fairgrounds. Home and home don’t matter. Maybe it’s recruiting, maybe it’s coaching. It is what it is and what it is is a damn good party
        day. .

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  5. URGENT:

    Can I watch the game on the UGA Bulldogs app? Do I need some special cable provider? I have the cbs app, but not one of the 4 listed providers.

    I was planning on being on the road but thought I could watch on the ESPN app, but no. The only option I see is either the UGA or drive much, much faster to destination.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

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  6. Win today or 2 weeks from now and the season isn’t a waste. Otherwise, this season has been a lost year.

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  7. Macallanlover

    Dawgs will show up today, question is: has Chaney finally made some adjustments after 7 games? I expect it to be competitive, and would give us a 35-40% chance to win outright. Florida’s defense is stout and that will keep our points low, but our defense is better than their offense so they should also have trouble scoring. We are healthy, had plenty of time to prepare, and should be motivated after the Vandy giveaway. 20-16, not sure who is on top of that but if we are, it could spike us to a decent close; if it is the Hated, the remainder of this year could be tough to swallow.

    Go Dawgs!

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  8. I see either 17-16 UGA or 28-10 UF. We need to make it to the half not demoralized.

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  9. Uglydawg

    It should be a low scoring, defensive match. Should be. Whatever.
    But if Chubb can break a few we might pull this one out. Florida didn’t play TN as tough as Georgia did. But if it’s a low scoring game..that means it might come down to a special teams.
    Dawgs win 17-10.

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  10. TN Dawg

    Honest question here.

    Talent is talent and there is little doubt that in the most competitive of games, often times effort and strategy just can’t overcome talents. With that said, I sort of view coaching as a multiplier or divisor of talent. I hate to invoke diving in a coversation about football, but I think it’s a fair parallel in this instance. A half-gainer, performed perfectly, will never out score a marginal 2 1/2 somersault with 2 twists, but we can still judge, to some extent, the abilities of an individual to perform with what they can do. Basically, winning 9 games at Vanderbilt is probably are greater accomplishment than winning 11 games at Alabama.

    So, in that context, if we viewed coaching execution and game-planning on a -10 to +10 scale, how do you guys grade CKS & staffs performance to this point relative to talent?

    I have to be honest, at this point I actually feel as though we are getting less out of talent than what is possible. I would grade us out, to this point at around -4.

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    • This ought to encourage rational responses.

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    • Uglydawg

      Winning 8 games at Vandy would be greater than 11 at ‘Bama. Maybe even 7.

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    • I agree. Everything we were told wouldn’t be allowed to happen by so and so IS happening and, in some cases, more than ever. We’ve been mostly a poorly coached team this year. Seems like Kirby needs to visit the mountain-top choosing guru or something. Maybe spend the off-season figuring out how to better transition from a rah rah sideline coordinator into a big time SEC head coach. At this point, I feel like all Saban prepared him for was how to be his lackey for life. I kinda fear that Kirby was a coordinator so long that it’s all he’ll ever be. What he really needs is an OC who is good enough and self-sufficient enough to run the offense and, right now, I have little citizens our current OC is THAT OC.

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      • I currently find myself being a real cynic and that’s never been who I am. Just give me effort, execution and a decent gameplan and I’ll take whatever results. Nothing crazy….just not run, run, pass every possession. Just not the same formation every time Chubb touches the ball. Am I asking too damn much?!?

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    • Macallanlover

      Fair question. Have to admit I expected much more from the offense, especially with a healthy Chubb, figuring we could open up the passing game with play action. Getting our running game stuffed with our talent at RB has been the biggest disappointment, and made the offense almost a total fail. I also expected more accuracy from Eason. Definitely a negative number, maybe a -6. The defense has been what I expected, maybe better given our lack of depth on the DL and new ILBs. Give them a +3 against expectations but secondary is below what I felt we would have. STs a big minus on virtually all counts. -9 might be high but it is a bigger miss than even the offense to me. Remind me again about the value of a ST coach.

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    • I’d argue that the overall win / loss results might not be that different if we were getting more out of the talent on hand this year. However – Nichols, Vandy, and South Carolina would have been cakewalks with a 1 or 2 on your scale. Losing to Ole Miss is still likely, but wouldn’t be nearly as lopsided. Tennessee is probably still a toss up. I’d argue it’s fair to say Kirby has probably underachieved relative to talent on hand, but that’s to be expected with a first time head coach. Sucks because we were told that wouldn’t be an issue with any new coach. Think that’s been slightly debunked.

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  11. GATA 72

    Chill people. Drink a cocktail. Make some eye contact every now and then. and just enjoy the first of the last five games.

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  12. doofusdawg

    I haven’t been to this game in ten years. For some reason I really wish I was there today. Maybe it’s the weather… maybe it’s the disappointments so far this season. I just think it’s gonna be a good day for the dawgs on the coast today. Yall have fun and leave a mark.

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  13. AusDawg85

    “…show up.” This was the job #1 for Kirby, no? Totally in his control while everything else is an inherited mess. So how’s he done?

    UNC…team was ready, showed poise and perseverance. Maybe Fedora pulled his own brain fart, but we capitalized. Remember that we used Lambert efficiently where leadership was needed.

    Nichols…near total fail

    Missouri…the farther back in the rear view mirror this game gets, the worst it looks.

    UT…I’d say the players showed up. Coaches..??

    Ole Miss…total fail

    USCe…so weird on so many levels, take the win and don’t analyze

    Vandy…total fail

    I don’t think I’m being unfair. This isn’t about all the other issues and challenges facing the new staff, just a report card on this one metric. And it’s as bad as its been since years with a 9 in them (2009, the ’90’s). I can’t really see how things can turn around for this game. I remember another HC who pulled a radical stunt to get the team’s attention and it worked. Don’t see that kind of creative thinking being part of the process. The happy talk this week has gone back to “Georgia football” as if our reputation has been to play winning at smash mouth football. When, exactly, was that our reputation within the SEC? Effective running and PA passing game plus great LB play is tough football, but that’s not 3 yards and a cloud of dust stuff. How long has it been since our D was “junkyard” worthy?

    On paper, we have plenty of talent and play schemes to move the ball on the gators if the OL performs and we spread out. Our D is more than good enough to stop this gator offense. Surely our coaching staff will button up the ST play with 2 weeks to address it. That adds up to a 28 – 14 type of win for the Dawgs. But the actual results on the field thus far point to another embarrassing loss in Jax.

    I don’t see Kirby igniting The Celebration II…not his style. So let’s pray and hope The Process 2.0 has something as good or better.

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    • Macallanlover

      Vandy wasn’t a total fail, we dominated them. Amazing you can lose that game with zero turnovers and 3-3 on FGs. But you cannot put that one on the players not showing up. They were there, on both sides of the ball. I get the 10 points off STs that cost us, but with that domination on all other points make the result a head-scratcher. We didn’t even dominate Nicholls at all after the opening drive. In a way, SC resembled Vandy except for the weird onside kick ending.

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      • AusDawg85

        Fair enough, Mac. But to your post above, where are you getting your sense of optimism…eyes or heart? Cause I’m not seeing it.

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        • Macallanlover

          Based on both defenses being better than the offenses they must stop. That should make it a low scoring game, which means it should be close, which means a slight underdog has a reasonable shot. I put us at about 35-40% chance of winning, a ply/break/call away from the winners’ circle. I won’t be upset if we don’t win, but will be if we don’t take this into at least the middle of the 4th quarter. Their offense should not be able to drive the field much on us, and we should have more variety in our offense after two weeks to adjust. With us having more explosive playmakers than they do, I feel we close the STs gap a little so result is….close, winnable game.

          I agree we have some hills to climb, and should be an underdog, but this isn’t like Ole Miss where I had no confidence in us having any chance of competing. So I don’t know if I would call it optimism, but better than a Hail Mary/puncher’s chance to me. Will be very unhappy if we haven’t figured a way to modify/diversify our offense after 7 games of film and two weeks to prepare…very unhappy. Time Old Lady Luck threw us a bone in this series.

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  14. McTyre

    Having seen how we’ve lost so many games in Jax and how the Gators have played during the Boom-McChompers Era, the obvious primary key for us is ST. On paper, our ST seem outmatched, but our simply following the hippocratic oath on ST will force a limited Gator O to drive the ball to score … unless our O gives the ball up on within either 20YL much less defensive scores. There are not bigger keys of late in the series than ST and turnovers – as the good run D suddenly cannot hold a run only O under 289-300 yards thing from 2014-15 are surely an anomaly.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    I actually wouldn’t mind having Todd Grantham back for this game. This was the one game each year he had his defense stoked to the max. We’ve sorely lacked the mindset that we’re coming here to kick the shit out of fu. My wish is that we’ve seen the last of the ‘coaches-piss-their-pants & field-goal-U mentality’.

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    • ElectroM

      “I actually wouldn’t mind having Todd Grantham back for this game.”
      Blasphemy!!!
      Here we are, halfway thru Year One of the Kirby Smart era, and that statement speaks volumes about our confidence in this coaching staff. The honeymoon is definitely over. I think this is more of a matter of not having the right coaches, than not having the right players. Yeah, we have some weaknesses, such as the OL and special teams, but so do everybody else. They can keep Todd Grantham, I wouldn’t mind having Jeremy Pruitt back.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        I don’t mean to infer I want CTG back on staff. But I give folks credit when credit is due. I’m saying CTG had his D ready to play at the WLOCP, and they came with a badass ‘tude. Other than that specific game each year, Grantham’s coaching was mostly a train wreck, and his recruiting was worse.

        I will say Chaney, Pittman, Coley & Beamer haven’t shown me shit. It doesn’t appear they’ve taken anyone who’s under their care and improved them as a player. With the exception of getting a bit more production from Imac. Many players appear to be worse at their work than previously. For example, who would’ve figured Godwin would be almost invisible this year? For me the jury is still out on the current staff, though patience is wearing thin. If Kirby values his new job he’d be wise to re-evaluate the staff on November 27th – unless he wants to be back at bama as an assistant or quality control guy on Pruitt’s D staff in 2018.

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        • ElectroM

          I got what you meant about having Grantham back to fire up the defense for this game. I also remember one of the players calling out the others before the game a couple years ago, I think it was Sean Williams (?), calling them soft. I agree that the coaches haven’t shown shit so far, not just with Godwin not being utilized. They are not playing a lot of guys that could probably help our team, such as Woerner, Holyfield, etc. I mentioned Pruitt because he could damn sure coach up the secondary. They were #1 in the country last year on pass defense, and all the starters returned. We picked up Smith from Alabama to help out. We ain’t #1 this year, not even close, so what is the difference? The coaching.

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  16. Why are not the Gators even larger favorites than they are? (Vegas).
    I think most betters will take the Gators & give the points.
    Things will get better But Kirby, The OC, & the play calling
    Is not where they need to be this late in the season.
    If the coaches are better, The Dawgs could pull an upset
    Go You Hairy Dawgs. Go you Silver Britches.

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  17. Macallanlover

    Vegas, which doesn’t predict a game, throws out a number they think will balance the betting public’s dollars on either side. Then adjust the number as it plays out all week. You probably know that. What happened this week was early money was on Georgia and the line fell to 6 1/2, it since swung back to FU favored by 7 1/2 indicating latter big money of the bad guys. I last saw it at UGA +7 so looks like moving it north of a TD brought some UGA bettors back in. Actual number of bettor has been 61% UGA miost of the week, but I have no way of knowing what percentage of dollars on either side are. Would assume the smaller bettors are on UGA or the line would have moved higher. Saw an early, early line at FU by 9 1/2, my guess is they got a lot of UGA bets and adjusted it before it was offered to the general public on Sunday night because I never had a chance to bet anything above 7 1/2.

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  18. jt (the other one)

    Well…never truer words written Senator…

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  19. Raleighwood Dawg

    OK ladies and gentlemen, let’s do this … Go Dawgs!

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  20. Dawgtwo

    Pick, then first-and-goal, wasted, but we got 3.

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  21. The Truth

    Can anyone explain to me how that hit on Sanders after his INT wasn’t targeting — clearly led with helmet?

    And why even have a rule book if refs are just going to call whatever they feel whenever they feel like it?

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  22. W Cobb Dawg

    WTF is skinny WR Reggie Davis doing on the kickoff squad? You’re telling me he’s a better tackler than our 6+ backup DBs?!

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  23. TN Dawg

    Run run pass

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  24. Macallanlover

    That four point false start could be big at the end. Like Vandy, trading 7 for 3 can be fatal.

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  25. Uglydawg

    That was really great thinking..just didn’t work for some reason..Who would have ever expected Florida to be keying on Chubb? I can’t imagine why they weren’t suprised when he got the ball…sheesh.

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    • Uglydawg

      I am beginning to believe the play calling is Georgia’s biggest hindrance.

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      • Macallanlover

        Play calling and not having a diverse offensive scheme.

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        Just don’t bring up “zone blocking schemes”. Let’s continue our “not make you look stupid” (h/t Scorp’sh/t)
        O scheme and run it into the strength of the Florida D and the Georgia O weakness. As Kirby “not too” Smart stated about his counterpart HC at Floriduh….”he takes what he has and plays to their strengths. “

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  26. Dawgtwo

    Despite his pick, Sanders is being owned.

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  27. Ramguy

    Surprised Davis was back to return the KO.

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  28. TN Dawg

    Amazing. When they respect the pass, you can gain yards on a first down run.

    Weird how that works.

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  29. Dawgtwo

    Eason! The man!

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  30. Ramguy

    Give the credit for that drive to Eason

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  31. Scorpio Jones, III

    When Eason learns the plays he might be pretty good. 😀

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  32. TN Dawg

    Florida violated rule number one: Never interfere with Chigbu or Davis. They are no threat to catch the ball.

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  33. D as in Dawg

    Team is fighting. Loving it. That’s what we need to see. But W.T.F. this offensive line. It is just bad.

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  34. AusDawg85

    Fire Chaney now and tell Eason “Just run whatever you ran in HS”. Kid will be much better off.

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  35. From the 15 way up high, nekkid Uga has been the highlight so far.

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  36. Charles

    I guess Kirby ended the handing out of helmet bones throughout the season? Bummer.

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  37. D as in Dawg

    Flipping field position would be nice. Has anyone seen Brice Ramsey?? Anyone??

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  38. TN Dawg

    Run run pass punt….run run pass punt.

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  39. Charles

    “Pastor Poochkick” has given way to “Jabba the Punt.”

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  40. Macallanlover

    Two runs, between the tackles, one pass, then punt. All Chaney seems to know…except buffet lines. Schotty bad.

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  41. AusDawg85

    Brice Ramsey isn’t punting because…why?

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  42. Digitalis

    Guys are fighting hard, but I don’t know how long our defense can hold out.

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  43. Scorpio Jones, III

    Two pretty good defenses….they got better kicking.

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    • Digitalis

      Better secondary, offensive line, too. We have a better QB, but no wide receivers. Our RBs and tight ends are better but pretty much wasted.

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    • Macallanlover

      And they are going to have the fresher defense as we continue to go three and out. They must be shocked we are trying to continue the Vandy attack scheme after two weeks of time (and seven games of film) to do something different.

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  44. Scorpio Jones, III

    Terrible terrible call, just awful.

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  45. Scorpio Jones, III

    We are losing field position every time we punt…even with the wind, I think.

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  46. Ramguy

    Well that’s what happens when you have 20 yd punts.

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  47. D as in Dawg

    Unless we let Eason sling it all over and get lucky, I really don’t think we can hold off much longer. They’re better up front on both lines and they’re better on special teams. How do you overcome that? Run, run, pass, punt?

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  48. AthensHomerDawg

    Field position. CHANEY haz no crayons. One piece of worn yellow chalk. I miss Bobo.

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  49. Digitalis

    How do we not get the play off in time after a possession change?

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  50. Scorpio Jones, III

    ankle.

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    • Macallanlover

      I think the ankle turn caused the drop. Still, Eason had time and if the ball was thrown better it looked like six. We just can’t get out of our own way, 11 Points we left out there this half.

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  51. TN Dawg

    In the lies, damned lies and statistics category:

    As Verne is discussing how Long is “Something of a specialist” in limiting punt returners to an average of 3 yards per, Long booms a 20 yarder….with no return.

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  52. Raleighwood Dawg

    Ramsey to the rescue!

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  53. Scorpio Jones, III

    Brice Ramsey!!!!!!

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  54. Mg4life0331

    This how it starts. They get a slight lead. We drop passes don’t make plays.

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  55. AusDawg85

    hey! Did you see our punter with the Ramsey Halloween costume on?

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    • Macallanlover

      Wonder if he had an option to run if it was open? Didn’t pay close attention but it looked like he had several free yards based on their lack of rush and falling back. May be desperate, we just need to extend some drives to help the defense out…..and God forbid, maybe score.

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      • AusDawg85

        I wonder. Would Kirby be ok with the decision no matter what? Is Ramsey empowered to make the call, or fearful of his HC? Is not going for it the type of indecision that has him on the bench?

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        • Chi-town Dawg

          Let’s not forget what Kirby said after Godwin returned the onside kick for a TD. Whether he should’ve gone down or not, second guessing a guy making a big play creates doubt and hesitation with other players, so even if Hunter had the option to run, I doubt he would. No one would second guess him for punting the ball.

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  56. I would call two plays in a row between the tackles and then ask my freshman to bail my ass out. Nice game plan.

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  57. Digitalis

    Kirby at the half: “We’ve gotta be more physical up front.” How the hell is that supposed to happen?

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    • D as in Dawg

      It starts with getting more physical up front. We need to get each O lineman to get more physical and put them on the field together and just really improve on physicality. It’s a lot of physical science. But if we can’t get more physical, this will continue to be a problem.

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    • BulldogJoe

      No idea. 100 reps in the locker room?😉

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Silly question (but the poor sideline reporter has to ask it every game.) What coach is actually going to say what strategy changes he is making at halftime? Consequently coaches say meaningless crap such as that or deflect with a non-answer.

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    • Raleighwood Dawg

      I translated that into “we’re gonna keep running up the gut until Florida cries mercy”

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  58. D as in Dawg

    We’ve been unsuccessful running outside today. It looks like we’ll have to run outside if we want to see any improvement.

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  59. AusDawg85

    Even our Hail Mary plays are poorly designed and executed.

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  60. Bulldog Joe

    Big line of scrimmage advantage for Florida.

    Will have to throw it 40-plus times.

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  61. Dave

    I love kirbys recruiting, but I’m seriously worried about his complete inability to manage the clock at the end of halves. Saving that timeout for what exactly????? I’m afraid it doesn’t bode well for basic intelligence or attention to detail, the latter which is probably one of the main reasons he was hired. I’m not completely bought in to this theory, but if two is a trend, what are we at by now? Worried….

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    • Jared S.

      Sad. We were in their territory, too. It wasn’t like we were in our own 20 and decided it wasn’t worth a shot.

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  62. Scorpio Jones, III

    Damn, I gotta turn off the radio, I had no idea what geniuses they had on TV…they seem to think we would be more effective on offense if we could run the football. Golly…

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  63. Digitalis

    Chaney and Smart need to do less yelling at Eason on the sidelines and spend some energy on getting him some help.

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  64. Digitalis

    I’ll say it. I miss the hell out of Mike Bobo.

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  65. AusDawg85

    How can you not get Chubb and Sony engaged in your offense? This is malpractice. Schotty found a way to win…this is absolutely maddening.

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  66. Danielson just needs to stfu. WTF is arm agression?

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  67. Ramguy

    On the Dawgs radio show as Kirby was going in at the half, he was asked about changing punters and was there reason for that. I can’t recall word for work what Kriby said but it was something like,”yeah…yeah…kinda obvious isn’t it?

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  68. Raleighwood Dawg

    Well, it’s nice to be on the other side of a missed 12 yard field goal

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  69. Gaskilldawg

    If we just had a special teams coordinator…someone such as Shane Beamer.

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  70. Scorpio Jones, III

    31 yards per punt.

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  71. Wes

    Fat ass needs to go. For those who wanted Bobo gone, you deserve this. Some of us dont.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      That Sports and Grits blog closed down…”Bobo haz a crayon” Hijo de Sancho is incommunicado. Yeah…the olé shock blog is dead and “Run a Muck Chuck”…is on the run,run, run.
      Jeepers.

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  72. D as in Dawg

    I’m about fed up with this pathetic blocking and punting. It’s disgraceful. And why the hell doesnt CKS or CJC whine to these sucky offensive linemen instead of Eason. Newsflash, Coaches. This ain’t his pile of shit!

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  73. W Cobb Dawg

    Kirby needs to ditch Chaney and the other old retread offensive coaches, and Beamer too. Chaney is coaching as if it was 1980. Beamer’s picture must be the dictionary next to the term “idiot son”. It would be funny if it wasn’t so utterly disgusting and infuriating.

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    • Mayor

      Basically the entire staff is journeymen retreads..Chaney is terrible–maybe the worst OC in the SEC this season. Basically it looks like Eason gets no coaching to speak of. The O-Line is the worst in major college football. We have a QB with a million dollar arm with no blocking and nobody who can get open or catch the ball and 2 all-world RBs who get tackled as soon as they touch the ball in the backfield. And the STs….Good Night!! It appears that virtually every position has regressed since last season. The players’ effort was good, however. I commend the team for showing up and giving effort.

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  74. Gaskilldawg

    We have not had a non-offensive team TD against Florida since 1971. Good gosh we need one.

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  75. Scorpio Jones, III

    Defense has gotten better every week…in two years this will be a very good defense.

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  76. The Truth

    This team is not worthy of Trenton Thompson.

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  77. Scorpio Jones, III

    We are wearing down on defense…can’t keep them off the field.

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  78. Gaskilldawg

    To the best of our recollection our last defensive points against UF was a safety in 1974.

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    • Your hero left this blaming bag of dogshit roster.

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      • Rick

        Nope. Roster fine. 6th best talent in the land. The only problem was inbred sacks of shit clamoring for his dismissal and thrilled with the replacement. Now they might get a Trump presidency to boot. Reason matters not in the new world.

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        Yes, there is truly no talent on this team whatsoever. Poor Kirby! Poor Chaney! Everybody’s being so mean to them.

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      • Mayor

        Really? Sony Michel. Nick Chubb. Trenton Thompson. The Eason kid who CMR had gotten committed before getting canned. There is nothing wrong with this bunch of players that coaching can’t fix. Hey–I was in favor of CMR leaving but only if B-M traded up. Instead of hiring an established successful HC with a staff he could bring with him to Athens the suits hired SOD Redux who then kept on working at his old job until all the best assistants had taken jobs. So when it came time to hire his assistant coaches what UGA got was the journeymen retreads. I don’t blame CKS for all the bad decisions. I DO blame him for the bad hires that led to the bad decisions. And quit badmouthing Georgia’s players.

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        • Fuck off. I’m not badmouthing anyone. They’re playing their ass off. The effort is completely there. You just named the only 3 players out of 22 that would star for Florida.

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  79. Scorpio Jones, III

    If we can’t sustain this drive, well….you know.

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  80. Gaskilldawg

    No one that matters gives a shit that 80 grabbed Sanders jersey.

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  81. Dawgtwo

    Oh well. An 11-point lead, but it feels like a lot more. Hope we can somehow beat Kentucky.

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  82. Scorpio Jones, III

    five of the last six possessions are three and out.

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  83. The Truth

    How frustrated must Chubb be to have worked his ass off to come back for this.

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  84. Heywood Merkin

    So, who is Don Leebern gonna hire in three years?

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  85. D as in Dawg

    No matter who it belongs to, somebody owns a dumpster fire. This isn’t a season away from being fixed with Nick Saban himself. It’s rare that I’ve had less confidence in this team. We literally might not win again. Damn this sucks. I have to find something else to do on Saturday. #Suckbombfest

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    • Macallanlover

      Thinking ULM offers a glimmer of hope. Beyond that, I don’t see one I feel good about. KY looked good today, hadn’t paid them much attention before.

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  86. Bulldog Joe

    We block no one on returns.

    Not sure what we are doing.

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  87. Digitalis

    Our players showed up. I’ll leave it at that.

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  88. Just thought I’d drop in to say fuck you whiny assholes.

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    • The Truth

      Insightful commentary. Now go get ready for the middle school dance tonight.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Oh, I my mood is fine just thinking about that 2018 National Championship.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      The Fighting Illinoise….you are hardcore.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        And right, too.

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        • AthensHomerDawg

          What makes him right Scorp?
          “…fuck you whiney assholes” and he gets the stamp of approval from Scorp? And now he’s right?
          I’m not not feeling it. BUT I usually enjoy your posts. And I’m no final word on college football anymore than anyone else.
          JUST sayin’😉

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          • Scorpio Jones, III

            I have, Homes, a weak spot for people who whine. Whining…about the players, the coaches, the officials… or firing the coach, is what losers do.

            So when our carpetbagger Dawg (and I use that with affection) says “fuck you whiney (or is it whiny?) assholes, I feel him. And think he’s right to say that.

            So, the long way around to answering your question is that what makes him right is that I agree with him. And so doth the Kharmic Bitchez.😀

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  89. Gaskilldawg

    Tell me why Pittman is an upgrade over Rob Sale? These guys got us a 1,000 yard rusher plus another guy who averaged over 100 yards per game.

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    • Digitalis

      Pittman better be one hell of a recruiter.

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    • Sale had an all SEC at one tackle and a 6th yr Senior at the other. We replaced them with a transfer from RI and a guard at the other. Occam’s razor: there is shit for talent at OL. WR is not a whole lot better.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Yes, Theus was a good player and we miss him. Houston was a 6th year player, sure, but he was not that much better than the 4 star replacing him. I understand being less effective without Theus than with him, but the difference should not be that drastic.

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  90. Uglydawg

    This defense is playing great. We need a break or two on offense, though, or it’s gonna be a loss. Can’t blame the refs either, dammit. They are letting both teams hold..and our recievers can’t get open quickly enough.Time to pull out the bag of wide stuff…screens etc.

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  91. 69Dawg

    This offense makes me sick at my stomach.

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  92. sectionzalum

    quoth the Hee-Haw song-

    “Doom, despair, and agony on meeeeeeeeeeeee.”

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  93. Scorpio Jones, III

    28 total yards of offense in the second half. That’s not very good.

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  94. WCHeadhunter

    Chaney couldnt be offensive if he told a joke about a gay crippled guy

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  95. W Cobb Dawg

    Fire. Chaney. Now.
    Fire. Beamer. Now.
    Fire. Pittman. Now.
    These fucking clowns…. Oh what’s the fucking use!? Just watch the plays and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

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  96. Grathams replacement

    This OL is fucking awful.

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  97. Gaskilldawg

    Damn it UF converts on 3rd and 11. Our guys are playing hard, though.

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  98. Paul

    Well I’m enjoying watching Miami and Notre Dame.

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  99. Turd Ferguson

    I’ve been saying it since our win in the opener. With this OL, and Chaney at OC, we’re just not going to be a very good football team.

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  100. sectionzalum

    and why is Catalina still at LT?

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    • Because we don’t have anyone better. That’s kinda the problem.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Yeah, bunch of bums.

        As pointed out, we have an All-American in Pyke, and All-SEC in Kublanow.

        We have the following 4 stars among returning linemen.
        Pyke
        Kublanow
        Wynn
        Sims
        Pat Allen: Rivals 4 star, Scout 4 star, ESPN 4 star, PrepStar 4 star
        Sage Hardin: ESPN 4 star, PrepStar 4 star
        Sam Madden: 247 4 star
        Kendall Baker: Scout 4 star, Rivals 4 star.
        Galliard was a 4 star DL

        That is 9 Olinemen who were blue chip recruits. Smart, Chaney and Pittman aren’t having to toss a bunch of recruiting rejects out their and squeeze minor miracles out of them. Instead, this staff is coaching a bunch of 4 stars down to playing as stiffs. We were better with Theus at left tackle, no doubt about it. But we aren’t achieving what an All-American, and All-SEC and a bunch of 4 stars should be achieving.

        The argument in favor of this staff is, “Yeah, see what happens when we replace our four stars with four stars.”

        I am not saying our line is performing at the level its talent says it should. The opposite is true; its performance stinks. But if this staff can’t get anything out of talent a bunch of SEC teams wanted why would I have confidence the staff will do any better with next year’s Oline recruits?

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        • All I can give you is that Pittman has a track record of identifying/developing talent. So maybe Cleveland and Kinley once they develop some.

          The fact that none of the other guys you named can bear out anyone of this line I think speaks for itself.

          I don’t believe we’re not playing the best guys.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            Two possibilities, at least, as to why our oline performance is so bad.

            The guys on our roster are so untalented and unathletic that even quality coaching can’t produce good results. Think, Phil Jackson having to play 5’9″, 165 lb me at center in the NBA.
            The oline players have talent and were recruited by other quality teams but our coaching causes them to underachieve.

            I have researched the “recruiting stars” and posted that data for you. Let’s now look at which other Power 5 teams offered these guys.

            Pat Allen: Among others, Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida State.
            Sam Madden: Among others, Florida, Louisville, Wisconsin, Nebraska and VaTech
            Kendall Baker: Among others, Clemson, FSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, Wisconsin
            Sims: Among others, Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee
            Wynn: Among others, FSU, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Michigan State.

            A whole bunch of successful college football coaching staffs disagree with your conclusion that those guys can’t play. Even Auldun Bynum got offers from Auburn, Louisville, Ole Miss and Steve Spurrier.

            If you continue to insist that our lousy line play is due to the lousy talent holding back quality coaching, then okay. It appears to me that we have players, freaking Alabama, FSU, Clemson, and Ohio State thought could play for them and our coaches can’t seem to make it work. To use your point, the fact that guys that could be on scholarship at FSU, OSU, Clemson Alabama, Auburn and Louisville can’t accomplish better than they are under this staff speaks for itself.

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            • I don’t know the answer, I didn’t mean to imply that I did.

              Maybe it is as simple as bad coaching.

              Maybe it is the lack of tackles has too many guys playing out of position.

              I don’t think it’s lack of effort.

              Like I said, I don’t know what it is–other than a bloody mess.

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  101. 69Dawg

    ARE you kidding me.

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  102. Digitalis

    I dream that one day Eason won’t have to be a roll-out QB. He’s got guts and a huge arm.

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  103. Whelp, I’ve got kids to raise and ten thousand other things that are more important than this. Best of luck to the Dawgs and I’ll definitely check in when Kirby gets his players.

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  104. RugbyDawg79

    I know the OL stinks ,not sure whose fault that is – something is not right with this team – hopefully Kirby figures it out – I am pissed !

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  105. Gaskilldawg

    Give our guys credit. They are still playing hard.

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  106. Brian

    We deserve this. We traded a god man and coach for an unexperienced Saban lapdog.

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    • sectionzalum

      amen

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    • Heywood Merkin

      Eat shit. Just because we hired the wrong guy doesn’t mean it wasn’t time for St. Mark the Pious to go.

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    • Fuck that. The good man left behind no OL, no WR, no P last 2 teams flat out quit before halftime in Jax. And is about to lose his 4th in a row.

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      • Macallanlover

        You are so blinded, this was a very similar team with a very similar schedule. Stop with the excuse making. The only thing different was Richt’s playbook versus whatever this is that Chaney/Pittmen brought in. The sooner you think rationally, not emotionally, rather that excusing soimething that sucks big time, the sooner we MAY get if fixed. Too many immature children on here. Help KS, don’t enable him, this team has issues that need to be addressed.

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        • No that’s not the only difference. We replaced an All-SEC tackle and a 6th year Sr. tackle with a RI transfer and a guard. We replaced Malcolm Mitchell with…Stanley, maybe Wimms? He have to play an 18 year old QB bc our stop gap grad transfer QB from UVA last year when we got caught w/o a QB can’t play.

          Kirby isn’t perfect. He might not be the guy. But to suggest this team has an SEC quality OL, WR, or depth is delusional.

          That’s not a #hottake. Everything I laid out is true and not disputed.

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          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Yep.

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          • Those tackles last year that everyone said sucked and had no business playing at the University of Georgia?

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            • They’d both start on this team without hesitation.

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              • I totally agree … People last year called Theus a bust and Houston a good human interest story. Pyke is a guard playing out of position. Catalina has no business protecting Eason’s blind side.

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                • Macallanlover

                  Exactly right, not a lot of difference in the quality of OL, none of them have been very good for years. We haven’t been able to get a push on anyone in a few years. But there is something more than talent missing here, the blocking scheme is causing total misses, penetration is much worse this year. DL guys are right there when we hand the ball off.

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                  • It seems that everyone we play seems to know exactly what we’re going to do. Florida’s defense is national championship quality … their offense another story. It’s sad and disappointing to watch because we’re wasting running backs and we’re going to crush Eason’s confidence.

                    But, Trust The Process. Apparently the painted barn had that on it last night after the game.

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              • Mayor

                Yep. It’s all Richt’s fault. Let’s fire his 10 win per season ass again. 🙂

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    • Normaltown Mike

      bwahahaha!

      If only CMR were here…we’d lose to Florida 27-3 or maybe 38-20!

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I was never sure Richt needed to go.

        But I damn sure knew changing coaches is never easy. Never.

        Those of us who are left may get to see Kirby do very well.
        I hope I am still cogent enough to know it when I see it.

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      • Ramguy

        Richt just lost his 4th in a row…just saying.

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        • Cosmic Dawg

          Haven’t you been reading the comments? You are not responsible for wins and losses until you have four full recruiting classes on the field.

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  107. Gaskilldawg

    Hawkins-Buckle makes me want to cry. Gets injured playing his heart out in a losing effort and probably out for the season.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Yep. Makes me want to shoot people who complain about players.

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    • Agreed. Team fought harder than they have in Jacksonville in years.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        I don’the agree that their efforts contrasts with every UGA team “in years.” I do think that I players deserve credit for the effort without using them to fight battles over the past several years.

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        • Sorry, meant 2014 and 15. My bad. That’s what I meant.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            I thought the players gave the necessary effort in 2015. The defense gave up 14 points. Remember Sanders had to ditch ou y the first half and UF scored a 2nd quarter pass when freshman bit on a fake, and a 4th quarter TD on a really short field after a TO. Our offensive players played hard, including Buata.

            We played UF in 2014 with same effort and focus we showed against Nicholls, Mississippi and Vanderbilt in 2016. Agree that our 2014 UF effort did not match our 2016 UF effort.

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            • Gaskilldawg

              Good gosh, Gaskill. Can’t you ever post without an autocorrect error? It was supposed to be “Sanders had to sit out the first half…..”

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    • Bulldog Joe

      DaQuan played a lot of snaps and took on tons of blocks this season.

      Anchored a DL which was few in numbers, but held up better than expected, especially against the run.

      He has a future at the next level. Pulling for a full recovery. Mt. Chubb can help him set his course.

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  108. Scorpio Jones, III

    Welcome to Kharmic Winter. But hey, two years is not so long.

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  109. Gaskilldawg

    Interesting to see if McElwaine takes a knee or tries for a cheap TD in the Spurrier/Meyer mode.

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  110. Scorpio Jones, III

    A thorough whipping. Gators defense is really good. Offense is good enough…against Georgia. I am stunned we don’t have a punter.

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  111. Scorpio Jones, III

    Florida wins with Old Man Football, defense, kicking game. Of course their defense is really no better than Vandy’s…I read that here.

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    • Macallanlover

      Need to clean your glasses, I said Vandy with a better D, specifically two CBs. Re-read with your head not fogged.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Ok Mac, you are always right, right? I do think Florida is a significantly more talented team than Vandy, but hey, you are certainly entitled to your opinion. Please forgive me if I misinterpreted your comment. I feel so bad about that.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Just my opinion Mac, but what makes Florida’s defense so much better than Vandy’s is their defensive line, not their corners….their defensive line makes their corners look better. Thus endeth the lesson…

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          • Macallanlover

            Tool, you totally misread the comment (admit it), and I said “specifically their CBs” so stop with the superiority “lesson”, didn’t say ONLY the CBs. You might check the rushing yardage and see that Vandy’s DL dominated us as well. So kiss my ass, I have had it with idiot people who can’t figure the game out. Go back to your witch craft lessons, which few vare about anyway. Football isn’t that mysterious fo rmost.

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            • Scorpio Jones, III

              Oh gosh, Mac, I feel terrible I if I hurt your feelings…Might I suggest you switch to a better Scotch when you watch football. I don’t blame you for being fed up with idiots who can’t see the difference between Vandy and Florida. I feel the same way.

              And you are right, Mac, football is not that mysterious, its like most other things, it just requires a little observation and knowledge. Maybe you should work on at least part of that. If you can sober up long enough.

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              • Scorpio Jones, III

                ” They are Vandy with a litlle better D.” You mean that quote? Juicer?

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              • AthensHomerDawg

                That’s how it starts…first you get caught up in Coach Sherry links then uou start to agree with a big 10 fans post whose favorite team couldn’t beat a Georgia HS squad.
                I’m just reaching out. CALL it an intervention.

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        • Macallanlover

          And, don’t let facts get in the way, FU beat Vandy 13-6. Vandy had 21 FDs to FU’s 15, and Vandy had 265 yards to FU’s 236. So yeah, big difference there. Florida and Vandy…tons of difference this year. I don;’t care if you have a different opinion, your right, but don’t misquote and then get haughty.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        What difference does it make, if Vanderbilt had a better defense? We scored a total of 26 points total against the 2.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Obviously it does not, but its fun to fuck with arrogant assholes now and then. Especially after losing to a team that is better than Vandy, which is one point better than us.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            I get it. Now I worry about U.K.

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          • Macallanlover

            Yes, arrogant asshole indeed. Better than being a wrong, stupid asshole trying to act arrogant but with no ammunition you limp dick.

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            • Scorpio Jones, III

              “They are Vandy with a litlle better D.” What exactly makes one a “limp dick” Mac? I have heard other folks use that and I always wondered about their concern with other people’s dicks. I am not “acting” arrogant, Mac, you give me the high ground.

              Really, maybe you should go to a meeting.

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            • Scorpio Jones, III

              “They are Vandy with a litlle better D.”

              Its so easy to appear arrogant with you Mac, you always cede the high ground. Tell me, I have always wondered about folks interest in men’s dicks, is that your area of expertise?

              Maybe you need to go to a meeting.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            Why can’t you just admit you misquoted him, man?

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            • Scorpio Jones, III

              “They are Vandy with a litlle better D.” That’s his quote Cos. A couple of “responses” later he stuck in his opinion about the two corners… Not that it makes a tinker’s damn, but I did not misquote him.

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  112. Didn’t we fire a guy so I wouldn’t have suffer through shit like this?

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Come on man, the after party is almost fun…kinda like slamming your hand in the door of your 911S. The answer to your question is: I’m not sure.

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    • sectionzalum

      10 wins a year was SO BORING.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        In his latter years CMR wasn’t a 10 win a year coach. So I’m not sure what you’re refuring to. Oh, but his 31% winning percentage against ranked foes sure was boring.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      The salve to our hurt is dreaming, after we go to bed tonight, of that 2018 National Championship we have been promised .

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Yeah…that one. I hope you are right. I hope you are right. I hope you are right. I hope you are right. I hope you are right.

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    • Can we agree this roster doesn’t have an SEC quality OL or WRs. If so, who is responsible for that. Start there, and you’ll find a lot of the rationale behind why it was time for a change.

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      • Terry Godwin is an SEC caliber WR. Ridley is going to become that type of player.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        No. See my post at 8:20 in response ton3rd and Grantham regarding Pyke, Kublanow, Wynn and Simms. Somebody other than you and me think that they have the necessary ability. The performance stinks. Is that due to great coaching of poor talent or poor coaching of decent talent?

        I agree with eethomas’s implication that our WR talent is good enough to beat Nichols with ease, and Vandy.

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      • Cosmic Dawg

        This would be a great argument if we weren’t also struggling mightily against teams with lesser talent. Our tailbacks are awesome – under better coaching, you and I should be able to block well enough to get them averaging 3-4 ypc against anybody in the country.

        Or – to put it another way – do you think if Bobo was still here, we’d be having quite so much trouble?

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  113. Vladimir Uncle Joe Disputin

    Comrades! The fight for Smartingrad begins. Listen to your leaders and bear the fight until the end. The Process must succeed. Those refusing to obey will be dealt with severely. The winter will be long, cold, and challenging but we have a path to victory. Scorch everything that you previously held dear to the ground so it may not be used by our enemies. This is the only path to success no matter how long it may take.

    P.S. I suggest you all get one of them big fuzzy hats and stuff it with jerky. This is going to take a while.

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  114. ElectroM

    I’ll admit that I am one of the guys who bitched and moaned about Bobo. I even said from time to time, in moments of frustration, that we should run his ass off. After Schottenheimer last year and Chaney this year, well, damn. Just Damn.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      Worst Georgia offense in memory. And I’m an old guy that has seen some bad Georgia offenses.

      We have weaknesses but we seem either too stubborn or simply too incompetent to adjust for those weaknesses.

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      • The offense in 1990 would differ with you. Remember Joe Dupree?

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Oy.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Wasn’t the 1990 offense better than the 1989 offense?

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          • No way … that 1989 offense had Rodney Hampton. That 1990 offense was absolutely terrible.

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            • Gaskilldawg

              Okay. Hampton was very good, but he was injured for a good chunk of 1989. Agree that when Hampton was healthy 1989 was better. I do think that in the Tech and Syracuse stretch 1990 was better. This is sort of discussing if electrocution is better for the condemned than hanging!

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              • We went 4-7 in 1990. There was nothing good about that team other than seeing what Garrison Hearst and Andre Hastings would become. At least the 1989 team went to a bowl game against Syracuse. You’re right … it’s sort of electrocution vs. hanging. I’ll take electrocution because I may not die immediately from the hanging.🙂

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        • SlobberKnocker

          Well, if you have to go back 26 years to find a worse offense, that kinda makes my point.

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          • You said you were an old guy and that this was the worst offense in your memory. You must not have remembered 1990, 1989, or 1979 which are some I can come up with.

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            • SlobberKnocker

              Graduated in 89 and have 2 in Athens now, guess “old guy” is relative.

              Suffice it to say this offense is not very good.

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              • We’re the same generation. 90 undergrad/91 grad with 1 in Athens now.

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                • Chi-town Dawg

                  I graduated from UGA in 1988 and did my grad school elsewhere, so also in the same age range. This is one of the worst offenses in many, many years. Sad thing is they have gaps in talent, but also have enough talent that we should be doing better than we are on the field. The team returned a number of starting players on both sides of the ball. Coaching and game planning/preparation especially on offense are killing us in my opinion.

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                  • Gaskilldawg

                    The offensive talent in our starting lineup today included:
                    Backs and receivers:
                    Eason: 5 star
                    Nauta: 5 star
                    Chubb: 4 star
                    Chigbu: 4 star
                    Stanley: 4 star
                    Wims: 4 star
                    Linemen:
                    Pike: All-American
                    Kublanow: 4 star and All-SEC
                    Wynn: 4 star
                    Gailliard: 4 star
                    Catalina.

                    There is some talent there. It is better talent than its results. We are 12th in the SEC in scoring offense ahead of just SC and Vandy.

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                    • Dave

                      Yeah….I just don’t get the “talent” argument…..at all. Now, if someone wants to complain about development of it, under either regime, I won’t interfere.

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                    • Chi-town Dawg

                      Agree plus don’t forget Godwin, Blazeovich and Michel were 4 stars with extensive starting experience. Yes, we have issues at OT, but no excuse for not being able to put a game plan together that at least gives us a chance to move the ball like we did in the Tenn game, I realize the UF defense is tough, but this issue has been ongoing all year including games against much weaker teams.

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                  • +1000 – this offense should be better than it is

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      • Bulldog Joe

        This year’s offense looks like last year’s offense.

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  115. 3rdandGrantham

    CMR royally f’ed this program over with the pathetic OL he left behind. I actually feel bad for CKS for having to enter into SEC battles with one hand tied behind his back.

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    • Macallanlover

      Good humor there, we won 40 games the last four years with no demonstrably better offensive line. I will grant you, we haven’t had a good offensive line since 2002 so recruiting/developing OLs was a weakness for CMR. But don’t push this off on Richt, we won ugly last year and he should have taken the play calling away from Shotty but we used the weak talent we had ti win 10 as an average for four years (thank you Bobo).

      Bark up another tree, and it may a tree that is currently on campus. Think Chaney/Pittman and their scheme/playbook. We are offensively impotent in a way that goes back decades. Michel had over a thousand yards rushing as a backup much of the year.

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    • The way this is unfolding….I actually think we’d be better off had we not fired Richt. If he had to sleep in this bed he made, then when we fired him at the end of this season, at least everyone would be on the same page about where we’re actually at.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        and we’d be able to get Herman.

        //I keed, I keed

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      • Dawgflan

        You shut your mouth. Had we waited, we wouldn’t have been able to get the animated Georgia-native Saban acolyte that masterminded his national championship defense and used to play safety at UGA under Goff, and may have been stuck hiring the animated Georgia-native Saban acolyte that masterminded his national championship defense and used to play safety at UGA under Goff!

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      • I can’t argue with this … The problem most everyone had with the process after the tech game was the desire for us to shoot for the stars with the replacement. The sane Alabama fans gave Saban a pass in year 1 because they knew what he could do if given time and support. I have a feeling many Georgia supporters would have given an experienced head coach the same benefit of the doubt.

        Instead, the circular firing squad is lining up … I never thought Kirby would let the honeymoon period end this quickly. #93KDay seemed like eons ago now.

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      • Got Cowdog?

        Well said, G.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Greg Pyke was an end of season All-American last year (Sports Illustrated second team) and preseason Phil Steele All-American, and an Athlon preseason All-SEC. He was an end of 2014 season All-SEC.

      Kublanow made an end of season All-American team, too, specifically the Jewish All-American team. Admittedly that is such taken from such a small sample that it does not connote what other AA teams connote. He made the AP All-SEC team in 2015 as a second teamer.

      Sims was rated as a four star OL by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247.

      Wynn was rated as a four star OL by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247.

      There must be some potential there to coach up to a performance better than we are seeing.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        All of what you say above is true. Maybe the adjustment from Sale to Pittman is fairly complicated…seems like Arkansas had a fairly long learning curve under Pittman, did they not?

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    • Rick

      Jesus, you could cut the delusion with a knife.

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    • Dawgflan

      Dude you should review the OL that McElwain inherited at UF. Something like zero starters and 60% freshman. All he did was win the east in his first year. Stop making excuses and blaming the last guy. And don’t feel sorry for Kirby. There is high likelihood that Kirby is the driving force behind the coaching malpractice and lack of creativity we are seeing on the offensive side. He chose the coaches, set the philosophy, and is clearly involved on that side of the ball. The offense we saw against UT was a mirage.

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  116. Dawgflan

    The players showed up. The offensive coaching and game plan did not. Chaney forgot we could throw to tight ends after the second series. And he and Pittman both should hand over their salary to Chubb and Michel once they get drafted 1-3 rounds later than they deserve. Beamer’s departure from the program better be in the papers the day after our last game.

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    • Mayor

      +1, 2 and 3.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      The offensive play calling is maddening. We have absolutely no creativity and seemingly refuse to utilize our strengths. I know Schotty was terrible but, I’m beginning to think we have something worse.

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      • ^^^^ This in spades … “I haz a fat No. 2 pencil” has traded on the Purdue offenses with Drew Brees for 16 years now.

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        • SlobberKnocker

          I know this may be over simplistic but, I sure miss the days when we were a good screen team. I literally cannot remember a single RB screen this year. Today, facing a good and very agressive DL, with two backs that have shown the ability to catch the ball, seemed like a great time to call a few. Slow that rush down and take some of the heat off our young QB.

          But what do I know, never been in the arena.

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  117. dawgbone

    I’ve thrown my hands up on this season. I am more confused than even. With new players, coaches, and systems this teams looks just as bad and even worse. I blame the O-Line the most as I’m tired of seeing defenders in the backfield 75% of all our runs. Where the hell were the TEs after the 1st quarter? God bless Eason because even with his struggles, he’s the only one moving the offense….when the play breaks down. I hate this for Nick, Sony, The defense, and all the dawg fans that made the trip.

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  118. Russ

    Not that I’m advocating firing Chaney, but I wonder if McGarity has looked at how much he’ll save in feed if he does let him go?

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  119. D as in Dawg

    Kirby needs our players to be more physical. Apparently more physical than is physically possible.

    #SUCKBOMBFESTTOURCRAPRODEO2016

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  120. Will Trane

    Listeed to post game show with Dwodle and Smart.
    Were they crying? Sure sounded that way.
    Granted the o-line is terrible. And has been since spring. The OC and the rest of that staff are just poor coaches.
    I now seriously question Smarts ability to be a HC.
    In two games this team has not ran for 100 yards when both are added together. That is totally unacceptable.
    UF has a good defense and to a degree so does Vandy.
    But there is no way in hell a HC should retain an OC and line coach who get this kind of results. Sorry but not one coach on the offensive staff should be retained for next year.
    I would fire Del McGee and Beamer tomorrow.
    I do not ever recall this bad of play, coaching, ever at UG A
    Do not tell we alums thatthe team needs to be more physical. We have heard those worthless words season after season
    The o-line issues started in ’13 and got worse ever yearafterthat. This is their 3rd OC and O line coach in three seasons. In each of those seasons the line play worsened as the season rolled on. It will not be there next year.
    This is the worst offensive coaching at UGA in 50 years.
    Chaney and Pittman can not fix it. And Kirby is clueless to fix it.
    He does not know how. He uses whinning coach talk
    Time fire Kirby and his staff.
    Get rid of the AD in the process.
    UGA is now in the same position it was justbefore they hired Dooley
    No longer support Kirby and thr AD.I

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  121. Will Trane

    The offense is a pussy
    It gets fucked over every damn game now
    UGA alums must call the AD and demand what is going to be done about this substandard offense
    The schemes, play calling, execution, preparation, and practice is not getting it done.
    It is embarrassing to be an alum of such a sorry ass men’s program as the one inAthens.
    Waste of time to support the program.
    Do you think 93,000 will show up eve again this spri g

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  122. ElectroM

    Nobody is gonna get fired tomorrow, but at the end of the season, if things continue as they are now, changes will need to be made. Kirby is quick to call out players who he thinks should be doing better. Be interesting to see if he started calling out some coaches the same way.

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  123. Debby Balcer

    I can’t believe that we have to pay more next year to get tickets. The number of Gators in our seats was disgusting. Special times was a little better. My husband kept calling for screen passes.No halftime adjustment by us and that cost us the game. We need to have some stability in coaches.

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  124. 69Dawg

    We hired the wrong exGeorgia player to coach. The much hated Muschamp just beat UT with a FRESHMAN Qb. See what making mistakes as a first time head coach gets you, EXPERIENCE. Oh yea USCe is now 4-4 too. Tell me again how they have no talent. We are sooooo screwed.

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