Game day thread, old habits die hard edition

The last day of the regular season is always a bittersweet experience for me, especially when it’s a home game.  Ten months until the next Athens tailgate, until the crowd gathers in Sanford Stadium, until we get to enjoy the collective experience of Georgia football again.  That always leaves me a little sad.

Then again, we always have Georgia Tech.  And for the past fifteen years, that’s been a great thing to have.  Chan Gailey.  Reggie Ball.  Shutting down Calvin Johnson.  Running the state.  It’s a long list.

Kirby, keep things rolling.  I’d like to be typing TIAR, B! in about eight or nine hours from now.  GATA.

This is your home for in-game commenting, peeps.  Have a happy time with it.  See ‘ya on the other side.

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82 responses to “Game day thread, old habits die hard edition

  1. Mark

    If you told me that somehow, it was known that Georgia would win only one game a year for the next 100 years, and that some way, it was up to me to choose which game UGA would win, I wouldn’t need a schedule to make the choice. My immediate response would be, “We’ll just beat tech every year.”

    That’s how much I hate tech.

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  2. John

    Enough with the letters only, what is TIAR,B

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  3. Chopdawg

    We might have to play a lot of man coverage in our secondary, but I think we’ve got the guys to do that. Contain the running game, and don’t let Thomas get loose! Should be easy, right? Get our own running game going, keep their offense off the field, get them down early so they’re playing catch-up the entire game.

    I think we’ll win because I don’t think their defense is as good as ours. But I think it’s going to be a tuff game.

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    • J-Dawg

      I’m hoping that Kirby & Tucker dial up some really exotic and effective blitzes and pass rushing like Pruitt did. Don’t let them know what’s coming and from where.

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  4. Mark

    With BVG breaking down film we should be prepared on D. There is always the question of execution but our DBs and Outside LBs have seen it before. As for the offense, I would hope Van Gorder was also asked to share some observations with Chaney about his and Roof’s strengths and weaknesses.

    As for the tech game, a wise old man (RIP Ooogie) once said “boys, being able to beat Florida and Tennessee is like being able to buy your wife a nice car and having boats and lake houses. Beating tech is like being able to feed your kids.”

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  5. AusDawg85

    WRTS.

    😎 <— Rodrigo

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  6. Uglydawg

    OK…it’s just started…we gashed GT running the ball..5..10 yards per carry…it comes down to third and two, deep in GT territory..we have two plays to get a couple of yard and we throw the f’ing ball..and then miss a chip shot…..Don’t like the mentality of playing for three, esp. in this game where GT’s line obviously is outmatched against our OL….That was jus kind of weak decision making to me.
    Now GT will be on fire.

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  7. Prosticutor

    Gonna be a long day if we don’t cure this early case of stone hand-itis.

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  8. TN Dawg

    Gonna have to be a shootout if that opening defensive series was any indication.

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  9. D as in Dawg

    If you spent all year working on that, you should be looking for a new job before the 1st quarter ends. Good grief.

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  10. Derek Dooley 2.0

    Hate to be the realist here. But Kirby was never able to corral option offenses at Alabama. They just out scored them. Chaney isn’t going to outscore anyone. The days of 13-2 over 15 years are gone.

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  11. Uglydawg

    Georgia not running the ball twice with third and two was the most CMR thing ever. That just fired GT up
    We gotta hit the QB..He’s just standing there and letting him pitch it and then both of them watch the run.

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    • Derek Dooley 2.0

      Yet CMR was 13-2 against Tech

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      • Uglydawg

        Yep;..but you gotta admit we should have had seven. They’ve had maybe two stops for short yardage so far..and we cave.

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        • Uglydawg

          Second drive makes my point. We ran it down their gut. Do that until they stop it and grind their d down while we use clock…because we get jack shit from missed fgs and only 3 from made ones. If they were jamming the run, it would be different..and we would be in big trouble.

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  12. Not a good start. Tech will start stacking the box

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  13. Sh3rl0ck

    We could be in for a long day. On each of the pitches, the man being optioned stood their flat-footed. You have to make the QB pitch early. The man being optioned on the dive has taken the dive each time. You need to force the hand off.

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  14. TN Dawg

    No. Please. No “wild-dawg” packages. No Terry Godwin passes. No Nick Chubb fullback/ iMac sweep.

    Just run the fcking ball with the players in their positions that they play you motherfcker.

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  15. dawglover

    Michel coming in clutch 😎 Let’s get another series like that

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  16. Raleighwood Dawg

    Jeez, our defense is getting smoked by these big plays

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    • D as in Dawg

      7-5 reg season is better than we expected after UF. 8-4 next year with a new OL would probably be overachieving. CKS might be coaching for his and McGarity’s life in 2018.

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    • Uglydawg

      I’m just praying their defense will be tired by the fourth..Ours looks like it will be fresh.
      Catalina showing some spirt!

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  17. FarmerDawg

    Have we ever beaten the genius with a first year d coordinator?

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  18. D as in Dawg

    FYI… That’s why Michel should be in over Chubb. Chubb gets 2 on that play.

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  19. D as in Dawg

    I hate GT. Not as much as UF, but I hate that team. I’m sure McKenzie wasn’t overreacting. GT I’m sure has been provoking that. Still, you got to keep it under control. It’s up to me to overreact and say stupid crap. You just play football. And somebody hit that QB hard. I’m tired of hearing about physical football and want to see some!

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  20. Uglydawg

    Better hold them here because they get it back after the half. Tied at 14 now.

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  21. Uglydawg

    Man..they held L.Carter SO bad on that screen play..There’s no way the refs missed that..My grandaughter called it.

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  22. Uglydawg

    AH…should have knocked the ball down instead of intercepting..but I’m glad we stopped them..We’re deep in out territory, but I hope we try a long one or two (40 something seconds).
    Pisses me off to let the clock run out.

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  23. Hogbody Spradlin

    @ the facemask on Sony. I think the nerds are getting frustrated.

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    • Uglydawg

      Probably should have been an ejection…Sony should have laid there for ten minutes and made the idiot sweat it out…But that would have rested their D. Glad we are running the ball. But I’m still worried. Tech can score quickly.

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  24. Just saw Chubb pick up a Tech D-lineman from the ground. That guy is an example for young people everywhere.

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  25. FarmerDawg

    Can’t get into sting talk, very disappointed.

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  26. Uglydawg

    We just threw it on first down from Tech’s 20…knocked down..puts us behind the sticks..RUN THE BALL,…. We did it on the first drive of the game. our first drive of the second half, and now again. That’s an almost guaranteed 15 points we’ve left on the field because ….I don’t know.
    Love this team, but the OC is holding the points down with dumb strategy in the redzone. At least we left the trick plays in the locker room.

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  27. Positively Munson (formerly Skeptic Dawg)

    I know that many will disagree with this, but Chubb does not hit the hole very hard. I think that he checked out a month or two ago.

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  28. Helmand Dawg

    I don’t think we’ve had a goal line stand this whole year

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  29. The Truth

    Progress for me is getting to the place where we don’t call TOs when clock needs to be running…not throwing behind your receivers causing the tip drill would be good too.

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  30. D as in Dawg

    Still can’t get out of our own way. If the O could just get points occasionally before we need it, we’d be a lot more successful and it would be a lot less stressful. No good reason to lose this one. Embarrassing.

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  31. D as in Dawg

    D is running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Just let them score so we can try to get in field goal range.

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  32. Uglydawg

    If we lose…which looks very likely..I’ll always contend that we lost it on the first drive of the game when we quit running the ball with third and short..and missed a FG…You can come away with 0 by going for it twice and failing. Then we did it again twice in the game. 15 points left
    Just don’t blame Bobo.
    And to throw that pic when you’re trying to milk the clock.
    Merry Christmas, Georgia Tech…
    This one hurts and I’m pissed because it wasn’t luck this time..it was stupidity

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  33. trucking

    We need a new coach. Or a guy who knows a friggin offensive coordinator.

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  34. Well crap. I guess it is going to be ugly around here for a while. Bring on the troll parade…..

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  35. Mark Richt

    So, what shall we blame this time? Cut blocks? Officiating? Paul Johnson sold his soul to the devil?

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  36. The Truth

    That, my friends, is the definition of pissing one away. Well done, Savior.

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  37. D as in Dawg

    One year down, CKS. Clean your sheets because there is shit all over your bed.

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  38. W Cobb Dawg

    Bye Chaney, and take Pittman with you.

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  39. Nice clock management in the end of the game by Kirby. You don’t take a TO when you’re subbing in late on defense and have them backed up. Then you take one on offense just to throw an ill advised pass that gets picked off.

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  40. Derek Dooley 2.0

    Congrats, Paul Johnson. We’ve now got a coach in Athens that you can beat on a regular basis.

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  41. The Truth

    How in any way is the state of UGA athletics any better than before McGoo arrived? Oh yeah, we’ve got a new $30M building for our struggling to get bowl-eligible football team to practice in 4 times a year.

    We are a shit show. Leeburn knew what he was doing, though, because drinking heavily is the only way we’ll get through it.

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  42. Helmand Dawg

    How are we not able to open up the playbook with Roof loading the box? But it doesn’t help when your five star QB can’t hit a simple out route.

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    • Uglydawg

      We didn’t need to open up the playbook. We just needed to run the ball.
      The play calling is bad, really bad, in the red zone.
      We’re losing to teams we have traditionally owned.
      I’d love to see Eric Zier as OC.

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  43. D as in Dawg

    Bahaha! You bed-wettin, basement dwelling, Superman underwear wearing, Richt Nazis are worse than any GT fans. No fans have ever taken so much joy from losing. You’ve been sitting in your basements since UF waiting to commence your parade of told you so horse shit. Meanwhile, CMR can join you little closet GT fans in the go fuck ourselves trailer. Nobody cares about your whiny comments. They just want you to go away. You are all the Willie Martinez’s of the UGA fan base. Everyone wants you gone except for you and CMR. He thanks you for your support. Meanwhile, I will never, ever return to this blog post so when you read this, take comfort in knowing I got the last word. No matter what whiny, self-aggranizing shit your little sphincter mouths can project, it will disappear into the annals of technological obscurity exactly like a CMR moral victory. Bahaha!

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  44. Ole Dawg

    The only question after this pathetic effort is whether we end up getting embarrassed by a 5-6 team or stomped by some good team relagated to a Tidy Bowl game by bad luck. The really bad thing is that we were better when we played UNC than we are now. This team has actually regressed. At least next season I will know that 4-4 and 6-6 are our new normal.

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  45. Helmand Dawg

    D made some good adjustments at half but WHY IN THE HELL can’t we stop anyone inside the 20? For the offense, we do not have and must develop a killer instinct. I hate Spurrier and all he stands for but the man knew how to go for the jugular when he had you on the ropes. We, on the other hand, prefer to go into the victory formation with 4 minutes to go and the other team has all three timeouts.

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    • I don’t know. Stinch said we gave up TDs like 77% of the time in the red zone. We should have just pulled a Paul Johnson and let them score on their last drive. Not sure what Kirby was thinking just let the clock run with one TO left. It’s not like we stopped them from scoring the whole game. Horrible clock management and play calling at the end of the game.

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    • Uglydawg

      Helmand…it’s the cautious spirit of the coaches..When Georgia drove the ball on the first possession, and then gave up on a third and three (or two) or whatever it was…threw on third..and then missing a field goal, it became a losing cause. A coach with a killer instinct looks at third and two and says, “I’ve got two plays to gain two yards” and puts playing for a field goal (which isn’t a sure thing either) out of his mind.
      CMR couldn’t do it and apparently, CMR is the same. Did it again twice in the second half. THIS is why we lost that game instead of winning it going away. Cautious Kirby needs to think about it.

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  46. Hope Kirby is ready to get some heat. Between him and Chaney that last five minutes was a total fail in terms of playcalling and clock management. I don’t have a clue how you have them backed up inside the 6 and give up the biggest play of the game bc you’re late getting subs in and then waste a TO on offense when you’re trying to run out the clock to throw a pass that gets picked. Then you sit there in the red zone where you haven’t stopped anyone let alone Tech from scoring all year letting the clock run to leave yourself with 30 seconds and one TO bc you already wasted one. Should have just done a PJ and let them score.

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