But, Michigan…

How many of you who cite Appalachian State’s 2007 upset of Michigan as a reason that Georgia could be in big trouble in its opener this season remember that the Dawgs pounded the Mountaineers to the tune of 45-6 in 2013?

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  1. Rocketdawg

    But but Mark Richt sucks!!!! He never beat nobody with a pulse. Michigan, Tennessee FTW!!!

    (National media pundits and “that guy” at your tailgate. Along with select commenters here)

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  2. Dog in Fla

    The Mountaineers couldn’t keep the powder dry for their muskets so they couldn’t give us their best shot

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  3. If we show up ready to play, we should beat them handily (like Miami did in Boone last fall). If we don’t and allow them to hang around like Michigan (and Tennessee last year) did, we’ll be in for a fight. If we play like we did against Nicholls, we’ll get embarrassed.

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    • JCDAWG83

      ^^This^^. Unfortunately, it’s hard to remember the last time we showed up ready to play in a game like this. I’m hoping it being the first game will help the team focus.

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      • 79DawgatWork

        “It’s hard to remember”, huh? The Senator just gave you the page, verse and line of one instance in the past three seasons when we pretty obviously “showed up ready to play in a game like this…”
        This whole meme only exists because people more strongly remember negative events (such as “not showing up, but still winning”) than positive ones…

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      • North Carolina last year?
        South Carolina in 2015? We showed up ready to play at UTK as well and didn’t finish.
        Clemson and Auburn in 2014?

        Not trying to cause an argument, but we have been ready to play … have we been ready to play consistently? No.

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        • JCDAWG83

          That’s why I said “game like this”. Showing up ready to play in big games generally isn’t too much of a problem.

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          • The problem is we haven’t shown up consistently in games with teams with equal or better talent. The last 3 games in Jacksonville, the Ole Miss debacle last year and Bama 2015 are a few examples. We weren’t competitive in those games.

            Sorry for not reading closely.

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      • 51-14 over ULM to open 2015. 66-0 over Troy in ’14.

        It hasn’t always been the death march the last two years seemed. I’ll admit that by the end of 2015, watching Georgia was a sufferfest; but thanks to the internet I didn’t have to go too deep to find a game where we beat the pants off of a Sun Belt team.

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    • Macallanlover

      I think we will show up to play, have little doubt about that, but “beat them handily” implies a different offense will be on display from the one we watched last season. I am not concerned about winning the game against Appy, but I am less confident we will show some flash on offense. Hope springs eternal in June though, so I am going to say we might in the 28-31 point range but damned if I will say we break off 40+. Just haven’t had enough Kool Aide yet.

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      • If this defense ends up as good as hyped, 31 will be plenty to win handily. I agree this should be a game where this offense should be able to move the ball consistently and put points on the board. I don’t care about flash … I want to see consistently sound play.

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  4. Uglydawg

    What? Me worry?

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  5. 3rdandGrantham

    Our current players were, what — 8-10 years old when that game occurred? By the way, a somewhat little known fact about that epic ’07 game was that literally the entire Michigan team went out the night before and got totally lit up, with several starters admitting to being high during the game.

    That was at the end of the Carr regime, in which things were unraveling before the season even started in regard to discipline, etc.

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  6. DawgPhan

    I dont think the Michigan game is reason to worry. I think that our coaches and our performance last year are plenty of reason to worry. Add in a road trip to south bend the week after and things could get dicey.

    We should blow their doors off.

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  7. Mayor

    I sincerely hope that the Dawgs beat App State by 50 then follow that up with a decisive win over ND. Maybe that would spark a sensational season. Frankly, I have no confidence that this coaching staff could do that even if the NE Patriots personnel showed up and suited up for Georgia. The problem isn’t the players–it’s the coaches.

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  8. Selective memory is the hallmark of college football fandom.

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