“It sucks watching this team a lot of the time.”

You know what David Wunderlich’s lengthy analysis of this year’s Florida team reminded me of?

The offense is boring and predictable. The defense isn’t as good as it’s been most of the last 30 years. The return game is not producing big plays and the coverage units are bad.

Mark Richt’s last season at Georgia.  Read the whole thing and tell me I’m wrong.


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32 responses to ““It sucks watching this team a lot of the time.”

  1. JasonC

    I’m just amazed that in the “fixes” section, he didn’t list: 1) Hire a full-time Special Teams coach and 2) Build an Indoor Practice Facility


  2. sniffer

    You might be a Dawg….if you’ve ever said, “I’d be ok with going 1-11 if the win is over Florida”.


  3. Mayor

    Goodness, did we sound that whine-y? I certainly hope not.


  4. garageflowers

    Ranked 7th in total defense, and three TDs in the return game is not bad.


  5. Go Dawgs!

    Coach Richt’s last season was such a forgettable year of football. They were just not exciting to watch, even in the wins. And last year featured some pretty pedestrian football as well.

    Man, this season is making up for all of that. Big time.


    • ChiliDawg

      That was the first time in as long as I’ve been a fan that I just tuned out for the majority of the season. Apathy ran deep that year.


    • I will never forget the UGA-Mizzou game in 2015 no matter how much I try. Neither team could score a TD, even when Mizzou started at the UGA 1 yard line. That was the worst college football game I have ever attended.


  6. 83Dawg

    My favorite quote out of that sounded just like what a lot of us were saying all last season (emphasis added):

    “The thing is, Florida has been trying to have Alabama’s offense from 2008–13. This makes sense because it employs the offensive coordinators from those teams. However, Alabama itself doesn’t want to have that offense anymore. It has moved beyond that and has increasingly spread the field since 2014.”

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  7. Dave

    You’re wrong, Bluto.

    I-Mac was doing magic in the return game.

    No, but seriously, folks, I feel their pain. Or, at least, I felt their pain, now I want to continue to cause it.


  8. AusDawg85

    I don’t see the Richt comparison. He didn’t complain that McE should have had the foresight to oversign in the face of 9 player suspensions plus injuries. They are not using the grad transfer QB to just be a manager and win 10 games. Their DC is not disruptive despite fielding a competent D. McE did not dive in a pool, just humped a shark…is that the same? He has not been accused of stealing money for their performance and losing his focus over his wife’s health concerns. Not the same.

    Of course, he has won the SECE twice, so that’s another point that doesn’t match.


    • Cojones

      Plus, this is close to their situation last year when we went in favored and didn’t do very well. They will play like ND, at least in the first half.


    • Dog in Fla

      “Not the same.”

      Speaking of which, did you get a chance to see the True Detective in Austin

      “The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.”


      • AusDawg85

        Didn’t see this, but pretty sure that’s him cruising around town in his Lincoln during the wee hours dressed to the nines and mumbling to himself.


      • W Cobb Dawg

        Note to McConaghy: You can’t give anyone a stern lecture while wearing an orange shirt – UNLESS you are the lecturing on the proper way to twist one’s hips like Elvis.


  9. rchris

    Except that we didn’t have 9 players missing. 2013 was our year missing a lot of players.


  10. Tex

    I live for the day that yall can just let go of the CMR stuff. Its what makes us the most ridiculed fanbase in football. The dude is gone.


    • ChiliDawg

      Its what makes us the most ridiculed fan base in football.

      Your perspective is pretty warped. You must not travel much.


      • Russ

        Yeah, self-loathing fans of pretty much every team say that all the time, all around the country. We’re not different in that regard.


        • Macallanlover

          Not totally different, but definitely worse. We have about 5% of our fans that are obsessive haters and need therapy compared to other fan bases with just a few Updykes. Don’t ever think this is normal behavior. It shows when you have been around them too much. Some times I think they have all ended up here because you don’t see this anywhere else. Some certainly wanted a change, but no others hated…and still do.


    • Dolly Llama

      No, that would be Tennessee. Hands-down, no contest.


  11. I have no sympathy for their missing playmakers. They should have rid themselves of Callaway a long time ago. Perhaps if they had, the bad seed wouldn’t have spread. Once Meyer learned that lesson, he had to fake a heart attack to get out of the cesspool he created.

    Perhaps Mac’s shark fetish is his setup to get out?


  12. In fairness – there were multiple defenses in the 30 years prior to 2015 that were way worse than that one, so not a completely spot on comparison.

    That said- the opening line definitely summed up the Georgia fanbase for like the last six years of Mark Richt’s tenure:

    Many Florida football fans are angry right now. Most are mad at the team, and very clearly some are mad at one another.


  13. TnDawg

    Florida is reverting to its mean. Before the “Ole Ball Coach”.


  14. 2015 UGA’s defense was pretty good, though. Dragged that team to 10 wins.


  15. Stoopnagle

    That was an enjoyable read.


  16. W Cobb Dawg

    Kinda feel bad for McElwain. Landed a gig that pays huge, inherited some pretty good talent, won 2 division titles, achieved lifelong dream of humping a shark. Seems like it all went bad virtually over night. The day comes when that docile shark turns, and things just aren’t the same anymore.