Today, in track meets

One of the greatest shootouts in Georgia football history…

A.J. was unbelievable.  Just ask the defensive back who tried to cover him on that last TD pass.

Whatever else he can say about his career, Joe Cox can tell his grandkids he outdueled Ryan Mallett.  Considering Mallett was playing against a Willie Martinez-coached defense, that was no small feat.

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  1. Got Cowdog

    Without question the best looking uniform in CFB. Happy Birthday AJ

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  2. HiAltDawg

    “Whatever else he can say about his career, Joe Cox can tell his grandkids he outdueled Ryan Mallett. Considering Mallett was playing against a Willie Martinez-coached defense, that was no small feat.”
    lol, #Coldblooded

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  3. I know people talk about Julio with awe and reverence, but AJ is the best in the business. #DGD

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    • Biggus Rickus

      It’s debatable, but Green definitely hasn’t benefited greatly from the system or QB play in Cincy.

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      • Put AJ in a domed stadium and warm weather 8+ games per year with Matt Ryan or an elite QB, and he would be dominant. He’s damn good playing in the AFC North with inconsistent QB play.

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        • James Stephenson

          I think AJ green is the best. He has better hands than Julio and a much better catch ratio. If you could put A.J.’s hands and route running into Julio you would have the best WR to ever play the game. JJ has AJ on size, speed and strength.

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          • Size and strength I would agree with you. Julio is a freak with his speed.

            AJ is just as fast as Julio. It would be a good race between them.

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          • Yurdle

            You would have Calvin Johnson. Big, strong, fast, smooth, and savvy with pigskin magnets for hands. He still couldn’t beat the dawgs, but you could hardly design a better WR. Plus CJ made some press comments crapping on Paul Johnson recently, so you get the sense that he owned up to his mistaken judgment from his youth.

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            • Macallanlover

              Not only did he never beat UGA, we shut him down. Was worried about him excelling against our small DBs in those games, if for no other reason but to prove he made the right decision in turning UGA down. But have to credit our coaches and players, they bottled him up. Don’t know if CJ will openly admit it, but he really botched that decision, could have been a big, home state hero and UGA would have had some additional jewelry.

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          • Yea but that catch Julio made in the Superbowl on the sidelines…not sure I’ve ever seen a more improbable catch.

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  4. Bright Idea

    I flew in and out of XNA for that game in less than 24 hours. I felt like I had been in a track meet. Willie never met a bootleg he could stop.

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  5. Brandon

    Joe Cox is right behind Mike Bobo as second on the list of people who did not deserve the shit they caught from UGA fans. I certainly rank Cox behind David Greene, DJ Shockley, Matt Stafford, Aaron Murray, and to this point Jake Fromm in the pantheon of UGA quarterbacks of the last 20 years but Cox was a lot better than people give him credit for being. He had a great arm and threw the deep ball as good as any of those guys I named ahead of him. Yes, he threw a lot of interceptions and made “Coxian” decisions however a lot of that is due to the defense he was saddled with being complete garbage. He HAD to force the ball sometimes because he HAD to score. We don’t win this Arkansas game right here or the South Carolina game that year without him. If LSU had merely had Joe Cox clone at QB the last 20 years, they would won the conference a couple ,more times and probably another natty the year they had the Honey Badger.

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    • Cox had probably the worst running game of the Richt area behind him; however, that doesn’t excuse how terri-awful he was versus UT, UF, and Kentucky that year.

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    • He had a great arm and threw the deep ball as good as any of those guys I named ahead of him.

      Joe threw a decent deep ball, but couldn’t make any of the intermediate throws with the kind of zip that a QB with a good arm can.

      And I don’t think Coxian means what you think it means.

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    • McTyre

      Couldn’t agree more. We have a lot of fans in our ranks who either don’t understand the game or were too drunk to remember it accurately. Cox usually had to shoulder the O and, as others have noted, the team in years that the D and at time special teams were terrible. He also played a lot of games with an unhealthy throwing shoulder because – not Cox’s fault – even healthy QB behind him weren’t really an option. DGD.

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    • 92 grad

      Zeier was pretty good. So was mr. Ward. Bobo was ok but it was a dry spell there until Greene. He was fantastic and the rest is history. Bobo was a frustrating OC for a couple years and I completely agree with the cwm issue. The defense was a major liability and I believe Bobo figured that out 1 year too late. Cmr figures it out 3 years too late. The Uga AD never even addressed it while every single armchair qb knew it 5 years ago.

      Wait, what happened from 2008 until 2015?

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      • Dave

        The point is taken, but I humbly request you don’t dismiss what Aaron Murray did. SEC’s career passing leader in multiple categories, which don’t include interceptions.

        Pretty crazy, but Georgia has had the #1 passer, receiver, and rusher in SEC history (whose records stood or still stand) within the last 20 years (TE’s was broken in 2010, so that’s a stretch, but still)

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        • Brandon

          The order I first listed Greene, Shockley, Stafford, Murray, and Fromm in (and the second different order) has no significance merit-talent wise, I was just indicating all were above Joe Cox in my estimation. I have no desire to pick and choose among those guys, they were all good college quarterbacks. On the whole UGA has been very QB rich the last 20 years.

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      • Brandon

        I agree Zeier was great. Bobo was good his senior year, and Hines was great in the handful of games he emergency started (400 + yards passing in the Peach Bowl kids!). I was just talking about the last 20 years though, I never know how many of us old Dawgs are in the conversation, lol.

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  6. Got Cowdog

    Met JC once while working for UGA AA. Very arrogant.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I got the impression that Ryan Mallett had a cannon arm but wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

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  8. Russ

    I was there. Exciting game and there were some pissed off hogs leaving that stadium. The guys were angry, too.

    Cox was a pretty good QB. I we had a defense, he would have been much better.

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    • MDDawg

      “The guys were angry, too.”

      I see what you did there.

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    • Nate Dawg

      I was there too…great time. I thought the downtown was like a mini-Athens, great bars, eats, etc…
      We got there on Thursday I believe and sat in a bar that was open-aired to the street. Miami was playing tech that night and they had the game on. The bartender thought it odd at first that we’d cheer the ‘canes when they did something good, he just thought for sure we’d pull for the ‘other Georgia team’ too. Well after we learned him right, I got to thinking…how odd would it be to be a fan of a school with no REAL rival…or perhaps having your rivals yanked away from you – Texas, maybe Oklahoma or Nebraska for them…?

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  9. Hobnail_Boot

    That was a fun road trip. Fayetteville is an underrated town and college campus.

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