Fortunately, Kirby hasn’t waited fifty-four years for this team.

Georgia opened as a 10-point road favorite in Columbia.  Before some of you start sniffing at what you might consider an inadequate spread, consider a little history.

Yeah, that went well.

I wonder if Donnan has any words of advice for Kirby this week.

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40 responses to “Fortunately, Kirby hasn’t waited fifty-four years for this team.

  1. RangerRuss

    I’m sure that Donnan has something to say. He hasn’t shut up since his ass was fired.

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  2. BigSam

    Coach D is actually the best voice on radio. Tuesday mornings here in Athens, 960 The Ref.

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  3. Unless Quincy Carter takes the first snap in Columbia, I’m not worried.

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  4. Dawg Vegas

    Hopefully its advice on how to not throw eleventy+ interceptions against the zone blitz.

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  5. I’m 59 years old. Grew up with Vince Dooley lauding Vandy teams. Munson fretting over a 14 point lead with a minute left. Goff, who simply wasn’t ready. Donnan losing three to Georgia Tech. Richt getting close, but never getting the brass ring (usually self-inflicted).

    So it took last year to get me to this point. This is NOT my Georgia Bulldogs. The Dawgs are Kirby’s Dawgs. They really do play ‘one game at a time’. Not only do they compete to win; they strive to beat a team into submission.

    Georgia WILL more than handle the Gamecocks. The Dawgs ran about as vanilla offense and defense and still put up 45 and gave up no points. I know how weak the opponent was (hate these games) – but look for a very different football team that hits the field next Saturday.

    They will BEAT down the Cocks… This game is in hand by the 4th Quarter…

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    • 92 grad

      Yeah, it will take another whole season for me to take that leap of faith. Dropping games that we were supposed to win was very painful ove the past 20 years. I’m sure our team is good but I’m still in “show me” mode.

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      • gastr1

        Well, and give Muschamp some credit: it’s been thoroughly discussed that he’s built this team to be competitive if not to be able to win (yet). And that is exactly what happened last year: I can see us taking a lead, staying ahead, but never pulling away. Blowout? I doubt it, but obviously I’d love to be wrong.

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      • PTC DAWG

        You’ll never be out of show me mode if you are in it now. This team is going 11-1…or better, win or lose Saturday.

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        • Skeptic Dawg

          I know that this may come as a surprise to you, but I do not see 11 wins for this squad. The DL is vulnerable at this point and we lack lateral speed from our LBs. Yes, all of this can change as the season progresses, and I have faith that Kirby will correct or attempt to correct the current short comings. As others have stated above, I have far too much old Dawg in me to believe that one magical season cures all ills. We are not Alabama…yet.

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          • Got Cowdog's Inner Munson

            Wise words. Last season was magical, sure. But even pipsqueak Austin Peay uncovered weaknesses. Literally, we could have potentially scored on every play, right? The offensive line had “dead legs”, the D line was porous. LSU beat perennial powerhouse Miami like a drum! Like a drum I tell ya! (Geaux Tigers. :)) Will Muschamp has had this game on his schedule since last year!
            Let’s talk after next week……..

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      • Comin' Down The Track

        Spoken like a true victim of the Ray Goff era. I feel your pain, my Dawg.

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  6. Uglydawg

    What’s overlooked ( by TV mouths anyway) is that Georgia was waving people out of the stands to play in the fourth quarter..which was shortened by a third..and never really “bore down” on AP to get the impressive score. The TV mouths are all fawning over ND and tOSU and Auburn right now. Very little to no mention of the Dawgs…and it’s very, very early Dawgrading.
    This team is loaded out with talent.
    HOWEVAH…at least one Cock player is on record guaranteeing not just a SC win over Georgia, but a “Blow Out”. I think he’s about to learn a hard lesson.. Remember the Mizzu player who made the “Old man football” comment?

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  7. JAX

    The 2000 loss in Columbia was one of the most painful in Donnan’s tenure. Quincy’s drug enduced debacle aside, that defense was loaded as all 11 starters played in the league but continually underachieved all season with that idiot Kevin Ramsey at DC.

    I get angry just thinking how much that team underachieved, however the anger is tempered knowing those days are long gone.

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    • Greg

      5 INTS….and he never pulled him, that may have been the game that got his ass fired.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Former Oklahoma HC Gary Gibbs was our DC.

      Defense wasn’t the problem that day.

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      • JAX

        I stand corrected, it was Gibbs, not that it made any difference.

        I wasn’t suggesting the Defense the issue that day, but it was an overall poor season for such a talented unit.

        Arguably the most collective talent we’ve ever had on the starting 11.

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    • Brandon

      Kevin Ramsey was 99′, as in the 99′ Auburn game when we were blanked 31-0 in the first half at home by Ben Leard.

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      • JAX

        That game and ‘08 Bama = worst halves I’ve ever witnessed as a Dawg. Could probably add a few Florida games to it but I won’t.

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  8. Greg

    50-18-2….worth noting that almost 1/3rd of the overall victories were by Steve Spurrier teams (“05-’15). Will Muschamp ain’t no Spurrier. The line is about where I thought it would be…..DAWGS by 17.

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  9. Otto

    I just hope the team is as tired of hearing about the Chickens as I am.

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  10. Brandon

    Ah, the 2000 Sakerlina game, where Quincy completed as many passes to Sakerlina players as he did to Georgia players.

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  11. Week before SCU in 2000, Quincy and Jasper were in ATL partying. That was my second year at UGA. It’s second only to 2015 in miserable, “why won’t this season just end” years.

    It was just an incredibly unfun Autumn in Athens.

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  12. Uglydawg

    If Georgia wins this game, Sack liner will be Dawgraded to the point of almost nonexistence by the TV mouths.

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  13. dawg39

    Take USCe And The Points. USCe Is A Contender

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  14. Reinmart

    We will learn a lot more about both teams this Sat. My only concern is that some of the young guys we are playing might get a little squirrelly playing in their first SEC road environment and give up an easy score or two.

    Was watching an analysis of the game and they mentioned how Muschamp likes to shorten the game. If we make a couple of mistakes and can move the ball a little on us, it could see things getting a little dicey. But I think in the end the Dawgs just have too much firepower for a feisty Carolina team.

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