Kirby’s Celebration

The fake field goal call was a bad deal. It will forever be in the mind of Gus Malzahn and in the mind of his football team.

Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis, a team captain and as honest as they come, had more to say about Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s decision to plunge a dagger into Auburn’s corpse.

“That’s what they do,” Davis said. “I’m not going to give an honest comment, so — Kirby, we’ve got some words, though.”

In what amounted to the final game against Georgia in Davis’ career, he expounded on the call, citing a famous phrase from his head coach.

“I mean, sometimes karma handles things better than you can,” Davis said. “I mean, that’s how they want to be remembered, that’s what they want to be known for, then — it was, in the words of Malzahn, a ‘bullcrap call.’ We shouldn’t be in that situation. I’ll just say that. I’ll revert back to the positives and revert back to us. If we’re not down 17 points, then maybe we don’t see that play. But y’all know the answer to that.”

You’ll revert back to the positives?  What were those, exactly?

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66 responses to “Kirby’s Celebration

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    That young man needs to organize his thoughts before opening his mouth. That riff is nearly incoherent.

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    • JasonC

      That’s easy to say until you have to do it. I put a mic in people’s face professionally for almost 20 years. It’s not an easy position to be in- with the mic in your face, especially in emotional times. Even for a kid that might speak to reporters several times over a couple of years, it’s not easy. And let’s face it, most of these kids aren’t in the position they’re in because they are the future Toastmasters stars. I read it as a kid that is pissed and wants to say something emotional, but is trying to be diplomatic or restrained and is struggling.

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      • Greg

        Same here, good response.

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        • illini84

          Well stated, I also think too much gets made of still photos of people. If you take enoighh pictures you can get them to say whatever you want them to.

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      • McTyre

        Well put. Given the serial incoherence of some posting to this blog – without the fresh-off-the-field-of-play or contemporaneous-into-a-mic contexts – no doubt they could plumb new depths given the opportunity.

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      • Uglydawg.

        Horse hockey. All you should ever do is congratulate your opponent and be a gracious loser. It used to be a rule, and one that is simple enough to handle even with a mic in front of you….”They’ve got a good team and were better than us today”….That’s not so daunting.

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  2. Uglydawg.

    Is not this the same Auburn team that lined up in the “safety” formation against Washington and then ran a trick play out of it? That was as low class as it gets…tantamount to waving a white flag and when your adversary lays down his arms, shooting him.

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  3. HiAltDawg

    too bad it ain’t a florida player lecturing us about how much better they were and how lucky we got

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  4. BigSam

    F ’em if they can’t take a joke.

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  5. mwo

    Tell Davis to watch Nick Fairley and other a holes cheap shot Aaron Murray then get back to me about karma!

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  6. Risky Business

    Lol, maybe Georgia should’ve just danced at the line of scrimmage.

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  7. Poor babies in Auburn … notice we haven’t done that to anyone else this year. There’s probably a reason for that, Davis.

    While the postgame handshake was a bit more cordial than with Mullen, I don’t think Kirby likes Gus one bit.

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  8. Salty Dawg

    To sum up Deshaun’s tiny little feelings: Momma! Momma! That team was mean to us! Make them stop! It’s not fair!

    I read the comments regarding the article and most Auburn fans were reasonable about it and pretty much said the Auburn players should have played better and it’s not that big of a deal.

    Maybe Deshaun needs a cookie and a safe place.

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    • illini84

      Hell there were people right here after the game bitching about it being low class.

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      • Macallanlover

        While there was nothing low class about it, there could be a better place for that fake FG goal coming soon. We wasted it there, imo. As to when you should stop trying to score, my opinion is that is up to the team getting whipped. When they raise the white flag by: massive scout team substitutions, stop using their timeouts, or running the clock out, then I will stop trying to score. I recall Auburn running a cutesy play designed to score late in the 4th quarter last season at their place. You want us to lay down our arms Mr. Smartmouth, send us a surrender signal. After that I will support no more scoring by our team.

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  9. Jim

    I’m i the only one that finds it incredible that someone from auburn would suggest karma is going to come back against the dawgs?!?!?

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  10. Uglydawg.

    They need to get used to it. What goes around, comes around and it’s Auburn’s turn to spend a few years in the barrel.

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  11. Greg63

    How soon they forget. Just last year they scored on a long TD pass with like 5-6 minutes left. Gus also had a double pass in the 4th quarter & challenged a spot on UGA’s last drive if I remember correctly. Screw them. Pretty sure Kirby has a strong hate for Mullen & Gus & I’m all for it.

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    • bulldogbry

      This. I guess Davis doesn’t remember last year. I’m glad the 2010 games still looms large with the fan base.
      The Auburn announcers talked about how low class the fake FG was and how it tarnished the “once honorable rivalry”. How is it that all these folks forget about the low class shat that they do?

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  12. dawgtired

    Hypocrites! The only regret I have about the play is that it didn’t score.

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  13. Ellis

    Would it have been different if we had just scored a touchdown on any other down of that series?

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    • Uglydawg.

      Great point, Ellis. By that thinking we should have taken a knee on downs 1 thru 4…instead of trying to get the ball into the EZ.

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  14. ApalachDawg

    That play call was celebrated with a wry smile all the way in Copenhagen on the early morning hours of Sunday.
    To hell with auburn.

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  15. Bright Idea

    Right now Gus seems to be counting on karma to win. He must have brought the fake FG up to his team to distract from the loss.

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    • old dawg

      my thoughts exactly…let them focus on that play instead of the fact they got beat…I didn’t know AU was so delicate…

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  16. ChiliDawg

    Living rent-free in the heads of Gators, Cocks and Tigers everywhere.

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  17. Auburn is trash. Period.

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  18. HiAltDawg

    Lol, the Morning Homers on 960 gleefully ran the Auburn Radio Crew crying about it on their radio call. I am LOVING the call even more due to the fallout. BTW, since Preacher Coach “accidentally” sent the team to dance in the endzone, we’re 6-6 vs the scumbags in Gainesville. I expect Kirbs to continue this sort of thing while we keep our 14-4 foot on auburn’s cheating throats and let them know their place!

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  19. Gurkha Dawg

    I hate Auburn so fucking much, there are not words to express it. I remember the 2010 game like it was yesterday. I have never been so pissed about a player or team. Fairley was trying to injure Murray, plan and simple. I hope Fairley ends up with CTE, driving a wheelchair with his tongue and defecating on himself. The play was legal. Fuck Auburn.

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  20. jtp03

    Went for fake, didn’t score. Still 27-10. Somehow considered bad sportsmanship.

    So they wanted us to make the FG with our nearly automatic kicker, thereby increasing the lead to 30-10?

    We aren’t going to go into victory formation there, Auburn. Whiny trash players from a whiny trash program.

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  21. 3rdandGrantham

    Please spare me the nonsense, and clearly both the AU players and staff have little to no memory as to what happened last year. Up 33-10 with 5 minutes remaining and the ball, AU ran several quasi-trick plays, culminating in a 60 yard TD pass with a 23 point lead at the time.

    And with a minute left and up 40-17, instead of taking a knee and running out the clock, they threw another 35 yard bomb in attempt to score yet again. Yet, somehow, running a fake FG up 17 suddenly is RUTS. Give me a break.

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  22. dawgfan

    Bunch of crybabies. Didn’t Auburn just have a great comeback against A&M? Kirby explained the call and the math. The SEC better watch out though. Auburn is about to up their CHEATING game since we are getting close to signing day and their coach and team both suck.

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  23. Godawg

    …and please people…stop saying “revert back.” It hurts me to even type it…

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  24. Adam Smith

    I hated everything about the call. Best way to combat poor sportsmanship is to be a good sport. We’re classier than this and it embarrasses me. You all cheering it makes it worse.

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    • You’re right, of course. Georgia being a good sport all these years has really combated Auburn’s behavior.

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      • HiAltDawg

        Exactly! When you’re dealing with scum you go to their sick, disgusting, depraved world and stab them in their backs. Then and only then you take the high ground with your foot removed from their filthy hindquarters and placed squarely on their throats.

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    • Ellis

      Would it have been bad sportsmanship if we had scored a td on first down?

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      • Uglydawg.

        Or second or third down? Why is it a rule you can’t try for 7 on fourth down? The whole unsportsmanlike argument seems silly. Had there been less than two minutes left, there might be a point to be made, but a lot can, and has in the past happened in the last four minutes of games.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Wouldn’t say I “hated” the fake, but I didn’t care for it. When wins are securely in-hand I prefer to see our 3rd string players on the field. That says ‘you’ve been whipped and we’re already prepping our regulars for the next big game’ more than anything else.

      Having said that, I was boiling mad after the loss in aubie last year. The smack talk, dancing, late game play calls, etc. So there is a part of me that thoroughly enjoys seeing them with our foot on their throats.

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      • Dawg93

        I hated it too. I get that Auburn totally deserved it, considering their antics over the years in this rivalry. But I don’t like stooping to their level, period. Maybe we should focus on not having 12 penalties (yes, the late P.I. call was horrible) and better execution in the redzone and we could’ve easily had about 40 points on them and enjoyed a 30-point drubbing.

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    • Gurkha Dawg

      Dude, this is college football. If you can’t rub your hated rival’s nose in it, when can you be a bad sport. There is no such thing as being a bad sport when dealing with Auburn.

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    • Doug

      I loathe Steve Spurrier and hope all the bad things in life happen to him and nobody else but him, but he does have one quote that any of us would do well to live our lives by: “I’ll stop tryin’ to score on them when they stop tryin’ to score on me.”

      On the other hand, I guess there is a case to be made that Auburn stopped trying to score at halftime.

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    • I suppose you think an Invisible Hand would be preferable, Mr. Smith?

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    • The Dawg abides

      That’s pretty beta, man. Stick to economics.

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  25. heyberto

    Karma? Like what happens after your coach gloats about whipping the dogcrap out of a team when you know you might face that team again?

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  26. Whiskeydawg

    Davis has it wrong, that pass play was the Karma. I only wish it had produced a TD so the screech from the barn fans would be louder.

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  27. HiAltDawg

    The Bama fans warned us we were getting a “spiteful, little man” as head coach with copious cell phone images of their 2016 recruiting whiteboard. It’s no wonder he besmirched the honor of all college football, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and human decency with that Fake FG call.

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  28. Bigshot

    One of the reasons Kirby might have gone for the fake was the fact that Malzahn had fired Scott Fountain.

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  29. DawgByte

    I could care less what AU or Gus think of the Fake FG. All I care about is it didn’t work!

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  30. To this guy and any Auburn fan, I say:

    1) Nick Fairly.

    2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg1DqQeLpFU

    3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txso98oXA3k

    Also, I think taking the easy FG to make it a guaranteed 20 point win would have been the better choice if you just wanted to humiliate someone.

    Trick plays have a high chance of failure, and then at least they only lost by 17.

    Personally, I’d rather have a chance to lose by 17 (with the possibility of 24) rather than definitely lose by 20. I mean, assuming I’m definitely losing either way.

    I think Kirby just wanted to try one of these for the sake of learning, and also to try and break the mental block of “we can’t score a TD in the red zone.”

    I don’t think this was running up the score at all.

    As a fan, I would prefer he take the FG and give us the 20+ point win.

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