Those fingers aren’t going to point themselves, you know.

Man, it’s so hard to figure out what the main cause of last night’s poor play was.

I mean, on the one hand, you’ve got the destructive effect of Deandre Baker selfishly taking his talents to the next level after being forced to come back and play his senior season in Athens and Luke Ford’s equally selfish decision to consider possibly playing for one particular school closer to home so that his ailing grandfather has an easier chance to see him play.

On the other hand, you’ve got the players who knew what they were doing wrong, but couldn’t quite put their fingers on why.

Inside linebacker Monty Rice said the main issue he saw was the number of missed tackles, and defensive back Richard LeCounte agreed. But neither could pinpoint one specific reason as to why there were so many.

“I don’t really know what it was,” LeCounte said. “Our focus wasn’t really there. That’s what really contributed to all the different things that we did.”

Execution played a major role in the team’s tackling ability, and Rice attributed the lack of “wrapping up” the ball carrier and Ehlinger as another factor.

It’s a complete mystery to me.  Maybe if Baker had swallowed his foolish pride and played, Richard LeCounte would have tackled better.  What do you guys think?

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99 responses to “Those fingers aren’t going to point themselves, you know.

  1. Gurkha Dawg

    I am at Disney World this week with the kids. Yesterday I saw an animatronic President Trump at The Hall of Presidents. Did anything else of note happen yesterday?

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  2. Reipar

    For the love of God won’t someone think of the poor horse?!?

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    • Hey, don’t whine in my direction. It was easier to post this than to respond to each of the comments blaming Baker and Ford.

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      • Reipar

        I am whining in your direction. Those of us that agree with you get it. Those that don’t never will and bringing it up non-stop will never change their mind. You don’t have to swing at every pitch in the dirt.

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        • Non-stop? The game was yesterday, man.

          And you and I differ on whether people will change their minds, or at least think about it.

          Again, if you’re unhappy with something I post, there’s an easy solution. It’s not like there won’t be other material here to read.

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          • Clayton Davis

            I would like a refund on my subscription.

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          • Reipar

            You ended with what do you guys think. I’m telling you what I think. I have seen comments from others that indicate they too feel you have belabored this point.

            I’m also think constantly telling someone they are wrong by using sarcasm is a poor way to get them to reconsider their position. People tend to not like being poked in the chest repeatedly.

            You are right there is plenty else to read here but I tend to believe if you ignore the borderline troll comments they will gravitate to a new blog. That said I do sometimes miss Thomas Brown 🙂

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      • James Stephenson

        Who is blaming Ford and Baker. I can respect both of their decisions to be honest. Baker gave 4 years of his blood, sweat, and tears decided to not play in an exhibition and I say it would not have mattered one bit. The bad tackling, the knee punt, the shank punt, the fumble, the inability to block UT is the reason UGA lost, not Ford or Baker.

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        • Mayor

          The knee punt and the shank punt led to the other team scoring 10 points. The bad tackling and bad blocking are what actually lost the game.

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    • Anonymous

      What horse? All I see is the spot where a long expired equine has since rotted away into the ether in months past and the Senator mercilessly flogging that spot while mumbling about the Reserve Fund.

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      • I guess I should be amazed some of you still read the blog.

        Didn’t realize I mumbled, either.

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        • mg4life0331

          Haters gone hate. You know, you being a Richtophile, Liberal, Jewish person etc….

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        • Anonymous

          Eh, the blog is generally still fairly good. I did quit reading it for 5-6 months when the mood here was off-putting during the post 2016 offseason. You just harp on some thing well after you have made your point. In this case, you have written about players skipping their bowl game for several days in a row. If you want to increase the quality of the blog, do more music posts. Those are excellent.

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          • ugafidelis

            Speak for yourself. I come here to read about Bulldog Football. The good, the bad, and the ugly of it. The MPCs I just scroll right by. I typically read on my phone with no wifi and videos eat up too much data anyway.

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          • Hipster LaDawg

            I am smart, savvy, sexy blogger/commenter!!! Hear and appreciate my greatness!!!

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        • Mayor

          Mumble, mumble, mumble.

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    • Bo

      Agreed. Again.

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  3. BWD

    I wonder how many people blaming Baker and Ford also blame Mel Tucker and the other coaches who selfishly abandoned the team for a bigger paycheck. And how many of those same people killed Kirby for staying at Bama through the national championship? Probably would make an interesting Venn diagram.

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  4. paul

    It feels weird typing the sentence “Mark Bradley’s commentary was pretty spot on” but in this rare instance, I think it was.

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  5. Codie Alan

    Richard Lecounte can’t tackle for shit and for some reason he can’t figure out why? All he’s got to do is turn on the tape from last night. That dude is a shitty tackler and there is absolutely NO DOUBT about that fact.

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    • Lutz Dawg

      He said he can’t put a finger on it. I can. Lecounte NEVER wraps up any tackle. he thinks he can fly in and hit someone instead of wrapping up and tackling them. I can’t tell you how many times he missed tackles because he failed to wrap up. His tackling fundamentals are at a pee wee level.

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      • Dawg19

        This. LeCounte wasn’t the only one, though. Its amazing how many of our defenders don’t get the concept of wrapping up a ball carrier’s legs. We own the lease on tackling high. It’s so frustrating to watch.

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      • Russ

        When he said he couldn’t put his finger on the tackling, he meant that literally. He actually never put a finger or hand into a tackle, just shoulder after shoulder.

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      • Bat City Dawg

        On our text thread we refer to him as LeStat, the sexually curious vampire played by Tom Cruise in “Interview With a Vampire”. one message sent last night was simply “The french vampire whiffed yet again”

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    • Harold Miller

      Hardened metal tool striking metal fastening device!

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    • Huntindawg

      What’s so strange about that FACT! is that the announcers kept calling him our leading tackler. Is he also leading the team on missed tackles?

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    • artful codger

      Texas yards-after-contact was a disaster for us.

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  6. I don’t blame Baker for the loss. I thought his change of mind after he went on ESPN and said he was playing was a distraction. Luke Ford’s decision had nothing to do with this. Fields’s decision to submit his name right before Signing Day was another distraction.

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  7. Baitstand

    If the team is intent on moving to and staying on the next level with Alabama and Clemson, the Sugar Bowl is potentially the most valuable game we played all season. I say “potentially,” because unless players and coaches actually learned from the experience, then it was just as meaningless coming out as it was going in.

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  8. Dovedawg

    Pride goes before a fall…Our players assumed that TX would digest our pre game comments and then roll over. Unfortunately TX decided to show up and play…going completely off script. We had no focus, nor execution, nor plan B when running against their D line stacked with 6-7 in the box didn’t work. Coaches didn’t adjust, and players didn’t play. I think Fromm is really good, but the question remains, can he carry a team by himself when the usual offense is not working? Last nite TX said to us ” we are going to make Jake Fromm beat us” and that strategy played well for them. When Bevo bullied Uga, I started to worry. Oh, where was Erk when we really needed him to adjust our players’ and coaches’ attitudes and strategy!

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    • Previous losses to Bama in the national playoff, Bama in the SECCG, and Texas in the Sugar Bowl….wasn’t it Mark Richt who couldn’t win the BIG games?????

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      • 79Dawg

        Yeah, I was waiting with baited breath for Chuck Oliver to grow his sack back and ask Kirby after the SEC Championship Game, “what do you say to people who say you and Jake Fromm can’t win the big one???”

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        • 79Dawg

          PS – anyone who tries to blame the loss on one person – whether Fromm, Kirby, Lecounte, Chaney, Camarda, Swift, Baker, Uga, Fields, etc. ad nauseum – is nuts. It was a total team loss where, at various points throughout the game, everyone shit the bed, where we never able to get into any sustained rhythm or momentum, leading to the L….

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          • 79Dawg

            PPS – surprised no one has really mentioned Tucker’s absence anywhere. People can talk all they want about Kirby being “Mr. Defense” and continuity with the other staff members, but the fact of the matter is it is a big change/loss/difference to lose the 3-year D-coordinator, and how the guys on D would react to not having him there is probably part of it also….

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      • 4th and Kirby

        You forgot Nicholls State, Vandy, Auburn & LSU.

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  9. Hobnail_Boot

    You’re living in fantasy land if you don’t think that Baker and Fields were distractions.

    Did that cost Georgia the game? Probably not. Credit to Texas.

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  10. Ellis

    I get that there was no reason for the players to be motivated for this meaningless game, but the coaches should have been.

    Chaney’s play calling continues to hold this team back. His inability to adjust has been on full display all season, most notably against Alabama and last night. Until he is gone we will continue to pile up SEC East championships and nothing more.

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    • If the game was “meaningless” then why not decline it, save money, and let the student-athletes get back to school and study? I’m a senior, senior citizen, former player and coach, and never recall the Sugar Bowl as being meaningless in my lifetime. Win some, lose some, and some are ties…but the Sugar Bowl lives on as one of the most prestigious bowl games ever!

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      • Ellis

        Yes, we should have declined the bowl except for the extra practice time for next season. The Sugar Bowl may have been prestigious in the past, but if it isn’t in the playoff rotation it is no different than the Liberty Bowl.

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  11. Gurkha Dawg

    If players have to be “motivated ” to do their best, they are in big trouble for the rest of their lives. I was taught to always do your best, no matter what the job is. Even if it’s just digging a hole in the ground, do the best job you can. I guess big shot football players don’t need such silly values.

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  12. Bill Glennon

    Looking at the bigger picture over Kirby’s 3 seasons, his teams have games (usually 1-2 per year) where bad things happen and snowball, and Kirby seems powerless to stop the bleeding by changing the gameplan in-game or by coaxing the team out of their emotional funk.

    The specific issues of this particular game don’t matter. There will be specific issues next time that may be different but are really incidental.

    Kirby’s teams have a “dealing with adversity” problem, and he dosen’t know how to fix it. Hopefully, he will learn. This is the problem when you hire a career assistant because he can only learn this on the job as JC. There will be more bad losses until he figures it out.

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  13. Uglydawg.

    Holly spilled the beans. Dawgs were uninspired and not focused.
    Texas was on fire to win this game; the Dawgs barely smoldering.
    When they came out and hit the Georgia team in the mouth there was shock and disarray. No counter punch.
    Ill prepared. Couldn’t handle the onslaught by a more determined foe.
    Why ill prepared? Distractions were a least a part of it.(yes, there was way too much drama around this team for the last couple of weeks) and lack of focus.
    I don’t blame the kiddos..I blame the millionaires that are paid to get them ready to play.
    As far as Baker an Fields are concerned, I love ’em but if they aren’t on the team they don’t need to be around the team during work and games.
    I could tell you what is coming next from the scribes at the AJC, but you wouldn’t appreciate it and would probably say I’m wrong. But it’s going to be twisted, enhanced garbage and certainly will not be in Georgia’s best interest.
    Bottom line..Kirby dropped the ball in preparing this team for this game. Psychologically, physically, schematically and all the other “..allys” that apply.

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    • Good summation! Lots of things could have caused this debacle but the coaches and HC are responsible for game preparation. They failed!!

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    • Bill Glennon

      “The scribes of the AJC”?

      Those beat reporters who got scooped by Holly Rowe and Dan Wolken over the past month while they wrote clickcrap articles about “The top 5 players who will lead Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl”?

      They report what Kirby tells them to report.

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  14. Harold Miller

    Has anyone identified the imposter who was wearing #7 on offense? I refuse to believe that was D’Andre Swift.

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  15. Napoleon BonerFart

    I split the difference. Baker not playing hurt. The entire season, UGA relied on Baker taking away half the field. They couldn’t do that last night and it took time to adjust. And they never really tackled well. But I don’t blame Baker. I guess he could forfeit his paycheck for the bowl game.

    The loss was a team effort. Poor snap on the first punt gave away 70 yards of field position. Then a shanked punt did the same thing. Fromm played badly. Receivers dropped balls. Senior linemen muffed protection against basic, undisguised pressure. Swift kept fumbling. Cheney went back to the run, run, pass playcalling of 2016. Tucker missing probably hurt.

    Hats off to Texas. They did exactly what an underdog should do. Sell out to stop the other team’s strength (running game) and make them beat you with their Plan B. UGA couldn’t execute Plan B.

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  16. Bulldawgy

    Senator, you have just as much letting go of your opinion as do they. It’s exhausting.

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  17. It had nothing to do with Baker, Ford, or Fields. We still had a hangover from the loss to Bama and didn’t play hard. Also, our coaches must have been drunk for much of the Christmas break because they didn’t have a decent game plan for the Texas QB or the Texas front 7-8 that stayed in the box all night. Our guys blew it so they have no one to blame but their selves. My biggest concerns going away from this game are our (still) lack of quality depth on the D-line and our inabilty to make simple offensive adjustments during games (did we run even one screen play in the face of that constant pressure?). Both are the reasons we lost when we we did this year. Fumbles, poor tackling, shitty punting, etc. are easy fixes by comparison.

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  18. Tony Barnfart

    All the clichés of “don’t make mistakes”, “do your job” really hit home with a stinker like this. Those are true because your “next time” might never materialize because a teammate screwed up. Don’t screw up on punt team because next time your tailback may fumble and you don’t even get the luxury of trying to flip the field. Don’t drop a pass that hits you in the hands because next time Jake Fromm might overthrow you.

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  19. artful codger

    Players admitting that the focus wasn’t there …. what I don’t 100% understand is why along about the end of 1st quarter when you realize the focus isn’t there, then dammit get focused for the rest of the game. Guessing they must mean lack of practice focus has left them beaten and helpless at this point. Otherwise, focus this moment and get it together.

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    • artful codger

      In other words, if someone tells me to focus on an apple, I can turn from unfocused to focused on a dime. I realize this is a stupid simplification and the team concept makes it all more complex, but what really is the difference?

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  20. Will Trane

    I’ll point it at just person.
    Smart. Dang I know Richt retired, but that sure looked like a prep’d and coach team by him.
    Smart has almost morphed into CMR.
    Smart is not ruthless enough with his players. He let them control the conflicts, media, and roster. He should have never had those three dressed out. Disregard a possible injury to Fromm. Go the Herrin if that arose.
    Fields never took a snap. So where did he figure into the game plan.
    Smart has to stop letting Big 12 coaches come to his spring practices or talking to them. Two years in a row. What do you gain by that.
    Pin the loss on Smart was distracted by absence of those players, loss of a DC, early signing period, finding another QB, and not getting his coaches going re game plan.
    Tackling. Agree it was bad. But that falls back to Smart. After all he has a defense pedigree. When you watch all the bowls, the teams that tackle better performed better. Don’t know how much Smart put in re defense plan, but no doubt it was worthless.
    He has seen Big 12 teams now back to back as a HC. So what would he do going forward. One thing is you have to stop the QB run first. What player was assigned to #11. Plus his d line coach did a very poor job. All rushes were uneven which allowed 11 to move to freely up thru pocket or outside.
    Smart said 11 was the difference.
    So why was the defense not prepared for him.
    Frankly I do not think Smart has figured out how to stop duel threat QBs.
    One way would be to change his OC. And go to a duel threat QB. And Fromm ain’t your guy as well as Chaney.
    Perhaps a player like Fields is that guy. In 14 games Chaney never figured out how to use him in those kind of plays to stretch a defense vertically or horizontally on the field.
    Biggest issue for me is why Smart is not willing to change OC. Or get
    Saban changed his offense after Clemson ran his defense off the field.
    Smart just will not adapt.

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  21. a few years ago, a die hard Bama fan, gave me tickets to the Sugar Bowl to see them play Oklahoma. He said he could not in any way go see them get their butts handed to them by OU. I enjoyed the game.
    Kinda the same last night, just the team was Texas. NCAA, pros, all levels, sometimes a team just does not show up. Blame anyone you want, it just happens.
    The sun comes up the next day.

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  22. 69Dawg

    My two to five cents worth. Being 71 and having been alum for 50 years I have somewhat of a perspective on UGA teams past and present. So here goes: 1. This team, along with Kirby’s, 16 and 17 have such good personnel and have with some small exceptions, such crappy competition during the year, they think they can just roll their helmets on the field and curb stomp what they think are lesser opponents.
    2. Auburn, during the season last year was a case of not being able to think out side the offense box we have to adjust on offense. When Auburn did actually what Texas did we got the same results. It’s no secret that we are a run first team, when that fails or when we can’t overcome a first half defensive/special teams crap fest we are doomed.
    3. Fromm, bless his heart, can’t carry this team. He needs great protection to be effective and when we have to play catch up the other side knows it and blitzes his butt. He then begins to press and his accuracy goes out the window.
    4. With a few exceptions our receivers are better blockers than receivers. This is a head coaching choice not an OC choice.
    5. Special teams sh*t happens, we have to have a defense that can over come it.
    6. The tackling problem has been there all year. It is a function of number 1. It is easy to tackle lousy players, not so much good RB and a QB like Texas has that is a shorter version of Tim Tebow. He looked like a FB on his runs and out undersized DB’s were bouncing off him like BB’s.
    7. Fumbling is just a lack of focus on ball control and technique. Swifts second fumble he had his arm way out. The ball was not tucked.
    8. Somebody above mentioned the lack of a Plan B or the lack of executing it. Great point but lots of coaches only put minimal practice time on Plan B, especially if Plan A works great 10 out of 11 times.
    Lastly I don’t want to hear any more talk about how great Kirby is compared to Mark Richt. Kirby had one bit of great luck last year when Auburn beat Alabama in the regular season and we got a do over, otherwise Alabama would have done to us in the SECCG what they did to us in the CFP. So far we have hired a great recruiter who may or may not be able to win games when faced with almost equal talent. Everybody we face from here on knows what we are going to do, it just boils down to do they have the horses to stop us. Auburn did, LSU did, Alabama did it twice and Texas with maybe lesser personnel but better coaching did it last night. Hopefully I’ll live long enough to see us beat Bama again but like I said I am 71.

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  23. doofusdawg

    Why was Monty asked anything. He played less than five snaps the entire game. Is he injured… in the dog house… transferring. Why didn’t the abh ask him that. He and Grant should have started.

    How many kids didn’t play because Kirby didn’t like their attitude. That’s something I’d like to know. Or is that a hippa thing.

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  24. Will Trane

    Are the Dawgs close to Bama, standard bearer for SEC.
    Think not.
    Won SEC East, but there is not any solid teams in the East.
    More than likely the Dawg performance in SECCG was an outlier.
    What was the Dawgs overall record from the LSU game forward.
    Three defeats by much better teams.
    All more physical.
    All had better offenses and defenses than Dawgs.
    Year 3 for Smart.
    Has he peaked.

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  25. back9k9

    The Dawgs layed an egg last night because they saw it as a consolation game for not making the playoffs. Disinterested and unmotivated.
    Hell, Saban’s 2008 Bama team lost to Utah under similar circumstances. Happens every year to somebody.

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  26. Seattle Dawg

    What did Baker say to his teammates on the sideline during the game? Dig deep, this is really important.

    I don’t blame him at all, but I do blame Kirby for allowing him on the sideline and practice.

    I imagine attempts to motivate the team were more difficult with him standing there. Makes it a harder sell.

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  27. Granthams replacement

    My take – the leadership gap created from Roquan, Chubb, Michael, Carter, Bellamy was never completed filled all year. Baker flip flopping, Fields’ actions and possibly Walker sitting out affected the teams prep. Tucker leaving probably did as well. On defense Ledbetter seemed to be the only senior that lead by example or vocally last night.

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  28. Mike M

    Word on Facebook from a UGA senior present in the Big Easy was that the players should have spent more time practicing than enjoying the French Qtr… all hearsay of course, but their sluggish play is certainly exibit A and circumstantial evidence of the assertion

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  29. Buddha

    Too many five stars?

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  30. CB

    Heard Steve Sarkisian was available.

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  31. CB

    If Deandre Baker’s mere presence kept us from playing well then we have much bigger issues. Much bigger.

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  32. CB

    I’ve dabbled in sports media over the years, and I’ve always just wanted to put a mic in a coach or player’s face and just say.

    “The fuck was that shit out there tonight dude?”

    Let’s get some raw commentary.

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  33. Will Trane

    Can we say that Holly Rowe ain’t Taylor.
    Taylor had the gumption to ask Saban of all people.
    Dawgs 5-3 over last 8 games. Probably says what this current squad is.
    Well hell’s bells.
    Another January loss.
    Here is the question I wanted to ask Baker is this.
    If Georgia had made the CFP playoff would you have played or sit out.
    And if Georgia had won a CFP would you have sit out that championship game to avoid an injury.
    Think we all know the answers. Yes. Yes.
    Frankly I think there was an issue about players wanting to not play due to Baker and Fields.
    6 Seniors.
    Fromm alluded to lack of leadership.
    He never took charge, and he lost both opportunities in loss to LSU and to Texas.
    Beating Texas would have sent a huge message. You have to come thru us to get there Playoff Committee in 2019. We decide all fates.
    Texas 22 or 26 seniors on that squad.
    There were almost 26 recruits who begin at Georgia a few years ago.
    Only 6 made it to the Sugar Bowl.
    Roster management and knowing the real make up and tool box of recruiting players are huge.
    Very young, inexperienced team, caught up in media and conflcted plus lack of strong senior leadership.

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  34. Walter Geiger

    what was deandre swift’s excuse for looking like barney fife in the first half?he danced around, didn’t hit the hole and generally looked like a middle schooler – not to mention his failure to secure a certain oblong object critical to success in the game.

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  35. Will Trane

    Last game for center Gilliard, RT Baker, WRs Godwin and Stanley…offense.
    Last game for DE’s Ledbetter & Hayes, LB’s Walker & Patrick…and SECCG RC Baker…defense.
    Last game for long snapper Moore.
    Check that 10-4 Texas team last game roster…many gone.
    Big difference in body and mind of upperclassmen and underclassmen.
    But hope unfortunately depends on Chaney and a very stale offense.
    7, 28, 21 in 3 losses.

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  36. Will Trane

    Daytonna not far off and so is MLB.
    Totally disgusted with football for 2018.

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  37. illinidawg

    Fucking troll.

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  38. 'Ol Gill

    Hear fuckin hear. I was at the game and I’ve honestly never been more embarrassed. Not because we played like shit. ’99 Auburn will always be my worst experience being at the game (I was in college and learned to take it after that). I’m not that bothered by a bowl game letdown. It’s bound to happen when you piss away an sec title (that’s not a shot at the staff and players, just the sad truth. My heart goes out to them.)

    Nope, it was all the damn chirping from fans and players. That’s what made me slink out early (the only other UGA game I’ve left early was….’99 Auburn). I’m sure this batch of players learned to keep their mouths shut. But the fans, nope. If we choke away another Bama game next year, I’m sure I’ll see on Twitter and SB Nation, etc lots of partisan Dawgs telling everyone why we belong in the playoff over more deserving teams. Keep that shit on home blogs and call in shows. Or hell, say you belong in the playoffs, but don’t go talking shit about the teams that finished the job and got in the playoff.

    Just a reminder, after year 3 Kirby has the edge in Richt in recruiting, but they’re neck and neck in on the field accomplishments. That’s not a shot at Kirby, that’s just a reminder for the kids who forgot that Richt was a damn good coach.

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  39. Lorenzo

    I think you need to read and comment on Worley’s piece: https://ugawire.com/2019/01/02/uga-football-legend-pens-frustration-with-teams-sugar-bowl-performance-leadership/

    I understand and respect why you are so adamantly in favor of the athletes’ financial loss and critical against everybody else’s unfair financial gain. You always make some very good arguments for your case.

    But, as Worley points out, this culture of entitlement is affecting the game on the field, or it at least clearly did last night. I’m not trying to defend all the money makers associated with CFB. That does need to be challenged and I encourage you to continue, and I believe there’s room for debate as to how players can be compensated without compromising the student/athlete ideal. But once we start down that slippery slope we begin changing the culture.

    And that’s what I see Worley really hitting upon, and it doesn’t just stop at CFB. This country as a whole has become all about entitlement. I want what is mine and everybody else can be damned.

    So, yeah, Worley, Darrell Huckaby, and me are old school because we remember when character included sacrifice and commitment. Last night was more than just “not showing up” for a bowl game. It was a symptomatic statement as to where this program, CFB, and this generation might be headed because somewhere along the line we stopped talking passionately about character, honor, commitment, and team the way Worley does.

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    • No Country For Old Dawgs

      I second the recommendation to read Tim Worley’s Letter. As it’s not always about us bitchy fans complaining about a player’s lack of commitment to our favorite school. Sometimes it’s a player’s violation of his own team’s commitment to one another, whether intended or not.

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      • No Country For Old Dawgs

        Worley’s letter points to something that struck me about DeAndre Baker’s presence on the Georgia sideline. What exactly is the point of him being there??? I know he got the blessings of his team before making his decision, came back for his senior year and has been a great leader for the team all season…but he shouldn’t have been on the sideline. That’s a violation of TEAM me. Going to New Orleans and having the experience, along with all that swag, hey, he earned that as much as the next guy. But have him up in the stands with family, not around team meetings/practices for the game. And if possible have him make the decision to sit out before bowl practices start up back on campus, so the team can get other players reps.

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    • You are correct sir.

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