Happy birthday, big Dawg

One of my favorite games between the hedges, mainly because of this guy:

Add to that Nick Chubb’s first collegiate touchdown and it was pretty much a magical night.  (‘Course, the buzz wore off a week later, damn it.)

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38 responses to “Happy birthday, big Dawg

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    When you spend even a modicum of thought about the divergent paths Clemson and Georgia took after this game, it’s enough to make you sick to your stomach.

    I know envy is particularly nasty, but dammit… they have what we SHOULD have, and it drives me fucking crazy!!!

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  2. 69Dawg

    Makes you wonder why we did away with the fullback position since he was in on every TD and made critical blocks. TE’s just don’t do lead blocking straight into DL as well as the old FB.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      Because it’s one of the true failures of understanding how a pro style offense should work that Kirby made.

      That he forced us to run on offense as much as we, and play offense in a phone booth like we did, and that we did it all without a lead blocker and with a QB who was never a threat to pull the ball to run on his own and thus was never respected by the defense as such, well, it was a pretty effing stupid mistake.

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  3. Jim

    Dang it was hot that day

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  4. Rex

    Who would have thought after that game that Clemson would be sitting on two national titles and we’d have, well you know.

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  5. RangerRuss

    One of my favorite games against a team that I love to hate. Nose to nose, wore em down and beat their ass like the the bitches they are.

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  6. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    This game made me think he might be as good as Herschel. Have never thought that about any other Georgia running back.

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  7. Dawg19

    I apologize for making this about Richt, but what happened a week after this game was a metaphor for Richt’s tenure. There were so many times where we would absolutely crush a talented team, and then a week later, wet the bed…badly. Another example that haunts me is the 2004 loss at home to Tennessee after we dismantled the defending national champions at home. We had no business losing to Tennessee who was led by a freshman quarterback (Eric Ainge).

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    • Spurrier schooled Pruitt in that game. Bobo’s brain fart didn’t help, but Spurrier deserves a lot of credit for his game plan.

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      • RangerRuss

        That’s right. Got payback the next year though. Scumbag quitter.

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      • Will (the other one)

        I still think Pruitt should catch a lot more blame for the utter failure of getting anyone to set the edge against a UF team that was not going to pass later that season.
        Sure, maybe the team was a bit flat with Gurley not coming back but there was no excuse giving up 400+ yds rushing to that team.

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        • Otto

          That was the game the center was injured and the offense went stagnant and then started turning the ball over.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            I’m fairly certain it was the Floriduh loss in 2014 that convinced Mike Bobo to take the first train out of town regardless of destination. It didn’t work out for him, but I think he knew then it was all broken and never would be fixed again.

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  8. practicaldawg

    Glad I got to see it in person. That game was the last truly fun home game in the CMR era in my opinion.

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  9. Dawg, that was a great game.

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  10. Ozam

    Watched the game on YouTube last week. Gurley’s performance was incredibly efficient. Todd Blackledge noted Gurley only got the ball four times in the first half.

    It was also our introduction to Sony Michel. They played him everywhere. The announcer (Brando?) also commented on our lack of speed at wide receiver. Who knew Chris Conley could run a 4.35!!

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    • Brad Nessler was on the call.

      I stumbled onto it (in the 2nd half) on the SEC Network last night after cutting the cord at our new home (YouTube TV). The sports choices on YT TV are pretty darn good. A day in and the only problem I have is not having the History Channel.

      I had forgotten that Nick would have had a 2nd TD late in the game that was called back due to an illegal shift to keep us from hanging half a hundred on poor ole Dabo. Many Tiggers were making business decisions with TG3II in the 2nd half. The defensive adjustments Pruitt made were incredible. On the negative side, it reminded me that Deshaun Watson should have been on the other sideline that night … still the biggest failure of the Richt era.

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  11. The Dawg abides

    F’n Bobo.

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  12. Classic City Canine

    This was my favorite game of all time until the Rose Bowl. (I’m only 30 so I didn’t witness the 80’s.) I’ll definitely tune in

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    • practicaldawg

      And you were probably too young to be emotionally scarred by the 90s. Good timing.

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      • siskey

        The 90s were bad. I moved to Athens in 1991 and became a UGA immediately thereafter. My first game was the opener in 1991. Since the 90s were bad and there were relatively few UGA games that were memorable wins (1997 Florida, 1996 Auburn, 1991 Clemson, 1998 LSU, etc) what are y’alls favorite games of the 90s? I am certain to omit some good ones but off the top of my head, my list would include: ASU v Nebraska in 1996, Florida v. Nebraska 1995, Tennessee v. Memphis 1996, Florida v. LSU 1997.

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  13. Sanford222view

    No wonder I couldn’t find to record on the DVR. It was last night!

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  14. NoAxe

    Gurley may have been second only to Herschel. He was damn good, and I saw Herschel play his entire career at UGA, including the NC game in the Superdome.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I think it’s all relative, right?

      Imagine if Herschel played in Bobo’s offense, which would give him much more space to run, instead of the phone booth Dooley forced him into every Saturday.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    I have the feeling the Falcons will find a way to screw it up, but getting Gurley was a terrific move. Last year he had 14 TDs – and all prognosticators consider that a bad year!? He’s got a nose for the goal line, which the Falcons desperately need.

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