“It’s fourth and a half-inch every day at the University of Georgia.”

Buddy, you’ll never hear me utter a single bad thing about Sam Pittman.

“The reason I mention Georgia, one, it’s our crossover game, but the other is because of the indebtedness that I feel toward Kirby Smart. Kirby was very good to me. I wouldn’t be the head coach at the University of Arkansas without him,” Pittman said. “We’re looking forward to going back there and seeing our friends, and certainly trying to compete against one of the best football teams in America.”

Pittman said the lessons he learned at Georgia have been invaluable.

Yeah, but he was a good man before he got to Athens.

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39 responses to ““It’s fourth and a half-inch every day at the University of Georgia.”

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    One of our best coaches ever.

    I hope he wins every single game except for one this season!

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  2. YESSIRRRRRRRRR That’s a good man right there.

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  3. I don’t use this term often for a coach who leaves of his own accord, but the Pitt Boss may qualify as an honorary DGD.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I liked your post, but I would go further: he IS a DGD. I guess he could do something to make me change my mind, but I don’t think he will.

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      • This would be a good discussion topic … what Georgia coaches who aren’t alumni would you consider to be DGDs? I’ll start:
        1) Vince
        2) Erk
        3) Pittman
        4) McGee – given his HS history of sending players to Auburn, that was difficult to type
        5) Butts
        6) Van Gorder?
        7) McDuffie

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        • Sorry, of course, Richt has to go on this list.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          How about Ears Whitworth? The guys from the 1959 Championship team talk about what a great assistant coach he was at UGA before and after he was HC at Alabama. Apparently he was quite beloved.

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          • Definitely before my time, but he would likely go on that list.

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          • James A Mercer Jr

            Ears, definitely! I remember around Christmas time in the athletic dorm, I was in the common bathroom area…as a vet walk on I was going to say “Latrine” but no…Ears walked in with his face covered in a shaving cream beard and shouted: “Merry Christmas you dawgs”…everyone loved that guy as a coach and as a man.

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    • Love to cheer for that guy. Hated to see him go, and will root for his Hogs in every game they don’t play us.

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  4. whybotherdude

    Is there an ex-assistant coach that is more liked by the UGA fan base than Pittman? And maybe other than ut fans I think all of his old teams feel that way about him, and that is rare.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

      Yep. After all Kirby and Lane did for Alabama, those assholes sure turned sour on them both immediately after they left.

      I think maybe the only other coaches in the SEC who were loved by the places they left are, and it sticks in my throat to say this, but it’s Bob Stoops and Charlie Strong at Floriduh.

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      • I don’t think Florida has the first national title without Stoops and Strong helped Corch during the transition.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

          Yep. Without Stoops and Strong, it’s likely Floriduh has one, two, or none titles at all to boast about, which is why it’s hilarious that Spurrier and Corch / Sideshow Dan get the lion’s share of credit. They do deserve a lot of credit, of course, but Stoops and Strong deserve much more than they get.

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          • A lot of people forget a couple of upsets happened on Championship Saturday to give the OBS a chance at a rematch with Bobby Bowden’s Seminoles in 1996.

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          • charlottedawg

            Charlie strong was more instrumental to urban Meyer winning both national championships than Tim Tebow or Dan Mullen. There I said it. In both years the Gators won they were led by stout defenses and in the year (2007) Tebow won the Heisman (and his statistically most productive season) Florida lost 4 games. Tebow was actually slightly less productive in 2008 and was really more of a role player in 2006.

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            • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

              Well, there you’re giving Meyer credit or blame for the offense when that was Cousin Eddie’s deal. It doesn’t really add up that Strong get more credit than Corch when Corch won a third title at Tosu.

              I know we really don’t like some of these people because they’re either terrible human beings or cringe-y, socially awkward assholes, but let’s not delude ourselves that Corch isn’t a great coach. Because he is.

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              • I don’t think that’s what Charlotte is saying, Corch. He’s saying Strong was more important than Dopey/Sideshow or the GPOOE. He can clarify, but that’s how I read it.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                  We as a fanbase, and especially here, have a propensity to not give credit to people who are great coaches because we dislike them. While that’s less so with SOS over time, it’s still very true for Corch. Yes, the man is a contemptable human being, and I hope he fails spectacularly in Jacksonville, but he is one of a handful of truly great CFB coaches alive right now.

                  It’s a very small, petty thing we tend to do. I don’t like it.

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                • charlottedawg

                  This is the correct interpretation: that Strong was a bigger factor to the two titles at Florida than Mullen or Tebow, even though obviously all 3 played an instrumental role. That’s not a statement to discredit Meyer’s accomplishments as he obviously gets credit for hiring the right assistants and recruiting the most talented players.

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              • charlottedawg

                I have never been one of those people. I wholeheartedly believe Meyer is one of the greatest coaches of all time as well as a complete scum bag. To get even more cynical I think the former makes the latter irrelevant, especially in very competitive environments where success and failure and who to attribute success and failure to are very black and white which 100% describes college football. Hence why wins and championships are the only thing that matter to programs and fan bases and why they will 100% support a winning coach no matter his personal short comings. See Penn state and Joe Paterno.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                  Good to go. My mistake then. I just hate when I see that crap from our fanbase, and I see it a lot, because it makes us seem small. It makes us just like those motherfucking Floriduh ‘turds who, a monolithic group, can’t admit the fact that Kirby is in fact a good coach. Not a great coach, because he hasn’t earned it, but just a good coach, who has absolutely owned them. But those ‘turds are so petty they refuse to admit it.

                  When we do it about coaches who are great, and who owned us, it makes us like them, and there is nothing worse in life than acting like a Floriduh ‘turd! Because fuck those motherfuckers!

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                • I will admit I think the way the Handbag and Ped State fan base held up Corch and Paterno, respectively, while looking the other way when facts about their leadership of their programs indicated they were win at all costs, made them look small and unprincipled. While Urban Meyer is hell of a football coach, I would NEVER want him to be the face of the Georgia football program. That’s where I differ with Steve Spurrier. He may have been really good at taking shots at us, but if he had been hired by Georgia in 1989 and had done what he did at Florida through the 90s, I would have been fine if he stayed in Athens as long as he would have liked.

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          • Except that Corch did it again at OSU with a different cast of characters….GTFO.

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    • MGW

      He deserves our respect anyhow, but it helps when they go out on top, to places we don’t worry about, and we easily hire a solid replacement.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Erk Russell was.

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  5. Russ

    Very nice of him to say. But we’re still going to give his boys a beating, and then wish him a comfortable trip home.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      Let Pittman lead his team to a couple or 3 victories over UGA and you won’t hear this barked chorus of praise for him – and, aye, he deserves it.

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  6. debbybalcer

    Pittman was a DGD. His OC not so much.

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  7. originaluglydawg

    Grantham.
    (this is a test)

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  8. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Jeremy Pruitt….wait……

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  9. Shewdawg

    Coach Pittman is a BIG reason why the program is where it is today – bigger, more athletic and definitely more physical.

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  10. Why the deuce are we talking about Florida on this thread?

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    • Especially Urban Meyer? He’s the antithesis of everything going on in the Sam Pittman-Kirby Smart dynamic.

      Wash your mouths out with soap! Or, uh…your fingers.

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  11. Greg

    4th and a half inch??…..all I can think of is the Florida game a few years ago.

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