Band of brothers

I don’t know if you caught this scene after Georgia’s win Monday night, but it’s pretty cool.

With all that weight on his shoulders, no wonder Stetson had to work so hard to win that game.

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  1. kdawg05

    I noticed that on TV. Stetson was walking to the stage and Murray was screaming at him. At first, it looked like Stet thought it was a fan screaming at him. It was an awesome scene and move by Murray.

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  2. SlobberKnocker

    Wow, I saw the moment when I watched the replay. But, I didn’t recognize Murray (shame on me). That is just spectacular.

    I know there are many former players still engaged with the program and current players. Great to see it played out like that, both live and with the tweet.

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  3. classiccitycanine

    Both had to, undeservedly, endure the assholes in our fanbase. Both are DGDs. It’s okay to have negative opinions about a player. It’s not okay to share those opinions with that player.

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    • Dawgfan Will

      Lordy, if Murray had had a defense like this.

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      • classiccitycanine

        He did in 2011, and it was good in 2012 too. We just didn’t have the depth of DL monsters to sustain it all the way to a ring.

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        • Dawgfan Will

          This is exactly my point. Talent stacked on talent.

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        • I have to disagree. In my 50+ years of Fandom, GA has never had a defense like this!

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          • Gaskilldawg

            The 1981 team gave up just 9.3 points per game contrasted with the 2021 team giving up 10.2 points per game. I used the word “team” because I cannot remember how many 1981 scores came against our offense or special teams. I recall sitting here this morning that 2021 opponents scored 3 on pick 6es (one being Charleston Southern even though, due to the weird ball exchange technically is a score against our defense, but to me the score is on our offense.) Subtracting those 3 TDs results in our 2021 defense giving up just 8.8 points per game. I wish I could remember any scores against our 1981 offense or special teams so I could make a better comparison.
            We played 3 more games than the 1981 team, and those additional 3 were against the teams ranked 2nd, 2nd and 1st at the time we played them, rule changes since 1981 favor offenses, and the pace of play is faster resulting in 2021 defenses having to defend more plays.
            Therefore, even if the scores against our 1981 defense totaled less than 8.8 per game, the 2021 defense is better than the defense I have previously considered the best I have seen from 1971 to date.

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        • He did in 2011, and it was good in 2012 too.

          Uhhhhhhh. Those defenses were not the 2021 defense.

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        • If Murray had this defense in 2012 and 2013 (sans knee injuries), the Dawgs might have gone back to back.

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      • Murray might be my favorite Georgia quarterback of the past 25 years—an incredibly talented guy whose teams caught some incredibly bad breaks. If he manages to pull off the comeback in the 2012 SEC title game, he’d probably have godlike status among the Georgia faithful right now.

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        • akascuba

          It was really nice to hear Stetson on Tuesday morning bring up Murray and how that play unfairly has followed him. Saying what a great QB Murray was and friend to him.

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        • boz864

          I would go further than limiting to favorite QB. He is an all-timer, at any position. Dude had no fucking quit in him, ever. In the darkest moments, he led the team back to almost close the deal (2012 SECCG, 2013 Auburn prayer) when all felt the game was over. It’s easy to point to todays defense as the difference maker, but I would argue it was the offensive line that was just as big of a deal. He nearly go killed a number of time.. Fairley in 2010 is easy to remember, but also recall how he got murdered in 2012 Bama SECCG, then there is him leading the team after tearing his ACL against KY and having to be physically restrained to go back in) we’re true grit moments. Love Richt but his inability to manage a roster was his fatal flaw. That was difference in winning a Championship with Murray and coming oh so close…

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      • J.R. Clark

        If Eric Zeier had had a defense like this, he would have rewritten the NCAA record book.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Damn, winning a championship sure has enraged folks who like to flagellate those Dawg fans they deem unfit.

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      • classiccitycanine

        I was a Stetson doubter, and I got flamed for it by PTC here. I agree that it sucks to go after your fellow Dawgs for disagreements. I’m just criticizing the people who actually go after these players online/in person–the kinds of people that make Bennett use a flip phone or egg Murray’s house. Those people suck.

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        • Harold Miller

          Criticize on forums and blogs all you want. Get banned do what ever, It’s a free country. Go after or threaten players, and you deserve to get arrested and face fines or jail time. Sorry but I am going to get on my high horse now. If you are someone who thinks you can egg a players house or threaten them. This University and fan base don’t need you ever, and you really need to take a hard look at your own life and figure out your priorities. In the mean time, please switch your allegiance to the Gators.

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  4. spur21

    With all of that weight lifted off of Stetsons shoulders will he soon be 6′ 2″ ?

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    • Spell Dawg

      He looked several inches taller than Bryce Young when they stood side-by-side after the game. One or two of those inches could have been attributed to dejection, but he looked **at best* as tall as Stetson.

      Anybody else make that observation??

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      • debbybalcer

        Yes he did look as tall as Bryce.

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      • miltondawg

        Bryce is listed at 6 feet. I have no idea, but I have heard multiple people say that there isn’t a chance in hell Bryce is actually 6 feet barefooted. I guess we’ll see when he goes to the combine.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Bryce Young is an outstanding college quarterback and appears to me to be a good team leader and a fine young man. He is also just on one side or the other of the 6 foot line. His arm is plenty strong for the college game but I have no idea if he has an NFL arm.
          That describes Aaron Murray, too. I wonder if he will have an Aaron Murray type NFL career. The Heisman Trophy may give him NFL chances that Aaron Murray never got. I could not help but notice how similar Young’s mould is to Murray’s.
          Both are great college QBs, that is for sure.

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      • SBIV just looked taller in that shot ’cause he was stomping all over the hopes and dreams of Bama fans.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Stetson was standing on Cloud 9 and Young wasn’t.

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    • That’s funny Spur! I just sent that to several buddies!

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  5. J R

    another pretty cool/interesting moment is that jacob eason reposted that on his instagram. a small fraternity that shares in that bond (and the a-holes endured)

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  6. Lou Ortiz

    Saw him go to the end zone when I was at the game, was wondering who he huddled with and thought it was a friend/relative. Totally awesome!

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  7. 79dawg

    There was a lot of weight on those shoulders – all the guys who have contributed in such a big way for the past 40 years and just not been able to get over the hump, Aaron Murray perhaps chief among them…

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  8. This was my favorite scene from the on-field celebration.

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  9. Murray was talking about it on his podcast. He got invited down there with like 2 mins left in the game and caught the very end of the interception.

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  10. stoopnagle

    kinda surprised Aaron couldn’t get on the field.

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