Monday, October 29, 2012
"ATHENS -- Marcus Lattimore has been a thorn in Georgia’s side the past three years, but the rivalry was put into context Saturday.Georgia held a postgame prayer Saturday night for Lattimore, the star tailback for South Carolina, who suffered a serious knee injury during an afternoon game against Tennessee.“We prayed for him as a team,” head coach Mark Richt said Sunday. “As we were just kind of closing out the day, we thought about him and just what a warrior he is. What a great football player and what a great competitor, and a guy we all have a lot of respect for as a person, as well. We all know how an injury like that is just very difficult to deal with, so we wanted to pray for him and his family, so we did that.”Lattimore has rushed for a combined 457 yards against the Bulldogs, and his national coming-out game was against them as a freshman in 2010.As soon as Lattimore was injured on Saturday, there was an outpouring of support over social media, with Georgia players joining in. Senior defensive end Abry Jones, himself out with a sprained ankle, tweeted, “Prayers sent out to Marcus Lattimore” within minutes of the injury. Later several other players, including All-America linebacker Jarvis Jones, tweeted their support and prayers for Lattimore."
We are all hoping that Lattimore makes a full recovery. As the anti-Ealy/Crowell.. all members of the SEC and their fans should hope that this kid heals up so that he can rip it up in the NFL.
Well not to be a Debbie Downer or anything......but PLEASE DO NOT POOP THE BED AGAINST OLE MISS........FOR REAL......DO NOT POOH THE BED!
One now has to wonder what would have been had the beloved not enforced fake rules that lead to suspensions that lead to rusty players on Defense.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Will Muschamp is now 0-6 in Cocktail Parties. Ain't it great?
Aaron Murray did his damnedest to lose that game, but Jarvis Jones, Shawn Williams and the defense wouldn't let him.
Not enough can be said about the defensive performance. Bowing up twice around the goalline when Murray hung them out to dry, big play after big play from Jarvis Jones, who gave us the Leroy. This was the defense we've been expecting all season. And they were certainly men.
Shawn Williams and Mark Richt called this team to the carpet, and they stepped up. Well done all around.
Todd Gurley was the biggest recruit in this past class. His game was huge, and about the lone bright spot offensively.
Nice to see Tampa get redemption with the put away TD after finally drawing a foul for day long jawing.
That had to be a record in combined personal fouls. We may have gained more yards due to flags than on the ground or through the air.
Everything is now staring us in the face, and we control our destiny. As Richt said earlier this week, our goals are in front of us for the taking. But we have to make it happen. Don't sleep against a much improved Ole Miss. Don't sleep against Auburn in a game that is always crazy and where they likely have their one strong performance for the year. Don't revert back to the run D we saw the last 3 games vs Tech whose system would eat that alive.
But we'll get to next week tomorrow. Tonight, we celebrate. Because it's GREAT. TO BE. A GEORGIA BULLDAWG!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It's just over 80 minutes long, but it's a helluva listen and was a lot of fun to tape. So if you're headed down to St Simons or Jekyll or Amelia this weekend, or killing times at work, the Dawg Gone Podcast gives a ton of info on the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
You should listen to me, since it's getting obvious Mark Richt and the rest of the Athletic Department does.
Well, I guess better late than never, he's once again letting the boys at S&G help fix what's ailing. From Marc Weiszer....
“One thing I can do as head coach, I think I can at least spend time learning the kicking and punting fundamentals well enough to be their coach,” Richt said. “Right this minute I wouldn’t say I have enough expertise to do that but I think this offseason it would be wise for me to do something like that. I am freed up enough to do that. If that’s my contribution to special teams in the future, I think that would be valuable.”
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The question is, if we show the same fight Florida showed in that game, would you be happy with a 42-30 loss?
Monday, October 22, 2012
“We all know what’s ahead, I don’t even need to say anything about it,” Georgia coach Mark Richt told his players in the locker room after Saturday’s game in footage aired on his weekly coach’s show. “I want you all to get as much rest as you can get, get your minds right, get your hearts right. It’s going to be a war in Jacksonville. … Just get ready. Coaches will be getting ready. I want y’all to get ready. You leaders, I want you to think about what this game means. You’ve been talking about it all offseason since January. ‘Our team, our time, no regrets.’ Well, here we are. We’re at the moment of truth.”
Saturday is the moment of truth. What team do we have?
Plain and simple, is our defense man enough to step somebody? Will our defensive line have their nuts drop some time between now and Saturday?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
|Nixon don't snitch, son!|
If Richt loves UGA so much he will do the same. Don't make G-Mac fire you just quietly tender your resignation, do some missions work for about 5 years, and then sneak back into the ACC where you belong. It is really what is best for everyone involved.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Georgia Tech Gets It Right While We Continue To Get It Wrong- And Other Sure Signs of the Aztec Apocalypse.
|The Big Onion dropped the big hammer on Bro. Al. Johnson hates two things- regular baths and not holding onto the ball for 49 minutes per game.|
All this insanity has me wondering if all the talk of the Mayan/Aztec/ Cherokee (I don't know exactly- some Indians said the world would end this year) prophecy is true.
Over on SECtalk on Sunday a Gamecock fans asked the following question:
"If Jimbo Fisher is the FSU Mark Richt...and Mark Richt is the Georgia Dabo Sweeney.....what does that make Dabo?"
My answer to that was:
"Two years away from being the recruiting coordinator for Alabama."
All this talk of the end of the world, all this craziness going down, and the though of Dabo at Bama got me thinking.....................College Football really is the best indicator for the End of Days and here is a timeline of how you will know that the world is ending.
Day 1: Clampsun fires Dabo Sweeney,
Day 2: Alabama hires Dabo and his Florida bag man to be the recruiting coordinator for Alabama,
|Come on over here and let me show you how to throw this here football.|
Day 4: Alabama hires Paul Johnson as OC.
|And you though I was a huge douche bag when I had no talent in Atlanta.|
The humanity....the humanity.
Alabama would get every single top recruit in the nation.
Alabama would average 52 minutes time of possession in every game.
Alabama would win every game 28-0....like clock work.
But that was just one game. And how they respond this week is a huge thing. Does the team sit and stew, letting the pain fester in to something worse? Or do they get pissed off, and like Timmy Tebow, vow to play harder and push themselves harder than we've ever seen the rest of the season? Do they come out against Kentucky, Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn, Southern, and Tech to prove how Saturday was a fluke and not the real them? Aside from Florida, those are all winnable by double digits games. What team comes out of Saturday? It's a shame we have to wait until the end of the month before finding out the answer to that question.
Let's go through them again, shall we?
1) Desire- Did the team you saw Saturday look like they wanted to be there? When was the last time we showed up against an elite team and didn't piss our pants? See Boise last year, the Bama blackout, Tebow's revenge, etc. We can beat talented teams in a mess (last year Florida), or talent with a gimmick (We Run This State over Tech), but against talent that knows what it's doing? You get LSU in the SEC Championship game. You get what you saw in Columbia. You get a a team playing pretend, that gets exposed as the fake it is as soon as the real deal walks in to the room.
2) S&C- It appeared Joe T had this going in the right direction. To be honest, Saturday's problems did not look like they were S&C problems. That's not really an issue right now, thankfully. We fixed something. Blind squirrels and acorns and all that.
3) Talent- We have it, or do we? It sure didn't look like a talented team Saturday. We get plenty of acclaim, and look like world beaters against the lesser squads. But does our talent measure up when it faces the best of the best? Here and there, sure. We have some real talents. But we still have huge holes, like in the secondary, and along the OL. We've been complaining about the OL for over a decade. Same cycle, again, and again, and again, and again. What was it Albert Einstein said about doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result?
4) Discipline- Pot brownies. Unregistered guns. Entire positional groups enjoying hot boxes. Etc, etc, etc. We still haven't fixed stupid.
5) Player utilization- We're getting better here it seems, (as Richard Samuel seems the last, "Mule with a spinning wheel" type player) except for....
6) Scholarship utilization- Why do we have 2 deep snappers, but are short on OL? And DBs forcing us to stick out best WR somewhere other than becoming a better offensive playmaker? Why is our DL gassed, and our receiving core turn to crap because we no longer have a white boy? Why can't we find someone that can do more than fair catch a punt? Having fewer scholarship options than teams under severe NCAA sanction doesn't help.
7/8) Scheme and planning issues- I ask you, what was our goal out there? Were we trying to establish the run? The short passing game? Are we just monkeys slinging shit at a wall hoping something sticks? How come every team we play still looks better prepared to take the field than we do?
We know Mark Richt is a great man, and he's one of the best coaches Georgia has ever had in any sport. But 12 years is a pretty long honeymoon isn't it? 12 years is long enough to expect some problems might get fixed instead of worse, isn't it? Sooner or later, when we keep complaining about the same issues again and again and again in big game after big game against top caliber teams, we have to stop doing the same thing we've been doing for years expecting a different result. Whether that means Richt has to keep making changes, or Richt himself needs to be changed, is a question for people with bigger paycheck. But we are sitting again in a similar spot we were two years ago, wondering why the same problem just bit us in the butt again, and how long until someone, anyone fixes the damned thing.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Oh....you knew this was just around the corner. CCRider's #1 with a bullet, son. This is no less than our 20th post since 2010 in which we called for the stout, frumpy, man-nificent perpetuator of all things bombastic and intense to replace Richt.
WHY: Defensive Guru who in the same period of time has out shined Richt in terms of building a program. YELLING SKILLZ, SON!
WHY NOT: We are probably way too soft and too weak to actually attempt to harness the lightening. We may not want to pay $4 million a year to get him.
I don't care how he screwed the Falcons or that hot blond chick. All I care about is that he wins games and I WANT WINS RIGHT NOW!
WHY: Offensive Genius. Embarrassed the darkness necessary to win in the SEC a long time ago.
WHY NOT: The Falcons, that Blond Chick, plus Auburn wants him.
And...you knew this one was coming because this is at least the 20th post since 2010 we have had demanding the Pirate relocate to Athens.
WHY: If you have to ask you will never understand
WHY NOT: ESPN and man's innate overall weakness.
A defensive guru just like we like and he is just wasting away in Kentucky.
WHY: Deep roots in Southern recruiting soil. DEFENSE, DEFENSE, DEFENSE as well as a desire to prove himself.
WHY NOT: Unfortunately, as with loving Richt's persona, I still don't think we are ready to put winning first and in that I mean I am not sure our powers are ready for a black HC. I know they are not ready for a black HC with a white wife. Sad to say but I fear that would come into play.
Fire up the score board baby because when the Dude is not busy rockin' out to some Jimmy Buffet or downin' Red Bulls with the quickness he likes gettin' them points just like his mentor who can be seen above at number 3.
WHY: The Dude abides and scores them points baby.
WHY NOT: Athens is way too close to Myrtle Beach and that could cut into his coaching time.
It should be noted that John Gruden is 100% NOT AT ANY TIME AN OPTION FOR ANY COLLEGE TEAM SO DON'T NAME HIM. Also, I personally don't really like Mike Gundy or Dan Mullen and Chris Petersen is just Mark Richt only not in the SEC so he would be about the same and Chip Kelly's crap won't fly down here.
Oh and P.S.
WE WERE RIGHT! THOSE 10 WINS WERE ALL AGAINST GARBAGE TEAMS! RICHT IS THE PROBLEM!
Should Be: 6-6
But He Is: 8-4 SUCCESS
But He Is: 3-8 FAILURE
Should Be: 7-4 (worst case 6-5)
But He Is: 7-4 SUCCESS
However Richt Is:
Non-Conf. (Non-GT): FAILURE
Georgia Tech: SUCCESS
Kentucky and Vandy: FAILURE
South Carolina: FAILURE
SEC West (non-Auburn): SUCCESS
SEC Champ: SUCCESS
So the Richt Score Card is that he has been a Success in 5 out of 10 areas and a Failure in 5 out of 10 areas. Failure in any one is grounds for dismissal because it does not meet the standards that should exist at UGA. Richt fails in 50% of the 10 areas. Due to the number of 11 game seasons Richt would not have quite as many wins because of fewer non-conf games however he should have no more than 30 losses and right now Richt has 39. So if we take nothing but the record under consideration Richt should in fact be fired.
The correct answer, as with all questions you'll ever ask a lawyer is, It depends. What it depends on you ask?
1) Do you want to win titles?
That's it. I can make an argument about how not focusing solely on winning football games makes our coaches better humans. How putting their family first is the right way to do it, because after all, it's just a football game. And that's right. Now, I'm trying to stop short of saying the other way makes someone a bad person. Nick Saban isn't a despicable human being because he cuts kids who are working hard, or just doing what he wanted. He isn't a heartless mercenary because he prioritizes winning above loyalty, friendship, and everything else. Urban Meyer isn't a lying douchebag because he went back to work after he got gassy and his daughter cried about getting her daddy back. He isn't going to hell because he ignores his family 5-6 months a year from August until mid February.
It's hard to argue with a person who puts his faith and his family before monetary gain, about someone who you can't honestly say doesn't have his priorities in proper order. Because at the end of a day, it's just a game. But if you want to win in the SEC, if you want to win national titles, your family needs to move on without you. You don't go watch your kids softball games, unless you are forgoing sleep in the rest of your 20 hour workday. You watch film. You get to work so early it makes Jon Gruden look like some college pothead sleeping in all morning. You refuse to let your team come out flat in big games because everyone knows if someone fails to produce their butt will be on the first Greyhound home after being treated like a leper. If you want to win a title in today's SEC, you can't be nice, you can't have a life, you can't care about the kids, or your family, or your health, or anything but putting the next week in the W column. You can't, because the other guy won't, and in a game where the margin for error is so razor slim, having that edge on your side tilts the scales 40 points in your favor or makes sure your team looks like a hot and juicy fart when they face top level opponents.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Came to a house that was egged and rolled. Seems that people turn on you when you're not perfect. Thought we were in this together.— Christian Robinson™ (@crob45) October 7, 2012
You are going to hear all about how we can beat Florida and they can beat Sakerlina and we will be in the SEC Title game.
You will hear all about how we don't need to overreact and call for any one's head.
Here is the deal IF YOU ARE FIRED FOR SUCKING IN YOUR
12TH MF'IN SEASON IT IS NOT A KNEE JERK REACTION!!!!!!!!!
If you are still happy with Richt you are either:
a) related to him,
b) a functioning retard, or
c) a fan of an SEC program not named Georgia.
P.S. if you talk about his record from last year as a defense for keeping him then you are stupid. Georgia played three decent teams last year and lost four games. I don't care if we run the table this year (which we won't) I still want him gone for the shame of being the first UGA HC to lose three in a row to the Shamecocks!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Jim Donnan did you ever lose to South Carolina three years in a row?
MARK RICHT IS THE PROBLEM!
No matter how good South Carolina ever is they should never beat us more than two times in a decade! I am so ashamed right now!
If you want to keep Richt after this then you must hate UGA.
In over a decade Mark Richt has never put a legit top tier O-line on the field.
Aaron Murray is the most over rated QB in the country.
MARK RICHT IS STEALING THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA'S MONEY AND LAUGHING THE ENTIRE TIME BECAUSE HE KNOWS WE HAVE BOUGHT INTO HIS RELIGION-PIMPING HOOK LINE AND SINKER!
Friday, October 5, 2012
|Conclusive evidence that Dusty Rhodes > Ric Flair.|
|Ahhhh...the Good Ol' Days. When Carolina did what Carolina has always done best. |
Spurrier vs. Grantham
Now you are not going to want to hear this but the truth is the truth......the Ol' Ballsack Coach can still dial em' up, son. I have seen enough Carolina games over the past few years to tell you that if they don't have success on Offense it is not because someone wasn't wide open. Most of Carolina's past failures under Spurrier can be placed here:
Spurrier will be matching wits with Todd Grantham and to be honest with you we feel pretty good about that match-up. Not that Toddy-Grahams is so much better than Spurrier or anything but it just appears that with our talent and Grantham's scheme we can deal with Spurrier's offensive mind. Also, Grantham wields the the power that is the Line Backer of the gods!
Lorenzo Ward vs. He Who Wields The Crayolas
a) He is not breathing through his mouth.
b) He is not drooling uncontrollably.
c) He appears to have been able to dress himself
d) He is not picking his nose.
All of that said it looks as if Mr. Ward is not retarded.......which means we could be in some real trouble. You see Bobo is what we like to call the King Tard. When engaging in a slap fight with other retards Bobo is unstoppable. However, when confronted with an opponent of average intelligence or greater.............well lets just Boboz aint gonna out-think Ward.
Now lets put all of this together:
Carolina's Offensive and Defensive Play-Callers:
|Gettin' Swolle and thinkin' bout Football.|
Dawgs vs. Chickens, the tale that can never be told enough.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
#15 Clemson (-10 1/2) Georgia Tech - We added this one as the 11th game because it was right on the cusp thanks to a Bama bye and 3 top 15 showdowns this week, and laughing at the ugliness that has become of the genius Paul Johnson is just hilarious. But then, he is smarter than Dabo, and has owned Dabo (and Clemson) in their head to head meetings. They've been ugly, but I'd still call them to win if it weren't for Al Groh. But Tevin Washington is horrible, the talent gap is too wide thanks to Johnson's woeful recruiting, and of course, Groh. So take the Tigers to cover.
#14 Oregon St (-15 1/2) Washington St - Oregon St has looked solid in 3 strong wins so far, and Wazzu horrible so far under the Pirate King. It's in Corvallis, and considering how they've looked so far, the smart money is probably backing Beavers. No one ever said we were smart. That spread is just too much, and the Cougars score enough to cover. Take Washington St.
#13 Southern Cal (-14 1/2) @ Utah - Tonight at 9:00 the Trojans and Cousin Vinny's kids get our huge football weekend underway. Utah has fallen apart since joining the Pac 12, and Southern Cal still has Kiffancer. So with the Utes struggles this year, and Lane calling the shots, this has a strong chance of becomming a HERPADERP contest. We're gonna make a wild guess here, and say Utah's problem has been recruiting, and the talent gap between them and Barkley's bunch is too much. Take Southern Cal to cover, but they're gonna make you sweat it out until after midnight.
#12 Ohio St (-3 1/2) #21 Nebraska - I'm not sure what it is, but that spread seems unnaturally low. At home, you'd think the Meyer'd Buckeyes get a few more points than that. Especially since the Huskers lost in Pasadena to UCLA earlier. It's screaming Vegas trap spread, begging for money on the Buckeyes before the upset. All that said, we wouldn't dare bet on Taylor Martinez. Take Ohio St to cover.
#9 Notre Dame (-13 1/2) Miami - Catholics vs Criminals! The exclamation point is ironic, because this game has 0 excitement to anyone. Notre Dame as a team still lacks elite speed, and that's one thing Miami will never lack. Combine that with Al Golden seeming to do a pretty good job so far making the Hurricanes tougher, and we're going with the U. Take the points, and Miami.
#8 West Virginia (-6 1/2) @ #11 Texas - Wins in Oxford and T Boone's playhouse the last two weeks have the Longhorns hype growing. But the Holgorsen has been killing it in Morgantown. In a shootout game, the Mountaineers have more bullets, and a better QB, than whatever Mack Brown can trot out. Plus, we're back to the can't beat an elite team version of Mack that we all know and love. It'll be a shootout, and the over is a lock, but we're giving the points and taking West Virginia.
#7 Kansas St (-24 1/2) Kansas - This one's easy. The Wildcats are good, and the Jayhawks coached by Charlie Weiss. Take Kansas St and give the points. Lock of the week (which is currently running 0fer).
#5 Georgia (+1 1/2) @ #6 South Carolina - Our score predictions have been all over, from here, there, everywhere. But in spite of those predictions, we don't bet against our team. Higher ranked team, getting points? Take Georgia. Go Dawgs!
#4 LSU (-2 1/2) @ #10 Florida - Two top 10 SEC matchups, make sure that beer is cold and the whole hog smoking, cause it'll be a long day. The 3:30 CBS game (why they didn't do a double header we don't know) should hopefully answer a lot of questions. Are the Gators for real? Is Driskell a good QB? Is Mettenberger? The Bayous losing their LT Faulk was a bigger blow than we'd have expected for the normally deep Tigers. And because of it, their running game got weak and Mettenberger doesn't have the time to go deep. He can't go short, so their offense has been a mess. Florida has looked like two different teams against A&M and Tennessee, but they had a bye last week slopped through Towson. The under would be our true lock of the week, but we just do spreads not over/unders. Both teams are going to be lucky to reach double digits without a pick six or special teams TD. Momentum looks hard in favor of the home team, but we're not buying Driskell yet. That's not a problem though, cause Florida can just ride Mike Gillislee to a W. Keep the points, take the Gators.
#3 Florida St (-14 1/2) @ NC St - We're not going to explain this pick, because this is going to be one of those inexplicable head scratchers. FSU looks great, and has been rolling. The Wolfpack are still mired in mediocrity (being nice) under Tom "Whole Milk and Toast, please" O'Brien. The talent difference is huge, and everything else says Seminoles roll. They don't and this is the stumbling block. NC St wins, let alone covers, take the Wolfpack.
#2 Oregon (-24 1/2) #23 Washington - Oregon looks amazing, but that's too many points against a good team. The Ducks go over 50, but the Huskies won't be far behind. They won't win, but keep the points and take Washington.
*-Guarantee good in all 50 states and the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Marshall Islands. Guarantee good for a grand total of 2 red cents for all possible claimants combined**.
**-But only if I like you, and I won't because you are ugly, have horrible halitosis, and that weird allergy that makes going out to eat a giant pain in the ass.