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Friday, February 7, 2014

Calling All Disney Dawgs!

I think this maybe this cold blooded sausage makers least favorite time of year.   I actually like basketball, which leaves me with "we're a football school" even though we have more titles in virtually every sport but football.   But it's not that.   It's how the "this is our year" crowd seems to come out in a force that I wouldn't have known existed after the loss to Clempson.   Oh yea.  The Dream Team.  Then the Ring Team.  But never the "freaking won something" team.   Oh, this is the year my Disney friends.   Oh - no joke, we are still just "5 yards short" of a National Championship.  5 yards short. (BTW, that was like 20 years ago now).   The worst, most pathetic, most asinine, most ridiculous Disney argument of them all.    As I've said here before, I compare and contrast to Alabama for a reason. And the reason is they a) have won a lot of NCs while we still have Papa T running S&C and have nice luncheons in our Athletic Facility and b) they have the best recrooting year after year after year.  Bama has rings - we don't.   But we sure got the excuses.

Enter Disney D's - "They oversign, they greyshirt, they aint fair!".   Until 2014 and Mark Richt finally oversigned.   That's right.  The saint Richt finally got wise and realized that maybe a full roster was necessary.   Sports and Grits has been telling you year in year out that the way to level the playing field was to fight fire with fire.   And we finally get here.  Kinda.   Yet Bama still rocked the 'crootin.  We did good.  Bama did amazing.  And WE STILL DONT HAVE A DAMN LEFT TACKLE.   And its our first mild attempt to fill a rooster.   Let me be clear - we are making good decisions with the coaching.  We have finally filled a rooster and did some good recruiting.   Just tell me why, oh why, did it take 8 years?   Good decisions a decade late don't deserve a blessing, they deserve a "it's about time."

And while everyone is so happy that we have the greatest defensive coaching staff ever (which is amazing as they haven't coached one damn game).  We still are selling and buying snake oil.    If, and when, we limp by Clempson and South Kakalaka, oh my, the bells will be ringing.   But what is missed is our best QB is a redshirt freshman, and rather than get him time by destroying opponents we will limp by waiting on 2015.    Because here is why this is a call for Disney Dawgs - nothing has changed.   We have the same formula, the same S&C, the same desire to win 10 games and call it good.   And no blood lust.  Cold blooded sausage makers want to start wining 60-3. Oh - no, that's not classy!   Except all the NC teams are doing it.   It's what is needed to get our underclassman playing time.   So yea, maybe we are ready to beat Klampson and that other school, but beating ain't damn good enough.   Making sausage is what's needed.  With some pissed off, anger filled, revenge seeking, no mercy cold blooded dawgs.  But you tell me, is that our style?  - enter class excuses.

Hell, I have no idea what my point is here except to say that right now it's all sunshine, pink ponies, purple rainbows and not one single accomplishment on the W-L board.    And it drives me nuts.   If I see one more "5 yards short" I think I will just label that person a complete idiot, because I don't remember any stat telling me 2 years ago that we won a NC just 5 yards short.   Every year it's some new jingle.  And I don't like how they ring.   The last UGA NC - Herschel committed on Easter, and he didnt even start for a bit.   Dooley (idiot) put Herschel in out of desperation as we looked to lose to Tennessee, and then the rest was - Herschel, Herschel, Herschel.  So don't tell me "this is the year" and "this is the class" because I don't cotton to that talk unless I see butt stomping on the field.

Good decisions that are being made deserve a head nod.  A tip of the cap.   A "nice job".  But they don't equal rings.   If this time of year meant UGA would win rings then we'd have a case full.   Be proud of good decisions.  But don't count them chickens just yet...

chuck

24 comments:

  1. Ahhhh.... the Body Guard. DBA - Run A Muck Chuck.
    I wondered why you were here. I miss CC already. Is he benched? So which are you? Lennie or George? Ya know Hijo has to go to the Boys Room sometime by his self. I think Hijo has a swirly coming. You put a lot of work in that write up. “Keep it short” is probably the most common piece of advice for web writing. If you want to keep your audience, keep your articles, your pages, and your paragraphs short. You almost lost me. But I persevered. You owe me one. K? “Choose your friends wisely, but choose your enemies even more carefully.” ;-)

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    1. I recommend not going off the meds. Or go on the meds. Whichever it takes.

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  2. My gosh, where are you going with all this? Ohio State made a deal with the devil, they won 24 straight games and got nothing for it but a 2 game losing streak. LSU fans are already saying they will never win another Natty with Les Miles. And doesnt Nick Saban have a 2 game losing streak as well???? I hear Bama is ready to dump him, maybe we an get him cheap...
    Having said that, something tells me my contribution level is a heluva lot higher than your is. I say Richt stays.

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    1. What on earth does "contribution level" mean? Everytime someone starts claiming they do more for the sport of their choice than someone else that automatically equals "internet star" in my book. I've done everything I possibly could for UGA, so given my available time and resources, I would say I contributed 100%. And I didn't say a word about "richt stays". Apparently reading contribution is what you haven't done well at. Thanks

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  3. Chuck, while I respect your opinion, I don’t see many suggestions within your rant where you offer up any solutions to the problems you perceive. It seems you just want to bash on any Georgia fan that has an ounce of optimism or disagrees with you. I don’t know if you are trying to do so to generate traffic to your blog or not, but as the Disney Dawgs are still fellow Dawg fans, should you at the very least be respectful of their opinion and outlook even if it differs from yours? Are you saying a fan like Mike Woods is an idiot?

    While I agree that the new defensive coaching staff have not coached one game at UGA yet in a loss or a win, to say they have never coached a single game yet, is misleading. They have all been successful defensive coaches at the college level and above. Each has some pretty impressive resumes as a coach. This is what Georgia needed to do in 2010. Heck, in needed to happen after a couple of years of Willie Martinez’s “I’ll spot you 30 points defense.” I have no idea if the hiring of Grantham in 2010 was more to do with Richt or more to do with the athletic department and boosters not wanting to spend the money on a championship caliber DC or at the very least a proven college DC. This is probably the most talented defensive coaching since 2005 or 2006. When was the last time UGA had a whole brand new defensive coaching staff where no one was promoted from in house or remained from the previous staff? Are you saying these coaches are not home run hires or even very good hires? If not these coaches, who would you have hired?

    Yes. I do blame the coaching staff for the problems with roster management and allowing Dawg teams to play with fewer than 85 scholarships over the last several years. The roster attrition and non-aggressive style of recruiting from 2007 through 2012 is a big part of the problem as to why we have had the issues of winning a conference or national championship, being that team the last several years. I also agree that Georgia needs to do a much better job when it comes to evaluating and recruiting o-line talent, especially at tackle. My kingdom for a left tackle! To be honest, Bama blows everybody out of the water the last few years in recruiting, not just Georgia. However, if your coaching staff is getting top 10 recruiting classes that get play makers and keep the roster full of scholarship players at 85, and fills team needs and depth, they are doing their job in the recruiting front. Georgia is a left tackle and at least 1 or 2 more 5 star recruits from having a top 3 class year in and year out, and that may be part of the reason UGA hasn’t been as competitive conference and national championships. However, Pruitt and company has brought a breath of fresh air to the program in that regard. Are you telling me that you cannot even a little happy with what the Georgia coaching staff did the last month of 2014 recruiting?

    Yes. Every year, a lot of Georgia Bulldawg fans say look forward to the new season, especially after a season like 2013 or 2010, and they say: “Well, this season is our year. This year we will win a SEC Championship and a National Championship.” What are those fans supposed to do? Not be fans. While “Disney Dawgs” optimism may get on your Negative Nancy nerves (or Debbie Downer if you prefer), they are still Bulldawg fans like you, many of which are alums. Every Georgia Bulldawg fans wants to win, win another conference championship, and especially win a national championship. As bad as you, I, or any other Dawg fan wants to win, the coaches and players want to win even more than us. You can wallow in your misery if you want. You have every right to do so, but I for one am excited about the new defensive coaching class and the last two recruiting classes. Just have to wait and see if that results in a championship season or not. We are all Dawg fans, whether we be Disney Dawgs, Optimistic Opies, Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers or just plain old regular Dawg Fans. Again, I appreciate your perspective, but be careful who you call an idiot in life.

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    1. My point was not to offer solutions - I've done that plenty for 5 years. I do it almost continually in fact. My point is that I don't care for the annual unrealistic hype. A point I made well. This is an annual, repeated ritual that I don't care for. I don't buy into dream teams or rings teams, I buy into results.

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    2. I don't disagree in being pragmatist or having a pragmatistic view point when it comes to Georgia Football. It is probably more healthy emotionally and mentally to do so, but most fans are either optimists or pessimists when it comes to their team, players, coaches, and the season that just was as well as the season just ahead.
      I am optimistic about the season and future because of the new defensive coaching staff as well as the aggressiveness in recruiting this year close to NSD, but I am pragmatistic in that, I have concerns about the up and coming season because of the o-line, which as the o-line plays so goes how well the QB plays and the offense clicks.
      And FYI, no one that Herschel Walker was going to be one of the best college football running backs of all time when he committed to Georgia and stepped onto campus. Heck. No one thought UGA would be that good of a team in 1980 either; so, if you think you could have done better than Vince Dooley or Erk Russell, by all means send your application to the UGA Athletic Department. FYI, if you don't remember, Jimmy Womack was a senior RB, and sophomore Carnie Norris were the 2 RBs who were the favorites to start over Herschel going into the 1980 season based on how spring and fall camps went. I think it is presumptuous of you to call Vince Dooley an "idiot;" because I seriously doubt you knew Herschel Walker was going to be one of the greatest college RBs of all time back in 1980 before he stepped on the field.
      I digress though. I think both you and I are closer in line of thinking on the up and coming season as well as the problems that have kept the Bulldawg football program from having a sustained level of success in competing in the SEC championship game as well as playing for 1 or 2 national championships over the last decade. We just have to agree to disagree on some points. Good writing though. I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the good work and Go Dawgs!

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    3. Bob,
      This is a good comment and discussion. Im sorry for not responding for numerous reasons.

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    4. Actually, Herschel was massively recruited by all the top schools.

      Vince Dooley was an idiot, and the primary reason he is (undeservedly) worshipped is because Herschel is possibly the greatest college football player of all time.

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  4. I do respect much of this comment.

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  5. Best QB is a redshirt freshman? Surely you're not talking about Brice Ramsey? The same guy that could barely complete a pass in the spring? The same recruit that came from a triple-option offense? Come on man. I'm sure you also wanted Murray benched for Mason.

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    1. No he didn't, and Ramsey has a ton of love from the coaches, and forced that wing T offense to change because he was there.

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    2. Actually T-Rey594, just because Ramsey came from a Wing-T option type offense doesn't mean he cannot be a very good pro QB or pick it up quickly. Know who else came from that type of offense? FSU's freshman Heisman winner Jameis Winston, who btw, threw for less passing yards and TDs than Ramsey did.

      I don't know if Ramsey is the best QB on the roster talent wise because I think that is Jacob Park, but both Bauta and Ramsey on talent alone will push Hutson Mason; however, it isn't just athletic ability and talent that decides whether or not a QB wins the starting job. They have to be able to operate the offense and make pre-snap reads and adjustments based off what they see the defense present as well as make proper reads when the ball is snapped.

      Even though Mason did struggle with his reads in the bowl game vs. Nebraska, according to the coaching staff, Mason still is the better at doing so than Bauta and Ramsey were last year. Ramsey also had tendonitis in his throwing arm last year, and Park has had some tightness in his throwing arm in his shoulder which has kept him from throwing so far; however, he should be go before spring practice and camp starts.

      In order for Ramsey, Bauta, or Park to beat out Mason, they are going to have to show they can run the bulk of the offense and more importantly, do a better job than Mason at making pre-snap and post-snap reads. If they don't, then Mason will give us the best chance at QB for 2014 until they do so.

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  6. The same coaches that you guys swear are incompetent? "I has a crayon?" I'm not saying the kid doesn't have talent, but judging from his scrimmage stats, calling him the best qb on the roster

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  7. Is putting the cart a little before the horse, don't ya think?

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    1. You are basing you're entire opinion about a kid on his first G Day game? A worthless, glorified practice? I'm not saying you're wrong, but if that's the only thing you're judigng the kid on, then making any comment at all on the subject is probably a bad idea.

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  8. Hey, y'all's "future of the program" went 2-11 yesterday. I could do better than 2-11.

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    1. Feel free to try. And again, spring practice dumbass. Go check Murray's numbers back in his early springs. Wanna bet he had a couple bad days?

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    2. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/04/08/3046665/big-arm-leads-to-gridiron-for.html

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  9. He's got a big arm. Cool. What does that matter if he can't complete a pass? You sound like Iverson, practice, we talkin bout practice. Let me ask you something sir, what the hell else do you think he'll be judged on. Because you don't get game reps if you go 2-11 in practice. And if he has a poor spring game, you'll say "it's just a glorified scrimmage, dumbass."

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    1. I've always called it a glorified scrimmage, whether he goes 2-11 or 16-18 for 300+ yards. Remember Ronnie Powell and all his 100 yd GDay games, where he probably piled up more yards on GDay than in his entire career in the regular season, although he was a DGD and played great special teams.

      And it's the arm, and how much the coaches wanted him (both ours and many others), and plenty otherwise that's been said on him. Just curious, why do you call my fandom of Ramsey "misguided"? How many times have you actually seen the kid play?

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  10. Just out of curiosity, what are you basing your misguided man-crush on? Because Seth Emerson has written that he has a big arm?

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  11. Yes, I've only seen him "play" once and that was the spring game last year. I hope that he's the next great Georgia QB as much as anyone, and I certainly believe in Richt and Bobo's ability to groom a QB. But to this point, he hasn't shown anyone that he's capable of being that. While my opinion is based on his practice and scrimmage stats, that's all anyone's got to go off of. Will he be ready to take over next year? I hope so. But to call him the best QB on the roster at this moment in time is silly.

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