Friday, December 31, 2010
And so, I spend this New Year's eve in hopes that my Dawgs will go out on a winning note, and in even bigger hopes that next season will be the ONE! As for today, I feel confident that the Dawgs take care of business and come out on top, BIG TIME. The defense steps up, the offense shines.
DAWGS 38 - UCF 17
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Johnson is a niche coach who has an offensive scheme that is really hard to stop against equal competition. The problem is that Johnson, now in his third year, is consistently facing superior athletes. The guys that Johnson is able to recruit to play offense are never going to be top caliber stars. Josh Nesbitt, Jonathan Dwyer, and Bebe Thomas are guys that were already at Tech when Johnson got there, and I find it hard to believe that he is going to be able to recruit talent comparable to those guys in the future.
Why would a 4 or 5 star offensive recruit want to go to Ga Tech when he has aspirations of one day playing in the NFL? Dwyer is the prime example of a guy that thrived in Johnson's scheme at Tech, and then found out that the NFL doesn't want a guy that knows little about how to play in a pro offense.
The only way I see Johnson surviving at Tech is if he goes all out on defense. I think he should place 80% of his recruiting emphasis on getting the best recruits possible to play defense. Then, he can get the 3 star left overs that fit his style of offense. We all know what the formula of a stout running game mixed with a top notch defense can do. What do you guys think? Any Tech fans out there with comments, or are you all already done with Paul Johnson?
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We all know that Cam Newton is amazing, and he is going to "get his" against the Ducks on January 10th. But, the real deciding factor in this match-up, as far as I see it, will be the battle in the trenches. Take a look at these stats:
AUBURN O-LINE: 6'8"-320lbs, 6'6"-300lbs, 6'3"-316lbs, 6'3"-305lbs, 6'4"-297lbs
OREGON 0-LINE: 6'5"-295lbs, 6'4"-290lbs, 6'5"-285lbs, 6'7"-320lbs, 6'5"-285lbs
AUBURN D-LINE 6'4"-256lbs, 6'2"-260lbs, 6'5"-298lbs, 6'3"-296lbs
OREGON D-LINE 6'3"-245lbs, 6'3"-230lbs, 6'7"-250lbs, 6'2"-256lbs
For those of you keeping score at home, that is a 308lb average on the O-line for the Tigers, and a 295lb average for the Ducks. On the flip side, that is a 278lb average on the D-line for the Tigers, and a 245lb average for the Ducks. The Oregon defensive line is giving up a whopping 68 pounds on average across the trenches. WOW!
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Ducks should struggle mightily with the bigger, faster, and stronger Auburn team. But, we all know that games aren't played on paper, now are they?
Monday, December 20, 2010
I'm sure most of you are tired of reading the specifics as to why Mike Bobo has been less than perfect when calling plays this year. Yes, we scored 30+ points a whole heap of times this season, but Mikey boy has a problem with taking his foot off the pedal at really bad times (see GaTech game). It's pretty hard to argue that Bobo is a good QB coach, since he produces pretty good talent at that position year after year, sans Joe Cox. The problem lies in his overall play calling, and most notably his insistence on having a balanced offense just for the sake of balance.
Back to the UCF bowl game...Mike, if we possibly can, lay the hammer down! Let Murray throw it 50+ times if the defense is giving it to us. I remember when we threw the ball 3 times in a row, successfully, to AJ Green against Tech, then we just stopped throwing the ball down field much of the second half! In the Liberty Bowl, let's see if we can set a new record for the most consecutive passes thrown to one player in a row! How about it? Can we go balls out?
Friday, December 17, 2010
Here is the Final 4 Edition of the 2010 CPS.
Tune in next week for the breakdown and results of each game. For a 2010 CPS recap, click the link below.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Let this be a time to rally behind Richt. McGarity has adopted that approach and so should you. Enough of this fractured fan base stuff. You are either with us, or against us. And if you're against us, then go join Muschamp at Florida. Will and Kirby aren't ever coming home to Georgia. They are now apart of the enemy. I say let's whip them. Make them---at least once a year---feel bad they took the job and turned their backs on Georgia.Amen brother! The war that has been going on for decades just got a little bit more intense! Richt, Murray, Joe T., and company: change the culture in Dawgland, and re-build a championship caliber program back in Athens!
This obviously takes the Georgia-Florida rivalry to a new level. It's personal now.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has accepted an offer to be the head coach at Florida.At least there's one name that some of my "Fire Richt" friends will have to stop begging for as our new coach. I would normally say that I wish him the best of luck, but I don't wish any kind of luck for anything Orange & Blue! I see the signs now, "You can't win the SEC without MusCHAMP"!
Gators SUCK, GO DAWGS!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Is Cam Newton the most outstanding football player in the NCAA? I think so. Has he done so with integrity, exactly like the first sentence of the Heisman Mission states? Absolutely not.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. All assets of the Trust beyond the expense of maintaining the annual presentation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy are reserved for such charitable causes. The Trustees, who all serve pro bono, are guided by a devotion to college football and are committed to community service and the valued tradition which the Trophy represents.
I commend Seth Emerson of the Bulldogs Blog for abstaining and not voting this year. If someone can vote on Cameron Newton after reading the first sentence of that quote, they are doing nothing more than ignoring the request of the people who give the award. Enough said!
Friday, December 10, 2010
The article above can be read in it's entirety, but that basically sums up the position taken by coaches. I like the idea of having the game in the dome because it levels the playing field, and makes it fun for football fans to come watch some excellent football in good weather. I do see the point of wanting to play a state championship game own your on field, but playing in the Dome is a chance of a lifetime for most of these athletes!
You South Georgia folks just need to face the fact that North Georgia is where it's at! :)
Tune in to GPTV today and tomorrow to watch several future Dawgs as they display their talents in the Dome!
#1 Auburn versus #5 Wisconsin
- Auburn faces another tough task in this one, and the Badgers are well prepared for Cam Newton. As usual, the SEC speed is too much for the Big Ten.
- Auburn 24 - Wisconsin 17
- Man those Hoakies are on a mission. They win their 13th straight to make it to the final 4!
- Virginia Tech 19 - Oregon 17
- This is the match-up we were all waiting for...until the Boise kicking fiasco. TCU proves that they are the better of the two guys normally left out in the cold.
- TCU 34 - BSU 30
- Ryan Mallet is making his case to be a top 10 pick in the draft on this playoff run. He gets the best of the other best QB prospect in this year's draft.
- Arkansas 38 - Stanford 24
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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Yesterday, I posted the 2nd Annual Coleman Playoff System break down. Today, I thought it would be fun to see how the first round might play out (according to my expertise, lol).
#1 Auburn versus #16 Florida International
- Is there really any question that the Tigers win this game by 4 scores...at least! Hey, the bright side is that a program like FIU gets a bit of exposure, and a big pay day!
- This game may be more competitive than one might think. I'm sure Oregon has a hard time getting up for this game, and Miami is no slouch. Still, I think the Ducks win by 17.
- That TCU defense is LEGIT. Plus, with a healthy QB, and the power of Christian prayer, the Horned Toads roll!
- On any given day, Stanford may be the best team in America. Luck is my top pick in the draft this year, and he would light up that CFU secondary!
- Wisconsin is what the Big Ten is all about; power and strength. Nevada will be outmatched, but still keeps it close.
- It's hard to bet against this pissed off VTech team right now. They are on a ROLL with 11 wins in a row since the embarrassing start to the season. The Hoakies win on a last second field goal in what is the best game of the first round!
- They did it once, so why can't they do it again with a better team! Boise wins in another thriller!
- MSU hasn't seen the fire power they will face in this game. I think Arkansas will win handily!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Click HERE to read the story about Urban.
Keep in mind that I am speaking in the hypothetical sense.
For the 2010 season, here's how the playoff would start off; taking into account the conference champions, and the remaining highest ranked teams on the BCS Rankings.
Conference Champions (with BCS ranking)
ACC - #13 Virginia Tech
Big 12 - #7 Oklahoma
Big East - (NR) Connecticut
Big Ten - #5 Wisconsin
Conference USA - #25 Central Florida
Mid-American - (NR) Miami (OH)
Mountain West - #3 TCU
Pacific 10 - #2 Oregon
SEC - #1 Auburn
Sunbelt - (NR) Florida International
WAC - #15 Nevada
Remaining 5 Teams (with BCS ranking)
#6 Ohio State
#9 Michigan State
#10 Boise State
Here's How The Seeds Would Break Down
#6 Ohio State
#9 Michigan State
#10 Boise State
#11 Virginia Tech
#13 Central Florida
#15 Miami (OH)
#16 Florida International
First Round Match-Ups
Auburn versus Florida International
Oregon versus Miami (OH)
TCU versus Connecticut
Stanford versus Central Florida
Wisconsin versus Nevada
Ohio State versus Virginia Tech
Oklahoma versus Boise State
Arkansas versus Michigan State
With that set-up, what are your thoughts on the CPS? I see some interesting match-ups! How about Oklahoma getting revenge on Boise? I see that some good teams are left out of the playoff as well. Missouri, LSU, Oklahoma State. etc.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Smith says Luper (Auburn Coach) made so many promises to her son that she had to ask him to stop.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Most of you know by now that the NCAA, in it's retarded decision, has opened up a whole world of new business opportunities. All a parent has to do now is solicit the help of an "agent" to help them get money for having their child go to a certain college and play sports.
I'm thinking that the finders fee for our business' services will be somewhere around 25%. We will be consulting other "experts" in this field to see if this is an appropriate fee. Rodney Garner, Coach Richt, and company, are you listening? I know people that know people that know people! These "people" have hefty bank accounts, and ways of hiding the "exchanges" of said monies!
NCAA...COME ON MAN!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Over half of my posts have been omitted:
Look at that white boy runnnnnnnnnnnnn! Woof Woof Woof!
Rambo bringin' the hamma!
When your QB is 7/8 for 158yds and 2 TDs...what should you do?
Wow, how do you get the ball spotted in the exact same place when you just gained 2 feet?
Shocking news Dawg fans: We throw the ball again and move it straight down the field! Murray is the MAN!
Mike Bobo, that may have been the best designed running play I have seen from UGA in 3 years!
Why do they even have instant replay in college football? What a JOKE!
If they give that fumble back to them, I am going to be LIVID!
Richt is going to get fired based on the shear fact that he is a "timeout MORON"! Someone tell him there is a whole quarter of football left in a TIGHT GAME!
Apparantly it is now legal to tackle someone by their facemask in PLAIN SIGHT!
God must have seen it too!
Conventional wisdom says to run the ball right now. REALITY says that they haven't stopped our passing game ALL DAY LONG!
Todd Grantham is NOT earning 1/12 of his $750,000 salary tonight!
Did he just miss that xtra point? YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Sarah, if we lose this game, hide all of the sharp objects in the house!
Go for it, we can't stop them anyways!
To all of my neighbors, I am sorry for that barking incident that just occurred outside of my front door.
Is it just me, or does Josh Nesbitt look like he is 42 years old?
I could go on and on, but I do have a job to get to in the morning!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
None-the-less, barring his fumbleitous returning, I predict we will see 100+ yards from Ealey again tonight. As with the season, the running game was strange this year. I attribute some of it to an under-performing line, much of it to not having AJ from the start, a LOT of it to play calling, and the rest to the football gods.
Hopefully the kid will be back in true fashion for 2011!
I fully expect the Dawgs to come out pissed off tonight, and handle the Yellow Jackets like we should. This year has been one of the more disappointing years in my few decades as a rabid Dawg fan.
Who even really cares about a bowl game at this point? It is my opinion that a team with 6 losses doesn't deserve to play in a bowl game anyways. Today, it's all about pride, and coming together as a Dawg team with twice, hell, THREE times that talent as the nerds!
I'm not big on making these bold predictions, mainly because of the jinx, but I say DAWGS 45 - NERDS 13!
Earn that paycheck tonight Grantham!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I mean, guys from economically disadvantaged families always drive around legally in Range Rovers and Mustangs, right. I'm sure he worked hard and paid for that Range Rover legitimately, while playing major DI football. LOL..I can't wait to hear the bashing I get for this!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
GO DAWGS, beat the NERDS!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Two of the most popular blogs I have written this past year were pertaining to Boise State. If you missed them, you can read them HERE, and HERE.
I'm not going to lie, I have really started keeping tabs on my blog site statistics, and hit number 100,000 is most likely going to come on this post. I never in my life expected to get that many hits in less than eleven months of blogging!
Anyways, back to my point. Hopefully the Dawgs can get off on the right foot in 2011 and beat a team that has become a household name in college football. The BSU Broncos are a pillar of the rankings for the past several years. Here's to hoping we don't let the SEC down and give BSU fans even more fuel to add to the fire!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I know a little bit about offense schemes, game plans, play design, and all things related to scoring points. I was a 3 year varsity starter in high school; had a few small college offers in football, but pursued baseball instead. Since college, I've coached football teams from peewee level, up to top ranked high school teams. I've never coached in college because I chose not too. Had I felt the passion to do so, I'm sure I could have, but I guess the world will never know.
That being said, I know a good bit about the play-action pass. Plain and simply put, it is a tool used to freeze linebackers and safeties by getting them to bite on a fake to a potential ball carrier. It works great when you use it sparingly, or at the right time. Hell you can even use it a lot if your running game is gashing the opponent on a consistent basis. The problem with UGA's system is that we use play-action pass on more than 90% of our passes, and even when the running game is a non-factor. It's as if we have certain plays that can only be run out of play-action. Why can't the same plays be executed with the quarterback doing a simple 5-step drop?
Thinking from a quarterback's perspective, I love to throw the ball on a straight 5 step drop. Why? When a quarterback doesn't have to worry about the fake, he gets to focus on the safeties and cornerbacks from the moment the ball is snapped. When faking, a quarterback has to take his eyes off the safeties for a moment, and then take to time to find them again after the fake. This may not seem all that difficult, but any quarterback will tell you it makes a world of difference to have to take your eyes off the secondary, and the look up and find the defenders again. Besides finding the secondary, it makes one hell of a difference when it comes to avoiding the rush. Think about it; wouldn't Aaron Murray have stood a better chance at avoiding Nick Fairley's body slams if he saw him coming a second sooner? Yep.
When I went back and watched the Auburn game a second time, I payed close attention to Fairley on every offensive snap. The kid was rarely, if ever, phased by a play-action fake, nor were the linebackers.
What are your thoughts?
Monday, November 15, 2010
Watch this video (Auburn Fans) and tell me the guy is a winner. You can clearly see Fairley trying to dig his facemask into Murray's throat and chin.
Danielson, you dumba$$, their helmets are not stuck!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Fairley, YOU ARE TRASH!
Am I bitter that he helped to defeat the Dawgs tonight? Not at all. We couldn't stop him because he is one hell of a college football player. I don't think he will be able to do the things he does at the next level, but we'll see.
My deepest concerns pertaining to this whole situation are that he is completely SCREWING Auburn University, and they have gone all-in hoping a miracle keeps the NCAA from ruling sCam as an ineligible player. Cecil Newton solicited money. That negated sCam's amateur status. Put this in your pipe and smoke it too: Auburn paid the kid or his family. Otherwise, why in the hell did he go there instead of Mississippi State at the last minute. How did Cecil's church miraculously come up with 10's of thousands of dollars to make improvement? Why is the IRS and FBI interviewing witnesses? I know why...the rumors are TRUE.
Go Dawgs! That was one hell of a performance against the number "2" team in the nation.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I have stood on the fence as far as passing judgement on this story all week long. Now, I am pretty darn sure that Auburn might be screwed. The NCAA has a reputation of getting pissed off when schools play athletes knowing the $hit is about to hit the fan. If I am AU right now and I know something of fact, I tell the kid he is sitting this one out. We'll see at 3:30 Saturday.
Why does the FBI want to talk to Bond? "They don't want people shopping children around for thousands of dollars," Bond said.
Even if Newton received no money to attend Auburn, soliciting money can be an NCAA violation, jeopardizing Newton's eligibility.
Either way...GO DAWGS, beat the Tigers/Plainsmen/War Eagles/Identity Crisisers
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Outside England's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were 1 for cars ($1.40), 5 for buses (about $7). Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent. The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll. Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy ....is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars ...and no one even knows his name.
Monday, November 8, 2010
“The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.”
Due to the fact that this story is absolutely true, Cam Newton is not a Heisman Candidate in my mind.
On the flip side though, how is Corch Meyer justifying letting Chris Rainey play after what he did, but kicked Newton off the team? Oh, how I hate the Gators, and all they stand for!
My dad and I left Cumming, GA that beautiful fall morning looking forward to seeing some smashmouth SEC football. What we would witness may have been one of my all-time favorite moments in UGA football.
I remember getting to Auburn a few hours early, and the temperature had dropped over 30 degrees from what it was when we left our house. We took a trip to the local Wal-Mart to pick up some thermal underwear, and headed back to Jordan-Hare Stadium. For two hours, we sat in the freezing cold stands, and watched the Tigers man-handle our beloved Bulldogs. Then came....THE CATCH heard round the Bulldawg Nation!
It's moments like these that bring a father and son as close as ever. It's also moments like these that I will bleed red & black until the day I die!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Maybe, if he is cleared of all that stuff, we can get this chick to stand on the sideline next to him!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I know, it's a Bulldawg sin to admit that. I know, I'll just find a way to combine my love for both!
While I'm on the subject, I wonder if Mark Richt is a Democrat or Republican? Nah, I love him either way!
Monday, November 1, 2010
2000 - OklahomaOf those 10, I would venture to say that only Alabama's team from last year, and the 2002 Ohio State team ran what one would call an "old fashioned" offensive scheme.
2001 - Miami
2002 - Ohio State
2003 - USC/LSU
2004 - USC
2005 - Texas
2006 - Florida
2007 - LSU
2008 - Florida
2009 - Alabama
I am using this as a preface to my point. UGA is running an offense that the college game has passed by. Will it still work? Yes, and sometimes the Dawgs do quite well with the scheme we run. But, obviously, it's not leading us to our ultimate goal.
I once read somewhere that Steve Spurrier changes his playbook at least by 20% every single week. What do you guys think? Is it time for the Dawgs to re-vamp the offensive scheme we are running? And, please, do not give me a lecture about how we just finished a streak of scoring 40+ points for 3 consecutive games. I already know about almost every statistic that exists pertaining to UGA football.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I was going through some of my old playbooks from when I coached, and came across one of my favs. I have seen the Dawgs run a variation of this, but I think it could be especially effective against the Gators if they try to man up on AJ.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
My worries stem from the fact that UF has a very legitimate lock down cornerback in Janoris Jenkins. Will the Gators have him man up on AJ Green? If so, we will be seeing a whole lot more defenders in the box than we have over the last 4 weeks.
I hope that AJ Green is as good as I think he is, and will show Jenkins how hard it is to cover a phenom!
It goes without saying, but I HATE THE GATORS!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Does that mean that I think Bobo still deserves to lose his OC title? Probably, but, I will hold off until the end of the season before I harp on that point again.
It has been a no-brainer that the playcalling has changed drastically. Is this a product of having AJ Green back? Most likely. If that is so, shame on our staff for having not a clue when the best player is missing. I am just in awe that it took 4 straight losses to figure out that running play action on 95% of our pass attempts is kind of ridiculous, especially when the running game is stinking it up.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Trying to understand college football has become equivalent to understanding a woman!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Unless we lose Murray to the NFL a year early, I don't see Mason ever being anything other than a back up quarterback. And, with Christian Lemay coming next year, he could potentially get pushed to 3rd on the depth chart by the time his junior or senior year rolls around.
I can't help but be reminded of Blake Barnes, a kid that would have definitely started at quite a few BCS conference schools. What are your thoughts?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Well, much to my liking, Alec Ogletree gave him a little howdy do tap on the second kickoff of the game yesterday. I just happened to be watching Ogletree, when I saw him absolutely lay out a Tennessee player. After the player got up all wobbly, it was none other than Rogers!
Way to go Alec! Anyone got a video of the hit?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This subject has been the topic of several debates that I have read. Most of them came from the pre-season, when we thought we were a pretty decent team, and that we would have our best player for the whole season. Why not let AJ Green return punts since our season is a bust already? Let's get as much out of this special player as we possibly can. We all know it's probably the last year we'll have him.
Why should he?
Wes Welker - New England Patriots' best receiver/punt returner does it.
Julio Jones - Alabama's top receiver/punt returner does it as well. Don't tell me he's better at it than AJ!
DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles' top receiver/punt returner.
Like the Senator said, what do we have to lose?
Why shouldn't he?
There's the case of Reggie Bush - New Orleans starting tailback/punt returner (until he broke his leg...you guessed it, returning punts).
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Then, I watch videos like the ones below, and I can't help but wonder...do the Gators just simply "bench, squat, and clean" like everyone else; with a little bit of "running and jump roping" mixed in.
Maybe CVH is just not the greatest of PR guys:
Could that practice philosophy lead to more injuries? Certainly. Will those type of practices make our team a hell of a lot tougher. You darn skippy! Keep up these positive changes Richt and finish out the season strong!
On another note; how about the Dawgs opening up as a 13 point favorite over those ugly guys in orange?
Monday, October 4, 2010
That being said, I seriously wonder what exactly is going through Coach Richt's head right now. Surely he has to be second guessing his leadership of this program. He is a great man, and it is only natural that he sees the failures that are coming from the program he is the leader of.
Do you think that Coach Richt would step down as the head coach of the Bulldogs if we finish with a losing record? What about if we finish 3-9? 2-10? What would it take? Would the great man that Richt is influence his own personal decision to give up leading the Dawgnation?
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I remember being upset that it looked like the official blew the whistle and marked Ealey down immediately. You can see from this video that one officially definitely spotted the ball down. My questions is whether or not a whistle blew. If it did, I hope the SEC at least gives a good slap on the wrist to this crew.
I realize that we still got whipped on almost all aspects of the game, so a bad call is no excuse for the loss.
Why did the coaching staff not raise hell? Does anyone know if the play was blown dead?
Monday, September 27, 2010
For ten years at UGA, Mark Richt has punted and trusted his players and coaches to win the game. At this point in this debacle of a season, it's time for Mark Richt to check himself. Do you want to go all in and see what kind of coach you really are, or do you want to "keep doing things the way we have been for years"?
I know what I would do if I were in his situation. I would take back control of my offense, trust Todd Grantham to get the defense in shape, and see if I could start to score some points. You're the head coach Mark, and your offense is sputtering, drastically. Don't fire Bobo, just simply say "step aside kid", and watch the man that designed some of the most feared offenses of the 90's go back to doing what he does best.
Richt is not a firey guy. Never has been, probably never will be. We all loved him none-the-less when he was winning. Now that he's losing, I hear people say they want Richt to "show some emotion". I don't want emotion from Richt, I want to put 50 points on the scoreboard this Saturday against a much less talented Colorado team (hell, I just want to win a game actually).
Richt, let Grantham be the emotional leader for this team, it's who he is. As for you, just go out there and start to gameplan putting points on the board!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Buck Belue has spent the past two weeks bashing anyone that says one negative word about (his apparent new best friend) Mike Bobo.
A few of Buck's blogs and quotes from recently:
How Georgia Wins 24-7
"They say the 'Dogs can't run it, can't protect the kid QB, the playcaller is bad, the head coach can't motivate, the defense is blowing assignments, and can't stop good running backs or top-notch passing quarterbacks. Georgia is terrible, right?"
Good News For Dawg Fans
"Some of you have responded with some interesting emails over the last few days. A few of you have insisted that I apply for the OC job, if I know so much. Not a chance. If I was in Mike Bobo's spot, I would have told the lunatic fringe to stick it where the sun don't shine by now."
Circle The Wagons in Starkpatch
"The critics are out in the open full blast. Fire Richt. Fire Bobo. Some fans are killing them under the cover of some stupid blog name. Other fans are getting enjoyment out of websites designed to tear down this proud program. You've probably heard some furious fans saying something like this: "I'm not donating another dime to the program, because I deserve better than this." Had one guy at the coffee shop telling me how our blocking schemes were outdated. When I asked where he coached, he told me he was a roofer."
Ignorant To Blame Bobo
"I haven't heard any of this from Richt, Zeier, Greene, Stafford, or Shockley, but a portion of the Bulldog Nation is blaming Coach Mike Bobo for the 0-2 start in the SEC. The Blawgs are killing him. Fire him. A disaster. He's gotten worse every year. That's just a quick sample of what some Georgia fans are writing and saying. Man, that's cruel. Unmerciful. And uneducated."
Buck, with all due respect, facts are facts. When you're losing, you deserve criticism. Please tell me how you defend 21 play action passes last week when our running game was stinking it up? I mean, obviously you have a defense since Bobo deserves no blame according to you.
Results or Reasons
I heard a speech yesterday from a high school football coach. In the speech, he was asked about a recent loss. He simply said, I could give you several reasons, but what people want are RESULTS.
Amen to that. The Dawgnation wants some results, and let's start with some positive ones tomorrow!
Dawgs 34 - Dogs 13
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This week, I am betting the house in one of the most false lines I have seen in a UGA spread in a while. I am a homer of course, but UGA +1 to Miss. State? Really?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• UGA is (20-12) in the last 4 years in the SEC
• 2-6 over the past 8 games in the SEC
• UGA had inexperienced QBs to start the season in ’06, ’09, and the ’10 season
• Statistical analysis proves we run play action passes when a running game has not been established; at an alarmingly high rate! 20 or so PA passes last Saturday. Read here for a GREAT in depth analysis on last Saturday.
• Bobo had almost no coaching resume before coming to a Top Tier Division I program and getting the OC job.
• Mark Richt was once known as one of the greatest coordinators in college football.
• Matthew Stafford consistently had average at best statistics before being drafted #1 overall by the NFL.
I have read, read, and re-read articles, blogs, and statistical analysis until my eyes have no moisture left in them. I could probably write a 25,000 word essay on why Mike Bobo does not deserve to be the OC at UGA. I have no personal complaints about Mike Bobo the man, I just want what is best for my Dawgs. I feel strongly that March Richt is a superior option as head coach as long as he is willing to make the necessary changes.
It is time to start our search for a new OC. What are the odds that Mike Leach would come help us out for the remainder of the season? Maybe Mark Richt could rub off on the guy and teach him some people skills while he teaches us how to score points.
“Good offensive coaches have good systems. Great offensive coaches have good systems that they constantly adapt to personnel and what is happening during a game.”
I am tired of the same old system at UGA that we refuse to tinker with to take advantage of talents like Aaron Murray and Orson Charles, just to name a few.
Mark Richt, please make the change!
On an unrelated note: Thank you for your services during our 1980 season Buck Belue, but you sir, are a MORON. No wonder you just basically handed the ball off your whole career. You probably didn't understand the playbook other than the 3 plays you ran to Herschel.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
After watching the debacle that just took place in Sanford stadium today, Mike Bobo has got to go. Immediately! The play calling for 3 quarters was some of the most comical stuff I have seen in a UGA football game in my life.
Aaron Murray, to you I say, GREAT game. You are a player, and I can't wait to see what we are going to get out of you over the next 4 years. Big time players make big time plays. Aaron Murray is a big time player, Mark Richt, so LET HIM PLAY!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I saw this on Georgiadogs.com this week, but here is a little more depth to the story. I lost a cousin, Tess, to childhood cancer when she was only 15, so the story hits home.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I figured the line would be even worse actually, but I'm sure it will be closer to Arkansas -1 by the time kickoff rolls around on Saturday. Heaven knows the betting public is most likely going to jump all over the Razorbacks as an underdog.
I think the Dawgs will take care of business Saturday because we match up much better against this team. I feared all along that a stout running game would give the Dawgs fits, and it did last Saturday. Against Arkansas, the Grantham 3-4 should be a perfect fit to stop that high flying Petrino attack. Justin Houston must be salivating to get a shot at Mallett dropping back 30-40 times.
If the Dawgs are exposed this week, they may be considered a "Fraud", but I just don't see it happening. After all, how can it be the Decade of the Dawg if we start out 1-2?
Monday, September 13, 2010
I realize that there are more than a fair share of armchair quarterbacks, Sunday morning quarterbacks, or whatever you want to call them. But, some of us may actually have a clue as to what we are talking about. I've spent the past few days reflecting on the HORRIBLE offensive play calling I witnessed during most of Saturdays game versus the Gamecocks. Was SC better than the Dawgs? One player was that's for sure, but a huge part of the Dawgs' inadequacies should be placed on the offensive play calling.
The fact that Mike Bobo is not a very good play caller has been lost in the shuffle over the past few years due to the more obvious terrible coaching of Willie Martinez. Now that we have a DC that knows what he is doing, it is time to concentrate on our under-performing offense. UGA has had too many weapons over the past several years that are not being utilized properly. A lot of it can be attributed to the fact that we are a conservative team by nature, so I will accept that, but wasting talent is something that disgusts any sports fanatic.
I may be going out on a limb here, but I feel strongly that Aaron Murray is a special player, and Saturday was a joke when it comes to using his talents. Why do the Dawgs always seem to never, EVER, think outside of the box on offense? Why do we not adjust our "gameplan" to fit what is going on during the actual game? Do you think Steve Spurrier constantly follows some play call sheet he created the week before? Hell no he doesn't! He's known as the evil genius because of his remarkable ability to call plays on the fly and adjust to what works and what a team is giving him during a game. Sure he uses an outline, but the man uses what's in front of him when the game is being played.
Saturday, Aaron Murray was poised to place the Dawgs on his shoulders and throw the ball 30-40 times, or run it when needed, but he was limited by coaching. I read yesterday where Buck Belue said the following:
Do I blame Bobo and Richt for a bad offensive gameplan? No. A bad plan would have been to ask Aaron Murray to win it, by throwing it 40 times, without Green.
Come on Buck, you're smarter than that!
Why not let a kid have his coming out party?
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I love the running game as much as anybody, but what is Bobo doing with his play calling? You're down by two scores, the clock is ticking, and Murray is hitting almost every damn pass he throws! 6/6 passing on a beautiful drive, and what do we do? Run the ball and fumble!
Knee-jerk post game thoughts:
-decent half time adjustments by the defense
-Aaron Murray is legit
-Mike Bobo CANNOT call plays
-Richt better open things up, or I will start to actually entertain some of that "hotseat" talk I've been hearing
-Why in the HELL are we not letting Murray use his running ability more?
-we need a big nose guard to plug up the middle, or any running game will dominate us.
Friday, September 10, 2010
You should write a blog on how the NCAA should allow a small position stipend that's the same for all colleges nation wide. Something like:
1 on the depth chart - 5K a year
2 on the depth chart - 3K a year
3 on the depth chart - 1K a year
1 on the depth chart - 4K a year
2 on the depth chart - 2K a year
3 on the depth chart - 1K a year
Whatever. Something along those lines. The numbers would be designed via a committee, and maybe you don't make distinctions between depth chart position. Maybe QBs all get 5k a year or something. Heck, maybe every player gets a few K a year.
Surely they can come up with some system that is better than the current one. AJ Green is gonna be a multi-millionaire in two years, but he feels he has to sell his freaking jersey now to get some extra cash? Meanwhile, UGA pulls in millions a year because of the players on that team. It's ridiculous.
I think he has a decent point here. How about Tyrone Prothro several years back? Do you think he was primed to make millions before his career ended in one sad play? What are your thoughts?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I propose a protest of sorts to the NCAA in response to the overly harsh ruling on our beloved AJ Green. Let's all wear green UGA shirts to the game in Columbia this Saturday! I am usually opposed to team shirts that aren't the right color, but for this, I will make an exception for the following reasons:
1) AJ's last name is Green!
2) The Cocks wear a shade of red, so green will make a nice contrast to show support.
3) AJ is suspended because of the green he earned off selling his jersey.
4) The NCAA makes me want to puke green sometimes.
5) The grass in Williams-Brice stadium is green.
OK, it's starting to get a little silly.
This Saturday, I will bleed RED, BLACK, & GREEN because I still love you AJ!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I have only been worshiping the Georgia Bulldogs for about the past 15 years or so. The portion of my life prior to that was spent as a child that just loved Uga, Hairy Dawg, the Power G, and the colors Red & Black. That being said, I have rarely seen a Dawgs' defense play as well as they did last Saturday. I'm going to start calling this group the "Grantham Black Pack" (see T-shirt above).
I will be the first to realize that we were playing a significantly lesser opponent. Nonetheless, the defense was playing very disciplined, they were swarming to the ball, and the speed looked top notch at virtually every position.
It is exciting to see that we have a group that act like a bunch of ball hawks! I'll finish my rant with a few highlights from last Saturday.
-How about those first half stats!!!
-Chris Low brags on the defensive coaching at UGA. Haven't heard that since CVG!
-Spurrier says the Dawgs have the best pass rush in the nation!
-Akeem Dent and Boykin are going to thrive in this scheme!
Each coin = $
The Tigers looked weak last week, but Vandy is bad!
Yes, I am a homer, but the Dawgs take this one!
Really? Tech by a BUNCH!
Sooners looked bad, Seminoles looked lights out!
Auburn is my sleeper in the SEC.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Murray's first half stats were really good, and I LOVED the touchdown to end the half, even if it was a bit risky to give up a sure 3 points. Murray seemed at times to have eyes in the back of his head when he was flushed out of the pocket. The one play when he scrambled and hit Orson Charles on a "come back to the QB" was probably my favorite play of the game. It was a close race with that play, and the one where Murray avoided a sack and ran out of bounds to burn a play. When a QB learns that sometimes you have to eat the ball, it's a HUGE step in the right direction.
There is no real way to describe what is meant by the "IT" factor. It may be defined different depending on who you talk to. Tim Tebow had it at UF, Brett Favre has it anytime he plays, Montana had it, does Murray? If he does, this may be the beginning of something very, very special.
To make a long story short; I didn't even have a chance to watch any of the game last night because I was returning from a family beach trip. Boise State fans, players, and staff, to you I say "I am sorry". You played one of your two games you have to prepare for in the regular season last night, and came out victorious.
I still say this is what would happen if Boise played UGA's schedule.
Friday, September 3, 2010
-Decade of the Dawg
Everyone that will be in Athens tomorrow, please cheer a little extra for me because I will be absent from my first home opener in 12 years. While this saddens me, I am a married family man now, and a free beach trip one out over watching the STOMPING that will take place tomorrow. Please feel free to chastise me all you want about missing this amazing experience. If you will, please also give me advice on how to convince my wife and 4 year old, that the Dawgs reign supreme over a free beach trip!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Since the hype is going crazy again this year, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what would happen if Boise State had the same schedule as the Dawgs this year. Here are my predictions as to what the outcome would be.
Sep. 4 Louisiana-Laf. - BSU rolls (1-0, 0-0)
Sep. 11 at S Carolina - BSU loses (1-1, 0-1)
Sep. 18 Arkansas - Mallet throw for 400 yards (1-2, 0-2)
Sep. 25 at Miss. State - BSU gets first SEC win (2-2, 1-2)
Oct. 2 at Colorado - BSU wins (3-2, 1-2)
Oct. 9 Tennessee - UT is down (4-2, 2-2)
Oct. 16 Vanderbilt - BSU slams (5-2, 3-2)
Oct. 23 at Kentucky - BSU squeaks (6-2, 4-2)
Oct. 30 at Florida - LOL (6-3, 4-3)
Nov. 6 Idaho St. - BSU can breath (7-3, 4-3)
Nov. 13 at Auburn - AU rolls (7-4, 4-4)
Nov. 27 Ga Tech - hmmm (7-5, 4-4)
I really thought about each one of these games, and gave the benefit of the doubt to BSU pretty much every time I was unsure. A realistic record for the Broncos would be 7-5 with the very same schedule that the Dawgs will play this year. Even if you adjust for a 1 game margin of error, BSU is sitting at 8-4 (best case) or 6-6.
I would love to hear some other opinions on this subject. Let me have it!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Each coin will be represented by a ($), and rated on a scale as follows:
$ = 1 coin
$$ = 2 coins
$$$ = 3 coins
$$$$= 4 coins
S Mississippi @ S Carolina (-13.5)
I think the Ol' Ball Coach is sandbagging about Garcia.
SC wins 30-10
UL Lafayette @ Georgia (-28)
The only thing stopping this from being a 3 coiner is Murray's rawness.
UGA wins 48-13
Kentucky @ Louisville (+3)
Louisville starts out STRONG in 2010.
Louisville wins 24-20
UCLA (+1.5) @ Kansas St
KSU got beat by the Cajuns last year, and are looking at a 5-7.
UCLA wins 24-17
Oregon St @ TCU (under 50.5)
Don't underestimate that Horned Frog defense.
TCU wins 24-13
Boise St (N) Virginia Tech (N) (+2.5)
Do I even have to explain how much I hate the BSU hype?
V Tech wins 24-21
All lines are as of midnight on 8/31/10, and they are retrieved from www.SPORTSBOOK.com.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
When UGA lines up against teams like Louisiana Lafayette or Idaho State, the potential is there for the Dawgs to put up 50+ points. My inclination is that Coach Richt realizes we need to wow the pollsters in order to move up the pecking order. If we want to be in a BCS bowl at the end of the year, we are going to have to jump near 10-15 spots from where we sit pre-season; at least!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Gainesville is in their 3rd year running the 3-4 defense, and Friday night proved that you better have 3 studs on the D-line if you plan to stop a power team like Buford. That, and your coaches better have a plan to adapt to a hardnose running game. I couldn't help but sit in the stands in shock as Gainesville lined up 3 guys on the defensive line of scrimmage with huge 3-5 foot splits, and linebackers that were a good 3-4 yards behind the line. How in the heck any team plans to stop a power running game with that alignment is beyond me. On a positive note, the Freshman quarterback (Deshaun Watson) from Gainesville is going to be a STUD.
How does this relate to the Dawgs you ask? Well, I fear the way our 3-4 is going to perform against a power running team such as Alabama, South Carolina, etc. The good thing is that I have faith in Todd Grantham, and I think he will adapt to the situation or team at hand, unlike the Gainesville coaches did last Friday night.
Friday, August 27, 2010
The arrests for driving related instances are completely ridiculous. I love The Grit Tree's blog about players finding their way to the DMV.
In case you missed the story of Washaun Ealey's arrest, click here.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Chelsea Baker: In A League of Her Own. ESPN did a great special on this 13 year old female little league pitcher, and it almost brought a tear to my eye. I love these kind of feel good stories!
Pre-season polls can have way too much impact on who plays where at the end of the season. I am all about not starting any kind of official poll until week 4. That and the Coleman Playoff System would be an amazing way to end the college season.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
That being said, I sit here today wondering if coaches sometimes baby players too much when they have aches and pains. I am in no position to really comment on player injuries as I am only privy to the same information as the rest of us blog dorks, but it sure does seem like we have a lot of players sitting out or wearing green jerseys over the last few years.
This leads me to my question: Do you guys think that a lot of high profile coaches may hold players out of practice because they are too cautious? I think so! What about you?
Monday, August 16, 2010
First of all, you really have no clue what personnel was on the field when each of those statistics happened unless you were there coaching. Second, all of the statistics are not reported, and those that are reported are most likely not very accurate.
I have read in more than a few places about the defense dominating this weekend's scrimmage, and I am excited by that news. I have every bit of confidence that our offense is going to get the job done with Murray behind center, and the defense will be head and shoulders above what we have seen for the past few seasons!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
That being said, this is my first August as a Dawgbone visitor and I am quickly becoming overwhelmed by the amount of daily blogs. So many bloggers post 2, 3, 4, even 5+ blogs each and every day. With so many blogs, how can a man work a normal job and still read about his Dawgs without going crazy?
Calling all bloggers...can't we limit our Dawgbone posts to 1 or 2 per day? Most of you guys write some excellent Dawg blogs, and I LOVE reading them. It's just overwhelming when there are 50+ a day to choose from! Is anyone else having this problem, or should I just deal with it and get on with my life? LOL
On a football note; how exciting is this defense shaping up to be during our pre-season? I am getting less and less nervous about the switch to the 3-4, and more excited to see how dominant we can become!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Both articles, mainly the second, got me to thinking about something that has really bugged me ever since I graduated from UGA. Why do so many athletes take the amazing education opportunity they are getting via scholarships for granted? I know for a FACT they are given every kind of support system you can imagine to succeed in the classroom (tutors, note takers, etc.) I could probably write a 10,000 word essay on my thoughts, but I am curious to hear some other opinions. What do you think?
Friday, August 6, 2010
I know-I know; teams lose players, coaches, and what not, but why is it fair for one team to surpass another team in rankings without any games being won or loss? Maybe some of you can convince me otherwise. In my mind I have always likened it to heavy weight boxing champions. If you want to be the champ, you gotta be the champ! Kudos to the coaches for keeping Bama at the top. And hey, at least the Dawgs cracked the poll!
Here is a look at the Coaches' 2010 Pre Season Poll.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I firmly believe that there is no better 1-2 punch at the tight end position in the country than Orson Charles and Aron White. Lining these two threats up not only allows us two extra blockers, but it will sometimes force teams to put the best receiver (AJ Green) in the nation on an island with a corner.
What are your thoughts? Should the Dawgs line up two tight a little, a lot, or on every daggum play?