Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Smart not looking for another job??

You can read here where Smart said he isn't looking for a new job...


Just kidding...

That's a very standard answer to the question. What was he supposed to say?

Yeah, my defense just molested Tebow & Co. so now I am looking for another job right before the National Championship.

I don't take too much from this, thought I would pass the info along.

Kirby Smart wins Broyles Award

Kirby Smart wins Broyles Award - It's the award that is given to the nation's top assistant coach.

One more reason for Georgia to get after Kirby!!

**Check out this t-shirt**

If I was a Bama fan, this would be in my closet!

Also, just for fun...

The Tim Tebow school of life

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coaching moves

Wednesday was a busy day. From the start in the morning everyone thought that since CMR hadn't made a move yet that he wasn't going to. Or if he was it would be after the bowl.

By noon yesterday the alert was on high. Rumors passed through sources faster than chinese food. What's going to happen, everyone was on pins and needles and like lightning - it was over. Coach Martinez, Jancek, and Fabris were out.

I felt like I needed more when that happened, I was left sitting there questioning what was next?? Is the next step going to be better? Will Georgia go out pay for what it needs to win? What are the recruits going to do?

Well I have some answers...very little though.

Let's first think about what just happened? Georgia just lost every defensive coach except for Garner. What does that mean? Will Garner be the next DC?
** NO he will not**

So is Garner just going to stay in the same position? I say yes IF he is happy. Will he take another job? Yes maybe. Garners future is foggy, no one really knows how he feels because he is always looking around. I can tell you he will not be the next DC though.

As far as Georgia getting with the program money wise. Sources say that Georgia is going to provide the necessary funds for CMR to go get a top coach and top assistants to fill the roles that are open.

The recruiting scene - we will know more in time. Most of the feedback has been positive but Nickel Robey stated that he would be "looking in another direction".
Another negative comment came from Jalen Fields who claims that his commitment is now "shaky".

Now that there is no speculating about Martinez being gone - bottom line is that Georgia has a role to fill. Who will it be? I have posted this before but here is the updated list of candidates.

Kirby Smart - (Alabama DC) Sources are stating that Kirby is the #1 target. CMR will go after Smart. Hard.

Vic Koenning - (Kansas State DC) No idea why his name is being circulated but I'm just passing the info here.

Mike MacIntrye - (Duke DC) Again, not sure why he is an interest (GT grad) but...he did get his masters at UGA and he has been solid everywhere he has been. I don't think he has a prayer at the job though.

Kevin Steele - (Clemson DC) Steele would be a great pickup, lots of experience, NFL experience and knows the recruiting trails in the south. Don't see us getting him from his Alma Mater though.

Tyron Nix - (Ole Miss DC) Nix is not even 40 yet and he has done an excellent job so far coaching. I don't see us taking him from Mississippi.

Bob Sanders - (Bills DL coach) Not sure how Sanders got in the mix? Sanders coached defensive positions while at Florida in the 90's against Richt. Is there a connection? We'll see...

Dick Bumpas - (TCU DC) Might be looking for a better opportunity? We'll see, TCU is #4 in the country. Bumpas has never been really successful until coaching behind Gary Patterson, so who's the genius?

Travis Jones - (Saints DL coach) He doesn't have a ton of experience in the NFL. Everyone seems to say great things about him. He's worked under Saban at LSU and at Miami. He now is working for Gregg Williams - his defense shut down the pats on Monday night. Maybe Travis isn't a DC but he would be one hell of an assistant.

Brian Van Gorder - (Falcons DC) Not much to say here, he's a proven stud.

Manny Diaz - (MTSU DC) Known to be one of the great young coaches. He played at FSU when Richt was there. The connection between two is there, but can Diaz handle an SEC defense right now?

Tommy Tuberville - (Unemployed) I don't like this pick but who knows?

I can list people all day, many think Georgia will score someone off of this list.

Well, that's all I know. It isn't much but I'm sure things will be popping soon. I would imagine something will happen quick with a DC. The faster we pull a coach in the better for our recruits to know what's going on.

Let's all take a moment of silence today and think about the good times with the coaches we just lost - there were a lot of good times.

You have to give it to these guys, maybe not the best results all the time but I can guarantee you they busted hump daily and tried their best. I hope these guys the best in the future and all three were damn good dawgs!

[wipe the tears] - Now go out and hire a damn good coordinator!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Wow! What an impressive Saturday night! Sorry so late for the post, I have been a little under the weather - that may have something to do with how hard I celebrated Saturday night...

As for the game - helluva game plan! Beat tech at their own game and do not let our quarterback lose the game. Whoever came up with that idea - genius!

Watching the Ealey and King tandem was special. For the first time I watched King run with a chip on his shoulder, for the first time it looked like the game and results meant something. With that said, we have already seen that side of Ealey, he has that attitude on every run. You can tell he isn't going to take any jive from anyone. Washaun taunting the tech student section, I'm still smiling about that!

This is what Washaun said after the game - "We had some holes open up early and it didn't take us long to see that they really didn't want to tackle us."

How about the attitude from these guys from the beginning? Both backs knew they were going to pound the ball, they knew the game plan was going to involve them heavily. King had "I run this state" written in silver marker down his arms. Ealey had it written on his glare stickers.

Paul Johnson talking after the game trying to down play the game. If the game doesn't mean much you don't make rings for winning the year before. You also don't strategically take the week off before the game if you don't care about winning.

I will say that CPJ did admit that we were unstoppable. I think that was more of his way of blaming it on his DC but still, he said it.

If you didn't see him, here's Russ, the "fill in" UGA below...

Now that the season is over, minus our bowl game, the buzz is on what CMR & Co are going to do about the coaching staff. I can say this, nothing has changed really. I checked sources ALL day yesterday - nothing...
Rumors are spreading like wildfire but nothing solid has been said.

I did get a good laugh yesterday at a guy who said he was at the airport in Tuscaloosa waiting to see if CMR would show up. Now that is dedicated. I am pretty sure if Georgia is going to make a run at Kirby Smart, it will at least be after the SEC Champ game; that is my opinion though.

And finally, The Tuberville rumors are insane. Everyone is thinking that the Tubs is coming in, now I know people lie just to cover up what is going on until the truth comes out, But this morning on the radio, Tommy specifically said he would not be interested in a DC job. He wants to be a head coach.

**One more major rumor that probably has some truth to it. Louisville fired its coach and word is that they have been talking with Charlie Strong the defensive coordinator for Florida. Charlie Strong is an awesome coach, that's great news for him if this is true. I'm sure a lot if SEC schools will be happy if the hire turns out.

This could force Georgia to make an early decision on coaching changes though. If Strong leaves, that will put Georgia and Florida in the DC hunt at the same time, possibly a position Georgia does not want to be in.


If you haven't seen or heard the "wired" version of Stafford during the Browns game check it out.

If you missed the hit from the LSU vs Arkansas game. Check it out.

Florida will most likely be without their star DE for the SEC Championship game. Carlos Dunlap was charged with a DUI.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dawgs win

All UGA's go to Heaven

Is no news good news?

I guess it depends on if you want every Georgia football coach canned. Either way there isn't much news coming out of Athens right now. When you lose football games (a lot of them) to teams you should easily beat, not too many people are running their mouth.

The only question in Athens right now is...

How many points will CPJ score on us? Word is, it's going to get real nasty downtown on Saturday. All of the tech fans want to see CPJ embarrass CMR and the Dawgs. They want a score that will last forever. The thought is that this is definitely the year to do it...if Arkansas, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, & Tennessee can score at will then why can't tech put up 50+?
Even the ACC beat writers and ESPN ACC analysts are picking 40+ points for tech.

CMR said he is aware of the explosive offense the tech has, that it takes assignment football to hang with those guys. You know, that is true, stick to your lanes, move off of your blocks and make the tackle. Simple huh? Well guess what, that is the biggest problem with this Georgia team, assignments, discipline, and tackle football.
This late in the season let's just hope that they have learned by now!

This will most likely be my last post for the week since I will be taking a vacation leave for the holidays so I will make a half-ass prediction.

Georgia wins period. Why will they win, hell if I know, but I am calling it. Why wouldn't they win? Anyone can stop the option right? (only Miami has done it this regular season)
Look, we actually have the team to do it. We have a solid d-line (DE has to be able to read inside or out) and solid linebackers. I am no expert on the option so I am not too sure how CPJ's offense affects our secondary? I do know that the DB's are going to have to be able to come up and tackle - with that said I am going to feel sorry for little Brandon Smith if fat-ass Dwyer is headed his direction.
The last thing is the Safety job - Yes, I am scared as hell!!

I think #3 is going to put his hair down and bust heads on Saturday and he might even have a pick and solid coverage (wink-wink)!!!

No seriously, I know Georgia can win if they play the way they are capable of playing. I know, I know, I'm just saying...

I'm picking the Dawgs to win and by god I'm going to burn the house down if they do!!

Happy Holiday's my friends!
Cheers to my next post being about how solid Georgia is after a bug beat down!


This could be the greatest video ever. Les Miles claims that he didn't know who signaled the game ending "spike" against Ole Miss. Watch the video and you can clearly see it was...it was...LES himself!! Great lie Les, idiot!

Kiffin pushing around his players??

Jimmy Clausen got his arse whipped in a bar after the UCONN loss!

Good to see it didn't hinder his game with the ladies...

Monday, November 23, 2009


A few things on my mind after the loss to Kentucky.

Is Kentucky really that good at kick returns? You would have thought Deion was back there the way we avoided kicking off. Is our kick coverage that bad? Can we not field athletes to handle Kentucky??

I have stood behind CMR with everything. I will question what is going on. How is it that "the best position to win" is Joe Cox? Is our recruiting that far off? How does an "offensive genius" in Richt not know that Joe Cox is this bad? How do we not have a backup quarterback? Logan Gray cannot play, no one has prepared him. WHAT are the offensive coaches doing? It is so embarrassing to know that we recruit solid classes year in and year out but I will be damned if we have a QB. Joe Cox single handedly lost this game - It's just embarrassing.

One question you might need to ask yourself when thinking about the future of Georgia football. Let's say Georgia does get things back together and starts putting together solid teams again.

Will they be able to beat Florida?
Why would we think yes? Don't tell me you are going to bring up 2007? Sure we can, we won, but Florida lost 4 games that year. So we beat them on their down year. Maybe that's what we can look forward to, just beating Florida when they are down. They have slaughtered us the last two.

Can we compete with Alabama now that Saban is there? Can you honestly say that Richt and the Dawgs are prepared better, coached better, confident enough to beat Alabama? Does Georgia field a team that pays attention to every single detail like Alabama?

What makes Alabama special to me? They always play to their strengths and nothing more. They protect their quarterback.

Does this sound like protecting your bone-head quarterback or playing to your strengths?? Your team is down a touchdown, you have rushed for 196 yards in the game so far (196 yards!!!), you have 48 yards to get in the end zone but we are still passing.
Of course you know what happens next...Cox throws a cupcake straight to the Kentucky lineman.

That kind of play call is shocking - wtf is going on? OR how about the toss play at the goal line? You shouldn't be tossing it at the goal line?? You run the football straight down their throat! The play call should have been a Cox sneak or a handoff to the FB. We had two downs to go 1-yard - we toss the football...embarrassing.

What are your thoughts?

Georgia has Joe Cox.
Georgia still continues to commit stupid penalties.
The play calling is heinous game in and game out.
#3 continues to play - need I say more?
We have no backup quarterback; it's either Cox or a true freshman.
Tennessee is out recruiting us.
Georgia Tech is by far the best football team in the state of Georgia.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I watched the UGA vs AU game again and I tell you what - our offensive line was impressive!
They blocked very well for the run. Another thing I noticed is how well C King ran the ball, he just looked really smooth coming through the hole.
It reminded me of just downhill running that we haven't really seen too much of. We really pounded the football late in the game and it was awesome!

I can't get enough of the highlights - I get fired up watching RAMBO raise his arms after being put on the stretcher.

I hope we see more improvement this week against Kentucky and hopefully Thanksgiving weekend the O-line will be slaying tech's defense. Georgia is going to have to be successful in running the ball against them. They are going to do it to us. We will need to be able to control the clock and work on their defense. More to come on the nerds later though..

RIP UGA VII - The passing of UGA yesterday gave me a funny feeling. Something just doesn't feel right about it. Come tomorrow there will be no mascot on the field. The fans are talking "fan blackout" to remember the pup.
All of this got me thinking about how it seems correlated to Georgia football. Last year Georgia was #1 preseason, we were supposed to be sharp. We blacked out the Bama game and all we got was a black-eye beat down. It seemed like something was missing. From the season out all the expectations were down, a loss to Florida, and then to Tech. Rolling over to this year things were supposed to be different, the football team is young but CMR said they took another approach and prepared harder than ever. The season is down, now the Georgia mascot has passed. All of coaches could be hung in the off-season, some want Richt out and some say he'll never make it. A lot of people think Georgia is on the decline, the program is failing. It seems like something is missing. What is it? That can't be answered right now, at least not by me. Only time will tell, my bet is that we get it straightened out - Georgia will continue to fight...

This Georgia football team is fighting for a decent bowl bid, fighting for their coaches, fighting for their mascot, fighting for their pride, fighting for Veazey, and fighting for the seniors on this team. There might be something missing, there might be a lot of questions being asked but this team still has a lot to play for, a lot to look forward to. I hope they prove that by finishing up strong (especially against GT).

Go Dawgs!!



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Georgia: Bowl Bound

Ok. So now the Dawgs are Bowl eligible. Where are they going to play? What bowl should we be hoping for? All this will depend on if we beat Kentucky and that shat-hole school in Atlanta.

So if Georgia wins this weekend against Kentucky they clinch second place in the SEC east.

Below are the SEC bowls we have/had a shot at listed in the best bowls from top-to-bottom.

National Championship
Sugar Bowl
Capital One Bowl
Outback Bowl (East) / Cotton Bowl (West)
Chick-fil-a Bowl
Liberty Bowl / Music City Bowl
Independence Bowl
Papajohns.com Bowl

So what does all of that mean? Well if we can beat Kentucky and the shat-hole school in Atlanta, Georgia has a good shot at getting to the Outback Bowl. However, if we lose to the shat-hole school in Atlanta then they may look to Tennessee since Georgia will be fresh off of a lose. Meaning we would be hopeful to get in the Chick-fil-a bowl or we could get pushed back to the Liberty or Music City Bowl.

Bottom line is that we need to beat Kentucky and the shat-hole school in Atlanta. By doing so, it should ensure the Dawgs of a trip to Tampa in the Outback Bowl vs a mighty Big Ten team.

If we don't win out look for Georgia to MAYBE get a bid to the Chick-fil-a Bowl but I suspect more like the Music City or Liberty. Bowl season can be tricky, the Bowl committees tend to like "hot" teams and if Georgia were to lose, god help me, it could really hurt our Bowl slot.

**When I say they like "hot" teams, disregard the 2007 season when Georgia was on F'in fire and some thought they were shafted out of the NC...we didn't play for the SEC title though.


Kentucky Week: Wednesday Practice Report

Tinkering by Georgia leads to stronger run game

Monday, November 16, 2009

Some humor!

This was pretty funny to me!

The language is pretty bad though...

Lane Kiffin Show with Nu Keese Richardson

Lane Kiffin Show with Nick Saban

lane kiffin runs into spurrier at grocery store

Lane Kiffin Show with Rodney Garner

Lane Kiffin Show with Bryce Brown

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Great Night

Helluva game on Saturday night! It was very special to see the Dawgs fight back from down 14 in the first quarter. I was impressed with the lack of penalties, the Dawgs committed 4. The fact that we didn't have any turnovers played a big part in the win as well.

I have criticized CWM almost all year long, and rightfully so, BUT...

It was cool to see him so fired up on Saturday night. He was by far the most excited person on the sidelines. He jumped, he pumped his fists, he chest bumped players, he constantly ran up and down the sidelines. He seemed like a man on a mission that had a gameplan for Auburn and everything worked (after the first quarter). Thanks Willie.

I'm not saying CWM shouldn't be canned, It's not my decision - I just thought it was cool to see. Maybe I'm just happy that Georgia only surrenderd 24 points??

The running game looked solid as well. I thought Ealey and King complimented each other very well - Both averaged over 5 yards per carry. Check out the block King dishes out on the TD pass to Troupe - The Grit Tree

This weekend was a huge recruiting weekend as well. Georgia had a lot of recruits at the game. There have been good reports out of what Jeff Luc had to say, his teamate Deon Rogers, Brandon Burrows, Nickell Robey, Telvin Smith, Matt Elam, and Jeffrey Whitaker.

I know most are concerned about Jeff Luc. He still stayed the same, he doesn't want to lean one way or the other. He said he enjoyed it and that is about all you can get out of that kid - nonetheless it was still good news.

Two Tennesse player are shown the door in Knoxville. Janzen Jackson is the only one who still has a chance to stay on the team.

**UGA vs GT is at 8:00pm**

AJ Green will not play against Kentucky.

Rambo was back with the team Sunday night laughing and joking with his teamates. He will not play against kentucky either. As everyone know I have pushed for Rambo to play over #3 all year long. When he went down Saturday night I was sick. Glad to hear is recovering so fast. By the way, he basically saved that game with that physical hit on the goal line. He also should have had a pick but he and Reshad Jones both went after the ball. Solid play again Rambo!

It was a great night in Athens, Ga!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Georgia vs Auburn - Some highlights

I will not be posting tomorrow, I will be headed to Athens and preparing to stoke the ruckus fire.

I have gathered some videos just to get you fired up!!

The voice of Sanford Stadium

Georgia vs Auburn - Blackout '07

UGA vs Auburn (2003)

Larry Munson's Famous Calls - Georgia vs Auburn 2002

UGA bites at Auburn player

Georgia Bulldogs and CBS crew dancing at Auburn game 2007

University of Georgia Bulldogs - GEORGIA!! BULLDOGS!! cheer

UGA Football 2007-2008 Sacks

UGA @ Auburn 2006. Pontiac Game Changing Performance nominee

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Georgia needs a big win on Saturday, tune in or show up in Athens and help pull them through!!


Some Volunteers go to jail

Three major athletes are charged with armed robbery in Knoxville, Tn.

Here is a portion of the police report:

The victims stated that moments before calling 911, they were sitting in their parked vehicle, a 1998 Hyundai Elantra on the southwest corner of the convenience store, while their friend was inside. The victims stated they had parked next to a light blue Toyota Prius. The victims stated that a black male then approached, wearing a black hoodie, brandished a black semi-auto handgun, opened the drivers door and stated, "Give me everything you have." The victims stated that a black male then exited from the passenger side of the Prius, wearing a black hoodie, walked around to the front passenger door of their car, opened it, and stated, "Give us everything you've got." The victims stated that they all presented their wallets to the suspects and showed them that they did not have money. The victims stated that a third black male then approached and told the other two black males, "We've got to go." The victims then stated that the three got into the Prius and that it was last seen traveling southbound on Volunteer Blvd West.

As the officers received information about the suspects and vehicle, it was bolod so that other responding officers could attempt to locate it. A witness indicated there was a female driving the car and that it was occupied by three black males when she had observed it. As we continued to investigate, assisting officers observed the suspect vehicle in question, traveling near Gibbs Hall on Lake Loudoun Blvd. A felony stop was conducted on the vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Prius, light blue in color, on Neyland Dr near Leinard Ln. Four subjects were detained from the vehicle: a light-skinned black female, Marie Montmarquet and three black males: Janzen Jackson , Michael Edwards and Nukeese Richardson .

In plain view, officers observed two black hoodies on the back seat. Underneath the back seat towards the middle, officers located a black, CO2 powered pellet gun. Inside the glove box, officers located a marijuana grinder. A search of the suspects revealed one clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in Montmarquet's jacket pocket. Montmarquet would later state that the marijuana grinder also belonged to her. Crime Lab responded to the scene and confiscated the hoodies, the pellet gun and the marijuana grinder. The vehicle was towed to the City Impound lot. The marijuana was confiscated by officers.

It was also mentioned on Rivals that Jackson didn't play last week because of a failed drug test.
Richardson also has been very upset about his playing time.

This is terrible news for some very talented athletes, these guys were supposed to be special. We'll see how this turns out but as of now it doesn't look good. I must say - I'm pleased.

The UT athletic director will probably frown upon this...

Go Vols Extra - Link

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Get Paid

It's midweek already and I have been slacking on the blizzog. Maybe because we played Tenn Tech and they looked about as good as we did against Florida?

I was happy to see us play well though. We needed solid play before the Auburn game and that's what we got.

We did have a penalty fiesta though - is it that hard to know the snap count? CMR benched the players that committed penalties - I liked that, but it seemed as if the players enjoyed it. You would think that by being benched it would have cut back on the yellow flags...not these Dawgs, they tallied 11. That just isn't going to get it done on Saturday against Auburn.

This was posted in the USA today, yesterday. The link is information about what head coaches are getting paid, bonuses, etc. It also has the info on the assistant coaches.

If you don't want to look over it, here is what you might care about...


The most CMR could make this year would be - $3,571,576 ($2,029,816)

The most Paul Johnson can make - $3,325,000 ($1,680,000)

Urban Meyer - $4,000,000+ ($1,965,000)

Nick Saban - $4,600,000 ($2,702,551)

Lane Kiffin - $2,540,000 ($3,325,000)

Bobby Petrino - $3,408,000 ($2,034,888)

Houston Nutt - $3,224,000 ($1,843,608)

Steve Spurrier - $2,931,500 ($1,870,000)

Gene Chizik - $3,350,000 ($2,560,000)

Les Miles - $4,401,000 ($2,725,285)

Dan Mullen - $1,200,000+ ($1,805,000)

Highest Payrolls -

#1 Alabama
#2 LSU
#3 Florida
#4 Auburn
#5 Tennessee
#6 Georgia
#7 Arkansas


Tuesday practice report - Scout.com

An elite athlete will be in Athens this week for the game. The link is for Elam, also Jeff Luc will be at this game, this could be huge for UGA if they impress!

Brandon Smith and the "Wild Dawg" - ESPN

Spurrier to remain in Comlumbia until at least 2011 - He is also taking over the play calling.

The one that almost got away - David Hale

And finally, what in the HE!! is Sammy Sosa doing??? He doesn't even look real...

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I am still a firm believer that CMR will not get rid of CWM. I really don't think CMR has it in him. I have felt this way all along, I still won't believe it until it happens.

As I still think this, I read a very interesting article that seemed as if Georgia/CMR might already be looking around. I was shocked to see this but the article implies that CMR might not have any other choice but to shed CWM.

I get a lot of emails about who could be the new DC. I have stated before that CMR would promote from within. This source seemed to think otherwise...

Candidates that could be...

Dick Bumpas - TCU

Everett Withers - UNC

Kevin Steele - Clemson

Kirby Smart - Alabama

Lorenzo Ward - South Carolina

Manny Diaz - Middle Tennessee State

Bud Foster - Virginia Tech

Tommy Tuberville - Ex-Auburn Head coach

What's my take on this? I still don't think CWM will be fired, I just have a feeling that he will still be there. Now, if CWM is recycled I believe we have a shot at only three of the coordinators listed above. This is my opinion only, I really have no clue...

Dick Bumpas - TCU --- I think this is possible only because he is on a small stage right now. He might be looking to become a more recognized DC and what better place to do that? The SEC.

Manny Diaz - Middle Tennessee State --- Same thing here, Manny seems to be making great strides with MTSU and he, I'm sure, would love to get the chance to run a big time program.

Kirby Smart - Alabama --- Kirby played for Georgia; I think if he would want it, he's in. I don't know why he would leave Alabama and Nick Saban? Why make a lateral move for probably less money? Also coming in to the picture here would be Florida State. As I posted earlier, Mickey Andrews is leaving FSU, Kirby was a Grad assistant at FSU, and so he would probably give them a look too.

I'm not a big fan of talking about "the next" DC for Georgia. I don't think anyone should be speculating this early, however I think it poses for an interesting conversation. If it does happen I hope that CMR really makes a solid choice, I am just afraid that Georgia will not pay appropriately to reel in the big name.


For SEC coaches, handshakes don’t last long anymore

Arkansas, Vanderbilt have youngest starters

Ealey trying to get his blocking right - Scout.com

Rambo #18 still getting no love despite CMR stating that Jones and #3 are struggling.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ealey looks solid

Mid-week thoughts -

I must say, I have been very impressed by Ealey. I keep reading that C King is going to get the start this weekend - I don't have a problem with that. I am just trying to say that Ealey has looked really good for a freshman running behind a pitiful offensive line. He also had a great catch coming out of the backfield. I am excited about the upcoming year after he has some time to really prepare for the season!

Anyone notice how many Florida defenders were around AJ Green every time the ball was in the air coming in his direction? It was at least two and sometimes four and five. Which makes me wonder who wasn't covered on the play?

I am fairly disappointed in CMR. It really annoys me that he will not/has not held Willie accountable for the play of his defense.
We are getting annihilated on defense, we have been for a while now, yet nothing is said about Willie and his inadequate performances. The Georgia defense has been feeble all year, what is going to happen if we lose to Auburn? Auburn has toasted some defenses this year. What about Tech? What if Willie's long-lost defense gets posterized again by our in state rival? At what point do you make changes? At what point is CMR going to come out and say that he will make changes? It's at a very low point right now, how did it get this bad?

At some point someone (preferably our coach) has to be sure the job is getting done and that the program is still on the right track.

Just imagine - another tech victory because CMR neglects to act upon mediocrity. CMR doesn't want to over-react, doesn't want to hurt the feelings of his loyal assistants. I am disgusted by the thought...

What got me thinking about this was this quote by Joe Cox talking about CMR keeping him as the starter, CMR continuing to support him -

"It means a lot...It's a reality check."

Um Joe...the reality should have hit you a long time ago. Did it just now sink in that you have thrown a bushel full of int's and that the team has four losses? I guess you thought every thing was going pretty smooth huh??
Geez, that comment makes me mad...


Tommy Tuberville sharing his very generous thoughts on the Georgia team.

AJC article - could be the best article I have ever read from the AJC.

It was released yesterday that Mickey is going to retire.

Richt too nice? - David Hale

Dawgs without Green - who will play and who will start?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dawg down...

Saturday was pretty bad, the uniform move was dredful, and in my opinion CMR seems a little burned out.

The game wasn't close, I must admit I had a little hope when it was 14-10 but that was quickly shot down. I watched the first half of the game again and for us to have a week off and Florida still steam roll down the field the first two drives. Did our defense have a clue? Two weeks of prep and that's how we respond?

The uniform selection sucked. CMR said that they would not do that until the team earned it. The 2009 Georgia Bulldogs haven't earned anything except four loses.

Watching CMR in the presser really stressed me out. He looked tired and uninterested - I hope he was planning a coaching shakeup. This much talent shouldn't look that bad. I still don't know that I am calling for coaches to be fired, I just think some responsibility needs to be moved around and see who will step up.

And yes I am going to bring it up again. B Evans missed an easy tackle in the second quarter when A Hernandez was headed for the first down on a HUGE third down. Not only did Evans not tackle him, he wiffed! COMPLETELY missed him.
And I ask again, where is Rambo??

How about the Oregon game? I watched the entire second half of that game and Oregon thumped USC to the tune of 600+ yards of offense.

It's been talked about on every website, Mike and Mike, sportscenter, and the Dan Patrick show but here it is again. Brandon Spikes, the class of Florida, looking to stick his finger in a hole - he must of gotten that from his bother who is serving life in prison for first degree murder.

**This actually just came out, so I wrote all of this before hand - Urban suspending Spikes for the first half of the Vandy game.

Georgia vs Auburn 2009 is at 7pm.

Scout.com round table - where does Georgia go from here? This is a great piece to listen to...

And to top it off...AJ Green will not play against Tenn Tech - he has a rib injury. Also, Joe Cox will start the game against Tenn Tech.

Friday, October 30, 2009

C Strong a DAWG?

Look, I am not an ESPN insider bc I hate ESPN.com

With that said, if you go to ESPN.com it has an Insider story about how if UGA loses to UF Georgia would be smart to make a run at Strong....LAME!!

I do want to read the article though...if someone is an Insider could you please reply the details of the garbage that ESPN wants to throw out there.

Many thanks in advance!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Work...or not?

Let's be honest. It's Florida week and you aren't going to do anything at work today (if you aren't already in St.Simons). If you are in St.Simons -- Cheers!
And no, checking the rankings on ESPN every 30 minutes will not help the Dawgs out.
We are underdogs and teblow's posse is number uno - fu**'em!

I'm not mad at you though, heck I'm glad you're here. I must admit I worked from home yesterday - my entire office had to evacuate yesterday due to some Atlanta city worker crushing a water line. (btw that seinfled clip - classic huh?) Anyways reader, I hope you have a solid and unproductive Friday. Don't get me wrong - less busy day at work for you and an allstar day in the mind of your boss.

Wherever you are, still in Georgia or already crushing whiskey drinks in Florida, help bring the Dawgs through this. How sick would it be if Georgia pulled out the upset? I mean, how much booze would you slam? And if you don't drink, well I don't know but it would still be epic!!

IF Georgia does lose, I just hope I don't have to see Brandon Spikes rip his helmet off and show that vomit-worthy pony tail - clean it up!

I don't really have any new news, there isn't really anything left out there to talk about. I will say this, watching College Football Live tonight before the Vtech vs UNC game - ESPN seems to think that this will be a blow out, AGAIN.

Now in all honesty, we can't really say Georgia will do this and Georgia will do that. Georgia has been very inconsistant all year so whatever they do on Saturday might come as a surprise, especially if it's good.

Do I have faith that the Dawgs can come out and back-hand florida, yes I do. Did I bet my savings on it, YES I DID!!
No I didn't.

I did read something that brought an instant frown to my face though. I admit, I was racing through the Florida websites and came across a piece that concerned me. CMR always talks about how his coaches make most of the decisions but before they do it they come to him first. I get it, like the CEO, is CMR not coaching hands on at all?? Also, earlier this year CMR talked about how it was hard to find time to practice special teams.

Ok. Florida fields one of the best special teams untits in the nation, who is the special teams coach - urban himself. In the article I read, Urban was asked about this week in practice and he said he helped coach the offense this week which he usually doesn't do and he said that he spent extra time with his special teams unit. Do we see a difference?

Maybe, maybe not, I will let you be the judge.



AJC - You are right, it's going to get HOT in Jacksonville this weekend!!

Thursday prectice report - Scout.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dogs already have a penalty

Lane Kiffin's name is pounding the streets all over the world. It seems that his latest dropped line didn't even come out of his childish mouth. No Lane's name is being dropped by Lil Wayne - say whaaa??

"Rock my hat to the side like I paint pictures. / Smoke weed, talk [expletive] like Lane Kiffin." - listen to the line around the 1:13 mark

Would anyone like to tell me, is this a good thing? Can you brag to recruits because a rapper drops your name?

As most know...Vince Vance was arrested yesterday - driving without a valid driver's license and failure to obey traffic laws. The game hasn't even started yet and Vance already has a penalty! Not a great start...In CMR's presser on Wed night he said he will take matters in to his own hands and make sure all of the players have a valid class C drivers license.

Hey coach, since you're taking on extra responsibilities...um...uhhh...wanna start calling the plays again??


Wed practice report - Scout.com

Linebackers looking to step up in Jacksonville - Scout.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

King's day

In this game last year King saw his playing time get sacked. He also saw his quarterback get sacked on a fourth down call in the Gators redzone. That missed block that led to a turnover on downs was about the end of the season for King. You miss blocks, especially in a crucial moment and CMR will sit you down.

I know Caleb remembers what happened and we have seen him block much better this year. I hope he comes out with a chip on his shoulder - you know Florida is going to test him. He needs to set the blocking tone early and not only block someone but he needs to JACK a blue jersey up!

Media Games -

Everywhere you read the Dawgs seem to be playing the media just right. The players and CMR are down playing the fact that Meyer called timeouts at the end of last years game. I like this, do not give Florida any more gas to add to the fire.

However, these players better remember those timeouts from last year. Yes, Georgia lost last year, but they lost so bad we gave Urban the opportunity to call those timeouts. If the game was remotely close he would not have been able to waste those timeouts. Remember that - Georgia needs to go play 60 minutes of football!

Biggest key in a Georgia win:

Play Rambo the entire game, let #3 rest. We do not need the constant blown coverages and missed tackles.

In no way am I saying that it is #3's fault for Georgia's defensive struggles. Has he contributed to the struggles? Absofreakinlutely! #3 has had his share of playing time, had his chance to open eyes and it just hasn't happened, let's see RAMBO play!

Hey look, of this is not really the biggest key to the game but it sure would make me feel a lot better.


David Hale writes - It can't all be Bryan Evans' fault

Stopping Tebow is assignment #1

Meyer timeouts a constant reminder - Marc Weiszer

Dawgs are after another RB on the recruiting trail.

Dez Bryant to remain suspended

If you watch ESPN as much as I do I am sure you have seen the commercials for this new movie about Michael Oher.

Green a Biletnikoff Semifinalist

A friend of mine posted this picture - Who needs a billboard??

Matchup issues?

I went back and watched some Florida games from earlier in the season. As stupid as this sounds Florida's defensive line hasn't played all that great this year. Carlos Dunlap - he's a beast but he has been somewhat contained this year. A lot of teams play away from him though. Can the Dawgs do that? We are moving Clint Boling to handle Dunlap so will Bobo be able to trust the other side of the o-line? That would mean we are trying to play behind Cordy Glenn and Vince Vance - neither have held their own this year. I would also assume that when we run it on Saturday,it will likely be behind a FB. I don't think we want King or Ealey coming through the hole to meet head on with Spikes, Black, or Wright.

Now another problem Bobo will have on Saturday is what Florida might do with AJ Green?
My guess is that Haden will play him one-on-one to see if he can stay with him. If this works then Georgia will be in a lot of trouble running the ball (which we might be anyway). This will give Florida the opportunity to load the box on every play by bringing their safeties up to stop the run.

Georgia is going to need the recievers to be big in this game, AJ is really going to need some help. I have a feeling that Orson could be big in this game as well. The only problem with that will be that we need to TE's to block and if Orson isn't getting the blocking done I don't know how many snaps he will see?

There is a lot of questions surrounding this game. Will we be consistant in whatever it is that we try to do? With a week off before hand, I sure hope so!!

Saturday wish list:
A lot of pressure on the savior...Put some bleepin' hats on the QB!


Demps will play on Saturday reports ESPN

Georgia's defense get's one more shot to tangle with Tebow

The Georgia - Florida deal in Jacksonville

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Georgia has nothing to lose

It's that time of year again, the Dawgs are headed down to Jacksonville for a very lopsided football game. The line in Vegas is a 17 point cake walk for the Gators.

Georgia needs to play this game with nothing to lose - the Dawgs really don't have anything to lose. Everyone and their momma thinks we are going to be blown out - let's hope that provides some EXTRA motivation!

The truth is that the Dawgs have a small chance for an upset. Our defense has not played well this year and the Gators could really abuse us. If Georgia does come out and play well on defense, our next HUGE hurdle is the offensive line. If the Dawgs can't run block and get a ground game going Joe Cox will be in for a loooong day.

I don't like Willie's bend but don't break defense but we damn sure shouldn't be playing that way come Saturday. The defense just needs to play as aggressive as possible. Willie needs to let them have that this week, do not hold it back, play tight coverage, blitz, take it all out of the bag. Let the players show what they can do, let them play aggressive, give them the opportunity to make plays. The react after the catch defense blows - give these guys a chance to be proactive and change the momentum!

I talked last week about Nickell Robey the recruit out of Frostproof high school. As expected CWM and CBM made the trip down on Friday and talked to Nickell. He claims he is 100%Georgia because CWM assured him that he was not leaving Georgia. For all of you CWM haters and fans looking for a new DC, that might be your first sign of coaching changes - there will not be one.

Since the Dawgs didn't play this weekend, CMR gave the players Saturday off. Most of the players went different directions - some went home, some stayed in Athens, a few went to the Alabama vs Tennessee game, etc.

What did the coaches do on their off day?
Mike Bobo was out recruiting a 2011 QB out of NC.
John Lilly was down in Florida checking on recruits.
Willie and McClendon were also in Florida.
Garner was all over the place meeting with 2011 DL prospects.


Matthew Stafford relives his high school days.

QB tracker for the upcoming class of 2010.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sift through the articles

Latest on the Nickel Robey recruiting saga - He spoke with CWM & CMR this week, he said he is still 100% solid to Georgia, however he just wants to be sure Georgia is the right place for him?? Not sure what that means?
Word is that CMR, CWM, & CBM will all be at the Frostproof game on Friday night.


Projected 2011 Schedule - GTP talks about how light the load will be next year for the Dogs

Gainsville High school, right in Georgia's backyard has a lot of talent, but none of that talent is committed to the in state school.

Watch film, learn, destroy!!

The SEC suspends the officiating crew

Is it time to get Murray in the game? I have been saying no all year, but this article makes me think a little...should we get Murray some playing time this year??

Around the SEC, seriously, this is everything about every team - USA Today

The GA theatre can be rebuilt!!! - AJC

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Florida story...

I will not be making the trip to Jacksonville this year. I have been reading some of the Florida articles and they seem to think that Georgia is going to bow down. There is reason to think that though, we were sma-sma-smoked by Tennessee. There are Florida blogs calling the Dogs a disaster and soft. Most UF fans seem to think that this game is going to be Tebows heisman highlight film, his "famous game" of 2009...
Those thoughts are fine and so is that opinion. The florida fans should feel that way - we need to give a lot of credit to the florida fans. We, as Georgia fans need to respect their professional opinion. If you find yourself in Jacksonville looking for this "expert" opinion look for the true florida fans, the fans that have clearly been on the bandwagon for oh, 20 years...

Now that you know what to expect and who to talk to for the pre-game analysis, I need to tell you where to sit. Now understand, I have been to Jacksonville many times, and you could say that I have a biased opinion, but I have seen a lot more attractive Georgia ladies than I have florida skanks down at the cocktail party. BUT, if I was headed down to Jacksonville this year (and if I was single of course) I would be looking for this nice florida fan to do an end zone dance with...

Now-now, that was a joke. It's completely against the rules to mingle with a florida fan - that last comment was just a test. What I really want to say is that I hope everyone going down to Jacksonville represents the Dawgs well! I hope I get to see one of these from the house...

Wednesday news -

I came across some interesting news late last night, I could be late on this but I haven't heard anything about it. News is that CMR made a solo phone call to a recruit that is verbally committed to the University of Alabama. Now, at this point I do not know the reasoning behing the call. I can only assume CMR would call him in hopes to draw in to Georgia. This recruit is out of Gainesville, GA - Blake Sims. Blake is a QB/S - why does Blake mean that much to Georgia? CMR doesn't generally call recruits. We are set at QB as far a depth goes so why would Sims be interested? We have two of the absolute best Safety's verbally committed right now as well - Alec "Tree" Ogletree and Jakar "Hitman" Hamilton. As soon as I know more about this I will update. If anyone else knows anything please share.

Spurrier calls out Alabama - IS Alabama cheating?

Lane Kiffin has finally signed his contract - He has been working under an "agreement of understanding"

Check out this nim-rod...got this from EDSBS
Is that ONE tooth on the bottom?

Recruiting Notes

It's an off week for the Dogs so there's not too much going on. While there isn't too much to discuss with the current team, Georgia has recieved some bad news with a few of their recruits. It's hard to juggle the season and recruiting but it's got to be done, Georgia is going to be under a lot of fire for their performance this year. The players will be listening out for coaching changes and roster changes. CMR needs to be on fire trying to keep these recruits together and still on board with Georgia.

In case you don't know, Georgia snatched one of the best recruits out of the state of Florida. Brent Benedict OL out of Jacksonville, FL. Some think he will be the prize of the class. However, last friday Benedict blew his knee out during a game. This is not good news for the Dogs, hopefully he will fully recover and be the player everyone expected him to be. Good luck Brent!

Potentially bad news out of Florida - Nickell Robey CB out of Frostproof high school has opened the doors back up in his recruiting. His decision to do this is based on the fact that their could be some coaching changes at Georgia and because of the Dogs performace this year. Hopefully Georgia can hang on with Robey, something tells me he is gone though. Frostproof has some of the best talent in the nation year in and year out. This could be huge for Georgia, if we can just get one kid to sign with Georgia this could be a huge step for recruiting in the future. Robey said that he is going to speak with Martinez and McClendon this week about what is going on at Georgia (Martinez is going down to Frostproof this week to see Robey, that tells me that Martinez will be the DC for sure next year). He also said that he is now looking at Tennessee and that Florida is still checking up on him regularly. By the way, I know high school football can be boring but if you ever get a chance to watch a Frostproof high school football game(their games get televised sometimes) - watch it! It is incredible how good that football team is, I don't even know if they have a punter, they score at will almost every time.


A list of the Georgia verbal recruits as of now - Scout.com
Also the team rankings for recruiting from Scout

Some position changes could be in store for Samuel, White has already moved - Athens Banner-Harold

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dogs step up and stop the 2-game sadness

It's Monday morning and I actually feel pretty good, the two game losing streak is over. I had a very relaxing weekend, my blood pressure on Saturday was normal for the first time this year, it was nice. My only complaint this morning would be the weather - freezing cold Monday mornings are not my thing.

So, the Dogs got it done on Saturday in front of a monster crowd of 38,340. I thought the defense played exceptional, the d-line absolutely set the tone in this game. Geno Atkins had a great day, he hammered his man all day. I thought the DB's made some great open field tackles. Reshad Jones had a very nice aggressive pick. B Evans was on the field way too much again. I'm not sure if anyone saw the long punt return Price Miller had but he was tackled late in the run from behind. One of the reasons he was tackled, B Evans is running in front of Prince...THERE IS NO ONE IN FRONT OF HIM!! All Evans has to do is block the guy, nope.

The Georgia offense looked ok, not great by any means. However, the key here is that we had a solid showing. We have a week off to get healthy and to get sharp. I hope the team uses the extra week appropriately and by appropriately I mean studying the Gators. Speaking of studying, when I was watching the UF game on Saturday Tebow said in an interview that he watches at least 4 hours of film EVERYDAY on his upcoming opponent. WOW!

Also, I am sure most saw the change on the offense. Bobo will be calling the plays from the field in Jacksonville. If you didn't know, Bobo has always called the plays from the box. He is trying the change, he seemed to like it on Saturday. I think I like it as well. Bobo can get fired up sometimes and it could be a big boost for our offense.

Again Georgia doesn't play again until October 31. The good news with that - the Dogs are expected to get back LB Akeem Dent, LB Marcus Dowtin and FB Shaun Chapas.


For those of you who watched the UF vs Ark game, you have seen this. I am not saying that this is why Arkansas lost or this is why Florida won, but how are the SEC refs? I got this piece from TheWizofOdds.com

Looking for a new T-shirt to wear down to Jacksonville this year? Shop here

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another flustered friday

It's another Friday, another college football eve and I am as nervous as ever. It's going to be quick so you can continue "chopping wood" at work. Why am I nervous? Why did I reference "chopping wood"?

I'm nervous as hell because the Dawgs are a week past the UT beatdown. How will they respond? Well, that will be answered on Saturday. What did Richt say about it? "We just have to keep choppin wood"

That doesn't sound like a very confident coach.


So coach, what's the message for the offese this week? Run more like Knowshon!

OR may we will toss Murray in the game. I think this is a terrible idea btw.

It's not them it's us - The players lay down for the coaches...

How about going to Nashville, beating the life out of Vandy, take a week off, build momentum, get sharp and go to Jacksonville and put up a fight? That's what this team needs, win or lose, just play a solid game.

If you are headed to Nashville, giv'em hell! (and do not wear black!) I will be spending the weekend back home, it's sad to say that I am a year older after yesterday. I look forward to a win, but no matter what I will have it covered on Monday.

Have a great weekend Dawg fans!!

Afternoon update - I didn't read this but apparently others did. I simply can't believe it, we ended pratice EARLY??

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The talent on defense, Cuff, & some urban loving

The Georgia football team had a players only meeting yesterday. I like that, hopefully this will serve as some motivation and get us back to a "team" frame of mind. This team needs something to build on. Yes a lot of expectations are gone but it sure would be nice to win out from this point on in the season.

Here is a very interesting article by Chip Towers of the AJC. We saw some defensive stats on Monday, check out the talent level on our defense from this article.

Another note - Vance Cuff was arrested on Monday for driving with a suspended license - he will not play on Saturday.

Mike Bobo video after Tuesday's practice

CMR's weekly presser video

Georgia will not play tech in the Georgia Dome in 2011 - AJC

I'm sorry but I got the biggest laugh out of this. Correct me if I am wrong, but it looks to me like Urban would do anything to get his mouth all over timmy's in this video...guess urban was jealous of spikes in this video

It sounds like UT circled the Georgia game this year as their biggest game. Kiffin has made it clear that this was the one game they wanted to win. He is making recruiting the main effort right now, I am not even sure if he cares too much about most of the other games. He has done nothing but run his mouth since beating Georgia. He is specifically calling recruits about this game. All that's fine I guess, his volunteers did win the game and it wasn't even really close. I just wish the guy would go about his business instead of running his trap. Every time the guy talks it makes me want to just knock his ass out.

Tuesday wrap-up

Ok people, I have read some things today that seem positive.

Richt spoke today about the program:

"I have concerns about the season, of course, with the way we’ve played. As far as the program, we have a very strong program, finishing in the Coaches’ Poll 10 last year, No. 2 in the AP the year before. Six out of seven years in the top 10, that’s not bad.

"That’s the past, I understand that, but when you start talking about a program, you have to look at where we’ve been in recent history. And this season’s not over. I think when some of your main goals become less likely to be attained, it’s tough on everybody. So we’re very concerned about where this season is going and we’re battling as hard as we can battle to get things moving in the right direction this year."

OK. That doesn't mean too much to me?? We hope you aren't bailing out on this season...

Tuesday News -

Vance Cuff should be back and ready to play.

Caleb King is back in the mix. He should be ready to see the field on Saturday.

Richt said that all four running backs will be getting touches this week.

The Best news: Which I still find odd how Richt says it. This all goes back to CMR being "that" coach that cannot deal with his players. So, for the state of the defense Richt doesn't say R Jones, P Miller, and B Evans have been playing poorly. He says, "they are getting too many reps." Like, yeah they have been playing GREAT but they are just getting too many reps. Richt, just say it already!! They have playing terrible and it's time to see what someone else can do.

With that said, you fans can expect to see more of B Smith, Rambo, Cummings, and Pugh. That is if CMR sticks to his comments. He has been known to say things to the press and completely write that off on game day.

Richt also said that Wooten and Brown would see more time on the field.

I will go back to the QB situation. CMR did say that Cox is absolutely the stater still but he did say that Logan could see more valuable playing time.


Kiffin has declared a recruiting war - AJC -