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 Did not quite understand backed into Johnny Heisman ?  They recruited head to head with Oregon and Stanford for Johnny Football, and they signed him.  Stanford could have really used him this season.

2 years ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator - 12/12/12

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 @GlennCampbell

 Yes Glenn, Texas A and M has taken great advantage of being in The SEC in recruiting.  The players in Texas would love to say that they played at home and played against the very best talent in the nation.  The crowd at their games, is most clearly an SEC Crowd, as worthy as any program in the nation to be a SEC Crowd.  Johnny Heisman was a lot of fun to watch all 2012.  Glad I guaranteed that win by him over Alabama, and wish I had not likewise guaranteed our win over Alabama too.  SEC East and SEC West have both put up exact equal totals 2012 in every fashion possible.  SEC West and SEC East have played dead even 2012.  SEC West and SEC East have dead even number of wins over teams making the AP Poll Top 25.  And, SEC East can certainly have every hope that Vanderbilt, currently way deserving at # 27 in the AP Poll can make it into the Top 25 with a bowl win.  That would give The SEC East 4 Top 25 teams to the only 3 SEC West.  Obviously, Alabama and Georgia are dead even.  Obviously Florida 2012 has had a better year by far than every SEC West team.  And, South Carolina is certainly equivalent to LSU or Texas A and M 2012.  But, you are right that Texas has done nothing, in fact you could go further than that and say that The Big XII has done nothing in a long time.  I for one am glad Texas A and M joined us, and like you, consider their future success to be great.  They have all the ingredients now to compete with Texas, telling the recruits the NFL will be at every game and watch film against every single player they line-up against.  Very good observations you have there GlennCampbell, sir.

2 years ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator - 12/12/12

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None of these 3 measures tells the whole entire story, even all 3 combined, now does it ?

 

The University of Georgia, for example, has 54 scholarship recruits available for the Nebraska game coming up plus 1 transfer-in.  This is because of an attrition of 30 scholarship recruits previously given credit to UGA who have transferred-out.

 

It is important to look at the 5 years' worth of recruiting which make up a team, and to deduct any who are not available for that season for any reason.  There could still be a hole in that program's recruiting at a position with a glut at another position.  5 quarterbacks on the roster for example playing only 1 ever for any reason as always, would be a glut, if you have just lost the entire defense after 2012 season, and have needs across the board in a sophisticated defense which takes several years to master by any player.

 

UGA has 6 who are already practicing with the team for our up-coming Nebraska game, a team who runs the football when we're # 79 in the nation against the run and have lost the only game ever between the 2 programs.  These 6 and hopefully 13 more will be signed up for classes in the next 2 weeks, and all of those possible 19 will count toward our 2012 Signing Class, which was way short of the numbers required to be signed, as is obvious.

 

We have, as you document above, signed up quite a few bodies and have therefore recruited far more of the less than blue-chippers Mark Richt normally gets as a percentage of his total.  So, he has released 30 who averaged 3.73 and has replaced the 30 who averaged # 2 best quality in The SEC with the 30 now who are # 5 best quality in The SEC.

 

This should not be confusing to anyone on any point.  We have averaged the # 7 recruiting class averaging both Scout.com and Rivals the Mark Richt era 2001 through 2013 recruiting class, hopefully not totally completed with super recruits to fill the remaining half a dozen available scholarship recruits.  This is the 2nd best in the nation, averaging # 7 only to Southern California 2001 through 2013 recruiting classes.  This is validated by the fact that Mark Richt has 71 scholarship recruits of his who have gone on to be Drafted by the NFL, and stands to have 11 more after Nebraska who will be Drafted.  This too is # 2 best in the nation, again behind only Southern California, and unless Southern California can have 7 drafted themselves after the bowl games, Mark Richt will have taken UGA to the # 1 slot in the nation in scholarship recruits drafted by the NFL.

 

We beat # 4 Florida this season, and it appears with a bowl win by Vanderbilt, we will have beat 2 teams 2012 who made the Top 25, with Vanderbilt at # 27 today, looking to break into the Top 25.  Nebraska at # 23 will drop out of the AP Poll Top 25, if we beat them.  The Big 10 is way weak on teams they beat who made the Top 25.

 

In the Mark Richt era, UGA has beat 20 and lost to 28 who made the AP Poll Top 25.  It was better, but we had that run there after beating Georgia Tech in 2009 who made # 13, until we beat # 4 Florida 2012, where we lost 10 in a row.  We are positioned now to have a good 2013 in that regard with Aaron Murray having finally his All-America 2013 season and some post season award with our entire offense returning except for 2 wide receivers whom both drop the football frequently in their 4 years for us.

 

Our Defense 2013, despite 11 who started for us taking their talents to the NFL after the Nebraska game, will be very good.  All the 54 scholarship players we have remaining today, have played a lot.  They played their hearts out, for example, against # 2 Alabama a few days ago.

2 years ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator - 12/12/12

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How is it that Mark Richt was able to cover-up this DUI for May, June, July and August ?

 

ANSWER to buddha22 :

 

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Kicked-Off / Transferred-Out / Ineligible who were supposed to play 2012

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1.AJ Harmon SR # 10 OT nation 4-Star transfer

2.Dontavius Jackson SR # 23 TB 4-Star transfer

3.Carlton Thomas SR TB transfer

4.Brent Benedict SO # 10 OT 4-Star transfer

5.Nick Williams SR Safety could’ve redshirt 2011 transfer

6.Marcus Dowtin R SR # 7 LB 4-Star could’ve redshirt 11 transfer

7.Toby Jackson SR # 9 DE 4-Star transfer

8.Makiri Pugh SR Safety CB, transfer

9.Montez Robinson SR # 10 DE 4-Star, transfer

10.Washaun Ealey SR # 15 RB nation 4-Star transfer

11.Lonnie Outlaw JR WR transfer

12.Jakar Hamilton SR Safety 4-Star transfer

13.Derek Owens JR CB transfer

14.Demetre Baker JR # 23 LB 4-Star, transfer

15.Jalen Fields JR DE 4-Star, transfer

16.Kent Turene FR # 37 MLB transfer Dream Team # 1

17.Chris Mayes SO DT transfer Dream Team # 2

18.Chris Little SR # 12 OT 4-Star transfer

19.Derrick Lott, JR DE, transfer

00.Marc Deas SO DB CANCELLED HIS TRANSFER 3 April 2012

00.Brandon Burrows CANCELLED HIS TRANSFER 9 July 2012

20.Zach Mettenberger JR # 14 QB 4-star, transfer

21.Jordan Lawrence Love JR 12/31/90 CB 4-star transfer

22.Sanford Seay RFR SE transfer Dream Team # 3

23.Chris Sanders SO 4-Star # 20 S 6’ 4.39 transfer Dream Team # 4

24.Nick Marshall SO 4-Star # 15 CB transfer Dream Team # 5

25.John Atkins F # 23 DT nationally, transfer

26.Leonard Floyd F 4-Star # 18 DE nationally, transfer

27.Cootie Quintavious Harrow Soph S transfer Dream Team # 6

28.Isaiah Crowell # 1 RB nation Soph transfer Dream Team # 7

29.Kolton Houston 4-Star # 6 OG NCAA violation

 

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SUSPENSIONS :

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Safety Bacarri Rambo facing a four-game drug Suspension when announce

 

Cornerback Branden Smith at least one game drug Suspension when announce

 

Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree least one game drug Suspension when announce

 

Cornerback Sanders Commings Suspended for two games hit girl

 

Nick Marshall kicked out / transferred-out reported involvement theft

 

Chris Sanders kicked out / transferred-out reported involvement theft

 

Sanford Seay kicked out / transferred-out reported involvement theft

 

Cootie Quintavious Harrow Soph S flunked-out / transfer Dream Team # 6

 

Isaiah Crowell # 1 RB nation Soph kicked-out / transfer Dream Team # 7

 

Montez Robinson SR # 10 DE 4-Star, beat up girl, transfer

 

John Atkins F # 23 DT nationally, failed to qualify transfer

 

Leonard Floyd F 4-Star # 18 DE nationally, failed to qualify transfer

 

Jordan Lawrence Love JR 12/31/90 arrest didn’t know name or birthday transfer

 

Zach Mettenberger JR # 14 QB 4-star, guilty sexual battery transfer

 

Chase Vasser # 9 in the nation strongside LB, DUI 5 months ago

 

Mark Richt said 19 July 2012 : “There’s been more attrition the last couple of years than there has been since we’ve been at Georgia.”

 

Well, let's see now, buddha22, we had 67 scholarship recruits plus one transfer-in remaining of the 107 Mark Richt signed to play our best shot 2012 with a schedule of 1 game against The Five (5) SEC teams in the Coaches' Poll Top 10, but we have to SUBTRACT from that number

 

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SUSPENSIONS :

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(1) Safety Bacarri Rambo facing a four-game drug Suspension when announce

 

(2) Cornerback Branden Smith at least one game drug Suspension when announce

 

(3) Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree least one game drug Suspension when announce

 

(4) Cornerback Sanders Commings Suspended for two games hit girl

 

(5) Chase Vasser # 9 in the nation strongside LB, DUI 4 months ago, Suspended 2 games at least.

 

Only problem with that list is that we KNOW 5 failed the NCAA Drug Test during Spring Practice back in April 5 months ago, and we know that Greg McGarity said "ask Mark Richt; he's the one who is holding back information of the Suspensions."  So, actually what we have available to play is 67 scholarship recruits plus one transfer-in minus Five (5) we know of and double that number who failed the NCAA Drug Test April.

 

It is a fair bet that the answer to your question is :

 

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2 years, 4 months ago on Yet Another Suspension At UGA; So We’re Picking Bama And Carolina To Meet In Atlanta

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@ecdawg

Cuts it. Off-topic my rear end. I sat here and read his post and replied to him, and him alone on his points.

You put it back up and let anyone else decide that that post is OFF-TOPIC as you say. It is not debatable that the post is Off-Topic.

I will be very clear on this with you ecdawg. I have always loved your blogs and pour my heart out in them.

This is my last visit to a censored site, where only opinions agreeing with the subject blog post are allowed.

I do not have to read your blogs.

I happen to be very clear on college football today, and that the sport has not changed. In fact, your author of this blog, offered up that there are MANY like me who feel as I feel that the sport has not changed.

I do not post at censored sites.

I do not read censored sites.

I want no part of censored sites. I presume you have my e-mail.

3 years, 4 months ago on NEXT | August

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So, who removed the post ?

Didn't want anything up on this blog that did not agree with you that college football has not changed and will not change at all whatsover until if they do something about having more than just only a two-team BCS NC play-off game ?

Small of you.

Very small. Just own up to it please. I am asking.

3 years, 4 months ago on NEXT | August

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@LFJeremy

4 votes of No by any 4 of the 12 SEC and you are not coming here, ever.

What you have done this Century, is put up a losing record against each and every 1 of the 6 BCS Conferences, including the weak Big XII.

Football is the only sport in question. Question is do your fans want to talk about that which you have not done in sometime now and that is be good in football ? Your blogs are not open to replies such as this reply right here, sir. Texas is wrong to say you sound like a screaming brat little brother, who has had your brains kicked-in by all 6 BCS Conferences this entire Century dating back every game for 11 years and counting ?

How is that that you do not sound like that ?

Sure you do.

You assume that 4 of the 12 SEC teams will not vote no. I vote no. I am fairly certain, with the effect on our schedules, that UGA is no. I know South Carolina clearly should be a no. Florida ? Kentucky ?

Mid-pack Big XII team in a weak conference does not translate to a mid-pack SEC program.

You are out-recruited in the state of Texas by The SEC now; that isn't changing. You are the lowest TV ratings of any Texas team, 2 hours from Houston and 2 hours from Dallas. You get your brains beat in by everyone.

Your 12th Man is a joke. He played for your team all season that year. Then, quit to play basketball. Then, you had the bowl game and called up to him on the PA. He came down. You did NOT play him. That's a tradition ?

When you get over yourselves, and have blogs that allow people to tell it like it is, like Texas fans saying you act like a petulant child, you will realize you are no fit for The SEC, none at all.

Thank you for your interest in becoming the 13th Team in The SEC. Who are you bringing with you ? Without an answer to that and what it means to UGA's football schedule (I don't and neither does anyone else care about the other sports.), you bring nothing.

Not TV

Not Recruiting

Not the # 7 SEC team, that is UGA and you don't measure up.

Don't let the door hit you on the backside on the way out.

3 years, 4 months ago on Mr. Slive, I've got A&M holding on line 13. | August

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@ecdawg

I just cannot believe that Texas A and M actually has fans who watch the games, nor will travel as they get their brains kicked-in by The SEC. They are, you know, 39 percent winning percentage all-time vs The SEC.

This Century, 2000 to present Texas A and M :

42 wins 46 losses vs weak Big XII

1 win 3 losses vs weak ACC

1 win 3 losses vs weak Big East

0 wins 1 loss vs weak Big 10

0 wins 1 loss vs weak PAC 10

0 wins 6 losses vs SEC they want to join

For what ?

To get their brains kicked in ?

Losing Record to all 6 BCS Conferences this century.

Where do they get off that that is SEC caliber ?

By their own admissions, they are # 7 or so in The SEC.

We want to break up our conference on account of them ?

I don't think so.

They are worse than Boise State vs the 6 BCS Conferences this Century.

Do you know what that record is this Century vs the 6 BCS Conferences ?

44 wins and 60 losses vs the 6 BCS Conferences this Century for Texas A and M.

42 percent winning percentage.

Do you honestly think there are 25 million TV sets who tune in to watch Texas A and M play football ?

3 years, 4 months ago on Mr. Slive, I've got A&M holding on line 13. | August

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@ecdawg

There is something holding it back, isn't there ? I have explained that it is 2 solid hours of - maybe realistically 3 - driving from Houston to College Station. I've done it. I know. It is no different going to College Station from Dallas Fort Worth. Again, I have been headquartered there. I know. It is 2 hours from everywhere to College Station. 25 million people. A team who actually is # 52 in wins starting 2000. Who watches them now ? Who in Texas watches them, now ? Do you know the answer is not what you want to hear. People don't like watching a team lose.

Take me for example.

I think everyone would agree that I have had it up to here.

Boise State. I mean those guys don't belong on the same football field as us. When I say 32-18 I am factoring in fumbles by our offensive running backs etc. Why can I name 16 games like that where we have the superior talent, that we have lost in 10 years to-date ? Someone answer Orson Charles tonight, please.

Why 9 losses in 12 games vs teams finishing in the Top 10 in 10 years ?

I cannot speak for South Carolina, nor Texas A and M. Those fans, quite obviously, don't give a crud that neither program ever does a thing.

But, let's go further in-depth into the Texas A and M fanbase from home and find out how many of them keep tuning in to watch Texas A and M, lose.

11 years of losing. Sorry, # 7 in the Big XII becomes # 7 in The SEC. Or, # 8. I think we are # 7, right ?

Our fans tune in. We watch. We stand outside the Georgia Dome without tickets in the rain. We do go to our JAX games. And, we go to Shreveport, don't we ?

We wake up in the morning and actually read Orson Charles say we will win the NC this season, why not he asks ?

Indeed.

I just cannot believe that Texas A and M actually has fans who watch the games, nor will travel as they get their brains kicked-in by The SEC. They are, you know, 39 percent winning percentage all-time vs The SEC.

The SEC out-recruits Texas A and M in Texas. So does everyone else.

Arrogance by Texas A and M has them in this position today.

They have egg on their face.

And, I called it.

3 years, 4 months ago on Mr. Slive, I've got A&M holding on line 13. | August

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@Socrates B. Kronas@ecdawg

"Nine of the 12 must actually want to accept the new member."

While everyone is excited about talking about Texas A and M because obviously Texas A and M wants in The SEC now, when they turned us down less than a year ago; I find it hard to believe that UGA would not be one of the schools who would reject them. Auburn ? I don't see it written in stone anywhere that Auburn would be moved to the East. Vanderbilt, that is one that could be lost to the West. I mean, let's be real here. We have loads of problems explaining it to our own players such as Orson Charles on ESPN tonight, why for whatever reason, if we don't beat South Carolina in game 2, Mark Richt's coaching staff will not have a winning record vs The SEC East over the then that night, the last Six (6) years.

Would South Carolina vote for Texas A and M ?

For grins, let's just say those 2 say no.

Give me 2 more names of 2 more schools then and you have no Texas A and M no matter what else is said by whomever, and no matter what TV sets turn on to watch Texas A and M - or, not.

I am not saying it is not good for Texas A and M. It is.

I am asking who are 4 schools who would vote no to Texas A and M ? Find 4 and nothing else on this topic means anything.

With Vanderbilt subject to West anyway and clearly some great team moves to The SEC East, I think all of us should be asking the same question as me : And, that is what would the alignment be before I vote ?

Texas A and M, by their own admissions is about 6 or 7 in The SEC 12 right now, and that isn't going to change. Mid-pack. For the odd number 13. Who is 14 ? Bring Choke-la-homa and I would vote for Texas A and M in a heartbeat.

Texas A and M ?

Just say no and be done with it.

Orson Charles likes Kool-Aid.

I'd like to see us do something about 16 losses stuck in my craw today against teams of far lesser talent than us. I'd like to see us do something about 9 of 12 losses to the truly great teams we have too.

Shuffle it all up, man up and play Alabama every year.

Not all of us are that delusional.

Are we ?

3 years, 4 months ago on Mr. Slive, I've got A&M holding on line 13. | August

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Who are the 3 who do not want to add

3 years, 4 months ago on Mr. Slive, I've got A&M holding on line 13. | August

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Yes, Socrates, I have never thought much of Tom Lemmings rankings, nor is ESPN ever recognized for their evaluations of high school football players.

I tend to think that Scout.com does a far better job of evaluating the players.

I offer up as example 2006.

I choose 2006, because those players today, are not any longer in college as their redshirt year plus the 4 years of eligibility plus one more year for the very few granted a 6th year of eligibility.

2006 Scout.com Top 100 (there are 44 on page 1 then hit next page bottom) :

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=4&yr=2006

Matthew Stafford

Mitch Mustain

Beanie Wells

Andre Smith

Percy Harvin

Tim Tebow

C.J. Spiller

Akeem Hebron

Brandon Spikes

Darius Dewberry

Clifton Geathers

Knowshon Moreno

I think you will find that Scout.com is a source to actually quote on their player evaluations coming out of high school and their Top 100 overall players. I have always felt it is better to not look at 5-Star or 4-Star nor look at their Top 100 status, but look at their rankings per position nationally. If a player is listed by Scout.com as one of the very top at their position Knowshon Moreno and Matthew Stafford, for example, then they are more than likely going to contribute in college and probably be drafted by the NFL and probably make a 53-man roster.

Over the last 5 years, there have been 21 Top 100 Scout.com UGA recruits, 51 either 5-Star or 4-Star recruits, an average number of stars for all the last 5 UGA classes of 3.58 stars and average overall ranking for all 5 classes 2007-2011 by UGA as # 11.

A Boise State fan pointed out last night in follow-up on their blog bragging how they would beat us 3 Saturdays after this Saturday, that yeah but we have Lost 21 games the last 5 years, are # 23 in won/lost over the last 5 years, lost to some really sorry teams such as South Carolina 2007, Colorado last year he pointed out too, and generally have been quite lackluster over these last 5 years at only 13-12 vs The SEC East a down division sure to be more of that down division stuff again this up-coming season too.

But, I believe it is fair to say that with Boise State the last 5 years average ranking # 69, average number of stars 2.41 no Top 100 player and only one 5-Star or 4-Star Kellen Moore from 2007 Scout.com rankings, that Boise State has no business on the field with our talented Georgia Bulldogs 3 Saturdays after this Saturday.

3 years, 4 months ago on Football Recruiting 2004 - How the Guru Ranks | August

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They pulled the site, once the replies reached over 300 msg.

3 years, 4 months ago on Boise Will Crush The Dawgs 34 - 20 | August

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@ecdawg

Certainly indicative a schedule that is easy and soft by all standards that 10 of the 12 regular season games, average a ranking of # 65 in Rivals Rankings today.

There has been a purposeful effort for us to play such schedules.

Win total for 2011 stands at 12 therefore.

3 years, 4 months ago on Boise has Nothing to Offer | August

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After downloading to a temp folder and listening to all of it, you are an excellent speaker, and your demeanor and voice are gifts.

As for what you discussed, both games being on at 8 pm 4 Saturdays after the day after tomorrow, my clear impression Dale left on me is that Oregon Ducks have never been a football program and that beating only 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 last season, did not change that one iota. But, since the Oregon Ducks came within a late field goal of beating a team who beat not 1 but 7 who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 as Auburn did to win The BCS NC; Oregon Ducks fans think they have arrived and will do anything to keep their football coach - who clearly has something to hide with Major Sanctions coming in the Will Lyles $25,000 payment for 2 prominent Oregon Ducks' running backs from the state of Texas to that corner of the country in a small stadium of no fans and rivalries such as Boise State.

LSU's Kris makes the point that Jefferson still hasn't done anything and that Les Miles does not disclose in public what he will do with any QB for any game. I have always felt since prior to the kick-off with Okie State, that Zach Mettenberger just absolutely had to play in that game. I could get in to the specifics on my argument that day, but a cursory glance at the Aaron Murray being our Starter for the 4 years after that season, both recruited in the same class but Aaron being injured and having to sit out a season; along with the chronic shoulder and flu that day for Joe Cox, sums it up - as for why Zach Mettenberger had to play in that game.

I tend to believe that the decision on which player to play, Jefferson or Mettenberger will be better made by the LSU staff than it would be made here.

Oregon Ducks are selling their souls to keep a coach with so much to hide, when the details are overwhelmingly against him, just as they were for Jim Tressel and NC coach Butch Davis. There is a show cause. Let Oregon go beat LSU 4 Saturday nights after the day after tomorrow, and that would at least mean something as LSU is one of the 3 top SEC teams this season along with Alabama and Arkansas. Keeping Chip Kelly because he won 1 game against a team who finished in the Top 25, is going to be costly to Oregon Ducks. They don't care. They know they never have ever done anything ever in college football and that no one cares about their program, even there. Chip Kelly himself is front and center not some athletics department person Oregon wants to offer up instead, in this pay for play scandal, of several top running backs from Texas to way up there in the corner of this great nation, where football has never meant anything to anyone for any reason. Oregon will have players out for that contest, or the game will be forfeited. And, no those players are not innocent as offered up in your interview to you. Not when they transfer high school to get out of taking a high school graduation test they cannot pass, just so that they can beat 1 top 25 team all season long and end up in the NC game - Losing.

LSU, for the good of college football has to beat these cheaters who find all of a sudden out of the middle of nowhere literally, that winning is more important than how and who - they win. Oregon has no experience in these matters and has a coach of not dubious but clearly informed purposeful cheating blatant and worse yet lies to The NCAA about it all afterwards. Chip Kelly is going down, and Oregon Ducks' fans can brag all they want about losing on a late field goal and being in the mighty PAC-12 where they beat all season long 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 25.

Chip Kelly is going down.

As for Boise State, you seriously do an excellent job of being frank and honest. That is something in today's college football world, we both share such enthusiasm and zesto for ecdawg.

You really have bought in on this S&C the last couple of months. On paper, there is no contest here with our talent compared to their talent. There wasn't any comparison when Vandie won 4 games 2006 including their win over us. There was no comparison 2002 with UGA better than Florida, yet again, we went 0-11 on 3rd down conversions including the late overthrown pass over the head of a wide open WR for the winning touchdown. We lost. Mark Richt has never recovered.

We play 3 teams in the Rivals Top 25 this 12-game regular season and Boise State plays 1 and it is not us. I hope that we go 11-3. Boise State ? I could really care what their record is, other than it better not include a win over the talent we give Mark Richt and his coaching staff credit for getting here compared to their talent.

You make the excellent point that South Carolina game 2 is what really matters. Well, yeah not a winning record vs the DOWN SEC East over that day then the last 6 seasons - well, that would not be good for Mark Richt either.

I do think there is a Win Total Mark Richt must get to this season, however and that is

12.

3 years, 4 months ago on Podcast: One Duck, OneTiger and One Dawg Walk Into a Bar... | August

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We act so high and mighty about how tough our schedule is compared to Boise State, as Bulldogs' fans. This is not like Auburn last year winning 7 games vs teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 and 2 inside the Top 10, compared to Oregon Ducks who beat 1 team who finished in AP Poll Top 25.

Let's see what I mean here Comparing Boise State's schedule this season to Georgia's this season, shall we because if both teams are playing the same type schedules this season, why not give credit to Boise State for having the better record, and therefore have some reason for playing such an obviously inferior team because they play cupcakes ?

# 27 Georgia Bulldogs

# 66 Toledo

# 47 Tulsa

# 72 Nevada

# 62 Fresno State

# 90 Colorado State

# 29 Air Force

# 103 UNLV

TCU

# 111 San Diego State

# 110 New Mexico

# 93 Wyoming

11 of Boise State’s opponents average a ranking of # 81

according to the Rivals Rankings today.

# 81 average opponent for 11 of Boise State’s 12 regular season opponents

Cupcakes.

Georgia Bulldogs' football schedule 2011 is not that different from Boise State's schedule 2011 for 10 of the 12 regular season games, compared to Boise State's 11 of the 12 regular season games.

Top 19 Boise State

Top 19 South Carolina

# 121 Coastal Carolina

# 54 Ole Miss

# 31 Missy State

# 49 vols

# 100 Vandie

# 21 Florida

# 120 New Mexico State

# 30 Auburn

# 63 Kentucky

# 65 Georgia tek

When folks are so quick to note how poor the opponents of Boise State are, and brag about how tough The SEC is, there really are 3 SEC teams this season - Alabama, LSU and Arkansas, and of the 3 Top SEC football teams 2011 - UGA Bulldogs play zero of them -0- nada.

# 65 average opponent for 10 of Georgia's 12 regular season opponents

3 years, 4 months ago on Boise has Nothing to Offer | August

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1-Jarvis Jones

2-Kent Turene

3-Chris Mayes

4-Devin Bowman

5-Trinton Sturdivant

6-Carlton Thomas

7-Brent Benedict

8-AJ Harmon

9-Caleb King

10-Washaun Ealey

11-Deion Bonner

12-Nick Williams

13-Marcus Dowtin

14-Justin Houston

15-Zach Mettenberger

16-Montez Robinson

17-Jalen Fields

18-Jeremy Longo

19-Logan Gray

20-Jonathan Owens

21-Ben Harden

22-Chris Little

23-Tanner Strickland

24-Lonnie Outlaw

25-Dontavius Jackson

26-Brandon Burrows

3 years, 4 months ago on Lead, Follow or Transfer | July

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by ecdawg,

"OK. Now on to the solution to the problem. You have identified the problems that you see with the team repeatedly. I get it.

Is the solution that you see more than, "Fire Richt!"? Do you have a specific replacement in mind? Given future schedules, how long would you give the new coach to accomplish the goals that you see for the program? What are those goals? How often should a UGA coach win a SEC championship in order to be deemed successful? National championship?

How will your opinion of CMR change if UGA wins the SEC this year? National Championship? Next three National Championships?"

my reply :

ecdawg

11-3 I post in a 3 paragraph post, and of course I have never said Fire Mark Richt. I like the guy. His coaching staff is quite another issue, such as specifically Bryan McClendon and Mike Bobo, although honestly, I do not believe that Mark Richt has the 1st clue how to hire a coaching staff, and should have hiring and firing the coaching staff, removed from him. Specific replacement ? I do not believe that Mark Richt could have done a worse job of assembling a coaching staff to mismanage our talent. Our offense has been stale from 2001 with an average Total Offense of # 52 for all 10 years. A list ? How about this list, for example ? A List of coaching staff changes I have been asking for for years here : http://collegefootball.rivals.com/viewCFSE.asp?sel... .

Goals ? You're replying to a post by me of 11-3. Who did we beat to be 11-3 ? My goals are quite clear for this football program, and it is not winning some number of games in 2011 like it is 1969 and totally disregard our Losses total. 21 Losses these last 5 years is unacceptable. I know I read you say that ecdawg. If you are facetious in that statement, just tell me now. 9 games vs teams with a # 70 average ranking this regular season, using Rivals rankings this morning; leaves me with a goal of winning those 9. This means not losing 1 a season who end up not ranked in the AP Poll Top 25. 3 games this regular season against teams who are in Rivals Top 25 this morning. Of those, Florida is certainly a team whom we can beat and Boise State is a team we certainly can beat. Goal of actually beating a team who ends up in the AP Poll Top 10 in a season in which we have a top year, is certainly a goal I see for this football program. If you have less expectations than I in this area, I apologize. I would actually after 10 years here, like to have had 1 season when we were considered to be one of the top teams and actually did that same year, beat any team who is actually finishing that season in the Top 10 AP Poll. We have not done that yet, not in the 1st 10 years of Mark Richt's mismanaging assistant coaching staff of nobodies. 2002, when The SEC was way down with only 1 other team in the entire SEC who ended up ranked in the Coaches' Poll Top 25 with Auburn # 14, is not a check that off the list, we won The SEC Championship. We Lost to an unranked in the final Coaches' Poll Florida whom our offense was 0-11 on 3rd Down Conversions in 2002. We had it easy 2002. The only other SEC Championship was 2005 when our assistants put forward Joe Tereshinski III as DJ Shockley's replacement vs Florida and we Lost again to Florida. Then, with DJ still trying to recover from his injury, the coaching staff of Mark Richt put DJ back in vs Auburn and we came up short with Auburn too. Then, Sugar Bowl and I was there too, and 28 to nothing before we could stop booing Michael F. Adam$ and his wife at the Georgia Dome. LSU and Alabama BOTH ended up higher ranked than us in the Final AP Poll. How is that SEC Champion ? How often should we win an SEC Championship ? I think better than that. Does that bother you somehow, obviously for me to say that ecdawg, sir ? I don't mean it to sir. National Championship ? 6 in our history and we actually had a top team those years and actually beat Top 10 teams the same year. If you have seen us do that the last 10 years, you saw what I was seeking as our goal - not the NC but actually be one of the Top 10 teams and actually having beat a Top 10 team in the final polls the same year.

As for what if Mark Richt wins The SEC Championship this season without an offensive coordinator, without a running backs coach, with an assembly of coaches on his staff that have so mismanaged our talent this season yet again that 2 dozen have just simply quit this coaching staff prior to the Boise State kick-off; win SEC with no wide receivers, no running backs, no fullback, no secondary, and no one who sacks opposing quarterbacks, and with no depth on the OL and a hole on the OL as it is ?

Pipe Dream. What will you say, coming back here December 6 and re-reading this post by me answering your question what if Mark Richt wins The SEC Championship 2011 ?

National Championship ? I know you are having me on now ecdawg, but for the life of me I don't know why. Maybe you don't like me posting at your site. I am a big boy, and will move on where Bulldog Football Fans of Season Tickets and many Florida games and bowl games too, can sit down and say this is disgusting and unacceptable and 2011 offers nothing but more of the same.

Have a great day.

Sorry to have bothered to make you think. I apologize for not replying to you this morning, but I have guys to keep busy during the day. I woke up tonight mid-night to reply. I did give you a like your post when you posted it. Now, I have answered your questions and may have asked you some, if that indeed is fair. We'll see how those answers are forthcoming, right sir ?

Not calling you out, but did not see your reply yesterday to this. Thought you might have missed it, sir.

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ecdawg

11-3 I post in a 3 paragraph post, and of course I have never said Fire Mark Richt. I like the guy. His coaching staff is quite another issue, such as specifically Bryan McClendon and Mike Bobo, although honestly, I do not believe that Mark Richt has the 1st clue how to hire a coaching staff, and should have that removed from him. Specific replacement ? I do not believe that Mark Richt could have done a worse job of assembling a coaching staff to mismanage the talent. Our offense has been stale from 2001 with an average Total Offense of # 52 for all 10 years. A list ? How about this list, for example ? http://collegefootball.rivals.com/viewCFSE.asp?selposition=2 . Goals ? You're replying to a post by me of 11-3. Who did we beat to be 11-3 ? My goals are quite clear for this football program, and it is not winning some number of games in 2011 like it is 1969 and totally disregard our Losses total. 21 Losses these last 5 years is unacceptable. I know I read you say that ecdawg. If you are facetious in that statement, just tell me now. 9 games vs teams with a # 70 average ranking this regular season, using Rivals rankings this morning; leaves me with a goal of winning those 9. This means not losing 1 a season who end up not ranked in the AP Poll Top 25. 3 games this regular season against teams who are in Rivals Top 25 this morning. Of those, Florida is certainly a team who can beat and Boise State is a team we certainly can beat. Goal of actually beating a team who ends up in the AP Poll Top 10 in a season in which we have a top year, is certainly a goal I see for this football program. If you have less expectations than I in this area, I apologize. I would actually after 10 years here, to have had 1 season when we were considered to be one of the top teams and actually did that same year, beat any team who is actually finishing that season in the Top 10 AP Poll. 2002, when The SEC was way down with only 1 other team in the entire SEC who ended up ranked in the Coaches' Poll Top 25 with Auburn # 14, is not a check that off the list, we won The SEC Championship. We Lost to an unranked in the final Coaches' Poll Florida whom our offense was 0-11 on 3rd Down Conversions in 2002. We had it easy 2002. The only other SEC Championship was 2005 when our assistants put forward Joe Tereshinski III as DJ Shockley's replacement vs Florida and we Lost again to Florida. Then, with DJ still trying to recover from his injury, the coaching staff of Mark Richt put DJ back in vs Auburn and we came up short with Auburn too. Then, Sugar Bowl and I was there too, and 28 to nothing before we could stop booing Michael F. Adam$ and his wife at the Georgia Dome. LSU and Alabama BOTH ended up higher ranked than us in the Final AP Poll. How is that SEC Champion ? How often should we win an SEC Championship ? I think better than that. Does that bother you somehow, obviously for me to say that ecdawg, sir ? I don't mean it to sir. National Championship ? 6 in our history and we actually had a top team those years and actually beat Top 10 teams the same year. If you have seen us do that the last 10 years, you saw what I was seeking as our goal - not the NC but actually be one of the Top 10 teams and actually having beat a Top 10 team in the final polls the same year.

As for what if Mark Richt wins The SEC Championship this season without an offensive coordinator, without a running backs coach, with an assembly of coaches on his staff that have so mismanaged our talent this season yet again that a dozen have just simply quit this coaching staff prior to the Boise State kick-off; win SEC with no wide receivers, no running backs, no fullback, no secondary, and no one who sacks opposing quarterbacks, and with no depth on the OL and a hole on the OL as it is ?

Pipe Dream. What will you say, coming back here December 6 and re-reading this post by me answering your question what if Mark Richt wins The SEC Championship 2011 ?

National Championship ? I know you are having me on now ecdawg, but for the life of me I don't know why. Maybe you don't like me posting at your site. I am a big boy, and will move on where Bulldog Football Fans of Season Tickets and many Florida games and bowl games too, can sit down and say this is disgusting and unacceptable and 2011 offers nothing but more of the same.

Have a great day.

Sorry to have bothered to make you think. I apologize for not replying to you this morning, but I have guys to keep busy during the day. I woke up tonight mid-night to reply. I did give you a like your post when you posted it. Now, I have answered your questions and may have asked you some, if that indeed is fair. We'll see how those answers are forthcoming, right sir ?

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@Worldwide_Dawg @GABirdDAWG @ecdawg @Axlrodes

There is no way that Boise State or Missy State have the kind of players we have this season. They do not match up. Florida might and everyone says we are better than Florida; but, you will note that Rivals has Florida ranked ahead of Georgia and Rivals has Boise State ranked ahead of Georgia, and Rivals has South Carolina ranked ahead of us. We just need to break this all down what it is the fans are saying about how we will do against the 9 regular season opponents who average # 70 in Rivals rankings this morning and about our 3 ranked opponents : Florida, Boise State and South Carolina only. Seriously folks how easy a schedule is that to go undefeated and then get clocked by Alabama, Arkansas or LSU, all 3 of whom are signicantly better than us. Not a little better, a lot better. Honestly, Florida, South Carolina and Boise State are our 3 ranked opponents and really only South Carolina of them really matches up.

This is what is so wild about fans saying here and everywhere on the Internet how we might end up with 10 wins after the bowl game.

How, in the name of Heaven Above, could we lose any of the 9 games vs teams avg rank Rivals today # 70 ?

9-0.

Boise State

Florida

We aren't a worse team than either of those, folks.

11-0.

That leaves us South Carolina.

Ok, say we lose that one.

11-1.

Then, SEC CG and get clocked.

11-2.

BCS bowl. Play a really good team I hope for a change.

11-3.

People saying 10 wins are just unable to look at the schedule and see where those teams really are compared to us.

I could not possibly see worse than 11-3 and frankly 11-3 is not that different from what we have done the over the last 5 years of 4 plus losses a season, is it ?

Lose to Boise State and this year is no different at all from what we have suffered over the last 5 years.

Lose to Florida and beat Boise State and again we have 4 losses 10-4 and still are no better than we have been over the last entire 5 years.

Lose to Florida and to Boise State and this season is OVER - just forget Mark Bradley's ramblings on his blog today to the contrary. He doesn't break down the 9 regular season games against the average # 70 team. Rivals does that for him yesterday and he is too lazy today to work it out what 9 games vs 9 teams avg Rivals rank # 70 means.

And, that goes for anyone else betting $160 vs gaining $100 that we don't win 9 games vs regular season opponents of which we play 12. And, 2 of the remaining 3 are not that great. Are they ?

Bragging about us getting to The SEC CG means nothing, therefore. Other than The SEC East is down.

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@Worldwide_Dawg @Socrates B. Kronas

We play 9 games against teams Rivals say have an average ranking of # 70.

Boise State plays 11 games against teams Rivals say have an average ranking of # 81.

I am going out on a limb here I know, and say that Georgia will win 9 regular season games at least and should fare well against Boise State, South Carolina and Florida - the only 3 of which are ranked in Rivals Top 25 this morning for 2011 regular season games. And, to say that Boise State wins 11 games of their 12 with their only Top 25 opponent of all their 12 regular season games TCU.

We should therefore play in The SEC Championship Game. If we lose to our only 3 Rivals Top 25 ranked teams : Florida, Boise State and South Carolina; then we will surely lose to Alabama, LSU or Arkansas in The SEC CG. 9-4 before we play in a bowl game. That is with just simply beating 9 regular season games against teams who are ranked on the average in Rivals today the # 70 team opponent for UGA 2011 regular season.

We have average in Excess of 4 Losses a season over the last entire 5 years of 21 Losses. So, this is more of the same to say UGA wins 9 regular season games against 9 teams Rivals ranks the average # 70 team for all 9 opponents.

Pay the $160, take the $100. And, let's all raise our expectations for 2011. 9 regular season games wins is all we can ask, the 9 averaging # 70 in Rivals Rankings this morning ?

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@Socrates B. Kronas @ecdawg

The rookies will want to shorten the length of their initial contract, and will want - not to not go early to the NFL - but want to get finished with their initial contract and open it up to them being able to be free agents for every team having to spend the 89 percent number.

You will see rookie players ask for shorter initial contract periods, not that they will not want to go early. The benefits are much increased for this new CBA for the next decade for all the players with health insurance for Life and with every team having to hit 89 percent in their spending on players. The free agents are the ones who benefit and players such as Matthew Stafford, who has done nothing to earn his $78 million horrible contract for Detroit over his 1st six years with $41.7 million guaranteed, are the losers. He still leaves early, but now he has to try to actually do something on the field during his 1st contract so someone will pay him over the next few years to assist them to actually win. You could call this new CBA agreement, the Matthew Stafford Rule. His contract was a record contract. What are his numbers ? What has he done ? He has done exactly what I said he would do. That is what he has done. Rookies will have to shed themselves of their initial contract as fast as they can. In his 1st two of these 6 years at record $78 million, Matthew Stafford has 19 TD passes, 21 Interceptions, 28 sacks, 6 fumbles, and a Quarterback rating of 67 over his entire 1st thirteen games. I am sorry; that is not worth $78 million. And, this is the basis for which we are to choose him as Fantasy QB 2011, he tells us this morning.

In the NFL, they are trying to make it fair for everyone. In the BCS, we still have Boise State playing 11 of their 12 regular season games 2011 against what Rivals ranks this morning the average # 81 team Boise State plays 11 of the 12 weeks this up-coming season. Boise State claims the BCS does not given equal access to resources and to players as teams such as Georgia. But the BCS does give them equal access, as many voters still vote just based on Won/Loss Record - without any attempt whatsoever to determine who 11 of the 12 regular season opponents of Boise State are : 1 in the Rivals Top 25 TCU, and 11 not in the Top 25 rankings by Rivals this morning - including Georgia.

Boise State players are not as likely to get injured prior to going to the NFL than every other college team in America.

Players will still leave early to the NFL, but not from Boise State's roster. Because beating 11 teams averaging # 81 is something every team ranked # 80 should be able to do. And, they don't lose players from attrition during a schedule such as Auburn had last year of 7 wins over teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 and 2 Wins over teams in the Final AP Poll Top 10.

I see the new CBA agreement, not to disagree with you but to point out the obvious that it is a great CBA for every college player to want to join up with as quickly as they can be a part of, as being more of an incentive for college players to want to leave early and to be covered under this new CBA. The health insurance for Life is worth leaving college early by itself. Personal insurance for a single person of good health in the US today is $400 a month including dental with $5k a year deductible and $100 for prescriptions. If they go into the NFL early when they are 21 and live the average life expectancy of the average American male of 75 years, that is 54 years of health insurance top-rated health insurance - not this junk called personal insurance that actually is no coverage at all for the $400 a month it costs. This alone is worth $6.5 million dollars per each of the 53-man rosters over their expected lifetime. You think the insurance costs are going to go down over the next 54 years ? You think college football players are not smart enough to calculate what their NFL CBA 2011 is worth to them in health care alone, something they are not given for playing 1 more year of college football ?

I know I am.

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@ecdawg

The only diet Texas A&M would be on would be a steady diet of Losses vs The SEC.

Virginia Tech too.

Texas A&M vs SEC teams have played 69 games with Texas A&M winning 27.

Win % 39 % vs SEC Texas A&M, including all 6 Losses to The SEC the last 6 games over last decade.

Virginia Tech vs SEC teams have played 61 games with Virginia Tech winning 19.

Win % 34 % vs SEC Virgnia Tech, including 4 Losses to The SEC the last 5 games.

Virginia Tech is not joining because they would be an also-ran in The SEC. Just because the ACC is too spread out 1700 miles from Boston to Miami is no reason why The SEC should bail out this LOSER to join The SEC.

Texas A&M is not joining because they would be just as much an also-ran in The SEC than they already are in the Big XII - now all but defunct again. Just because the Big XII is obviously in big trouble signing this agreement to give everything to Texas is not reason for The SEC to bail out a losing # 46 best in the nation football program in Texas A&M who cannot recruit the players in their own state of Texas. Thus they are not watched in the state of Texas, and thus they always lose their bowl games too. No, I am not in favor of it and for the very reasons listed here as to why I should support it.

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@ecdawg

Virginia Tech is not going to join The SEC either. Virginia Tech is prefaced on the condition that they can schedule nothing but cupcakes. They would be as insignificant to SEC football as would be Texas A&M.

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@ecdawg

I wached some TV show back as a kid called Rip Cord I think it was called, and Rip Torn was in it. He went to TAMU and actually graduated, unlike Neal Boortz who did not graduate from TAMU. I didn't say TAMU was without a fan base, I made the point that although the 12th Man sounds good on paper the facts are it was a game in 1922 against Centre College. You might recall Centre is the school of several hundred students in Kentucky whom Michael F. Adam$ then claimed made him qualified for this job here. The 12th Man acutally played in every game prior to Centre College for TAMU. Then, he quit the team to play basketball, and was then called out of the stands by the coach. He did not play in the game. And, I made the point that TAMU is not and has not been a college football team in 75 years. I do not believe TAMU brings anything to the table for The SEC. I believe Texas TV sets remain off when TAMU plays. Because they lose. I believe The SEC is better without TAMU. It is a pipe dream to consider this a help to The SEC. There are no moves currently to add a team such as TAMU to The SEC.

Except for TAMU fans. And, their 1 Website dedicated to this concept of a player who played in every game for TAMU prior to Centre College, being called to play from the stands then, who did not get into the game even for 1 snap.

I do not support TAMU into The SEC. We in The SEC do a far better job of recruiting the state of Texas, than TAMU does.

The state of Texas watches our SEC games. The state of Texas does not watch TAMU play.

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Mike Sherman is 19-18 for heaven's sake as their football coach.

0 Big XII Championships in football from 1999 to today. Zero.

# 46 in football wins since 1999.

And, this is the natural fit for The SEC with the aggies horrible bowl record, the dead last worst in college football - an abomination.

Of the last 10 bowl games, TAMU has lost 9 and the last 5 in a row.

The Homer fans of this web site you reference The 12th Man said look how the Mighty SEC did against us in the bowl game. Did you see how fast our players were compared to Georgia, they told me 2 years ago when we played them in Shreveport.

I said excuse me I thought the final score was 44-20.

More than double their score. They actually felt they played well.

# 23 AP Poll 1999 and # 19 AP Poll 2010 that is the grand total of number of times TAMU has even been ranked in the final AP Poll starting 1999.

There is not 1 person on this WebPage right now who can name for me 1 single football player in the entire history (mostly 75 years ago) of TAMU football.

Paul Bear Bryant was "their" football coach they claim, yeah from 1954 to 1957.

Give me a break TAMU brings anything today to college football that would require Mike Slive to add just them or them and just anyone else, doesn't matter who the other team is, as long as it is TAMU.

Great Scott.

UTEP has won more NCAA national championships than TAMU. Does bringing UTEP into The SEC give us the Texas TV sets either ? Or, the state of Texas recruits ? The facts are The SEC recruits the state of Texas far better than TAMU. TAMU doesn't have, has not had, and will not have the football players in the State of Texas. And, I am not bailing out TAMU of all schools for agreeing to the extra special deal TAMU gave Texas to stay in the Big XII because TAMU felt the Big XII would dissolve without Texas.

I do not support TAMU. I like winning football and TAMU has not been one of the winning football programs. # 46 in football wins since 1999. Oh yeah, let's add these guys. I don't want them or their fans. Hey and I can say that here. It will give us the whole state of Texas. B.S.

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While we might benefit late this season from having a 12th man come in from the stands, TAMU really hasn't been a part of the modern football world. I can appreciate that WebPages entitled The 12th Man might want to all of a sudden now claim that they would bring such great additions to The SEC, but that site is not a good site and doesn't care to have opinions offered other than their own. This is a major indictment on any site and their site is foremost front and center, along with ducks' site for their homer attitude not being invaded by others who might tend to give their site more realism.

# 46 since 1999 in football wins is not my idea of a good fit for The Mighty SEC, and while the Big XII is in the huge predicament they are in largely because they agreed to give Texas this sweetheart deal; that does not entice me to say we should bail out TAMU. TAMU chose to support Texas getting this one-sided deal so that TAMU could keep Texas in the Big XII. Why is it again, please, that we should come to their rescue now ? Because the WebPages The 12th man say they are a natural fit for us ?

Bowl games are won by The SEC, while what TAMU has always done is lose them.

And, while the tradition of the 12th Man is a big media hype, the guy never played in the game in 1922.

Largely originally a military academy, TAMU is in the state of Texas but with only 21 football players in the NFL today, pray tell how does TAMU bring the state of Texas TVs to The SEC ? Who wants to watch Losing Football ? Ok, so TAMU plays Arkansas now, but what true SEC fan sees the real value of having Arkansas in The SEC either ? What has Arkansas done ? Would it be fair to say Arkansas has been a disappointment, that they brought little to The SEC in TV marketplace, and that Arkansas nor TAMU really are anything to the region there in football ? A region, which I remind you is not part of this Region in any way. Now, I hardly think the War of Northern Aggression only dealt with Slavery - not when the CSA had already long-since outlawed bringing any slave into any of the CSA states. Folks who want to go back and re-write history now to say that is what The War of Northern Aggression was all about, are fools. No one in their right mind would consider that it is right to go to Africa and buy or bring slaves back to any place to sell; and, yet those were in fact largely Northern companies who did that. What we are talking about is giving people equality in rights, not that slaves should be brought to The South by Yankee firms in Yankee ships to sell. This is 2011 and we still today have more prejudice the world over for those who are not themselves, and yet there are so many wonderful people to study and know that no 1 statement can be made about any race. There is no super race or better race. There is only the small-minded who feel that they are better because of their race. If we can get over that, what the point is that Texas dominates the state of Texas and has a very special arrangement by those who always have been second-fiddle to Texas, that they themselves gave them.

TAMU knew full well that Texas was paid off to stay in the Big XII by TAMU especially. Live with it guys, or learn how to play football with your # 46 ranking in football wins starting 1999. I chose 1999 because prior to that TAMU admitted to playing ineligible players in order to try to compete, and admitted in public that they would forfeit said wins, and still to this day, has not.

1999 is also the year TAMU moved the bonfire off the campus, which as you recall after they built 109 foot high bonfires, killing 11 students.

You are fooling yourself if you think that TAMU brings winning college football to The SEC and if you think that TAMU brings you Texas TV sets. Who wants to watch a team lose ?

Who does TAMU beat ?

75 years TAMU has done nothing in college football. Nothing.

13 bowl wins out of 31 bowl games. That is just what The SEC has always wanted to add, right ?

Rip Thorn I like as much as the next guy, and have since his TV shows daily as a kid, but if you think he or Rick Perry Governor of Texas are going to bring TV sets turned on in the state of Texas, you are out of your mind.

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@ca dawg=gwad ac

I actually mean well. It is my considered opinion that as you post here ca dawg sir, that we go 10-4 that that means we beat which truly great team ? Or, if we did beat a truly great team, which truly bad team did we lose to in addition, sir ? We play 10 cupcakes. It is a 14-game season for the top programs yet again this season. Definitions of # of wins in 2011 as if it were still 1969 when 10-win seasons meant something, obviates the obvious that we indeed lost 4 games, or worse yet as South Carolina as the "Champion" of half of The SEC at 9-5. I am sorry that it confounds you so much that comparing UGA to South Carolina is not my idea of a true measurement; yet that is what we are left with these days in this Down SEC East. South Carolina could only muster a 1-game winning record vs SEC teams last season at 5-4 and yet they are proclaimed according to you the Champions of half of The SEC. What I see, you see ca dawg sir, is that South Carolina in fact ended the season as the # 6 team in The SEC alone in the final AP Poll Top 25 at # 22. There are 12 teams and South Carolina "Champions" of half The SEC in fact find HALF the conference better than they, as the # 6 team in fact for the season in our own conference.

If you were to take off the rose-colored glasses for just a moment and look around, you would find that we need to be far more demanding of our expectations of our # 11 all-time football team, than to suggest that our QB who was our best player all season long and there was no # 2 best by comparison in fact only gained the # 72 best ranking for us in 1st Downs and converted only # 56 best ranking for 3rd Down Conversions and ended the season at 6-7 as our Starting QB all 13 games, 0-5 vs teams finishing in the AP Poll Top 25 against whom he threw only 5 TD passes, while going 6-2 vs teams not finishing in the AP Poll Top 25 even whom he threw 19 TD passes against - losing 2 more of those games vs cupcakes he should have beat.

Call me whatever you want to call me, I remain steadfast that we should all instead tell the coaching staff assembled by this esteemed and fine man at our head whom I love as a person and all the players bar none including but not limited to Aaron Murray that they all must GATA. That there results are not satisfactory and that 10 wins against 10 cupcakes is not a measurement of greatness either. I have higher expectations for the Maxwell Award Heisman Trophy QB than that.

And, I do not believe that now 43 comments to a thread about how instead our head guy should be judged on our season tickets sold, is fair accurate or honest about how he in fact is judged. I love the guy but don't consider his coaching staffs yet assembled represent his best effort and I base that on the mismanagement of his recruits here and his laissez-faire approach to allowing yet criticizing the play calling and by his actual record vs teams finishing either in The Top 10 or out of the Top 25.

No, 10 wins is not great either. That too sir should not present such a conundrum for you.

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@GirdersRBending

No. It has long since fallen.

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@Socrates B. Kronas @ecdawg

Ok, I'll bite.

10-4 or worse yet 10-3, meaning we haven't even played in The SEC Championship Game for 6 entire consecutive seasons, is not more of the same - all because we play 10 cupcakes ?

Why is that gentlemen ?

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Tailback

Fullback

OL

WR

Secondary

Someone to tackle opposing Quarterbacks

This team cannot compete.

It has been unable to compete since he started with a 3-9 record against teams who finished that season in the AP Poll Top 10 and 10 more losses to the likes of which did not even end up in the AP Poll Top 25 even : This is his legacy here, and nothing else. His 3 wins came in years he lost 4 games, lost 3 games and lost 4 games : Yet, those are the only 3 seasons Mark Richt beat a team who finished in the AP Poll Top 10.

Attrition.

Now, all we have all Summer is Attrition.

And, now Mark Richt is trying to hide from the AJ-C that Carlton Thomas is SUSPENDED for Boise State. Who else are you hiding from us Mark Richt ?

After South Carolina, there is not 1 team on the schedule whom we should lose to. But, we will lose to 1 of them, anyway. Maybe 2 of them. It is what we do. Recruit players here who do not want to be here by telling lies to them, and so they are disgruntled when they get here for all the wrong reasons; lose to the truly good teams; and to add insult to injury lose to the truly bad teams too - at a rate of once a season all 10 years, too.

No Kool-Aid.

No Richt Apologists.

No Richt-0-Files.

Separation of Church and State.

Actually beat the truly good teams, don't lose to the truly bad teams, and quit recruiting players here who feel entitled and don't want to GATA.

We're in a funk.

Only by admitting that, can we actually ever expect to have our players and coaches GATA. I believe that. I am convinced our fan base, soft on Mark Richt and soft on the myriad of players who have quit this gig in the last year now too, are why this football program is not actually beating the truly good teams and why we are still losing to the truly bad teams.

We don't expect enough.

This is not what I signed up for. After the 1st five years of Jim Donnan recruits, I don't know about you, but I didn't expect to be where we are the last 5 years. And, I absolutely don't see 10-4 or worse, 10-3 as what keeps him here. Try internalizing the 21 Losses these last 5 years, and tell me where 10-4 or worse yet 10-3 is any different whatsoever ?

It's not.

And, it is what we will be, obviously. We've got problems with this coaching staff of Mark Richt and an easy 10 cupcake schedule isn't changing that.

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I hear you.

We are not going to be 2-6.

We play 10 cupcakes this season, and still play in a division which is the weakest division of any conference in America.

We only lose to 1 of those teams you list, every year for the last 10 years - teams we should have beat and instead lost the game to them. 10 such losses in 10 years gives you the impression that we are not the Elite Program the picture Rodney Garner and Mark Richt paint to the prospects.

Thus, they get here and are disgruntled.

Look at the list of players who should have played vs Boise State, and those remaining who actually will play.

There is no excuse for being 13-12 vs this weak division over these last entire 5 years now ecdawg, sir. I mean there only was 1 other team in the entire division for these last 5 years and we are 13-12 against them anyway; and, now that 1 team is down too : Florida.

I see us more like what we have been the last 5 years of averaging in Excess of 4 Losses per season. 21 Losses the last 5 years. More of the same is what I predict for 2011. I have been saying that for some time now, while the apologists and those who say that we must only say positive statements about the football program attempt to ignore how our players are dropping like flies around here. Recruits. Mark Richt recruits who don't want to play here.

They are here for all the wrong reasons. Way too many of them are here for all the wrong reasons.

Las Vegas has us losing to Boise State and to Florida, obviously and Las Vegas has us losing to South Carolina. Honestly, there is no reason for us to lose to any of those 3.

Missy State ? Like how is that possible with the talent recruited here by Mark Richt averaging the # 7 recruiting class all 11 of his recruiting classes to-date and 2012 is exactly more of the same. This for UGA in this state with no school in-state to even try to get any of the great state of Georgia high school football recruits. None. And, this state finds but 3 other states with more high school recruits who go on to the NFL : Florida, Texas and California.

The problem is way too many of these Mark Richt recruits don't want to be here and we still have all these glaring holes. Yank players around willy-nilly and lie to everyone why they are still yanking them around July 19, 2011 a month and a half before the 1st game.

Mark Richt isn't going to tell us that Carlton Thomas ALSO cannot play vs Boise State ? That is about the only team in America he could run the football against. Mark Richt was going to wait until he had all his apologists telling us the last arrested Bulldog was last year.

Why does that matter ?

They continue to drop like Flies.

It has gone on since we last played a football game - and Lost that game, too.

You want the list ?

I suggest that 10-3 or worse 10-4 is what we are probably in for this season. We certainly are no match for Arkansas, LSU or Alabama in The SEC Championship Game. Does he get a bye if he plays out of this weak division and gets his clocked cleaned by any 1 of those 3 SEC West teams in Atlanta early December ? Absolutely not. He has a soft easy schedule as easy a schedule as any UGA coach ever played this 2011 season.

He is in trouble, and he knows it.

3 years, 5 months ago on Recruiting for His Job | July

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Aaron Murray was our best player, all season long, and there is no 2nd place vote - of that there is no doubt.

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@rtdew

Yes, there is no doubt about it with our kick-off return team # 85 in the nation and our punt return team # 32 in the nation, with only 12 teams who settle for more field goals than we do, with our kick-off return man Brandon Boykin # 59 best in the nation - that Special Teams are just perfect and clearly an indication that we will win the national championship this season with our Offense # 72 in the nation at making 1st Downs.

I am just glad all these players and coaches have just quit the team this season because while they were highly rated recruits and coaches, they obviously were the ones who led us to have to look all the back to 1953, 58 years ago to find more losses than they put up last year despite none of them playing last year in any of the games, not really.

We have been pointing to this cupcake-filled season now 2011 for quite some time now with our Heisman Trophy Quarterback and Maxwell Award Quarterback. I am just certain that we can win the national championship this year now having read the Kool-Aid of a former grad assistant, Friend, now the OL coach since our highly-touted OL coach obviously sucked with the same OL and now had to quit this gig to go settle for a gig with the Texas Longhorns, giving Mark Richt yet another opportunity to show how great he is in hiring a coaching staff here. Friend the former grad asst for Mark Richt's previous Offenses, all 10 averaging # 52 in the nation in Total Offense.

And, boy that Secondary is really full of studs back there - like we used to have here at UGA.

And, those fullbacks we've been recruiting the previous 5 classes in a row now, boy those guys are really stud fullbacks too.

I can't wait until we beat Boise State by 10 Touchdowns and rip apart South Carolina to be then 14-12 over these then last 6 years that day in our own weak Division. And, then we've got Florida right where we want them : In JAX at the Gator Bowl where we own the all-time advantage over them there obviously.

Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Best Offense in the nation, killer special teams, and now the OL the best in The SEC except for Kentucky - man, we've just got it all.

Certain once we get to The SEC Championship Game that we will beat Alabama, LSU or Arkansas - who cares who they send up against us - and, then on to whoever has beat the teams who will end up in the AP Poll Top 10 and not lost to those who end up not in the AP Poll Top 25 in that BCS National Championship Game. It's going to be so exciting this season playing these 10 cupcakes we get to play, such as Auburn we are obviously so much better than and such as Missy State we obviously have so much a better coaching staff than too.

It was just 1 bad year anyway. That year is over. Forget about it. Wait until this year. Or, in game 3, wait until next year 2012.

2012 we will win the NC too. Just certain of that watching all these trouble-makers quit the team this Summer and leave. Good riddance to them.

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@ecdawg @Dale Newton

Dale is on record, and I have now read every article at the http://www.registerguard.com he sent me too, that he thinks that beating 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 out of 14 games, is great.

# 41 all-time in 1-A wins

Losing record to every single BCS Conference except the Big East.

54,000 fill their stadium, I mean wow guy.

The real problem is not the $25,000 paid to an Oregon Ducks' Booster, Will Lyles - pictured here by ecdawg from the LSU fan, man is that funny - to pimp for Chip Kelly.

The real problem is sending a scrambling request mid-February this 2011 to the NCAA labeling it "authentic" recruiting services when what Will Lyles sent was a 2009 recruiting list including one guy, now dead.

The cover-up by Chip Kelly and their Athletic Department is far more damning than paying a Ducks' Booster $25,000 to orchestrate running backs from the state of Texas for Chip Kelly 1st as the Offensive Coordinator for Oregon and now their head coach.

Auburn had a great rushing defense last season, beating 7 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25; and, that was a poor match-up for Chip Kelly who runs the football well and who only beat 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 25.

Don't lie Chip Kelly sir.

Lies is what The NCAA comes down very hard on.

Don't cover-up Oregon Ducks' sorry # 41 football program all-time in 1-A wins with no national championships ever according to anyone with no fans and beating no one but cupcakes, with a Losing record to every other BCS Conference, by saying a list of a dead man is "authentic."

Excuse me. Prima fascia Probation and Prima fascia Chip Kelly will have to leave for Oregon to mitigate their Probation at all.

Please post your reply that I am wrong.

I will mark the page and play it back, that I have not been wrong and am not yet again, Dale.

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# 41 all-time in 1-A wins, Oregon Ducks beat 1 team last season who finished in the AP Poll Top 25.

1.

54,000 cram into their itty-bitty stadium to watch their team play no one. Losing record to every single conference, Oregon beats up instead on the WAC, the Mountain West and Conference USA type teams, including but not limited to the PAC-12 with their only 2 ranked teams.

Chip Kelly likes to run the football, and the very names mentioned are about the only recruits from the state of Texas that Oregon signed since Chip Kelly joined Oregon as 1st the Offensive Coordinator.

Planning strategically, to beat 1 team who finished in the Top 25 AP Poll, is what we are instead to talk about ?

And, not talk about the "Authentic" Oregon Ducks' Booster Will Lyles whom Chip Kelly paid $25,000 to be Kelly's pimp to get him running backs from the state of Texas ? How authentic is it, that for the $25,000 Chip Kelly and Oregon got 1 old list from 2009 in February this year ? No. Lyles himself admits he will be labeled Booster of Oregon Ducks. No, he cannot orchestrate running backs from the state of Texas on trips to watch Oregon play at Home in front of 54,000 only to see what he actually does is run the football, this Chip Kelly.

Don't get me wrong. I wish we could run the football, but I hardly think that Oregon was going to beat Auburn with that run defense they had last season. Auburn, by the way, by direct contrast, beat 7 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 to the 1 Chip Kelly beat.

Sorry to burst your bubble but Oregon at # 41 all-time in 1-A wins in front of just 54,000 fans, beating 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 doesn't give Chip Kelly a pass on lying to the NCAA that this 2009 recruiting list including 1 guy who was dead when he sent the list February 2011, is "authentic."

Down.

Going down, gentlemen. Good try to paint it otherwise. Chip Kelly paid $25,000 to an Oregon Ducks' Booster to get Running Backs from the State of Texas by getting Will Lyles to orchestrate them into the Oregon Ducks' Kool-Aid drinking contest that Chip Kelly and Oregon Ducks' football is great because they played 12 cupcakes and 2 teams who did finish in the AP Poll Top 25, winning 1 and Losing the other.

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@Socrates B. Kronas @IveyLeaguer

Yeah, like the non-existent Secondary. And, the fact that Mark Richt since 28 April Macon Bulldog meeting says he is most disappointed that there is not 1 single running back who deserves to Start. And, the fact that 5 consecutive recruiting classes, we failed to sign a single fullback, and have none on the roster; but, did finally get a commitment from a good one for 2012 - great Scott. And, the fact that we don't have wide receivers. And, the fact that we don't have anyone who gets pressure on opposing quarterbacks and sack their quarterback. And, the fact that we are # 85 in the nation in kick-off returns.

# 7, however in The SEC, for little Aaron Murray being sacked, just doesn't tell the story that stating the facts that he is # 62 in the nation at being sacked, does. He is too small with no one groomed to be the back-up Quarterback again this season as we have frankly never done with Mark Richt offenses over the now 11 seasons he has been here. Once, 1 year, out of 11 is a sorry story on a small QB who is quite slow, and way slower than The SEC DL he faces, who is # 62 in the nation being sacked to drink Kool-Aid that he is a great scrambler. He is anything but. And, no one ready to take over for him, in the event he is injured.

The real issue with this team is the Offense. 4 Losses with AJ Green and 3 Losses without AJ Green takes us all the way back to 1953 to find a season in which we Lost more than the 7 games we Lost in the season just ended. That's 58 years, however you want to try to slice it. Whatever excuses and hype you want to heap upon this Offense this season, yet again.

# 55 in the nation at 3rd Down Conversions.

# 72 in the nation at even making 1st Downs

# 56 in the nation Total Offense

This is not a well-oiled machine Mark Richt sends out there for an Offense. In fact, Mark Richt has averaged the # 52 Total Offense all 10 years previously here at UGA. Not what we expected from Mark Richt coming here. His pass-happy offense just hasn't fared well in The SEC. And, Mike Bobo of course is an abomination as the Offensive Coordinator. Whatever works, he quits doing. Whatever doesn't work, he keeps doing.

19 TD passes vs 8 teams who finished not in the AP Poll Top 25 and only 5 TD passes vs the 5 teams who did finish in the AP Poll Top 25; we cannot beat the great teams and we Lost to 2 of the 8 cupcakes in addition. Our QB saw the opposing QB out-play him head-to-head on the field that day 7 games last season, and we only played 5 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25, losing all 5.

No, I don't think you will read me say that the OL is the only issue Mark Richt faces 2011. True he has bubble-recruited the OL all 11 seasons here, typically signing 12 OL over 2 years and then average 2 or so the following 2 years. And, yes there has been tremendous attrition across the board with double-digit players transferring out in the last year, alone.

3-9 vs teams finishing in AP Poll Top 10 all 10 yrs

10 more Losses to teams not finishing AP Poll Top 25 all 10 yrs

We don't beat the truly great teams and we absolutely lose on the average to 1 of the cupcakes every season we play too.

If you don't mind me saying so, what we should be doing is to tell the players and the coaching staff assembled by Mark Richt, that they must GATA and that what we have witnessed especially over the last 5 Consecutive Seasons - averaging in Excess of 4 Losses a Season over the last 5 years, is unacceptable and must be fixed.

Bragging about the OL hasn't worked. And, it is a demotivator to tell them they are better than any OL in The SEC except for 1. Why are we 13-12 vs our own weak Division of the SEC over the last 5 years, then ?

We better learn how to run the football and asking Aaron Murray to take 8 carries a game, averaging 1 point 9 yards a carry, is not the way to do so. Scrambler - great Scott.

Friend is a former coach graduate assistant on Mark Richt's previous failed # 52 Average Offenses. Getting anything from him and the OL this season with the under-sized poorly rated OL we recruited 2011 in this Dream Team ranked # 6 by Scout.com ( # 6 is Dream Team ? ) is just asking too much.

10-4 or 10-3, and to my way of thinking 10-3 is worse than 10-4, meaning we did not make The SEC Championship Game for the 6th consecutive season, then, this up-coming year. We play 10 cupcakes, after having played 8 last season. We are in a very weak Division, one of the weakest in the nation.

Can we actually just please beat someone before we say how great we are, or will be ?

Is that really too much to ask ? Please advise.

Signed, not drinking it - no way.

3 years, 5 months ago on Beware Behemoth Beasts Behaving Badly | July

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@Dale Newton

What did you name 1 game ? Auburn won 7 games against teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25. Try that on for size, sir.

3 years, 5 months ago on Ducks are Quacked Up over Lyles | July

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@Dale Newton

Thank you Dale for your insightful comments on Oregon Ducks' football. Isn't, really, Oregon football just a pariah ? There never has been any time in history that Oregon was any good, and they played a really soft schedule and were faced with a match-up of an SEC rushing defense that just never gave Oregon any hope.

I seriously don't think that Oregon ever was going to be National Title Contenders, therefore. They never have been. They are a poor football program. These are the facts on Oregon Ducks' football.

Yes, I think they thought they could get away it.

I think they think they still can get away with it.

Try playing and beating tough teams who end up ranked in the AP Poll Top 25 and beating them. Do that and everything else will follow that, in that order.

Oregon never has and Oregon never will.

It is unrealistic to speak of National Title Contenders.

And, of course, alternative viewpoints should be welcomed by Oregon Ducks' football fans. Only they are afraid someone might actually study their program and see how truly lousy it really is. No one knows a thing about Oregon Ducks' football, and this is why.

I don't understand how Chip Kelly got all mixed up in this. He should not have ever taken the job in the 1st place. When he leaves, that will be the end of this, and Oregon Ducks' football fans, know that too - which is why more than 2 of every 3 of them want to keep him anyway.

Best of luck on that. You are not a football program.

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@AtomicDawg

Ok, I'll bite. You said I contradict myself. On what ?

If South Carolina is so for real, why did they then Lose to Losing Record Kentucky ? Why then did they then Lose to Arkansas by 41-20 ? Why then did they then Lose to Auburn too, and why did they then Lose to Florida State in addition to all these other Losses ? Pardon me Joe, but if South Carolina is so for real, why did they Lose to 5 teams including Losing to Losing Record Kentucky ? Kentucky beat South Carolina, something that I am quite clear on a team that is for real, does not do. It is called a BAD LOSS. Kentucky, even with their win over South Carolina, still had a LOSING RECORD for the season, but they beat South Carolina. A for real team doesn't Lose such games; which is 1 of my 2 bones of contention about Mark Richt over this 10 years to-date (The other is is 3-9 record against teams over his 10 years to-date who did finish in the AP Poll Top 10.) You see ? The SEC East is WEAK. There has been only 1 team any good over the last 5 years, and now that team is Down, too. Yet, Mark Richt has a 13-12 record over these last 5 years, meaning if he Loses to South Carolina in Weak Two (2), that does not make Weak South Carolina Great or Even so For Real, it still leaves them Weak; but it also leaves Mark Richt Weak if in Weak Two (2) he Loses to South Carolina because then that day over the last 6 seasons then, Mark Richt would not even have a winning record in a Weak Division - over 6 years that day - no winning record.

We've got issues. Morale is front and center with all the transfers out of this program.

Losing to BAD TEAMS is right up there at the top.

Losing to all the teams finishing in the AP Poll Top 10 is right there at the top too because his 3-9 record is punctuated by his only 3 wins in seasons he Lost 4, Lost 3, or Lost 4 games.

WR is a problem area.

No Fullback recruited 5 consecutive seasons is another area of problems, quite obviously.

OL is a problem. 1 sentence to the contrary doesn't make it go away.

No running back on this team is a serious problem and the most disappointing area of your football program to Mark Richt. He said that, not I; that there is no RB who deserves to Start.

And the biggest problem with this football program, and believe me I know, is that we have not had a Secondary. I recall our great teams of the past. And, they all had our best players on the Secondary. We rely on under-sized slow poor ball skills poor tackling and not considered any good whatsoever players. We had a guy who could cover the forward pass, and moved him to linebacker. There is no one left in the secondary who would stand up to comparison with our Secondary Players of the past. We are a Down Football Program, and we will not be looking better this season because we play 10 cupcakes.

3 years, 5 months ago on Who Says the O-line Sucks? | July

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@ecdawg

Already said that in the post you are replying to. 10-3 or 10-4. 10-3 is worse than 10-4, meaning that we have not played in The SEC Championship game for the 6th season in a row. And, The SEC East has been a weak division for these 6 years, with only 1 team any good and now that team is Down, too. To have such a paltry record in such a weak Division, of just 13-12 over these last entire 5 years, is sad indeed - as you yourself have pointed out on numerous posts. If we lose game 2 vs South Carolina, Mark Richt will not have a winning record in 1 of the weakest divisions of any Conference in the country. We play 10 cupcakes this season, and to anticipate your next question ecdawg, sir, no 10-3 or 10-4 is not acceptable. Acceptable would be actually don't lose to the lesser teams, as Mark Richt has done 10 times in 10 years Losing to teams who ended that season not even ranked in the AP Poll Top 25; and, Acceptable would be to actually beat some team who does finish in the AP Poll Top 10 - something Mark Richt has accomplished 3 times in 12 tries over his 10 years to-date while all 3 of the wins came in seasons he lost 4, 3 or 4 games - meaning he never has had a year in which he beat a team finishing in the AP Poll Top 10 and had a good year. When we are averaging Over 4 Losses a Season over these last Five (5) Seasons with 21 Losses, 10-4 is not an improvement. It is more of the same, and to my way of thinking more of the same is totally unacceptable. That's on the field; off the field, I find it unacceptable to be both # 2 All-Time in the Fulmer Cup and to have such poor motivational leadership that there are 10 players who simply quit their team over the last year. I am not going to hype this coaching staff assembled by Mark Richt nor his recruits assembled by Mark Richt this pre-season, yet again; only to watch us go 10-4 or worse 10-3.

3 years, 5 months ago on Who Says the O-line Sucks? | July

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2 of the OL on the UGA roster this season, have 70 starts. Comments so far are of only those 2.

All the other 20 OL on the roster 2011 has 15 starts, combined.

If an OL were but 2, they would not have a 2-Deep Depth Chart of 10 OL.

Playing 10 cupcakes this season, will do nothing to off-set the facts that Will Friend is a former Graduate Assistant on the Mark Richt coaching staff previously; and he has his hands full trying to convince anyone in the nation that he has an OL to be pointed out as great when he has really 2 of 20 OL who are good. What ? Mark Richt's former grad assistant for Mark Richt's coaching staff previously, is going to look great along the OL because we play 10 cupcakes this season ? We played 8 cupcakes last season, and lost to 2 of them and Lost to all 5 of the teams who in fact finished in the season in the AP Poll Top 25.

# 72 in the nation at 1st Downs

I would love to see us do well, but it is not going to be measured by 10 games against Cupcakes 2011. History proves that we Lose to 1 of them anyway. If we play 4 teams who do in fact end the season in the AP Poll Top 25, that means that in our weak division of our conference, we got to play in The SEC Championship Game against 1 of the 3 Dominant SEC teams of Alabama, Arkansas and LSU 2011. Las Vegas, you reported here already has said that we Lose to Boise State, South Carolina and to Florida. Would we really fare any better against Alabama, LSU or Arkansas - all 3 of whom are far better than Florida, South Carolina and Boise State.

I wouldn't put a loss past us against Auburn or Missy State.

I am predicting a 10-4 season, or 10-3 if 1 of the losses is in Game 2 against South Carolina. And, of course, to my way of thinking, 10-3 is worse than 10-4, meaning that we will not have played in The SEC Championship Game then any of the last Six (6) Years.

Temper pre-season hype with the facts that we should not be hyping players as so great, but insisting that they GATA vs the 5 games that matter this season, 6 if we make it to The SEC Championship Game.

3-9 with all wins in years we lost 4, 3 and 4 games, is a horrible record against the 12 teams we have played the past 10 years who ended the season in the AP Poll Top 10. And, 10 more Losses against teams who did not even finish in the AP Poll Top 25, is just salt on the wounds.

I like to be specific. Here is what we need to do : beat Boise State - will require a running game to keep their NFL QB off the field destroying our non-existent under-talented secondary again this season as it has been previous seasons. beat South Carolina - fail at this and Mark Richt will not have a winning record then that after that game, over his last 6 seasons against our weak division of really only 1 good team the last 5 and now they are down too. beat Missy State - there is no way to get dominated and make no mistake about it we were routed by them by a team who doesn't have the talent we have, except to say that we were out-coached. beat Auburn, as they are supposed to be down and again not with the talent we have this season, either. beat Florida - fail at this and Mark Richt is 2-9 vs Florida and a whole host of those 8 previous Losses were against worse football teams than we handed Mark Richt the previous 10 years.

Do some of those and go play against Alabama, LSU or Arkansas in The SEC Championship Game, a game I fully know that we are no match for any of the 3, none.

Go play in a bowl game and for the 1st time in Mark Richt Era, beat a team who ends the season in the AP Poll Top 10.

10-3 or 10-4 is totally unacceptable and totally more of the same we have witnessed.

Specifically do at least some of what is required to be considered an elite team. We have a soft schedule. Losing games 1 or 2 ruins the season, and will not then be Great - beating then the next 10 in a row, cupcakes. We tried that in 2007. That got us nowhere. There are, however, still those today among us who feel that Mark Richt got the shaft 2007 despite the Facts that LSU beat Two (2) teams who ended the season in the Top 10 AP Poll, while we beat none.

More specifically, I look for us to beat the teams who end the season in the AP Poll Top 10 and to not lose to those who finish not even in the Top 25 AP Poll.

We need to improve our Expectations around here, for this football program # 11 all-time in 1-A Wins, who instead are # 23 in Won/Lost over these last entire Five (5) Seasons. I categorically refute and refuse to hype these players and coaches as great this pre-season. They all need to GATA. Signed, not satisfied with those fans who think they can tell me that they are satisfied with what has been going on these last 5 years in this football program.

And, don't start putting up a litany of excuses.

GATA and nothing else.

3 years, 5 months ago on Who Says the O-line Sucks? | July

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It is not going to make me unhappy ecdawg, sir, to see us win The SEC Championship, beat any team finishing in the AP Poll Top 10 in any bowl game for the 1st time of this regime and actually not this same season Lose 4, 3 or 4 games as he has done in his only 3 wins in 10 years to-date over teams finishing in the AP Poll Top 10.

It is not going to happen.

I know, you know that.

10-4 is totally unacceptable for 2011-2012 and 10-3 is worse meaning we Lost to South Carolina in game 2 losing head-to-head advantage.

This is a weak division this year, as weak as it ever has been - just like 2002.

2007 LSU beat several teams finishing in the AP Poll Top 10 and we beat none. LSU was a lot better than us 2007.

I would love nothing better than all this all of sudden go away.

There will be those however who have already said give him 2 more years, the year after this year.

Before this year has even started.

That is what they shall say.

It isn't changing.

3 years, 5 months ago on Numbers For the Aughties + One | July

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How convenient to leave out last season, ecdawg, sir.

Here, instead are Mark Richt's actual numbers for his DECADE :

Not in the Top 10 nationally as a football program in Win Percentage :

1 Boise State 0.87692 114 16 0 130

2 Ohio State 0.82812 106 22 0 128

3 Texas 0.82171 106 23 0 129

4 Southern Cal 0.81395 105 24 0 129

5 Oklahoma 0.80741 109 26 0 135

6 Texas Christian 0.78400 98 27 0 125

7 Louisiana State 0.77863 102 29 0 131

8 Florida 0.75385 98 32 0 130

9 Virginia Tech 0.74436 99 34 0 133

10 Utah 0.74194

Conference Winning Percentage :

1. Florida 0.723836023

2. Louisiana State 0.702845925

3. Auburn 0.683825626

4. Georgia 0.663

In addition all of those have National Championships, 5 National Championships in a row and 7 of the 12 BCS national championships not vacated by cheating.

We have beat not 1 team finishing in the AP Poll Top 10 in any of the 10 bowl games.

Auburn, for example, last year has 7 Wins over teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 25 and 2 of those are teams finishing in the AP Poll Top 10.

3-9 vs teams finishing AP Poll Top 10

17-24 vs teams finishing AP Poll Top 25

10 Losses in 10 years vs teams not finishing AP Poll Top 25

Thought you might be interested in the actual Decade of Mark Richt. Is that ok ?

3 years, 5 months ago on Numbers For the Aughties + One | July

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Mark Richt blamed all the running backs for all the losses last season at that fateful Macon Bulldog Club Meeting Thursday night April 28, 2011.

And he defended, as you point out here ecdawg sir, his offensive coaching staff - say he knew what the hell he was doing with his offensive coaching staff - but, then went on and said that the running backs were a major disappointment to him and that none of them has proved a bloody thing to him as a running back.

One can make up all the excuses one desires, however once you are through with this litany of excuses, what you are left with as a bottom line is that Mark Richt is doggedly loyal to a coaching staff that has put his own job in jeopardy - a job which he compensate him over 3 and a half million dollars annually. For this amount of total compensation, we deserve better than a coaching staff who has in fact brought us 21 Losses over these last 5 years - an average in Excess of 4 Losses per season these last 5 years - and # 23 in Won/Lost Record over these last 5 seasons, including also 13-12 against the teams in our own division of our own conference these last 5 years.

If he does not beat South Carolina in Game 2, he will not have a winning record in one of the weakest divisions of college football, over his last 5 years.

A division, which I point out, only has had 1 team in it these last 5 years. Now, that team is down too.

# 72 in making 1st Downs

# 56 Total Offense

# 55 Third Down Conversion Rate

# 62 in having our QB sacked

19 TD passes vs 8 teams not finishing in the Top 25

5 TD passes vs 5 teams finishing Top 25, Lost all 5

Lost 2 of the 8 games vs teams not finishing Top 25

Our offense is too pass-happy

We are recruiting consistently, in this state finding only 3 other better at sending their high school recruits to the NFL, with 11 classes averaging # 7 averaging both Rivals and Scout.com.

What we are not doing, is beating the truly great teams at 3-9 vs the 12 teams who finished in the AP Poll Top 10 in 10 years and we lose 1 game a season 10 games Lost in 10 years now against teams who did not finish in the AP Poll Top 25.

2008, we handed Mike Bobo Knowshon Moreno the # 12 overall draft pick in the world. He handed the football an average of 14 carries a game vs Georgia tek, Alabama, and Florida - losing all 3 games and in fact allowing them consecutive points scored of 29, 31 and 42 in those games, as a direct result.

One cannot state that they fell behind and couldn't give Knowshon the football, because Mike Bobo only threw 1 point whatever passes a game to Knowshon as well.

Mike Bobo squanders the talent provided to him, and has a staff who does not teach the boys how to carry the football, how to block, how to get open, how to catch the ball, nor how to go after fumbles. In effect, we have taught this squandered talent on offense not a bloody thing for years.

But, this year is going to be different with 10 cupcakes Mike Bobo faces (After facing 8 cupcakes last year and losing to 2 of them.)

I don't have any expectation that we could beat Alabama, LSU or Arkansas in The SEC Championship game. None.

Pardon me, I am not a hater. I like Mark Richt as a person. As a head college football coach he has failed to learn yet how to hire a coaching staff.

This season will be more of the same. Losing to the truly great teams and Losing to cupcakes.

The problem is the Offensive Coaching Staff Mark Richt has assembled whom no one wants.

The difference in Gene Chizik and Mark Richt is that Gene Chizik has hired a coaching staff of people who are better at football than he is. Mark Richt has been loyal to those who will cost him his job.

All the defections (transfers) all Summer Long here now, make that abundantly clear to all except the vocal minority who think it heresy to actually say we are not very good and have made no changes to anything that will have any effect.

10-4. Totally unacceptable with 10 cupcakes on the schedule. 10-3 is even worse, meaning we lose to South Carolina and then don't even have a winning record vs SEC East over that day then the last 6 years.

Who are our OL ? Who our RB ? Who our FB ? Whom are our OL and their back-ups ? Whom are our WR ? Who is going to tackle opposing QB sacks ? Who in the blazes do we have at all at any of the positions in the secondary ?

I have been reading all the predictions this time last year. I also saw my replies, then too.

3 years, 5 months ago on Bobo Questions Starting Early | July

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This is this season's Bowl Game BCS Championship. Georgia Bulldogs' prices at $30 $50 $75 and $100 is the same marketplace value as are San Diego State at $30 $50 $75 and $100. All 120 teams are listed.

The Difference ?

There are actually Georgia Bulldogs' football fans who have purchased two tickets at $50 each for the Plaza.

Ok, so you buy two tickets and put it on your American Express card at $100. Then, we play about the easiest schedule ever for any team, this season. We get by Boise State who isn't any good and we all know that. And, we get by South Carolina with their suspect Quarterback. And, get to play Alabama in The SEC Championship Game. All of them get the flu 2 days before the game. We win by a point and play Oklahoma.

You pay $100 for the tickets, drive to a city surrounded by 22 feet higher of water at Lake Pontchartrain on the North, 22 feet higher of water at the Mississippi River on the West and 22 feet higher of water on the South.

Who is going to win ?

Remember going to the game against Pittsburgh following the 1982 season ? All the TD badges ? My name is Anthony Dorsett he proclaimed. Thought I would be sick. I was sure we had a real chance to beat Pittsburgh. We came up short, but we all knew we could play with them.

Anyone really think if the stars align that we could beat Oklahoma or whoever is the top-ranked team in The Sugar Bowl this season ?

Pipe Dream this season. No fullbacks. No wide receivers. No OL depth. Relying on a has-been nobody at TB or a new guy who is not quick at all. A QB who averages less than 2 yards a carry with a losing record as our starting QB. A coaching staff whom everyone everywhere has said all need to be fired by Mark Richt. No secondary. Oh, and the # 6 ranked Scout.com recruiting class this year, like that is different either, averaging # 7 all 11 years of the Mark Richt era averaging both Scout.com and Rivals all 11 years # 7, the same as this year, no different.

I don't think I am jaded about this football program, right now, but we have no chance getting to the game or beating such a team as would appear against us.

I am disappointed in us right now and with good reason. Pardon me if I don't buy 2 tickets at the bargain price of $100 so that I could sell them for thousands. I will leave that for the DISNEYdawgs.com who think another 10-win season is fine.

Don't expect The Bulldogs prices to go up from the dead minimum they stand at now.

3 years, 5 months ago on 2012 BCS National Championship Game Ticket Futures | June

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This football program over the 10 years of Mark Richt and his coaching staffs so far, has lost to 10 teams who did not even finish in the Top 25 AP Poll. You mention Colorado, but what about that 4-win Vandie team who beat us 2006, or the South Carolina team who was 6-6 and didn't even play in any bowl game who beat us 2007, or the Okie State team in 2009. This list, unfortunately, is way too long of really sorry losses to lesser teams.

At the other end of the spectrum, there are the 12 games in the 10 years of Mark Richt and his coaching staffs, of which we have lost 9 of the 12 games - these are against the teams who finished in the Top 10 AP Poll.

And, so pre-season, we have posts by bloggers of how Georgia is going to either (1) beat a Top 10 team or (2) beat an inferior team.

We don't, have not and will not do either. Not in the 10 years so far of Mark Richt and his coaching staffs. Does that sober them up from posting how on paper we will beat Boise State and how on paper we have South Carolina at our house the following week - the entire season on the line for our team mostly totally unranked now for the 3rd year in a row.

I think we do ourselves no favor, bragging about them.

I would far prefer to see us say how great Florida is, how great Boise State is, and how great South Carolina is. That leaves us the other 10 cupcakes we play, and of course, they all throw Florida in that group - too, as they have Auburn, and Mississippi State.

More than 4 Losses average over the last 5 years.

13-12 vs our Division of our own Conference over the last 5 years

# 23 in Win Percentage over the last 5 years

"But, this year is different."

No, it is not. We just play a very weak, soft, cupcake-filled schedule. Tell the guys they are all great. Say again how great Aaron Murray is, Heisman Trophy Candidate. Talk about how great the starting 5 OL are (with no one behind them.) Brag how we move linebackers to Fullback and how great that will be. Brag on the receivers and say they are better than anyone gives them credit for. Brag on the # 6 ranked recruiting class - like that is some National Championship. Say Isaiah Crowell at 4.43 is not number 710 in the nation in college football this year in speed or how he is not # 142 in speed in just this 2011 recruiting signing class nationally, but say he is the fastest in the nation. Brag how Todd Grantham has had 2 years now, and forget totally that there is zero secondary on the team and the 1 who could cover we moved to linebacker.

Forget totally that the 3 top SEC teams this year are Alabama, Arkansas and LSU; and that we play none of them. This in our own conference.

We have an opportunity to make an early statement that we should be ranked by beating Boise State. Lose that game and we will not be ranked by anyone.

Lose the next week at Home and the season is shot.

But, these same DISNEYdawgs.com posters will instead brag how we righted the ship and won the last 11 in a row.

Against no one.

We are not very good.

Posters who post how we are much better than Boise State and South Carolina, and Florida and Auburn and Mississippi State - they are the problem. It is not being Homers. It is dragging the entire football program down. This litany of excuses and braggadocia about a football program # 11 all-time in 1-A wins with 6 national championships in 1-A football, who has been instead # 23 in Win Percentage these last 5 years.

Go win the games against the top teams, and don't lose the games against teams we should beat

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and Shut Up.

3 years, 6 months ago on Beware of Boise | June

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@Socrates B. Kronas

How can we know they are well-coached, when over their entire history of college football they have beat 1 team who finished in the AP Poll Top 10 ?

Mark Richt with his "coaching staff" has beat 3 teams who finished in the Top 10 of the AP Poll out of 13 games, and we certainly are not considered any good whatsoever.

I would not be one bit surprised, if we in this down SEC East don't even make it out of our Division of our Conference for the 6th Consecutive Season now this up-coming season, that in fact Boise State has a better Strength of Schedule than even we do this up-coming season when the season is over and all the bowl games played.

It's like Ohio State. Their 1 lone win ever in any bowl game against any SEC team in the history of college football, was against the 5th best SEC team, which they barely won by the way and could have easily lost, after the NCAA allowed them to play the 6 players whom they have now prevented from playing half their entire up-coming season - and, in reality forced Gee to fire Jim Tressel - all just to get this 1 win over The Mighty SEC, ever for Ohio State University. That makes Ohio State great ? That this is their 1 win over any SEC team, ever ?

I find it hard to understand with the SOS # 110 every single regular season, that Boise State is considered well-coached. Their recruits are 2-star recruits, every single one of them. They send no one to the NFL and never have. They beat no team, ever, who finished in the Top 10 of the AP Poll (except once.) And, we are to determine, like Ohio State beating the Big 10 (by cheating and telling lies about it all when everyone knew everything just so they could scratch out a win against hapless Arkansas last season), that Boise State is well-coached ?

Here is what a well-coached team does : They actually - take Auburn last season who played 7 games against teams who finished in the Top 25 of the AP Poll and won all 7 including Two (2) against teams who finished in the Top 10 - play the Top teams, a ton of them, and win those bloody games.

And, then there is Ohio State and Boise State. Sorry not buying the hype they are well-coached. Have to show it to me on the field. And, of course, they have not - either of them.

3 years, 6 months ago on Boise Offense Breakdown - TE and Wing Movement | June

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West Virginia University, Where Dreams Come True, is their mission.

55 % men, 45 % ladies.

88 % Acceptance rate, West Virginia.

WVup All Night provides free food and activities on weekends.

This is a progressive University, rather an Conservative one; and selling alcohol at their football games - points this out about as directly as they possibly can.

Maybe if they still had Pat White and Steve Slaton, they wouldn't have to sell alcohol at the University's college football games.

I don't think this is designed to impress US News and World Report on their # 176 national university ranking.

3 years, 6 months ago on This is a Really Bad Idea | June

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@WOOT_Dog

Yes. He looks very impressive, to say the least. Not the kind of player going into a 14-game schedule (assuming we get the coveted 14th game in a Championship Game sanctioned by the NCAA which has eluded us the last Five (5) Seasons in a row.), who should be Redshirted. Given our # 72 ranking in even making 1st Downs 2010.

# 62 in the nation at being sacked.

# 72 at getting 1st Downs even.

# 55 at 3rd Down Conversions.

# 56 at Total Offense for Georgia 2010 with AJ Green.

The offense was not impressive at all 2010, was it ?

3 years, 6 months ago on SI Throws Fuel on the Fire | May

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