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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Live Blog: Georgia vs. Florida

First off, I make no promises that this blog will go much beyond kickoff. My previous experiences at Alltel Stadium have all included extended periods without wireless service. So, keep your fingers crossed.

A few pregame thoughts:

-- The traffic into the stadium is brutal, but at least the ride was entertaining. Among the highlights: a girl wearing a halter top and tutu and nothing else; a guy on stilts and a girl carrying a lemur in a dog carrier down the street. We stopped to ask where she got a lemur and she was noticeably dodging the question. I assume it has some loose affiliation to a Columbian drug cartel.

-- I was just down on the field for a while. I gotta say, it's hot. It's a good bit hotter than it has been in Athens in weeks. This will easily be the warmest conditions the Dawgs have played in since the opener against Oklahoma State. Remember when Mark Richt caught flack for complaining about the difference in weather between Athens and Jacksonville back in May? Funny, but he might have had a point. Anyway, if you figure hot conditions favor the team with more depth, that's one more strike against the Dawgs.

-- The Florida Times-Union has plenty of preview stuff, including predictions from 32 different writers. Only two picked Georgia, but all but five predicted a relatively close game.

-- Saw a guy in the parking lot wearing a Jaguars t-shirt that had "Draft Tebow" written on the front. Funny, I didn't realize the Jags needed a fullback.

-- Tracy Wolfson is much, much more attractive in person.

-- I was out on the field when Georgia came out for warm-ups. Brandon Boykin sprinted across the field yelling, "I don't give a (you-know-what) if they're ranked No. 1." Guess you have to like the confidence.

-- On the other hand, you watch Florida warm up and the first thing you notice is the confidence and swagger they carry themselves with. It's palpable.

-- Apparently Junior Seau is here for some reason.

-- Some notable players not on Georgia's dressed out squad: Dontavius Jackson, Akeem Hebron, Ricardo Crawford and Kiante Tripp. Figured Jackson might get a look after a strong finish to the Vandy game and Richt said earlier this week that Tripp was, in fact, healthy and cleared to play.

-- Some interesting notes on Georgia's starters: Clint Boling will indeed start at left tackle. Cordy Glenn moves to left guard, Chris Davis at right guard and Josh Davis at right tackle. Washaun Ealey gets the start at tailback and Nick Williams will start at Sam linebacker (alongside Darryl Gamble and Rennie Curran).


-- Fun story: The pregame meal in the stadium is always awful. Makes Georgia's half-cooked halftime hotdogs seem appetizing by comparison. Anyway, I go through the line and get to the end, where there's a tray of cookies and brownies, about a quarter full. The tongs are absolutely covered in some sort of unidentifiable gook. Maybe caramel, maybe worse. Anyway, I start to pick them up but notice the gook, put them back down and simply pick up a chocolate chip cookie sitting off to the side, putting it on my plate. The lady behind the counter then yells at me for not using the tongs. I was chastised by a Jacksonville Municipal Stadium food service employee for touching my own cookie. Today is off to a great start.

-- My trip to the field earlier did get me up close to both Urban and Timmy. Tebow actually jogged by me at one point, and it was at that point I knew I was going to write a good game story. It was like this burst of inspiration. He's magical.

-- Sarcasm is fun.

-- The Florida band forms an outline of the state of Florida in one formation, but completely leaves off the Keys. They really need to hire a couple of fat guys to at least play the roles of Islamorada and Key West.


-- Well, the uni's are interesting to say the least. The red facemasks are probably a fashion don't.

-- The uni's aren't doing much for the defense so far either.

-- Not a good play by Akeem Dent making his triumphant return. A 15-yard late hit penatly sets the Gators up at the 27 of Georgia.

-- Riley Cooper beats Reshad Jones in the end zone. Boy that was UG-LY by the UGA defense. Tebow put it on the money. That was an 80-yard drive in six plays without really breaking a sweat. And Tebow is celebrating on the sideline. Yikes. Florida 7, Georgia 0 (6-80-2:39).

-- Perhaps in a bit of irony or just good timing, they just made the stadium announcement not to throw things on the field.

-- That is just the second time this season Florida scored a TD on the opening drive. The other time was against Charleston Southern. Insert your own joke about the UGA defense here.

-- Florida media is way too happy to talk about how great Florida is. I mean, there's a number of them that are downright giddy. It's like they're 12-year-old girls who just got to meet a boy band.

-- Georgia will start its first drive at the 19. A three-and-out here would be a disaster.

-- Two straight runs by Ealey set up a third-and-2 at the 27. It's another run, but a flag comes in and a skirmish breaks out at the line of scrimmage. False start on Orson Charles. A guy in the press box just referred to him as "Omar Charles." Sounds like a character from "The Wire."

-- Cox hits Washaun Ealey for a big gain. If I'm not mistaken that's the first catch of Ealey's career. That's a first down at the UGA 42.

-- Ealey is looking good running the ball, and Samuel gets UGA to a third-and-half a yard. Flag comes in though. Not surprisingly, it's on Georgia. A deadball personal foul for unncessary roughness on Josh Davis. From the looks of the replay, all that happened was Spikes pushed Davis and knocked his helmet off and Davis got flagged. Are we sure Penn Wagers isn't out there?

-- And Bobo goes the safe route and hands off to Samuel. Punt team is on and Florida gets the ball back again. Thanks, refs. Your check is in the mail.


-- Another great punt from Drew Butler, this time for 53 yards. Florida takes over at its own 8.

-- The good news from that drive is Georgia actually looked like it might be able to run the ball a little bit. The bad news is, flags, flags, flags. Perhaps the refs are going get even with UGA again -- not for a celebration this time, but for showing up for the game wearing the same colors as them. I mean, how embarrassing!

-- Willie's soft zone is not going to work. Another first down for Florida. Tebow seems like he knows right where the holes in the zone will be before the ball is even snapped.

-- Florida now has six first downs and a score and has yet to face a third down.

-- Tebow had Brandon James wide open -- I mean no one within 20 yards of him -- for an easy touchdown and James bobbled away the ball at the UGA 30. Who was that more embarrassing for -- James or Willie? I'd argue the latter.

-- First third down of the game for the Gators -- third-and-5 at the UGA 49.. and Tebow runs for the first down as Georgia misses three tackles.

-- There's just no comparison between the speed Florida has on offense and the speed Georgia has on D.

-- Touchdown to Riley Cooper, who beats Brandon Boykin. Boykin never turned around to make a play on the ball and Cooper went up behind him and came down with the grab in the back corner of the end zone. There was definitely some pushing and shoving going on between Cooper and Boykin. Give Cooper some credit though -- it was a nice one-handed grab. Man, this might get ugly. Florida 14, Georgia 0 (11-92-5:01)

-- That was Florida's longest TD drive of the season. Feels like we've heard that a lot of times this season. Also, that was the first time Cooper has had two TDs in one game in SEC play in his career. Some folks are going to need to send a portion of their first NFL paychecks to Willie Martinez.

-- You'll never believe this... another flag on Georgia! Another false start on Omar Charles.

-- Cox keeps and picks up 10 to bring up a third-and-5 at the 25. Channelling his inner Tebow, I guess. He hits Tavarres King for a gain of six on the next play.

-- UGA has 55 yards of offense so far and 40 yards of penalties.

-- Great line from commenter Prince Lightfoot: "Black helmets? That what they spent the bye week scheming? What is this, Project Richtway?" Willie, I'm sorry to say, you're ooout. (And don't ask how I know the catch phrases from that show...)

-- Woooooooot!

-- Georgia driving all the way down to the Florida 27. So let's see, the Dawgs are having no problems driving on the Gators' D, and Tim Tebow looks like he's a better passer than Johnathan Crompton. Yup, just what we all expected.


-- Third-and-nine for UGA at the Florida 26... and... it's a flag! Delay of game on Georgia this time. At least they're mixing it up.

-- Cox looks for Tavarres King who was quadruple covered. It fell incomplete, which has to at least be a moderate victory since it probably should have been picked off. Blair Walsh comes on and drills a 50-yarder. That's his fourth make of 50 or more in four tries this year, and he's 12-of-13 overal. Florida 14, Georgia 3 (11 plays-49 yards).

-- Nick Williams and Prince Miller bring down Demps in the open field -- a minor miracle it would seem. Nevertheless, it's a three-and-out, which was absolutely necessary on that drive. If UGA can score here, maybe it's a game.

-- Note to Blog Goliard: I'm fairly certain networks are barred from using any music that was popular in the past five years. Also, at least one Bachman Turner Overdrive song must be used in each telecast.

-- Hey a flag on Florida. I think the refs must have gotten confused. Nevertheless, it's a 15-yard move in the right direction for the Dawgs. First-and-10 at the UGA49.

-- Cox hits Green, who holds up about 43 Florida defenders fighting for extra yards. It's a gain of 20.

-- What's this? Another flag on Florida? Offsides? Alright, what's going on here? Did Urban Meyer's check bounce?

-- Cox to Aron White for the touchdown on a beautiful throw down the middle of the field. Oddly reminiscent of Georgia's lone touchdown a year ago. See...Cox's arm isn't THAT bad. Florida 14, Georgia 10 (3-65-1:36)

-- Georgia is rehashing its end-zone celebration, but this time it's on the sideline. And no flags. I'm sure someone is flipping through the rule book at the SEC offices right now though...


-- And we have another flag... this time a personal foul on Mike Gilliard following the kickoff which gives Florida the ball at the 36.

-- Second down, and another flag. If you've been playing the penalty drinking game, please give your keys to a sober person now and feel free to crack open another bottle of bourbon. This one's an illegal shift on Florida.

-- Third-and-16 for Florida... and you'll never guess what happens. Hernandez takes a dump off pass after Georgia blitzed and rumbled through four tackles to pick up 17 yards. First down.

-- Flag! Drink! Against Florida again... false start this time.

-- The middle of the field has been pretty wide open and Florida's downfield blocking has been spectacular. Tebow picks up 11 on a second-and-15. Third-and-four at the UGA 46.

-- Tebow picks up the first down on a run after Rennie just missed bringing him down in the backfield. Curran darted into the backfield but shifted into ludicrous speed and shot right past Tebow... "It's Spaceball I, sir. It's gone to plaid."

-- Prince Miller makes a nice open-field tackle on Rainey. Another flag comes in. You may want to make sure your fridge is stocked for this game. It's a hold on Florida that is declined by the Dawgs. That brings up a third-and-11.

-- Nice tackle by Boykin on Nelson at the 38 to bring up a fourth down. Florida sends out Sturgis for a 56-yard try... and it's good. Wow. He's been taking his Flintstones vitamins. That's gotta be a heartbreaker for the Dawgs. Of course, it would have been a non-issue if anyone had tackled Hernandez. That kick might have been good from 65. Florida 17, Georgia 10 (10-25-5:53)

-- That was the second-longest field goal in Florida history. The longest was by Chris Perkins in 1984 -- a 60-yarder against Tulane.


-- Another nice return by Boykin who is closing in on the school record for kick return yards.

-- Cox tries to throw one away but Orson Charles plays a great cornerback and knocks down a sure interception.

-- Caleb King gets his first carry and it's a big one, which of course is followed by a flag. Holding on Cordy Glenn backs the Dawgs up to the 31... a net penalty of 6 yards.

-- The Internet is killing me in this place. Just awful.

-- Cox is sacked on third down for a loss of 11. That was a bad drive, but it was all started with that flag. Georgia might actually be winning this game if it weren't for some really bad penalties.

-- Butler booms one but outkicks his coverage by a mile. It was a 61-yard kick followed by a 20-yard return that has the Gators set up at the 31 with 2:23 to play.

-- Georgia's D absolutely has to stop the Gators on this drive. A stop before the half lets the Dawgs go in with some confidence, iron out some wrinkles then get the ball to start the third quarter in a game that is closer than most people probably expected. Moreover, it gives the Dawgs the sense that they weathered Florida's biggest punches already. But a Florida score and the air gets let out of the building.

-- And as I finish typing that, Tebow hits Riley Cooper for a 20-yard gain to the Georgia 45.

-- Tebow throws long to Cooper and a flag flies in. It was Boykin complaining to the ref on that one, but he's the one who draws the flag. First-and-10 for Florida at the UGA 30.

-- Dawgs have been ridiculously close to getting to Tebow in the backfield a bunch of times but have yet to make it happen. Seems like that's been the story of so many games for the Dawgs this year.

-- The middle of the field is ALWAYS open. I'm honestly surprised Florida doesn't just throw to Hernandez over the middle on every play.

-- Tebow goes down the middle on third-and-three, breaks tackles (if you can call them that) and goes straight into the end zone for the score. That, you may realize, breaks Herschel Walker's SEC rushing record, the 50th of Tebow's career. He asks for the ball afterward. Florida 24, Georgia 10 (4-65-0:51).

-- Just to recap: I wrote that this was a crucial drive for Georgia's D. Fifty-one seconds later Tim Tebow is running into the end zone without a UGA defender anywhere near him, breaking Herschel's record and putting the Gators up by 14. Unbelievable.

-- Georgia has 1:26 to go 78 yards. Or get 9 penalties.

-- Cox is drilled by Cunningham, fumbling the football in the process. It's recovered by Josh Davis, but that was an ugly hit and a loss of nine. Florida calls timeout hoping to get the ball back and score again. Meanwhile they're showing the most obnoxious looking jacka$ I've ever seen dressed in a fuzzy Gator costume doing a lame Mark Madsen-esque dance on the big screen. He is the reason people hate Florida.

-- Ealey carries and picks up a couple yards, but it's still third-and-17 at the 16. Another run on third and Florida calls a timeout with 21 seconds left, giving Willie's D just enough time to do something dumb.

-- James on the return up to the Florida 47. Someone finally makes a crack about the Florida media cheering in the press box. The Gators have 10 seconds to play with, but chooses to do nothing with it. Tebow takes a knee and we go to the half with Georgia trailing by two touchdowns.


-- The Florida dance team put together a nice little Halloween routine. I was kinda impressed.

-- The press box at the Fla-Ga game: The only place on Earth where grown men will line up 30 deep to get food you wouldn't eat from a vending machine.

-- Just saw Vince Dooley doing arm circles in the press box. Seriously. I think he may be considering playing in the second half. I think after age 70 you get all your eligibility back.

-- Some halftime stats:

Brandon Boykin has 74 KOR yards. He's 46 away from Scott Woerner's school record of 720.

Tebow has 63 yards rushing and picked up his sixth career rushing TD against UGA.

Green has two catches for 32 yards. Cooper leads the Gators with 4 catches for 78 yards and 2 TDs.

12 penalties for 113 yards between the two teams in the first half, not including the one Georgia declined. Eight of those flags and 84 of the yards were on the Dawgs

Georgia had 136 total yards and 84 penalty yards.


-- A.J. Jones makes a great play to tip, then intercept a Joe Cox pass. Bad play by Cox, but a great play by Jones. That should pretty much end the realistic hopes for Georgia. But why bother being realistic. This is a cocktail party.

-- Well, I made the valid argument that Herschel had five bowl-game TDs that should have counted toward the record. Tebow may break that mark this game, too. He runs it in for his second score of the game, a 5-yard run. Florida 31, Georgia 10 (3-19-1:20).

-- Troy is the only other team to allow Tebow to have four or more combined TDs in one game this season. Against them, he threw four and ran for one. He has two passing TDs and two rushing TDs today.

-- Silver lining of sorts, the run game has been much improved. Ealey runs for 13 on first down. He has 41 yards on 10 carries so far today.

-- And he breaks another one... this one goes for 15.

-- A.J. Jones deflects another pass. I hope Joe knows that he's supposed to throw to the other A.J.

-- Cox throws three feet over Green's head, but A.J. goes and gets it anyway for an 18-yard gain. Georgia is driving with a first-down at the 30-yard line of the Gators.

-- Keeper by Cox. I must say, Mike Bobo has done a decent job of mixing things up today. I would have liked to have seen how that last drive of the half might have played out if Cox hadn't taken the long sack on first down. The playcalling other than that has been strong though.

-- Cox overthrows Charles, too. Would have been a nice gain and maybe a touchdown, but it was thrown high and Orson couldn't come down with it.

-- Third-and-5 at the 15-yard line for Georgia. Feels like a good time for a penalty.

-- Bobo does his best Sean Hannity impression and goes uber-conservative. He hands off to Ealey who gains two to the 13. They'll go for it on fourth down.

-- Georgia calls a timeout to discuss which lineman will jump offsides.

-- Message to FL Dawg: Loved the comment, but I'm concerned based on your spelling and grammar that you took my joke about the penalty drinking game a little too seriously.

-- Cox completes a low liner to Orson for the first down. Georgia sets up with a first-and-goal at the 7. See, I taunt, and they do well. I say it's crucial they make a stop, and Florida scores three plays later. I'm like a human reverse jinx.

-- Two straight runs go nowhere. You may remember the note from my odds & ends post yesterday that UGA has a rushing average of 1.1 ypc in the red zone this year. Wonder if Bobo knows that.

-- Cox to Michael Moore who was wide open in the end zone. That was a good play call, and Cox made a nice pass. See, it's not so hard. Florida 31, Georgia 17 (14-79-7:13). That'd be the type of drive you'd love if Georgia was up 21 and not down 21. They need some quick strikes.

-- I know I said earlier this week than last year's call was absurd and they should never do it again, but maybe an on-side kick isn't the worst idea in the world here. What do they have to lose?


-- Well, Walsh kicked deep. At least it wasn't directional.

-- Georgia fan just gives the finger on the Jumbotron to a bunch of Florida fans around him. At least someone brought a solid defense to the game today.

-- Georgia finally gets to Tebow and causes a fumble -- thanks to Justin Houston -- but Florida recovers. Still, it's fourth down and Georgia is about to get the ball back. This was the type of defensive stand that they needed. Now the question is, can the offense make it a game?

-- Well, I can completely see why Florida has not allowed a punt-return yard this year. This Chas Henry character is good. If the Dawgs are going to put more points on the board, they'll need to go a long ways. First down at the UGA 6.

-- Is it bad that I'm still miffed about being yelled at about the tongs?

-- Big throw to TK for a gain of 22. Cox has made some very nice throws and some very ugly ones today.

-- Nick Williams is out for the game with a lower back sprain.

-- Third-and-2 at the Florida 39 and Cox completes his second big pass of the day to A.J. --- Jones that is. That was just ugly. I can't fathom what Cox was thinking. He just floated it up to the sideline and Jones didn't even have to make a play on it.

-- You know, Georgia is down 14 right now, but they are only losing because they've beaten themselves. Take away the two interceptions, both on throws Cox shouldn't have made, and the bad penalties and this is, at worst, a 3-point game. Perhaps that shouldn't be surprising -- after all, this is what Georgia has been all year. But man, it's about as big a missed opportunity as the Dawgs have had in recent years.

-- Chris Rainey was shaken up on a second-down run. He's helped off the field but still looks faster than most of Georgia's linebackers.

-- And Tebow runs for a first down. I feel like I've seen that play somewhere before. Ah, but what do I know. I haven't spent two weeks watching film of Florida, so how would I know what to expect?


-- Probably won't be writing too much more. The Internet is driving me nuts and I'm hoping to use the elevator to get to the field rather than being forced to trudge through the stands again.

-- Logan Gray in to receive the punt. He lets it go. Florida downs it at the 2. Fun times.

-- If you bet on this game, there's still plenty of drama, eh? What was the final spread -- 15?

-- Actually, question for the readers: Let's say UGA scores on this drive to pull to within seven, but never really threatens to win the game and Florida hangs on for a 34-24 win. On a scale of 1-10, how angry are you? I would have thought before the game that a close loss would have been tolerable, even if not acceptable. But the way Georgia is losing this game... I gotta think the final score doesn't really matter now unless the Dawgs pull off the miracle.

-- Cox nearly completes his third INT of the game. Haden broke it up and probably should have picked it off. That's at least the third near-INT of the game for Cox, who has really made some bad decisions.

-- OK, nevermind. That's INT No. 3. And injury to insult... A.J. Green is hurt on the play. Cox hung the ball up over the middle and A.J. got hit hard going after it.

-- Green does jog off the field and is moving around without a problem on the sideline. Looks like he may have just had the wind knocked out of him. Scary.

-- Question: How many homer Florida media members does it take to change Tebow's jock strap? Answer: Three -- one to change it, one to giggle like a schoolgirl, and one to sell the jock on eBay.

-- If it's any consolation to Dawgs fans, I'm fully expecting the Yankees and Giants to make sure I'm this miserable tomorrow, too.

-- Tebow is going to pad his Heisman resume now. And as a side note, Florida has all of its timeouts left. Those will come in handy in the final minute.

-- Justin Houston was down for Georgia after that play, but he jogs off the field, too, looking OK.

-- Tebow on yet another keeper, but he loses five yards on his way to a dubious Heisman campaign. I can't wait to hear about his inspirational words before the game. But hey... black helmets!

-- I suspect there will be a few skirmishes at The Landing tonight. But at least there will be a lot of girls dressed as nurses to help out after the fights.

-- OK, well it's third-and-20. Either Tebow runs in for a TD breaking 94 tackles or a field-goal will be upcoming. Either way, I'm going to call it a day with the live blog, get my act together for postgame, and I'll have notes up in a couple of hours. Keep your chins up, Dawg fans. At least you have Tebow's NFL career to look forward to.


Anonymous said...

960 reported that today's high is the highest since the '04 game which, our coach's memory notwithstanding, we won.

Prince Lightfoot said...

Black helmets? That what they spent the bye week scheming? What is this, Project Richtway?

ChicagoDawg said...

Horrific thus far....horrible Grambling knock-off uniforms that make you throw up in your mouth,non-existent defense and self-inflicted gun-shot wounds (flags). Other than that, it has been a great game. Did I mention that the uniforms make me want to jam ice picks into my eyes?

traderdawg said...

Can nobody see that Spikes doesn't strap the helmet on? We got a penalty the first drive and he just took a shot to the head because he doesn't fasten the strap. Maybe he can't with the dreadlocks, but he did manage to kill our drive by getting his helmet to fly off that mop head. Make him buckle it!!

Anonymous said...


Prince Lightfoot said...

Nice drive. The 15-yard flag helped (thought I'd rather hear the ref than Uncle Verne while that call's being made) but some pretty decent play-calling, and a good job by Green not to let the ball get stripped.

Prince Lightfoot said...

Another 15 yard PF. Jeebus, if Richt's not able to coach that out of them, at least put a cast on some forearms so they can give UF the full Foster.

Prince Lightfoot said...

That diss of a prostrate Tebow was easily Prince Miller's best play of the year.

Prince Lightfoot said...

How was that PI on Boykin not ruled uncatchable?

Anonymous said...

OUR COACHING STAFF HAS NO SACK!!!!! 3rd and 15 on 1st drive run the ball.... 1min30sec left in half with 3 time the ball 3 times in a row and punt...BULL SH!T!

S.E. Dawg said...

All things being equal Tebow hasn't broken H.W.'s record. It's like the National Championship, mythical.

FL DAWG said...

Yeah the Black helmets suck we wear Red. The first 15 yarder was horse shit because he didnt have his chin strap snaped. We need a turnover and no moe penalties. Danielson and Lundquist might as well go down on the Uf sideline they are so pro Uf its sick iv'e turnes the volume off wish I had Larry to Listen to. Go Dawgs

arlanbart said...

In the past Verne and Gary have done the same thing towards UGA when we're showing out (Auburn blackout). The kissed Stafford's tail over and over because of his arm. They have a lot of good things to say about UF today because UF is wearing us out.
Sucks, but true.

ERK said...

Boykin covers like Miller....put him on KO/Punt returns
BoBo is a clown...I love me sum 3rd and 12 and runs up the middle x 2
Willie...I dont need to say anything....he sux! Jailhouse blitz and nobody up the middle to cover Tebow....where's the spy?
I am so tired of 3, 9 and 23....give me some relief. They suck!
Mad Magazine Joe couldn't see the DE rushing to his immediate forefront...then gets sacked....
One blitz and now we'll fall back to zone...get ready for 50 willie
No the MF's

Quincy C said...

Madd Magazine Joe....

YJLAW said...

Want to fire up that defense and UGA fan base? Announce the firing of Willie Martinez, right now. He deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Words can't express it...

Prince Lightfoot said...

Is the CBS team always this bad? How do you mistake Ealey for Chapas?

bnwdog said...

No reason for anyone but ealy to get the ball from here on out. Someone else may have already said this but havent bothered to read anything. Just had to get on here and vent to somebody.

Anonymous said...

I like the unis - they match our high school level of play.....

ChicagoDawg said...

Obviously, I was more poorly prepared than GA for this game as I clearly under-bought the beer necessary to endure this game.

Prince Lightfoot said...

That's it, Gary, the only way to explain this game is that UGA has Orson Welles at TE.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else see the thug Spikes pokin 24 in the eyes...

Anonymous said...

Wow - did anyone else see Brandon Spikes eye gouge Ealey on the 2nd down play right before we scored? It was even more obvious on the replay. Think CBS had anything to say about it? Of course not.

thatguyisnotmykindofguy said...

anyone else notice spikes trying to poke ealy's eyes out near the goal line? he seems like a real jerk.

thatguy... said...

i guess it was just me.

Anonymous said...

who is the heck is letting Walsh kick it deep .... I want more directional kicks!

Anonymous said...

Hey this Tebow fellow - I've heard them call his name a lot today. Has he been starting all year?

Prince Lightfoot said...

"Look at this baby go," from Uncle Verne, but CBS stays with the punter's-butt-cam, so all we can do is take his word for it.

Prince Lightfoot said...

May I be the first to say that Logan Gray could use some reps against Florida?

Anonymous said...





Anonymous said...

Put in anybody, Logan, Greg Talley, Preston Jones, James Jackson, Ray Goff, JT3, anybody.

Joe's supposedly "intelligent" play is some of the dumbest I've ever seen.

Just crippling. Crippling.

Army Dawg said...

I am ready for a change in leadership on our defensive staff. I hope that our offense can do something, I have no hope that our defense can slow Florida down when we need a stop.

ChicagoDawg said...

The downside of Joe Cox coming into the season -- limited athleticism, marginal arm strength, limited experience in the huddle when it counts
The upside of Joe Cox coming into the season -- 5 years in the system, coach in the huddle, won't get you beat, great leader, good decision maker

Well, fast forward to October 31st and all we can say is that he has shown some good leadership, but not much else....the good decision making, not beating yourself traits have been lacking all season. He is NOT at the core of our multitude of issues, but he has made way too many poor decisions for a 5th year QB with limited skills.

Army Dawg said...

I'm ready to see a different quarterback.

Prince Lightfoot said...

Wow, a pick, and Green's down. As if Bobo and Cox haven't done enough, today, a call that hangs AJ out among 5 blue jerseys.

Anonymous said...

He hasn't been at the core of our issues until today. but 3 picks including one for a TD is definitely at the core today. we're actually getting stops on defense this half. Got penalties under control second half. 3 picks is really pretty much the difference today.

Why can't we pull him out?

Now he's leading AJ into getting hurt.

yeahbud said...


ChicagoDawg said...

AJ had 4 guys on, assuming no one is on Cox, that still leaves 2 other non-QB players with NO Fla players covering them....where is the progression read from Cox?????

Anonymous said...

Now I've never played Quarterback, so I'm probably not qualified to say this, but I think you want to avoid throwing the ball to the other team.

Anonymous said...

now we only have 9 or 10 men on the field for the field goal?!?!?!?!

I'm not one of those Fire Mark Richt loonies, but my goodness, he NEEDS to light a fire under the general coaching around here

some of the worst penalty numbers in the country
not enough people on the field
turnovers, turnovers, turnovers
very poor defense
stubbornly idiotic special teams decisions (like the one above)

do the coaches not feel that standards matter?

That starts - and rests - with the coach.

Get it done.

Prince Lightfoot said...

Gary may be right. I'm not watching in HD, but I count 10 white jerseys on that FG play.

Anonymous said...

YAY - Joe is out!

Willie - you are next!

Anonymous said...

woo hoo! Logan has been paying attention. He can toss a pick 6 too!

Maybe Cox IS the best chance to win.

My God almighty. Good that Larry retired - he'd have a stroke.

How about pulling a redshirt?

Prince Lightfoot said...

OK, Logan. Now that you've mastered throwing to the blue jerseys, you and Joe and can talk about finding the white ones.

And an SEC crew would've thrown a flag on Spikes for spinning that ball. Who are these zebras?

ChicagoDawg said...

Well, for all of those desirous of Logan Gray -- exhibit A for why he has not been the huddle all year a.) he couldn't get the play off b.) when he did get the play off he throws a pick 6.

I just wish we had been playing Murray or Mettenberger, such as they are, for some snaps this year. Next year is likely to be as painful, if not more so, than this year.

This is beyond painful.

pulpwood said...

Bye bye Willie, Bye bye BoBo.....and Bye bye Richt...We fire Donnan beacause he can't beat our rivals....where are we today?

Gruden, Smart, Muschamp, etc....anybody other than current!

We now smell of Vandy, Kensucky and MissSt.

Urine Meyer owns us!

iguessrulesdontapplytojesus said...

why is it that tebow can play golf with mickelson but that bryant fella from ok state can run a bit with neon deon?

thinkingoutsidethebox said...

why not hire tebow as our next coach?!?!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who supports this coaching staff hates Georgia. Anyone who can accept this play is a Goff supporter.

I was a richt supporter for years but this has convinced me he has to go to clean this mess up. If we get rid of the OC and DC, we will be in this position in a couple of years with the same result. This, along with the refs, is an embarrassment.

If the Ad will not get rid of him and his staff, he needs to go.

Anonymous said...

i cant wait till joe cox graduates and becomes our qb coach next year and eventually becomes offensive coordinator. the guys a proven winner and understands the position so well. MAybe bryan evans will come back and be a defensive coach.

Prince Lightfoot said...

I think Prince probably has the inside track on Evans for the coaching job, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Embarrassing. I say blow Murray's redshirt for 4 games and maybe a bowl. Leave him out there for every snap. We need to be in a better QB situation next year. Bench Evans and Prince. Install Garner as the interim DC to see how he does and bench any player for a stupid penalty. Someone needs to teach tackling. The number of missed tackles was a joke

Anonymous said...

9 of the last 17 games giving up 37 points or more! David, please ask MR how Willie is able to keep his job.

Anonymous said...

The blackout against Auburn was unique and successful but MR is turning into a 1 trick pony with the blackout against Bama and now today. Good teams don't need gimmicks they need well coached, disciplined players!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! the uniforms are the least of Georgia's worries. (Shaking my head at the stupidity of Georgia Fans).

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Agreed that we are not that good so it is recruiting the wrong players or poor coaching?

MNDAWG said...

We are just a bad fundamental team, and that is directed at the coaching staff. I can sccept getting beat by the #1 team in the country, but not getting embarresed. We had two weeks to prepare!!!

Anonymous said...

IT is time for all good thigs to come to an end...meaning Richt and company. Get rid of all of them.....for 3-4 yrs now we are not very well organized nor coached and we seem to have recruited the worng players in the secondary and linebackers....the line on both sides seem soft...This is bad. Get feady for the 90's all over again...!. 1. UF, 2. UT, 3. USC 4. UGA I am no longer sending money nor attending gmaes until a change at the top is made not teh DC but the the top

Mike said...

Brandon Spikes, trying to poke Ealey's eyes after the play:

Anonymous said...

Urban Meyer is our daddy!

Anonymous said...

This is so out of character I can't believe I'm typing it but........after watching that thug Spikes try and gouge Ealey's eyes out I HOPE he gets both his knees blown out - what an "Ahole"

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the country club.

OK. You have a talented team, but they lead the nation in the poor
discipline categories of penalties and negative turnover margin.

You have two weeks to prepare for your next game.

So as a coach, do you kick their @$$e$ into shape, hold physical practices, and work on ball protection and smart decision-making?

Do you dole out physical (running) discipline and loss of playing
time for those who don't shape up? go out and reward your team and buy them brand new
uniforms while the rest of the university is furloughed in a bad

On the discipline scale, this sprints you past the Donnan years and deep into Jerry Glanville territory.

Now that we dressed them up to look like a Glanville team
and we let them dance on the field during the games, we might as well finish the trifecta and teach the band how to play "2 Legit 2 Quit".

Then we can send this coaching staff packing and bring in a leader who won't tolerate this foolishness.

Anonymous said...

Texas Dawg , your links suck

Anonymous said...

What was up with Spikes sticking his hand in Ealey's facemask going after his eyes????? Thug should be arrested.

David, did you see that play? Can you PLEASE write an article on this atrocity so it gets some press?

Here's the video clip

Anonymous said...

David, I understand the thinking about Richt waiting until the end of the year to make any changes. I have no problem with that on offense. But this defensive staff has been together for multiple years, and he has way more than a season's worth of data from which to work. I'm not saying Martinez has to go now -- then, as a friend of mine says, UGA becomes Auburn -- but if Richt doesn't already have an idea, he's not paying attention.

David Hale said...

Anon 9:58 -- I'm sure he has some thoughts but I think a.) he hasn't really considered the decision in full because he's concerned only with the upcoming game, and b.) I don't think he's made a final decision by any stretch.

I do believe, however, that at year's end, he'll make the right decision.