Mark Richt really has an entire staff of great recruiters, not to mention how great he is personally at recruiting as well.
Hutson Mason had a fine day today. His fakes were crisp, and he ran the ball well under pressure today. His passes are completed, and unlike Brice Ramsey today, he does not throw interceptions. He missed on some deep throws today, but Brice Ramsey for all the good he was doing, unraveled his day making a poor throw behind the receiver, after starting out so well to begin the 2nd half. Mark Richt took him out and replaced him with Faton Bauta, who I thought had a great day. Jacob Park looms as well, for next season, redshirting now.
Brice Ramsey is starting to look relaxed, comfortable back there. He guided the ball, aimed it, if you will, taking something off his throw to Shakenneth Williams of Macon this his freshman season. Shakenneth Williams was open on a very good crossing route, and Brice Ramsey simply tried to not zip it in there. As a result, the ball was behind the speedster. 6′ 2″ and 200 lbs., he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5, and is long. A Scout.com 4-Star Wide Receiver, he looked good today. Brice Ramsey, too, but not on that pass. And, we were ready to score again, another great drive by Brice Ramsey, to make it 62-9. Instead, that was the end of the day for Brice Ramsey, and you could see he was disappointed he was being taken out then at the 8 minute mark.
Brice Ramsey worked with the 2nd team today, unlike earlier games he has appeared in.
Hutson Mason did not appear as tentative today; perhaps the coaches have gotten through ? We shall see. I thought Mark Bradley described it best when Mark Bradley called Hutson Mason a “halting” Quarterback. On this day, Hutson Mason for the most part, looked the part. Of course, Charleston Southern is in the 1-AA, the FCS. And, they’ve not been that great this season, and likely have now concluded their season, outside the Play-Off cut-off, as we in FBS. Charleston Southern lost to Vandie, Presbyterian, and Coastal Carolina before having their hat handed to them by the strong, great recruits Mark Richt and his staff have brought in here, by stark contrast. And, continue to bring in here. This is why I support Mark Richt. He recruits very well.
I do not believe he determines which ones to play very well, and his game decisions as well, seem tentative and not well thought-out. Today, he was on his game. Against Charleston Southern.
Brice Ramsey looks like a far superior Quarterback to my eyes. I am a db by trade. Faton Bauta looks better to me, as well. And, I am quite certain Jacob Park, as well, is a far better quarterback than Hutson Mason. But, Mark Richt put his foot down on this matter, firmly March 20, 2014 when asked about it :
“Hutson Mason has total command of what we’re trying to do offensively,” Mark Richt said then.
No, he does not. That is why every day since March 20, Mark Richt has criticized Hutson Mason’s passing. That’s what a Quarterback does. He throws the ball. Mike Bobo, too, after every game has commented how tentative, halting if you will, Hutson Mason is back there. Today, I thought Hutson Mason not only looked good, but that Brice Ramsey hurt himself with that interception, aiming the ball, and being tentative himself, guiding the ball across the middle on really pretty good coverage.
After the game, I think Mark Richt was down-trodden. I don’t know what it is about him, but he had a lot of good plays by a lot of players he recruited here to be proud of. I have mentioned it for some time that the pressure seems to be getting to Mark Richt, normally a stubborn man. A man strong in his convictions, as he was March 20 after repeated questions by The Bulldog Nation about Hutson Mason for some time then, and continuing to this day far and wide.
When you think of a Quarterback, you think of someone who throws the ball.
College Quarterbacks can be so much more. They can run the ball. They do a lot more than mechanically, being sound. They make plays. They make your team. They are the star of the game. They are your Team Captain. They who everyone talks about.
I evaluate our players. I have opinions, like ESPN has opinions.
I evaluate our chances, nationally. I evaluate our coaching staff on all aspects that make our Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program a program today that is Top 10 All-Time in Wins and have Six (6) National Championships in Football and 39 additional National Championships in the other sports as well for 45 Total.
I never expected a National Championship for us this year.
Mostly because I believe that Hutson Mason just isn’t a Quarterback. There will be 2 Quarterbacks on our roster today who will be given an invite to the NFL Combines and who will likely try-out for an NFL team. Hutson Mason is not one of the 2. His career is done after the next game against Georgie tek and his bowl performance.
Today, Mark Richt let his back-up Quarterbacks he has not redshirted throw the ball today. It was smart. It was good. It helps them. It helps us. It helps the team. It helps our Program. It helps recruiting. It helps morale. There is no downside to having your back-up Quarterbacks throw the damn ball. They might throw an interception, or fumble or both. Are we to guide our decision-making process by forcing the mechanically correct, incapable by direct comparison, quarterback, to throw the damn ball against a 1-AA weenie school ?
You have opinions, too.
Your opinions are right in line with mine on this : Your opinion, like the entire Bulldog Nation, is that we have far more capable Quarterbacks who can throw the damn ball down the freaking field.
You, also, do not believe we are a Play-Off Team – one of the 4 best in the nation.
You might WANT us to be, or to make it; but, I do not think you think we will beat Alabama if Arkansas, who obliterated Ole Miss today 30 to Nothing, beats Missouri. I guess Arkansas Missouri is a Rivalry. It is a Rivalry Week game, while we welcome the fledgling erstwhile high school offense to my alma mater Saturday. Both ranked teams, not that Georgie tek will end the season ranked, because they will not. They, like other ACC teams, benefit from the fact that the ACC is an All Cupcake Conference, and always has been, compared to The Mighty SEC.
Hutson Mason underthrew Malcolm Mitchell on a deep pass today, so far underthrown that Malcolm Mitchell had to wait on the ball and come back for it and the defender then was all over him for pass interference. It was a specific telltale on-going point you see as well that Hutson Mason cannot throw the damn ball. He can throw short passes, and Brice Ramsey’s crossing route interception today is a short pass. Hutson Mason would’ve completed that pass. He does that. You know that. He doesn’t run the ball, having only 23 yards on 38 carries all season. That’s not a college quarterback. If it were, then the guy would have a lot more than 1825 yards passing as the only quarterback we’ve played all season. This was game 11.
He did, however, hand the ball off to Nick Chubb, who out-ran the secondary for 83 yards and a TD, and another 7-yard romp. Then, we rested him, as I looked for and saw Mark Richt talking to Nick Chubb and nudged on our seats, saying : See Mark Richt ? See Nick Chubb # 27 ? He is telling him, he is taking him out of the game.
1 game too late to learn that lesson.
Justin Scott-Wesley had a TD reception today. It was the only TD Pass Hutson Mason threw on the day, besides the 2 Chris Conley touchdowns, one a highlight reel catch – slightly ahead of him and nearly out of the end zone. Amazing catch.
Quayvon Hicks was the man again today, whatever the reason was for moving him from Fullback, the only Fullback recruited by Mark Richt in 6 consecutive recruiting classes, despite more than 200 Top Fullbacks everyone else recruits every season. He just brushed aside would be tacklers and would not be denied on his only carry.
Brice Ramsey hit Jonathan Rumph for the only other TD score, while Jonathan Rumph looked really good all day long with more catches than everyone else combined. He was great.
Dominick Sanders, of Tucker, had a whale of a game before limping off with what I hope is a bruised knee. He did not appear to me to have an ACL when he just went down by himself, or after contact and then stunned, went down. He is so important to our Defense. I said our Defense would be better this year : How could it not be ?
I am not disappointed with the Defense. On the contrary, I thought they handed the ball to Hutson Mason 1st and goal at the 4 and that play should have won us the game. I also believe that 31 UNANSWERED POINTS by Florida means that Hutson Mason, the only QB to play in the damn game for us, failed to do a freaking thing against only our # 1 Rival.
Make no mistake about this though; we are clearly the # 1 Rival of Georgie tek.
They would like nothing more than to go 1-11 on the season, and just beat us.
I hold Mark Richt solely responsible for those losses to those 2 really lousy football teams beating us this season, already. We have Georgie tek next. I hope Mark Richt drinks an energy drink pre-game. One of the 5-hour variety.
Do those taste good ?
After Nick Chubb romped in to make it 7-0, against OUR # 1 Rival who Mark Richt is 5-9 against now, how in the friq do we not answer ANY of the next 31 consecutive straight points to be blown-out 7-31 ?
I will tell you how. By having a Quarterback who is laid back and comfortable that he is the only Quarterback who will play that day, and who lacks the talent to even be invited to a Pro Day for NFL Scouts, even. College Quarterback, my ass.
Season shot to hell, and one Danny poster had the balls to at least stand-up to me on my opinion in my last post. Not that he wanted to say what he really thinks. He really thinks we’re doing well. No. No, sir. We shot this season to hell in a hand-basket. A season with so much promise because we supposedly have an offense that can balance the great running backs recruited here with the great quarterbacks we recruited here, and never play. An Offense that knows how to take the damn ball on the freaking road against ANOTHER team who considers US their # 1 Rival too and everyone knows that – especially their head coach Steve Spurrier - when handed at the 4-yard line and all these great running backs we have, and score the go-ahead score.
An Offense who does NOT allow 31 UNANSWERED POINTS to not their, but OUR # 1 Rival.
Well, the season winds down and here we are 12-1 against Georgie tek, the lone loss 2008.
You remember 2008 ?
2008 was the season we were # 1 Consensus in Both the AP and Coaches’ Poll pre-season. We promptly went right out and celebrated that Saturday night August 2008. 22 players were involved in such mayhem as bar brawls, fights, drunken disorderly conduct, and one even beat up the local hospital – apologizing later. The very same year, we DROPPED in the rankings right after that from # 1 to # 3. Then, we played Alabama # 6 at our house. They led us on national TV 31 to NOTHING.
All too familiar theme around here.
Now, you can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine, if you think you have, can or will censor my ass from saying this. You cannot. You have not. You will not.
You are the problem around here. Happy, Confident, Satisfied.
I want to beat Georgie tek, not tell my friends, and at work and around home that we’re a far more talented team than Georgie tek. That Georgie tek are the rejects, as Charleston Southern – guys like Austin Brown – who we do not want.
Is Austin Brown, Charleston Southern’s QB in the same class as Jacob Park, Brice Ramsey, or Faton Bauta ?
He would not get on the field.
Hutson Mason has been hesitant with the football from day 1 here in Athens. He not only looks horrible on deep throws, but he cannot throw the out either. Chris Conley today had to go down to one knee and wait for the football thrown out in the flats. No arm strength.
He’s been here 5 years, and you can kiss my ass, if you think I cannot say the truth about Hutson Mason because HE is NOT paid $ 3.5 million dollars annually to not only recruit, but determine who in the hell should be playing.
You have your opinion, Danny boy.
By God Above, I am WELCOME AS HELL to my freaking opinion too, whether you like it or not.
You say the exact same as me word for word, Danny boy about Hutson Mason. Don’t give me this bullshit otherwise. I cannot criticize Hutson Mason because he ISN’T PAID ? What the friq is the reason I cannot criticize Mark Richt, asshole ?
I can too.
And, I just criticized you, Danny boy. What is good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
My English sucks ?
Who the friq are you, Danny boy with a reply to me today that mine is poor, when son, your VERY REPLY POST HAS NOT ONE ENGLISH SENTENCE IN IT.
You wrote one paragraph of 100 words. All criticizing me, when the facts are in that criticism Danny boy, you FAIL to write even ONE complete sentence.
You understand me full well you butthole.
You have NO PROBLEM with HOW I SAY what the friq I say, but WHAT I say.
HOW’S THIS CENSORING OF ME, going ?
Hutson Mason had a BAD THROW on a DEEP BALL to Justin Scott-Wesley. It was far off to the left and too far overthrown as usual for him. With GREAT PASS PROTECTION, and no one anywhere within 15 yards of Hutson Mason, Justin Scott-Wesley was WIDE OPEN.
Did you understand that Danny boy ?
Bullshit. Bring it on guy, really.
Jordan Jenkins caused Austin Brown ( See how everyone talks about a team’s freaking Quarterback ? ) to throw an interception nicely brought-in by Quincy Mauger – his 4th of the season. 4th. 4th. Fabulous.
Sony Michel got in the game.
Hutson Mason had good reads today that I saw.
I don’t know what it is about Marshall Morgan but AGAIN today he had SEVERAL kick-offs to the 5-yard line. What’s that all about, commented about by me all season long, again this season. He is inconsistent on kick-offs.
Isaiah McKenzie, whom Brice Ramsey also underthrew today, just has God-Awful hands. I noted Mark Richt talking to him, after his latest drop. Sent him right back out there return the next kick-off, but talked to him on the sidelines in front of me. Beautiful day today, wasn’t it ? Back to return a punt, yet again, Isaiah McKenzie took his EYES off the ball this time. I saw him. He looked at the on-coming guys, and took his eyes off the ball. I guess when you’re 5′ 6″ and 149 lbs. dripping wet, you do that. We have very capable punt and kick-off returners, Mark Richt. You can’t keep sending him BACK out there ahead of the others, more sure-handed. It has to end, sir. By the way, Isaiah McKenzie sir, that guy HIT YOU HARD AS HELL ANYWAY. You never had that ball, side-tracked by the coverage. You never caught the ball. That’s what you’re back there for. And, why we throw passes to you. For you to CATCH THEM. Get your hands out in front of you, and use your hands. Please.
Brice Ramsey is 1st and Goal from the 2, and desperately needing to make a showing today, and Hunter Long, just up and gets out of his damn stance. Bullshit Hunter Long. 1st and Goal and you pull that shit, Hunter Long ? You cost us a TD, Hunter Long, sir.
Kenneth Towns saw the latest fumble by Isaiah McKenzie on the punt return, and did not try to fall on the ball. Instead, he positioned himself, so that he could PICK IT UP, and continue downfield. He was turned right into the fumble. Right at his feet. Kenneth Towns on special teams punt return unit, turned sideways before getting to the ball because he was headed in the other direction, and wanted to be headed downfield and score a TD I guess. It’s a PUNT RETURN. God we suck at Special Teams ! Look, when the ball is fumbled by our Punt Returner, we are LOSING POSSESSION of the damn football. It is the responsibility of the special teams to hand it to the highest scoring offense we’ve ever had. A unit which doesn’t turn the ball over, unlike our Special Teams – no matter how far we don’t stretch the field on pass plays. And, a unit on offense this year, unlike Aaron Murray !
Censor me from saying that, too ?
No, you did not.
Well, Kyle Karempelis made an ass of himself fumbling the ball, again when we were ready to score. And, it cost us not only that TD, but what would’ve been only 3 points scored all day. You gave up a TD. If you expect to get on the field, do not FUMBLE the ball Kyle. You need to learn how to hold the ball. It’s called 3 points – two hands and your body – wrap your arms around it into you, please. I don’t know. That might have cost you any snaps against Georgie tek next week. They think, they are just as talented as we are, you know ? Bullshit, but they do.
Bullshit and they know it, but they do.
Damian Swann caused another fumble today. They made us all wait while some guy in the booth looked at it. The SEC refs called a good game today, but they missed the fumble recovered by Ramik Wilson.
We’re playing pretty well on defense and on offense, and our Special Teams are trying. The lousy horrible vols are not going to beat Missouri. Good Lord, get a grip. The vols do not even have a winning record. It is the type of team that Mark Richt would lose to however, like Florida and South Carolina this season, for example. If you think I am going to root for the vols, you are mistaken. I might however, hope that Arkansas can beat Missouri for us. But, I hold little hope we could beat Alabama although I would like that shot.
Mark Richt has lost to 10 teams now who did not make ANY Top 25 Poll, even AFTER they beat him. This includes Florida and South Carolina, this wasted year.
I am not going to sugarcoat this for you. We kicked their asses on a beautiful day on my campus where I lovingly went to all my classes, and did so well in college at UGA. I lived in Russell Hall in 3B. We were in between Brumby and Creswell with 1,000 lovely ladies on both sides of us. I spent afternoons playing basketball on the courts between. I ate at Snelling, and never at Revoltin’ Bolton. My roommate was on Scholarship in Track. He did not do as well as I in classes. I studied with a lamp at the head of my bed until falling asleep each night, and if I woke up, I had my school book in my hands, and went back at it until I got sleepy again.
I was the rabbit each morning at 5 am running all over Athens with the Track team. I was not on scholarship.
I did walk-on, but did not play.
Today, Mark Richt emptied his bench. I still would not have played.
Charleston Southern University is a school in North Charleston, South Carolina. It is a Baptist college. In my profession, I have sold into South Carolina all my life. Austin Brown, their Quarterback, was at UAB, but not back in 2006 when we last played them. Then, he was at Flowery Branch, in a city where we go on rainy days if the Falcons will let us use their indoor practice facility. If we get one, ever, it likely will be about that far away from our stadium. That will never seem right to me. Why so far away over on Milledge Avenue ?
Milledge Avenue is a mile and a half from Sanford Stadium and our facilities. It would take me 7 and a half minutes to run over there. We will have to load-up on buses like we’re going to Flowery Branch, where Connor Shaw also attended high school.
Nick Chubb was brilliant.
He is wonderful as our running back, and a joy to listen, talking to us. We really recruit well to have landed Nick Chubb. He might not have as good as hands as Todd Gurley II, but he sure is a great running back, blocks very well, and does catch a fair share of dump-downs.
Notre Dame lost today, again. That’s 4. They told us they were National Championship Team 2014. Hogwash. Notre Dame has not done a damn thing in so long that this continued hero worshiping has gotten so old with Notre Dame and with Georgia, that it makes me PUKE.
Ole Miss. What can I say ? I told you that team was not what was said of them, either.
Here we are. 1 test all season. Won that big-time. Just awesome performance last week, other than leaving Todd Gurley II in for 29 carries on 39 degree day when he was ALREADY INJURED in the game, earlier, and we had ALREADY scored 27 UNANSWERED POINTS.
Well, let’s see now ? Was there anything else you said I could not say ?
Can’t criticize the players because they are NOT PAID. Can’t criticize Mark Richt because he is paid $3.5 million a year of MY money. That inconsistency of why was never explained when it seems to me that since I was a walk-on, that BOTH are paid handsomely. And, as a fan of our Football PROGRAM, I like Todd Gurley II am sick and tired of being mediocre and LOSING.
God Almighty Florida and South Carolina.
What could’ve been.
Mark Bradley did another column today where he says neither Georgia nor Georgie tek can make the play-offs. Duh.
But, we have the talent to and Georgie tek does not.
Utah LOST. Give me a break Pac-12. Utah ? Get real.
Nebraska LOST again. You can stick a fork in them. Of course, I said that about them LAST YEAR, TOO, before Hutson Mason LOST to UNRANKED NEBRASKA, LOST TO UNRANKED SOUTH CAROLINA AND LOST TO UNRANKED FLORIDA, who FIRED their coach the following week.
What the freaking Hell does that tell you ?
That we do not deserve ANYTHING but PRAISE and tell them how great they are before we play hapless Georgie tek, us only their # 1 Rival with the most famous fight song about nothing but us TO HELL WITH GEORGIA, like my daddy used to do, they sing – like they have 6 national championships in football in anything but the same damn polls as we – although they have NEVER won the Heisman and NEVER been # 1 in the AP Poll. NEVER.
So, we move up 9-2, average season for Mark Richt – although he averages 3 and a third LOSSES a season for 14 seasons – to replace Ole Miss ahead of us with our # 102 Passing Offense all season long now, to # 9 from # 10. Goal ? Top 4. All the rest, won.
55-9. A good day.
Too bad for us the season was shot to hell like this. Poor coaching really.
Loads of talent on display for the weak crowd, who showed up with me on such a fine Fall Day as today – disguised as empty seats.
Surgery next couple of days for Todd Gurley II, then the INSURANCE PAY-OFF.
He gets $2.5 MILLION of that. Danny boy says it’s bullshit that Todd Gurley II was going to make MORE than that in the NFL. Sure he was. Undeniably, he is the # 1 football player in the United States of America 2014 college season. Absolutely. Left in to get a meaningless 34 UNANSWERED POINTS.
2014 has several story lines, does it not ?
Fans circling the wagons on WHO can say WHAT, while they say the SAME ( in private. )
I would not have any real problem with us being # 10
If it were not for the WAY we did it, again.
I am not getting over Florida and South Carolina both beat us, away from our fabled Sanford.