Women’s College World Series berth 2015 between Georgia and Michigan Thursday 9 pm May 21 on ESPN2

A young Michigan squad, led by two Georgia gals, hosts a senior and junior laden Georgia Bulldogs brutal attack this weekend for a slot in the 2015 Women’s College World Series.  The SEC has dominated the NCAA Softball Tournament again this season with half of the remaining teams.  The format is the same as it is for the men.

Michigan a perennial softball power, like Georgia, is one of only 4 Big Ten softball teams in the NCAA Tournament.  Northwestern was knocked-off by Kentucky, and also lost to Notre Dame – whom Kentucky also knocked-off.  This leaves only Michigan from the Big Ten Conference, as Minnesota and Nebraska both lost, too.

The SEC by comparison had 11 teams, and 8 advanced to Super Regionals, including Georgia.  There are 293 softball teams and the field for this year’s NCAA Tournament was 64 teams.  South Carolina, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are the only SEC teams to lose.

# 1 seed Florida faces Kentucky for that berth.

# 4 Auburn faces # 13 Louisiana – Lafayette.

# 5 LSU faces # 12 Arizona.

# 6 Alabama faces # 11 Oklahoma.

# 8 seed vols faces # 9 FSU.

# 10 Missouri faces # 7 UCLA.

And, # 14 seed Georgia faces # 3 seed Michigan.

The only other of the 8 Super Regionals is # 3 Oregon facing unseeded NC State, as there were no SEC teams in that Regional.  7 SEC teams can advance to the 2015 Women’s College World Series. 1 SEC team will be eliminated by another SEC team.

Georgia has never won the Women’s College World Series.  The men’s yes.

Michigan has won the Women’s College World Series in 2005, but not with such a young roster.

Blue and Maize Michigan Wolverines are coached by Carol Hutchins in her 31st year at the helm there and is already inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame in 2006, after earlier coaching at Ferris State after her playing days as Michigan State Shortstop.  1426-469-4 overall.

Future NFCA Hall of Famer Lu Harris-Champer, who played her collegiate ball at Western Illinois, is now in her 15th season as our head coach.  An accomplished head coach in both the pros and college level, she has it going on with her 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this season.  Her husband is Jerry Champer, Associate Head Coach UGA Swimming and Diving Team who have won 6 National Championships.

Alex Hugo 2nd sacker from Kansas and Chelsea Wilkinson pitcher from North Carolina are All-America players already, and this Georgia squad is quite deep.

Michigan has its own top pitcher from McDonough Georgia right hander Megan Betsa.  Sierra Lawrence of Snellville plays Outfield for Michigan.  Although we recruit very well from Michigan there are no Michigan gals on our team.  Michigan is paced by All Americas at Shortstop Sierra Romero and as left handed pitcher Haylie Wagner.

Michigan is # 3 and Georgia is # 14 in the latest USA Today National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Division 1 Poll.

https://nfca.org/index.php/component/nfca/?top25=1&list=1&year=2015&pdiv=div1

We have been to 2 previous Women’s College World Series in 2009 and the following year in 2010.  This team is better.  We were The SEC Tournament Champions last season.  Lu also has 2 SEC Championships.

NCAA Women’s Softball RPI shows Michigan # 5 RPI and Georgia # 17 RPI.

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/softball/d1

Michigan has the 2nd best ERA nationally at 1.47

http://www.ncaa.com/stats/softball/d1

Michigan is also # 3 nationally in home runs per game at 1.88 and # 3 at Scoring at 8.27 runs per game, and # 3 at Slugging Percentage at .633

http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings?sport_code=WSB&division=1

Michigan has beat Alabama twice this season, and has lost twice to Florida.  We are 1-3 vs Alabama and 0-2 against Florida as well.

We are # 13 in Scoring and steal a ton of bases.   And, while Michigan is # 16 in batting average, Georgia is # 15.

We are # 15 ERA and Michigan today # 2.

Michigan is a very accomplished fielding team.

Alex Hugo and Sierra Romero both have 21 home runs.

Sydni Emanuel        bats .429

Cortni Emanuel       .411

Alex Hugo            .403

Paige Wilson         .368

Niaja Griffin        .352

Anna Swafford        .342

Tina Iosefa          .338

Samantha LaZear      .330

By comparison, Michigan has 7 batters hitting over .321.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/stats/season_stats.pdf

Georgia has 4 seniors and 7 juniors.

The 2 teams play again Friday at 6 pm and if necessary right afterwards at 9pm all on ESPN2, also available online or for your mobile app.

It has been a fun season, of that there is no question.  How many SEC teams advance to the Women’s College World Series, and will Georgia for the 3rd time ?  This is our best team.

Culture clash in Athens?

Thomas Brown UGA:

There is a good read here today, with lots of great comments every one of which says that we need to change the culture where the head coach says that here at Georgia we adhere to something far higher than winning.

Winning is everything, and nothing else matters.

We have all resigned ourselves to inexplicable losses every year with this culture the head coach promotes both on the sidelines and his dogged determination that God Called him to a higher Calling than winning he says to us all again and again and in those exact words.

We have not beat the teams away from Sanford after 2007 like we did until 2007 who ended those seasons as in fact top 25 teams.

We have not beat the teams who that season went on to a bowl game after 2007, as we did prior.

Through it all, we have recruited very well.

The head coach does not care about winning, and this is the reason why the latest current 7-year period has seen us post 29 losses, with seven times 4 losses average per season being only 28 losses instead.

Always it is someone else who has to bring us this change in culture here that our head football coach has to see winning as everything, and nothing else matters.

Our Savior.

Wake up Mark Richt ! This is bull shit that you actually just told us what we’ve all known for years now, that you do not feel that winning is important at all.

Just tell us how great it is to average 9 dot wins and more than 4 losses a season for 7 years now and counting in 15-game seasons for the top teams.

We’re not one of the elite programs, have not been for years now, and it is because of the lack of consistency in intensity from our head coach, mimicked by his players and by his coaching staff.

Just imagine with now over 100 of our Rivals having a Special Teams coach that here at Georgia, a trophy for everyone, we play our walk-ons on Special Teams who are competing against the absolute damn stars of our Rivals. Hell, we still did not even practice Special Teams at the G-Day Game again this season.

Such bullshit.

Recruiting goes along merrily, as do all these inexplicable losses every year to lesser-talented teams.

86 NFL Draft Picks in Mark Richt era 2001-2015 is the 2nd best nationally.

# 8 average Scout.com recruiting rankings 2001-2015 also is 2nd best nationally.

Both to Southern California.

And, while the average number of years the head coach was at the school who won the actual national championship this entire Mark Richt era, on his watch, is just 3 years, Mark Richt starts his 15th now without one because of this.

The average Scout.com recruiting ranking for the actual in fact national champions on the Mark Richt watch is # 8.

So, why can’t we win ?

And, by God, why are the fans of this program still talking about how friqin’ great we are ?

Why do we see some of our main Rivals play 8 home games in a season, and we insist as a fan base to want to go to a hellhole of a city in November no less when our head coach Mark Richt (5-9 vs FU) says he and his recruits are at a disadvantage in JAX ?

If coaching is getting more from less, here at Georgia, we recruit the best talent and do the damn worst job in the nation of coaching them.

How in the hell did we just lose to 3 more lesser-talented teams, Georgie tek, South Carolina and Florida ?

Who did we prepare to lead us this season to some different higher calling ?

We have once again failed to prepare a QB for the up-coming season, another recurring theme around here along with being told the QB we did see exclusively really once again, is better than those who in fact went on to the NFL as QB.

Again and again, always the same.

We play Favorites.

We spend every off-season studying the schedule and say, well, we can beat all these teams because we have better talent, and then list the games we as a fan base consider the important therefore games.

Then, we lose more than 4 games a season average for 7 years now.

We were # 89 in Passing Offense last season, yet none of these 3 studs at QB was given anything but mop-up duty, none told get your butt out there and win.

GATA.

Friq, the damned head coach doesn’t give a shit about GATA. He really told us now finally that he does not care about winning – that here at Georgia there is something far more important than winning that we do here at Georgia.

Freaking dumb shit.

The problem we as fans have here at Georgia, is that every one of us Loves Mark Richt. Great guy, fantastic recruiter – but, a guy who held himself back with the coaching staff nothing more than a prayer meeting circle for all these years – and, who ultimately did this to us because he really does not think that winning is everything and nothing else matters.

Originally posted on Get The Picture:

So here’s an observation from Seth Emerson in today’s Mailbag:

I am a huge believer in the “culture” of football programs shaping success. That is largely led by coaching staffs and coordinators, and sometimes strong player-leaders. Have you noticed a big culture shift from the Bobo/Grantham era to Pruitt/Schottenheimer? If yes, in what ways are the inner workings of the program different than years past?
– Scott C. Davis

Well, the culture of the offense was just fine under Bobo, as the results show, and he and Pruitt were in sync on a lot of things. So thing can’t be quite grouped together like that.

But there was definitely a cultural change, along with big changes in how things were done behind the scenes, after Pruitt’s arrival. I think Bobo had wanted to do things a certain way – more the Alabama way, for lack of a better term –…

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Quincy Carter first told Mark Richt he would not return, then Mark Richt’s first act as head coach here was to kick Quincy Carter off the team. Now, 15 years’ later, he has had 86 NFL Draft Picks, more than every school except USC but he loses more than 4 games a season average for the latest current 7 years (2nd half Mark Richt era) How can this be ? How all these inexplicable losses EVERY YEAR with all this talent ?

Mark Richt Era NFL Draft Picks, Georgia Bulldogs  :

 

2001   1 6 6 Richard Seymour Patriots DT 1

1 13 13 Marcus Stroud Jaguars DT 2

2 8 39 Kendrell Bell Steelers LB 3

2 22 53 Quincy Carter Cowboys QB 4

3 33 95 Jonas Jennings Bills T 5

4 6 101 Jamie Henderson Jets DB 6

2002 1 25 25 Charles Grant Saints DE 7

3 8 73 Will Witherspoon Panthers LB 8

4 16 114 Randy McMichael Dolphins TE 9

4 22 120 Terreal Bierria Seahawks DB 10

5 22 157 Jermaine Phillips Buccaneers DB 11

5 31 166 Verron Haynes Steelers RB 12

7 9 220 Josh Mallard Colts DE 13

7 22 233 Tim Wansley Buccaneers DB 14

2003 1 6 6 Johnathan Sullivan Saints DT 15

1 20 20 George Foster Broncos T 16

2 2 34 Boss Bailey Lions LB 17

2 5 37 Jonathan Stinchcomb Saints T 18

3 13 77 Musa Smith Ravens RB 19

6 37 210 Tony Gilbert Cardinals LB 20

7 28 242 J.T. Wall Steelers RB 21

2004 1 32 32 Ben Watson Patriots TE 22

2 27 59 Sean Jones Browns DB 23

4 21 117 Robert Geathers Bengals DE 24

4 25 121 Bruce Thornton Cowboys DB 25

 

2005 1 14 14 Thomas Davis Panthers DB 26

1 17 17 David Pollack Bengals DE 27

2 3 35 Reggie Brown Eagles WR 28

2 16 48 Odell Thurman Bengals LB 29

3 21 85 David Greene Seahawks QB 30

4 30 131 Fred Gibson Steelers WR 31

 

2006 2 30 62 Tim Jennings Colts DB 32

3 8 72 Leonard Pope Cardinals TE 33

4 2 99 Max Jean Gilles Eagles 34

5 17 149 Greg Blue Vikings DB 35

5 20 152 DeMario Minter Browns DB 36

6 27 196 Kedric Golston Redskins DT 37

7 15 223 D.J. Shockley Falcons QB 38

 

2007s 4 0 0 Paul Oliver Chargers DB 39

2007 3 1 65 Quentin Moses Raiders DE 40

3 20 83 Charles Johnson Panthers DE 41

4 34 133 Martrez Milner Falcons TE 42

6 16 190 Ken Shackleford Rams T 43

2008 5 26 161 Marcus Howard Colts LB 44

6 6 172 Thomas Brown Falcons RB 45

7 15 222 Chester Adams Bears G 46

7 28 235 Brandon Coutu Seahawks K 47

 

2009 1 1 1 Matthew Stafford Lions QB 48

1 12 12 Knowshon Moreno Broncos RB 49

2 18 50 Mohamed Massaquoi Browns WR 50

3 22 86 Asher Allen Vikings DB 51

3 29 93 Corvey Irvin Panthers DT 52

6 9 182 Jarius Wynn Packers DE 53

 

2010 3 33 97 Rennie Curran Titans LB 54

4 22 120 Geno Atkins Bengals DT 55

5 32 163 Reshad Jones Dolphins DB 56

7 36 243 Jeffrey Owens Eagles DT 57

7 41 248 Kade Weston Patriots DE 58

 

2011 1 4 4 A.J. Green Bengals WR 59

3 6 70 Justin Houston Chiefs DE 60

3 27 91 Akeem Dent Falcons LB 61

4 4 101 Clint Boling Bengals G 62

4 10 107 Kris Durham Seahawks WR 63

7 17 220 Shaun Chapas Cowboys RB 64

 

2012 2 9 41 Cordy Glenn Bills T 65

4 4 99 Ben Jones Texans C 66

4 21 116 Orson Charles Bengals TE 67

4 28 123 Brandon Boykin Eagles DB 68

6 5 175 Blair Walsh Vikings K 69

7 1 208 Justin Anderson Colts T 70

7 29 236 Deangelo Tyson Ravens DE 71

 

2013 1 17 17 Jarvis Jones Steelers LB 72

1 30 30 Alec Ogletree Rams LB 73

3 20 82 John Jenkins Saints DT 74

3 22 84 Shawn Williams Bengals DB 75

5 1 134 Sanders Commings Chiefs DB 76

5 28 161 Tavarres King Broncos WR 77

6 20 188 Cornelius Washington Bears LB 78

6 23 191 Bacarri Rambo Redskins DB 79

 

2014 5 15 155 Arthur Lynch Miami TE 80

5 23 163 Aaron Murray Kansas City QB 81

 

2015 1 10 10 Todd Gurley II St. Louis RB 82

3 12 76 Chris Conley Kansas City WR 83

4 19 118 Ramik Wilson Kansas City LB 84

5 31 167 Damian Swann New Orleans CB 85

 

6 31 207 Amarlo Herrera Indianapolis ILB 86

http://www.philsteele.com/Pdf/FBSteamPages/Draft/GEORGIA.pdf

  http://bulldawgillustrated.com/2015/05/03/nfl-draft-3-more-dawgs-selected/#brzn/comments

http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/story?storyId=8149317&lang=ES&wjb=

Our recruiting is just fine.  It’s our coaching that has fallen on its collective face.

Hasn’t it ?

How many games will we lose this year ?  More than 4 losses ?

 

 

 

 

Smith Street from South Lumpkin Street to Sanford Drive should be razed & that asphalt made into grass for new Indoor Practice Facility. Where the new gym ?

I am not in favor of razing Hope Smith Annex.  That building was constructed too far in from Carlton Street, needlessly.  Now, it is in the way.  There is no need for Smith Street to exist starting at South Lumpkin Street over to Sanford Drive.  We can repurpose Hope Smith Annex and expand it further over towards Carlton Street.

The New Indoor Practice Facility has focused mainly on an area miles and miles away, making that site totally untenable. However, this block of land has a building which when it was built, was intended to be there forever.

The bigger issue ultimately after all these monies are finally actually spent, is that the block next to the New Indoor Practice Facility where the Stegosaurus still stands as our “gym” built as a Cow Palace, still has to be replaced with a New Gym.

I am still struggling with $ 4 million dollars spent last week on Joni Crenshaw, an unproven coach of any sport at any level, taking over the # 5 all-time Women’s Basketball Program Lady Bulldogs.

Now, this $ 50 million dollar IPF requires we raze Hope Smith Annex.

And, the real issue is they are still ducking the fact that it’s been half a century since we hosted an NCAA Big Dance Tournament Game here in the dilapidated stinking old poorly designed Stegosaurus. Leave the Stegosaurus for what it was originally intended for, and give it to the Agricultural Department.

We need a new gym.  With these wild expenses, when can we expect a new gym ?

We could have hired a proven women’s college head coach, who at least has coached somewhere.  Paying her this $ 4 million dollar contract is uncalled for.

We have no vision.

We have no purpose.

We have no direction to our Athletics’ Department anymore.

This is all nonsense.  Where’s our gym ?

Georgie tek had 4,000 show up to their annual Spring Football Game whatever it is called, yesterday.  We had 47,000 at ours last week, when we determined we have not prepared ANY quarterback to be our Quarterback 2015 – something which has not occurred previously prior to Fran Tarkenton I saw playing at Sanford with my Dad in the late 1950 timeframe.

Georgie tek already has a new gym.

Georgie tek already has a sort of Indoor Practice Facility, although it is not even a full football field.

We have neither, but have 11 times as many fans at our Spring Football Games in the last week.

It’s the same crowd Georgie tek has every year for their Spring Football Game.

We have a pitiful Athletics’ Department right now.

All the wrong decisions are being made to keep up with Georgie tek.

We are without conceptual forethought wasting monies and making all the wrong decisions for all the wrong reasons.

Tear Down Hope Smith Annex ?

Get real.

When are we going to fix the cash cow that pays for all this where the men’s bathrooms are exactly the same now at Sanford Stadium as they were at Ponce de Leon Ballpark on Ponce de Leon Avenue, across from the old Sears Building in Atlanta ?

This whole entire sordid mess wreaks of piss, like our football program after 2007 with 29 losses, an average of more than 4 losses a season for 7 seasons and counting.

Is there nothing we can get right  in our Athletics’ Department anymore ?

We are 34-28, a measly 54 % win percentage against teams making a bowl game after 2007 in football – and, we are the # 11 all-time winningest 1-A football program.  Our baseball team sucks.  Our men’s and women’s basketball program compete with all these newer fancier basketball gyms, and cannot keep the players in-state because of our facilities’ mismanagement.  Our women’s gymnastics’ program cannot win anymore either.  Our women’s basketball coach quit over his team’s inability to win.  We hire a baseball coach who can do nothing.  We hire a women’s basketball coach who has never coached a tiddlywinks team and pay her $ 4 million dollars, while she pleads for recruits in-state to stay here and play at the Stegosaurus. Our men’s rooms at the facility paying for all this stink of piss.  And, we have a president Jere Morehead allowing the utter complete failure of Greg McGarity to continue unabated since he took over, with no experience either.

We are a rudderless ship with a coach lying to us for his $ 50 million we’ve given him that he is going to win The SEC East this coming season, like that is our goal.

Shit, we suck.

Top all that off with Mark Richt announcing a few weeks’ ago now that here at Georgia, we adhere a higher Calling than Winning.

We make no timely decisions and the ones we gnash our teeth over for half a century, are wrong-headed.

How can this be that we will raze Hope Smith Annex ?

Joni Crenshaw, a beautiful lady and top athlete, student, and civic leader takes on the challenge of keeping in-state players here in Georgia, to come play at the Stegosaurus.

Andy Landers endorses Joni Crenshaw, despite the fact that UGA Lady Bulldogs are the Top 5 program nationally by all accounts, while Joni has never coached anywhere.  It’s quite a challenge the fine lady has taken on.  No coach at UGA, men’s or women’s, has begun to be able to attract the top in-state talent to this relic of a gym at the state’s leading institution in the now over 50 years the out-dated cow palace has served as our basketball home.

Joni Crenshaw is a 4-year letterman from Alabama, after making high school All-America and Home Coming Queen in Mississippi.  She has her degree in Education from Alabama, like all 4-year letterman for Andy Landers did here.

Greg McGarity really has a poor record here at Georgia as Athletic Director, and while most of that is based upon his showings in football during his watch here, he really has not stood out in his previous hires.

Once a top all-sports University annually, during Greg McGarity’s watch, my alma mater has suffered greatly across the board in all sports – notably ending Andy Landers’ career in early retirement – disgraced by the effort of the current players 2015 season.

Joni Crenshaw has led the recruiting efforts everywhere she served previously – all in assistant staff roles.

One would think that UGA would have lured away a proven coach from somewhere, but instead Joni Crenshaw is tapped to be promoted here, where she has been the previous 4 years here, recruiting this talent that so under-achieved that the coach quit over it and took early retirement.

It’s a bold move to take such a fine lady and make her a Top 5 Program All-Time Head Coach.

Success and failure will be measured here, in-state, in recruiting classes.

Andy Landers was known as a tough disciplinarian and was our only coach ever, hired by Vince Dooley, who has quite a long list of great hires he made – not the least of which was hiring Andy Landers as a proven head coach in women’s basketball in 1979.

Joni Crenshaw might just fit the bill from what I’ve seen of her on the sidelines here, as the antithesis of Andy Landers bullish persona in games representing us.  He was known for a tough defense, but this last season, all that went out the window.

All the recruits who are here on the team, were recruited here by Joni Crenshaw.

This team cannot shoot the ball, nor did anyone step-up and shoot the ball well for us this season.  Every time down the court, they jacked it up as a team.  Our shooting percentages, as a team, were atrocious every game all season long.

McKenzie Ingram is our star to build our team around next season, if she stays.

If not, this is going to be a task only a seasoned veteran would know how to deal with.

Andy Landers’ stated attitude for 3 and a half decades here, is that the players themselves have to come to UGA motivated.  That’s a little curious actually.  It is the primary function, once a college coach gets a player to the campus, to motivate the player.  In fact, in management courses I excelled in here at UGA, planning, organizing, controlling, staffing, and leading directing or motivating are the very precepts of this position as Top 5 Program Head Coach.

Andy Landers was tough.

Very tough.

No one ever really broached that subject.

Joni Crenshaw leads, directs, motivates in a completely opposite approach.  This could serve her well.  Not privy myself to recruiting against Andy Landers, one would think there might have been some negative recruiting going on.

Despite not having the top talent in-state stay here any year for 36 years, Andy Landers’ approach did work.

It might have grinded on some high school kids or rival coaches, but we all took it in stride as there never was any impropriety on his part – just stubborn meanness.

I never missed a game Andy Landers coached on TV – not in 36 years.  I have been to many home games, and many away games, but now that the SEC Network televises these games live, there is much actually for Joni Crenshaw to work with in recruiting the top gals in-state to stay at the state’s top institution.

Flagship.

Joni Crenshaw certainly does not have the sideline persona that Andy Landers did.

Quite the opposite is the case, on and off the court.

You do not have to be friends of those whom you are in charge of, but there is no set rule that the manager, the leader, the head coach, cannot be liked and respected. You can like a coach because of his or her success.

Andy Landers had that.

Andy Landers told it like it is, too.

He is respected for that, as well.

And, for his accomplishments in our classrooms and in our games, and everything associated with our Top 5 program only he, ever, coached.

In time, Andy Landers College Basketball Hall of Fame recipient years ago now, will be recognized in all these areas.

What everyone really saw every game was a man yelling and screaming on the sidelines at his players.

Can I say that ?

I just did.

He certainly never had any problems with his gals, in the classrooms, on or off the court.

No one dared.

In many respects, Joni Crenshaw is long overdue this position no one heretofore offered.

She has certainly studied under the greats of the game, and here the top assistant 4 years’ running to Andy Landers – replacing a cast who really none of them have gone on to greatness.  The players, hell yes, the former players of Andy Landers have and did go on to greatness.

Our women’s gymnastics program has fallen into the pits after Greg McGarity’s hires here.

I believe our Athletics’ Department still is mired in saving money, not spending money, making money, and cares little about the fans and our strong desire to actually win.

Our baseball team certainly is not doing well, yet over the years in that sport too, UGA has done very well.

Really, none of the hires of Greg McGarity have worked out.

Certainly his record on his watch in the main sport football, has been very poor – not even in the Top 25 for his time here – which began before the 2010 season.  We have smelly bathrooms, old out of date facilities, loads of cash, and sorry teams in every sport under Greg McGarity.

I said before the hire was made that it would be questioned whomever he chose, unless he chose a proven top head women’s basketball coach commensurate with our Top 5 All-Time Status under Andy Landers.

Top schools in a sport hire proven head coaches, and pay them the money.

We have a unique set of challenges here at UGA in both men’s and women’s basketball, with all the talent here in-state and none attending the state’s leading institution. None.

Either sport.

Basketball has gotten a bad name.  The stars of the game do whatever they want.  They are paid millions and jack it up.  No one looks at shooting percentage of those shots.  It’s a game where 6 players can put an entire program on its back and win it all.

Andy Landers never did that.

Women’s basketball enjoys a far better rep than the men do.

The men are 1 and done, and many programs in shady dealings on and off the court.

Here, we have enjoyed success in women’s basketball just not the ultimate success.

A coach is judged on his or her success ultimately and this one, there is no measure except for what she can do following a tough act to follow.  It certainly puts her on the map, and about time is all I can say.

I think women should be coached by women.

I love Georgia Lady Bulldogs’ basketball program as they have provided me 36 years of fun rooting them on.  But, I am not stupid enough to be blind in my love about us.  I want us to win, but in basketball mostly I want us to quit reading about the women and the men in this state doing so much in the sport and us out of the equation.

If Andy Landers had had a new gym, he would have kept some of these gals in-state, and therein would’ve been all the difference.

But, here at UGA, we adhere to something more important than winning – the almighty dollar.

Everyone will still recruit against us on the basis of our Stegosaurus having not hosted any post-season NCAA Tournament games in now nearly half a century.

It’s time our Athletics’ Department stepped it up and supported our sports in all manners relating to our winning.

Right now, this is a tough task for Joni Crenshaw, a fine lady and wonderful woman, accomplished civic leader, and solid recruiter who certainly knows the game of basketball and The South.

I believe Joni Crenshaw knows what she faces.  The kids might identify with her; at least I know they should.  But, a proven head coach for a Top 5 Women’s College Basketball Program All-Time, she is not.  Best of luck to you Joni Crenshaw.  I will be pulling for you to pull this off, dear.  You’re one of us !

Dumbass Bluto, who at no point during the movie itself was he Senator, says he knows how teams feel about being left out of The Big Games at the end of EVERY SEASON because Bluto felt that way 2007.

Dimwit,

 

One, 2007 was now 8 years’ ago.

 

We just finished our G-Day Game 2015 without figuring out so much as who our damned quarterback even is.

 

This after we have lost 29 games after that fateful 2007 precious season so far to-date, an average of MORE than 4 losses a season.

 

Certainly not elite and not requiring any discussion as if we are.

 

Two, 2007, in case you cannot remember now this 2015 season, eight seasons’ ago, we lost at our Home to 6-6 South Carolina who did NOT even go to a damned bowl game.

 

And, in 2007, we were blown out by should have been 5-loss vols.  The final score ?  14-35.  They beat the ever living shit out of us.  More than 3 and a half touchdowns, the lousy should have been 5-loss vols beat us.

 

And, you have the unmitigated friqin’ gall to not discuss our issues yesterday again on Special Teams, and at Quarterback, but TRY to bring up instead that we were damn it all HOSED in 2007 to be left out all those years’ ago now.

 

Bullshit Bluto.  Friqin’ Bullshit son.

 

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/i-was-told-the-reason-we-had-a-selection-committee-is-we-were-going-to-take-all-that-stuff-out-of-it/

G-Day Game 2015 : Is Jacob Park the next 4-year starter here at UGA ? Brice Ramsey hurt himself again today. Jacob Park interception a tough luck throw, and now all off-season, Mark Richt justified to not have 4-year starter because of that ?

It looked like a bad day for UGA, about what one would expect from a Mark Richt team who has averaged more than 4 losses a year for 7 seasons now and counting.  29 losses starting 2008 until now.  The team looked like the same team we saw lose to 3 lesser-talented teams 2014, two of whom did not make a single solitary Top 25 Poll.

As for the Quarterbacks, they all showed the rust you knew they would, having not been used, having not been prepared, and all 3 looked the part of a QB who is not comfortable back there.  Maybe it’s best that Faton Bauta was not moved to running back last year when all our running backs except Nick Chubb were injured or otherwise unable to compete.

Jacob Park, except for that throw into triple coverage, where he threw the ball at a catchable height but goes as an over throw for a 50-yard interception return, which he had to stop really on his own, I thought had a pretty good day.  Not that he was really given a chance.

We will waste his season this season.

Brice Ramsey really had a poor day, again.  He does that.  For a guy with his arm, it is a crying shame no one on our staff can teach him how to be a pocket passer, drop back, get his footwork right, and turn it loose.

Faton Bauta did not even run the ball, and this staff believes this is his biggest strength because he does not have the arm they say that Brice Ramsey and Jacob Park do.  He showed me he can pass the ball well, as he showed me last year, too.

What they do in the G-Day Game does not mean anything, as that is Mark Richt’s personal call.  He chose Aaron Murray over Zach Mettenberger and made Aaron Murray his favorite, despite the fact that Zach Mettenberger, by far, had the best Spring G-Day Game.  In fact, Zach Mettenberger was put down the list by Mark Richt in favor of Joe Cox.  Even with the flu and his chronic shoulder keeping him out of 2 practices a week his entire career here, Joe Cox played every minute losing at Okie State – a team that even with that victory over Mark Richt, did not even make the AP Poll Top 25 for that 2009 season Zach Mettenberger put up such a strong showing at the G-Day Game.

Anyone who thought 2015 was going to be a year of running for UGA, was hit in the face with a cold dose of reality that Nick Chubb is the only running back who consistently can hit the hole, but it does beg the question about A.J. Turman one of the very best football players in the state of Florida three (3) years’ ago.  Despite his couple of break-aways, he otherwise had a tough go of it, against a defense that last year was like a sieve against the run, even against really less than top running backs.

It is the same thing every year.  You could see how bad our Special Teams were today, without a coach as over 100 of our rivals have, even though Mark Richt spends every G-Day Game, not even bothering to practice Special Teams.  No wonder in game situations they cannot compete.  And, we played no stars on Special Teams, but walk-ons, in this trophy for everyone we adhere to something higher than winning Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program.

Nice day to drive our new vehicle.  The crowd was slight.  Enjoyed the ride up and the ride back.

We have a lot to work on to fix all these 29 inexplicable losses these latest 7 years, and 3 of those just last season.

We’re missing something.

I cannot wait to hear the interviews of Mark Richt, bragging on the team in today’s G-Day Game.

 

Especially whomever his favorite is at QB 2015.

I did not see a QB today ready to play top teams in the nation.

 

I saw quarterbacks today who are not ready.  Does that really surprise anyone, when we spent the whole entire wasted year last year watching a guy chosen as favorite who could not throw the ball farther than 4 yards – kind of floating.

Keith Marshall, whom Field and Street proclaims is back ! , did not play.

 

There is just something missing from our program after 2007 here.

2015 promises to be more of the same – no fire.

 

I saw no fire today from us.  Everyone tells us how great Leonard Floyd is, but he did not play either.

Sony Michel did not play, as well.

We actually were not afraid 1 whole entire running play today, to run Nick Chubb.

 

There is no fire in this team, except for fans who say you cannot say that about a listless lacking fire coach and his team mimicking him, exuding the same listlessness and lacking fire persona of our coach.

We recruit well.

Maybe we can get another # 9 recruiting class 2016 ?

So we can waste all that talent too.

It’s going to be a long season, and inexplicable losses.  If we play a top team away from Athens, we will lose.  We will lose to far lesser teams than us too.

I predict another 9-4 for 2015-2016.  Or, 9-5 if we play Alabama twice.  It’s a 15-game season again this season for the top teams.

We average 9 wins.

We have been averaging MORE than 4 losses a season after 2007.

We have no hope of SEC Championship.

What a beautiful day on our gorgeous campus!

I wanted Brice Ramsey or Jacob Park last year.  I wanted Faton Bauta before I wanted to see Hutson Mason.  We have not prepared any of them from what I have seen.  All 3 are very good quarterbacks.  If Mark Richt announced who his favorite is, and he has already made up his mind as always anyway, then the other 2 would instantly leave, or should.

That is why he plays this game with you.

You try to back him up on this.

The coach knows who his favorite is.

He will play him no matter what, anyway.

This is a ruse that Jacob Park is being given a shot at QB 2015.

It’s Brice Ramsey with Faton Bauta his back-up.

 

We will see Jacob Park against ULM and against Southern.  That will be his year.

Brice Ramsey will learn under fire how to set his feet and then make any throw, and not before.  His attempts at getting the ball downfield when he does not step into the throw were on display again today and they were not pretty wounded ducks, over throws, and should have been interceptions.

 

I understand that Jacob Park made a score of 100 on his test of his knowledge of the 2015 play book.

 

Pick a damn guy already and teach him how to be a Quarterback.

Practice Special Teams and that includes especially 2016 Spring G-Day Game.  And, get them a damn coach.

Quit losing 29 games in just 7 seasons.

GATA.

Get some fire.

And, cease with all this I am afraid someone will get hurt bullshit Mark Richt.

We’re not ready.

Anyone at the game today knows that Mark Richt, and that includes you – not that you give a shit.