“situated on a rich vein of football talent, is a plum SEC job. Half-empty: Richt has not won a conference title since 2005. Georgia always seems to drop the ball and not quite live up to its potential” Ty Duffy The Big Lead.com

“situated on a rich vein of football talent, is a plum SEC job. Half-empty: Richt has not won a conference title since 2005. Georgia always seems to drop the ball and not quite live up to its potential.”

“We’ll go the safe route and predict a very “Georgia” season. They pick off one of the Bama teams. They drop a division game or against a mediocre Florida/South Carolina.”

 

Bulldogs     By

College Football 2015 Preview No. 7: Georgia Bulldogs

 

That about sums it up.

 

Seth Emerson AJ-C says the QB debate, no matter who starts Saturday, will not go away with every pass a referendum and could dictate the difference between a great and a yet another disappointing season.

Source: Three storylines for Georgia’s season

“No matter who starts the opener, the story won’t go away…every pass will be a referendum…And even when someone does grab the job — if they do — the debates won’t go away. Hutson Mason could tell you that from personal experience. Beyond the intrigue, however, lies the fact that quarterback play could dictate how far the Bulldogs go this season…then the passing game becomes the difference between a great and a disappointing season.  Oh, and by the way, there’s this: Jacob Eason, perhaps the nation’s top quarterback recruit, is due to join the team in January. So this year’s quarterbacks have that hanging over their future too. Good luck.”

 

“Georgia fans don’t need to be reminded that their team hasn’t won the SEC in a decade…The fans are antsy for more, and finishing ranked No. 9 last season didn’t leave them with a great feeling.  That means anything but a trip to Atlanta likely will be seen as a disappointment, and even if that’s achieved, ending the SEC title drought will be considered a must by many.”

 

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/three-storylines-for-georgias-season

 

Seth Emerson, AJ-C

 

With the Great Exodus of 20 of our top players after the season, Jacob Eason does not mean that Mark Richt will be able to stave us off with yet more inexplicable losses this season by hinting that we merely wait until next season.

 

Looking at the AP Poll voted on this week by Seth Emerson in the past, but apparently not this season joining the AJ-C, the Bulldogs face 6 teams listed in the voting in the regular season and at least 2 more after the season in the SEC Championship Game and bowl game.  The fact that Mark Richt has lost 21 of the current latest 24 games against teams who in fact ended up higher ranked than him in the AP Poll Top 25, rachets-up the pressure on a coach who while a nice guy, is largely viewed nationally as not currently getting the job done any longer. The only 3 wins after 2007 over teams who were ranked higher in the Final AP Poll Top 25 by Mark Richt were all 3 when he was totally unranked in either the Final AP Poll Top 25 and totally unranked in the Final Coaches’ Poll.

Matt Stinchcomb and Paul Feinbaum agreed, Mark Richt loses to vols and to Auburn

Starting Offensive Tackle : John Theus

Starting Outside Linebacker : Jordan Jenkins

Starting Fullback : Quayvon Hicks

Probable Starting Inside Linebacker : Jake Ganus

Starting Wide Receiver : Malcolm Mitchell

Starting Place Kicker : Marshall Morgan

Starting Tight End : Jay Rome

Starting Wide Receiver : Justin Scott-Wesley

Starting Tailback : Keith Marshall

Possible Starting Center : Hunter Long

Starting Offensive Tackle : Kolton Houston

Starting Defensive End : Josh Dawson

Starting Defensive Tackle : Sterling Bailey

Defensive Tackle : James DeLoach

Starting Nose Tackle : Chris Mayes

Cornerback : Devin Bowman

Starting Linebacker : Leonard Floyd

Kicker : Patrick Beless

Starting Punter : Collin Barber

Starting Long Snapper : Nathan Theus

All 20 of these are lost from Mark Richt’s teams after this season, and Alabama actually loses MORE than these 20 after this season as well, but Paul Feinbaum and Matt Stinchcomb both agree that Mark Richt will lose to Auburn and to the vols this regular season. That does NOT bode well for Mark Richt that he should lose to the vols and to Auburn this regular season because Alabama is ranked better than BOTH of those teams and we have to play them twice.

Mark Richt has to play this put up or shut up season along with having to play Alabama twice Auburn and the vols teams such as Florida, Georgie tek yellowjackets, South Carolina, Missouri, and whomever our opponent is in our bowl game.

There is only 1 assurance from Mark Richt and that is that whomever his bowl opponent will be, the bowl will be his 15th in a row meaningless bowl opponent – as he never has played in a meaningful bowl game, let alone won against a top bowl opponent in such a bowl game.

Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer who just last week said the job is Brice Ramsey’s to lose because he has such a great talent with his arm strength, is singing a different tune today and now says that there is no hurry whatsoever for Mark Richt to name a starter with all the cupcakes we face the entire month of September. Mark Richt said there was a fumble in an exchange on Offense yesterday. Duh.

http://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Finebaum-gives-Alabama-UGA-prediction-38978666

“As the team inches closer and closer to September 5th, it’s past time for whoever head coach Mark Richt declares the starter to be getting all of the first-team snaps.” LoganMBooker ClassCityToday.com

“As the team inches closer and closer to September 5th, it’s past time for whoever head coach Mark Richt declares the starter to be getting all of the first-team snaps.”

 

LoganMBooker ClassCityToday.com

 

http://classiccitytoday.com/three-observations-from-todays

 

August 25, 2015 kick-off Saturday week, and yesterday our # 1 and Starting QB still was not practicing with the ones.  Today, he did.  Two-thirds of the time all Spring and now ALL FALL camp, he has not.  His leadership of the team has been undermined. His confidence and the team’s confidence in him has been obliterated. His timing with the ones, and their timing with him continues to be the biggest bone-headed coaching decision of Mark Richt 2015-2016, so far.  The # 1 Center two-thirds of the time, has not worked with our # 1 QB and the # 1 Center is NEW.  The all important Tight Ends 2015-2016 have not worked with our # 1 QB two-thirds of the time.  Our wide receivers, whom we are relying on so many newcomers to come through for us this season, have not worked with our # 1 QB two-thirds of the time either.  Our OL has not worked with our # 1 QB two-thirds of the time and yet they are expected to make him a success by knowing what his tendencies are and how to protect him.  Our running backs, way too many of whom have put the ball on the carpet, are expected to have no exchange issues this season also having not practiced whatsoever with our # 1 QB two-thirds of the time.

 

And, now Logan M. Booker of ClassicCityToday.com says that he firmly believes : “it’s past time for whoever head coach Mark Richt declares the starter to be getting all of the first-team snaps.”

 

This all is a ruse by Mark Richt for the Mark Richt Apologists to have a built-in excuse for 2015-2016 so that we can all point to the # 1 QB for 2016 Jacob Eason, who will have to contend with The Great Exodus of 20 of our top players after this season, nearly every Starter.

 

What total bullshit.

Stop him when you’ve heard this shit before : “SEC’s easiest path to the playoff: Georgia Bulldogs” by ESPN Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer

“Georgia hasn’t named a quarterback. The wide receiver corps is thin. And the defense, which should be improved, still lost some key members from last season’s team. Yet, many are predicting the Bulldogs to win the SEC East and some are even picking them to win the league.

Why are they such a popular pick?

Aside from Nick Chubb, arguably the best running back in college football, it has to be the schedule. Of all the College Football Playoff contenders in the SEC, Georgia has the easiest path to get there. They’re the clear-cut favorite in the East, and if they win the conference championship, they can even lose a game during the season and still make the playoff.

The other perk is the conference championship will be played in Atlanta, essentially Georgia’s backyard.

But let’s get back to the regular season. Unlike last season when they opened against Clemson, the Bulldogs won’t see a ranked team until the month of October. The first game against UL Monroe should be a breeze and will also allow the new quarterback to get acclimated. Then it’s on to Vanderbilt and South Carolina, two of the weaker conference foes they will face. Even if the Gamecocks are improved this season, Georgia gets them at home.

Needless to say, there’s a strong possibility this team will be undefeated when Alabama comes to town on Oct. 3. And just like Georgia, the Crimson Tide are breaking in a new quarterback. As you could have probably guessed, that quarterback’s first true road game will be between the hedges, which bodes well for the Bulldogs.

A loss to Alabama, and Georgia could still run the table and be a shoo-in for the playoff. A win, though, and they’re in the driver’s seat.

Following the Alabama game is a difficult stretch with back-to-back games at Tennessee and home against Missouri. Both teams are vying for the division crown and will present challenges for Georgia, but it still beats playing in the West where every week is a new Top-25 opponent.

Then, after a bye week, it’s on to Jacksonville for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and a matchup with rival Florida. This neutral-site game takes the place of a road game on Georgia’s schedule, which means the Bulldogs only have three true road games in the SEC.

One of those road games will be Week 11 at Auburn in what might be Georgia’s most difficult game all season. However, coach Mark Richt has had Auburn’s number over the years, winning eight of the past 10 games against the Tigers, and again, if Auburn is the only game Georgia loses all season, they still have a strong chance of making the playoff assuming the Bulldogs win the conference title game.

And of course, there’s the finale at Georgia Tech. But most coaches would rather play a difficult non-conference game like that at the end of the season as opposed to the beginning. By that time, you know your team and you know what to expect.

Ultimately, no path in the SEC is easy. But playing in the East, plus a soft early schedule, plus one less road game in conference, and it all adds up in Georgia’s favor.”

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/113877/secs-easiest-path-to-the-playoff-georgia-bulldogs

 

Excuse me Greg Ostendorf, have you forgotten :

 

(1) Mark Richt is 5-9 vs our # 1 Rival Florida, most frequently to teams you figured he beat

(2) This “neutral” game in JAX, he is 5-9 at.

(3) Mark Richt is 2-9 as Visitor vs ranked teams for the seasons after 2007. These games this season would include vols, Auburn and Georgie tek all 3 teams voted on in yesterday’s release of the AP Poll sir.

(4) He is 28% win percentage after 2007 away from Sanford against teams ranked that season 6-15. These games this season for him include vols, Auburn, Georgie tek, Florida, Alabama in The SEC Championship Game, and one meaningless bowl game. He’s 54-29 after 2007, an average of MORE than 4 losses a season sir. If you figure he wins 28 % of those, that’s MORE than 4 losses RIGHT THERE Greg Ostendorf, sir.

(5) Mark Richt is 3-21 vs teams ranked higher for the season than him after 2007 and the 3 wins were when he was unranked that season in any poll whatsoever.

(6) He’s only won 54% of the games after 2007 against teams who played in a bowl game that season 34-28.

(7) “there’s something besides winning that’s important here” Mark Richt tells us repeatedly.

(8) He pulls a “Richt” EVERY year losing inexplicable losses

(9) Despite all the talent here, Mark Richt is a huge underachiever. He’s averaged the # 8 Scout.com recruiting ranking 2nd best nationally 2001-2015 and verified by the NFL with the 2nd most NFL Draft Picks nationally 2001-2015. Yet, while he starts his 15th season at the helm here with all this talent, 14 other coaches have been there at their school only 3 years on the average to win their national championship on Mark Richt’s watch head-to-head then with Mark Richt. They averaged all 14 national champions on the Mark Richt watch the # 8 Scout.com average recruiting ranking too.

(10) Coaching is getting more from less. Here, Mark Richt has done the complete absolute OPPOSITE, hasn’t he ?

(11) Mark Richt has NEVER played in a meaningful bowl game. Let alone win one.

(12) Mark Richt just does NOT beat the teams who are better than him after 2007.

(13) Mark Richt has lost to 10 teams after 2007 who have not been ranked in either the AP Poll or Coaches’ Poll either time of game or for the season.

(14) Mark Richt plays FAVORITES and always has, often controlling what is said or even known. Mark Richt lies to us repeatedly and feels vindicated in doing so to preserve his $ 3.5 million annually.

(15) He makes bone-headed in game decisions

(16) Mark Richt would rather a trophy for everyone, like Pop Warner teams, than play his best players, often benching his best players to play 3rd stringers, especially on Special Teams.

(17) Mark Richt says winning is not important to him and he would rather as his priority convert the boys to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He says he is at peace knowing he either converted them to his religion, or tried to, WHATEVER happens here at Georgia. He does not care, as seen on the sidelines every game.

(18) Every time you figure Mark Richt might lose a game, you say oh he can lose that game and still make the damn play-offs. That is the way he figures it too. And, all our DISNEYdawgs.com rose-colored glasses fans who censor anything real for what a great guy Mark Richt is despite the obvious short comings he in fact has as our coach, they all figure losing the games you figure we lose as well, will not matter because he can still lose and make the play-offs. It has NOT worked out for him thinking like that. He needs to GATA, and have his team prepared. He has spent the entire Spring and now all Fall making sure our team is anything but prepared to beat 9 ranked teams 2015-2016 sir.

(19) He plays eight (8) games 2015-2016 against teams voted on in the AP Poll released yesterday : vols, Auburn, Florida, Alabama, Alabama again in The SEC Championship Game he’s NOT won after 2005, Georgie tek yellowjackets, Missouri, bowl game against ranked team and 8 assumes we lose that game or do NOT make the play-offs. To do what you’re saying Greg Ostendorf sir, he would be playing 9 ranked teams – wouldn’t he ?

    Easiest path ? How about the most improbable most impossible most utterly preposterous path Mark Richt could possibly imagine instead ? What you think Greg Ostendorf, sir, or would you rather not be confused with the facts herein that he’d be beating 9 ranked teams to do so 2015-2016. So, what’s this bullshit then that he has the easiest path ? DISNEYdawgs.com This is EXACTLY the kind of unadulterated bullshit that has given Mark Richt such complacency and lead to our downfall every freaking off-season. Shut the hell up, boy. You do NOT know anything of which you speak. NOTHING. Nothing at ALL.

 

 

 

Predictions on the 2015-2016 season which is once again a 15-game season for the top teams. PLAY IN A BIG DAMN BOWL GAME FOR ONCE MARK RICHT ! 28% win % after 2007 away from Sanford vs teams ranked for the season of which this year we play 6 : vols, Florida, Georgie tek, Auburn, Alabama in SEC Championship Game, and our bowl game

9-4 or 9-5 if we play Alabama twice.

We have averaged either 5 losses or 4 losses per season the current latest 7-year period.

After this season, we have The Great Exodus, where we lose 20 of our top players – nearly every Starter.

We face 6 teams voted on in the AP Poll last night : vols, Florida, Missouri, Georgie tek, Auburn and Alabama. We play 2 more ranked teams this season in The SEC Championship Game and our Bowl game opponent. That is 8 ranked teams. We are especially poor winning the games away from Sanford vs teams ranked for the season. According to the AP Poll the teams voted on we play this season will be 8 if we play in The SEC Championship Game we’ve not won after 2005. This is 2015.

Pardon me for being plain about this ?

We have inexplicable losses every single season with Mark Richt – in addition.

We have lost every single game against any team ranked ahead of us for any season of the current latest 7 years, except for 3 games when Mark Richt that season was unranked in both the AP Poll and Coaches’ Poll where he beat a ranked team for that season. That is a 3-21 STREAK the latest 24 games against teams who in fact end up ranked ahead of us in the Top 25 of either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Poll.

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&yrk=on&allop=1&cres=1

We hired a Special Teams’ Coordinator, Carter Blount, who is not allowed to tell Mark Richt that he must practice Special Teams in the Annual G-Day Game, who is not allowed to tell Mark Richt that he must play his very best 11 football players on Special Teams, who is not allowed to tell Mark Richt that he waited too long this pre-season again to practice Special Teams in even the damn scrimmages – waiting until Saturday to first do so when kick-off to this 2015-2016 season is now Saturday week, and who in addition is not allowed to coach the players AT ALL.

We have a plethora of guys who put the ball on the carpet on Special Teams, at Wide Receiver, and at Running Back positions.

We play the wrong guy all too often and bench the better player “behind” him on the Depth Chart, especially at Quarterback. This season sets up for more of the same with the damn secrecy about who the Starter will be. After telling us David Greene is the better quarterback than DJ Shockley in 2001 and redshirting DJ so he could not prove his worth, after telling us Joe Tereshinski III is the better quarterback than Matthew Stafford in 2006, after telling us Joe Cox with his chronic shoulder and flu would only play at Stillwater in 2009 and that he was a better quarterback than Zach Mettenberger whom he gave no snaps against Okie State even with the charter flight required for Joe Cox, and after last year telling us that Hutson Mason who ended the season the # 90 Passing Offense and never did throw a pass longer than 4 yards floating them ALL was a better quarterback than Brice Ramsey, Jacob Park and Faton Bauta – none of whom was he better than – is it really any wonder he is making the same mistake again this season ?

We have totally ruined the timing of the new QB working with the new Center 2015. We have ripped the confidence of our Starting QB making him practice two-thirds of the time with either the 3rd or 2nd team. We have undermined the OL’s ability to learn the tendencies of the Starting QB by having him not practice with the OL the entire Spring and now all the Fall Practices, except 33 % of the time. We have shot the timing of the receivers and all important Tight Ends working with the # 1 QB – the Starting QB. We have not given the Starting Fullback or the Starting Tailback practice with the # 1 Starting QB two-thirds of the Spring and now all two-thirds of the Fall Camp too, so they do not have the timing and tendencies down with the Starting QB either, or the exchanges, or timing on pass patterns out of the backfield.

We have pulled a “Richt” at QB, on Special Teams, and at every Offensive Position all Spring and now all Fall Camp and continue to make dumb shit coaching decisions.

Our Coach has seen fit this off-season to make it crystal clear that he does not want to be known as a college football coach but as a Christian, and that he does not care about winning – that converting the boys to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is more important to him than winning.

Our fan base is SATISFIED with 10-win season in 15-game seasons nowadays for the top teams, when in fact Mark Richt has averaged 9-5 or 9-4 over the latest current recent 7 years now and counting.

Our fan base has come more and more around to my way of thinking. We continue to recruit well and waste the talent. The same talent that at 14 other schools on Mark Richt’s WATCH have won national championships with, averaging these 14 years only 3 years at their school to win a national championship while we go into Mark Richt’s 15th with NO HOPE. The average # 8 Scout.com recruiting class 2001-2015 is verified as the 2nd best in the nation and is further verified by the NFL that Mark Richt has also put up the 2nd most NFL Draft Picks 2001-2015. Yet, he pulls a “Richt” and either loses a game no one figures we lose, or is blown-out by an opponent taking them too lightly and not GATA. Or, BOTH. The average Scout.com recruiting ranking for these 14 national championships on Mark Richt’s WATCH all averaged the average # 8 Scout.com recruiting ranking too. Coaching is getting MORE out of less. Here, we do the complete opposite, wasting talent. Don’t we ?

https://ugathomasbrown.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/lets-look-at-the-national-champions-shall-we-cmr-avg-8-recruiting-class-same-as-the-nc-avg-every-year-but-while-their-head-coach-has-been-there-3-and-a-half-years-before-they-win-the-nc-mark/

The DISNEYdawgs.com remain continuing to skirt the issue and duck the point that we have failed to win The SEC Championship Game after 2005. This is 2015. We have NO HOPE of doing so 2015-2016 season. And, they continue to remain steadfast on their view that no one should mention that Mark Richt has NEVER played in a meaningful bowl game.

Our Goals are quite clear.

While Mark Richt was once 81 % win percentage here 42-10 and in addition still was 80 % win percentage at kick-off game 5 of 2008 in the Alabama Black-Out game, why are you not a malcontent at 68 % win percentage after 2007 – these latest current recent 7 years by stark contrast ?

We’re # 11 all-time in Wins for Major Colleges.

We have only a 54 % win percentage after 2007 against teams who even played in damn bowl games these most recent 7 years making up the entire 2nd half of the Mark Richt era after 2007.

This is the 2nd season of the new 4-team play-off. Mark Richt’s ONLY BCS Bowl wins were over # 23 FSU a 5-loss hapless team 2002 and over # 19 Hawai’i another hapless team.

He has FAILED to win or even play in a meaningful bowl game.

2-9 Mark Richt as Visitor vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ for the seasons starting 2007 :

WON 34-0 at # 14 Missouri 2014

LOST 38-43 at Auburn 2013

LOST 27-31 at Vanderbilt 2013

LOST 35-38 at Clemson 2013

LOST 7-35 at South Carolina 2013

LOST 31-49 at Auburn 2010

LOST 12-24 at Mississippi State 2010

LOST 6-17 at South Carolina 2010

*WON 30-24 at Georgie tek 2009* would’ve VACATED win if they beat us too

LOST 10-24 at Okie State 2009

LOST 14-35 at Tennessee vols 2007

2-9 as Visitor vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ for the seasons starting 2007

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2007&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&yrk=on&allop=1&cres=1

2-9 as Visitor vs ranked teams for the seasons starting 2007

Looking at the AP Poll released last night we have the following games this season like this this 2015-2016 season : vols, Georgie tek, and Auburn.

VISITOR or NEUTRAL after 2007 against teams ranked for the season :

These are the AWAY games away from Sanford

6-15 Mark Richt as Visitor or Neutral vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ for the seasons after 2007 :

GAMES AWAY FROM SANFORD 6-15 AFTER 2007 VS TEAMS RANKED FOR THE SEASON :

WON 37-14 Louisville Neutral 2014

WON 34-0 at # 14 Missouri 2014

LOST 19-24 Nebraska Neutral 2013

LOST 38-43 at Auburn 2013

LOST 27-31 at Vanderbilt 2013

LOST 35-38 at Clemson 2013

LOST 7-35 at South Carolina 2013

WON 45-31 Nebraska Neutral 2012

LOST 28-32 Alabama Neutral 2012

WON 17-9 Florida Neutral 2012

LOST 30-33 Michigan State Neutral 2011

LOST 10-32 LSU Neutral 2011

LOST 21-35 Boise State Neutral 2011

LOST 6-10 Central Florida Neutral 2010

LOST 31-49 at Auburn 2010

LOST 12-24 at Mississippi State 2010

LOST 6-17 at South Carolina 2010

*WON 30-24 at Georgie tek 2009* would’ve VACATED win if they beat us too

LOST 17-41 Florida Neutral 2009

LOST 10-24 at Okie State 2009

WON 24-12 Michigan State Neutral 2008

6-15 as Away from Sanford vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ for the seasons after 2007

Looking at the AP Poll released last night we have the following games this 2015-2016 season like this : vols, Florida, Georgie tek, Auburn, Alabama in SEC Championship Game, and our bowl game.

15-0 ?

Uh, no.

28 % win % after 2007 vs teams ranked for season away from Sanford – That’s OVER 4 losses right there alone.

Bluto aka “state senator” Get the Picture says : ” I agree it’s put up or shut up time. ” And, after this 2015-2016 season which kicks off a week from Saturday, we lose 20 of our very best players – nearly every Starter.

“I agree it’s put up or shut up time.”

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/there-is-a-georgia-story-but-is-anyone-going-to-tell-it/

After this season, this is what we lose – prompting this “put or shut up time.”

Starting Offensive Tackle : John Theus

Starting Outside Linebacker : Jordan Jenkins

Starting Fullback : Quayvon Hicks

Probable Starting Inside Linebacker : Jake Ganus

Starting Wide Receiver : Malcolm Mitchell

Starting Place Kicker : Marshall Morgan

Starting Tight End : Jay Rome

Starting Wide Receiver : Justin Scott-Wesley

Starting Tailback : Keith Marshall

Possible Starting Center : Hunter Long

Starting Offensive Tackle : Kolton Houston

Starting Defensive End : Josh Dawson

Starting Defensive Tackle : Sterling Bailey

Defensive Tackle : James DeLoach

Starting Nose Tackle : Chris Mayes

Cornerback : Devin Bowman

Starting Linebacker : Leonard Floyd

Kicker : Patrick Beless

Starting Punter : Collin Barber

Starting Long Snapper : Nathan Theus

In addition to all these 20 players we lose after this season kicking-off a week from Saturday, our Junior Class this season is weak, with only a couple of players in our Junior Class this season.

Indeed, it is : “I agree it’s put up or shut up time.”

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/there-is-a-georgia-story-but-is-anyone-going-to-tell-it/

The Mark Richt Apologists can fill your head with bullshit that losing these 20 after this season – nearly every Starter – is no big deal with our sorry Junior Class this season by stark contrast, but the facts are that recruiting has not been our issue here with Mark Richt. It’s been his inexplicable losses every season after 2007, and his more than 4 losses per season average after 2007, and his 3 wins – all when Mark Richt went unranked that season – against teams ranked higher than us in the AP or Coaches’ Polls for the seasons after 2007 out of the 24 games against such teams.

This has not been caused by lack of talent. On the contrary, we’ve stockpiled more talent here than any school in the nation as measured by average Scout.com recruiting rankings and as verified by NFL Draft Picks of which there will be another bumper crop after this season.

The answer, my friends, is that Mark Richt must win this season as his goal, and not converting these boys into his religion, as he says is his goal instead.

But, can he ?

Is he going to change his priority ?

Will converting the boys to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior all of a sudden cease to be his goal this season, and instead he will overnight become GATA, finding instead that there is nothing more important than winning here ?

Mark Richt, to answer that question, says that he has peace converting the boys to Jesus Christ as his primary goal so much so that he does not even want to be known as a college football coach – that that is not what defines him but Jesus Christ.

I do not have ANY doubts personally.

15-game season for the top teams, and I am absolutely certain we will go 9-4 or 9-5 if we play Alabama twice.

I read yesterday on one of our “approved Bulldog blogs” that he said that Alabama is weak this season. Excuse me, Alabama loses as much if not more after this season than we do, and will in fact have as many NFL Draft Picks after this season as we do, if not more.

In fact, talent has never been our issue here.

Coaching decisions, stubbornness and stupidity, along with complacency that well winning isn’t all that damn important anyway in the whole scheme of God’s Plan, remain our issues. Don’t they ?

Stubbornness is not a Christian trait; in fact, just the opposite, Christians are the antonym of adamant, headstrong, inflexible, ornery, persistent, relentless, tenacious, self-willed, and set in one’s ways.

Mark Richt says that coaching and winning is not what defines him, but that converting the boys over to Jesus Christ is.

All of us have all said this for years. That he looks asleep on the sidelines, disinterested, uncaring in the outcome, and all too frequently having his teams unprepared.

Perhaps this is the EXCUSE in a long steady stream of EXCUSES from him for this up-coming season. That we are to all focus on NOT HAVING A STARTING QUARTERBACK, and him with the nation’s # 1 QB coming in next season, Jacob Eason.

Whose damn fault is that that Mark Richt has not prepared a back-up QB for us since DJ Shockley in 2001, his first season at our helm ?

What the freaking hell was Mark Richt doing all last year with our # 80 Passing Offense, Starting a QB who by himself lost to 4 far less-talented teams than we gave Mark Richt to surround Hutson Mason only to watch Hutson Mason with far more talent than his opposing QB had to surround himself with losing to Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgie tek and Florida as our Starting QB ?

Why did Brian Schottenheimer just last Thursday announce that he detests the term game manager ? To hear his head rattle ? Or, to take on Mark Richt head-on on our Starting QB 2015, unlike that he witnesses studying film of all our players this year who all were all here last season, riding the damn bench and never prepared ?

Our Starting QB is still not practicing with the ones, still not lining-up behind the new # 1 Center to get that down. Still not throwing to the ones. Our great OL still has no idea which QB they will be blocking for. Our receivers are still not getting their timing down with their QB because they are NOT practicing with him. We are preparing to be unprepared for 2015 so that we have a BUILT-IN EXCUSE for another mediocre 2015-2016 season.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-22/mark-richt-says-3-man-race-georgias-starting-qb-could-stretch-season

We are going to drag this out all season, so we have a built-in excuse for 2015-2016 season.

That and to destroy the confidence and timing and make it self-fulfilling prophesy that our Starting QB 2015 is the only problem we have – fixed by # 1 QB nationally AGAIN next season.

I do not remember Matthew Stafford being named the Starter, either.

In fact, I recall specifically that Mark Richt told us all that Joe Tereshinski III was a BETTER QB than Matthew Stafford.

How in the name of God are we going to be prepared to play 6 regular season games against teams named by the VOTERS in the AP Poll last night : Florida, Georgie tek, Alabama, Auburn, vols and Missouri ?

Or, more importantly, for games after those 6 ? You know ? The SEC Championship Game we’ve not won after 2005. This is 2015. And, the play-offs ? You know, the new last year 4-team format replacing the previous 2-team BCS Bowl Games’ Play-Off Mark Richt won only 2 of beating hapless 5-loss # 23 FSU in 2002 and beating # 19 Hawai’i as his only BCS Bowl Wins ?

When the freaking hell are we going to play in Mark Richt’s 1st meaningful bowl game ?

When Hell friqin’ freezes over ?

“We’re never goofing off.” What have we been doing for 14 years ? Goofing-Off ?

“If we are going to hire a religious instructor let’s go to the Candler School of Theology…and get some of their people to come coach our football team.”

Do you know where you will be spending Eternity ?

Rooting for a football program with no strategy and no plan except to have me and everyone else accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

Excuse me Mark Richt, that is NOT what we hired you for. Is it ?

 

8-24-2015

Fran Tarkenton on Mark Richt : “If we are going to hire a religious instructor, let’s go to the Candler School of Theology…and get some of their people to come coach our football team.”

“He is a wonderful guy. He’s a good Christian guy. He wants to be a missionary, goes on mission trips. That’s a wonderful thing. But do you know the religion of Nick Saban? Gus Malzahn? Or Chip Kelly, playing for the national championship? I don’t think we care what their religion is. That’s their business. But we hire them to be football coaches. If we are going to hire a religious instructor, let’s go to the Candler School of Theology…and get some of their people to come coach our football team.”

https://joederbes.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/fran-tarkenton-mark-richt-needs-to-go/

We’ve heard this all before how great we’ll be with ALL THIS TALENT, but September will not begin to tell us any answers compared to 6 of the next 8 games starting October against teams listed in AP Poll votes released tonight : Alabama, vols, Missouri, FL, Georgie tek and Auburn having lost 21 of the latest 24 vs teams higher ranked than us for the seasons after 2007 – and the 3 wins were when Mark Richt went unranked.

After the games against Alabama, vols, Missouri, Florida, Georgie tek and Auburn, supposedly we’re going to The SEC Championship Game we’ve NOT won after 2005. This is 2015 now and we face all 6 of these teams listed in tonight’s AP Poll starting October 3 against Alabama. Our latest 24 games against teams listed higher than us in either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Poll for the season, have seen us lose every one of the 24 games against these better teams than us these most recent seasons under Mark Richt who has gone stale, except 3 games we won of the 24 higher ranked for the seasons after 2007 – all 3 of which were when we ourselves were not ranked that season in either the AP or Coaches’ Polls. After The SEC Championship Game, the 4-team play-off format replaces the previous 2-team play-off format of the BCS. Mark Richt’s only 2 wins in the BCS Bowls were over 5-loss # 23 FSU 2002 and over # 19 Hawai’i. That’s it for BCS Bowl wins by Mark Richt – piss poor.

INEXPLICABLE LOSSES

And, the inexplicable losses ? What of those, when Mark Richt pulls a “Richt” and loses those too EVERY YEAR. Doesn’t he ?

Pulls a “Richt”

Shit. We only win 54 % of the games after 2007 against teams who even went to a bowl game that season.

NEVER played 1 meaningful Bowl game.

Not 1.

Mark Richt has NEVER had us play in one single meaningful bowl game at the end of ANY season because of his inexplicable losses EVERY YEAR, pulling his “Richt” every year here.

When he first got here, he won games against teams ranked higher than us those 1st seven years here.

That all changed the night that for the 1st time ever in UGA history, Georgia was ranked # 1 in the nation by both the Coaches’ Poll and the AP Poll. Since then, he can not beat his way out of a wet paper bag, damn it all.

So, how does a team win 15 games in a season coached by a guy who tells us there’s something besides winning that’s important here and who tells us that you cannot become what you do (head college football coach) because his identity is in Jesus Christ and that alone gives him peace – no matter what happens here at Georgia in coaching all this talent we hand him and he then promptly goes out there and wastes.

You do NOT. That is how you go out there and win 15 games. It’s not his goal. Not his objective. Not that which he cares about. Not what defines him. What defines Mark Richt is that he wins the boys over to Jesus Christ and that is what defines him, not winning because God knows winning is not what defines him. Just that he has peace – no matter what happens here at Georgia – he tells us as long as he wins the boys over to Jesus Christ.

Last season, you recall, Mark Richt told us all that Hutson Mason is a better quarterback than Brice Ramsey, Jacob Park and Faton Bauta. Then, we all watched in horror as Hutson Mason lost to 4 lesser-talent teams here for us : Nebraska, Georgie tek, South Carolina and Florida. Their cast around their quarterbacks nowhere near what Hutson Mason was afforded here, and yet Hutson Mason looked like a deer in headlights in those 4 inexplicable losses where he alone lost the game for us. Then the NFL Combines and Hutson Mason not even invited. And, now the NFL is moving on and Hutson Mason was not even invited as a non-roster player.

15-0 we were told this time last year we’d be. Well yeah, we should have not averaged more than 4 losses a season for the last entire 7 years now. But, we have.

29 losses current 7-year period.

That is more than 4 losses a season.

But, the devil is in the details.

Of those 29 losses, 21 were to teams ranked ahead of us in the AP or Coaches’ Polls for the seasons after 2007. 3-21. The 3 wins all 3 were when we ourselves were not ranked at all.

UNDERACHIEVER ?

Let me ask you this. If your coach says that he does not see himself as a college football coach, but as a preacher man out to convert all the boys here to Jesus Christ instead as his goal and that he does not even care about winning – that that is not what defines him and not what he cares about – what the friq do you think his record against the better teams would be ?

3-21 and the 3 wins all 3 when he was unranked for those seasons.

That sound about right, about what you’d expect ?

Marshall Morgan is quoted yesterday by Seth Emerson now of the AJ-C, and states now “We’re never goofing off.” This is our starting kicker. “We’re never goofing off” Marshall Morgan ? Since Mark Richt hired Carter Blount, we’re never goofing off starting kicker Marshall Morgan is quoted by Seth Emerson.

So, what the hell were we doing BEFORE Carter Blount, Marshall Morgan ?

GOOFING-OFF ?

You do not have to answer that Marshall Morgan, sir; because it is self-evident that yes the entire special teams were goofing-off before Carter Blount.

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/georgia-already-has-a-special-teams-coach-sort-of

It is obvious watching these other teams we play starting October 3rd – the 6 voted on in the AP Poll tonight – most certainly do not goof-off but work hard on getting their best players out there on Special Teams, practice Special Teams every practice, and are trying to WIN, not win over the boys to Jesus Christ as their only goal.

That’s because there is not anything more important than winning to them. That’s because their coaches do not want to be defined by anything but winning is all that matters. Certainly their coaches do not say that they are not defined by what they do but how many of the boys they win over to Jesus Christ instead, as ours.

http://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

And, so as we take on these 6 opponents listed in the AP Poll tonight in these 6 games of the 8 before The SEC Championship Game, we once again this off-season are told by Bleacher Report yesterday Brian Jones that they will win all 6 of these games except 1.

Despite the fact that if they end up higher ranked than us for this season too, we will 100% lose to all 6, unless we’re unranked for the season ourselves again.

Albert Einstein, Mark Richt is NOT, for he tells us that : “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins133991.html#JRbIVGo1XdrxtItA.99

People tend to agree with me ?

Duh.

Starting Quarterbacks for Mark Richt and their won/lost records

.40 Joe Tereshinski III win % as Starting QB 2-3

.64 Joe Cox win % as Starting QB 9-5

.67 Aaron Murray win % as Starting QB 35-17

.73 Hutson Mason win % as Starting QB 11-4

.80 Matthew Stafford win % as Starting QB 27-7

.81 David Greene win % as Starting QB 42-10

.83 DJ Shockley win % as Starting QB 10-2

54-29 Mark Richt’s most recent record latest 7 years. 11-23 vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ Polls for the year after 2007. 3-21 higher ranked than us AP or Coaches for the season after 2007; all 3 of the wins were when we were unranked that season. Nice. Really nice Mark Richt who does not give a shit and is at peace whatever happens here at Georgia.

8-23-2015

 

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3

How is the guy not mediocre averaging more than 4 losses a season after 2007 ?

16-21 vs time of game ranked teams after 2007

11-23 vs teams ranked AP or Coaches’ Polls for the year after 2007

34-28 (54%) vs teams who even played in a bowl game that season after 2007

3-21 vs teams ranked higher than us in AP or Coaches’ Polls for the year after 2007

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3

This is NOT mediocre as Todd Gurley II told us all ? The hell you say.

Latest games vs higher ranked teams than us for the season after 2007 :

LOST UGA # 13 AP Poll 2008 lost to Alabama # 6

LOST UGA # 13 AP Poll 2008 lost to Florida # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to Okie State Coaches’ Poll # 25

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to LSU # 17

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to Florida # 3

Won UGA unranked 2009 beat Georgie tek # 13

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to South Carolina # 22

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Arkansas # 12

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Missy State # 15

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Auburn # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Central Florida # 21

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to Boise State # 8

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to South Carolina # 9

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to LSU # 2

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to Michigan State # 11

LOST UGA # 5 AP Poll 2012 lost to Alabama # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Clemson # 8

Won UGA unranked 2013 beat South Carolina # 4

Won UGA unranked 2013 beat LSU # 14

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Mizzou # 5

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Vandie # 24

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Auburn # 2

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Nebraska Coaches’ Poll # 25

LOST UGA # 9 AP Poll 2014 lost to Georgie tek # 8

All games against a team higher ranked than us for that season, and we’ve won only 3 of the 24 games. And, all 3 of the wins over higher ranked teams were win we were unranked for the season. Nice. Really nice Mark Richt, who says he is at peace whatever happens here at Georgia.

3-21 higher ranked than us AP or Coaches for the season after 2007.

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&yrk=on&allop=1&cres=1

Mark Richt : “You can’t become what you do. What I do is NOT who I am. If I become what I do and I become just a football coach, then you’re asking for disaster. My identity is in Christ. That gives me peace, no matter what happens here.”

Mark Richt says : “You can’t become what you do. What I do is not who I am. If I become what I do and I become just a football coach, then you’re asking for disaster. My identity is in Christ. I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. I know that he died for my sin and I am going to heaven when this is all said and done, forever. That gives me peace, no matter what happens here.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf–georgia-s-mark-richt-only-interested-in-national-title-bids-on-terms-that-won-t-compromise-his-faith.html

One might think that over $ 4 million dollars a year would make a Believer believe that his Calling is Football Coach and that as such he would NEVER state that : “There’s something besides winning that’s important here.” Yet, this is what he said now recently that his winning percentage has so far fallen-off from his once 81 % win percentage here down to only 68 % for 7 years now and counting. That’s a long time. So, now, he tells us that there is something besides winning that is important here, and FURTHER that he does not believe his Calling from Christ Our Lord is to be in fact football coach. That is not who he is, not what he wants to become – in short, NOT HIS CALLING he tells us repeatedly.

My Calling is Sales person. I firmly believe that God Called me to be sales person. My Dad’s dad was a Baptist preacher. I did not have that Calling. I have gone to Church for all of my life and probably average about 2 days’ a week that I am AT the Church over my entire lifetime. I have balance. Do I witness ? We ALL do. Never would I lie to any company to make a sale. Why would I ? I have to go collect the second half myself. They would say you said this and it turned out to be that. When they ask I study and find out and tell them all I studied on their great question.

I question the OBJECTIVE. I maintain he is out of balance. God gives more to some than others. He just does. Is Mark Richt making good coaching decisions ? How can he ? He does even believe that being what God Called him to BE, is even a good Calling. He resents it. He resents all it stands for. He does not even want to be a football coach. He doesn’t. It is NOT what he IS. Not what he will EVER be. Mark Richt says that he is not football coach and does not want to become football coach that it is not what consumes him and never will be what defines him on this earth.

All of this has become more and more evident over time. 15 years now. The kids flock here. This is the # 4 state and no competition in-state for all this talent, so his recruiting has been fabulous. He has had the highest average in the nation except for only 1 school. Yet, with the same average recruiting as he gets here, 14 other COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES have won the national championship.

He does not care.

It is NOT what consumes him.

Selling certainly does ME.

In my study at UGA, I was taught about SEE. Significant Emotional Event is all that can change your blank slate after age 7. He was not brought up like I was. He has had 2 SEE. 1 was Bobby Bowden converting him at age 30. The other was just prior to us basically losing to everyone : the less talented teams, the unranked, even the teams who just even played in a bowl game even that season, and of course, away games against teams making the top 25 and everyone who is ranked higher than us for the last 7 seasons now and counting.

It is NOT his OBJECTIVE. Not what he is. Not what he even considers worthy.

So, this is what we get.

I have felt for many years that he would quit and become a Preacher man, and go on Missions. I guess the $ 3.5 million dollars a year matters more ?

How did Mark Richt appoint his brother-in-law Kevin Hynes as the University of Georgia chaplain ?

How did he keep Willie Martinez here so long ?

Why did ALL the players say he took Florida lightly last season because they had lost 10 of their 13 games going into the game – a game they absolutely dominated and destroyed us last season ?

Why did Mark Richt tell the press then, to tell ALL THE PALYERS, to just SHUT-UP about saying he took Florida lightly ?

He’s 5-9 against our # 1 Rival now.

How with all the talent he has did he lose to a school who averages the # 52 recruiting ranking class from this same state ?

How did South Carolina who won only 6 games LOSING TO EVERYONE beat him ?

He does NOT care.

It is NOT IMPORTANT to him.

It NEVER will be.

Vince Dooley is a properly-founded man brought up well and he won 3 national championships for us here in 1966, 1968 and 1980 by the same very polls that every other school has national championships in according to the same VERY POLLS. Ask Sic-em-dawgs.com. Ask Massey. Ask nationalchampionship.net. Ask me.

So, while other COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES CALLED to be coach have averaged only 3 years in the Mark Richt era to win a national championship in some one poll or another – with the same average recruiting ranking Mark Richt has enjoyed here (which is why he came here) – we are on now to year 15 with Mark Richt. Why do the other coaches average 3 years at their school to win national championship on Mark Richt’s watch here, and he in year 15 with the same talent here they had there ?

Folks are saying this is the year.

Some are saying next year is the year.

Some say the year after that.

And, in the meantime, we have a good guy as coach. Yes we do. Fine man.

Not as fanatic as our fan base about winning, but a fine man. Not made good decisions because it is not what he is interested in. And, because he has proven he is not very smart.

Who is Mark Richt ?

What has he done ?

What did he do when he 1st got here that changed with his 2nd SEE when Kathryn was diagnosed with cancer ?

Winning is not important.

So we lose 4 games a year plus for the latest 7 years. More than 4 losses a season for 7 years and counting.

Brian Jones of Bleacher Report says we lose to the vols this season now coming-up. You are kidding me ? The vols beat us ?

There is no way anyone will ever convince me that Mark Richt thinks winning is as important as our fan base does.

Only lots of folks showed up who were NOT Bulldogs’ Football Program fans who say, only they can say that Mark Richt makes this recurring mistake now or that. The Index The Dawgbone, http://www.thedawgbone.com/ hides from you anything that can remotely construed as their view that Mark Richt continues to make this recurring mistake or that. These 2 groups, Dawgbone and those who tell us all we can NOT say Mark Richt is making this recurring mistake or that, both report to you daily that in fact Mark Richt continues to make this recurring mistake or that. To say that Mark Richt is not the sharpest knife in the drawer and does not care about winning coaching, in fact downright resents it – they tell you can not be said. Then, they BOTH say it daily themselves. Why is this ?

Because they are in fact Mark Richt Apologists.

DISNEYdawgs.com

They tell us Mark Richt is a good man.

No one has ever questioned that.

Just what his Calling is.

I am not into censorship. I have been telling you for years now that THIS IS THE HOT TOPIC. So, why does The Dawgbone CENSOR posts that say that Mark Richt is NOT GETTING THE JOB DONE ?

Truth be told, every single URL Link they do allow, says Mark Richt is not getting the job done, too.

EACH.

Every.

All.

I understand that today we’re finally going to practice Special Teams, now that it’s a week from Saturday that we KICK-OFF another season which Mark Richt says he is AT PEACE.

There is a sense of urgency that we must turn this around here – this LOSING that Greg McGarity has ONLY SEEN.

Of course, if your goals, your objectives, your Calling, your desires are that winning is not important, then you can have now PEACE.

If my Calling was head football coach at UGA and our team had strung together 29 losses the most recent 7 years, I would FIND NO PEACE.

I would be trying to find out what I once did do well such as special teams that I am not now doing well, and work on THAT.

That God wanted me to.

How in the hell can you be as happy as a pig in shit and at PEACE with what has been and is going on in coaching all this talent here when we waste this talent here and do NOT win with all this talent ?

Oh, I see Fran Tarkenton College Football Hall of Fame member I grew up watching here from our seasons’ tickets and NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame member, is ALL WRONG on THIS VERY TOPIC ?

No.

No, he is NOT WRONG.

Neither is Todd Gurley II who said he was sick and tired of losing and being mediocre here at UGA.

“You can’t become what you do. What I do is not who I am. If I become what I do and I become just a football coach then you’re asking for disaster. My identity is in Christ. I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. I know that he died for my sin and I am going to heaven when this is all said and done, forever. That gives me peace no matter what happens here.”

“UGA chaplain program under fire”

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-21/uga-chaplain-program-under-fire

UGA chaplain program under fire

By Lee Shearer

Morris News Service

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

“ATHENS, Ga. — A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on University of Georgia President Jere Morehead to abolish the position of UGA football team chaplain, now held by UGA football coach Mark Richt’s brother-in-law. The Freedom from Religion Foundation also accused Richt of using his “public office” to raise money for a Christian ministry.”

Brian Jones Bleacher Report says that we will BEAT : Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Georgie tek and Auburn and go 6-0 against them.

Brian Jones is ALWAYS SO FULL OF SHIT.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2552764-georgia-football-2015-game-by-game-schedule-predictions/page/13

You will have to click next WebPages 14 times to see this bullshit. Save your clicks.

2001 Mark Richt “immediately appointed his brother-in-law, Kevin Hynes, as UGA’s chaplain.” “Our message at Georgia doesn’t change, and that’s to preach Christ and Him crucified, it’s to win championships for the state of Georgia and win souls for the Kingdom of God, so we’re going to continue down that path.” “There’s something besides winning that’s important here.”

http://ffrf.org/images/PraytoPlayReport.pdf

“Public university football coaches are government
employees. As representatives of the government,
coaches may not use that governmental position to
promote or advance their personal religion, or even
participate in student initiated religious activity.”

“As university employees and state representatives, coach
conduct is governed by the separation of state and church (the
Establishment Clause of the First Amendment). In other
words, when they are acting as coaches—i.e., at the university
or interacting with players—they cannot encourage, endorse,
or otherwise promote their personal religion. When they are
acting as private individuals—i.e., at home with family—they
are free to preach and pray as much as they want.”

“When coaches hire or coordinate hiring “volunteer”
chaplains, and then give these chaplains unfettered access
to a captive audience of football players and assistant
football coaches, they illegally sponsor religion and the
chaplain’s religious message. The Supreme Court has
explained that “school sponsorship of a religious message
is impermissible because it sends the ancillary message to
members of the audience who are non-adherents ‘that they are
outsiders, not full members of the political community and
accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders,
favored members of the political community.’ ”A state
school and its representatives, while acting in their official
capacities, must remain neutral on religious matters.”

“By doing otherwise, they are abusing their governmental
office for personal religious ends. Simply, public university
football coaches cannot appoint or employ a chaplain or
agree to coordinate with a “volunteer” chaplain because
public universities may not advance or promote religion.”

“University liability”

“The benefits that public universities bestow on Christian
chaplains such as salaries, offices in the stadium, and
per diem and travel with the team, show that not
only is the coach advancing his own religious agenda,
but that the universities also favor Christianity.
Direct payments and other valuable benefits granted
for a religious position at a public school are blatantly
unconstitutional. According to the Supreme Court,
the First Amendment dictates that public schools
may not “aid any or all religious faiths or sects in the
dissemination of their doctrines.” Government
funds cannot be used for religious development.”

“This favoritism is likely the result of universities looking
to pacify their prized football coaches so that they
can reap the benefits of a successful football program.
However, by allowing their employees to force religion
on both students and other employees, universities are
endorsing the sectarian messages of both the coach and
the chaplain, and thereby violating students’ rights.”

“The favoritism and access also confers a certain legitimacy
to the chaplain’s religion. The chaplain appears to be
officially affiliated with the university, thus, the state is
donating its power and prestige to one particular religion.”

“The FCA, despite inducing coaches to violate
these rules, admits that this is the state of the law
The FCA recognizes that at the university level, courts
are still concerned about a university staff member’s
“personal beliefs having a coercive effect on the
students.” The FCA rightly observes that “In a public
university setting, there must be adequate separation so
that an employee’s views are not perceived as connected
to a university course” or the university itself.
The FCA even recognizes that a coach or chaplain’s
free speech is irrelevant in this context: “speech used to
motivate students or athletes in a professor’s role as state
employee is not considered a matter of public concern
and therefore not individual, protected speech. For
example, coaches may not be able to claim motivational
purposes for leading teams in prayer before games.”

“The FCA even explains that coaches cannot endorse
Christianity, but must speak objectively about religion
if it comes up: “professors and coaches must present
beliefs objectively, by discussing aspects of Christian faith
rather than putting forth their own personal beliefs, due
to the potential coercive effects on the students.”

“Pray to Play Freedom From Religion Foundation”

“If serious government-imposed burdens on
religious exercise truly existed for collegiate
athletes and coaches, universities would be
providing chaplains to all their college athletes,
not just Christians, who happen to preach the
same religion as the head coach.”

“At the University of Georgia, Coach Mark Richt
fundraises for his brother-in-law’s chaplain position
and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At a gala event
in the Butts-Mehre football complex in July of 2014,
Richt helped bring in big money for the FCA. The
gala featured a silent auction with UGA memorabilia,
including an “authentic Todd Gurley home red jersey.”

“Proselytizing – to convert or attempt to convert.”

“The problem of university-sponsored chaplains preying
on student athletes is relatively new. The origin of
this practice comes from Bobby Bowden, Tommy
Tuberville, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Bobby Bowden’s tenure at Florida State spawned many
of the modern, college football chaplaincies including
UGA”

“Bowden abused his public position to influence the religion of
his subordinates. Georgia head coach Mark Richt, Bowden’s
former assistant coach, joined that interview and said that
Bowden “did share his faith, actually, with the entire football
team after the death of [FSU player] Pablo Lopez… He
basically presented the Gospel to the team … He was talking
to the team, but I was a young graduate assistant coach …
right there I was convinced to go see coach the next
morning and pray to receive Christ as my Lord and savior.”

“Bowden’s first FSU chaplain, Ken Smith, confirmed Richt’s
story:”

“Out of Pablo Lopez’s death, assistant coach Mark Richt
became a Christian,” reminded Ken Smith, alluding to
Georgia’s current head coach. “Bobby became stronger
in how he shared faith. When Lopez died, I’ll never
forget being in the hospital. Coach Bowden told me that
night ‘I will never again coach a kid where I don’t know
where he stands in his faith.’ And he didn’t. … From
there on, [Bowden] was very bold in sharing his faith and
what it meant. He was never coercive or intimidating.
He didn’t hit anyone over the head with a Bible but he
was very explicit in his relationship with Christ.”

“According to players, after that, “every meeting and practice
started with a devotional. When [a player] asked Coach why
he did this, he said he wanted to make sure that every one of
his players’ spot in Heaven was secure.” Bowden stated his
goal most boldly in his book, God’s “purpose for me was to go
into coaching and try to influence young men for Jesus Christ.
He wanted me not only to teach them to be good people but
also to surrender their lives to Him.” Bowden even assumed
the title “evangelist.” “It is a good name,” he said. “I think
more of it as trying to give my witness, but it does involve
evangelizing… that’s what God wants me to do.” This is not
football—it is proselytizing using a publicly funded office.”

“This is not football—it is proselytizing using a
publicly funded office.”

“Georgia”

“After 15 years with Bowden, Mark Richt, whom Bowden
converted, left FSU in 2001 to coach at the University
Georgia. Richt immediately appointed his brother-in-
law, Kevin Hynes, as UGA’s chaplain.
Since then,
Richt “has taken his team to churches in the preseason.
A devotional service is conducted the night before
each game, and a prayer service on game day.”

“There is no reason to think that the 1 in 3 nonreligious
players would be comfortable dealing with a person who
provides comfort from a religious viewpoint. Chaplains
cannot simply set aside their religion in order to assist a
nonbeliever, and are often unwilling to even try to do so.
For instance, when the UGA chaplain and a player are
talking, the chaplain listens. “The next thing I do is I open
the Word of God and I say, ‘O.K., I’m going to offer them
Biblical teaching with a Christian world view. Well, here’s
what the Bible says about that.’ There are two world views,
one that’s Christian, one that is Biblical, and one that’s not,
and I share the Christian world view with these guys.”
Chaplains view the world and its problems through the lens
of religion and a god, a view inapposite to nonbelievers. A
secular counselor or therapist would be equipped to counsel
100% of athletes, and would be actually licensed to do so.”

“Kevin Hynes, UGA’s chaplain and brother-in-law to head coach
Mark Richt, has been explicit too: “Our message at Georgia
doesn’t change, and that’s to preach Christ and Him crucified,
it’s to win championships for the state of Georgia and win
souls for the Kingdom of God, so we’re going to continue
down that path.” He also “tries to get these guys plugged
in to church…” Hynes even does this with non-Christians,
I tell people … that come to Georgia that are not
Christians and allow me to speak in their lives, I
encourage them to walk with Jesus. … I encourage them
to get into Bible study. I encourage them to get in the
Word. I encourage them to memorize Scripture.”

Mark Richt says : “There’s something besides winning that’s important here.”

 

8-21-2015

Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer, says Brice Ramsey 6 hours ago : “Ramsey’s job to lose, especially with the arm strength he possesses”

“Quarterback: “With the Bulldogs, this situation might not be as dire as a lot of people think. The battle consists of redshirt sophomore Brice Ramsey, junior transfer Greyson Lambert and junior Faton Bauta. Ramsey entered and left spring as the presumed favorite, but then Georgia’s staff went after Notre Dame graduate Everett Golson and eventually signed Lambert as a graduate transfer from Virginia. That left some scratching their heads about the quarterback position and whether Ramsey was really ready to take over. He’s the only one with real SEC experience (333 yards and three touchdowns last year), but Lambert threw for 1,632 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Plus, Lambert was beat out for the starting job at Virginia this spring, so is he really ready to start in the SEC? Talks out of Athens still revolve around this being Ramsey’s job to lose, especially with the arm strength he possesses”

Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer

Georgia Bulldogs position battles
ESPN‎ – 6 hours ago

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/insider/post?id=105249

“I hate the term manage the game. We’re not looking for that. We want a guy that can go out and make plays as well. Certainly there’s going to be a lot of vertical elements to what we do. At the end of the day their job is to move the team and score points.” Brian Schottenheimer 2 weeks and 4 days before Mark Richt’s Starting QB takes the field.

“I hate the term manage the game. We’re not looking for that. We want a guy that can go out and make plays as well. Certainly there’s going to be a lot of vertical elements to what we do. At the end of the day their job is to move the team and score points.   You want to see a guy that can move the team. I think we feel very good that we’re going to be able to run the football. We want guys that can throw completions, but also when the opportunity presents itself, to push it down the field and make plays. We have good skill players, so certainly they don’t have to make the perfect throw every time.”  Brian Schottenheimer 2 weeks and 4 days before Mark Richt’s Starting QB takes the field.

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/schotty-well-make-qb-decision-when-its-time

This is reported to us all by longtime AJ-C Bulldogs beat-writer Chip Towers late night August 17, 2015.  He’s still there.  Along with now Seth Emerson too, who joined the AJ-C and has taken the lead reporting to us.  Chip Towers is good for a report or 2 in a week.  Seth Emerson is more active than that.

Obviously Brian Schottenheimer would have been kicking and screaming, like me all year last year (and the years leading up to last year when everyone said Hutson Mason would be taking over that I thought he should not I said all these 5 years.)

So, this morning now, I notice dumbass Bluto (state senator?) says that he wonders if Mike Bobo was still here, would we already have a QB for the game 2 weeks & 2 days’ time from now ?

Well excuse me Bluto, you dumb shit.  That is not the question.  The question is if Mike Bobo had taken the demotion to a losing record all-time football program who has no hope of ever recruiting anyone out there to that Podunk school LAST YEAR, would Hutson Mason have been our QB to lose to lesser-talented Nebraska, lose to lesser-talented Florida, lose to lesser-talented Georgie tek yellowjackets, and to lose to lesser-talented South Carolina where he alone lost all 4 of those losses for us ?

Obviously, Brian Schottenheimer would have been all over Mark Richt’s dumbass LAST YEAR too about playing some damn “game manager” who floated his damn passes and was never capable of throwing a forward pass farther than 4 yards.  Anything out of Hutson Mason those 4 games, and we win all 4.

Very telling statement that after Brian Schottenheimer has studied all the tapes last season that he would now announce this statement 2 weeks & 2 days’ time prior to kick-off 2015-2016.

What you think Bluto ?

Telling statement ?

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/if-mike-bobo-were-still-at-georgia-today/

Dumbass shit Bluto.

“there’s something besides winning that’s important here” Mark Richt tells us repeatedly. Is this what the head football coach at state-owned UGA should EVER have said ?

Mark Richt tells us “there’s something besides winning that’s important here.”  There is ?

Are we up for every game and treat each game with the respect that game deserves that we must win and do so in a responsible fashion ?  Should the head football coach at a state-owned institution really state that there is something besides winning that is important here at Georgia ?

When he 1st got here, he appeared to want to win as long as it is done in a respectful fashion.  Nowadays – these latest 7 years making up the 2nd half of his career here at Georgia – he has dropped off from winning 81 % of his games (42-10.)

More recently  now, Mark Richt is only 68 % win percentage after 2007.

I firmly believe that Kathryn’s cancer treatment is the Significant Emotional Event that changed Mark Richt.

Imagine Mark Richt being so bold to say that now that he is on this streak of having now lost to 10 unranked teams, that he now says oh here at Georgia there is something beside winning that is important here ?

That supposed to make us feel better Mark Richt ?

That the mantra that is supposed to carry us through sir ?

That what we are supposed to say to ourselves now that we lose to lousy unranked teams, barely beat more teams who go to a bowl game that season than we lose to, hardly ever anymore beat anyone away from Sanford who ends up Top 25 for the season, and lose to nearly all the teams who are ranked higher than us in the polls for each season.

Really ?

Oh, here at Georgia there’s something beside winning that’s important here.

Bullshit there is.

Winning is everything and nothing else matters.

Keep telling yourself Mark Richt’s little nagging bullshit statement that there’s something beside winning that is important here, and maybe YOU can live with ALL these 29 losses these latest 7 years – more LOSSES than 4 season average FOR seven damn years now and counting.

Now that he is on this streak (34-28) against teams who even went on to a bowl game that season.

Now that he is on this streak having lost 21 of the latest 24 games against higher ranked teams for the season.

60 % win percentage vs the top teams time of game or end of season for the 1st 7 years here; Now he is on this streak that he has dropped off to only 29 % win percentage against the same teams since.

This # 11 All-Time Wins’ Program can not expect to do better than this ?  Just friqin tell yourselves that the coach says he is doing it the right way that after all these mounting losses to top teams, away top teams, bad ugly inexplicable losses, and teams higher ranked than us, that here at Georgia there’s something here at Georgia besides winning that’s important here.  Ah bullshit.  What a load of hogwash to hang on our hats on now that he is on this streak of losing to everyone : the less talented, the higher ranked, the teams who even make it to a damn bowl game, that there’s something besides winning that’s important here.

Is Religion the problem here ?  This SEE ? ( Significant Emotional Event )

Does our head coach REALLY believe that “there’s something besides winning that’s important here” at Georgia ?  You bet he does.  He has lost his balance between Religion and head coach football.

No Religion or Belief can Save us in our football program when the stated goals now of Mark Richt are that “there’s something besides winning that’s important here.”

http://www.macon.com/2014/11/02/3399058_yet-another-big-loss-for-mark.html?rh=1

Swimming is especially bad for football players’ shoulder tendon and can be expected to injure at least 15 of the 85 scholarship football players’ shoulder tendons. Plus it causes blisters, is bad for calluses, and my coaches told me to NOT go swimming as direct result thereof.

Anyone who ever played the damn sport knows their coaches always told them DO NOT GO SWIMMING.

Here, we go have fun swimming as a REQUIREMENT for all 85 of our players.

Terry Godwin injured his shoulder.

Breaststroke, butterfly, crawl, and other swimming impinges on the shoulder of the college athlete, causing tendon injuries prevalent in 17 % of college swimmers.

You get wet as well which causes calluses to soften, and makes all the skin susceptible to blisters.  Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, defensive backs, linebackers, centers, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and special teams’ players all are putting not only their shoulders at risk but also causing them to get blisters.

Why were we all told NOT to go swimming, and now Mark Richt says we MUST ?

Every year, we all are told we must go swimming.

Stupid is as stupid does.

This is supposed to be fun because Mark Richt does the back flip off the board.  I know this is incredibly stupid for our football team and against EVERYTHING I was ever taught on the subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impingement_syndrome

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/12840635

http://www.topvelocity.net/top-10-workouts-proven-decrease-pitching-velocity/

http://www.yougoprobaseball.com/swimming-for-baseball-players-and-pitchers-good-or-bad.html

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Kirwan2/publication/19768837_Effects_of_repeated_days_of_intensified_training_on_muscle_glycogen_and_swimming_performance/links/546e33ca0cf29806ec2ead59.pdf

I presume Mark Richt is going to tell us that we can NOT talk about this either ?

 

8-11-2015

“We’re not allowed to talk about [Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Greyson Lambert],” Keith Marshall said today.

Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Greyson Lambert can not be discussed by anyone on the team according to Mark Richt.

With past disasters such as Mark Richt saying that the players are not allowed to discuss that they all said that Mark Richt took Florida lightly last season, and Mark Richt saying that Joe Tereshinski III is a better QB than Matthew Stafford, and Mark  Richt saying that even with the flu requiring a private charter to Stillwater AND his chronic shoulder keeping him out of every other practice his entire career here that Joe Cox is a better QB than Zach Mettenberger, and Mark Richt saying last season that Hutson Mason is a better QB than Jacob Park, Faton Bauta and Brice Ramsey – now, Mark Richt is NOT ALLOWING ANYONE ASSOCICATED WITH OUR PROGRAM to discuss who is doing well and who is not at QB.

We would not be wanting to get into any debate on the topic, since we obviously might DISAGREE with Mark Richt.

http://www.redandblack.com/sports/running-back-keith-marshall-is-healthy-and-confident/article_bf5f3e34-3fac-11e5-8765-b3262fbb0adf.html

Harrison Martin SB NATION : ” I haven’t been the biggest advocate of Richt’s performance as head coach over the past 5-7 seasons “

” I haven’t been the biggest advocate of Richt’s performance as head coach over the past 5-7 seasons ”

 

http://www.dawgsports.com/2015/8/10/9126109/7-reasons-why-georgia-will-win-a-national-championship-within-the

 

8-10-2015

We’re installing the red zone offense, and STILL Mark Richt says today : “We still have a good bit of time before we have to figure something out.”

There is no sense of urgency in Mark Richt, ever, because as he has told us repeatedly, here at UGA we do not care about winning.  We have more important goals here than winning.

We play half a dozen games against ranked teams 2015-2016 season.  So, why worry that the offense is trying to install something as important as Red Zone Offense now and have been, when the goal here is not winning, according to the head coach.

Who gives a shit ?

The head coach obviously doesn’t.

“Oh, here at Georgia, we care about something more important than winning,” Mark Richt repeatedly has stated as his mantra.

“We still have a good bit of time before we have to figure something out.”  Mark Richt August 9, 2015 with kick-off less than a month away now.

Faton Bauta was inaccurate yesterday with the ones.

Today, Brice Ramsey gets to practice with the ones.

Next is some guy who has been nothing but inaccurate everywhere he goes, and everywhere he’s been.  Where is Jacob Park ?  He’s better than that.  He threw the interception that beautiful Spring G-Day, but inaccurate does that too.

Faton Bauta is rushing it.

Brice Ramsey has no confidence.

Mark Richt Apologists argue Howdy-Doody Greg McGarity has no confidence in Mark Richt.

Mark Richt has no confidence in ANY of his quarterbacks he recruited, he signed, he has had here ALL THESE YEARS to have them ready for kick-off less than a month away now August 9, 2015.

I actually have a lot of confidence in Mark Richt, as I know exactly who he is.  He is a fine man, and not particularly is he known for being smart – in fact, just the opposite.

You can count on Mark Richt “Pulling a Richt” every chance he gets.  This yet another such example.

Whomever it is Mark Richt will have as his Starting QB 2015-2016, will continue to get only 33 % of the snaps with the ones.  These are the ones he will be playing with.  They know the plays.  They have proven they are our best.  But, not at QB.  We do not have a one at QB.

The players lose confidence in the Starting QB watching him sit out or practice with the twos and threes.  Good Lord, the threes do not even know the damn plays.

And, we’ve been installing the Red Zone Offense.

Dumbass August 9, 2015 and he is installing the Red Zone Offense with the # 3 QB.

 

Is that stupid ?

 

Uh, yes.

 

 

The Red Zone Offense was installed with the Starting QB not on the damn field.

http://onlineathens.com/sports/college-sports/2015-08-09/mark-richt-isnt-dropping-hints-about-uga-starting-qb

 

8-9-2015

4th fall camp practice and Brice Ramsey is working with the 2nd team, while Greyson Lambert is working with the 3rd team.

“Georgia held its fourth practice of fall camp today and the rotation at the quarterback position continues. Faton Bauta found himself with the first team again, Brice Ramsey with the second and Greyson Lambert with the third team.”

So much bullshit.

By all reports here and Virginia, Greyson Lambert is inaccurate.

So, we rotate him instead of Jacob Park.  Bullshit.

No wonder Jacob Park left.  Obviously he knew Greyson Lambert is not better than he is, either.

August 8 now, and we are NOT WORKING our 1st team together, yet, even.  Bullshit.

We have a dumbass head coach.

The center is not working with the 1st team QB.  The wide receivers are not.  The tight ends who Bobo quit throwing to are not, either.  The running backs are blocking for the QB.  Only problem ?  The tendencies of the Starting QB, they are learning nothing about either because they too are not working with the Starting QB.

Mark Richt knows whom it is he is going to start.

He always has.

He plays favorites.

He has always done that too.

This is all so much total unadulterated dumbass bullshit.

This is all a ruse, and Bluto says this is somehow good for our team, our program because the opposing DC is then confused whom he should prepare for.

Excuse me dumbass, but our whole entire friqin’ team is not fine-tuning their game with the Starting QB either.  That is the nuance that matters.

Not that Bluto would know because he never played football.

He is just a bullshit artist of the highest freaking order.

Nothing more.

Come-ons for blog title and oh yeah by the way, do NOT say anything against our head coach.

He can.

You can NOT.

He does too, daily, as reported herein.

Bluto, aka state senator, at Get the Picture says it is PUT UP OR SHUT UP TIME for Mark Freaking Richt this year, and here we are quarter of the Fall Camp wasted and we are still jerking around the 2 Quarterbacks.

This is bad for the new center.

This is bad for the running backs.

This is bad for the wide receivers.

This is bad for the tight ends.

This is bad for the OL.

This is bad for the Fullbacks.

This is bad for everyone.

Every one.

We’re stupid.

We’re absolutely beyond help.

We are clueless.

There is no sense of urgency because our head coach says he does not give a damn shit about freaking winning.

# 9 team my ass.

The # 9 team would be working his unprepared QB so that he is prepared.

He would have done so LAST FRIQIN’ YEAR for him.

Instead, here we are more dumb shit coaching decisions.

Hey, Mark Richt we do too care about just only winning – not some higher objective here at UGA.

Go be a damn preacher.

Athens-Banner Herald reports today that Brice Ramsey is working with the 2nd team.  It was just last week, Mark Richt said Brice Ramsey was # 1.  He did. Dumbass freaking head coach.

This is how I feel about all this bullshit.  He never gave Faton Bauta any chance at all.  The damn few snaps he has here in all this time were designed running plays.

Richt’s decision to kick a squib kick to Georgia Tech after the Dawgs had taken the lead with 18 seconds remaining on the clock last season was an absolutely indefensible call. That allowed the Jackets to get the ball with good enough field position to tie the game up and send it into overtime, where they won.

“Richt’s decision to kick a squib kick to Georgia Tech after the Dawgs had taken the lead with 18 seconds remaining on the clock last season was an absolutely indefensible call. That allowed the Jackets to get the ball with good enough field position to tie the game up and send it into overtime, where they won.”

“As I wrote at the time, the squib kick, which probably will haunt Richt the rest of his career, ranks as one of the worst decisions I’ve seen a Georgia head coach make in five decades of attending games at Sanford Stadium. Even Richt called it “a poor decision on my part.”   ”

“It was the kind of call that indicated Richt didn’t have confidence in his kickoff coverage team. There’ve been other bad decisions in the past seemingly prompted by a case of the doubts, as when he chose to attempt a field goal against Central Florida in a bowl game rather than going for it and letting his young offense build some confidence.”

“And, last year against Florida, Richt electing not to go for it on fourth-and-short in the first quarter sent the wrong message.”

“Another controversial decision from last season, made by Bobo, was the infamous “first-and-dumb” play call against South Carolina. Bobo subsequently argued that having Hutson Mason roll out on a play-action pass that resulted in him getting called for intentional grounding was not a bad call, it was just poorly executed.”

Excuse me Bill, but Mark Richt said in fact that he Mark Richt should have pounded the ball with Todd Gurley II.

And, from my seats, I saw Mark Richt tell Aaron Murray all 3 times he asked Mark Richt should I spike the ball, no.  That too was Mark Richt’s call.

Mark Richt is the head coach.  Quit trying to blame the coach who has left.  We still have Mark Richt and he will still make these head-scratching decisions.

ALL OF THEM.

“I’ll give him partial credit on that one, but the fact remains that if you’ve got the best running back in the nation and he’s having success against the other guys, the smartest call is to give him the ball when you’re down close to the goal line. Even if everyone in the stadium expected Todd Gurley to get the ball, that was still Georgia’s best option. Richt candidly admitted after the game that Georgia should have run the ball.”

No sir, Bill King.  No sir.  Sir. Mark Richt said after the game, that if he Mark Richt had it to do all over again, that he Mark Richt would have pounded it with Todd Gurley II.

It was a mistake he said.

Just as he Mark Richt said it was a mistake against Georgie tek yellowjackets pooch kicking to give them the ball us ahead by 3 points with 13 seconds on the clock at the 43-yard line.

“More often, the UGA head coach has been hammered by fans for poor clock management, dating back to the Auburn game of his very first season at Georgia, when he called a running play from the Tigers’ 1-yard line, trailing 24-17 with 16 seconds to play and no timeouts. The Tigers stopped Jasper Sanks for no gain and there wasn’t enough time to get another play off, leaving Richt to admit he made a mistake in not taking a couple of passing shots at the end zone.”

“Unfortunately, after many more seasons, clock management continues to plague Richt, who has a tendency to not call timeouts when he should, or not call them quickly enough, and to call them when he shouldn’t, as in last year’s Tech game, when the Jackets looked likely to get a delay-of-game penalty on their key field goal attempt that tied the game as time expired, but were saved when Richt suddenly decided to stop the clock to “ice” the kicker.”

“Last season against Florida, some indecision on Richt’s part allowed the clock to run down before he finally called a timeout late in the first half. With the Gators facing fourth-and-2 at their own 45, the clock rolled down from 1:35 to 1:09 before Georgia called timeout. Down 14-7, Georgia just ran out the remaining time after finally getting the ball back.”

“As Richt noted after the game, “I did a bad job of deciding what to do. … If I was going to call a timeout, I should have called it sooner. As I’m processing the decision, the clock’s ticking. That was a poor job by me.”  ”

“And, returning to that fateful game against Bama in Atlanta in 2012, even before the point where you can argue he should or should not have had Murray spike the ball, Richt allowed a bunch of time to roll off the clock before calling a timeout, time that could have made the difference and allowed the Dawgs to score and wind up playing for the national championship.”

Mark Richt is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

He continues to prove that daily.

Willie Martinez.

Telling us Joe Tereshinski III is a better QB than Matthew Stafford.   He never was.

Telling us Hutson Mason is a better QB than Jacob Park, Faton Bauta and Brice Ramsey.  He never was either.

Telling us Joe Cox even with the flu and his chronic shoulder keeping him from practices every week, is a better QB than Zach Mettenberger who got not even 1 snap against Okie State.

The loss to Vandie for God’s sake who won 2 games all season.  Good Lord.

Telling us that here at UGA, we answer to a more important goal here than winning.

Mark Richt is a dumbass.

A very rich, dumbass, but a dumbass nonetheless.

Mark Richt recently has been labeled as “pulling a Richt” for his dumbassness.

Championship season key #2: Squib kick and its ugly cousins

 

8-7-2015

Bluto, Get the Picture : ” I agree it’s put up or shut up time.”

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/there-is-a-georgia-story-but-is-anyone-going-to-tell-it/

 

”  I get it.  A head coach is the face of his program, for better or worse.  So when the media looks at Athens, it looks at Mark Richt.  And when Georgia doesn’t excel, that’s how you get to the ubiquitous hot seat meme.  And when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, Richt’s seat simply isn’t that warm, you fall back on the underachiever label.  ”

 

“If, as Andy asserts, Georgia is now the best job in college football”

 

Well, yeah.  Where else does the head coach repeatedly state that here at Georgia we care about something MORE IMPORTANT THAN WINNING ?

 

And, keep his job ?

 

His calling either is to be a preacher or to coach.  If it is to coach, then winning is all that is important and nothing else matters.

 

So, while he once had a 81 % win percentage, he has dropped off after 2007 to only 68 % win percentage.

 

”  This isn’t to predict everything’s going to come up roses for Richt, or that people shouldn’t be held accountable for substandard performance.  (I can hear the cries of “Richt apologist!” already.)  ”

 

“I agree it’s put up or shut up time.”

The ugliest part of the night

Mark Richt has not coached this team since Kathryn was diagnosed with cancer.

Get The Picture

As the bowl game progressed, I started to notice a funky rumor cropping up – that Richt intended to retire afterwards.  It evidently swept through the press box.  He was asked about it in the post game presser.  (Dial it up to about the 10:20 mark.)

Don’t believe Twitter. Mark Richt is Georgia’s head football coach and the end isn’t in sight.

In fact, Richt was not even aware of the rumors until he was asked about them in said press conference. When asked where he thought the rumors stemmed from, Richt pled ignorance.

“I have no idea,” Richt said. “I have no idea. [Returning] is the plan.”

Then Richt turned to freshman tailback Nick Chubb who was also in the room.

“You can ask the team,” Richt said. “Nick? Am I retiring?”

The entire room shifted its focus to the tailback sitting silently and idly on a stool…

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Bill King AJ-C “Georgia’s coaches and players must avoid the sort of bizarre no-show games that have happened all too frequently in the Richt era, spawning a common trope in the college football world that Georgia is good for at least one inexplicable loss per season — last year’s game in Jacksonville being the latest example.”

Bill King, AJ-C, who is giving up his blog writing to be content editor – with maybe only 1 blog a week nowadays, says today :

“Georgia’s coaches and players must avoid the sort of bizarre no-show games that have happened all too frequently in the Richt era, spawning a common trope in the college football world that Georgia is good for at least one inexplicable loss per season — last year’s game in Jacksonville being the latest example.

 

These no-show games basically divide up into two categories: those games where Georgia just never appeared at all, showing up looking completely unready to play, and other games where the Dawgs put up some effort, but not enough, or only played one decent half of football.

Frequently, those games where Georgia never really showed up and got embarrassed appear have been the result of a letdown a week after a big game, such as in 2004. Having routed defending national champion LSU 45-16, the No. 3-ranked David Greene-led Dawgs came a cropper the next week against No. 17-ranked Tennessee Vols, who were a double-digit underdog but pulled out a 19-14 win.

A struggling Tennessee again came out on top over what appeared to be a surging Georgia team in 2007. Knowshon Moreno was held to just 30 yards, and the Dawgs managed only two first downs in the first half and didn’t cross midfield until after halftime in a 35-14 loss that stood out like a sore thumb in a season that saw Georgia wind up ranked No. 2 nationally.

In 2008, No. 5 Florida’s 49-10 win over No. 8 Georgia (who had started out the season ranked No. 1) didn’t become a true blowout until the third quarter, but it was a pretty weak display on the part of the Dawgs, as Matthew Stafford and Moreno had one of their poorer games.

The next year, Georgia had a fairly mediocre team, but nobody expected the Dawgs to lose 45-19 in Knoxville to a Lane Kiffin-coached Tennessee team that entered the game 0-2 in conference play. Georgia’s offense never reached the red zone and first-year Vols QB Jonathan Crompton had a career day in a game where Georgia’s defense acted like play-action was a foreign concept.

Joe Cox and the Dawgs didn't have a good day in Knoxville in 2009. (Associated Press)
Joe Cox and the Dawgs didn’t have a good day in Knoxville in 2009. (Associated Press)

While the 2010 Dawgs were in the midst of a four-game losing streak when they played Mississippi State in Starkville, Georgia’s error-prone, listless 24-12 loss still was one of the worst efforts seen from a UGA team under Richt.

One of Georgia’s most embarrassing days in recent years came in the Liberty Bowl at the end of that same season as the punchless Dawgs lost 10-6 to Central Florida of Conference USA to finish with UGA’s first losing record since 1996. It was one of those days when Georgia’s players looked like they’d rather be anywhere else.

One of the classic examples of a baffling Georgia no-show came in 2012, as the fifth-ranked (and eventual SEC East champion) Bulldogs let a frenzied Gamecock crowd get to them. Georgia came in with a league-leading 48.2 points and 536 yards per game of offense, but were shut down by South Carolina, which took a 21-0 lead less than 9 minutes into the game. Georgia’s “Gurshall” running tandem was ineffective and Aaron Murray was sacked twice and threw an interception in the 35-7 debacle.

Likewise, Georgia was flat and uninspired throughout the 2013 game against Vandy in Nashville, despite the closeness of the 31-27 score. You can attribute part of it to a rash of injuries that had hit the team, but the fourth quarter was one of the worst the Dawgs have played in the Richt era, as the Dores rallied from a 13-point deficit by scoring 17 unanswered points. Had it been a stronger opponent, Georgia might have suffered a blowout.

And then there was last year’s shocking loss to the Gators. After rising to the occasion with big road wins over Arkansas and Missouri in the absence of Todd Gurley, and essentially looking to clinch the SEC East, the Dawgs entered the game apparently expecting a cakewalk.

Instead, they ran into a tough defense that stymied Georgia’s attack while the Dawgs’ defense appeared clueless about how to stop a relentless Florida outside running game.

As one Georgia fan put it recently, “Even nine months later I still can’t wrap my head around it.” And, in the words of a Gators booster I talked with recently: “Georgia had no business losing that game.”

A second-half rally after a slow start wasn't enough for D.J. Shockley and the Dawgs against West Virginia. (Associated Press)
A second-half rally after a slow start wasn’t enough for D.J. Shockley and the Dawgs against West Virginia. (Associated Press)

Other games have seen Georgia playing poorly for too much (but not all) of a game, including the 2005 Sugar Bowl loss to West Virginia; the 2008 Blackout game in which Bama jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead before the Dawgs staged a not-quite-enough rally in the second half; the 2009 game in Athens against Kentucky, in which Georgia appeared to have the game well in hand at halftime and then collapsed; the 2010 loss at Colorado, probably the worst team Georgia has lost to in the Richt era; the 2013 defeat by a Missouri team that had lost its starting quarterback earlier in the game; and, in that same season, the game at Auburn, which, granted, was lost on a “miracle” fluke play at the end, but which had seen Georgia play extremely poorly in the first half and have to come storming back to make a game of it.

Seth Emerson recently dubbed this tendency the “ugly-loss syndrome,” but there’ve also been some no-show games where Georgia has still managed to win, like Kentucky in 2012 (thanks to a superlative effort by QB Murray).

The most disturbing aspect of many of the no-show losses is that they were key games that everyone knew were important, and yet the Dawgs still looked ill-prepared or even disinterested.

In some cases, it appears to have been a case of misplaced overconfidence. Georgia players indicated after last year’s Florida game that they had not taken the beleaguered Gators seriously.

The larger question is why this happens. Obviously, coaching has to be a part of it. Richt’s staffs have a history of apparently having trouble getting teams in the right frame of mind, particularly for a big conference game. Either they neglect this side of the game or just aren’t very good at it.

But I think a lack of student leadership on the team also contributes to instances like last year against UF, when they just didn’t take them seriously.(Of course, maybe some of that can be laid at the coaches’ door, too.)

Perhaps older players passing along what they’ve learned the hard way will allow this team to avoid such letdowns. Jordan Jenkins recently discussed how, in the 2013 loss to Mizzou, Georgia’s players flat-out underestimated the Tigers. “You can’t sleep on any team,” he said.

Ultimately, in these games Georgia’s players appear not have been able to maintain their focus — the old eye on the prize thing.

If the Dawgs are going to win the SEC again for the first time since 2005, they’re going to have to do something about that. ”

 

Bill King AJ-C August 7, 2015 as basically his last real daily blog entry.

 

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/championship-season-key-3-avoiding-those-crazy-no-show-games

In the days since Georgia lost to Georgia Tech, several people close to the program have suggested that all is not well in Athens, that some fans have lost faith in coach Mark Richt and doubt that athletic director Greg McGarity would be forceful enough to make such a high-profile change even if warranted.

“In the days since Georgia lost to Georgia Tech, several people close to the program have suggested that all is not well in Athens, that some fans have lost faith in coach Mark Richt and doubt that athletic director Greg McGarity would be forceful enough to make such a high-profile change even if warranted.”

http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/college/ad-mcgarity-on-richt-georgia-and-making-changes/njT9m/?icmp=ajc_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_ajcstubtomyajcpremium#bd85780f.257153.735584

There is a Georgia story. But is anyone going to tell it?

Bluto, of Get the Picture, says : “I agree it’s put up or shut up time.”

Get The Picture

I get it.  A head coach is the face of his program, for better or worse.  So when the media looks at Athens, it looks at Mark Richt.  And when Georgia doesn’t excel, that’s how you get to the ubiquitous hot seat meme.  And when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, Richt’s seat simply isn’t that warm, you fall back on the underachiever label.

Andy Staples does a nice job of mashing up the two with this.

Now to be fair to Andy, whom I like generally, he doesn’t come right out and say where he’s pointing his finger.  And given that he’s made solid points before about Georgia’s drug policy, it may be that he’s being nuanced…

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Scorpio Jones, III says BLAME MARK RICHT for holding back our offense 2015

Russ

I’m conflicted. If our offense sucks this year, do we blame Schotty, the new quarterback, or Bobo (for leaving)?

  • Scorpio Jones, III

    All of the above, depending on the situation, of course, and there is always the head coach.

     

 

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/you-think-youve-got-issues-with-the-quarterback-battle/

 

Of course, Bluto (aka IDIOT) thinks this is an advantage somehow that once again Mark Richt does NOT know whom it is who is our best QB 2015, again – because defensive coordinators are then confused who to prepare for.

 

A-BH did a piece yesterday (This is where I met Bluto.) where they said that all 3 Quarterbacks are sharing time equally with the ones.

 

So, instead of fine tuning our Offense for the likes of half a dozen games against ranked teams, we have NO CLUE who our damn QB is.

 

New Center, undersized, and he is not getting to work with the Starting QB Fall Camp EITHER.

 

I am surprised that Bluto allowed Scorpio Jones, III to say this today.

 

To Bluto, such comments are Troll comments only.

 

God knows Mark Richt, who once was 81 % win percentage only to drop off to only 68 % win percentage after 2007, certainly is doing nothing wrong.

 

Nothing at all.

 

8-6-2015

The Grit Tree – Corbindawg : “During the lean years in 2009 and 2010, Georgia wasn’t a very good football team. They weren’t particularly well coached”

“During the lean years in 2009 and 2010, Georgia wasn’t a very good football team. They weren’t particularly well coached”

Corbindawg

The Grit Tree

https://grittree.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/clear-example-of-how-talent-gap-has-closed/

“Richt pulled a “Richt” and lost game #2 to a lame South Carolina team. He also lost to Florida in blow-out who had lost 10 of 13 coming-in. Georgie tek yellowjackets beat him on his pooch kick. With no answer at QB “

8-5-2015

“Richt pulled a “Richt” and lost game #2 to a lame South Carolina team. He also lost to Florida in blow-out although they had lost 10 of 13 games coming in to the game.  Then, he lost to the Georgie tek yellowjackets with their average # 52 Scout.com recruiting rankings. With no answer at QB”

http://www.rollbamaroll.com/2015/8/3/9077385/predicting-2015-sec-football-season-georgia-bulldogs-uga-chubb

vols preview of Georgia Bulldogs says Mark Richt is underachieving and falls short of lofty preseason expectations

http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Tennessee-Vols-football-opponent-preview-Georgia-Bulldogs-38522703

 

 

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Excuse me vols’ fan, but if there EVER was an UNDERACHIEVING FOOTBALL PROGRAM, it is in fact the vols’ program this entire century.

 

Since 2000, the vols are

 

# 40 nationally in won/lost record

 

You have a lot of balls to write a review of Georgia saying that :

 

”  all the talk about Georgia’s overall status as an underachieving program — which is a fair argument, considering the lack of titles as the flagship program in one of the nation’s most fertile recruiting areas —  ”

 

”  They’ll occasionally fall a little short of lofty preseason expectations, and even most of their fans will concede that point  ”

 

Georgia is in the Top 10 nationally in won/lost record since 2000, while the vols are # 40.

 

Excuse me asshole ?

 

Who are the underachievers ?

 

http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/calc-wp.pl?start=2000&end=2014&rpct=0&min=0&by=Win+Pct

 

 

We are 5-2 vs vols since 2000 at Neyland.

We are 6-2 vs vols since 2000 at Sanford

 

Excuse me ?  Underdamnachievers ?

 

http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/opp-opp.pl?start=2000&end=2014&team1=Georgia&team2=Tennessee

This is our Strategy for not preparing a back-up quarterback since DJ Shockley in 2002 ?

https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/you-think-youve-got-issues-with-the-quarterback-battle/

 

Bluto, who at no point in the movie was he any freaking Senator, says that we are confusing our opponents by being in the same boat we’ve always been with Mark Richt and that is that he has no clue who our best quarterback is.

He did not know in 2002, so he played them both.

He did not know in 2006, telling us Joe Tereshinski III is better QB than Matthew Stafford.

He did not know in 2009, telling us even with his chronic shoulder that kept him out of practice twice a week for 5 years’ here and having the flu requiring a separate charter flight to Stillwater that Joe freaking Cox is a better QB than Zach Mettenberger, and in fact did not give Zach a single snap in that damn game, pulling his usual “Richt” losing to Okie State who even with their win over Mark Richt’s QB choice, still did not make the AP Poll Top 25 for that season.

He did not know who the best QB is in 2014 telling us that # 90 Passing Offense Hutson Mason who floats his passes (And, with all these RB just needing a QB to stretch the field.) is a better QB than Jacob Park, Faton Bauta and Brice Ramsey.

Now, fast forward to 2015, and he does not know who our best QB is this year

 

EITHER.

 

Duh.

 

Dumbass.

 

That goes doubly for you, Bluto, thinking that is somehow an advantage for us that defensive coordinators do not know whom to prepare for as our QB on supposedly a Top 10 team today.

 

Bluto, you are a dumb shit.  You have ALWAYS been a dumb shit.  You ALWAYS will be a dumb shit.

 

You and Mark Richt BOTH are dumb shits.  It is what you do, and what he does.

 

Again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

“Complete passes and not turn the ball over” John Theus says today.

http://dogbytesonline.com/georgias-quarterback-intrigue-rolls-into-preseason-practice-88817/

 

There is a LOT more to it than that for Starting QB on a college football program # 11 all-time in wins.

 

A college QB is the field general.

 

He makes plays,

 

or he does not.

 

If he does, he is a dynamic college QB.

 

If all you do is complete your passes and not turn the ball over, you have a halting QB who ends up with us the # 90 passing offense in the country.

 

You do NOT stretch the field for you and your OL buddies to open holes for the prolific running backs you’ve blocked for here, sir.

 

A college QB just has to have another dimension to him than just complete the pass and not turn it over.

 

You can coach around a QB with a flaw in his game.

 

It’s pretty hard to hide at any level if you cannot hit the deep ball.  It compresses the field, and you find too many in the box to defend all short dink downs and hand off to RB.  You end up losing to the likes of 6-win teams South Carolina and Florida, and add in more losses to a team that recruited not our level of talent # 9 average recruiting rankings, but lose to teams who have the # 52 average recruiting rankings.

 

What we need around here John Theus is a complete understanding of getting UP for every game, every down, every play, and GATA.

 

We play Auburn and Alabama this season.  The vols do NOT.

 

Florida is out to get us every year.

 

South Carolina certainly wants to beat the shit out of us.

 

If you really think, all that is necessary is to complete the pass and not turn the ball over, then I rest my case that we just do not get it, that we have to GATA.

 

Erk Russell certainly understood that.  That is why he put up a 16-2 record in the play-offs against the best competition.  That is why he won 3 national championships at Georgia Southern University, and ANOTHER 3 here for us at UGA before DUMP DOOLEY failed and Erk had to leave.  Anyone here with us then knew who it was who got us to GATA and who it was we had who just did not.

 

THAT and THAT ALONE is what really separates one guy from another.

 

We do not get it as a program, and have not after 2007.

 

Your teammates have spent the Summer telling us we took teams too lightly last season.  That we did NOT GATA.

 

I would really appreciate it if we could harp on that, sir.

 

That is what our problem is.

 

THAT is what has piled up 29 LOSSES for us after 2007, John Theus, sir.

 

You are a super smart guy John Theus.  You know that.

 

 

 

Underachievement after 2007 for Premier fertile recruiting ground.

The wellspring of criticism of Mark Richt continues daily unabated in the national media for not only his inexplicable annual losses, but moreover for what once was his

81 % win percentage for many years when he first arrived here (42-10)

down to his more recent

68 % win percentage for all the years after 2007 (64-29.)

How can this be ?

What happened after 2007 to us ?

That this has been happening now for all these years after 2007, has been frustrating to those internally who feel that Mark Richt is doing it the right way.  Some have quit their blogs over it.

The emphasis of The Dawgbone on recruiting is mere window dressing, as The Bulldogs always recruit well, with no competition in-state for the in-state talent agreed by all on the topic as finding only 3 other states who have more talent who go on to the NFL from their states.

We have been consistent in recruiting.

In fact, Mark Richt’s average Scout.com ranking for all the Mark Richt era remains # 9.  # 9 is what the national champions on the Mark Richt Watch have averaged in the Mark Richt era, as well.

So, recruiting is not the answer to this quagmire we are stymied in.

We are just not perceived as Elite.

Bullshit from our fans every off-season, and The Dawgbone commitment to only positive news (leaving it with just only recruiting to report), leaves our entire fan base being perceived as DISNEYdawgs.com