Valdosta State also beat # 3 West Georgia this year.
Valdosta State also beat # 3 West Georgia this year.
We’re going to kill the vols tomorrow afternoon. They have not recruited well and especially so in Georgia where they used to have all their top players from. Nowadays they have been so bad for so long now that no one even remembers back when they used to be good.
It’s that bad. But it is not just football and academics where the vols do not compete with Georgia, it’s across the board in all sports.
National Championship Game ?
45 points PASTED on Clemson !
I will NOT be rooting for Clemson.
I do not care who wins, but I will be dipped in shit if I am rooting for Clemson.
I also think Clemson has no chance.
This is a ROUT.
It will be a blow-out of Biblical Proportions.
This game means NOTHING for Coach Kirby Smart other than after the game tonight, we finally get his ass in here.
It was pretty God Damned SELFISH of Coach Kirby Smart.
6 weeks and a day ago we FIRED the horrendous showing the last 8 years by our FIRED coach.
36 hours later, we got Coach Kirby Smart.
That was 6 weeks and a day ago with 36 hours it took us.
Well, truthfully, he was OFFERED and ACCEPTED the job BEFORE his predecessor was FIRED.
And, here we are 6 weeks and a day without him.
This puts us behind the 8-ball in a program which has lost 7 games by more than 3 TD in the last 8 years.
A program which has lost 12 times to UNRANKED TEAMS in the last 8 years.
A program # 11 All-Time in Wins who has been instead # 40 beating Top 15 teams the last 8 years.
A program with the last remnants of the Dream Team a total of 22 leaving all 22 of whom Started here.
A program facing Top 10 North Carolina in Game 1.
A program facing Top 10 Ole Miss ALSO in September.
A program facing Top 10 Florida.
A program facing Top 15 vols as well in fact directly after Ole Miss !
A program who has not done shit right.
A program who is desperate for a real God Damn Coach.
A program therefore with a HUGE rebuilding job.
A program missing depth on BOTH LINES.
A program with NO QUARTERBACK.
A program which has had NO QUARTERBACK 2 years running now.
A program with running backs who are deep who did not play.
A program with NO SPECIAL TEAMS whatsoever in 8 years.
A program who has lost to our # 1 Rival 10 of the most recent 15 games.
A program who has been told it was the coach’s job to demotivate his players before playing Alabama.
A program who has been told it was the coach’s job to insure everyone knows there’s something besides winning that’s important here at Georgia.
A program that has not been on the Big Stage at the end of ANY season both teams top Final AP Poll all 15 of said years.
A program whose best bowl wins were 2002 over # 21 FSU 5-loss team and # 19 Hawai’i 2007 – neither the last 8 years EITHER !
A program with LOADS OF WORK to do HERE.
This NOT ONLY is no good for Coach Kirby Smart but more to the point this is NO GOOD for Georgia.
Not at ALL !
I am NOT stupid.
I can FIGURE this out.
In fact, if you look back, I figured this out 36 hours after 6 weeks and a day ago.
Since then you have talked about it.
Where is our God Damn Coach we are paying $5 million 380 thousand and 200 dollars a year not counting retirement or his unlimited expense report ?
Hope you had a NICE VACATION the last 6 weeks and a day Coach Kirby Smart. We sure as shit needed your ass HERE !
Known for NOT mincing words, thought I would share that Coach Kirby Smart, sir.
# 15 Massey Ratings
# 21 Colley Rankings
# 19 Billingsley Report
# 22 Jeff Sagarin Ratings USA Today
Beating Penn State was huge for us. Thank you Bryan McClendon !
Beating Penn State insures that Coach Kirby Smart will have our team ranked to begin the season. All the polls will be updated after the mauling of Clemson January 11 2016.
That will be 4 of the last 7 for Coach Kirby Smart National Champion and 5 for Nick Saban (LSU.)
Mark Richt blow-out losses on Big Stage in Big Games
Mediocre Mark Richt
All records here in this blog post are updated after our last regular season game and before our next meaningless bowl game. # 15 in a row. All the teams at the bottom of the polls today, lost. Georgia will be in the Top 25. Our best win is over 2-6 SEC Auburn. Auburn lost, South Carolina lost, Kentucky lost, Vandie lost, Missouri lost, and Florida lost. All 7 SEC West teams made a bowl game. 4 SEC East teams did not. A ton of nobody teams we played. Our Official NCAA Strength of Schedule is # 75 in the nation 2015 after the game !
“I don’t think much about it. I think the Lord is in charge of everything. So, I don’t think much about it.” Mark Richt
Here is MY response Mark Richt to that comment after the game.
You don’t think much about it ? Just leave EVERYTHING to the Lord ? Forget TRYING to do anything ? Whatever happens, happens. I have no say in it. Just let it happen. It’s the Will of the Lord. No reason to practice special teams. No reason to prepare a back-up QB. No reason to worry about wasting time-outs again. No reason to worry about the outcome of the games. Just show up willy-nilly, and well whatever happens, is His Will. Disregard everything that has happened after 2007 – horrid 8-year period ?
This is NOT your Calling Mark Richt. The SEC is NOT a Church League son.
After the yellowjackets gave you 3 turnovers, this led to an ugly win for you sir over a team who in 12 games won 3, losing 9 of their last 10.
Their fans did not even show up. We had two-thirds of their stadium awash with our red. We always do !
They have had 7 seasons of 0 wins all season. Georgie tek yellowjackets in ADDITION have had 5 more seasons of just 1 win. That’s a dozen (12) seasons of -0- or 1 win ! We have had 17 seasons of 0 or 1 loss !
We have 26 seasons of 80 % win percentage or higher – THAT is what the OLD 10-Win discussion was about !
Only 1 after 2007 of 80 % for Mark Richt ! One of 8 and it marred by blow-out Biblical Proportions by Spurrier 7-35 and then in front of me Mark Richt over-ruling Aaron Murray 3 times no don’t spike it !
You have told us since Mark Richt, that Nick Saban will never figure it out and expect an Aaron Murray pass with no time on clock, won’t rush him and deflect the pass and will not cover my receivers !
Us with our 6 national championships in football in all the same polls they have their 6 as well ! Only they have 0 in the AP Poll except for once long ago in girls’ tennis !
They named their 1930 Model A after a wrecked train from day 1 of this Clean Old-Fashioned Hate Series in 1893 when they paid our players from our winning team 1892 to play for their team who won no games at all in 1892 one of your 7 such seasons !
And you built a dorm on the ramp exit to their slums downtown naming it for our 1892 player they paid to play for them in 1893 so they would not have no win again 1893. For which we stoned their train which also was rear-ended in Lawrenceville coming back to Pershing Point with a snapshot taken by the AJ-C with headlines “Ramblin’ Wreck returns home.”
The hate is on their part.
They have hated our success and wrote the most famous fight song – promoting all that is wrong in poor sportsmanship !
It has absolutely, less than nothing, to do with a Model A let alone one from 1930 !
But, a wrecked train from 1893 !
They quit this Conference over Bobby Dodd – a college drop-out from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville – not wanting to have Revenue Sharing.
Now, we share over a Quarter a Billion annually and getting larger every season !
They’re fools !
Trying to make us believe a train wreck from 1893 is now all of a sudden an automobile and that from 1930 !
Jeez Louise !
Naming a stadium after a college drop-out for a college in the slums of a city of 7 million.
Trying to promote poor sportsmanship with their famous fight song of hate of us.
We do not hate them.
No one hates Mark Richt either.
I would rather not play them.
I would rather have Mark Richt quit, which is that which I have said all season he will do and why he did not sign the extension – giving up half a million a year.
This is no measure of us – nor did we ever say to you it ever would be. Your statement that this is YOUR BIGGEST RIVAL is utter hogwash and only an attempt by you to NOT talk about how easy Florida was to beat this season, again with your stinking 5 wins in 15 games !
So, instead, you win by less than a TD when this cruddy opponent gave you 3 turnovers ?
And, then tell us all that it was the Lord’s Will that we win this morning. Why show up then ? I guess that obviously explains the way you play against ranked teams sir ! We are to forget about the 5, 4 and 4 unanswered touchdowns by the vols, Alabama and Florida against you Mark Richt this season because it was the Lord’s Will ANYWAY so why bother to try ? It’s all preordained ? Where do you dream-up this crap Mark Richt ?
A head coach after yet again another horrible showing for another game in another season against hapless opponents, another in a season of NOTHING BUT HAPLESS OPPONENTS, says to ME after the game that well,
“EVERTHING IS PREORDAINED.”
I know that you did not grow up as a Christian as I Mark Richt, but my study of the Bible obviously transcends yours sir because I study that He tells us that man has free choice, free will, and that we will be held accountable for the choices we make ! This implies that not everything is foreordained and that how man chooses makes a difference.
I am certain you do not understand that Mark Richt.
2,000 years ago Jesus in Revelation 22:20 told us that He was coming soon.
You see Him ?
You told us before that He talks to you. So, you see Him ?
You have free choice to work diligently at this your job sir – that which we offer-up $ 50 millions of dollars sir to you for coaching our team and being successful at it sir. It’s NOT God’s Will that EVERYTHING is preordained ! Not close ! Not true. Lie. You speaking of that which you have NO KNOWLEDGE ! A neophyte.
You sire are being held accountable by God for not performing your lifework up to the greatest of your ability, and wrongly putting it off on God that which was your own free choice sir. Your own free will sir ! Your goals are not our goals. Our goal is not to be SEC Champion or National Champion but to be in the game. 15 times in 15 previous Big Bowl Games Georgia has been in the game, winning most of these Big Bowl Games at the end of the season, the Nation Watching, all eyes on us, between 2 teams ranked at the very top of the Final Poll.
You never got that Mark Richt.
You still do not.
Rewriting history after all you can accomplish is a SEC East title in 8 years sir as that is our goal is just dumb.
Only your supporters who are ALL WRONG and owe me an apology would believe the lies out of your mouth that our goal was to win The SEC East.
The AJ-C has kowtowed to Mark Richt and lied about letters sent to them about our unhappiness with the direction this religious guy has taken our football program.
Bluto said that Mark Richt would be back.
Barrett Sallee Bleacher Report said to another Bleacher Reporter who bragged yesterday how great Mark Richt is and would be back, as well owe me an apology.
The Dawgbone owes me an apology insisting that anyone who dared speak up that Mark Richt is not beating the top teams and not getting us to our goals can not be linked to their WebPages.
Many DISNEYdawgs.com posters who supported the mediocrity of Mark Richt owe me an apology.
What he cares about is religion.
Not our football program.
God does not sit there and be in charge of everything at all.
God gives us Free Choice.
Lesson # 1 in my Discipleship.
Your poor understanding of that which I have studied for ALL my life sir, every day for well over 50 years – some days all 24 hours sir – is as wrong as it can be !
According to you, then, God set Adam and Eve up for failure ! He did not. He told you He did not ! It was their will, not His. He gave them and you Free Will.
You just have chosen to NOT do your duties which could have brought great Glory on God, and have FAILED at YOUR HANDS sir ! NOT His.
Genesis 3 God tells us that He became saddened surprised and disappointed in Adam and Eve, sir ! He did NOT preordain it AT ALL ! He then tells us that Adam and Eve and all mankind would suffer for the consequences of our Own Free Will.
That is what God preordained, son. That you have Your Own Free Will, Mark Richt ! As we do to fire you. And, as you do to just step down, which is what I have called for for 8 long years now.
You have chosen to BLAME IT ALL ON HIM.
To resign yourself to Him preordaining EVERYTHING !
That is a purposeful lie on your part as you so often have done here for 15 entire years since you finally showed-up here Mark Richt.
You do not know what you’re talking about. You only recently even began studying the Bible. And, NOT very well. This is the major problem I have with you that you do NOT understand much around you – nor accept the responsibility of being our coach of our football team.
You do not think about it, because well it’s God’s Will ? Well excuse me Mark Richt, but EVERYONE else thinks about it a lot, sir ! Especially all of us who pay your salary sir. For all your obvious talent from this last of your Dream Team, 20 seniors gone, with # 8 Scout.com Average Recruiting Ranking and # 5 Most NFL Draft Picks, you surely are not Top 25 after 2007 at ANYTHING – any way you slice it – Mark Richt over this most recent most current 8-year period.
And, your blaming or resigning yourself to YOUR FACT ONLY that the Lord is in charge of EVERYTHING is another LIE from you sir to obfuscate your lousy records against the top teams after 2007. You are simply trying to turn our attention from your 2 tales of Mark Richt : (1) When you did do well oh so long ago now against the top teams 2001-2007. And, (2) when you GAVE UP, quit trying, made no effort at all, said you would become instead the CEO of this football program – promoted yourself in Peter Principle – to that which you finally then reached your own personal level of your own personal incompetence. The Lord is in charge of everything as you say it. Therefore, you quit after 2007. Poor me, the Lord is in charge of everything therefore I do not think about anything. There isn’t anything that I can do about anything because the Lord is in charge of everything. This is what you said Mark Richt. That the Lord is in charge of everything, thus why try – why indeed even think about anything ?
But, say oh well the Lord is in charge of everything.
I am satisfied.
I am over it.
I do not care.
I have no input on it anyway.
It’s all the Lord’s Will.
I do not think about it !
Why should I ?
The Lord is in charge of EVERYTHING.
I think ?
Nah; not me !
Don’t you KNOW that the Lord is in charge of EVERTHING ?
“YOU cannot blame me !”
That’s exactly what that means !
NOTHING else !
God was in charge of 2001-2007 ? God is in charge after 2007 ? Just what is that you SAY God is responsible for and not you Mark Richt – that you say is EVERYTHING ?
You are especially inept, sir, at beating Top 5, Top 10, Top 15, Top 25, and teams who go on to a bowl game that season sir. And, as bad as your records are against ALL of these – none in the Top 25 – with your # 8 talent sir, your record against them not at Home for us, is EVEN WORSE sir.
You tolerate our criticism because to be a coach is to know that, you said after the game this morning Mark Richt ?
You do NOT !
You THINK you are BETTER than us.
So, what you are left with sir is your 37-1 vs non-bowl teams after 2007, eight years of meaningless seasons with 33 teams now looking at 10-win season 2015 sir.
The Lord is NOT in charge of everything. We wanted to pay you over $ 4 million dollars a year until 2019 to have you be in charge of our Football Program. To beat ranked teams as the # 11 All-Time Win program with the # 3 best recruits available in this state which has no competition for them in-state from yellowjackets or Georgia Southern. You have FAILED to do so sir after 2007. No, sir, the Lord is NOT in charge sir – not of our football team, and NEITHER are you obviously.
The Lord is NOT responsible for all this after 2007 Mark Richt, you are !
After 2007 :
12 Losses to unranked teams time of game or for year season after 2007 :
12 losses after 2007 to unranked teams :
2009 Okie State not ranked AP Poll season
2009 vols not ranked any poll ever 19-45 lost
2009 Kentucky not ranked any poll ever lost at Sanford Home game
2010 Colorado not ranked any poll ever
2010 Florida not ranked any poll ever
2010 Central Florida UCF not ranked AP Poll time of game
2013 Missouri not ranked Coaches’ Poll time of game
2013 Vandie not ranked in both Coaches’ Polls and AP Poll time of game
2013 Nebraska not ranked AP Poll for year & not ranked either poll time of game
2014 South Carolina not ranked either AP or Coaches’ Polls for the year
2014 Florida not ranked any poll ever yet blown-out 20-38
2015 vols not ranked any poll at all 2-3 team 31-38
7 LOSSES by MORE THAN 3 TD after 2007 with NONE PRIOR :
10-49 crocodiles 2008
19-45 vols 2009
17-41 crocodiles 2009
10-42 LS who 2011
7-35 gamecocks 2012
10-38 bammer 2015
3-27 crocodiles 2015
After 2007, Mark Richt blaming God for all this :
37-1 vs non-bowl teams
36-31 vs teams making a bowl game
4 losses per season average 73-32 : 37-1 vs non-bowl teams 36-31 vs teams who made a bowl game that season after 2007.
Not Ranked half the time AP or Coaches’ Polls 2009 2010 2013 and now 2015 :
Mark Richt averages the # 8 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking and has the # 5 Most NFL Draft Picks with 86, but after 2007 he is not in the Top 25 at really anything !
Talk about underachievement ! This blog post details the epitome of underachievement with all his talent after 2007 ! And, the previous blog post here It’s Great to be a Georgia Bulldog ! details the vast resources at hand for Mark Richt to have accomplished after 2007 diddle-e-squat.
AFTER 2007 by Mark Richt and for which he is judged :
Man and God judge Mark Richt for all this after 2007 in his Calling which the Lord Called Mark Richt to, but which he DENIED and said unto the Lord, I am NOT accepting this Calling Lord. I want to be a preacher man. And, teach people in religion that which I know not either.
# 33 vs teams when you are not at home Mark Richt sir http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&breakdown=on&cres=1&scrview=3&sortby=Y10
# 26 vs ranked team for the season year http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&yrk=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 40 vs ranked teams time of game http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&grk=on&tgrk=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 37 vs ranked teams for the season year http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&yrk=on&tyrk=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 36 vs ranked teams time of game not at home http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&grk=on&tgrk=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 34 vs ranked teams for the year season not at home http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&yrk=on&cres=1
# 30 vs Top 10 for year for the year season http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&yrk=on&yrr=on&yrl=01&yrh=10&cres=1
# 26 vs ranked teams for the year season http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&yrk=on&schedanl=on&cres=1&scrview=2&tview=4
# 25 vs ranked teams time of game not at home http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&grk=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 26 vs ranked teams time of game http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&grk=on&schedanl=on&cres=1&scrview=2&tview=4
# 29 vs ranked teams time of game who played in bowl game http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&grk=on&breakdown=on&sgrb=on&cres=1&scrview=5&tview=4&sortby=BTM
# 32 vs teams who went to bowl game http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&bwl=on&tbwl=on&jrc=on&cres=1&scrview=1
# 33 vs Top 10 for the season year not at home http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&yrk=on&yrr=on&yrl=01&yrh=10&cres=1
Mark Richt, sir, God expects us to take an active part.
This is why we find so many vigorous words and phrases in Scripture, such as “make every effort”, “strain”, “struggle”, “pursue”, “run with diligence the race set before you”, “fight the good fight”, “persist”, “resist”, “stand”, “take hold”, “guard”, “endure to the end”, etc. If everything is preordained, what would be the use of all this strenuous effort?
His plans for all of us – His plans for each of us will not be fulfilled unless we cooperate with Him in their fulfillment.
No sir. Everything is NOT preordained. You should KNOW that ! Your Calling in fact could have brought Great Glory to God, but you choose instead to say God Preordained EVERYTHING !
So, you did not try. Why indeed try Mark Richt – after all – the Lord is in charge of EVERTHING ! So, why think about anything related to anything as mundane as doing your Calling to Glorify Him. To Witness to others by doing what He asks to the best of our ability. As in every word out of your mouth : You just do not get it.
“I don’t think much about it. I think the Lord is in charge of everything. So, I don’t think much about it.” Mark Richt
God is not imposing Himself on everything Mark Richt. Good Lord, son.
This utter nonsense that Religion, Mark Richt and The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program may not be discussed, is over here on my blog.
Everything is NOT preordained. God is NOT in charge of everything.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
God does not tell ME that He is in charge of everything, but that it is MY choice, as yours – only you do not see it and prefer to hide behind that which you know not, and tell us all purposely that He indeed Is In Charge and not you therefore – not your fault : You say as your parting shot :
“YOU cannot blame me !”
updated 1-1-2018 list top 15 bowl games UGA all-time to include :
2018 Rose Bowl # 3 UGA # 2 Oklahoma down 17 points with 6 seconds before halftime Georgia came from behind forcing 1st Overtime 104 Rose Bowls when in second overtime Lorenzo Carter forced his way through Oklahoma’s vaunted OL and blocked their field goal then Sony Michel scored his 4th Touchdown of the game around left end to win 54-48. Considered by all to be one of the top 2 bowl games of all-time for Georgia and of the NCAA in the playoffs.
1942 Rose Bowl, # 13 UCLA Final AP Poll, Wally Butts Won Rose Bowl, Wally Butts ended AP Poll # 2 end November Ohio State no bowl game, shut-out Florida in Jacksonville at Fairfield stadium 75-0, beat # 3 Alabama 21-10 when Wally Butts was ranked # 2 at Grant Field, shut-out # 2 Georgie tek yellowjackets 34-0 at Sanford, SEC top teams 1942 Final AP Poll are # 2 UGA, # 5 Georgie tek yellowjackets, # 7 vols, # 10 Alabama, # 16 Auburn, and # 17 Mississippi State, UCLA is the Pacific Coastal Conference Champion. Frank Sinkwich won the Heisman Trophy and Wally Butts Won the National Championship shutting-out UCLA 9-0 Rose Bowl National Champions according to Berryman Poll, Billingsley Poll, DeVold System Poll, Houlgate System Poll, Litkenhous Poll, Poling System Poll, Williamson System Poll, and according to Sagarin Ratings Poll. Wally Butts was 11-1, Wisconsin was 8-1-1, and Ohio State was 9-1 not even playing in a bowl game. 1942 SEC Champions. Capacity Crowd, National Stage, everyone watching us. National Champions Wally Butts Georgia. Charley Trippi Rose Bowl MVP.
1945 Oil Bowl, # 17 Tulsa Final AP Poll, Wally Butts Won Oil Bowl 20-6 New Year’s Day Houston Texas Capacity Crowd National Stage, everyone watching us as Charley Trippi College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame Won Maxwell Award as Finest College Football Player Won 2 National Championships Football Georgia # 1 Overall NFL Draft Pick NFL Championship Game MVP threw for 1 TD and returned a punt for another TD.
1946 Sugar Bowl, # 9 North Carolina Final AP Poll, Wally Butts Won Sugar Bowl 20-10, beat # 7 Georgie tek yellowjackets at Sanford 35-7, shut-out # 15 Alabama 15-0 at Sanford, beat # 19 Kentucky 28-13, ended season 11-0, and Wally Butts won the National Championship beating # 9 North Carolina in the Sugar Bowl 20-10. National Championship Williamson System Poll. Army 9-0-1 and Notre Dame 8-0-1 and Wally Butts Georgia 11-0 in far better Conference. Capacity Crowd, National Stage, everyone watching us. National Champions Wally Butts Georgia.
1948 Orange Bowl vs Southwest Conference Champion Texas 4-1-1 Southwest Conference. Georgia Wally Butts SEC Champions 6-0 SEC. We lost to Texas Orange Bowl 28-41 and ended up # 8 Final AP Poll 1948. Vandie was # 4 in The SEC and # 12 Final AP Poll 1948. Tulane was # 3 in The SEC and # 13 in the Final AP Poll 1948. Ole Miss was # 2 in The SEC 1948 at 6-1 and # 15 in the Final AP Poll 1948. Our guys had all returned from the WWII. National Heroes, our guys WWII, Dad also fought in. He returned to home, Georgia too.
1959 Orange Bowl, # 18 Missouri Final AP Poll, Vince Dooley Won Orange Bowl shutting-out Missouri 14 to nothing. We were 10-1 losing in Columbia to # 16 Coaches’ Poll South Carolina of the ACC. We were undefeated in The SEC at 7-0-0 while four (4) SEC teams finished the 1959 Season in the Final AP Poll Top 10 Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Florida # 19. Pat Dye All-America Guard 1959. I was at these games here when I recall Dad telling me Fran Tarkenton DeMolay, Dad was leader for, College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame would fill the air with footballs for that era – beautiful Fall days on our beautiful campus which has only become even more beautiful since. He took me with his seasons’ tickets and specifically pointed out these points to me about the DeMolay that Dad was proud of. Georgia SEC Champions. Georgia ended # 3 in the Massey Poll, Number 5 in the AP Poll and # 5 in the Coaches’ Poll because we beat # 8 Auburn, beat Alabama, and beat # 18 Final AP Poll Missouri in the Orange Bowl behind Vince Dooley and Erk Russell.
1966 Cotton Bowl Classic, # 10 SMU Final AP Poll, Vince Dooley Won Cotton Bowl Classic 24-9, beat # 5 Georgie tek yellowjackets 27-14 at Sanford, beat # 7 Florida Gators at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville 27-10, beat Ole Miss # 12 Final Coaches’ Poll 9-3 at Sanford, Georgie tek yellowjackets would end the season # 8 Final AP Poll, Miami of Florida # 9 Final AP Poll who beat Vince Dooley at the Orange Bowl Miami 6-7 in 1966, and Vince Dooley had Georgia # 4 in both Final AP Poll and Final Coaches’ Poll. Miami of Florida was # 10 Final Coaches Poll, Florida # 11, Ole Miss # 12. Vince Dooley Won National Championship 1966 according to Kenneth Massey Poll which was also part of the Official BCS Polls because we had a better strength of schedule than Alabama. And, because we had a better Defense than Alabama with Georgia ranked the # 1 Defense in the nation. Georgia SEC Champions. The Junkyard Dawgs. Ole Miss had the 2nd best Defense in the nation and we beat Ole Miss 9-3 at Sanford. I was at these games here. Final AP Poll had Georgia # 4, Miami of Florida # 9 and Georgie tek yellowjackets # 8, with SMU # 10. Erk Russell Georgia Defensive Coordinator. National Championship Vince Dooley and Erk Russell.
1968 Sugar Bowl Tulane stadium New Orleans, # 6 Arkansas Final AP Poll. Erk Russell had us with the # 2 best defense in the nation to Ohio State # 1 but Ohio State Woody Hayes played the # 31 strength of schedule and Vince Dooley played the # 11 Strength of Schedule with players such as Jake Scott, my friend, and Bill Stanfill both College Football Hall of Fame. We had to play # 9 vols, # 12 Auburn, # 13 Ole Miss, # 15 Houston, # 9 Arkansas and still after all that our Erk Russell Defense was the # 2 ranked defense in the nation to disgraced Woody Hayes Ohio State with their soft schedule by stark contrast. The SEC in 1968 also had # 12 Coaches’ Poll Alabama but we did not have to play Alabama because we were undefeated in SEC play 1968 and Alabama lost twice to SEC foes 1968. Vince Dooley suffered 1 loss 1968 to Frank Broyles’ Arkansas who ended-up atop the Southwest Conference at 10-1. Georgia SEC Champions. Houston tied Texas in Austin and Darrel Royal of Texas had no one on his team by comparison with us and also lost to a lousy Texas Tech 1968 played a weak Southwest Conference who had only SMU and Arkansas. We tied the vols 17-17 at Neyland who ended with 1 SEC loss and a 2nd loss # 7 in the Final Coaches’ Poll 1968 # 13 Final AP and we tied Houston # 18 Final AP Poll and # 20 Final Coaches’ Poll at Sanford 10-10 who was an Independent. I was at these games here. Ohio State did not have any players like we had 1968. We played a great schedule and earned the # 1 National Champion Litkenhous Poll who voted Vince Dooley National Champions based upon our far tougher strength of schedule than Big 10 Ohio State who had only Purdue and Michigan as the only ranked Big 10 teams. National Championship Vince Dooley & Erk Russell.
1971 Gator Bowl # 18 Final Coaches’ Poll North Carolina. Vince Dooley & Erk Russell beat # 15 Final AP Poll Ole Miss 38-7 at Sanford. I was at these games here. We lost to # 5 Final Coaches’ Poll Auburn at Sanford 20-35 and that was our only blemish on the season finishing 11-1 same as Alabama. Six (6) SEC teams finished in the Top 15 of the Final AP Poll 1971 Georgia, Alabama, Ole Miss, vols, LSU and Auburn.
1975 Cotton Bowl in Dallas Texas # 6 Final Coaches’ Poll # 7 Final AP Poll Arkansas. I was there, and I was at all the home games too with student tickets and left frequently to go back and forth to the Railroad Tracks. I have scar on my arm from The Hedges as a walk-on. They were sharp back then and I was fast and hit them full speed. I brought back Coors from the Cotton Bowl to Russell Hall on specific requests in my 1971 Mustang 351 Cleveland I special ordered with my money earned as Top Pay AFL-CIO. We might have won the game were it not for Vince Dooley’s call before halftime that led to great cheers of Pig Soohey all halftime with their motorized hat. We had a 10-3 lead and Ray Goff, who always was replaced by Matt Robinson on every 3rd Down to bail his butt out, set the ball down on the turf on purpose to pretend to tie his shoestring fumblerooskie pitch to Gene Washington for us but Arkansas got the ball scored the tying score 10-10 just before half time leading to their unbelievable cheers until they finally exploded at the end of the game with 3 unanswered 4th Quarter touchdowns. We had that game. Vince Dooley blew it with this stupid call. This began the Dump Dooley – make Erk Russell Head Coach – although Vince Dooley would recover and stave him off, only later to hire Ray Goff as his replacement. Another bad move. Georgia was # 2 in The SEC 1975 Alabama undefeated # 1, but we would have OUR DAY against them at Sanford 1976 the following year and this time Matt Robinson shined in a huge big game everyone in the Nation watching us obliterate Alabama 21-0 Alabama # 10 and UGA # 6. I have that game jersey by Matt Robinson entering the locker room as a press I guess they thought I was. I still say we had this Cotton Bowl 1975. Vince Dooley blew it with the lead with a guy feigning a fumble tie his shoe with a 10-3 lead just before half-time the same guy who blew it as Dooley’s replacement and who never was the better QB than Matt Robinson either, and the same guy who when elected into the Georgia – Florida Football Game Hall of Fame quipped : “For which team?”
1976 Sugar Bowl # 1 AP & Coaches’ Polls Pittsburgh I am Anthony Dorsett not TD, but all their fans had TD buttons. I was there too at the Sugar Bowl and all these games here. Well, we did not win. I was stuck behind a post a huge pole supporting the crappy Superdome later crapped all over in Hurricane Katrina I also called prior to it hitting. I am NOT a fan of New Orleans. We lost to Ole Miss in Oxford but because we beat Alabama we are SEC Champions and 10-1 going in to the Sugar Bowl but it was Matt Cavanaugh who would do us in for Johnny Majors’ Pitt, currently QB coach Washington Redskins and 3 time Super Bowl Champ twice as player Matt Cavanaugh. We were # 5 and they were # 1. We had beat # 10 at time of game Florida in Jacksonville coached by Doug Dickey 4th and Dumb against us in a game I told my parents I was not at – only to be zoomed in on twice on national TV. I got the yard marker after the game. Well, we were there. I was there. I remember. The whole nation remembers. We did not win, but the memories last a lifetime. Georgia SEC Champions.
1980 Sugar Bowl # 8 Final AP Poll Notre Dame. We beat # 20 Florida in Jacksonville on Buck Belue’s pass to Lindsay Scott. Run Lindsay Run ! We beat # 14 South Carolina, Independent, at Sanford. All 3 on ABC. I was there. 12-0 untied, unbeaten, unbelievable ! National Championship including both Consensus AP Poll and Coaches’ Polls after the season. Georgia SEC Champions. Herschel Walker, no freshman is going to start for me. More fodder for Vince Dooley. More for Erk Russell, too, and finally he had to go make his name for himself with the nation’s # 3 best Defense AGAIN – also # 5 best offense – duh ! AND, there were no other unbeaten teams.
1981 Sugar Bowl # 4 Pitt Final AP Poll. Our schedule was just too hard 1981 – far tougher than Clemson who beat us in Clemson, but we beat all the rest and arrived to the Sugar Bowl I also went to 1981 # 2 best in the nation all polls. Georgia SEC Champions. 20-24 we lost without Erk Russell who played Football, Basketball and Baseball at Auburn.
1982 Sugar Bowl # 1 Final AP Poll Penn State. Vince was just not the same without Erk Russell which I said all along before he finally left. We beat Clemson at Sanford and arrived undefeated # 1 in the nation against # 2 Penn State but lost 23-27 at another game I unfortunately was at. Joe Paterno had Todd Blackledge at QB now of famous broadcasting career, and we had John Lastinger. You are made and broken as college football coach with your QB and always have been. Georgia SEC Champions. Unfortunately, I was there and knew Vince Dooley would lose without Erk Russell.
1983 Cotton Bowl # 2 Texas. Texas entered as # 2 and we were # 7. We ended up # 4 and Texas # 7. We beat # 20 UCLA, # 9 Florida, tied Clemson at Clemson, and won at Grant Field 27-24. I was at that game too and our games here. Clemson would end up # 11, Alabama # 15 and we # 4 AP Poll, same as we finished 1982.
1992 Citrus Bowl # 18 Final AP Poll Ohio State. Ohio State has played 11 bowl games against The SEC and NOT WON ANY, which is why Ohio State is only 25-24 in bowl games while we enjoy 28-19-3 in bowl games – which as you can SEE – is quite the storied history of big bowl games on the national stage everyone watching us. 10-2, we had lost to only # 12 vols and # 10 Florida Final AP Poll Rankings and ended up # 8 ourselves at 10-2 behind Eric Zeier QB and Garrison Hearst RB who thought he would win the Heisman he came in 3rd, and did win the Doak Walker Award top running back, and the ESPN Espy Award Top Outstanding Collegiate Athlete Award. Watched all this from my seasons’ tickets.
1998 beat # 18 both Final AP and Coaches’ Polls Virginia and were # 14 both polls ourselves. 1997 we were # 10 in the Final AP Poll and 10-2 behind Matt Stinchcomb, Hines Ward, Robert Edwards, Larry Brown, Greg Bright, Kirby Smart and Champ Bailey and won the Outback Bowl over Wisconsin. 1999 we were again # 16 both polls and again beat # 19 Purdue in the Outback Bowl and in 2000 again we were # 17 in the Final Coaches’ Poll. In fact, Jim Donnan’s last 4 years we were # 12 in the nation won/lost record at 35-13, and Vince Dooley did NOT want to replace Jim Donnan but found Mike Adam$ make the decision for Vince Dooley when the only teams better in The SEC were the vols and Florida. In stark direct contrast to these 15 Big Bowl Games by The Georgia Bulldogs on the National Stage everyone watching us, Mark Richt then was hired by Vince Dooley December 20, 2000 and his best bowl win over a team ranked like these others by us in the Final AP Poll was that in 2004, Mark Richt won the Outback Bowl – more in line with what we were doing at the time. As a matter of fact, Mark Richt is # 21 won/lost record after 2007 at 64-29 – hardly a step up, wouldn’t you say ? Saw all this from my seasons’ tickets.
2001 Mark Richt stated he “knocked the lid off this program” the # 11 All-Time Wins Program with 6 National Championships, 15 huge bowl games us and them both ranked at the Top of the Final AP Poll everyone watching us while Mark Richt lost his 4th game 2001 to Boston College who was unranked in BOTH polls before the bowl loss and us with the 3rd most SEC Championships as you can readily see here in this post by me of that which I recall firsthand of it – only 1 SEC Championship out of 2nd place in The SEC – the Premier Football Conference, has been, is and will be – and, which Mark Richt is outclassed in.
2002 lost to a 5-loss should have been 6-loss Florida team of Ron Zook going 0-13 on 3rd Down Conversions in the game, a recurring theme for Mark Richt – supposedly an Offensive Guru who was in fact a back-up QB, never played and who was NOT groomed to be Head Coach by Bobby Bowden – who was FIRED from FSU. Mark Richt also was not allowed to choose the QB at FSU, but Bobby Bowden as well, who never took Mark Richt under his wings to teach him how to coach at all – nothing taught about when to call time-outs, when to go for it instead of settle for field goals, nothing taught about motivation to Mark Richt, nothing taught about when to play our best players and when to not. Mark Richt was NOT TAUGHT to be a head coach by Bobby Bowden. Bobby Bowden never taught Mark Richt anything about hiring a coaching staff. All of this came to roost in his only head coaching job here. Vince Dooley was going to teach him these areas he so suffers at, but was fired by Mike Adam$ before he could. Even one 3rd Down Conversion 2002 vs Florida would have won the game – for example the last pass by David Greene who overthrew a wide open Terrence Edwards. Again, Florida should have been a 6-loss team on this play, but even this we could not convert. How is this Mark Richt’s fault ? Excuse me, this is his chosen QB when at the time I called for DJ Shockley to NOT be redshirted 2001 and to start. This relegated us to a bowl game against Final Coaches’ Poll # 23 Florida State # 21 Final AP Poll a 5-loss team after beating 5-loss Arkansas in The SEC Championship Game Georgia SEC Champions in way Down SEC 2002, 2003 beat # 19 Final Coaches’ Poll # 18 AP Poll in the Citrus Bowl getting our butts beat by LSU 13-34 in fact beat by LSU twice 2003 and beat by Florida and so we played in the Citrus Bowl, 2004 won the Outback Bowl again beating Wisconsin again who ended # 17 in the AP Poll and # 18 Final Coaches’ Poll, 2005 was another disappointment with us losing to a lousy Florida team when Mark Richt told us all that Joe Tereshinski III could fill in for DJ Shockley and win when in fact he was the only QB he could have started who could have possibly lost to that lousy Florida team who even lost to 7-5 South Carolina 2005 but beat us and in fact 2005 we ended up the # 3 team of just SEC teams in every single solitary poll behind worse than Alabama and LSU 2005 – Georgia “SEC Champions” losing at the Sugar Bowl that never happened at the Georgia Dome I went to to fall behind nothing to 28 before we even could all sit down from booing Mike Adam$, 2006 we lost 4 games including 1 to Vandie who played 8 SEC teams and we the only 1 they could beat – redshirting Knowshon Moreno don’t need him to beat Vandie 2006 – 2006 you recall Mark Richt told all of us that Joe Tereshinski is a better QB than # 1 NFL Draft Pick Matthew Stafford as well, 2007 we lost to a 6-6 South Carolina team who did not even play in a bowl game and lost to lousy vols’ team who beat Mark Richt by Biblical Proportions 14-35 a 4-loss vols’ team who should have been a 5-loss team who had also beat us 51-33 the previous year and so we beat # 19 Final AP Poll Hawai’i 2007 when in the big games Knowson Moreno got only an average of 17 carries and in fact redshirted him so we got to see him only 2 years, then began the real bad streak for Mark Richt since – basically unable to beat anyone or maybe even better put losing to everyone after 2007, seen all this from my seasons’ tickets, too, unfortunately and dog-tired of it all on the eve now of us unranked AP Poll going to JAX to lose to # 11 Florida – unranked team losing, that is what we are half the years after 2007 now. There is little need to detail all of this after 2007 including Mark Richt telling us that Joe Cox with flu and his chronic shoulder keeping him out of practice once or twice a week all season was our best shot in Stillwater in 2009 when pre-game I called for Zach Mettenberger to start vs Okie State 2009 who nearly beat Matt Ryan and the Falcons today and would have had his receiver not dropped a TD pass thrown of 50-yards downfield. We have the Cam Newton is never going to be our QB because he is only a TE from Mark Richt who said that Aaron Murray is a better QB than Cam Newton, and the debacle of telling all of us once again that Nick Marshall would only play db for us – that Mark Richt thought Hutson Mason was better than Nick Marshall as QB, only to watch Nick Marshall lead Auburn to the NC game – something Mark Richt therefore still has never accomplished here either as a direct result. He does not like dynamic Quarterbacks like Cam Newton, DJ Shockley and Nick Marshall – preferring game managers who have not done diddle-e-squat for him and us. This on the heels of choosing Aaron Murray as his starting QB really in 2009 which is why he did not play Zach Mettenberger 2009 vs Okie State to win that game, because he did not want us to want Zach Mettenberger as our Starting QB which we would have done, and he knew it. Aaron Murray I said at the time 2009 would be his downfall as coach here and would cost him his job that and the lousy job he did in choosing his coaching staff. Aaron Murray would go on to have 10% of his plays either a fumble interception or sack and he called his own number more than half the plays – either checking out of Mark Richt’s call into his own number, or if his own number was called, keeping the play called. For # 8 talent around Aaron Murray, he was # 27 in Won/Lost Record his 4 years as our starter, and no one ever was groomed to be his back-up QB even. Very frustrating for an Offensive Coordinator paid over $ 4 million dollars a year through 2019, whose offense is stale, old school, out-of-date and an utter failure # 90 Passing Offense last year with Hutson Mason and # 80 this season with Greyson Lambert – who lost his job as starting QB at Virginia for God’s sake. As a fan at the games for 58 years, this crap of we do it the right way and Mark Richt is the guy everyone wants his son to play for has grown old – as has the AJ-C’s attempt to rewrite the e-mails sent to Jere Morehead and Greg McGarity as positive mostly they said while the Athens Banner Herald reports that of 28 such e-mails 24 are of the UGA Thomas Brown fan club and only 4 are of the we love Mark Richt support – give the guy more time after 15 years of meaningless bowl games. In fact, Greg McGarity said to ABH today : “That’s why sometimes you’re numb to it,” he said. “… It is just typical of the type of email traffic we receive on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis. It doesn’t surprise me because people are passionate.” He does not care one iota as you can see, yet his record here sucks as our AD, hired to replace Damon Evans by Mike Adam$ who hired BOTH. We’re passionate ? So – you are numb to it Greg McGarity ? Sad indeed.
Mark Richt by direct stark contrast to all these great 15 Bulldogs’ Bowl Games on the National Stage everyone watching us against a team ranked at the top of the Final AP Poll with us, has not beat any team in any bowl game on the National Stage everyone watching us ranked as high as any of these teams in the Final AP Poll for that season, nor even played a team ranked this high in the Final AP Poll in a bowl game for ANY season. Mark Richt has not won a single Big Stage Bowl game the whole entire nation watching him in the entire Mark Richt era including 2015 now too, let alone even played in one comparing to all these we most certainly did with Wally Butts and with Vince Dooley & Erk Russell. And, he NEVER will. Mark Richt is bad after 2007 and not as good as Jim Donnan even – whom we FIRED. We’re a bad team after 2007, despite all this talent who 15 bowl games prior have put us on the National Stage EVERYONE watching us against a team also ranked at the Top of the Final AP Poll.
# 21 won/lost after 2007 http://football.stassen.com/cgi-bin/records/calc-wp.pl?start=2008&end=2014&rpct=&min=&by=Win+Pct
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We have played in 50 Bowl Games.
Only 4 teams have played in more.
Alabama, Texas, Southern California and Nebraska, and Southern California and Nebraska have only played in one (1) more bowl game than we have !
We are 28-19-3 in Bowl Games.
Texas has not done as well as we have in bowl games and neither has Alabama, and neither has Nebraska. In fact, only Southern California has done better than us in Bowl Games !
There are teams who have gone to fewer bowl games who have done remarkably well. Utah for example is 14-4, but that hardly compares to our 28-19-3. They would have to go 14-15-4 to catch us ! That’s 33 more bowl games while we would have to sit still 33 years !
Ole Miss is 23-13. They’d have to go 5-6-3 for 14 years where we did not play at all. Still, it’s a remarkable record in bowl games Ole Miss has !
Penn State, now that their games have been restored which the NCAA had taken away from them they overtook us again for Top 10 in All-Time Wins moving us back to # 11, and in bowl games they are now back to 28-15-2, so they’d only have to be 1-4-1 which means they have a higher percentage but have not going bowling still 6 years we have.
FSU is 26-16-2 so they’d have to go 2-3–1 so they have gone to 4 fewer bowl games than we have and still have won fewer bowl games than us. Their bowl record is fairly close to our own.
Oklahoma is 28-19-1, so they are fairly close to our 28-19-3 but even Oklahoma is 2 bowl games fewer than us both ties for us.
As you can readily see, we are certainly one of the very exclusive few best at bowl games, right ?
However you slice it, Georgia certainly has gone to more bowl games, won more bowl games, and have a higher percentage of these way more bowl games we’ve been to we won.
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