Conference play for the 2nd year coach is next up. Our other sports deserve a new gym. All this money we have.
Conference play for the 2nd year coach is next up. Our other sports deserve a new gym. All this money we have.
Until we do something about this cow palace our men’s and women’s programs will BOTH lose significant recruits to other schools who DO invest in their programs.
We send our coaches out with their hands tied behind their backs.
Itty-bitty teeny-weenie schools have far more impressive gyms – as our annual budget nears closer to $ 2 billion.
Ole Miss built a new SMALL gym. They spent on it less than The University of Georgia gets annually in just football tickets and football TV monies.
And provide our Football team Sanford which in the same meeting we spent over $ 7 million dollars – about 7 times what we just wasted on the Stegesaurus.
This announcement comes literally days now prior to The SEC Revenue-Sharing Figure being made public sharing two-thirds of a billion dollars. These monies have been used by the 14 SEC schools to all build better gyms than we have. Not us.
MORE LIPSTICK ON THE PIG ?
Or build a new gym where all the in-state talent in both men’s and women’s basketball WANT to COME HERE to PLAY in it instead ?
I ask you ?
When are WE going to get our NEW GYM with ALL THIS MONEY ?
What is the problem with both men’s and women’s basketball for UGA ?
The best players in-state have chosen to play elsewhere for 50 years.
The men play in the NIT and Andy Landers refused to accept the NIT last year for the women. That’s bullshit. Everyone knows the NCAA Tournament is not the best 68 teams anyway. It is designed for the 32 automatic qualifiers from each conference and then the remaining 36 teams. Men’s tourney starts tomorrow March 15. Was Georgia men’s basketball 1 of the top 36 in the nation ? Perhaps not.
Will the women be ? Sorry. What good does it do for the women’s selection committee to choose UGA this year missing perhaps as many as the top 3 players on the team ? Useless act going nowhere obviously now.
The women can not shoot.
The men are exciting.
In both cases, our old gym does not need a center scoreboard but a new gym – lipstick on a pig.
The men and women face the facts that they do NOT have enough talent – talent that leaves this state to go play in nice new big gyms fun places to play that host big events.
2016 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament reveals names today Monday March 14 while men snubbed yesterday for playing too tough a schedule (and a loss to Auburn) 19-12. Lady Bulldogs face a bigger burden as they are missing their best players Shacobia Barbee broken leg and Mackenzie Engram upper respiratory infection both out and been out rest year. Men have a full squad. Both men & women’s basketball suffers from Stegesaurus causing best players in-state to play elsewhere while Stegesaurus has not hosted NCAA men’s tourney game since 1971 nearly 50 years.
It’s been a largely poor season for Georgia this season in men’s basketball.
They put-up graphics of what a team’s record is against RPI Top 100 teams and our record shows we have played 16 games vs RPI Top 100. The only team we beat all season long was South Carolina # 56.
South Carolina has 6 wins over RPI Top 100 teams and now tonight they can put this squad to rest except for a NIT appearance.
# 71 RPI Georgia men’s team
It was fun watching us last night beat Mississippi State.
I am expecting us to be put out of our misery tonight maybe.
We have been wholly unable to recruit to the Stegesaurus both for men’s and women’s basketball and this year’s men’s team as well as The Lady’s team shows that we have no bench.
And I look at their gym in Nashville hosting this SEC Tournament and think 1971 last time Stegesaurus hosted an NCAA Tournament game.
Mark Fox brings his bench in and they do nothing. They’re tentative and without merit. If they do that tonight, they will not have beat a team 3 times who is their only win over any RPI Top 100 team, but it’s a very talented team we have and frankly I had hoped for more so I will be watching hoping we can move on to Kentucky. I played on the city champion team and we had 2 full squads. First we had a center. Second we had a point guard. Our center got the rebounds and rarely fouled-out. Our point guard brought the ball down the court and really never shot the ball – just dish. Our shooting guard made his shots. We had a 2nd group who if the 1st group didn’t show-up we could play well with.
We just don’t have that talent at Georgia and frankly never have had.
If we built a big enough new gym, we could force the Atlanta Hawks to play 1 NBA game a year at our new gym in return for what we’ve done for them 3 years in a row now. In fact, there could be MORE NBA and WNBA games here if we do this correctly, as well as hosting NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament games, Final 4, and SEC Championships as well and for others of our 23 sports – all of whom would benefit from a new gym with this annual in excess now of $ 150 million dollars revenue our sports teams at UGA now generate for us as an annuity. It is the # 2 ROI we could put this annuity toward – primarily basketball – ranking only behind the ROI for football as a destination for this in excess now of $ 150 million dollar annual annuity.
There is more meat in this 1 blog post than in all the other blog posts combined today by all Georgia blogs and newspaper stories. This also is the # 1 blog post all-time about The Lady Bulldogs today. By these standards this post is short only 794 words, fully documented and 100 percent accurate as you have become accustomed to here – as has been PROVEN – including my predictions which have been uncannily correct as well – some to your personal chagrin ! So I offer-up this Super Sunday before the game.
The Lady Bulldogs – Top 5 Basketball Program All-Time:
The Lady Bulldogs with RPI # 24 vs. Strength of Schedule # 23 can emerge after SEC Championship Tournament no worse than 21-9 and 9-8 vs. SEC teams with BIG WINS over RPI # 19, 21, 22, & 29 putting us solidly in the NCAA Tournament. In fact, we are 1 MORE Big Win away from being ranked in AP & Coaches Polls. The SEC has 8 teams solidly in The NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament with 2 more on the bubble at # 52 & # 61. The SEC is ranked The # 1 Women’s Basketball Conference obviously this year. We only have 5 ladies who shoot the ball well and only 3 ladies who make their free throws. We foul way too much but we do play well on Defense, rebound well and we do not turn the ball over. We are deep although Mackenzie Engram has missed now 7 Consecutive Games. Our Ladies have been in 31 of all of the 34 previous NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournaments and this will be 32 of the All-Time 35 since it started for Women in 1982 – this is # 2 All-Time in the Nation ! We also have been ranked 522 times in the AP Poll which is also # 2 All-Time although none this year so getting ranked this season is VERY IMPORTANT to our senior class which includes 4 of our 5 starters and 1 bench player Terry Godwin’s sister. We are a Top 5 Women’s Basketball Program All-Time. We have had 20 WNBA Draft Picks since 1999 which is # 4 in the nation and have 3 more who will be after this season. 65 in a row – every 4-year letterman ever here – have graduated for 36 consecutive seasons and this will be 37. We will have another Academic All-America being named this season as well to bring the total to 4 of our Lovely Lady Bulldogs’ Basketball Players who have been named Academic All-America ! We have 86 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament Wins All-Time so we are EXPECTED to add to that this season. Our ladies are embraced nationally as a Consensus Top 5 program on and off the court in the classrooms and the community and our fans are the # 1 fans of this sport we do so well in. We continue to develop this season again top talent obviously and the very top student-athletes. We have 4 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. One of only 3 American Athletes who have Won Gold Medals at 4 Different Olympics the Most Decorated Basketball Player in Olympics’ history. 1 of 4 American All-Time Women’s FIBA Federation International Basketball Amateur Hall of Fame. In 2007 we opened “Georgia Coliseum Training Facility” a $30 million dollar 120,000 square feet nation’s largest basketball practice facility where 3 years in a row now this year the Atlanta Hawks do their pre-season practice – most impressive in the nation. We average over 24 wins a season All-Time also Top 5 program in the nation. 11 eleven SEC Titles. This will be our 30th 20-Win Season with 3 more victories. Every game is on TV and Every game can be heard LIVE on FM Radio including in Atlanta on 103.7 WXKT-FM even in your car. I thought you should know. Our men are a different story. Both would benefit from a new gym in retaining in-state talent as well as attracting out-of-state talent and we are BEHIND in supporting our teams with this new gym with the over $150 million revenue annually our teams make us. Our “Georgia Excellence Campaign” has this new gym as their # 1 next goal.
Stegesaurus electricity failed tonight halting the Nationally televised contest for over 15 minutes. When the electricians could get the electricity back working again to the lighting system, they still had electricity issues for the broadcast crew including electric microphones which would not work. It was as if there was a surge through the electrical systems because they shorted-out but there was no external influence on it since it was a clear day and not cold. It is clear what caused it. Faulty dangerous wiring.
It is not very good publicity that in really rather warm weather tonight – it’s going to be 68 degrees Monday and 71 degrees Tuesday – multiple electrical failures in the electrical systems at Stegeman under no strain at the time stopped the telecast.
And, here we are with over $ 150 million dollars in football revenue each year. And, Ole Miss used their SEC Revenue Sharing annuity and built a small new gym for $ 100 million. But we might all have to evacuate our 53-year old antiquated old gym in an electrical fire.
We come across as poor stewards of the monies The SEC shares annually.
If someone is injured as a result at Stegeman, it will be negligence after last night because The University of Georgia was certainly put on notice along with our fans and teams practicing and playing there, that there is something really rotten in the electrical systems that the microphones for the broadcast crew and the lighting system both failed together and only the lighting system came back online. Then, the microphones back long after that.
Nationally audiences were treated to over 15 minutes of other games.
Then, Stegeman came back online.
It’s 53 years old Coach Andy Landers said as to cause of the surprise halting of the national telecast with him the analyst in the studios where the electricity was fine.
The seating is not symmetrical for a basketball court. This is because originally there was a deep stage at the end of the court where it was designed to be a Cow Palace.
It was called Georgia Coliseum at the time – that 53 years ago.
Auburn now is 13-8 and The Lady Bulldogs improve to 15-6 in the best defense The Lady Bulldogs have played against an SEC team EVER holding Auburn to the lowest total by an SEC team all-time for us.
Auburn was 0 for 10 from the 3-point line.
The game was halted at 42-20.
It was a lengthy delay. No one associated with the facility offered any update on their stop-gap measures to get the game back underway.
Only Andy Landers offered-up the reason.
Well it’s over 53 years old.
He would know.
The seating is horrible :
It was designed for agricultural events :
And, with the help of the disconcerting multiple electrical failures on national TV, Auburn was held to our SEC all-time low 30 points.
Is the sorry facility even safe any longer and what will fire inspectors say about the multiple electrical failures at Stegeman Coliseum January 28 2016 ?
Assembly Hall Indiana University
Dean E. Smith Center University of North Carolina Dean Dome :
Jon M. Huntsman Center University of Utah
Pauley Pavilion UCLA :
McKale Center University of Arizona
Thompson-Boling Arena University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Memorial Gymnasium Vanderbilt University :
XFINITY Center University of Maryland Terrapins :
Moody Coliseum Southern Methodist University
Carver-Hawkeye Arena University of Iowa
The Pavilion at Ole Miss University of Mississippi
Reed Arena Texas A&M
Rupp Arena University of Kentucky :
Carrier Dome Syracuse University :
Phog Allen Fieldhouse University of Kansas Jayhawks :
Bud Walton Arena University of Arkansas :
University Arena WisePies Arena (aka The Pit) University of New Mexico Lobos :
Gallagher IBA Arena Oklahoma State University :
Maples Pavilion Stanford University :
Cameron Indoor Stadium Duke University :
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Utah State University :
The Palestra University of Pennsylvania Quakers :
Hinkle Fieldhouse Butler University :
FedEx Forum University of Memphis Tigers
CenturyLink Center Creighton University Bluejays :
Crisler Center University of Michigan :
Frank Erwin Special Events Center University of Texas :
Marriott Center Brigham Young University :
KFC Yum! Center University of Louisville Cardinals
And, we have the puny old antiquated small out-of-date crummy Stegesaurus :
Last hosted NCAA Men’s tournament 1971 built 1964 fifty-two 52 years old 46 years’ ago last hosted NCAA Men’s Tournament here.
46 years’ ago last NCAA Men’s Tournament held at Stegesaurus !
(1) Improve student life
(2) Enhance image of The University of Georgia
(3) Keep the top recruits of this great state in-state here for a change
(4) Make us more competitive in men’s and women’s basketball who contribute much to UGA
(5) Studies prove the student-athletes benefit and are excited to be a part of a new gym
(6) Without a doubt the entire University find those who go to the gym to work-out get better grades
(7) Supports health and wellness of everyone in Athens
(8) Is used by all 18 sports we sponsor at UGA
(9) Is a great investment which has a fast ROI faster than every other capital improvement other than football
(11) Bigger Concerts with Bigger names and more Revenue
(12) Graduation Ceremonies
(13) Fund raising Events
(15) Olympics Venue
(16) NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament Site
(17) Integrate parking decks for all campus wide events put on major thoroughfare
(18) SEC Tournaments
(19) Monster Jams
(20) Christian Group Events
(21) University wide Events
(22) Social enhancement booking 2 and 3 events a day
(23) NCAA Regional Tournaments all sports
(24) Disney on Ice
(25) Nutcracker Suite
(25) Cirque du Soleil
(26) Country Concerts
(27) Rock Concerts
(28) Classical Music Concerts for Orchestras put in Organ with huge pipes
(29) A Center for The University of Georgia’s Center for the Arts
(30) Table Tennis Tournaments
(33) All Special Award Ceremonies for The University of Georgia and all surrounding hiring it out
(34) Christmas Events
(35) Hockey and Ice Skating Events
(36) Theatre Events
(38) Events for kids and Events for Senior Citizens
(39) Compete in some of these other sports besides our 18 now that these other schools compete in which the NCAA does count as National Championships since they do not count our sports of Equestrian and Women’s Gymnastics which the NCAA does NOT count in our National Championships which we have so many of and then add-on these other sports at this new Arena like Hockey, Field Hockey, Water Polo and their other sports they do count while they refuse to count Equestrian and Women’s Gymnastics and it is not just the NCAA who does not consider those sports but these others instead it is the governing bodies of Academia world who have their All-Sports Trophies we do well in but have zeroes in too many sports the others then are higher ranked than us NACDA Directors’ Cup Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup that we do not even discuss any more because of the silly sports they compete in and COUNT that we do not even try to compete in.
(40) A source of Pride for everyone in the state of Georgia and Southeast
(41) Quit allowing all these itty-bitty teenie-weenies puny colleges to one-up us in this most important sport
(42) Give us a chance to win at men’s and women’s basketball for a change
(43) Be 1 of the greatest football and basketball combination schools – the 2 largest revenue college sports
(44) Be talked about for a change and put us on the map finally in all these sports !
(45) Pep Rallies
(46) Make Everyone jealous of us
(47) Play catch-up on our gym
(48) Be an innovator with our gym
(49) Host high school tournaments
(51) Arena Football
(52) Host Corporate Events
(53) We do not have a name for our new gym anyway, so SELL the NAME
(54) Coca-Cola at UGA Center
(55) Post Properties at Georgia Bulldogs Arena
(56) UPS Center at UGA
(57) Georgia-Pacific Arena at UGA
(58) Have place to park $ 150 million dollars annually the student-athletes at UGA bring in with higher ROI
(59) Book the Arena years in advance making great use of SEC Revenue-Sharing monies
(60) Think big by committing to these other sports our men and women compete in
(63) Cheerleading Tournaments
(64) Band competitions
(65) Grits-Eating Contests
(66) Boy Scouts of America Jamborees
(67) Girls Scouts
(68) Cub Scouts
(71) Fitness Seminars
(72) Structured activities for students
(73) Faculty Meetings
(75) Gun Shows
(76) Special Olympics
(77) Terry College of Business to schedule filling the gym
(78) 24,500 seats
(79) Medical Seminars
(80) Real Estate Seminars
(81) Tell those at early events stay free for game afterwards
(82) Concessions and parking to UGA
(85) Creative Marketing
(86) Alumni Meetings
(87) Planetarium on Celing
(88) Firework Shows
(89) Big groups to buy tickets in blocks
(90) Make student activity fee zero by extra revenue huge gym from $ 78 now to nothing from $ 78
(92) Hot Dog Eating Contests
(93) Put it on College Station Road where Intramurals are incorporate into student life
(94) Dog Shows
(95) Weight Lifting Events
(96) Boxing Events
(97) Wrestling Events
(98) Outlet for each Major at UGA
(99) Music Majors
(100) Use it for Training and Testing Sessions & to sign-up for Classes & for Orientation
(101) Car Auctions
(102) Economic Seminars
(103) TV Shows
(104) Wheel of Fortune
(106) Cooking Shows
(107) Impact Economy of Athens with multipurpose facility
(108) Employment arena staff
Keep Stegeman Coliseum for other smaller events and practice facility and expand its use for the students.
2013 we beat Kentucky a ranked team on the road but Marjorie Butler did not play at all. In fact, she did not start at all in 2013, only a bit role as a poor shooter.
2014 Marjorie Butler started 5 of 32 games and 7 games did not play at all because she can not shoot yet jacks it up.
Last year 2015 Marjorie Butler became the Starter at Point Guard for Andy Landers and he quit coaching all together because of the bad example she sets bringing the ball up court for us and jacking it up. And missing. She is an awful shooter.
Joni Taylor took over the team this year for Andy Landers who could not take another year of her shooting and Joni Taylor has made no changes to the line-up because she has zero experience and still today does not see what a pariah Marjorie Butler is to her own job of getting the team to take good shots – shots they have some prayer of making.
If you look at her shooting, Marjorie Butler in her career here has shot the worst of any player in the history of the game. She is 19 % from the 3-piont line for her entire career now a senior and jacks them up from there EVERY game her entire career. Clank.
I hate to admit that she has taken the joy out of watching them last season and this for the 1st time in my life yet I am so addicted. So addicted.
The team can not win with her. We do have the # 33 RPI because the rest of the team is really really good this their senior seasons for the entire team. We lose everybody after this season. Everyone.
The bad news is we lose all our players after this season.
The good news is that we lose Marjorie Butler who is on to medical school.
I presume we are Starting her because you must be the Starter to be Academic All-America.
There are 131 UGA Academic All-America in all 19 sports which is # 11 All-Time all schools winning Academic All-America. Coach Kirby Smart is 1 of the 131 in 1998.
I do not see the Big XII Big 12 surviving in ANY sport although we have propped them up for years to support this inequity of Texas getting so much revenue. I remain amused that Oklahoma has remained this long. Adding Podunk teams to their only 10 would be bad for the Big XII. When we study these minute details of EVERY sport what we find is that The SEC is just so damn strong ! Imagine a 9-2 Bowl Record this year again in football ? Still it pisses me off that Ole Miss gets a new $ 100 million dollar gym with their SEC revenue-sharing monies and we don’t when their old gym was the same age as our gym still is. We must do something for our men and women in basketball to get our players in-state to want to play here. Now that we have our over $ 30 million dollar 20-yards longer Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility than Georgie tek yellowjackets have, we must turn our attention quickly to catching-up with the other SEC schools in our gym. Something showcase with all this money we get from The SEC that for the 1st time in over 50 years’ time now will make us competitive again with this antiquated old gym. If it were bigger then better recruits would flock here and fill it !
Some other of the 131 Academic All-America at UGA All-Time include Bill Stanfill, Kevin McClee, Jeff Pyburn, Terry Hoage, Chad Kessler, Alec Kessler, Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, Coco Miller, Kelly Miller, Courtney Kupets, Gordan Beckham, Ty Frix, Aaron Murray, Drew Butler, and Fran Tarkenton was our 1st Bulldog Academic All-America in 1960. 1960 is when we decided we needed a new gym. I remember it well.
131 in 56 years is more than 2 a year for us which is GREAT !
But also VERY RARE. To be a Dean’s List Honor Roll Scholar and STARTER on your team is as you can see .000 percent. Have to take it out 4 decimal places to see how infrequent it is that a Starting Athlete would also be a top scholar !
Utterly amazing feat.
I will just be glad when the career 29 % from the field shooter 19 % career from the 3-point line is gone.
You can use this URL Link to look-up ANY player ANY sport and goes back at least to 1964 for the major sports and goes back to 1932 for football and 1947 for men’s basketball. Very cool useful URL Link I use all the time when I want to know about a student-athlete’s entire career up-to-date to the moment, not just looking at a single year. Thank you NCAA for adding this for us.
If she would just quit shooting !
Unfortunately this does NOT bode well for the career of Joni Taylor here because next season is going to be STARK.
And not because she loses Marjorie Butler.
We might actually beat Alabama on the road tonight on National TV, but only if Marjorie Butler never takes a 3-point shot ever again in her lifetime and only if she limits her shots from the field to 4 one of which she MIGHT make. Might not based on her career here. Otherwise we are doomed even against a lesser foe we own like Alabama.
It is sad when one who is so smart as Marjorie Butler can be so damned selfish and set such a hideous example to all her teammates taking the ball down the court and jacking it up.
So when 1 of the others gets into the game, they have to do the same to get any shots.
And, very aggravating.
Our football team got to this point too where if the opponent was ranked and we played them away from Sanford for these last 8 years we lost 15 of 24 games going into this 2016 season, which is not even Top 25 in the nation away from Home for # 11 All-Time Football Wins’ Georgia. It is a measure. How well you do against ranked teams away from Home.
The Lady Bulldogs used to be great. We’re the # 5 women’s basketball program of All-Time !
Our men have an RPI of 68. So our women # 33 RPI are far more likely to make the NCAA Tournament than our men.
Our men because they can shoot but too many turnovers not enough rebounds and no defense.
Our women because despite being unable to shoot do play defense and rebound and do not turn the ball over.
There is a lesson there somewhere.
Last night for example our men lost in basketball at the Stegesaurus because we had 150 % more turnovers than Texas A & M committed, because we were outrebounded again and because we played absolutely no defense allowing Texas A & M all kinds of open shots making no effort to play defense again. Texas A&M plays defense, rebounds and does NOT turn the ball over. Result only 45-points we score in a 34-point then blow-out of Biblical Proportions as I have maintained about this team, also suffering greatly after this season with us also losing all our players as we do in women’s basketball after this season.
The Dawgbone for the last 8 years of Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor here, refused to allow any updates on its site if he LOST AGAIN fearing that someone might actually 1-line the poor efforts of our “coach” cough cough. They make no such effort when not Apologizing for HIS sorry ass – please note. The Dawgbone waited 24 hours after every loss before updating a DAY LATE then anyone’s and everyone’s efforts to discuss his bullshit coaching these last 8 years before he was finally FIRED as I predicted all along had to happen.
Men’s Basketball – Fair Game !
That certainly is one-sided, isn’t it ?
Mr. Blue’s The Dawgbone – he gives you some URL Links mostly to pay-per-view sites notably during 8 years of unsatisfactory results refused to provide that news until one full day out-of-date ! Freaking Apologist to THIS VERY DAY !
Isn’t he ?
And, you look at Coach Mark Fox on the sidelines and he is just peeved at the players. He stands there shaking his head, bemused at the bullshit efforts by his troops – unlike his predecessor’s counterpart in football ever was.
But it is ok for us to say that about Coach Mark Fox but not ok to say that about Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor until no one bothered to look that deeply into the archived URL Links Mr. Blue decides when and if he will show you the URL Link to the real news on our football team. He still does choose the URL Links the damn Apologist – and biased son of a bitch.
He wants to control what we think.
How did that work out for you Mr. Blue ?
I will tell you how that worked out tens of thousands flocked HERE instead and read what I had to say.
Because I predicted it ALL ALONG and why daily.
I will be watching us tonight at 5 pm to 7 pm Comcast 792 HD. Will you ?
There is a lesson there somewhere too.
Joni Taylor played at Alabama from 1997 to 2001 but only has the 1 SEC win all season against # 20 Florida Thursday. When they look back at Georgia under Andy Landers who up and quit entering this season facing these prospects again this season of our horrible shooting and a ball hog jacking it up bringing the ball up the court setting such a horrid example and she so smart what is always found is that Georgia is # 5 in the nation all-time with The Lady Bulldogs. It is quite a precedent !
With all the resources we have except a new gym we could’ve been even more. Instead we are in a no-win scenario for both Joni Taylor and Coach Mark Fox who is great. But I would not have taken this gig without assurance The University of Georgia would build me a new gym before they fired me or pay me a penalty of one million lump sum cash. I call it my one percent penalty tax because the new gym is going to cost one hundred million dollars – certainly not chump change – but if Ole Miss can pony-up a hundred million for a new gym to replace their gym also which opened in 1964 as ours did then by God we HAVE TO !
1 year now to the day from now, our Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility opens at which time I sincerely hope the entire University pushes hard for the new gym our men and women have such richly deserved – a long time coming !
We have been rubbing salt in the wounds of our richly deserving men and women basketball fans with all the traffic getting into and out of the Stegesaurus due to the construction of the Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility closing down all the streets to traffic.
This also is the reason why the new gym can not be on the site of the Stegesaurus.
We can use the Stegesaurus for other events besides basketball, which the Stegesaurus never was built for specifically anyway. And, we can keep wasting money on it until the cows go home. If you have never been on a dairy farm, the cows go home when they decide amongst themselves.
We have momentum in football because we dared to be great yet all we have in basketball is that we have a great Coach for the men. Unfortunately he would be so much even better somewhere else and he would be so much far greater here if he had a new gym as well.
If we gave a shit about trying to win around here.
Maybe Fran Tarkenton would give us some money for a new gym too since we are content to sit on all this cash The SEC gives us every year in the over half a billion annual SEC revenue-sharing which is going WAY UP beyond that now with the SEC Network kicking-in finally now. Fran Tarkenton remembers when the new gym was built as do I. And, we can not buy a new gym but Ole Miss can.
Dare to be great ! Elle Macpherson shown in the 2 pics was born in Sydney where I lived for 3 years the day we opened the Stegesaurus !
Billy Joel wrote 3 songs about his dating Elle Macpherson but no one writes shit about the Stegesaurus in 52 years !
The Stegesaurus has not been an up-town girl in 52 years – half a century.
This is Christie Brinkley in the video of the song, both in Billy Joel’s entourage.
We need an uptown girl for our gym.
Nothing new about either one.
Quit jacking the ball up.
I would bench your ass.
I do not care that we do not have a point guard.
Caliya Robinson can shoot !
Pass the ball to her. I told you she is a budding superstar !
Instead, 1 of 6 shooter shoots ?
Caliya Robinson 3 of 5. 60 %.
This is bad coaching. This has gone on the entire career of our point guard, who was recruited here by Joni Taylor our coach.
Yet, Joni Taylor puts her right back out there.
And she JACKS it UP !
She throws up bricks.
Worst shooter on the team takes 6 shots and the budding superstar takes fewer shots yet makes 3 times as many baskets.
This is where we Lost the game again tonight, again. It sets a horrible example for the team when the man with the ball, dribbles the ball up-court and selfishly takes 6 shots while our budding superstar gets fewer shots when she is 1 of 6 EVERY FRIQIN’ game.
Same EVERY game.
I am the ONL Y person who can see this ?
Coach Andy Landers QUIT this team because of this kind of shooting for 4 years’ time now by Marjorie Butler.
No different last year, or year before or year before that, or this year.
Caliya Robinson plays 10 minutes and Marjorie Butler plays 40.
Not on my team.
I take her aside and have a talking to.
I then say it again to her in front of her teammates next.
Then, I bench her.
And, she sits.
Do NOT shoot the ball Marjorie Butler.
Whip-Around coverage by SEC Network tonight, and I saw really all of it. It was good. I like that !
29 % for the season this season, Marjorie Butler.
WTF are you doing gal ?
Forty (40) Three-point shots on the season.
Guess how many Marjorie Butler, who can NOT shoot, made of the 40 ?
17 % from beyond the arc.
Good Lord gal, how damn selfish !
Get lost Marjorie Butler.
Pack your bags.
Go to medical school.
We will suffer through it without a point guard.
Don’t let the screen door slam on your sorry ass on the way out !
You pass the ball off those 6 shots to Caliya Robinson, we WIN !
So SELFISH !
Yes, Griffin was fouled on the arm on the baseline final shot. She was all over her arm. Defender reached out with her left arm and hacked her in the act from 3-point line down by 2 with 3 seconds remaining. 3 free throws. We win that game ! Horrible officiating !
Doesn’t ALTER the fact that the game should have been won at HOME before that.
We have 29 more turnovers than our opponents. And, it gets WORSE every game !
Look guys this is unacceptable.
If we pass you the ball and you are SO OUT OF CONTROL that you lose the ball to the opponents instead of this great shooting team around you making a basket, you are giving them 2 points and taking 2 points away from us.
Pretty simple game guys.
You throw the ball through the hoop, not throw the ball to the opponents, and you have 2 courts to PLAY. Half the time you are playing defense trying to get THEM to turn the ball over to you, or miss. DEFENSE. We have no Defense.
Jeez Louise !
Men won last night against Missouri. Missouri. That hardly counts.
You LOST to Florida.
You had TOO MANY TURNOVERS
NOT ENOUGH REBOUNDS
This is not working guys. You need to look at little Frazier, J.J. as he gets 5 boards a game. 5 !
I would be ashamed of myself, if I played defense that poorly and could not block out underneath any better than that.
Disgraceful guys !
Frazier, J.J. gets 5 rebounds EVERY GAME and you sit there resting on defense, and let him get more rebounds than you.
Shame on YOU !
One guy only on the whole entire team gets more rebounds than what is he 5″ 9″ Frazier, J.J. It has nothing to do with height it is ALL defense and staying between your man and the basket. And, blocking out.
Move your feet.
Rest on the bench.
NOT on defense !
The Ladies can not shoot to save their souls and the Men turn the damn ball over play no defense and do not position themselves for rebounds. I presume you neither are pleased ?
It is going to be a long season if y’all keep this up.
You’re not winning any fans over like this. And, we won’t get our new gym playing like this Men or Ladies.
Merry Christmas !
Mark Fox is a KEEPER. He really has it going on. 2 ACC teams slaughtered ! The Hoops’ Dawgs are now off until Tuesday 29th, then we go into our SEC slate we’re ready for after that game Tuesday. That was GREAT FUN watching that last night on Comcast 792 SEC Network !
I have NO QUESTIONS about it !
Of course, I lettered in this sport TOO, unlike Bluto – who doesn’t play ANY sports.
The Lady Bulldogs play tonight, are 10-1 on the season with RPI # 7, however, they have one very selfish player on the Lady Bulldogs’ team who by herself made Andy Landers QUIT coaching knowing he had to put up with her yet all year this year ! A fantastic gal Academic All-America like Coach Kirby Smart, but damn the gal can NOT shoot to save her soul. I am so aggravated with her. She has done this all 4 of her years here, when she is surrounded by EXCELLENT SHOOTERS who CAN shoot the ball.
|Joni Taylor better figure it out, or hit the road !|
We LOST at Michigan State by 21 points when she went 0-3 from the 3-point line and 0-6 from the field, making no free throws. Marjorie Butler is our point guard, and even with no one to play point, Joni Taylor should have BENCHED her ass right then because Joni Taylor recruited her here and has seen what a horrible shooter she is, yet JACKS IT UP.
We had a guy on the men’s team like this year’s ago Litterial Green .
Litterial Green attempted 26 shots from the 3-point line in his professional career and made 2. That’s a .07 shooting percentage.
God Damn ballhog at Georgia, he drove me to remember him to this day.
The Atlanta Crackers had a guy like this, and the Braves called him up !
Mack Jones has passed away now 2004, but I swear to God I watched all the time swing at any ball thrown BEHIND HIS DAMN BACK ! All of them. They threw it behind his back, Mack Jones swung at it ! We went every night to the Atlanta Crackers’ games at Ponce de Leon Ballpark. I cringed to see him come to the plate.
For his career, Mack the Knife, Mack F. Jones had 3091 at-bats ! He struck-out 756 times ! Batting Average ? Hell no, strike-out average of .244
For this, the Braves paid him ten thousand a year and then 18 thousand a year at Atlanta. We went to Fulton County Stadium when the Crackers moved there and then the Braves and I had to put up with him then, again.
It’s like reading any Bluto – state senator get the picture post the dumbass writes as he is ALWAYS WRONG, or any lie from Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor – which was every word out of his mouth and still is.
Mack Jones’ fielding average was only .975. The guy sucked !
Litterial Green averaged 2.9 points per game ! And, God knows he jacked the damn ball up. He averaged 1 assist per game.
All these guys are better free throw shooters for us than Litterial Green :
So, why wasn’t Litterial Green an All-America player for us ?
Because he COULD NOT SHOOT THE BALL !
Who has TAKEN THE MOST SHOTS FOR US ?
Who do you think is our career scoring leader ?
Ballhog bad shooter Litterial Green.
The Lady Bulldogs have some big games coming-up :
Texas A & M
If Marjorie Butler shoots like she has here for us in these games, we lose all 9 of those games and end the season with 10 + losses. Starting out 10-1 this would be a disaster.
When Litterial Green hit only 39 % of his field goals with Orlando, his career was over. They finally figured the guy out ! I hated watching him play.
Litterial Green came back though after several years of no one wanting him, and shot 0 % for Cleveland and 21 % for Milwaukee. This ended his career.
I could have told them.
Now, on the other hand, our men’s team is # 44 RPI with # 3 Strength of Schedule in the nation !
We have so many guys who can shoot the ball that it’s not funny.
#24, G, Georgia
3-point shots in her career here, in 125 Marjorie Butler attempts, our ballhog point guard has made 26 for 19 % from the 3-point line. She’s actually gotten WORSE over her 4 years here now.
29% from the field for Marjorie Butler’s career here at Georgia 98 of 328 shots.
Let our First Lady Mary Beth Lycett Smart – in heels take THOSE shots for us instead ! She’d drill them !
In football, Georgie tek yellowjackets lost to 4-8 Virginia for God’s sake and lost to 6-6 Virginia Tech who would not even be in a bowl game without the win over Fish Fry, while for the season they ended-up 3-8; yet for some unknown ungodly reason – we struggled against the 3-8 yellowjackets in football 13-7. We were # 7 in the nation this season in football. We are not supposed to struggle with a 3-8 team who lost to Virginia and Virginia Tech. So, in football, we FIRED the coach. Immediately. Summarily.
Just like football ?
Now, it is true, just like Football, Georgia tek joins a list of 3 in total ACC teams on NCAA Probation in both Football and in Men’s Basketball : Syracuse, Miami of Florida and Georgie tek yellowjackets.
In fact all 3 will be on NCAA Probation next year 2016 as well.
June 13, 2017 in fact before the Georgia Institute of Technology comes off its latest (4th) NCAA Probation. Back-to-back NCAA Probations in Football and Men’s Basketball for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Repeat Offenders of the Major Infractions Database.
Repeat Violators – Major Infractions.
And, punished as repeat violators of NCAA Major Infractions !
This is Georgia Institute of Technology’s 4th NCAA Probation and 3rd since 2005 !
Were this the case for The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs the AJ-C DawgNation and all 50 of their reporters would say The University of Georgia – on NCAA Probation in Football and Men’s Basketball until June 13 of 2007 – beat rival Georgie tek yellowjackets this afternoon by 14 points 75-61.
Just like football ?
Well yeah just like football 3 ACC teams are on NCAA Probation in men’s basketball – including specifically the Georgia Institute of Technology for cheating – and still losing to us !
The sportswriters of the AJ-C are biased. You know ? Like you are chanting that – just like football – when the comparison in football is that they were a 3-8 team and we were # 7 in the nation when we were playing Alabama favored to win when all week the numbnuts you call your freaking hero told the team and all we fans that it was his job to DE-MOTIVATE his players.
Well, he accomplished that. As well as he did frankly all season long. Then, got fired for it – which you said to me would NEVER HAPPEN ! Now, he joins a team on NCAA Probation in Football as their football coach. How wonderful !
Just like football ?
8,011 attended the Stegesaurus to watch ! This is a LOT more than any Georgie tek yellowjacket’s game downtown in the slums of a city of 7 million !
They play in the Big Tit.
They renovated their Big Tit.
Put a new name on it.
It’s still the same old building.
In fact, the most they’ve had at the Big Tit all season is only 6,549 against Cornell, a school I almost went to.
When I went there for my Official Visit, they fed me escargot.
That did it for me.
The smallest man on our roster 5′ 10″ J. J. Frazier is still drilling his shots even after he cramped-up and crumpled to the floor 3 times still throwing down baskets !
We had fewer turnovers, more blocked shots, more assists, 14 more points, more offensive rebounds, shot the ball better from the field, shot the ball better from the 3-point line, 10 more points on turnovers, 9 fewer fouls – at one point they took our guy and slammed him to the court from the 3-point line and yet no Flagrant Foul called!, 7 more fast break points, scored 14 more points in the paint, and while down 5 early, stormed back before half to be losing by only 1 and ran away with the game to begin the second half eventually winning by 2 Touchdowns.
A LOT better than in FOOTBALL.
Same as football ?
Excuse me, not hardly !
Same as football ? Mark Fox is NOT going ANYWHERE anytime soon.
Trust me on this !
Same as football ? You just don’t know anything about sports. Mark Fox is a LOT better coach than Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor, who goes to Miami of Florida on NCAA Probation in Football and in Men’s Basketball, the same as Georgie tek yellowjackets.
Greg McGarity has no need to rush away from this win ! He has no meeting scheduled Sunday morning 4 weeks’ ago now today to fire Mark Fox.
Same as football ?
TIMOTHY LAMONT KIMBROUGH, JR flunks off team for Bowl Game – has to get grades up to make 2016 team. He had started 7 games in a row at Linebacker for Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor, but in the last game he was held out of the Starting role.
Everyone acts like they don’t know what the issue is, or refuses to say. When the grades came out after the Finals which ended Thursday, he has not been allowed to practice with the team.
The 4th best football player in the state of Indiana 2013, and our Starting Linebacker, Tim Kimbrough has been declared Academically ineligible for the Bowl Game. He has until Fall to get his grades up. Or, he can try for the Supplemental Draft.
His career is a promising one, but if he can not make the team 2016, this would seriously damper his career – as the likelihood of getting drafted in the Supplemental Draft is not high because the NFL team selecting him such gives up their pick, which they have been unwilling to do except in extraordinarily sure circumstances.
Supplemental NFL Draft Picks such as Paul Oliver face an uphill battle getting into the NFL.
It would be best for Tim Kimbrough, one of my favorite Bulldogs, to get his grades up.
NFL teams have to submit an offer for a Supplemental Pick. If their offer is higher chosen by round, than every other team, they get the Supplemental NFL Draft Pick. They must GIVE UP their pick for whatever Round they submit the following year, if they have offered the highest Round for the said NFL Supplemental Draft Pick.
It was devastating to Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor when this happened to Paul Oliver exactly as this. He was taken in the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft, but is the only Bulldogs Football Player in the predecessor’s entire 15 years here who was ! Paul Oliver was a 5′ 11″ with 4.59 speedster and fantastic safety for us out of Marietta. But, he failed his grades and was declared Academically ineligible. So, he had to go the NFL Supplemental Draft.
Paul Oliver was selected with the San Diego’s bid of 4th Round. And he went on to have 144 tackles, 4 interceptions and 11 pass deflections. He had caught the Reggie Ball pass when these same Georgie tek yellowjackets were accused of having such a dumbass QB who could not even count to 4 (downs.) So, on 4th down to end the game after the Paul Oliver interception, he threw the ball in the stands ! Our best player on our team that game : Reggie Ball.
It has been determined that from concussions, we lost Paul Oliver.
Same as football ?
I am sorry, but I do not see it !
Our men’s basketball team, players, season this season and Coach Mark Fox are ALL a LOT better than for our football this season.
Aren’t they ?
Night and Day !
These are MY PREDICTIONS, and I believe that I have been MORE than proven right on MY PREDICTIONS, and have established a name for myself, haven’t I, on MY PREDICTIONS.
AND, our men’s basketball team beat their men’s basketball team by 2 TOUCHDOWNS !
The University of Georgia student-athletes who graduated, now that Final Exams are complete.
Football: Patrick Beless, Risk Management and Insurance; Devin Bowman, Housing; Cameron Faulkner, Management; Merritt Hall, Risk Management and Insurance; Kennar Johnson, Sociology; Hunter Long, Sociology; Keith Marshall, Finance; Chris Mayes, Communication Studies; Malcolm Mitchell, Communication Studies; Jay Rome, Communication Studies; Justin Scott-Wesley, History; Rantavious Wooten, Housing.
Baseball: Zachary Freeman, Communication Studies.
Equestrian: Sara Parr, Communication Studies; Erica Webb, Biological Science.
Gymnastics: Lindsey Cheek, Biology, Psychology and Microbiology.
Men’s Basketball: Adrian Jones, Recreation & Leisure Studies; Juwan Parker, Management.
Softball: Adele Harrison, Psychology; Paige Wilson, Management.
Swimming & Diving: Bobby Chambless, Marketing; Jared Markham, Sport Management; Jordan Mattern, Biology; Amber McDermott, Communication Studies; Darcie O’Brien, Advertising/Fashion Mdse.; Shannon O’Malley, Marketing; Derek Onken, Mathematics; John Simmons, Consumer Economics; Conor Sweeney, Master of Sports Management; Nicole Vernon, Psychology.
Track & Field: Braydon Anderson, Criminal Justice; Drew Branch, International Affairs; Morgann Leleux, Advertising; Erika Ramsey, Human Development and Family Science; Johnathan Smith, Art; Maya Thomas, Consumer Economics.
Women’s Golf: Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Economics.
Women’s Tennis: Maho Kowase, Master of Sports Management.
2015 UGA Graduation Success Rate Report
As you can see, for football the graduation success rate has been going down steadily the last 3 years now in a row, and before that – well, we just recruited the wrong element here all together.
For the year we won the Fulmer Cup for example, 2008 – when we were ranked # 1 for the 1st time in UGA history pre-season consensus both the AP and Coaches’ Polls, and ended up beating # 24 a 4-loss team in a meaningless bowl game then too – our football players graduation success rate was under 50 at 48.
Every 4-year letter winner student-athlete on The Lady Bulldogs has graduated, by stark comparison. That is EVERY YEAR – FOREVER !
Developing the student-athlete and helping the student-athlete out in college and after college is an important aspect of EVERY COACH in EVERY sport at EVERY school. So, too is winning. There simply are not any coaches that don’t help the student-athlete to be a better person.
Among the graduates today, Faton Bauta is transferring to Colorado State for Mike Bobo. He can play immediately there. I will bet that plays will be designed for him to run the football.
Not that Mike Bobo has done well out there at winning or recruiting, because he has NOT !
Faton Bauta who Started for Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor, his job on the line, had not had 1 snap at QB all season long at ALL !
It was a desperation move on his part, part of his trophy for everyone, his playing of Favorites, and nothing points more to the desperation of it all that he then did not design a single running play for the running quarterback who when brought-in at QB prior to that, every play was a designed run.
But not 1 snap at QB all season !
He lost his job over this desperate move on his part.
He knew that.
He didn’t care.
And, you told him he did not need to win that game that left him 5 wins of 15 games vs our # 1 Rival Florida and 5 wins of 16 games for his career at The Gator Bowl.
By the way, his job on the line, we gave up 4 unanswered touchdowns ! While his QB threw 4 interceptions and was NEVER REPLACED even for 1 snap !
It left Kirby Smart’s predecessor despite all his talent here, not in the top 25 vs ranked teams for his entire last 8 years here !
But, you guaranteed ME that he’d be back ANYWAY !
And, I disagreed.
Didn’t I ?
He’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger !
Is he ?
You were WRONG !
Thank God, he is not coaching there this time. That at least gives us a fighting chance !
Our Bowl game is two weeks from today in the said Gator Bowl a little over an hour from The Swamp – their Home Away from Home and NAMED FOR THEM.
Then, in yet another desperation move on his part again to save his job, he jumps on a plane to visit Jake Eason the day before he is fired. He knew he was going to be fired. You do not work for a man 6 entire complete seasons, and not know you are being fired the next day !
How did either one of these dumbass moves – desperation dumbass moves – on his part work-out for him ?
Georgia used to have to play all its games away, because we did not have a stadium.
We played Georgie tek every year in Atlanta never in Athens, Auburn every year not in Athens, Florida every year not in Athens, It’s time this changed too. Hopefully Coach Kirby Smart can fix this !
Why do Georgie tek yellowjackets keep Brian Gregory with his 58-73 record in 5 years there ?
Because they do not care about winning, either – like YOU !
For the last 8 years, you have not given a shit about winning – any and everything you could do to shut me up about it ! That you will NOT give it up 4 weeks tomorrow does not surprise me.
Honestly, I thought we deserved to have a new gym and proven head coaches.
Let’s look at his 2 new hires now shall we ?
The Lady Bulldogs have not skipped a beat for season 1 but how could they when Andy Landers left the program retiring and left us with 4 top senior starters. While Andy Landers left Joni Taylor with 4 Senior Starters, The Lady Bulldogs are set to have 1 of their better seasons.
That is saying something !
The Lady Bulldogs have 3 very impressive wins and only 1 loss on the season to a team who is very good and spanked us hard at their house. A 21-point loss at Michigan State, a team we beat last year. A game where we demonstrated how poorly we can shoot. This remains a point of emphasis as we wind down our non-conference slate when the Finals are over. We must make our free throws and have the gals who can shoot, take the shots.
# 29 in the AP and # 29 in Coaches’ Polls week 6 now :
The Lady Bulldogs Strength of Schedule is # 28 :
The Lady Bulldogs RPI is # 6 :
Are we UCONN ?
Unfortunately, no. We have the Stegesaurus and UCONN comes here and takes our great gals in-state to play on their teams.
Would a new gym benefit Joni Taylor and her Lady Bulldogs ?
Without question, it would assist in keeping our talent in-state.
It would help Mark Fox too on him getting in-state talent.
Our Facilities for Men’s and Women’s Basketball are not that which we provide to our football team.
Our next game is Sunday at 2 pm for The Lady Bulldogs – watch all games live free on georgiadogs.com.
Our next home game for The Lady Bulldogs is a week from today next Wednesday 23rd.
9-1 on the season.
The SEC slate starts for The Lady Bulldogs on January 3rd. The day after our coachless Gator Bowl game.
Bowl Game Saturday Jan 2nd and SEC season Lady Bulldogs Sunday Jan 3, 2016.
There is a lot of basketball before March Madness, and The Lady Bulldogs program is the # 6 best program in the nation. So, we have a proud tradition of not only doing well, but doing very well in March Madness with our Lady Bulldogs. We also graduate all of them, like our First Lady in heels Mary Beth Lycett Smart.
Mackenzie Engram in her 2nd year hasn’t broken-out yet
Mackenzie Engram is shooting a very good 41 % from the floor and less than respectable 68 % free throws, 3rd best rebounder, and 3rd best block shots averaging 10 points a game. Mackenzie is a very pretty lady.
Tiaria Griffin is our sharpshooter 1 of the 4 seniors
She is shooting a very good 42 % from the floor, outstanding team-leading 82 % free throws, and team-leading 38 % from the 3-point line, 3rd most assists, least number of turnovers, 2nd most steals averaging 15 points a game, destined for great WNBA career obviously.
Shacobia Barbee is our leader on the court
She is shooting 46 % from the field but only 64 % from the charity stripe despite getting the most free throws from her aggressive style play, team-leading rebounder with nearly 10 a game, with the least number of fouls on the team headed to stardom in the WNBA, team assist leader ! Averaging 13 points a game.
Merritt Hempe is a workhorse inside
She benefits greatly from the strong cast getting her the ball shooting 56 % from the field and the same from the free throw line, which is not good from the free throw line, while her shots from the field are underneath, 2nd on the team in rebounds and most on the team personal fouls, 2nd most blocked shots, averaging 13 points a game.
Marjorie Butler Academic All-America our sure-handed point guard headed to Medical School
She is nearly the team-leader in fewest turnovers and has the ball the whole time ! Amazing dribbler. Also nearly the team-leader in assists obviously. She shoots only 67 % from the free throw line which is a hinderance, has taken the team’s 3rd most 3-point shots making only 5 of 28 for 17 % which has to stop I called before the season began, and shoots a team-low from the field worst on team 31 % which is also something I pointed-out pre-season she had to NOT do. Do not take the shots. Dish it off only. She holds the entire team back when she shoots, and if she takes a lot of shots, we have no hope at all in the up-coming SEC slate. Averages 5 points a game.
All but Mackenzie Engram are seniors and she a sophomore.
Joni Taylor has several super-subs including her Freshman recruit she signed this season :
Caliya Robinson Joni Taylor gets Freshman sensation Caliya Robinson in the games and she puts the ball in the hoop ! Averaging 7 points a game. She shoots 50 % from field outstanding and 73 % from the free throw line also top-notch ! 2nd best free throw shooter on the team and 2nd best on the team from the field ! Team-Leader in Blocked Shots despite not starting until next season with The Great Exodus of 4 senior starters for Joni Taylor.
Need to make hay now Joni Taylor !
And, getting it done !
Amber Skidgel Joni Taylor’s 2nd super-sub sensation Freshman will Start next season as well for Joni Taylor and is an absolute force underneath. In high school, she scored a lot of points, in college she has not gotten untracked yet – just not shooting the ball well at all yet while she gets acclimated to the intense defenses in college ball. Women’s college basketball really took off once the WNBA settled in and college ball truly is the feeder system where the intensity is just so great ! It’s a lot of fun to watch these gals get the hang of the college game and grow. Right now, Amber has work to do while Caliya is destined to WNBA greatness !
I expected more from Halle Washington at this point and she will do well coming-up, while Pachis Roberts has been injured when she contributes so much to the team. Haley Clark plays quite a bit but fouls too much, while Hannahkohl Almire frankly has shown some great promise in her limited play so far. And, Shanea Armbrister is doing fine too.
That’s our dozen gals and their play so far. It’s been fun watching them !
Right now, a Starting 5, and two super-subs.
And 5 significant players who come off the bench where 2 more starters have to come from for next season for Joni Taylor.
But Joni Taylor HAS NOT RECRUITED WELL replacing Andy Landers and will leave this team with ALL THESE SENIORS seriously lacking year 2 of Joni Taylor next season. She has lined-up a great group for 2017. So 2015 good team. 2016 no hope. 2017 looks great. This is where we are with Joni Taylor. I said when Greg McGarity hired Joni Taylor that she just had to recruit well and so far she just has not.
Obviously this is NOT GOOD that Greg McGarity hired Joni Taylor only to sit and watch the 2016 recruiting cycle with NO HELP for a team with 4 Starters Seniors. Bad news.
Now for football, well, Coach Kirby Smart is certainly as high a profile non-proven coach as there is.
Before the hire, I called for him to be hired. I listed several proven coaches too.
Joni Taylor I did not guess but, I did study her and determine I thought we needed a proven head coach.
Joni Taylor will have to recruit 5 serious ladies for next season to make it.
Coach Kirby Smart has ALREADY proven his worth signing the # 1 football player in the nation to QB September 3 against North Carolina in the Peach Bowl Kick-Off Classic.
The ratings for that game just went out the roof !
Anything he does after that is gravy from my point of view ! His predecessor did as much damage as he could to not only the national brand and huge rebuilding effort but also in jumping on a plane when he knew he was being fired the next day to mess it up as best he could for us with Jake Eason. Kirby has to prove Nick Saban taught him to be a head coach.
So, at this point after all my harassing of his predecessor to admit he didn’t care about winning and forcing him to be fired – I am ecstatic about Coach Kirby Smart turning this around for Scholar Athlete Jake Eason to join-in on Coach Kirby Smart’s Vision for doing better than we have the previous 8-year period, referred to by Jake Eason at the trophy ceremony announcing he’s buying-in with Coach Kirby Smart as tough times for Bulldogs’ fans.
Joni Taylor has proven capable on the Court and talking to the press, and in recruiting to-date not well although with some possibly lined-up for 2017 so far.
Coach Kirby Smart is not an unknown or unproven or unknowledgeable or someone who has to prove himself in the years up-coming – not after getting Jake Eason here he is NOT ! He was dealt a serious blow by his predecessor trying to save his job he knew flying out there only to have Ben Cleveland have to tell him the VERY NEXT DAY after he left, that he’d been FIRED !
Anyway, Coach Kirby Smart is my hero, not only for marrying Mary Beth Lycett, being Academic All-America, Bainbridge Georgia Most Favored Son, but for telling you DISNEYdawgs.com fans how full of it you are that 18 days…
18 days !
Fired November 29, you are still fawning over a guy averaging 4-loss season these latest 8 years of me taking crap off you on the Internet only to have me stuff it down your throat and up your other orifice – since.
I nailed it !
And, now you.
Pat Forde says Coach Kirby Smart is to be determined.
As far as I am concerned – not now !
Not after getting Jake Eason !
As for Greg McGarity, if he builds us a new gym, I will leave him alone forever now.
I am satisfied with Coach Kirby Smart and with Joni Taylor !
I am happy.
You are NOT !
I take great satisfaction in both instances !
I was right and you were wrong talking about his entire career, because he was fired NOT for that, but because of his last 8 years of nothingness win 3 lose 1. Adding-in what he did his first 7 years here of win 4 lose 1, wasn’t why he got fired and was not taken into account as much as how he lost it after 2007.
I am happy with Coach Kirby Smart NOW, and I don’t give a hoot that you refuse to apologize to me for being an Internet bully to me to for 7 years because you are proven to be the petulant stupid child I always knew you to be !
Write some more for me about how bad the firing of him please !
18 days Good Lord you still fawn over the 4-loss a season last 8 years LOSER with all this talent !
Give it a rest !
It’s over !
I was right !
You were, and are, wrong !
You’re STILL WRONG !
You’ve NEVER been right !
36 hours after his predecessor was FIRED, Kirby has been hired at his alma mater according to ESPN. Kirby was offered this gig after the last regular season game as a feeler if Jere Morehead would approve, accepted instantaneously, and is going through the vetting process starting Sunday morning November 29, 2015 when he formally was offered the job by Jere Morehead through AD Greg McGarity. Kirby has coached here at Georgia TWICE before, FSU, LSU, Miami Dolphins, and Alabama.
1st team All-SEC defensive back hometown Bainbridge, Georgia, Kirby played with Champ Bailey and is 4-year letterman here, as well as 4-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll – something I can appreciate and 1 of the major ingredients for him as our coach – that and his dogged determination and audibles he called at the line of scrimmage. Academic All-America and 1st Team All-SEC after high school AAAA 1st Team All-State, Junior Beta Club, Beta Club, Dean’s List and Honor Rolls !
This Coach is not like the FIRED guy ! He is truly Smart.
I am NOT falling for this shit that a player at Alabama who has had him for 5 years’ time, is shaming him into staying 6 weeks’ and 2 days. Excuse me, Alabama, he is OUR COACH now. If you wanted him, pony up the $5,380,200 we are paying him instead of your $1.3 million.
Broyles Award and AFCA FBS Assistant Coach of the Year winner, the Bulldog defensive back, is Nick Saban’s top paid assistant coach, and 1 whom Nick Saban has specifically groomed to be a head coach.
Kirby Smart, long a desired coach here since his 2 previous stints on our staff, is the highest paid assistant coach in the nation at $ 1.35 million a year last year and this year, and has now been hired as our coach according to multiple sources. We could have hired a seasoned proven head coach but I did list Kirby on a list of candidates. All the others were proven head coaches.
He will not have to pay the $ 72,000 buy-out to take this job, per his contract. Whether this means he only could keep Jeremy Pruitt here to help him, is unknown.
His salary will be more than $ 4 million a year.
BBA degree 1999 UGA, same as mine – with Honors.
9 seasons, 7 as Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers at Alabama, it was time to move-on for Kirby. He turned down the DC job here when his predecessor here elected to hire Todd Grantham; that was 2010; but Kirby thought long and hard about it. He has turned down a multitude of head coaching jobs. He is turning one down at South Carolina right now.
Kirby brings his tireless recruiting prowess in this state, while his staff is unknown on the offensive side of the ball or special teams. He is expected to name a special teams’ coach. He also kicked his predecessor here’s butt in the games. That’s always good ! Well, it wasn’t at the time.
Kirby finished his career here with 13 interceptions – only 4 in history here have more – including 6 in 1997 and 5 in 1998.
If we did not hire Kirby, South Carolina would’ve to replace Spurrier. They are left holding the bag. Expect the announcement this time next week, by which time Nick Saban will be confirmed as playing for his 4th National Championship with Kirby Smart at Alabama – all 4 with Kirby Smart as the Defensive Coordinator !
I’d rather Kirby coach us in the bowl game in Memphis.
That was 1 of the mistakes his predecessor made here, not wanting to come here 20 December 2000 when Vince Dooley hired him. In fact, it was going to be AFTER Signing Day 2001 in mid-February if Vince Dooley had not finally put his foot down about it ! He wanted to coach FSU against Oklahoma where his offense looked like warmed-over death – his offense SHUT-OUT !
This was not good for UGA then in 2 ways. Kirby’s predecessor looked bad; and he was not here. Then he wanted to say goodbye to his Church in Tallahassee – for 2 months – then, he wanted after all that, to go to an NCAA sponsored Assistant Coach seminar for the 1st two weeks of February. Then, come here.
His predecessor said he had knocked the lid off this All-Time # 11 Wins’ Program 2001 thereafter beating # 4 vols 2001, but it was in fact a season in which he went 8-4. He was behind the 8-ball snookered before he ever decided to show-up. Our recruiting class was left to be held together by Rodney Garner . In fact, Rodney Garner was the coach for all this time, the only coach.
This is a mistake I would like to obviate this time around. You may recall there was turmoil here at that time and that Kirby Smart’s predecessor had to kick several notable players off the team during all this feet dragging on getting here such as Quincy Carter whom he kicked-off via remote control from Tallahassee.
A Coach is responsible for his team once he takes the job ! We have a class coming-in in a few days’ time now today that need this information and need Kirby here !
Expect that there will be total transparency with Kirby Smart, as he is Smart enough to know all this ! You do not hide information like it is some secret, and of course you do not go into December without a concept in the world who your QB is, nor having even then prepared the back-up for 2016. Expect under Kirby that suspended players will be announced as punishment – not mixed message that it’s a secret, like it’s ok what they did.
Kirby’s responsibilities at Alabama are over when this is announced. His livelihood for him, his family, his friends, and for all Bulldogs are reliant upon him taking over what has been a good program under his predecessors here and make it great again !
He will not accomplish this as a lame duck there. That has NO MEANING any more to him to be coaching anything in Tuscaloosa. His predecessor here had fans back then and still really today holding on for God knows why; and, they told me I was wrong about that and that it would be great for him to win the national championship at FSU. They were as wrong about that, as they were about everything since. Weren’t they ? Let’s get this right this time please, ok ? All of us together please ?
Kirby Smart coached at LSU with Nick Saban in 2004 when Jimbo Fisher was the Offensive Coordinator and Will Muschamp was the Defensive Coordinator. Then, he came here as our running backs’ coach and Won The SEC Championship 2005. Since then, he has been with Nick Saban with the Dophins and then Alabama.
He spent a couple of good years with Bobby Bowden, too, when his predecessor here now was not there then.
So we have all been huge fans of Kirby Smart forever !
April 16, 2013 :
“Ultimately, my goal in my career is to be a head coach,” Smart told reporters before the BCS National Championship Game in January 2013. “Where that is, I have no idea. It’s not like I wake up every day trying to leave Alabama. I have the best non-head coaching job in the country, period”
“We’re very pleased and happy that Kirby is going to be staying here at the University of Alabama with us,” Saban said. “He’s done a fabulous job for us. He’s one of the finest assistant coaches in the country. You expect guys like Kirby to get lots of opportunities to do things, and we want to continue to help him continue to develop his career here so that when he leaves here it’s going to be as a head coach and probably in a very good situation. So we’re excited about that. We’re happy for him and his family. It’s very pleasing to us.”
Kirby Smart was groomed specifically for this job, his lifetime dream job – unlike his predecessor who was not taken under the wing of Bobby Bowden who was fired from FSU.
The bar is set this high for Kirby Smart : That he do better than 37-1 vs non-bowl teams and 36-31 vs teams making a bowl game over the next 8 years and average better than the 73-32 four (4) losses per season. While he needs to be getting us on the Big Stage at the end of the seasons beating better than # 19 Hawai’i 2007 and # 21 FSU 5-loss team 2002 in the Final AP Poll as the only 2 BCS Bowls his predecessor won, and as his best 2 bowl wins. And, that he develop his back-up QB every year, while not sending mixed messages to the student-athletes, and be better than 5 wins in 15 games against our # 1 Rival. If he can get the game out of that hell hole in Jacksonville, that would be an added plus. Kirby is expected to win The SEC Championship more often than none in a decade.
Kirby should do better than 7 losses by more than 3 TD in 8 years and better than 12 losses to unranked teams time of game or for season in 8 years’ time, while maintaining an average Scout.com Recruiting Rank of # 8 with high numbers of NFL Draft Picks and while not getting us on Probation. His goals in discipline are to teach the kids to obey the rules on and off the field, and not send them mixed messages about their objectives on or off the field. They are here to win, keep their noses clean, graduate – and whether they are saved or not, is of no concern whatsoever : It’s a conflict of interest and in Violation of The United States Constitution.
Kirby is being asked to do BETTER than the 73-32 record of his predecessor who was FIRED from his job for his 73-32 his last 8 years here. 9-4 average season for 8 years – THIS is why he was fired. There seems to be some confusion why he was FIRED. This is it ! He was NOT fired for his record since 2001 here, but because of his record after 2007. See to it that you note this, remember this, and state this, not what he did here from 2001.
Had he won at his 80 % win percentage he had Game 5 of 2008 at kick-off vs Kirby Smart in the Black-Out Game behind 0-31 at half, the favored and higher ranked team, he would not be FIRED and replaced by a BETTER COACH in EVERYONE’S EYES !
Most especially mine, who by the way you NEVER DID SHUT UP.
Did you ?
9-4 for 8 years.
0 SEC Championships in a decade.
The Apologists are holding a vigil today on Facebook for the guy who is the Miami of Florida head coach ? Seriously guys, give it the Hell up. You LOST. I won. It was I who FIRED him, and you are jealous as Hell of ME for doing so.
Get over it guys !
YOU LOST !
I won and so too did the VAST MAJORITY of The Bulldog Nation !
Hopefully, the fans of his predecessor can put that behind them now and can unify under Kirby Smart. They will always be comparing his predecessor to Kirby Smart because they made so many nasty comments online about it to the point where they have to save face, so Kirby needs to accomplish these specific goals listed here, along with getting here as soon as possible after December 6 Sunday because of this aforementioned in-coming class.
The Bulldog Nation has clearly been a divided nation for at least 8 years now because the predecessor had fans who have been very derisive and have held this program back for years and years and years and years with their low expectations for our program, excuses, and their attitude toward any and every one who wanted more as not as good a fan of this football program as themselves.
There will not be any reason for that moving forward. Get over it, you and the predecessor lost. I won and so did the vast majority of The Bulldog Nation !
Kirby’s predecessor was # 41 in the nation win/loss record vs top 15 teams 18 losses of the 24 such games after 2007 – his last entire 8 years here
Kirby’s predecessor averaged 4 losses 9-4 average 73-32 his last entire 8 years here as our coach.
For this, Greg McGarity called Kirby Smart after the Georgie tek yellowjacket’s debacle.
Kirby ACCEPTED instantly November 28, 2015.
Kirby’s predecessor jumped on a plane having worked for his boss Greg McGarity for 6 entire full complete seasons. Together they had compiled a record – not a mini record – their record together of 55-24 for their 6 entire seasons together Greg McGarity his boss and he – averaging 4-losses per season for their 6 seasons together.
He KNEW therefore that he was being FIRED in the morning and did all he could do to squirrel-up the recruitment of Jake Eason, Jacob you call him. Make it as hard as he could on the man to replace him, since he KNEW he was being FIRED in the morning.
Mark Richt was mean-spirited and STUBBORN as HELL his entire 15 years here. He made decisions which were indicative of this stubborn trait of his – which is completely against all my teachings of Christianity. Christians are not stubborn. In fact, Christians are anything but. This is the antithesis of being a Christian to be stubborn. Still, daily for 15 years, he was in fact VERY stubborn about EVERYTHING he said and did here.
It cost him his job.
No one will argue that he was stubborn his entire 15-year period.
Christians do NOT demonstrate this stubborn trait. Christians are the antithesis of this.
He was pigheaded that God did NOT CALL him to this Calling as football coach but to be a preacher man he told us all 15 years here – that there was something besides winning that was important here at Georgia. That if he was judged just as being a college football coach, that that would be a DISASTER he said repeatedly to us ALL for 15 years.
Excuse me, we tried to pay you over $ 4 million a year to coach us and did pay you MORE than $ 50 million dollars to win football games.
What your personal goal was and remains stubbornly as winning other over to Jesus Christ as THEIR Lord and Savior is NOT what we paid you more than $ 50 million dollars for.
You stubbornly refused to sign the new contract.
It does NOT exist.
We are NOT held by that contract which you STUBBORNLY refused to sign.
Hit the road Jack.
“There’s something besides winning that’s important here at Georgia.”
The hell you say dumbass.
We paid you to win. You did so for 7 years and then for the last 8 years, you did NOT.
You do not work for a BOSS for 6 years and not know you are being FIRED in the morning for averaging 4-loss season for all 6 years together.
He knew that.
THAT was the only reason he went to Washington to meet with Jake Eason. It was another in a long string of dumb moves by Kirby’s predecessor.
As soon as Greg McGarity knew of the plane trip out there, he immediately called Kirby to feel-out if Kirby would accept this job if Jere Morehead would approve it ?
Kirby said it was his “lifetime ambition.”
Then, the next day, Sunday 29 November 2015 Jere Morehead FIRED Kirby’s predecessor and asked Greg McGarity to meet with the press.
Then, Ben Cleveland – our OL recruit 2016 Signing Class February 2016 – had to call Jake Eason and explain to him that Kirby’s predecessor had been fired.
Jacob Eason – Jake – opened up his recruitment to include Florida and Notre Dame.
For their 6 seasons together Kirby’s predecessor and Greg McGarity as his boss, they had gone 10-17 vs ranked teams time of game with # 8 Scout.com average recruiting ranking.
2-12 vs Top 10 opponents for the season with # 8 average recruit rank
9-20 vs ranked opponents for the season with # 8 average recruit rank
30-1 vs non-bowl teams
25-23 vs bowl teams ostensibly likely as not to lose to any bowl team
This was beyond intolerable.
He was NOT fired for what he did since 2001.
Do NOT tell me or anyone EVER AGAIN that he was this or that for his CAREER here for NONE OF US wanted him fired until 2008.
Bringing up an entire career record including 2001-2007 is FRUITLESS on your part because you know damn well that EVERY REPLY on the Internet to you will be that this is what he did for his last entire 8 seasons with us and why
JERE MOREHAD FIRED Kirby’s predecessor.
Quit your whining about Kirby’s predecessor being FIRED.
Do NOT call him forced-out or resigned or ask to leave or ousted –
JERE MOREHEAD FIRED him.
For the last entire 8 years you have held The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program up and held us back, giving us ALL Hell and NOTHING BUT EXCUSES, and have always tried to discuss what he did 2001-2007 as not a mini-record of his. Saying you had to list his ENTIRE CAREER here.
Yes he is a fine Christian man.
That is NOT why he was FIRED.
He was NOT FIRED for his entire career record here.
It was for his last entire 8 years here.
It is HARDLY a “mini-record” when it IS his entire last 8 seasons here.
That is a MAX-RECORD.
Not a mini-record.
He was NOT FLEXIBLE here. NEVER. NEVER-EVER. Nothing he did or said demonstrated flexible as his trait. Christians are FLEXIBLE. He was NOT. Not once was he FLEXIBLE.
I call that mean-spirited.
I call you mean-spirited.
You BULLIED me for these last entire 8 years when I TURNED on him.
He bullied the players – my heroes. He played favorites. He did not get our best players on the field enough. When he did, he was NOT FLEXIBLE with them.
He ran off Jacob Park whom I hoped to be a 4-year starter for us because he was NOT FLEXIBLE.
He was not flexible with Cam Newton whom he told could only be TE here.
He was NOT flexible from the get-go here demanding ONLY that DJ Shockley be redshirted. That’s not flexible. That’s not the opposite or antonym of stubborn.
He was stubborn as HELL.
15 years of being stubborn.
He was FIRED for being STUBBORN.
Kirby needs the experience to kick-off his career here – as he could not possibly have been taught by Nick Saban how to not manage the game as poorly with regards to time-outs, developing his talent, not playing favorites, and when to settle for field goals as his predecessor.
I do NOT want a lame duck coach who is not the head coach to coach my football team in the Bowl Game.
That’s just all wrong ! Nothing right about that at all.
Nick Saban should already know that he can not go into the Play-Offs with a Defensive Coordinator who is divided on his loyalties. He is distracted, and needs to be spending his time thinking about THIS JOB – his life’s Calling ! He’s going to be anyway, and Nick Saban’s best bet is to coach the Defense himself for a game or 2 after Sunday !
Kirby Smart has not coached ?
Bryan McClendon has ?
That’s why Bryan McClendon should coach this game ?
Look, Kirby Smart needs to make these calls during this game. He is the coach.
Turn him loose Nick Saban !
You wrote it into his contract he could take this gig without penalty. You had to know he needs to not be involved in some dragging-out there once he did take this job sir !
Keep your salary there starting Sunday, and we will start paying him here.
He needs to be directed ONLY to his Life’s Calling : Here, Nick Saban.
Surely you know this !
The commits and the open prospects, both, have re-acted as Home Run too, for this hire as the best fit :
UGA commits react to Kirby Smart hire: “I think he was the best fit”
He has a son Andrew and 2 twin daughters Weston and Julia with Mary Beth Lycett Smart, who was the Lady Bulldogs’ only senior in 2002-03, letterman 4 years as well here 2000-2003.
She was fun to watch play and an outstanding shooter.
She came to The Lady Bulldogs as Miss Georgia Basketball 1999 and joined a strong team of Andy Landers playing with WNBA players the twins Kelly Miller, Coco Miller, Deanna “Tweety” Nolan and Kiesha Brown.
She was on The SEC Good Works Team.
She graduated from The University of Georgia and has her degree, like me, from here; and she started 51 games for Andy Landers in the backcourt with all this talent around her ! Those teams, I never missed a game of, could shoot !
This year’s team not so much, but The Lady Bulldogs did beat Georgie tek yellowjackets, and only have 1 loss so far on the season, although they have quite a challenge at home coming-up against Seton Hall whose men just beat the Hoops’ Dawgs’ Men’s team of Mark Fox.
The Lady Bulldogs averaged 23 wins a season with Mary Beth Lycett Smart.
The Lady Bulldogs this season are coached by Joni Taylor, as our only 2nd full-time coach in our entire history. Mary Beth Lycett Smart is quite the blogger herself and home is only an hour and a quarter from Athens, so she is on the scene here all the time. The men are 2-2 but did beat Murray State.
Remember her now ? I sure do. Beautiful lady. Her long flowing blonde hair was a trademark when she would drain her outside shot !
The Lady Bulldogs are on TV tonight at 7pm from Athens on SEC Network, but my Comcast does not indicate that. You can watch it on your Smart TV if your HDTV is Smart enough for that here :
Or, if not, then you can watch us 3-0 at home take on Mercer tonight on your smart phone or laptop. The Lady Bulldogs are # 63 in the RPI so they still are on target to get to the NCAA Tournament which they missed last year believe it or not. Mary Beth Lycett Smart never did.
Maybe they together can get us a replacement for the Stegosaurus !
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