Hannah Brinks is the most amazing person. My roommate at Georgia is a graphic design major and this young gal has it going-on I am telling you. Kirby quietly added her to his staff today and I have been looking at her work. She needs no fanfare from me. Give her a few days here to settle-in and I predict some all-of-a-sudden great graphics displays from one of The SEC’s own self-made heroes.
I will admit I know more about graphic design than I do about swimming and diving. My coaches would not let me swim. They told us all that it was bad for us. But I looked up her swimming records and it appears to me that she has World-Class times World-Record times.
And not just a World-Class Athlete, in the classrooms she was Tops in The SEC and Tops nationally as well in this her major. We’ve got a keeper here and look forward to seeing her work for This Great University who no doubt has ponied up the cash for this most-impressive young lady 28 year-old.
Like myself a graduate of SEC schools cum laude she has distinguished herself in her field of study. It looks to me like she is world class in 100 yard butterfly. Like I say I don’t know anything about that sport but it is broken down into short and long and I have only watched some Olympics’ Events through the years. She competed in those trials to represent us internationally. I found a short course time she set at Alabama of 52.97 seconds which appears very fast to me :
SEC Championship trials, U.S. Junior Nationals Championship trials, NCAA Championship trials, U.S. Open Championship trials LSU had to give her up due to budget concerns there that threaten to remove the scholarships for even football players with a debt statewide now of over $2 billion dollars. Kirby swooped-in and snatched her up today.
LSU doesn’t even have this detail listed on her bio. We should let her do her own.
These folks on his team are really going to be recognized in the up-coming years. I don’t care about national championships – I just want The University of Georgia to be represented by smart people and for us to not lose 4 games a season average as we have for these latest 8 years now.
State champion Virginia
Dean’s List multiple times
Honor Roll multiple times
SEC Academic Honor Roll multiple times
University of Alabama All-Time Top 10 listed swimmer
School record holder at The SEC Championships
CSCAA Scholar All-America at the University of Alabama
College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America
I believe she is going to love our facilities, campus and folks here.
I am sure she will fit right in here and stay.
As impressive as all this is Hannah Brinks graphic designs both in print and digital are what really gets me excited to see for the rest of my days her works commemorating student-athletes such as herself. No one has done her justice.
You know I once had someone online attempt to criticize me on a blog for daring to take the time to look-up about some topic and even dare to try to present it on the Internet. It was easier for him to post 5 words saying how poorly I do at that and easier yet for me to reply that excuse me this is my hobby The University of Georgia and pardon me yes I have researched this topic and I do so apologize for even wanting to share my excitement about something I do not see anyone else noticing. Internet bullies who are just jealous about my hobby they write nothing on the Internet about except to bully those they are jealous of caring. Oh you can do a better job of this than I ? I see. I guess that explains why all your posts are critical of others like you are some God. I guess that explains why while I came here to discuss Georgia Bulldogs and I do believe have a point to this post don’t I ? All I find from you in reply is NOTHING about the topic.
This is what I have been doing this morning while I have my 1st cup of coffee. What have you been doing ?
What have you been doing this morning so far ? Sleeping ? Slapping the backs of lazy jealous vapid uneducated cronies about how great you and they are ? I see. Very nice. Quite impressive. Yes I looked this up. Yes I am sharing it at 55 wpm. Yes I wrote 890 words about her and when you hold one of her tickets or programs in your hands, you will THINK ABOUT ME telling you about her, won’t you ?
I have always followed artists and have an entire array of graphic designs all over my home. This lady Hannah Brinks is an artist of great renown.
3-7-2016 just a few days before her birthday Thank you Kirby !
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.
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 ?
The men’s win over Georgie tek yellowjackets is our best win of the year, but they are going to fire Brian Gregory as soon as they can afford it. We have a full squad and are ready for SEC play. UGA Hoops’ Dawgs are # 40 in the RPI, on target for the NCAA Tourney. It seemed like we would never get over the Jim Harrick, Sr. Jr. show, hires that were made by Mike Adam$ at the specific advice by Vince Dooley that he had “reservations.” He was quite open about all that before Mike Adam$ insisted he knew he was good at Pepperdine. We have turned the corner finally this season. We have a very good team, as we all saw yesterday.
The ladies are doing quite well. Amazing when we have such a challenge shooting the ball. The Lady Bulldogs are # 6 RPI today ! We beat the RPI # 9 and RPI # 8 this season ! And, the Lady Bulldogs also beat Georgie tek yellowjackets who have no good win and go into ACC play totally unprepared.
Our football team has only 1 game left before all this crap is behind us, and it has been now 4 weeks and one day now since Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor was FIRED, with his announced by ESPN 36 hours later. We have loads at talent at running back, and I have no concern is this area at all. Our Dirty Dozen Running Backs have NOT been given the football; but, again all of this is behind us after just one more game – a game where NEITHER opponent has beat a Power 5 Conference foe all season with a winning record. Maybe something can be done about our 5 wins in 16 games at the Gator Bowl by Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor – fired 4 weeks and 1 day ago now. Our recruiting class is ranked # 14 with no one committed since we lost 3 of 4 games in October ! I would like to beat Penn State to even our record with them All-Time.
For the new year, I’d like to see Jake Eason, whom Coach Kirby Smart turned-around despite the dumbass move of his predecessor to try to save his job by flying out there the very day before he was fired by a boss whom he reported to for 6 full complete seasons and therefore knew it, become UGA’s # 5 NFL 1st Round 1st Pick in the NFL Draft. We have 4 previous NFL Draft # 1 picks overall.
(1) Who is Georgia – what have we accomplished – why have expectations?
(2) Who is Mark Richt – what has he really done after 2007 ?
Why did Georgia Bulldog coach Mark Richt quit ?
He did NOT quit. He was FIRED.
This blog for 8 long years told you why he had to and guaranteed that he WOULD QUIT. In fact, this blog ALSO stated the date he would quit – right after the Georgie tek game 2015 where he looked like crap AGAIN !
He was given no choice. We had offered the job to Coach Kirby Smart and Mark Richt was being fired for averaging 4 LOSSES a season for 8 years now. After 2007.
He also was # 40 in Win Percentage vs the Top 15 after 2007. For # 11 All-Time Wins’ UGA.
Run out of town on a rail.
Who are we ? What have we accomplished ? Why should we expect more than averaging 4 losses per season over the most-recent 8-year period ?
Sports Illustrated Zac Ellis :
” I used to consider Texas the best job in the country, but now I think it’s Georgia, followed by Ohio State. Why Georgia? My top criterion is access to players relative to competitors, and Georgia is in a really enviable position. In the past five recruiting classes, an average of 113.6 high-schoolers from the state of Georgia have signed with Power Five schools each year. (Note that we’re talking Power Five, not all of the FBS.) That number is third behind Texas (179.4) and Florida (164.4) and ahead of California (100.4). The competition between state schools in those states is far more intense than it is in Georgia. With Georgia Tech running the option, the schools aren’t really going head-to-head on offensive players because of different needs, and Georgia is the bigger brand name. It’s also in the conference that more recruits consider desirable. In Georgia, they grow up wanting to be Bulldogs. The state of Ohio produced 64.6 Power Five signees a year over that same five-year period.”
“Do Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina and others come in and poach Georgia talent? Absolutely. But there’s such an abundance of it in the state that Georgia can afford to lose a few top in-state targets and still field a team capable of competing for SEC and national titles. Alabama and Auburn have to invade Georgia. During that five-year period, their state produced 36.4 Power Five signees a year. People talk about LSU’s monopoly in its state, but the numbers between Louisiana and Georgia aren’t even close. Louisiana’s average number of Power Five signees during that span was 38.6 a year.”
“Add to this great facilities (now that the Bulldogs are building an indoor), great tradition…possibly the best college town in America and the fact that they play in the easier division of the nation’s deepest conference. That’s the recipe for a great job that just about every coach in America would crawl over broken glass to take.”
“I know no school president or athletic director will ever say it out loud, but coaches almost always get fired because of their win-loss record—not because they didn’t mold enough men.”
ESPN Alex Scarborough: “Let’s be clear, they’re both great jobs. If LSU and Georgia are open, the line of candidates will stretch as far as the eye can see. But for me, the question of which job is more appealing is easy. It’s Georgia, and I don’t think it’s close. The support is there from fans and administration. You’re recruiting in a state that produces the most SEC players of any in the country. And you don’t have to bother with the West.”
ESPN Edward Aschoff: “To me, Georgia would be the better job. It’s in the heart of one of the Southeast’s most fertile recruiting grounds. Atlanta is right down the road, and the facilities are only getting better. It’s also in the East, which has barely registered a pulse recently, so any rebuilding project shouldn’t take too long. And you don’t have to play Alabama every year. But don’t get it twisted, LSU is a great job. Louisiana doesn’t have the talent pool that Georgia has on a continuous basis, but you can pluck plenty of elite-level prospects out of your backyard However, you have to compete in the SEC West !”
10-Win Seasons before Mark Richt – twelve (12) but those are ALL 80% win % or more.
Winning Percentage Season of 80 % or better before Mark Richt
22 Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Seasons before Mark Richt of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher
4 Mark Richt Seasons of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher
26 Seasons of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher of which Mark Richt has 4 – eleven NOT.
These then are Mark Richt’s Best 4 Seasons :
2002 when he lost to Florida unranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 even with their win over us when he went 0-13 on 3rd Down Conversions relegating him to play 5-loss unranked Arky SEC Championship Game and 5-loss FSU # 23 in the bowl game nobody cared about and nobody watched.
2004 when he lost to a hapless Phillip Fulmer vols’ team who should have lost 4 games that 2004 season and he got blown-out by Auburn by 3 TD without extra points 6-24; therefore he did not even get to play for The SEC Championship. For this, he played in the Outback Bowl nobody watched and nobody cared about at 11 am.
2007 when he lost to 6-6 South Carolina who did not even play in a bowl game. And, he lost – blown-out by the vols 14-35 by 3 TD. The vols should’ve been a 5-loss team. For these performances, he was awarded the booby prize of beating # 19 Hawai’i in the bowl game nobody watched and nobody cared about.
2012 when he lost – blown-out by South Carolina 7-35. A 4 TD beat-down. And, then he 3 times in front of me told Aaron Murray No, No, No, do not spike it – that Mark Richt said he was certain that Nick Saban would not expect an Aaron Murray pass, which was batted down at the line of scrimmage with all receivers covered. For these performances he was awarded 4-loss Nebraska # 25 AP Poll in the CapitalOne Bowl which nobody watched and nobody cared about.
Note please, that of these 4 best Mark Richt seasons only 2012 is after 2007 and that year he had 2 really really really bad coaching decisions – not preparing the team to be ready-to-play against South Carolina beat by more than 3 TD for 7 times after 2007 and this 1 of them ! And, then his disagreement 3 times with Aaron Murray that Aaron Murray wanted to spike it and Mark Richt 3 times over-ruled Aaron Murray when Aaron Murray CLEARLY DECISIVELY was correct and Mark Richt just wrong.
These are his 4 “best” seasons and the bowl games he earned for us compared to the 15 Bowl Games on the National Stage by The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program, many of which we Won and 6 of those named # 1 by this poll or that poll.
“Athens is an all time great college town, and its women can be put up against anyone’s and come out looking good. People who go to college in the northeast really have no idea what they are missing when it comes to the ladies.”
# 6 Merchandise Sales of Top 200 Colleges in selling memorabilia
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2002), Football School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Greek Life
“The scene here in Athens is something that has to be experienced to be believed. If you’re over on Milledge Ave (Frat Row) on any given weekend night, you’ll hear bands and big time rap names blasting over the screams of some of the finest Southern Belles. But the main attraction to UGA is the downtown scene; it is absolutely unreal. Thursdays find wild outfits from socials running around, and every other night it seems like the entire student body is out raging in their Sunday best. Athens is where The South’s finest go to raise a little hell.”
“To put it simply, Athens is insane. Every single night of the week, you can go downtown and find people drinking and partying. Whether it be Sunday nights at Pauley’s or Thursdays at Whiskey Bent, there will never be a shortage of attractive Southern men and women downtown to meet. The Greek scene tends to dominate the party scene, with socials every Thursday and band parties nearly every weekend. However, one does not have to be Greek to go downtown and have a great time. Getting into bars downtown is a joke as well, so being a freshman does not mean you can’t join in the fun. Downtown Athens has 20+ bars where you can drink as much as you want. This is also a great school for guys, where the student body is comprised of nearly 60% women in a school of 32,000+. Saturdays in Athens on Gameday are also one of the big parts of the insanity. Typically, people wake up and start drinking and tailgating all day until the game starts. Athens is literally shut down so everyone can party and watch the game.”
“The music scene in Athens is also a big part of what makes UGA a great party school. With the Georgia Theater attracting big names on a weekly basis to huge country concerts in Sanford and out in the field, there will always be somewhere to listen to music and drink. Athens, GA is the best college town in the United States.”
We raise a little Cain, now and again.
We are characters !
I am sorry; we are characters ! And, we don’t like what’s been going-on over the last 8 years here.
# 2 Forbes’ Magazine Most Revenue nationally from our football team
Look up please here at this URL Link the OTHER FOOTBALL PROGRAMS who are considered the Top Football Programs and see how far down they are as a University ! These other top football programs really almost all of them are way worse as a school. We are going to recruit more of the Elite Talent here at Georgia after Mark Richt leaves. And, why is that ? Because one, we are a great University AND we have a great Football Program ! And, because two, the top players do NOT want to play for a Charlie Brown who really only beats the cupcakes and who struggles against EVERYONE else. This is the Major Point of this blog, whatever part of it you read.
Now that we’ve established who we are at Georgia, let’s study exactly coldly precisely whom it is Mark Richt has run his record up on, and why he has been considered by everyone as a coach who – just has lost it after 2007. Is it ok if we do this please ? This blog here does not have the 250 top analysts in college football today who have TOLD YOU he has to go for those would make this blog post too long. They are found on the right side of this blog as you read it in the 250 CATEGORIES where you can see in the 250 CATEGORIES on the right just who said what in their own words with the URL Link in each CATEGORY so you can just click it and see exactly that they ALL think he just has to go. Or, shall we just simply say he is a nice guy and leave it at that ?
72-32 beats powder-puff teams, averaging 4-loss season after 2007.
His religion has given him different goals from our own.
His roster mismanagement after 2007 has clearly been because of a goal other than winning, and his failures at his main position of QB are that he came here as a QB coach yet has failed to develop them. I think he spends too much time not directly doing his job. In fact, I know that has to be the issue because he tells us winning is not important to him and he’d be SATISFIED with whatever happens here in winning at Georgia. It’s not how he’s JUDGED he says !
# 88 Passing Offense 2014 with Mike Bobo
# 104 Passing Offense 2015 with Brian Schottenheimer
You saw something different against # 64 Georgia Southern in the last game than I ?
“We knew. I’m telling you,” Mark Richt said of Georgia Southern. “Everybody was like, ‘well coach is just saying this and that to try and get his boys ready to play,’ but we, especially our defensive staff, could see how well this offense executed. Just knowing what it takes to prepare for an offense like that. It keeps you up at night. Well-coached team. A team that knows how to win. They played their tails off.”
‘ I don’t think we’ve gotta create motivation. I think we’ve gotta temper it’ “head coach Mark Richt said on his radio show Monday night ” before Alabama kick-off this season – blown-out 10-38 more than 3 TD as he’s done 7 times after 2007 and did not once prior, because the team showed-up again not-ready-play ! Told players all week prior to Alabama THIS – that it’s HIS JOB to DE-MOTIVATE them, then they showed-up not-ready-play which the # 1 Athlete in the nation he invited to the game as Our Recruiting Guest told you after the game that his impressions were that Mark Richt did NOT bring his players to the game ready-to-play. It’s written between the lines in this blog post that these items herein listed make it patently clear that Mark Richt does NOT know how to coach a football team, or that if he does, he has FAILED to do so – often because he has a completely different set of goals from our own for our Proud UGA Football Program ! Did you get that please ?
Mark Richt says : “You can’t become what you do. What I do is not who I am. If I become what I do and I become just a football coach, then you’re asking for disaster. My identity is in Christ. I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. I know that he died for my sin and I am going to heaven when this is all said and done, forever. That gives me peace, no matter what happens here.”
“All the time y’all probably thought I was being coy but I really really didn’t know. Even on this decision – very very close decision to name the Starter. I think they all can get us in the right plays; all can get us in the right protections; I think they all can function extremely well and help us win. That is what made it tough. I can not tell you how many times it went back-and-forth quite frankly. It was very close. It really has been a tough decision because they all are extremely hard workers; all smart; all capable; all talented. It was a battle that didn’t define itself; no one really pulled away.”
5-2 before the game 8 with Faton Bauta -0- snaps at QB. None all season ! Then, left him in every snap not 1 running play for him – running QB – 4 interceptions. DESPERATE !
“Teams are trying to stack the box against us Malcolm Mitchell said. Vanderbilt stacked the box and we didn’t pass the ball and you saw what happened. Until we get comfortable throwing the ball I hope our defense shows up.”
“I think Coach Brian Schottenheimer is a great coach. I think he knows what he’s doing. I think he knows how to coach QBs extremely well. I’ve got a lot of faith in that.” Mark Richt head coach who calls ALL the shots on Offense and always has – and none on Defense and never has.
David Greene says : “Here we are in November and we still don’t know which direction they’re going in. It’s tough to be this deep in the season really without any identity offensively. Unfortunately it’s not just one thing. Offensively right now it’s very stale. Special teams has really struggled. There’s a lot of talent on the team but sometimes the players just aren’t making plays. As an entire team they just kind of seem lost…like they just don’t know what they want to do and how they want to do it. A good example of that is starting FatonBauta when he has zero starting experience. It just goes to show that what they’ve been trying to do just isn’t working.”
He was BLOWN-OUT embarrassed in 2 of those losses and the 3rd loss was to the yellowjackets averaging the # 52 Scout.com recruiting ranking !
“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
This is NOT your Calling Mark Richt. The SEC is NOT a Church League son.
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 !
No one hates Mark Richt either.
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.
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 ?
“EVERTHING IS PREORDAINED.”
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.
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.
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 !
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 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.
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 !”
# 41 at 18 losses of 24 games vs Top 15 after 2007 for # 11 All-Time UGA
Jere Morehead e-mail address (since I firmly am convinced the problem is Greg McGarity no good at his job since he got here) firstname.lastname@example.org
How can the # 11 team All-Time in Wins, with our Average # 8 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking, with 86 NFL Draft Picks # 5 best nationally, us with 17 seasons of 0 or 1 loss, us with 15 Bowl Games on the National Stage both teams ranked at the top of the Final AP Poll most of which we Won, us with 26 seasons of 80% win percentage or higher have only 1 season after 2007 over 80 % win percentage and it marred by 2 devastatingly horrible coaching decisions to be # 41 in Won/Lost Record after 2007 vs the Top 15 Ranked teams, be 36-1 vs non-bowl teams and only 36-31 for our 72-32 over the most-current 8 years averaging 4 losses per season and therefore have only played in meaningless bowl games by stark contrast with 12-1 record not at Sanford vs non-bowl teams and only 18-22 vs bowl teams # 26 nationally ? How is this possible ? How could this possibly be considered remotely acceptable ? Mark Richt can not win the big game.
He’s gone and I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish with the FIRED guy you kept bragging on. I won ! You LOST.
You think I was a Richt “basher” when Mark Richt was winning 80 % of his games ? When he won 17 games against teams who were ranked for that season AP or Coaches’ Polls 2001-2007 ?
You know how I won the debates ? When someone put up a red herring, I got everyone on the side, and said excuse me. Here are the facts. What do you think ? They’d then agree with me on the facts. Pretty simple process. Not that you understand that. Which is why you lose this argument. You have been told repeatedly by everyone who has read my posts for all these years, that in fact, I provided the same facts about how great Mark Richt was up until one day when it just pissed me off all the assholes out there defending Mark Richt recently then when he had turned the corner and quit coaching. And, everyone has read my posts for all these years. Dumb shit. Lazy so and so. And, it pissed me off even more when you thought you could just remove my post from the blog and what I had said would go away. Not be there.
How did that work out for you ?
Then, you prove a friqin’ dumbass you really are. What a damn weak argument that I am a Mark Richt “basher” when it was I you read and said how great what I said Mark Richt did way back then 2001-2007. Hell, you have said how right I was all 30 years you have read me on the Internet. It’s actually been 38 years you have read me on the Internet now and AGREED WITH ME ALL 38 YEARS.
You can not ignore me. You can NOT read a blog because you have no freaking balls and have no damn reply to the FACTS, but you can NOT sit there with 3,000 folks yesterday for example reading my damn blog and say that the reason you do not read the facts is because I am a Richt “basher.” Not 1 came here from some stupid bullshit list of must reads, who in actuality is a list of posts from a pay-per-view site, or those who believe that a person should not be read because they too have no friqin answer to the damn facts. They come here because they know I call it like it is.
I was a HUGE SUPPORTER of Mark Richt when he first got here.
Did you know before kick-off against Alabama 2008 here in the Black-Out that Mark Richt was 80 % win percentage ?
That’s right Black-Out, Mark Richt was 80 % of all his games – WON !
He has turned in instead for 2008 through the end of the most recent season, only 68 % win percentage.
That is HUGE difference.
Everyone knows who I am. You have ALL read me for 30 years on the Internet. ALL OF YOU have. I have posted. You have read it. You know damn well what a huge supporter of Mark Richt I have been when he was good. That was so long ago now, that NONE OF YOU remember like I do the great stuff Mark Richt did way back then until 2007. I posted about those here for you. You read it. You loved it. But, now, that Mark Richt sucks after 2007, you have the unmitigated gall to call me a damn Richt “basher.” That’s bullshit and you know it.
YOU ARE A DAMN LIAR. And, you are a damned Mark Richt Apologist.
You want Mark Richt’s job to be easy as hell. Cushy.
I want him to win.
There is a difference.
That is ON YOU.
Mark Richt has not developed a back-up quarterback here other than DJ Shockley when he redshirted him in 2001, and when he did redshirt him DJ’s Dad made Mark Richt promise him that he would at least play DJ Shockley every game. This is just one position where Mark Richt’s roster mismanagement has put us out of position to beat the real good teams. It caught up with him after 2007. He has had issues at other positions such as OL where he fails to get those, FB in an offense that REQUIRES a FB yet there are in fact over 200 FB top-rated every single year we watch all these other teams covet and sign instead, WR where he gets caught with his pants down, and defense frequently like OL and FB frequently it seems that Mark Richt does not give a shit about recruiting. He plays Favorites too. At the detriment of the team. He lacks vision in his selection of QB too. Remember Cam Newton can only play TE for Mark Richt, he told us ? How has Cam Newton worked out as a QB ? Remember Nick Marshall can only play defense for me ? I will not consider Nick Marshall as a QB because Nick Marshall is not as good a quarterback as Hutson Mason is. I will play Hutson Mason at QB and leave Nick Marshall on defense, only. How that work out ? He told us that Joe Tereshinski III is a better QB than Matthew Stafford. Remember that one ? These all cost us games. I will get to the cost of this roster mismanagement in losses in this post too. But, I want to explain WHY he is not in the Top 25 coaches today in college football. This is the most important position in college football, QB. He did not select the QB at FSU but he did teach them. He promised Vince Dooley 20 December 2000 that he would be head coach because of the top recruits UGA attracts AND he would teach our quarterbacks here. Now he sees himself as CEO and FAILS TO DEVELOP his back-up QB every single year except 2001 redshirting of DJ Shockley. He told us that Joe Cox, chronic shoulder and flu too for Okie State game is a better QB than Zach Mettenberger whom I called for pre-game to Start and who got zero snaps against Okie State. He lacks vision. Joe Cox play in the NFL or Zach Mettenberger ? Just like all the others here at just QB we examine of his roster mismanagement, all 6 of these just QB decisions were all wrong. And, I say it is because he did not develop his back-up QB. He told us that Hutson Mason is a better QB than Jacob Park, Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta; but the facts are the Hutson Mason was # 98 in the nation for us in Passing Offense, could not pass the ball downfield, floated his passes and lost 3 games BY HIMSELF against unranked teams Nebraska, South Carolina, Florida and he also lost to a team with far less talent around their QB. Georgie tek yellowjackets won that game in overtime when Hutson Mason threw the interception in overtime. I remember that. Why don’t you ? Hutson Mason had around him here a lot better talent than their QB who won the game in overtime because of Mark Richt’s chosen one at QB. Bad choice Mark Richt, again, sir at QB. 6 times chose wrong QB. 6 proven times chose wrong QB Mark Richt. In fact, # 52 avg recruiting class to our # 8. And, lost that game too BY HIMSELF. I will discuss game management like wasting time-outs, freezing his own kicker with time-outs, and not have time-outs then when he needs them, game decisions like pooch kick so they have ball 43-yard line 13 ticks remaining us ahead by 3 last year, failing to pound the ball against South Carolina with Todd Gurley II with 1st and goal at 4 on interception losing by less than TD game win staring him in face, not preparing his team to play which happened 3 times last year Florida, Georgie tek yellowjackets and South Carolina and just dumbass game decisions. But, it was in fact Hutson Mason who had the ball in overtime against Georgie tek yellowjackets and he who threw the interception against which LOST THE DAMN GAME. Didn’t it ? And, his 6th dumbass decision lacking vision is at QB this season. He lets Jacob Park go because he failed to develop him when I hoped for a 4-year starter from him. He failed to prepare Brice Ramsey yet game lost he yanks his Starter and puts him in. Brice Ramsey has somewhat better footwork now but why did he not teach him that 2 years’ ago now ? And, he has not given him any preparation to know what is a bad pass. Hell, Aaron Murray had 10 % of his plays here, either a fumble sack or interception. And, he kept playing him. But, Brice Ramsey he yanks for it. Inconsistent roster mismanagement. Faton Bauta he told us all not 4 weeks’ ago now was right there with the other 2, neck-and-neck-and-neck. But, when Brice Ramsey continued to show that he has not been developed by Mark Richt, Faton Bauta was not brought in. Why ? Shit. Alabama had scored 5 unanswered touchdowns in a row. What the hell is he saving Faton Buata for ? Put him in. Now, he says he has to reevaluate everything at QB today for the vols Saturday. Put Faton Bauta in for that game ? Alabama was lost. Right ? 5 unanswered touchdowns. Neither QB did shit except fumble or throw interceptions, or get sacked. Reevaluate everything on the table at QB ? What bullshit. We can NOT lose to the vols. So we go back to what ? A guy who lost his job at Virginia for LOSING to FSU ? He got blown out by FSU, just like he did to Alabama. He is horrible at his QB decisions, choices, developing his back-up QB and this has cost us dearly every year as a direct result thereof.
What have been the consequences of all this after 2007 ?
(1) Against Ranked teams for the season, called end of year rankings – you know the teams who in fact were good teams that year he played them – Mark Richt is # 24 nationally after 2007.
(2) Mark Richt has lost to 8 teams who DID NOT MAKE the AP Poll Top 25, ranked Top 25 end of year, for the season after 2007. 8 unranked teams. 8 teams who no argument were HORRIBLE TEAMS. Florida for example in the most recent season. They had lost 10 of their most recent 13 games. And, they not only beat Mark Richt, they beat the ever living shit out of him. South Carolina beat him in the most recent season as well. Another unranked team. Who the hell gives a rats’ ass if South Carolina was ranked at game time in week 4 for example ? That is NOT the measure of football team as good or not good that season. Being ranked is. Isn’t it ? Being ranked for that season. The Final Polls. The End of Season Polls. The End of Year polls. The ONLY DAMN POLLS PUBLISHED FOR ANY FREAKING YEAR.
(3) Against Bowl teams, teams who got to play in a damn freaking bowl game the season Mark Richt played them after 2007, Mark Richt has played 62 games and won only 33. He beats the year they played in one of the 41 bowl games, half the teams who played in a bowl game after 2007.
(4) At kick-off 2008 against Alabama in game 4 of 2008, Mark Richt won 80 % of his games here. He has won only 68 % since. Win 4 lose 1. Since, win 3 lose 1.
YOU JUST HAVE no freaking reply to these facts. That is what the problem is. There is NO OTHER problem with me, other than you can not formulate a freaking rational answer how this is acceptable.
When I pin you down on it, you ADMIT that it is IN FACT unacceptable that which Mark Richt has done after 2007 : For example against teams who went to a bowl game that year won only 54 %, against teams who were ranked in the Top 25 that season in the Final Polls the real teams for that season won 11 of 35 for # 24 nationally with # 8 talent, and unacceptable that he has lost to 8 teams who were not ranked that season – EVEN WITH THEIR DAMNED WIN OVER mediocre Mark Richt.
Moreover, you can KISS MY ASS.
If a coach has THIS MUCH working for him, and has in fact # 8 avg recruiting classes with 86 NFL Draft Picks, and all this beautiful campus, # 55 best college in the nation (Georgie tek # 36) US News and World Report, # 7 best stadium, # 1 in Party School, 7 million folks in Atlanta 58 miles away, # 3 best state for high school football recruits signed by Power 5 conferences, # 11 All-Time Most Wins Football, and he is # 24 at beating top 25 teams as ranked for the entire season, he has it coming. That makes him not in fact a top 25 coach with in fact # 8 recruits.
I hope you get that.
And, you can NOT by God Above censor me or ignore me.
Dumbass bullshit artists who think the way you SUPPORT a team is to BRAG on Mark Richt as one of the nation’s best and use some damn stat from 2001-2007 and talk about that bullshit to build him up when you have sat there WITH ME at the games and booed after 2007 – like ALL the rest of us at the games. Shit, maybe you just switch the TV off and don’t even go to the damn games after 2007 for you to put up that bullshit argument that I am a Mark Richt “basher?” Otherwise, you have booed him too after 2007. Haven’t you ? You little piece of shit.
Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think about me. You can not handle the truth. You don’t want ANYONE to say the truth about Mark Richt after 2007. How’s that going for you ?
How is that going for you that you do NOT want ANYONE to talk about Mark Richt after 2007 ?
Do you categorically refuse to read EVERY BLOG ?
Then, by God above, you have read it EVERYWHERE.
Haven’t you you little piece of shit ?
You have told your friends Mark Richt has not done well after 2007.
Every freaking place you turn, you READ that Mark Richt has NOT DONE SHIT after 2007.
You know why that is ?
That’s what pisses you off.
Not that I am a Mark Richt “basher” but that I am RIGHT AS RAIN, and specifically point out the exact URL Link and DETAILS of why indeed Mark Richt is the Charlie Brown of college football.
Hell, you do not even know what the hell that means.
“You know, Thomas Brown is right.” That is what you say, they say, and why thousands read my blog daily.
You need me. It gives you an opportunity to make up a long list of excuses for why he is not the same coach 2001-2007 that he has been since. You actually think excuses are hard to come up with. No sir. What is hard to come up with are the facts. The truth. It requires you to look up details, be specific and summarize them. And, talking on the Internet requires a special set of skills too. Skills I honed on the Debate Team representing Georgia in NATIONAL DEBATES. All you have to do to call someone a Richt “basher,” is to just say it. It does not have to be true and after all, the last thing you want is to have to say that what I have been saying is what now everyone is saying.
Isn’t it ?
So, instead of saying that you looked at the facts as presented by me and could not formulate a reasonable excuse for the facts that he has sucked after 2007, you just are lazy. Call me a Richt “basher.” And, get handed your damn hat.
You knew I would hand you your hat ?
Tell me you knew I would rip you a new asshole when you put forth your weak ass bullshit argument for why Mark Richt recruits the # 8 avg recruiting class verified by 86 NFL Draft Picks but is only # 24 in won/lost against ranked teams for the year after 2007, is that it is because I am a Richt “basher?”
You did know that ?
Tell me you were not pinning your hopes that anyone – least of all yourself – would accept that the reason for Mark Richt being # 7 for 2001-2007 against ranked teams for the season at 17-15 and # 24 since at just 11-24, is because I am a Richt “basher?”
So, you can go stick it up your freaking ass that you actually think you can one-line me as a Richt “basher.” Yeah right – like that then makes it so you can act like what I say is a lie.
If it were a lie, you would say, it is a lie.
So, you say you are a Richt “basher.”
Did you get that ?
Mark Richt has played 35 games against teams who ARE RANKED FOR THE SEASON the real top 25 either AP or Coaches’ Polls after 2007, and has won a grand damn total of 11.
Why is EVERYONE else so much better than Mark Richt after 2007, why is he # 24 at beating top 25 teams after 2007 ranked top 25 for the season he played them, when he averages the # 8 Scout.com recruiting rank ?
Mark Richt was 17-15 for 2001-2007 against teams ranked top 25 for the year, for that season, the real teams the top 25 best teams. That was # 7 nationally. And, you sit there with your weak ass bullshit that I am a Mark Richt “basher.” Grow up. I certainly am not a Mark Richt “basher.” I am in fact a huge Mark Richt supporter of Mark Richt 2001-2007 when he was # 7 nationally, and I criticize him JUST LIKE YOU DO after 2007 for being in fact # 24 with the same # 8 avg Scout.com recruiting ranking.
How can he be # 7 for 2001-2007 and # 24 since against top 25 teams and you sit there and act like anyone is a damned Mark Richt “basher” for daring to say out loud that which you deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties bragging on Mark Richt STILL in 2015 for what he did instead 2001-2007 – NOT SINCE – you know you do not want the damn truth.
You actually think that telling the truth now about Mark Richt 2015 is bad for the program. You really do. You do not want the truth, no matter how damn obvious the truth really is. Including especially, it is what YOU SAY too, deep down in places you do not want to talk about at parties.
You do not give a damn about the truth and I do not give a damn about your wimp ass bullshit of how great he is, when EVERYONE knows he has not done shit after 2007 – including MOST ESPECIALLY you you little twit.
Never mind, you would never get it anyway.
You think he’s God himself freaking reincarnated. While I am certain that the Aliens stole our # 7 best coach in America beating season ranked teams 2001-2007, cloned him but left out the DNA for him having ANY fire since, and replaced Mark Richt after 2007 with a clone without the DNA the original Mark Richt had for fire. He is asleep on the sidelines, and looks down with no answers. That is not the Mark Richt I rooted for, nor the one you attempt to make up flimsy excuses for since. God, make the Aliens beam back down from their UFO the real Mark Richt, oh please God. Thank you Jesus.
He is just a mediocre football coach after 2007 with a ton of talent who can not win the big games. He has 2 BCS Bowl Game wins over # 23 FSU a 5-loss team in 2002 and over # 19 Hawai’i 2007. That’s it. A coach who has not taken us to one single meaningful bowl game with all this talent on the National Stage, everyone watching us. Let alone win one : Heaven Forbid !
# 24 best at beating ranked teams after 2007 with he # 8 talent. How the hell is that great coaching ?
You can not handle the damn truth about Mark Richt. The rest of us ALL know the truth about Mark Richt after 2007. He can’t do shit anymore and still has the # 8 best talent with which he does absolutely nothing. He’s got more losses 2015 yet coming, and this when he is # 19 now with the # 8 talent and for the time after 2007 is # 24 with the # 8 talent vs ranked teams end of year.
If what I say is not correct, you would have long-since have said it is a lie. Since you click the URL Links I provide I know because I get a report on the URL Links you click, and have failed to say it is a lie, all you can come up with is that a guy who loved Mark Richt 2001-2007 when his 17-15 record against end of year top 25 teams was # 7 best nationally, is a Mark Richt “basher” for daring to say out loud that which you say in private anyway that after 2007 Mark Richt is only # 24 vs ranked teams for the season with # 8 talent at only 11-24 vs ranked teams for the season – clearly a mediocre coach.
Andy Landers endorses Joni Crenshaw, despite the fact that UGA Lady Bulldogs are the Top 5 program nationally by all accounts, while Joni has never coached anywhere. It’s quite a challenge the fine lady has taken on. No coach at UGA, men’s or women’s, has begun to be able to attract the top in-state talent to this relic of a gym at the state’s leading institution in the now over 50 years the out-dated cow palace has served as our basketball home.
Joni Crenshaw is a 4-year letterman from Alabama, after making high school All-America and Home Coming Queen in Mississippi. She has her degree in Education from Alabama, like all 4-year letterman for Andy Landers did here.
Greg McGarity really has a poor record here at Georgia as Athletic Director, and while most of that is based upon his showings in football during his watch here, he really has not stood out in his previous hires.
Once a top all-sports University annually, during Greg McGarity’s watch, my alma mater has suffered greatly across the board in all sports – notably ending Andy Landers’ career in early retirement – disgraced by the effort of the current players 2015 season.
Joni Crenshaw has led the recruiting efforts everywhere she served previously – all in assistant staff roles.
One would think that UGA would have lured away a proven coach from somewhere, but instead Joni Crenshaw is tapped to be promoted here, where she has been the previous 4 years here, recruiting this talent that so under-achieved that the coach quit over it and took early retirement.
It’s a bold move to take such a fine lady and make her a Top 5 Program All-Time Head Coach.
Success and failure will be measured here, in-state, in recruiting classes.
Andy Landers was known as a tough disciplinarian and was our only coach ever, hired by Vince Dooley, who has quite a long list of great hires he made – not the least of which was hiring Andy Landers as a proven head coach in women’s basketball in 1979.
Joni Crenshaw might just fit the bill from what I’ve seen of her on the sidelines here, as the antithesis of Andy Landers bullish persona in games representing us. He was known for a tough defense, but this last season, all that went out the window.
All the recruits who are here on the team, were recruited here by Joni Crenshaw.
This team cannot shoot the ball, nor did anyone step-up and shoot the ball well for us this season. Every time down the court, they jacked it up as a team. Our shooting percentages, as a team, were atrocious every game all season long.
McKenzie Ingram is our star to build our team around next season, if she stays.
If not, this is going to be a task only a seasoned veteran would know how to deal with.
Andy Landers’ stated attitude for 3 and a half decades here, is that the players themselves have to come to UGA motivated. That’s a little curious actually. It is the primary function, once a college coach gets a player to the campus, to motivate the player. In fact, in management courses I excelled in here at UGA, planning, organizing, controlling, staffing, and leading directing or motivating are the very precepts of this position as Top 5 Program Head Coach.
Andy Landers was tough.
No one ever really broached that subject.
Joni Crenshaw leads, directs, motivates in a completely opposite approach. This could serve her well. Not privy myself to recruiting against Andy Landers, one would think there might have been some negative recruiting going on.
Despite not having the top talent in-state stay here any year for 36 years, Andy Landers’ approach did work.
It might have grinded on some high school kids or rival coaches, but we all took it in stride as there never was any impropriety on his part – just stubborn meanness.
I never missed a game Andy Landers coached on TV – not in 36 years. I have been to many home games, and many away games, but now that the SEC Network televises these games live, there is much actually for Joni Crenshaw to work with in recruiting the top gals in-state to stay at the state’s top institution.
Joni Crenshaw certainly does not have the sideline persona that Andy Landers did.
Quite the opposite is the case, on and off the court.
You do not have to be friends of those whom you are in charge of, but there is no set rule that the manager, the leader, the head coach, cannot be liked and respected. You can like a coach because of his or her success.
Andy Landers had that.
Andy Landers told it like it is, too.
He is respected for that, as well.
And, for his accomplishments in our classrooms and in our games, and everything associated with our Top 5 program only he, ever, coached.
In time, Andy Landers College Basketball Hall of Fame recipient years ago now, will be recognized in all these areas.
What everyone really saw every game was a man yelling and screaming on the sidelines at his players.
Can I say that ?
I just did.
He certainly never had any problems with his gals, in the classrooms, on or off the court.
No one dared.
In many respects, Joni Crenshaw is long overdue this position no one heretofore offered.
She has certainly studied under the greats of the game, and here the top assistant 4 years’ running to Andy Landers – replacing a cast who really none of them have gone on to greatness. The players, hell yes, the former players of Andy Landers have and did go on to greatness.
Our women’s gymnastics program has fallen into the pits after Greg McGarity’s hires here.
I believe our Athletics’ Department still is mired in saving money, not spending money, making money, and cares little about the fans and our strong desire to actually win.
Our baseball team certainly is not doing well, yet over the years in that sport too, UGA has done very well.
Really, none of the hires of Greg McGarity have worked out.
Certainly his record on his watch in the main sport football, has been very poor – not even in the Top 25 for his time here – which began before the 2010 season. We have smelly bathrooms, old out of date facilities, loads of cash, and sorry teams in every sport under Greg McGarity.
I said before the hire was made that it would be questioned whomever he chose, unless he chose a proven top head women’s basketball coach commensurate with our Top 5 All-Time Status under Andy Landers.
Top schools in a sport hire proven head coaches, and pay them the money.
We have a unique set of challenges here at UGA in both men’s and women’s basketball, with all the talent here in-state and none attending the state’s leading institution. None.
Basketball has gotten a bad name. The stars of the game do whatever they want. They are paid millions and jack it up. No one looks at shooting percentage of those shots. It’s a game where 6 players can put an entire program on its back and win it all.
Andy Landers never did that.
Women’s basketball enjoys a far better rep than the men do.
The men are 1 and done, and many programs in shady dealings on and off the court.
Here, we have enjoyed success in women’s basketball just not the ultimate success.
A coach is judged on his or her success ultimately and this one, there is no measure except for what she can do following a tough act to follow. It certainly puts her on the map, and about time is all I can say.
I think women should be coached by women.
I love Georgia Lady Bulldogs’ basketball program as they have provided me 36 years of fun rooting them on. But, I am not stupid enough to be blind in my love about us. I want us to win, but in basketball mostly I want us to quit reading about the women and the men in this state doing so much in the sport and us out of the equation.
If Andy Landers had had a new gym, he would have kept some of these gals in-state, and therein would’ve been all the difference.
But, here at UGA, we adhere to something more important than winning – the almighty dollar.
Everyone will still recruit against us on the basis of our Stegosaurus having not hosted any post-season NCAA Tournament games in now nearly half a century.
It’s time our Athletics’ Department stepped it up and supported our sports in all manners relating to our winning.
Right now, this is a tough task for Joni Crenshaw, a fine lady and wonderful woman, accomplished civic leader, and solid recruiter who certainly knows the game of basketball and The South.
I believe Joni Crenshaw knows what she faces. The kids might identify with her; at least I know they should. But, a proven head coach for a Top 5 Women’s College Basketball Program All-Time, she is not. Best of luck to you Joni Crenshaw. I will be pulling for you to pull this off, dear. You’re one of us !
Amazing what Andy Landers accomplished for us all, in a such a crappy-assed gym.
Not that anyone could be bothered to relate the press conference, and AJ-C Chip Towers tried to CHARGE to read his story on Andy Landers, but what Andy Landers said is that he does not teach attitude and effort, and that this team demonstrated neither.
I said this team could not shoot, and those who could, did not get the ball to shoot it.
One would think that if you are the beat writer for your rag, that you could be bothered to tell the truth of what Andy Landers said to the press about his meeting with the staff, and then the players.
If you are at all interested in listening to what Andy Landers actually did say, which again, was NOT reported by ANYONE on any local rag, about how the gals were not playing good basketball and that that is why he quit, retiring early at only age 62, you may do so here :
It’s a 22 minute video on http://www.GeorgiaDogs.com Official Website, but you only have to listen to the 1st answer to the 1st question, to know why he took early retirement.
Our players, our teams, our staffs, spoiled ourselves and me, and I became accustomed to playing at the highest level, and it became difficult for me – winning is not the issue – to win a 4 seed in The SEC. It was apparent to me that we were not doing what we built this program to do. I told our players a few minutes ago. We talked about choices, and most of us know the obvious right and wrong – it’s easy – but, executing what is right is difficult. I thought about it, tried to spin it, and it would not spin (Andy Landers has always called it like it is.) It is emotional for me. Having the conversation with our staff and with our players is the most difficult part of all of this for me; you ask such “difficult friqin’ questions.”
I have plenty of fire and energy. Playing hard having fire and energy, you should not come to party if you do not have effort and attitude; but although I have still have lots of fire and effort and energy, we’re not playing smart. Andy Landers refused to discuss what this program needs – not going there. Do I have more regrets than I have good feelings ? No. We played in the NIT in 1981 and won it all, but not 2015 to be the 63rd best team in the nation. That’s not what we do here. That’s not what I am here for. It’s not what I am used to. Not what I expect of myself in coaching them. Are we one of the 62 best teams in the nation ? Sure we are, but I think it’s far fetched to think we earned a bid, with some of the bad losses and the losing streak at the end of the season.
We are not built to play through NIT now to be 63rd best team. Not me. That’s not what I do. It’s not what I expect of myself. If you care – as long as people know that you care, they’ll do anything for you. Through the years, we worked really really hard at that, and it became a contest to see who cared more about the players and staff here for me, and for the players to care about us too. It was a wonderful contest that lasted 36 years.
But, this team is not playing competitively. The fans have been terrific. ( I never missed a game on TV in 36 years. ) I watched us this year every game on TV and we were not competitive, and horrible at shooting the ball and shot selection. We were selfish. We did not step-up for our teammates. Everyone cried. It’s heart rending that Andy Landers takes early retirement at 62.
Had he been given a gym in 36 years – the gym was nearly 20 years’ old and built to be a cow palace, not a basketball gym – when he started here 36 years’ ago – he could have some of the in-state top elite players here to give this team the lifeblood it was in fact totally missing this year.
It’s devastating that this team was this bad. 21 years since he did not make the NCAA Tournament. Only 3 in 36 years did not make the NCAA Tournament. I have little confidence that Greg McGarity and Jere Morehead will hire the right coach for our program, which is by all accounts one of the 6 best programs in the United States of America – thanks to no one but Andy Landers. Andy Landers will not tell you that he cannot recruit the very elite players to such a gym. I am here. I will say it to you, for him. There is NOTHING he can do about it. It’s tough. I am sad for our Lady Bulldogs that this is how we let Andy Landers down this year. And, make no mistake about it, this team let us all down. I wrote very little about the team. There are very few entries by me about it, and each are marked, in the category Lady Bulldogs. Easy to read them. Easy to know as a letterman myself, that this team did not play smart at all. One would have thought they would’ve had at least a competitive team – something to be proud of; but, frankly, they jacked the ball up caring nothing about our tradition.
Only 4 conferences have done better than The SEC in men’s basketball this season. We were the 3rd best team in The SEC.
Michigan State has played 15 games against NCAA Tournament teams this season, and has beat Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana again, Maryland, and Ohio State. 6-9 vs NCAA Tournament teams this season. That is a lot better than we’ve accomplished.
Mark Fox has played 8 games against NCAA Tournament teams this season, and has beat Ole Miss twice. 2-6 vs NCAA Tournament teams this season. Our strength of schedule was actually very good at # 40 SoS and RPI rank of # 37.
Michigan State’s strength of schedule was outstanding at # 8 SoS and RPI rank, therefore, of # 23.
As you watch all these NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney games, remember that the last time we hosted an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was 44 years’ ago because the Stegosaurus is not top-notch. Despite this, Mark Fox has taught his players he can recruit to such a outdated, not competitive venue, to play basketball. Our team is not without talent.
Michigan State is supposed to win, but the game is supposed to be close – unlike the game against # 2 SEC Arkansas in the SEC semi-final game, who lost big time to 38-0 Kentucky, ranked the # 1 team in The entire nation. Again. Kentucky has a top gym. Kentucky recruits top talent, therefore. Players want to play there.
Only 4 conferences got more NCAA Tourney bids than The SEC.
The SEC finds only 4 conferences with a higher Conference RPI.
The Lady Bulldogs will miss The Big Dance for only the 3rd time in the entire history. It has been more than 2 decades since we last missed The NCAA Women’s Tournament. We will play in the Women’s NIT. That bracket has not been released. The Lady Bulldogs suffer from the same venue here the men do, and it dampens our recruiting efforts just as much as the football program prospers here in recruiting because Sanford stadium is considered one of the top football venues.
Michigan State shoots the ball better than we do, defends better than we do, rebounds better than we do, has a better turnover margin than we do, is more selfless with the basketball than we are, while we hold a comfortable margin over Michigan State at the charity stripe and we hold slim margins over them in blocks and steals.
We have a horrible loss to Georgie tek, who probably is firing their coach today.
Players on this team, who seemingly could not play a hoot 6 years’ ago, now look polished on the court for us. This speaks well to Mark Fox teaching his players to play the game, and we do not suffer off-court bad news in men’s basketball with discipline issues.
These players represent Mark Fox well on and off the court.
Mark Fox has 11 who have started for him this season. He gives his recruits a chance to get in the games and make their mark. This has been a hallmark of Mark Fox here that he lets his guys get out there and prove what they can and cannot do. I believe all the players feel that he gives them a chance.
Basketball is much faster-paced game than football, and you need to give your players a blow in basketball.
Thornton, Marcus has learned a lot here in his 6 years here now, and looks pretty good out there. He does have a lot of fouls as does Mann, Charles. Both are adept underneath and high post.
Frazier, J.J. is a shooter who you really have to be proud of. All 5 of these players are capable of a double-double, and JJ Frazier and Kenny Gaines are capable of triple-doubles. You see JJ Frazier and Kenny Gaines both at the point. Kenny Gaines will post-up his player, driving the lane while typically unless on fast breaks, you see JJ Frazier sink the deep 3. I mean deep.
We can get a team in foul trouble if they are not as deep as we are.
Maten, Yante will be one of the team leaders next year, and has been a source of much pride to all of us already. He is dynamite inside, and is a fierce rebounding machine. He also leads the team in blocked shots. He will be a starter in a lot more games next year than the several he started for us this season.
Parker, Juwan is a key contributor off the bench and like all the others above, hits his free throws at a high clip as well.
This is really a well-coached team. Folks like Mark Fox too. He is very animated and into the games with high energy always. He calls it like it is. I respect that.
Look for these 9 to do well Friday afternoon 12 :40 p.m. in Charlotte.
We will not win, but we are not supposed to.
Marcus Thornton was the 34th Scout.com Power Forward nationally.
Kenny Gaines was the 29th best Rivals Shooting Guard nationally.
Yante Maten is highly touted nationally from Michigan.
Juwan Parker was the 39th Rivals Shooting Guard nationally.
Cameron Forte is highly touted nationally.
J.J. Frazier is highly touted nationally.
Charles Mann is highly touted nationally.
Kenny Paul Geno was highly touted nationally.
As you can see, there is not really any huge big star on this team. We do not have a single player who was ranked even in the top 25 in his position nationally. This is a very good basketball team who have been taught very well how to play the game here by Mark Fox.
If we had just one top player in the state of Georgia who had joined this team, Mark Fox would be a God.
As it is, he is blamed for having taught these men how to play the game properly as team players on a team without a single best in the nation player. I like these players. This is a solid basketball team. We just have to recruit better in-state. That starts with a proper gym for them to be proud of wanting to play in. It also would attract more attendance to the games here at home.
I have no question in my mind that we hold back both our men’s and women’s basketball programs with the Stegosaurus.
I am very thankful for all these very good basketball players to come here to play for us, and I am proud of the manner in which they represent Mark Fox.
Shacobia Barbee is such a great lady. I really hate this for her, and for all her teammates, as we dropped that game she broke her leg in, and every game since. Unfortunately, we cannot replace an irreplaceable piece. Shacobia Barbee does too much for us. Shacobia Barbee was shooting 44 % from the field for a team who shoots 37 %, and that has been the real problem, as no one has stepped-up their game shooting. We were not a good shooting team with Shacobia Barbee, and without her, we might actually miss the NCAA tournament. Unheard of. It’s a real possibility without Shacobia Barbee because those taking the shots this season, are not making them. Shacobia Barbee was leading the team in defensive rebounds, and without her, we are actually not winning the rebounding battle on the defensive glass. Shacobia Barbee was 2 to …1 assists for every turnover on a team that is one and a half turnovers to every assist. It’s glaring looking at the difference in the team with and without Shacobia Barbee, isn’t it ? And, at all the very weakest parts of the team. We’re exposed. Shacobia Barbee still leads the team in steals. What does that tell you ? Shacobia Barbee, future great WNBA player, leads the team in scoring. I am so sorry Shacobia Barbee for both of your injuries this season. The injury against Michigan State was brutal and now this injury against the vols has everyone realizing with your future, we would have to play the NCAA Tournament without you. Shacobia Barbee is a junior, and we all wish the very best for a thorough recovery. I really would’ve thought some of her teammates would’ve picked her up. But, just look at what I just typed-up here from the official stats 2014-2015 season ? Who could possibly do that ? There is not anyone ever before, and never will be again. I am trying to think of an analogy, but there just simply is not one. We love you Shacobia Barbee.
Andy Landers emptied the bench in our SEC Home Opener, after having lost 2 games in a row – following our 12-0 start to the season. Shacobia Barbee seems to be recovering from her injury 3 games ago when she was slammed to the floor in brute-fashion, knocking her out of that game. The Lady Bulldogs began on a 9-0 run, and never looked back. Marjorie Butler picked-up her game and drove the lane some in route to 4 assists to only 1 turnover – a fine showing; but she did take shots and missed them all again. Need to work on that. A smart gal, Marjorie Butler needs to dish once driving the lane. A shooter, she is not. Really no point guard is, not really.
4 January 2015
Mackenzie Engram had an impressive performance in front of the home crowd and national TV audience in HDTV, turning in 6 strong rebounds all on the defensive glass – seemingly looking for the ball on offense and not seeing many shots miss by The Lady Bulldogs this afternoon. She also turned-in 9 points including a beautiful 3-point shot. She should have had 2 assists and they were awesome looks underneath, and added 2 blocks.
Conspicuously missing was Erika Ford. No word was given that her struggles recently are something that is bothering her. She is mighty important to this team, and I look for a quick return to the line-up so all 13 can play maybe next game.
Halle Washington came in off the bench and turned in 67 % shooting from the field. Wonderful. She also had several rebounds, and an assist but did have 5 turnovers, before fouling out.
Jasmine Carter added 50 % from the field on 2 of 4 shooting. This is exactly what our bench must do in league action.
Andy Landers fought loudly for Hannahkohl Almire‘s floater as the shot clock expired at 21 seconds to go in the game, but they spent several minutes and could not determine to put her basket up. I thought the basket was good. The replay didn’t show much. It’s such an old gym. The facility must be upgraded very soon. Please.
Terry Godwin’s older sister got in the game. Terryuana Godwin is on scholarship, as I previously reported on this blog. They are very close, and Terry perhaps one of the nation’s best football players.
Krista Donald did not miss a shot, and sitting there, we thought maybe you guys read my blog and were going to feed her, finally; but, you quit getting her the ball ?
Tiaria Griffin is our shooting guard, and she led all scorers with 16 points on 7 for 11 from the field, including five shots from behind the arc. Impressively, she kept driving the lane for baskets, several after stealing the ball and running the length of the court.
Merritt Hempe kept driving the lane as well. Everyone drove the lane. Merritt Hempe would drive and score as well, adding 7 rebounds and 15 points, on only 2 turnovers. Mighty nice. Adding an assist, Merritt Hempe stepped-up to the free throw line and sunk 9 of 10 there.
Andy Landers had beat Alabama 23 straight times until last season, so we really wanted to win this game and it showed.
Andy Landers 856 wins just here at UGA, is undefeated at home thanks to his stifling defense he insists on. At one point in the game, up by double-digits, he came out of his seat when they scored once. He quickly called a time-out and really had at it about defensive feet work. For the game, as always, The Lady Bulldogs held Alabama to only 30 % from the field, while hitting on all cylinders including the bench for 46 % from the field for us.
Next up is Missouri here at home for us at 7 pm Thursday 8 January 2015 on SEC Network channel 892 HD TV Comcast.
Andy Landers is far more likely to win the games than Mark Richt, although he has a less impressive facility contributing to not having as many top recruits as Mark Richt. More with less, that is the definition of coaching.
Marjorie Butler, the worst 3-point shooter on the team, took 7 more 3-point shots last night in route to losing the game on the road at Starkville – a fine team in their own right and we knew that going-in. For the season now, Marjorie Butler has taken 25 three-point shots and made 4 for 16 % shooting from the behind the arc. Why ?
After starting the season 12-0, the Lady Bulldogs have fallen twice in a row now on the road against ranked teams because we cannot shoot the ball, and the people taking the shots are the ones least likely to make them. Our Center drifted outside last night to take three more 3-point shots herself. Merritt Hempe made none, and for the season now is 1-8 an even more paltry 12 % three-point percentage.
Between them they took 10 three-point shots and made 2, slightly better than their average for the entire season; and, exactly what they and everyone else besides themselves expected them to make of 10 three-point shots. It cost us the game.
Despite out-rebounding Mississippi State 43-38, we shot 21 three-point shots – missing 16 costing us the game.
To compound our issues, Marjorie Butler refused to drive the lane and dish to Merritt Hempe – instead settling for long shots jacking the ball up like she is our best shooter which complicated the matters then when she also as a direct result never shot a single free throw. This is exactly what a point guard does not do.
It is rare for a point guard to be able to also shoot the ball. Her job is to drive the lane, get fouled, and dish – to create plays. Instead, jacking the ball up like that, causes nothing but dissention on the team. And, mounting losses with the tough SEC slate we face.
Erika Ford came in from the bench, and for the 2nd consecutive game – both losses – threw gasoline on the fire making only 2 of 12 shots from the field and nearly fouling out. No offense, no defense, fouls, no assists and turnover. This is unlike Erika Ford, and it has directly led as well to our 2-game losing streak now, going into tomorrow’s contest on Comcast 884 at 1 pm against Alabama.
This does not bode well for us. It’s a shame we need to recruit shooters for a team who has shooters, but the ball hogs with the ball want to jack it up instead.
If it were a men’s game, someone would take them out back and settle it.
I am frustrated with the shooting not only from the 3-point line, but also both from the field and the charity stripe.
We, as a team, cannot shoot the ball because the ones who do get their hands on the ball, jack it up and miss.
It is going to be a long season, if we do not learn from now 2 consecutive losses from the wrong shooters taking all the shots and missing them, while failing to drive and dish the ball off to the big men underneath. Krista Donald for example. Get her the damn ball.
Or, dish it back after driving the lane to Tiaria Griffin. If you are incapable of driving the ball to the lane and dishing underneath or back-out, then ask to sit down. You’re embarrassing your teammates with your ball hog attitude, poor shooting, failing to do your duty, and losing us game after game.
I said this after the last loss, and instead of correcting any of it, bull-headed, you go right back out there and not only do it again, but worse this time – even more profound.
Surely, you can step back and evaluate your own game. You don’t need me to tell you again and again.
You are on target to graduate. You’re not stupid.
Pardon me for calling it like it is.
Andy Landers I am certain keeps telling you this ?
SEC Network should be showing live games. Big games. Seton Hall is supposed to beat The Lady Bulldogs, and in years’ past, a 12-0 UGA facing an 11-1 Seton Hall, both top basketball teams this year, would be televised. Why isn’t it ?
The game is at Seton Hall.
Seton Hall is # 35 and The Lady Bulldogs are # 16 in the polls.
In the RPI, Seton Hall is higher ranked than The Lady Bulldogs.
The nasty tackle under the basket in the last game of Shacobia Barbee was shaken-off by the resilient leader of our team, and she turned in a stellar performance last night in our win scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds, an assist, a block and 3 steals including 2 of 4 from 3-point range. She does this every game, but I was worried when driving to the basket a brute left her man and got underneath the basket to tackle her hard to floor, knocking her out of the game.
Erika Ford is our stellar 6th man, but she had a tough night last night. Mackenzie Engram really took up the slack, and really had her head into the game. Andy Landers is bringing along Mackenzie Engram in fantastic fashion, and much is expected from her in The SEC Schedule which begins Friday January 2.
That is why it is so important that the SEC Network do its job. A game between a Top 25 RPI at their house and UGA # 16 in all the polls absolutely should be on TV for our fans. I count 27 games which The Lady Bulldogs will be on TV 2014-2015 season alone, but not this one ?
Mackenzie Engram made half her shots, and had 7 rebounds, including 3 on the offensive glass in 14 minutes as the top 6th man last night. She added a steal and only had 2 fouls called. The Lady Bulldogs rely heavily on their 6th and 7th man to come off the bench with top-notch performances. In SEC action, it will be even more critical. But, Seton Hall is better than many SEC teams, which is saying something because The SEC is tough.
South Carolina is unanimous # 1 in AP Poll and Coaches’ Poll and # 12 in the RPI, facing nowhere near the out-of-conference schedule Andy Landers schedules our tough gals every year. I remain very disappointed overall with the SEC Network not carrying live SEC games of top teams.
What are they thinking ?
# 1 South Carolina
# 4 Texas A & M
# 8 Kentucky
# 13 Tennessee finally showing the signs I expected last year
# 16 Georgia Lady Bulldogs who I really want to beat the vols
# 22 Mississippi State rounds out The SEC Top 25 and we play them next.
Tiaria Griffin had 11 points and 3 big rebounds in our win last night, while Merritt Hempe and Krista Donald chipped-in 9 each down low. Marjorie Butler had 7 points and seems to be getting more and more consistent each game now with 6 assists to only 2 turnovers at point.
13-man rotation, Andy Landers is developing a lot of depth right now in what is a grueling schedule. It’s imperative that the 13-man rotation comes in ready and hitting. I can assure you this, when all 13 come in, they play defense and hustle.
We missed a few foul shots last night, which is not what we have been doing. We need to get back to making it from the charity stripe. We only made two-thirds of our free throws, which is not good.
Our defense, as everyone knows, is quite good as last night we held our opponent to less than 33 percent from the field for the game. Outstanding !
That is what wins you basketball games, moving your feet, keeping your eye on the ball and your hands ready. That does not change, whether you are playing Belmont, Seton Hall, or Mississippi State.
Seton Hall lost to West Virginia who is # 20 in the rankings, but is undefeated at their house where they host us. And, RPI says Seton Hall beats The Lady Bulldogs Sunday. There should be a lot of motivation for us in that prediction.
This is the mark of Andy Landers’ teams, always. It is what he teaches.
While we really need an Indoor Practice Facility for football and other sports, I really wish we would get with it and break ground on that and a new gym so that The NCAA will let us host tournaments again, which we have not done in 4 decades now.
I dated a gal on LSU’s basketball team, but she could never beat me on my own court.
Mulberry Street is where to go when you are up there. I eat there on Mulberry Street exclusively when in town, which is frequently. Little Italy. I know the place like the back of my hand, so when Seton Hall said their gym is on Mulberry Street, I told them : No. No, it’s not.
It seats 18,711 for basketball and is not in New York City, but Newark on Mulberry Street there. There is a great diner our team could go to there, one I have tried all 150 entre items. Yum !
Don’t really care much for their attitude up there, or their accent; or that they ask me always do you really eat grits ? But, their restaurants are all wonderful fare.
We have great restaurants too, but they have a lot more.
This is where you normally can watch the games on TV as well. Hint, hint, SEC Network. The content is over on ESPN, with URL Link here.
The Rolling Stones have played there. The NCAA had the NCAA Final 4 there. The NBA has held its Draft there. They allow single game betting in New Jersey (go to Las Vegas – please), so the NCAA will not be having anymore Tournaments there. The President has spoken here recently, and the Eagles played there.
Seton Hall is long. Very long. Lots of long players and plenty of them to run-out against us. They are young.
Anthony Bozzella is Seton Hall’s coach, and he’s had his issues in previous seasons, which surprises me Andy Landers is supposed to lose to him.
They cannot win in the Big East, and Georgia is certainly every bit as good as those in that league, and a better team than our counterpart in the Big East.
Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team plays instead at Walsh Gymnasium which seats only 2,600. It’s a far cry from what the men play in at the Prudential Center. It has been there since 1929. The University of Georgia believes in equality, and our new gym I am announcing now, will once again serve both equally our men and our women. Clearly, our women have been the better of the 2. There have been years I figured we slaughter our men with our women, although our men played well here in their win on TV. We kicked their fannies.
Our ladies have beat Georgie tek, Ohio State and Michigan State, so Seton Hall might be better than those 3, but they certainly better prepare us than Seton Hall will be with their schedule.
But, still it is great that our men beat Seton Hall the day before yesterday. I really enjoyed the game.
I expect no less from our women.
We hosted Seton Hall the day before yesterday in men’s basketball, so we’ve not seen the Prudential Center, but it’s wrong for the men to have a top-notch center and the women an old puny relic.
Andy Landers 935-306 and 75.34 win percentage in his 39th season talked after the game how Michigan State purposely made it a free-throw contest with their strategy to foul our ladies, but we hit our free throws and Michigan State drops now to 1-4 against us all-time. When Mark Richt has a 75.34 win percentage after 39 seasons, let me know ? Mark Richt is 73.22 win percentage, and only 68.48 after 2007 – the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era. What Mark Richt did 8 to 14 seasons’ ago is not nearly as relevant as what he’s doing now – which is NOT good as the # 20 team nationally after 2007 in won/lost. All Louisville has is a defense.
Andy Landers, inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coincidently 2007, improves to 10-0 knocking-off this poor sportsmanship ranked team. Suzy Merchant would never get away with her whining about her own strategy of purposely fouling us and sending us to the free throw line, criticizing the officiating after getting their butts beat by our gals. Shacobia Barbee is our leading scorer, our best player, and leads us in 7 categories, but when she was driving to the basket, Jasmine Hines left her man, and under-cut Shacobia Barbee, ending her day only 3 minutes into the 2nd half. Georgia controlled the game from the outset and the game was never in doubt.
Shacobia Barbee had built us such a big lead, that even purposely fouling us, only got Michigan State back to a 9-point loss – their 2nd loss of the season. Andy Landers recruits very well from Detroit and always has.
I look for the Big 10 to punish Suzy Merchant, Michigan State coach of 9 years, for her criticism and poor sportsmanship after the game.
Andy Landers does not get into that kind of crap. Hard-nosed and defensive-minded, Andy Landers has built his reputation not on recruiting, but on damned discipline on and off the court. His gals graduate, all of them. He puts up with no bullshit from his gals, and gets in their grills on the average about every 5 seconds – all season long.
Demanding and tough, you will not find Andy Landers’ Lady Bulldogs making bad press for UGA. There are only 8 coaches who have won 850 Division 1 basketball games at one school, and Andy Landers is set to pass 2 more of the biggest names in college basketball history shortly now.
Shacobia Barbee is expected back next game. Maybe their coach will not send out the goon squad to undercut a lady on her way to a lay-up, nor send her troops out to purposely foul, and then cry wolf afterwards.
Mark Richt, who at one point had a 81 percent win percentage here, has dropped-off considerably the 2nd half of his career here. Not so with Andy Landers, who does it the right way on and off the court – despite the fact that he would benefit greatly from having facilities anywhere near the resources and facilities handed to Mark Richt.
Mark Richt is a better recruiter than Andy Landers, as a direct result thereof.
But, Mark Richt is not the no-nonsense type coach Hall of Fame Andy Landers is.
The nation’s 1st team to 10 wins, Andy Landers has 27 games on national TV this season. I’ve watched all the Lady Bulldogs’ Basketball games my entire lifetime. The SEC Network carried the game at 4 p.m. Sunday and carries all the Lady Bulldogs’ games this season.
Mark Richt nor Andy Landers have ever either won the national championship.
One is laid-back and trophy for everyone, and the other as tough as nails and in their faces. One stays in the news for bad press of recruits also recruited by every other coach. It’s not that Mark Richt recruits the wrong element. He simply does not have the intestinal fortitude to instill discipline like Andy Landers, and as a result, Mark Richt has all these issues while Andy Landers is completely the opposite.
68.48 percent win percentage after 2007 for Mark Richt is all directly resultant from not recruiting guys no one else wanted, because they were; but, had they gone elsewhere, they might have had a coach who gave a shit. And, took charge. And, taught them to obey the rules. Perhaps our best player, Mackenzie Engram was benched for making a basket today. She instantly was taken off the court, blessed-out on national TV at the top of his lungs, nose-to-nose and dogged on the bench all because her game is an inside game and she was not going toward the basket, but fading away. She nearly didn’t get back on the court, recording only 11 minutes.
Mackenzie Engram is my hero, and her older brother from Powder Springs, is Tight End at Ole Miss. A fine-looking gal, she tallied only 1 rebound and 1 of 3 from the field including 0-1 from 3-point range – worth 3 points – for only 2 points and 1 rebound in 11 minutes’ action.
Andy Landers was making a point.
Mark Richt tells players he turns his back on and kicks-off the team here, he loves them.
1 gets it.
I am certain that Mark Richt cringes to watch Andy Landers get after his gals like he does. All day, everyday.
Andy Landers averages 25-win seasons here at Georgia for now his 36th season here.
Andy Landers does not have a cushy damn job, like 1 who will go unnamed.
# 14 Mark Richt faces Todd Grantham and # 21 Louisville in something called a Belk Bowl, 150 miles away on December 30 at 6:45 pm, and Todd will have Tony Grantham coaching his inside linebackers but will not have Josh-Harvey Clemons or Shaq Wiggins until next season. Both, excuse me all 3, stayed in the bad press here for Mark Richt. Tony is Todd’s brother who he tried to get hired here, too. Louisville, who has an “indoor practice facility” of sorts – pretty much a hut, joined the ACC this season, and is unremarkable except their defense.
Louisville, with the same 9-3 record as Mark Richt, but just does not have the resources and facilities, is coached by Bobby Petrino. Perhaps you remember him here in Atlanta where he bolted from the Falcons jilting them, and adored his motorcycle and motorcycle bimbo ? I have pictures of all that up on my blog here awhile ago now.
The Prime Time Game that Tuesday night features two different 5-Loss teams Maryland and Stanford in something called the Foster Farms’ Bowl in Santa Clara California. Oh, boy. 2nd fiddle to that ! All the bowl games again this season are on ESPN channels, except for 2 lone ABC games.
The PAC-12 failed to send six (6) of their teams to a bowl game, while The Mighty SEC has only Vandie and Kentucky not bowling. That means Florida is going to a bowl game, this season, for a change. South Carolina is too.
We’ve never been to the damned Belk Bowl.
I hope we never go again.
I wish we weren’t going now.
No SEC team has ever played in the weenie “bowl.” It was formerly called the Continental Tire and then the Meineke Bowl. It is played at the Carolina Panthers’ stadium with a capacity only of 74,455. Charlotte, dead of Winter. Joy. I’d say we got the shaft, but I think more like it’s Mark Richt who got the shaft. It does add another different Bowl Game we’ve been to, and we lead the nation at that.
3 of the last 4 bowl games, Mark Richt has lost. True to form in his 2nd half of his career here.
They do have salt in Charlotte, unlike Atlanta – so ice is not an issue getting to the game – less than 2 hours for us.
The bowl has been an ACC tie-in.
The bowl paid $ 1,700,000 last year with an attendance of only 45,211 and a 3.1 Nielsen Rating.
The only SEC teams playing before us this “bowl” season are 6-6 South Carolina and 6-6 Arkansas.
It’s a slap in the face to DISNEYdawgs.com who told us on sanctioned blogs that we might still play in one of the 7 Big Bowl Games, as lately as just yesterday. Want to be sanctioned ? Come up with some bullshit like that. You will find my reply at the bottom of said sanctioned blog. “Er, Uh, no will shall not play in one of the 7 Big Bowl Games this season sir,” I replied to his blog yesterday.
So, 12 SEC teams go bowling and only two 6-6 teams (one of whom beat us – er uh, beat Hutson Mason) play before we do.
This sport is not known for wuss coaches.
What sport is ?
Let’s brag some more on his once long-ago 81 % win percentage, disregard his 68 % win percentage the 2nd half of his career here, and let’s get all excited because well it’s Todd and Tony Grantham !
Mark Richt could not stomach the non-Christian attitude that Todd Grantham exhibits, only. They butted heads nearly every day. Mark Richt could not stand Todd Grantham.
We were told by Todd Grantham that he left to up-grade himself to Bobby Petrino from Mark Richt and to upgrade himself from here where he did not have an Indoor Practice Facility.
We were also told how great Louisville was going to be this season.
There are 10 Georgia boys from here on their roster, but the 2 former Bulldogs’ kicked-off sort of like Bobby Petrino was from The SEC after multiple arrests and suspensions here, do not begin their career there until next season. I do still say Shaq Wiggins was not kicked-off as reported by SicEmDawgs, but transferred after his arrest last January.
How come they are called cardinals and Stanford who plays Prime Time after them, are called Cardinal ?
Because Stanford’s mascot is the color.
Don’t get confused by the bird.
That’s what I’m flipping Mark Richt.
It seems I have quite a following – folks who do not want to write having not read what I have to say on the topic.
Or, be lambasted.
And, so we come to the close of another Bulldogs’ year. Another year of arrests, bad press, suspensions, kicked-off players and coaches we have to face, and another worthless bowl game – one very much at the bottom end of the 39 bowl games. And, another year by God Above of losing to teams who are not as talented as we, and not ranked even with their win over us.
Lesser teams going to better bowl games.
“Lesser” coaches doing better than our own $ 3.5 million dollar Christian doing it the right way – man.
Alabama gets Ohio State, who jumps TCU because TCU played the # 69 strength of schedule, while Ohio State played in the Big 10 Championship Game and that alone improved their SoS all the way to # 21. For 23 years, The SEC has said how important this Championship Game we started is a huge boost enabling our teams to play for the national championship. That we play a tougher game. The Big XII bragged they did not want a championship game. TCU’s opponents are 57-56 on the season. Ohio State’s now are 76-57. See any difference there committee when you told us strength of schedule would be an important component ?
Click : Football, then click MISC reports, then click strength of schedule.
# 12 SoS Alabama
# 21 SoS Ohio State
# 35 SoS Florida State
# 45 SoS Oregon
# 55 SoS UGA 59-52 as it turns out, our schedule was easy – only we inexplicably lost to 3 less-talented
Official NCAA Strength of Schedule.
Louisville, by the way, # 66 SoS.
Therefore, rightfully, TCU dropped 3 places (sound like UGA 2007 ?) and Ohio State JUMPED them.
Booby prize is Ohio State gets to play Alabama.
Ohio State has played 12 bowl games against The SEC, and NEVER WON.
Ok, so Alabama gets the Sugar Bowl bid against # 4 Ohio State, whom UGA would beat like a damn drum, take names, and spit out.
FSU likewise and I am on record we’d beat Oregon I said all season, face-off in the OTHER semi-final Rose Bowl.
Then, The SEC’s Alabama beats their fannies.
The bottom line on year 1 is that there were NOT 4 teams. That the committee had to come-up with 4 only meant # 5 and # 6 were VERY CLOSE to # 4.
According to the committee, were it just a 2-team play-off as previous 16 years, Jameis Winston would be sitting his dumbass down.
Let’s follow this logic. TCU # 69 SoS sits their lonely asses down so # 21 SoS Ohio State instead can have their brains beat in by yet another SEC team in a bowl game. The committee will learn from this, and soon not make such a match-up ever again, right ?
They’re people. So, when they are given H-E-L-L for pitting Ohio freaking State against The SEC yet again, I get to say I told you so.
Along with 350 million others.
But, # 45 SoS Oregon of the lousy PAC-12 with 6 non-bowl teams to our only 2, is the # 2 team and would’ve played Alabama any other year prior to 2014 season, according to the damned committee. FSU undefeated # 35 SoS would’ve stayed home, so they travel out West to face the cupcake city scheduling Oregon in the stinking PAC-12. The SEC will have the most bowl wins AGAIN this season, as always. # 45 SoS, seriously ? # 45 SoS is the 2nd best team in the nation and in all prior years, would’ve left undefeated FSU out in the damn cold, committee ?
Are you really that stupid ?
Like I say, there were NOT 4 teams 2014 season.
I will buy there were 3.
So, 4-team play-off fits fine.
Notwithstanding the bullshit hidden not public voting of the committee to prop-up useless as tits on a boar Ohio State and state unequivocally were they in charge all previous years, applied as their logic this season, undefeated FSU would have sat on their collective asses liar Jimbo Fisher and all and watched the game, like Mark Richt.
If it’s transparent, and all votes are public as we demanded of the lying cheating coaches in their votes of bullshit, we might actually learn something about all this hogwash.
As it is, suffice it that FSU would’ve been sent packing. Undefeated, defending national champions – sent home without a chance.
+1 therefore works.
To save the souls of the worst committee put together in the history of mankind and we’re to understand to stand as is for 3 years.
I believe it should be FSU against Alabama because (1) the committee said SoS Almighty God ! and because (2) Oregon had a seriously easy row to hoe at # 45 SoS and STILL LOST.
You with me on this ?
But, as it is +1 I have no qualms. TCU ? Bullshit on the Big XII and purposely not having a conference championship because they want to will all their monies to Texas Longhorns. Choke-la-homa. Baylor. TCU. Texas. Hogwash !
# 82 SoS Baylor
# 69 SoS TCU
# 64 SoS Choke-la-homa
Hells, Bells, Vandie plays a better schedule strength than ALL of them.
I believe all real college football fans, know the Big XII has been given all these opportunities, like Ohio State, and blown their future chances, thereby.
I just have to comment on this POWER 5 bullshit. Again, Power 5 is something created by these weenie conferences to adjust their glasses and say it’s almost as good as a Xerox commercial for The Mighty SEC !
If the committee is going to vote like THIS, then they can have ALL their votes public like we made the Coaches’ Poll do when these same Big XII coaches were all voting as a block for their OWN.
Last Coaches’ Poll prior to final poll made public – the 1 used to determine who WE as fans of this damn game wanted to see in the nc game.
All of a sudden, Duke at # 25 by Steve Spurrier because he coached there once, ends.
New year, new set of rules, new set of problems
Last year, it was Richard Billingsley and Jeff Sagarin et al. Now, we have to go through all this again with a different damn set of friqin’ experts telling us who is and who isn’t going to play in our nc game. A game WE the fans insisted on.
But, I see no reason for 8-teams. Not when there are only 3 this season.
Not because of THIS YEAR.
Maybe, however, because of the stinking committee !
Non-sequitur decisions by the committee !
Hidden, smoke-filled room, decisions that defy their own poll of just a friqin’ week ago.
The biggest news for The SEC is our own Network starts at 6 p.m. today 14 August 2014 on Comcast Channel 792 SECND. We will finally be able to see the events that we’ve needed to be able to see for years and it is a big boost to recruiting and to the Sports of The SEC.