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Richt 1, Media Hack 0

You know, anytime someone markets themselves as the ‘King’ of anything, it says a lot of about how big of an assclown they are. Chuck Oliver actually did all of America a favor with his cowardly post-game stunt on Saturday night. Last week, all of Atlanta knew how much of a bumbling fool the “Kang” is. Now all of America knows.

Were there questions about Georgia’s big-game showings coming into Saturday? Sure. But after a game like yesterday, to not only ask that question but also cowardly hide behind ‘some people’ is chickencrap.

Chuck Oliver is the King is only one thing. Being a first-class joke.

Lugnut Dawg

The Good, Bad and Ugly from Week 4

This was the first of several “big” weekends coming up. A few thoughts from around the SEC….

The Good

UGA- what can you really say? That’s how the number 5 ranked team in the nation is supposed to look.

South Carolina- SC offered up a beat-down of Mizzo. Good statement win for Cocky. October 6 looks pretty interesting right now. Can’t wait to find out who CBS picks this afternoon for their game.

Florida- The WLOCP could have a HUGE national impact if things shake out. Florida continues to look better. I know they only beat Kentucky, but they did it like we did against Vandy, how they’re supposed to.

Mississippi State- These Bulldogs are quietly playing good football right now.

The Bad

LSU. I thought LSU would win this one by 4 td’s. Instead, this was reminiscent of the 9-6 game a few years ago, only uglier. Still think LSU has talent, but that UF game looks alot tougher right now.

Mizzo- Really, they could fall into the next category, but while they’re pledging we’ll leave them here.

The Ugly

Arkansas- Dern. Rutgers? Really? The only question, as has been posed by many already, is where Petrino ends up next year. My money is on…..

Tennessee- My bet is that DD is lawyering in Georgia before UGA plays Tech. Or working on a contract with CBS. He does have the face and the personality. Either way is a win-win for him. Watch out for these guys next year with Petrino at the helm. I underestimated him it seems.

ucheedawg

All We Ask is 3 Years

I’ve said it about many UGA players, most recently Crowell. All we really ask is that for 3 years you make good decisions. It’s not that hard. 1,095 days of working hard, listening to your coach, and staying out of trouble. I think it can be done. After that, you can write your own ticket. Make millions as a 21 year old. Do whatever you want, you’ve got more money than you’ll ever need. All you’ve got to do is stay out of trouble for 3 years. Yes, I understand how tempting trouble is as an 18-21 year old. I was there, and I didn’t always make the right decision. But I managed to make it through 5 years in Athens without once getting locked up, receiving a ticket, or doing anything that would harm my future too bad. For these supreme athletes, you don’t have to make it 5 years. If you give it 3, then you’re free.

That concept blows my mind. I can already envision what some of the comments may be, and everyone is entitled to your own view. But really, it’s not asking that much to make good decisions every day for 3 years. The pull from evil forces isn’t that strong. So for someone like Tyrann Matthieu to have the desire to do drugs so badly that it harms what would be millions and millions of dollars for him just 1 year from now is absurd. Not saying I’m perfect, but if I’m Matthieu, I can guarantee you I’m not doing drugs. If I get in trouble, it’s for something else.

I do applaud Matthieu for taking corrective steps. For the sake of the Honey Badger, I hope he gets his life in order and comes to play in the defensive backfield for the Atlanta Falcons for many years to come.

ucheedawg

I Could Be The Best In The SEC, but Then I Got High


h/t edsbs

First before I rip into Crowell, let’s dispell any internet message board rumor with facts and precendence.  I am no lawyer, although Kensingtondawg pretends to be sometime.

There is speculation that perhaps Georiga Coach Mark Richt knew the “positive” drug test results before Saturday’s game against the Gators.

(Allow me to ramble for a second:  does it not bother you that people refer to test results backwards?  “Your cancer tests came back negative” is  a good thing, but testing positive is a bad thing.  Very confusing.  A little hang up I have about the medical profession, and another reason our English language is tricky.)

At no time in his tenure at UGA has Mark Richt ever skirted discipline.  While other blue and orange schools to the south of us have relatively light discipline, there is one thing that Mark Richt has never done, and that is skirt discipline, and Lord knows he has had plenty of opportunities to dole it out.

It doesn’t matter when a player commits an infraction, the penalty has always been the next game.  Claude Felton addressed this yesterday (I couldn’t find his quote I saw somewhere) as did Greg McGarity:

Athletic director Greg McGarity said “absolutely not,” when asked Tuesday if discipline was held over until after the Florida game.

“This had nothing to do with the Florida game or anything,” McGarity said. “It was all timing.”

Georgia said it has strict policies that suspensions “as a result of team or Athletic Association policies are immediate and occur at the next scheduled competition.”

Most folks seem to hold Greg McGarity in high regard, Claude Felton is the most respected SID in the country, and Mark Richt has never skirted discipline no matter who the next oppent was.  The rule of missing the next scheduled competition has been seen before, and it hasn’t matterd if it was against a directional FCS team or a BCS team:

-Tripp Chandler was suspended the first game of 2007, when the opening opponent was Oklahoma State.

-Fred Munzenmaier was suspended two games, one of which was South Carolina, for talking smack to a cop following an alcohol related arrest in 2008.

-Justin Houston was suspended for the first two games of the 2009 season against top ten ranked Oklahoma State and SEC Division foe South Carolina, despite being the only scholarship defensive end with any game time playing experience.

-Most Georgia folks were concnerned that Cornelius Washington’s suspension would hurt the pass rush against Tennessee.  It ended up not mattering, but UGA suspended one of its best pass rushers before going on the road to play a team with a good quarterback.

Sure, most transgressions take place in the off season, and most of the time the next opponent is a cupcake team where it really doesn’t matter.  But there have been instances where the suspensions have been against legitimate teams, so to think that Richt is cherry picking punishment is a bit of a conspiracy theory.  Sure, Richt’s seat has never been as hot as it was before Saturday, and this was a year UGA most definately HAD to beat Florida.   I don’t think Richt would decieve us at this point, when he hasn’t done that in his 10 previous seasons.

I am not one of those who love Richt becuase he is a good person.  Sure, him being a good guy and doing good things is a cherry on top, but I am not one who says we should keep Richt just becuase he is  a good guy.  But of al the on and off the field issues the last few years, one thing Richt has that is his Ace in the hole is he has always done the right thing.  What has kept him out of the administration’s dog house during the down years is his tremendous amout of good will he has stockpiled, from the early victories and the fact he has not embarrassed the University.  The Georgia fans (the ones who pay the large donations, anyway) are by and large old, white, upper class, conservative people.  I don’t think they would look to fondly on losing to the Gators, but I also don’t think they would look to fondly on lying and being dishonest, either.  When Mark Richt is being scrutinized the most, I just don’t see him selling out, regardless of the Gators being the next game or not.

I don’t know the procedures for drug tests, but I don’t think Richt would lie to us.  I think he has proven to do the right thing, and I think he and the Athletic Deparment have earned the benefit of the doubt here.

Now, onto Crowell:

What an idiot.  Crowell has the talent to be an elite SEC runningback.  But he has already been in Richt’s dog house once this season, and this surely will keep him in it for a little while longer.  Isiah Crowell, statiscially speaking is having a good year, being the 5th best running back in the SEC.  The folks ahead of him are no slouches-Marcus Lattimore, Trent Richardson and Michael Dyer.  I believe Richardson is down to just a few more games at Alabama, and Lattimore will surely only play one more year at South Carolina.  In just a season or two, Crowell has the talent and potential to become the BEST running back in the SEC.  His problems have been his durability.  But that was expected this preseason, coming from a AA high shcool to the SEC.  He needed time to get conditioned and get up to the speed of SEC play.

Short term, this is not a problem for UGA.  We caught a huge break by playing New Mexico State.  Crowell was only going to get 10-16 carries (he got 16 vs Coastal Carolina, and this late in the season, you’d expcet him to get less).  LSU had players suspended two weeks ago for Auburn, and they are in a National Title hunt.  This doesn’t derail the chances of UGA to win the SEC East or win 10 games in a rebound season.

But get out of the weeds and look at it long term?  Can Isiah Crowell be the best running back in the SEC if he doesn’t have his crap together?  Will he be Weshaun Ealey Part II?  You know, these guys are 18 year old kids.  I am not going to cast stones at them.  I never smoked pot or even got arrested, but I did other things that I am sure if I was under the same microscope the football players are under I would have gotten in trouble. I drank cold beer (gasp!) before I was 21.  I cut classes.  We all did.  These guys are going to make mistakes, and he is paying the price.  If you randomly drug tested the whole student body at Georgia, or just the fraternity houses or dorms, I am sure there would be a lot postive test results.  He is a 5 star recruit playing running back at the same school where Herschel Walker played.  His scrutiny is high.

But what is alarming that he has already gotten in some kind of trouble once.  Crowell isn’t just like everyone else.  This is twice in his freshman year he has found trouble.  If Crowell is going to be an elite player, ergo if UGA is going to be an elite program again, then Crowell has got to recognize he is not like everyone else.  Uncle Ben told Peter Parker in the Toby McGuire Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility.  Crowell has to grow up fast, man up and learn his responsibility, or UGA is going to be in bad shape.  Not this season, but not too far down the road.  And not just for UGA’s or Mark Richt’s sake.  Crowell no more wants to be playing at Georgia Southern or Jacksonville State no more than I want another hole in my head.

Corbindawg

False Identity

I know that many of you readers of the blog use pseudonyms. I’m sure there are some of you who also pretend to be someone you’re not. That’s ok, we all use pseudonyms as our names, for a variety of reasons. It’s all fun and games, the wide world of the internet, right?

Well….sometimes that gets taken to a different level. Check out this fascinating story. Our state senate is……………..(finish that thought yourself.) One of my favorite blogs, Peach Pundit, had the story also.

You can’t make this stuff up.

ucheedawg

UPDATE

It just gets better.

Hartman Fund Changes

Today is the final day to purchase your tickets for the 2011 and the powers at be over at the Athletic Association have decided to shut down their website.  So if you are like me and forgot until today to renew your tickets you may be surprised when you try and go to GeorgiaDogs.com and the site has been removed.  The new official sports site is TheGeorgiaBulldogClub.com.  Hell of a day to make a switch but the IT department never asked my opinion.

Dukes of Hazzard Meets Mayberry Meets Twiggs County

I really didn’t have a good title for this post. And I really have nothing to add. You’ll just have to read it yourself. Good work, Twiggers. Don’t mess with rural cops, lawyers or judges. You’ll always “be had” in the end.

ucheedawg



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