Archive for March, 2015

You’re a DGD, Coach Landers

I’m not naive. I know that to many, Georgia women’s basketball is either a casual interest or niche sport, for the most part. But when you say Lady Bulldogs basketball, the first person to come to mind is Andy Landers.

He’s a only full-time coach that UGA has ever had – let that one sink in and marinate for a minute.

If you only judge a coach by championships – Landers was not successful. But that’s the thing – success is an entire body of work, and that is what Landers embodied during his career.

31 NCAA Tourneys

20 Sweet Sixteens

11 Elite Eights

5 Final Fours

7 SEC Championships

4 SEC Tournament titles

He had the highly unfortunate fortune to be in the same conference as the great coach in women’s hoops, Pat Summit. Put Landers in a different conference or region, and who knows what would have been.

No shortage of tremendous women’s greats have played for Landers – the Miller twins, Teresa Edwards (perhaps the most decorated women’s basketball player of all time), Katrina McClain, among others. But they came to Athens for one reason – the program that Landers built from the ground up into an elite operation.

Happy trails, Coach Landers. You’ve earned every bit of it.

Go Lady Dawgs!

Lugnut Dawg


Biggest Basketball Game In Over A Decade

Hey guys.  Been a while.

Not trying to use hyperbole, but tomorrow night’s game against Kentucky is the biggest basketball game in Stegeman Coliseum since Georgia beat Florida way back in the spring of 2003, that from my memory, was a thrilling game.  I was a Senior in High School, just found out that I had been accepted to UGA, and was watching that game on TV with the electric atmosphere and thinking to myself, “I can’t wait to be  a part of that.” 

I was wrong.   There hadn’t been a game with that kind of importance at Stegeman since then.  Sure, there have been some fun games, but none like that one.

Tomorrow night is the first big game like that in Athens in a long time.  12 years.

Go Dawgs.