Hey Jimmy D,
I was in a football state of depression too. Bradwell Lost, but Deep down, I knew zlibert would win that game. Too much experience players as compared to Bradwell. But the game that really got me was the Georgia -Clemson game. I just knew that Georgia would win by at least three. They should have won that game. They gave it away to Clemson. Now they are in a fix. They can nor afford to lose another game. It would be over for them. Georgia always seem to struggle with ranked opponents. And that defense? It's either one of or two things. The defense are simply not good, or the takent is there, but they are not being properly coached. What the heck is Grantham doing with that defense? This is the exact sane thing that was happening at the beginning of last season. They better get their act together, and I mean this week before Saturday.
I too took a beatkng as well. I too stayed in my bed yesterday, as my phone was rimning off the hook along with text messages and emails. The emails are still coming Jimmy.
I have Stanford, Oregon, and USC dropping at least one game. Ohio State may run the tables i. The weak Big 10. Alabama will go undefeated in the regular season. I dont have Bana winnj g the SEC Conference this year, and Georgia seems to have the toughest schedule in tbe SEC this year.
I hope you are not suprised by watching this game. Pittsburgh has not been a caliber team of contention since 1976 with Tony Dorsett playing there.
Mark Richt to sit Marshall Morgan
DawgNation | September 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. -- A caller to Mark Richt's Monday evening radio show finally accomplished what nobody in the media has been able to do over the last two months.
A question about Georgia's place-kickers prompted Richt to finally reveal that sophomore Marshall Morgan will not play in Saturday's game against South Carolina.
"That's the news flash for the show," the coach said.
Richt has frequently shot down questions on the subject since Morgan was arrested in late June on boating under the influence charges, saying that he would reveal Morgan's punishment at the proper time. Apparently that time was Monday night, as Richt confirmed that Morgan would miss a second game -- the same punishment spelled out for UGA athletes who are arrested for driving, not boating, under the influence.
Walk-on Patrick Beless replaced Morgan on extra points and field goals and Collin Barber handled kickoffs in last Saturday's season-opening loss against Clemson.
Beless went 5-for-5 on PATs and lined up just once to kick a field goal, from 20 yards, but didn't get the opportunity to attempt a kick when holder Adam Erickson was unable to handle Nathan Theus' high snap.
"He was about to get a shot at a field goal that was actually shorter than an extra point but we couldn't get the ball down," Richt said.
Morgan handled all of Georgia's field-goal and PAT tries last season as a freshman, going 8-for-14 on field goals and 63-for-67 on extra points.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia: Gurley ran for a career-high 174 yards on 12 carries (12.8 avg.) and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 38-35 loss to Clemson. His performance included a career-long 75-yard touchdown on his first touch of the game. It marked Gurley’s 10th 100-yard performance of his career.
Yep. The big disappointment for me was the performance of the offensive line (and the failure to execute a chip-shot FG). Clemson did, however, sell out on stopping the run. UGA made no adjustments. They ran a toss sweep to Gurley exactly twice. Those two sweeps netted 100+ yards. Why only twice? Also, if I knew before the play if UGA was going to run or throw, you know Clemson did. No misdirection, very little play-action, but plenty of zone read handoffs which do NOT work because the defensive key is on the RB ONLY; Clemson had no doubts Murray would not keep the ball.
Head scratcher for sure. But, I am just me. What do I know, really? I suppose they should have scored 55 instead of 35. I suppose I expect too much...every year.
Exactly Tiger 5. I guess my expectations were too high huh? With the talent or alleged t5hat Georgia have or suppose to have, I just knew this was their year to go on to a undefeated season. My question is why can't Richt win against ranked teams? That question just can't seem to elude me. He is something 1-15 against ranked teams. The players can't seem to stay out of trouble, the defense is very suspect in the secondary, the kicking team seemed lost, the offensive line did not do a good job protecting Aaron Murray, as he sacked four times, hurried several times causing him to throw an interception. This is nothing that I was expecting. It was worse. I kind of knew deep down that the defense may be suspect, but for no one else to perform was way over the top for me. I hope that this is a wake up call for Richt. He lose anymore games, the fans are going to have him for dinner.Now they are in a MUST win situation for the remainder of the season if any hopes of a National Championship for Georgia. SMH.......
"As for the rest of the season: if the D doesn't step up and start shutting down the opposition, the Dawgs look to end up with 3-4 losses for sure. SC, LSU and FL will play tough."
That's an under statement. They lose 3-4 games, people will be fired. Todd Grantham should be the first to go as he seems to struggle every year since he has been there coaching the defense.
They will be on Mike Bobo too.
The New ESPN Top 25 Rankings:
1 ALABAMA (58) 1-0 1497
2 OREGON 1-0 1355
3 OHIO ST (1) 1-0 1330
4 CLEMSON (1) 1-0 1304
5 STANFORD 0-0 1277
6 SOUTH CAROLINA 1-0 1181
7 TEXAS A&M 1-0 1085
8 LOUISVILLE 1-0 1073
9 LSU 1-0 971
10 FLORIDA ST 1-0 953
11 GEORGIA 0-1 894
12 FLORIDA 1-0 875
13 OKLAHOMA ST 1-0 780
14 NOTRE DAME 1-0 707
15 TEXAS 1-0 674
16 OKLAHOMA 1-0 612
17 MICHIGAN 1-0 583
18 UCLA 1-0 387
19 NORTHWESTERN 1-0 320
20 WASHINGTON 1-0 315
21 WISCONSIN 1-0 287
22 NEBRASKA 1-0 219
23 BAYLOR 1-0 150
24 TCU 0-1 148
25 USC 1-0 135
Others receiving votes: Miami (FL) 127, Ole Miss 50, Arizona St 48, Michigan St 42, N Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno St 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn St 4, Boise St 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1
Yes it does. But watch out for Florida State. They haves great freshman quarterback. That will be a great Clemson matchup. That win against Georgia catapult Clemson to tbe number 4 spot. Georgua can get back in by winning the remainder of their games.
I don't know. It seems that UGA's lack of success against the higher caliber teams coincides directly with the tenure of Aaron Murray. David Green and DJ Shockley seemed to do quite well in the big games. Perhaps UGA hitched its wagon to the wrong mule (Murray) during a time when they have NEVER had more talent.
I don't blame Murray at all. His successful stats speaks for itself. I hope that tbey can run the tables this time as they did two yesrs ago. They have to for their sake.
I believe that if Georgia and Alabama meet for the SEC Championship, they will beat Alabama this time.
Well two years in a row the Dawgs ran the tables and went to the SEC Championship game. I just have a deep feeling that if Georgia make it to the SEC Championship this year, they will win it.
Clowney is a good player. But he is not unstoppable. The Dawgs will contain him and do a better job on their blocking assignments this week. The spread is Dawgs wins by 3. I'm siding with Georgia because of the wake up call from last Saturday,and Georgia's playing at home.
Thank you. I love Football. It was an academic subject and a college curriculum, I would have probable majored in it lol. Just kidding. I love football. It's a passion for me.I could watch football all year.
I think the dawgs will win this one and break the cycle this year from losing to Steve Spurrier three years in a row.
Vince Dooley is a very smart coach just like Lou Holtz. They knew how to win games.Vince Dooley owned Florida when he was there along with South Carolina and others. But he knew when it was time to move on. So did Holtz.No Coach had been to build a program at Georgia since Dooley left, and since Holtz left.