Thursday, September 29, 2011

We didn't have time to miss you

It does kind of make you feel better about your position in the human condition to hear David Pollack doubted his ability to play SEC football.

From the Ken Malcome and Derek Owens are leaving the program story:
“I’ll never forget David Pollack coming in my office as a freshman during camp and he was down,” Richt said. “He’s like, ‘I can’t do anything right. Coach [Rodney] Garner is all over me. I think I might have made a mistake. I don’t know if I can play here.’ … It’s hard to all of a sudden compete at a level you never had to. The guys [transferring] aren’t bad kids at all. Instead of fighting, they choose to move on, and the kids that do that, they’re a bunch of good kids.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wishing you the best, Jakar Hamilton

Fare the well, Hitman.

I suspect some Dawgboners don't like clicking on a headline, only to find, basically, nothing they didn't already know. That's reasonable.

Monday, September 19, 2011

C'mon, Richt, you know that's my dream

From The AJC:
If Orson Charles and Todd Grantham had their way, the junior tight end would have played some defense late in the Coastal Carolina game.
With all the tight ends we've got, and had, for Orson's career at UGA, what could have been if he was playing outside linebacker?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Head north toward Cedar St.

For what it's worth, my cell phone just gave me directions from Sanford Stadium to a brewpub in downtown Winston-Salem.

Now, I'm in Winston-Salem. And my phone was in Sanford Stadium Saturday. But I didn't ask it for directions then, and I certainly didn't just ask it for directions from the stadium.

4 hours and 37 minutes, "in traffic," by the way.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Base to Rebuild From

It would have been nice to get a win Saturday. But for what it's worth, I have hope again. Always nice when you don't won't have to strip things down to the concrete and start over.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ashley Henderson-Huff and Noah Harris

The University of Georgia honored Ashley Henderson-Huff and Noah Harris during half time of Saturday's South Carolina game. Both died serving their country, and their families were given framed University of Georgia jerseys.

I'm very proud to say Ashley was a friend of mine.

The anniversary of her death, in fact, is about a week away. She is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery, across East Campus Road from Sanford Stadium.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More Playmakers and Blocking: live blogging

Gotta have 'em both.

Come on down, Will Friend and Malcolm Mitchell.

Update: The Senator hit today's theme song right on the head: going Down the Road Feeling Bad.

Update: just heard prince's 1999. Roughly where we are on the timeline we're on any way. 'Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last.'

1:01 pm: whiskey bent end hell bound. Very Nearly Literally.

2:29: Campbell HS, Smyrna Georgia forever.

2:33: On a scale from 1 to fucked ...

2:35: I'm afraid. To ask, but where do you have us on that scale? Err on the side of optimism.

2:41: Auburn appears to have playmakers. I mean come on.

2:52: Auburn is a trailer park mafia.

3:06: And ... Optimism.

4:43: my wife is pregnant. What do you think of 'lattimore enemy' as a name for a boy?

Noah Harris and Ashley Henderson Huff. GATA

Please remember the first responders

5:38: I cannot wait til Alshon Jefferey is pumping gas.



Friday, September 9, 2011

Is someone polling Coach Richt?

From a friend of mine, via The Facebook:
My parents are among the few people I know that still have a regular home phone. It rang tonight and when my mom picked it up she got a recording asking her to press 1 for "get rid of Richt" or 2 for "keep him"!!!!
Well, that ain't good.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


My wife: Do you have any hope at all for the South Carolina game?

Me: No. None.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Woman's Perspective, from DawgSports

Good stuff.
So you showed up on my doorstep last evening with a dozen red roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. I would assume those gifts were to make up for your hideous all-red outfit, although I have to admit you were absolutely adorable while you tried to explain to me with a sort of embarrassed shuffle that your dad's boss had made the suit just for you and that you never argued with your dad's boss. ...

Those sexy gloves rested possessively against my skin, and I knew that this was going to be one of the greatest nights of my life.

Until you trod on my foot. Then bumped into the couple dancing beside us. And then fell on your butt. You stared at me in bewilderment, unable to comprehend why you were on the floor and why the whole room was suddenly staring at you. I wanted to shrink away in embarrassment, but I would never give up on you that easily.

So I helped you up and dusted you off, determined to help you regain your confidence and get rid of those big-party jitters. I whirled and twirled and curled, dancing my hardest for you. I tried to help you, but you always did the most inexplicable things at the worst times. Occasionally, we would be in sync, but those times always seemed accidental ...
It's the "those times always seemed accidental" that I found, perhaps, most accurate.

Something to remember if it all goes south

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Had by my own want to believe

It would appear that we did not cut deep enough over the off season to fully remove what ails us. I think we all know where that line of thinking leads.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

MOHAWK UPDATES / BSU GAME Live Blog / Drinking

Why not? Say, 7:30?

5:35 - DRINKING GAME: When Aaron Murray completes a pass, take a sip of beer. When Orson Charles catches a pass, take two sips. The first time we run the sprint draw to Isaiah Crowell, make yourself a whiskey drink.

If Kwame Geathers or Jon Jenkins pancakes on top of Kellen Moore, get yourself a second whiskey drink.

If any Georgia coach gets so fired up that he chest bumps / grabs the facemask of a Bulldog player, or punches Kellen Moore in the face, punch everyone in the room in the face and say, "THAT'S THE GEORGIA WAY."

**Note: I probably will not play this game.

6:28: Holly Rowe's got your latest Orson Charles Mohawk picture. It is pro-combat style.

7:16 Joe from the Dome: "Our jerseys look horrible. We look like assholes. We look like Fresno State. Kellen Moore's easily in whiskey bottle range right now. Branden Smith, he looks (uninjured). He's practicing catching punts right now."

7:17: Mark Schlabach says basically the same thing about our uniforms.

8:12: You don't need this update: There's a lot of red in that Dome. Please kick to Brandon Boykin.

8:13: Brandon, tie your shoes just a little tighter.

8:17 Dan from the Dome: The early sentiment in section 338 is that Bobo sucks. Our fanbase is a fragile bunch.

8:26: Sprint draw to Crowell and he fell down. Drink heavily.

8:26: Orson Charles has fallen down twice. Lose your mind with worry.

And we've taken a timeout in punt formation, with Boise State on 4th and 2. I'd almost forgotten how often we waste timeouts.

8:38 Touchdown Boykin. On offense. Said it before, I'll say it again: Brandon Boykin is our best running back.

8:38: As an aside, I'm now OK with Branden Smith and Isaiah Crowell wearing the same number.

8:49: I'm not worried about Boise's offense, but I am worried about ours. (comment not inclusive of Brandon Boykin.)

8:59 Joe from the Dome: What happened when Shawn Williams got hurt and we put in a white guy. Whay is wrong with Rambo? I mean, it's still the first quarter. The longest quarter of my life ...

9:15: Go you Herschel Walker.

9:23 Huff from the Dome:

9:26: Murray int. Fuck. Also, Nike, all the guys with dreds keep losing their helmets. I will make it my mission in life to destroy you.

9:34: Noooooooo RT @ajcuga: Ogletree out for game for #UGA

9:35: Christian Robinson possibly hurt, too. Funny how quickly I can go from "we won't be very good" to "IT IS ALL SLIPPING AWAY" and we're only down by a touchdown to the No. 5 team in the nation.

9:39: Richard Samuel limping off the field. WHISKEY HALFTIME.

10:02 Joe from the Dome: Now we find out about Joe Tereshinski. Also, they are about to cut off alcohol sales here.

10:07 @theredandblack:
this no huddle is killing us

10:10: Looking slow against Boise: Priceless.

10:11: Dear Nike Pro Combat: Your helmets are unfit for "combat." Reason: They keep coming off.

10:12: Drink Whiskey.

10:12: Reset for those doing the post mortem: 28 to 7 Boise in the 3rd quarter.

10:15 Call the Rice band against Texas. See if they've got any advice.

10:20: I'm calling it at 10:20 p.m. on the night of the first game: Our O-Line is not very good.

10:22: RT @jeffowens95 I don't like our offensive scheme, since when did Georgia become a spread team??

10:23: I'm not sure we're running anything much different than in the past. But when you've lost Jeff Owens ...


10:36: To my dying day I'll believe David Greene overthrew Terrence Edwards in 2002, and that Brandon Boykin woulda taken that kick to the house if he wasn't kind of tired.

10:37: Oooooooohhhhh, Tavarres King you cannot drop passes.

10:39: Third and 16 and we run the draw. Son of a bitch.

10:40 Huff from the Dome: Our fan base has booed our team consistently since the end of the first half.


Geathers on the sideline. Come on Motel 6.

10:53: Double end arounds really shouldn't work against a fast defense.

10:56: This is hard to watch.


Kellen Moore, you are a brutal executionist.

11:30 Shortest College Football season of my life. Almost fun the two days it lasted.

Big Season Ahead if it Worked: The S&C

If the strength, conditioning and nutrition changes we made in the off season worked, this team will win 11 regular season games. I say that despite concerns about the offensive line, safety and wide receiver, not to mention running back and a few other places we're relying on new and largely unproven talent.

We've got a long list of question marks, in fact. But if THIS TEAM can push people around in the Fourth Quarter, I like it's chances an awful lot.

That includes tonight, against what I expect will be a very good Boise State team. I say Dawgs by 3.

The rest of the season? A while back The Dawgbone had a picture / motto / with one basic message: We believe in Joe Tereshinski. It went up after one of the guys played golf with Coach Tereshinski and, like a lot of people who've met him, came away impressed as hell.

"All I can say is JTII is a badass," Deke said. "After the round everyone was socializing in the clubhouse drinking and eating. JTII sat at a table by himself the whole time and talked to no one.

"I’m a fan."

Me too. I think we fulfill a lot more of our potential this year, and I'm excited.

Final Thoughts:

Dan: I hope we don't blow them out too bad and get the big head. Rest of the season, we'll know in 8 days.

Joe: My final thought is we win.

Huff: UGA 35 - BSU 24. Some of the years that we have the most question marks are the years we have the best seasons. What I want to know is are boooze served in the dome for this?

Post-game update: I no longer believe in anyone.

Friday, September 2, 2011

That's what you get for recruiting the Netherlands

Really, Boise State? You've got three players, at least, from the Netherlands? What sport do you think this is?

By the way, take it from a team that knows, having to leave a starter or two at home over some vague NCAA investigation issues can put a real damper on your season.

But don't worry about having a redshirt freshman making his first start at safety now. You don't have anyone who can guard this guy any way.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The 2011 College Football TV Schedule

I don't know who runs, but they always seem to have one of the most complete and user-friendly T.V. schedules of the college football season.

Just bear in mind, all those times are central.

By the way, what a shit hole of openers tonight. I guess South Carolina's too big a deal these days to start the season on a Thursday night.