Hugh Freeze or Mark Richt..... Wake up young man - CMR is the real deal while Freeze is a short term used car salesman novelty....posted @ Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 13:32
@wfmcgee: Exactly right - was thinking the same thing at the time!posted @ Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 13:26
Good coach for sure - he did have his moments though, where you had to wonder what he was thinking - like the bowl game vs Nebraska last year - that was AWFUL.
Good man and overall sorry to see him go. Be interesting to see if Richt looks for a similar style - fullback, QB under center some, etc and curious to see if the super recruit QB from the state of Washington will stay committed....
Not sure when this group completed their "class", but this story is a bit late for holiday shopping - should've been published a month ago.
The idea buying local is great, we should keep in mind that ALL athens area businesses have employees that are local residents trying to make a living.
And just because it's a franchise doesn't mean it's not locally owned and operated by Athens area residents.
Hindsight, you know the old 20/20 deal... Richt should've booted Gurley off the team after his autograph fiasco. Thanks for thinking of only yourself Todd.
Gurley's selfish behavior cost the team big and he was clearly the front-runner for the Heisman, what a shame for all.
Don't understand at this point why Richt wants anything to do with him except maybe there's a .01% chance he comes back for another year.
Gurley is a selfish individual. He could repay UGA by playing one more year in Athens. It would elevate his draft stock and help the team. Not certain the status of his injury / rehab and timing of his return to the field, but it's the right thing for him to do. That said, I'm sure he will enter the draft this coming Spring.posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:13
Gurley should MAN UP. Another year at UGA would help his draft status and he owes his coach and teammates after his bull____ this year.
He and Chubb would keep a fresh pair of legs on the field for 4 quarters - it might finally get the Dawgs over the hump. C'mon Todd MAN UP!!
Bottom line - Gurley is a good kid who acted in a most SELFISH way and compromised the team... Seems to happen a lot around Athens.
If Gurley had the guts and the class, after rehabbing his knee, he would come back and play at UGA next fall. It would help his draft status in many ways and it's the right thing to do.
It won't happen, but.... Can you imagine Gurley and Chubb together for year two? They'd both be in New York for the Heisman ceremony.posted @ Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:47
Maybe McGarity can get lobby for a bowl game with an FCS school, oh wait, UGA already plays 3 per year which is so exciting for season ticket holders.
Nothing like the Buffalo's, Charleston Southerns and Troys coming to Athens....like everyone. It's understandable to play 1-2 of these games in September, but you don't have to be like Florida, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and play a ridiculously weak opponent in mid November - take a bye week if you must.posted @ Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:01
KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS .... So simple but unfortunately 90% of the drivers on the road are TOTALLY CLUELESS and not paying attention to much of anythingposted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 08:01
Amazing that places like Auburn and LSU welcome these boys with open arms....
When was the last time an Auburn player got kicked off their team?
Never heard of OJGTposted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:59
There were only TWO PLAYERS in the Boys 15-18 division and ZERO in the Boys 11-14 division.
Four total players overall in the event -- what is this?
There were only TWO PLAYERS in the Girls 15-18 division, and four
total players in the entire event.... What is this?
No question, Herschel was 100% one of the greatest in college.... But his pro career was a joke. Stating with the USFL followed up as a journeyman with 5 different NFL teams - never lasted more than 3 with any and his NFL legacy is the trade for draft picks that set the Cowboys on their way to 3 Super Bowls (Aikman, Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin era).
His pro numbers were decent, but his career was a C+ at best.
"I can play in the NFL Today"? Uh, probably not... He's in great shape, but he definitely hit his head a few times too many.
It's best to remember Herschel with the G on his helmet running over the SEC.
Mark Fox is a good man, high character guy who can flat coach basketball.
That said, you can't deny he simply hasn't gotten the top recruits to compete into the NCAA tournament. He must solve his recruiting woes for the long term.
It's great that his players are taking care of the academic side because basketball beyond college is few and far between around here.
The attendance problem relates to a few issues, mainly the 1960's embarrassment called Stegeman Coliseum. How about UGA Athletic Association create a plan to build facilities that would excite recruits, current players and fans about going to games.
UGA certainly has the resources to build basketball facilities that would be on par with other sports at UGA.
I hear people say that Stegeman is "fine" and it is a "good home court advantage" ...Whatever. It looks and feels like a gym at a junior college.
It's not the amount of seats, and like it or not, how does a top recruit get excited about seeing himself playing his college career in that building?
It's perfect for rodeos, but not SEC basketball.
The added-on practice facilities and coaches offices are nice, but lipstick on a pig for sure.
Put up a wall, save the nice gymnastics area and then plow the rest of that place over - bite the bullet and build a modern up to date arena that would excite fans, recruits and the entire community about UGA basketball.
Thank you - it is ridiculous that you can't keep your water bottle top because I guess one time, somewhere, in some stadium in America a bottle was thrown.
And the huge size is fine, but yes, offer smaller sizes for souvenir cups - I drink everyday from my Masters cups that are 20-24 oz size and the giant UGA game cups are perfect to water house plants.
While we're on the topic of concessions....Sanford Stadium is the worst I've ever experienced regarding long lines and wait time. I'm a season ticket holder who is 20 rows from the concession level and it's generally 30-45 minutes round trip. I have missed 1/2 of a quarter. Oh but wait, I can keep up with the game on the 1982 model 14" TV next to the counter - ya right. Additional vendors selling in the stands might help.
The restroom situation is worse, but what can you expect, when you have a 1920's stadium expanded to 94,000+. The concessions and restrooms were not made for the number of seats in the stadium. If I don't want to miss exciting 4th quarter action, I just "hold it" which makes for an enjoyable experience.
Oh Yes, we all have choices to make and as much as I love going to Sanford Stadium, it's becoming increasingly difficult to endure the "gameday experience".... Not to mention the brutally hot 1:00 pm kickoff times those first few games against division 2 teams - I know... Gotta have that TV money so we can make budget.
I understand that this article is about adding piped in music like we heard at Clemson last year. That's all fine, but now it really will be interesting to hear the choices. Love teenage wasteland before kickoff.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:23
A vodka tonic served in Oconee? Ha! Remember the last time liquor by the drink was voted on? I can still hear the people who think its 1950 saying "liquor is evil"... The same people who drive to another county to buy their vodka, gin and whiskey. It's way past time for Oconee to climb out of the dark ages.
Almost forgot, if Oconee passed liquor there would be several adult strip clubs lining the streets immediately.
There are many positive reasons to have liquor by the drink in Oconee.
Tax revenue, new business opportunities, jobs, better restaurants and hotels for starters.
It's time for the "liquor is evil" faction to wake up. The hypocrisy is laughable.
Quality of play on web.com is excellent, just hard to get excited about watching a bunch of unknowns....case in point, attendance in Athens was awful.
That said, sad it's no longer here.... And it was a great event at UGA.
UGA sports teams certainly dominate the sports marketing dollars around here.
Not feeling sorry for Bobo, but how can his pay be so far behind the new D coordinator after the job he's done recently (ok... Bowl game he sucked, but overall his play calling has been very good)posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:27
You must know some pretty intelligent 7&8 year olds....
Whether you want to hear it or not and no matter how you feel about it, the reality is that many people around Oconee County share my opinion.
And the "its only high school football" comment is naive as hell -
a respectable, well organized, winning program brings people together
and is a source of school and community pride... And for several years its
been the exact opposite. Its been an embarrassment and in the end,
the kids deserve better.
What I can't imagine are school administrators that do nothing about a program that is so completely broken. A program that people believe to be important and
care about. And now, they've hired a coach with a mediocre record to replace an awful coach, so I guess thats a move up for OCHS.
Bitter? Miserable? No, just stating the facts.
Coach Olson should have been gone 2-3 years ago, but the
pathetic OC administration was so intimidated by him that they
allowed him to continue his loser program through this past fall.
Now the genius administration has hired a coach with a proven
track record of mediocrity. But, as I said, ANYONE would be
better than the past 6 years of garbage.
BTW, my karma is all good, but thanks for the wishes.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 22:11
Safety Matthews is dillusional as are most UGA fans who think Grantham was the only problem. Wake up people, UGA has two conference championships in the past 30 years.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:15
So FSU playing a weak ACC schedule is the new breeding ground for defensive coordinators? Why would you leave FSU for UGA? Not a peep out of Jimbo Fisher? He's such a great coach that Fisher doesn't counter offer to keep him?
So they stole a $30 watch which they left behind and after smashing a bunch of glass display cases, only took a ring fitting bands deal worth $25?
That makes no sense. A classic smash and run.
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