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 - 09:47
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 - 08:01
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 - 07:01
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 - 04:59
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 - 08:23
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 - 09:27
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 - 21:11
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 - 07:15
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.
Ok.... Back to the article about this clown of a liberal.... How does someone like this get elected? Amazing. Another clueless liberal politician looking for votes.
And based on the culture we live in, he'll probably end up governor or president one day....Somethin to look forward to, can't wait.
So glad that Sheila Beckham approves. Oconee County is certainly lucky to have her knowledge and experience hiring a football coach. What a joke.
That said, ANYONE would be better than what OC has had. Of course this guy has a solid track record at mediocrity. 33-22 over the past 5 seasons. That's 6-4 on average while winning one playoff game the past 5 years...great hire.
Beckham is correct, the next level at OC is just above .500 in wins and not making it out of the first round of the playoffs. I truly hope Noland does well, but it'll take him quite awhile to rebuild the total mess he's inheriting.posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 21:16
Great agenda, but all the regulations and guidelines won't matter one bit if the game officials / referees don't recognize and enforce.
At the middle school and high school levels, the referees currently don't have a clue. I've witnessed numerous helmet leading hits causing injuries and not once have refs even called a penalty.
It all reads / sounds great, but without support on the field during games, it adds up to nothing but the same old thing.
Speeches about community concerns? Hip hop awards?
Who comes up with this sh__.?
The word is out though, it'll be colossal.
Ate dinner at Herschel's Famous 34 one time - it was AWFUL.
It was the worst frozen food just heated up and served. Service sucked too,
Like we were doing them a favor eating there.
Viewing party , what a joke.
This guy needs a huge dose of reality...
"I wasn't getting my playing time like I was supposed to and they said they were going to get me"....
maybe they've got an eighth grade English class at the division II school he'll be sitting on the bench for.
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