Thank you Jordan; you, CJP and his staff showed UGA's pedigree. Coach Erk in the sky is smiling.posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 13:05
Todd Gurley's analysis is exactly correct. For a decade we have been stumbling around like a blind man on defense. The defensive staff made brilliant adjustments which gave us a chance to wear them down and win without being in a shoot-out basketball score. Also the special teams are much improved. It appears that the staff that CJP has brought to Athens has the right stuff and I pray that we can keep them for awhile.posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:44
I think that Keith is "showing his Bulldog pedigree". We are all happy for him.posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:27
John's analysis of last year's Clemson defense is very acurate. "(Beasley) he is very quick ...[and] they were well prepared. (and) they played harder than we did..." In all of the above three, the fault can be laid at the feet of the coaching staff and the physical training staff.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:13
I am very pleased that CJP will be on the field during the game. In my opinion there are three persons who must always be on the field: The HC, the OC and the DC. There is simply no substitute for looking into the eyes of your players; listening to their voices; judging their body language and countenance and giving them that reassuring squeeze by being on the sideline. This allows one to make a valid assessment. Oh well, I'm not being paid big six figure salary am I.posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 13:17
Thanks Loran for a great column. I am as happy with CJP and his staff as a Bulldog snoozing in the sun lying on an ice bag.posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:10
I am happy for Stanley, but can he block down field when when another WR or back has the ball; can he play a DB in case there is an INT?posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:28
INTs for touchdowns tells me that the Offense has not been taught "catastrophe drills" which include proper tackling technique. INTs will occur and the WRs must learn that they MUST become defensive backs whenever they can't make the catch or an INT happens; they must knock out the ball or make a sure tackle. Proper coaching prepares the team for the unexpected so that the are not dismayed and lose their poise. WRs should be practicing some to be DBs by CJP and DR's should be practicing some as WRs; they should be interchangable players.posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:23
Good news all the way around. The back-ups must stay focused because they are but one injury away from starting. Just remember last year !!! We must be in the mode of not rebuild but just reload.posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:21
I am just so happy with CJP's approach to the defense. We have not seen a defensive coach with this much understanding of defense technique since the great Erk Russell was in Athens. For those of you not around then it has been thirty-four years --- over 1/3 of a century.posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:50
The OL is so very important to the success of our offensive scheme. I feel really good about the effort that our players have been making in the many different combinations is just outstanding. I know that QB Mason is giving them every encouragement.posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:37
hat is really tough on Merritt but his physical health is far more important than his playing football. I am really proud that the coaching staff put him first. Some programs like Auburn don't seem to care.posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:26
I am happy for Trenton and as I have opined many times before that a championship team ALWAYS starts with the center and builds with the OL and DL. If the DL is playing the enemy doesn't go anywhere and if the OL is playing then Mason, Gurley & company will make it look easy. But it takes some one-on-one time by the head coach. Backs and receivers win headlines but Linemen and Defense win championships.posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:16
Wynn certainly has the correct attitude for a really good OL. After he hones his skill level he should go far. Even as a back-up he is contributing to the over all team strength because he is just one injury away from being a starter.
Just look what happened last year as a result of injuries.
I am happy for Isaiah but I sure hope this not prescience example of our 2014 kick-off return coverage. We just cannot have yet another sub standard year
of special teams performance. I seem to be getting deep sinking spells.
There is no doubt it; championship play starts --- and sometimes ends, with the line of scrimmage. This goes for the DLs as well as the OLs. If the Bulldogs don't win here the TEAM does not win. One can have the greatest QB since Johnny Lujack and the greatest RB since Herchel Walker and it
"don't mean a thing" without sound (and we hope superior) line play. And the Center is the keystone to the OL. To be a really good OC coach one must first be an outstanding OL coach first so Bobo must spend some really quality one-on-one time with the offense linemen. This is something that he has neglected in past years.
What I want to know is -- can they block down field? Remember that yards gained after catch is the big pay-off ; And-- heaven forbid there is an INT have they been taught proper tackling technique? All of this must be covered in the next four weeks. If they don't know the basics by 1 September --- forget it because it is "a day late and a dollar short".posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:38
I am so pleased at the really good effect CJP is having on the whole team. This man knows what he is doing and I think that he is going to be an outstanding coaching talent. Perhaps as good as "Erk" although that may be a bit of a stretch. At last we have someone who has our athletes at their proper playing weight.posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:24
I am sure that McGarity is doing all that he can but I think that he needs to do an in depth study of those programs around the country and see if their programs are having better success. I would like to know how top schools like Stanford or Notre Dame are handling the situation. My gut tells me that the recruits we having so many problems with aren't too bright.Perhaps we should go after higher IQs. What is Tech's experience?posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:24
That is the level of player discipline that is needed for a possible championship run. CJP has my backing 100%. Now if we can just get our special teams up to the expected level .... I hope.posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 13:25
What is perhaps more informative is how CMR as head coach matches up against:
GA v AL
GA v Auburn
GA v FL
GA v LSU
GA v TN
GA v Top ten ranked teams
When is all of this going to end? CMF is working as hard as he can to try and build a competitive program and we have some clown like Morris roaming around town at 3:00 A.M. getting into trouble. I say kick the stupid ---- out of our University. He does not give a good D--- about his coaches, his teammates, his university or his family. It just goes to show that we must recruit character as well as talent. This "Bum" is clearly going to end up in prison I would guess. When I was at Georgia, athletes -- all athletes (swimmers, track, baseball--everybody ) were in their room at 10:00 P.M. and in their beds at 11:00. Boy things sure have changed and not for the better I might add.posted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:29
NCAA National Championships -- 0
I agree with Watsonone. Could it be a pre-drill conditioning problem? Injuries tore our season to pieces last year.posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 13:38
Just as I originally thought, Coach Bauerle is not guilty of anything more than a minor offense. The trouble with the NCAA is they are like Washington, DC;
too many people sitting around with too much time on their hands. I have noticed that we are being "lawed to death" and some folks just are not happy unless they can order other people around --- for their own good mind you.
Coach "B" is the best swim coach we have ever had since "Bump" sixty years ago.
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