Appears that our football team is going to rely heavily on new personnel. Hard I guess to run the recruiting side of UGA Football. While we don't want any young man left behind, we do want to be able to field a competitive team. With our upcoming schedule, guess that will not be a problem. Be interesting to some of us that have been around for a while to see what next season brings.
Buc, lot of truth in that. Is it offical how many games Tree is going to be suspended for? I got to thinking about our situation with the suspensions. They have the possiblility of hurting this football team, but it doesn't appear to the coaching buying into that. BS is gone for 1, SC is gone for 2. We should be able to get bye Buffalo without either. Believe Swann was the 5th ranked DB and Mitchell was the 1st ranked DB in the country out of high school. Bowman might end up being a player that will surprise man. His brother was a heckuva a football player for OSU. Tree, hurts, but Buc, we have many young talented LB's. Look for the man you mentioned, Ramik to step up. He is built for it, and I too believe he will be a fine Dawg before his time is done.
Rambo hurts a little more. First off, shame on you Rambo. Then, come out with a bogus excuse about some brownies. You shouldn't have been staying in a place where they keep pot in the first place. Believe this is the 2nd time you have been affiliated with pot. Grow up. Now back to the damage, Rambo was experienced and probably knows CTG's system better than any other safety we could put on the field. Knowing checks, communications, and alignment are 2 things that we lose. Corey Moore is a player. Just hope he has taken advantage of retaining all information possible. He has the physical tools. Step up son.
What an opportunity some young Dawgs have? Hope they realize it and take advantage. Also a chance for Bobo to prove his worth. Could be shoot-outs, especially Mizzou.
Final thought, I watched Calapari cut down the nets the other night. Can't really cheer for him. He is a known cheater. Then, I think about how Meyer would only suspend a player for a half, or not even suspend a player for failed drug test. Then, I hear from insiders at ut, the bray has failed his 3rd drug test, and all is takes is 1 more and Dooley is going to discipline him. 3 failed test already. Good buddy of mine played for the first Bama NC team. Just going to leave it at that. Bowden hit the nail on the head when he said it happens everywhere.
Then, I think about how I see comments where people say Richt has no backbone. Seems to me in this day and age, he is about the only coach who does.
Good read AllDawgs5. I can't be quoted on this, couple of folks think he is going to miss 4 games. Couple others think that the first incident ended up being a lesser violation when all of the facts came out, even though in most circles it is called stealing.
Picked this up from Buck Belue's blog, maybe you have read it, however Richt had some positive things to say about Corey Moore. Comes from the Griffin area as all know. They play football down that way, grew up with some folks from Griffin.
Richt Brags on Corey Moore:
Sure like the sound of this. Coach Richt spoke to Chip Towers and the rest of the media gang, after practice this week. Although he didn't comment on the looming suspensions of Rambo & Ogletree, Coach Richt did talk about some of the other guys...like the next man up at safety.
Corey Moore, a soph. from Griffin, is suddenly looking like the starter at FS, with Rambo back in trouble. But don't panic. Moore is starting to come on strong!
Richt: Corey is more confident this spring. He's strong, tough and physical. Has that strike you ability. Athletic. And finally: He'll be ready.
That starting to come on comment is predictable. For most guys, the first year is a blur. It's mostly about survival. After a full year in the program, that mindset changes. You're more comfortable with everything. You know the scheme. You know the players & coaches. Things slow down. You know what to expect.
The other compliments on Corey Moore are encouraging. Those traits of being strong, tough, physical and athletic sound like a good safety.
That "he'll be ready" statement is huge. The 'Dogs need Corey Moore to be good. That secondary is razor thin.
Corey and others that have spent their time with Coach Grantham show just how much they care about not only the coach, they are solid in team play and one another. Very heartening to me. I do believe that some of the coaching strategies have been noticed and picked up by Mark Richt. Good coaches do that, learn from others, that is the beauty of the Saban disciples. Folks like him or dislike him, regardless of his "questionable tactics" he has solidified the Bama Nation like it once was under the "Hound Tooth Folks".
Ramik is like a stick of dynamite, just waiting for someone to light that fuse. I do know that Grantham thinks the world of Ramik and a couple others on the defensive side. I know personally a bit about Ramik from some of the folks here in Central Florida, they say he is going to play a lot this season. Now that Washington has moved to DE, the possibilities for nickels and dimes are going to drive folks crazy this season. Would keep my eyes open if I were the opposing quarterback, there are folks on this defense that believe in what Grantham teaches . . . meet at the quarterback. At this point in time, I think that this group of young men could become the best defense ever at UGA and that does not come from media hype, I say that.
I realize that Mark Richt's hands are tied because of UGA's policies. There is going to be a coming to reality at some point from our administration and others on this issue of suspensions, how and how many. Football is the "Golden Egg" and either the school's policies change or we get the young men to drop the fatties. Wonder how that will end up . . . .
Say this on Mark Richt. He is not a man without backbone, never has that been an issue with me. I just feel that he is living two lives at this point, and it now appears decisions will decide the direction of UGA football. Adams is the key. Very tough issue, folks on both sides of the fence, pulling in different directions of course. If Adams changes the suspension policy to fit Florida's (where we pulled McGarity from) or some of the other schools, I predict this will happen . . . We will get more of the athletes that move across state lines. Just a simple fact this day and time.
CTG has a plug and play D....proved it with the LB's last year when injuries took thier toll....never missed a beat or lost a step when Herrera and Gillard stepped up.......don't see a problem with the cover guys stepping up also.......Defense is not a very big concern with me anymore.....CTG system works and his players are prepared.......time for the Other side of the ball to step up.....as for policy at UGA we have no control over that and all CMR is doing is following policy......kids will be kids and make mistakes.......
As far as my 2 cents goes I have been waiting own Moore, Swann, and Norman because they are not afraid to hit we need the WR thinking about who is going to hit him (hearing footsteps) I think them and MMitchell will be great DB we need the offense 2 step up no excuses!
The players that have ask to leave because of playing time well I'm glag there gone they didn't want to play GEORGIA football anyway I want people like RS that will do anything for the team until we have team players we will never get past a 10 win season.
Another Bulldog that I have a lot of respect for. Team player.
Might want to listen to this 680 radio clip featuring Richard Samuel. This is what UGA Football should be about in my opinion. Love this dude. He has given EVERYTHING to the University of Georgia. By the way, Richard has his degree. Will read about this young man down the road and it will go something like this . . . . a leader of young men. Thanks Richard.
My feed to those that listen to this podcast is this . . . Go to the Bulldog Roundtable with Richard Samuel and start the clip at the 7 minute 10 second mark. Stop at the 15 minute 20 second mark. Start again at the 17 minute 37 second mark. This young man is my description of a Georgia Bulldog.
Probably some have read the link below. Going to post it because there was something that really caught my eye in the link. Faton Bauta, mentioned to you folks that this young man signing with us really excited me. He comes from the West Palm Beach area and this puppy is a football player and catches on to the playbook quickly. In the State of Florida he was being compared to T-Bow, know that I mentioned this shortly after his signing. Florida wanted this young man. Sorry.
The difference between T-Bow and Faton Bauta is this, FB has an arm, very accurate, can throw the deep routes without winding up, throws forearm and wrist without much shoulder. Faton is one inch taller than Richard Samuel and weighs the same. He will back down from no one, loves football, practices and plays the same way, balls to the wall. Excuse the last four words. Trust me on this . . . Faton did not come to Athens to watch others play, there will be some serious competition at quarterback. This young man is all about football and soon many will know how to pronounce his name.