Five Seconds Short

Fourth year junior All-American Jarvis Jones, playing his last collegiate football game in his home state before collecting NFL riches as the top-rated talent in the upcoming draft, made the first big play of the game: a sack and forced…

A Closer Look at the Tide’s Perceived Dominance

Bama has been strong for five consecutive football seasons but remains virtually untested this year and has in fact played .500 football against the only two decent teams they faced, while losing a big divisional game at home for the…

Eleven

High noon Between the Hedges, moments after a touching Senior Day ceremony ended. Without it being said by many, it was notable too for the number of NFL draft-ready Georgia juniors playing their final game in Athens. This team will…

Like It’s 1980

Private school glory for the remote control holders last night, as the Stanford Cardinal (without Andrew Luck) and the little Baylor Bears (without RGIII) beat the numbers one and two teams in the BCS. One and two had never before…

Welcome to the Jungle

UGA may be having a good year, but we do not have a road win against a rival yet. Florida is a neutral site, and we suddenly own Jacksonville. The Vols came to the Classic City, as will little Georgia…

Homecoming in the Deep South

Vandy and Kentucky, the historic two-team bottom tier in the SEC East and in the whole of the SEC, were regularly alternating Homecoming opponents in the Classic City for many years, with UGA winning every year in the modern era…

Glory in Jacksonville

Jordan Reed, easily #2 Florida’s best football player, surged past the first down marker and toward the goal line very late at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Between him and a touchdown stood rugged senior Shawn Williams. Reed went…

Virtuoso Blocking Displayed Between the Hedges

In rivalry games this season UGA is now 1-0 as the Dawgs rolled up 560 yards, including an impressive 282 on the ground. The University of Tennessee Volunteers fell to 3-2 and 0-2 in SEC play for the season, with…

What Has Been Missing In Program

Home dominance. Miami’s semi-professional run in the old Orange Bowl. Nebraska’s mid-1990s Sea of Red. LSU of late at night in Death Valley, contributing to LSU having the best record in the SEC in the past dozen years (UGA 2nd)….

Vance on The Sports Joc Show with Wayne Gandy

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Coaching Points: Dawgs Little Bit Off, Gurley On

True freshman running back Todd Gurley tied an NCAA record held by multiple players with his 100-yard touchdown return for a kickoff – on his first career return. UGA great Brandon Boykin, Georgia’s returner from last season, is notably the…

The Big Four

For the first time in his mostly successful eleven-year head coaching career at the nation’s oldest state chartered public university, Mark Richt was able to do what Jim Donnan and Ray Goff never could: beat our four biggest rivals in…

For the love of Georgia

Welcome to BIG HAIRY BLAWG 2012. After being recognized as the #2 “Fastest-Growing Blog” on all of WordPress in 2010, the largest blog host site in the world, I contemplated going commercial and getting advertisers like so many of my peers. You…

Looking Ahead to 2012

Last week of the year, so instead of rehashing 2011 it’s time to look ahead. BAMA – mighty BAMA – got dropped from the schedule as the SEC East has seven teams and now only two out-of-division slots. The Dawg…

How Georgia Could Beat LSU

Redemption in the ATL. The SEC had five of the top defenses in the country in 2011: LSU, BAMA, UGA, Carolina, Florida. Easily the top three defenses in the SEC this season played for the University of Alabama, Louisiana State…

SEC East Champions Ready to Burn ATL?

If there is a such thing as an ugly win for a championship, this was certainly it. UGA had no running game in the first half, and the lowly Kentucky Wildcats had a slim lead and threatened to win a…

How Deep the River

To my lady’s chagrin, Justin and I were in bowl mode at the Righteous Room in the Poncey-Highlands section of the ATL hours before kickoff. My brother and nephew and his grandfather had made the long drive north and west…