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…

Bring on the Alabama State Schools

Florida sits atop the SEC East at the end of their SEC season, but it is not where they wanted to be. Georgia alum Will Muschamp led them to a one-loss season, but that loss was to the tiebreaker-owning Bulldogs,…

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…

Must Win Back-to-Back

Richt’s dispassionate public demeanor unsettles diehard fans like me sometimes, but if he can coach this talented team to an 11-1 regular season and win the SEC and a BCS bowl all will be golden. Immediately after a Cocktail Party…

Looking for Greener Pastures

Vince the Prince seemed to always beat the Gators. Herschel Walker was only one of a myriad of good to great GEORGIA running backs that shredded the Swamp People under Coach Dooley’s watch. Georgia didn’t throw the ball much back…

GEORGIA ~ CHAMPS

Border Bashed

The #3, #4 and #5 teams were defeated Saturday, but only GEORGIA was really beaten badly. Good news: it is one loss – heck, we lost four football games last season. Bad news: plenty. Gamecock QB Shaw completed only six…

Ascending into Autumn

56-20 was the final score in a not so ready for primetime matchup Saturday night Between the Hedges. The boys from Boca came out ready to fire on offense, and they hung around with explosive Georgia until the game was…

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…

2012 UGA SEC Media Days Report

Mark Richt, the longest-tenured head football coach in the greatest American college football conference, headlined the SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL on July 19th. Over three gloriously long days in the Birmingham area, thirteen other head football coaches had…

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…

Ranking Richt’s Teams

1. 2nd year: 13 wins, SEC Champs, won Sugar Bowl, #3 in NCAA 2. 7th year: 11 wins, won Sugar Bowl, #2 in NCAA, beat Florida 3. 5th year: 10 wins, SEC Champs, made a BCS bowl 4. 3rd year:…

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 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…

Swamp People: 10 Scary Gators

These ten Gators have more in common with the beasts on the TV show Swamp People than being killed by Cajuns. They pose a real threat to Georgia losing to our biggest rival for the 19th time in 22 annual…

Richt’s Biggest Problem

Playing in his home state for the first time in college, Aaron Murray came out remarkably flat early in last year’s rendition of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. He finally turned it on nearing halftime, and Georgia put up…

Georgia-Florida Week

It’s bye week in Athens. Hugs and pats on the back for beating both SEC Tennessee schools and both SEC Mississippi schools and surviving a half football season tied for first place in the SEC East and still mostly in…