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…

Great Bowl Histories

1. Alabama: 58 Bowls – won 57% – 32 wins (3 ties) 2. Texas: 49 Bowls – won 53% – 25 wins (2 ties) 3. Tennessee: 49 Bowls – won 51% – 25 wins 4. USC: 48 Bowls – won…

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…

Dawgs Again at Top of SEC Selections

With six players taken apiece, the University of Georgia and LSU tied for the most SEC players drafted into the NFL this season. Georgia continues to lead all other programs in the SEC in number of players drafted over the…

Georgia-Alabama Rivalry Undone

Perhaps the most storied program in the history of college football (certainly top 5), the University of Alabama does not regularly play it’s neighbor, the University of Georgia. There was a day and a time when Vince Dooley annually faced…

Cocktail Party

the classic poem (Copyright 2006, HV)… Cocktail Party This is what it comes down to. This, and Auburn, but this sets up the Auburn game. For the Auburn game to be truly huge, the Dawgs have to win this game….

Grantham’s Defense Not The Problem

When Grantham took over as defensive coordinator after last season, Georgia was coming off an 8-5 campaign full of defensive pains. Georgia had had two remarkably poor defensive seasons in a row; resultant: Richt gave Martinez his walking papers. Martinez’s…

Number One in NFL Draft Picks

Though clearly of second-tier importance down South, I did happen to notice that the NFL season starts today. I scoff whenever an over-loyal idiot of say LSU or Bama or Florida obfuscates the obvious by speaking of their best few…

Scoutin’ the Cajuns

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – formerly Louisiana-Lafayette and before that Southwest Louisiana – play in the Sunbelt Conference in front of 31,000. They travel to ATHENS, GA Saturday to take on your Big Hairy Dawgs in an opener tuneup for GEORGIA…

Mental Identity

The most overlooked quality in college football is identity. Identity trumps even talent. What a college football coach tries to do is establish an identity in his teams, his program. These are not grownup professional men that know exactly what…

How Dawgs can win big in 2010

With Tim Tebow and Joe Haden gone from Florida, and with Jonathon Dwyer and Bay-Bay Thomas gone from Tech, and with new quarterbacks and new running backs starting at Auburn and Tennessee, our four biggest rivals will be teams with…

Big D In the Classic City

Hailing from Ft. Worth by way of Austin, I’m a native Texan and third-generation Cowboys fan. Long ago, the Atlanta Falcons beat Dallas in a regular season match, causing my beloved Nanny to be the first to utter the term…