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For several years the perception of Georgia and Mark Richt has been one of under-performance – of doing less with more. On the recruiting trail opposing coaches have happily trumpeted the Georgia as soft, Mark Richt as not being able to discipline the program and, incongruously, Georgia players were characterized thugs.
The conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and Coach Richt's refocusing of the program is being noticed.
How ’bout a hand for Georgia’s Mark Richt? Heading into the 2011 season he was sitting on a hot seat and many Dawg fans were sure his program was in decline. Since then he’s gone 22-6 overall, 14-2 in the SEC, won two East Division crowns, and he just beat one of America’s “name” football programs by two touchdowns in a New Year’s Day bowl.
So much for Georgia being in decline.
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Before viewing this clip of University of Georgia's Harry Dawg on the sidelines of the Capital One Bowl, I didn't think that pom-pom chaps existed. However, it appears that they do exists and that they are fabulous!!!! (Courtesy of The Big Lead)
Declaring himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft with the conclusion of Georgia’s Capital One Bowl victory over Nebraska (according to The Telegraph), Alec Ogletree is quite possibly the most athletic linebacker in the entire upcoming draft class. Ogletree, who’s gifted with an elite combination of size and speed, has more range than most NFL inside backers.
When I think of Richard Samuel, two things come immediately to mind: 1) his tough runs against Florida (particularly in 2011) and 2) his big game against Arkansas (in 2009). Other than that, his career has been a blur and, quite frankly, unspectacular. That said, Samuel hasn’t been happy in a Georgia uniform for a very long time either and, after the Capital One Bowl, he took to...
I always feel the need to preface such posts by making it clear that this is all speculation. I don’t know Murray or anyone close to him, but I feel fairly confident writing this based on my personal observations and countless conversations with people who do follow the program closely. That said, here are five reasons I think Murray makes the decision to go pro in 2013. 1. There...
Richt: Thanks Gators, for $100,000
Florida’s Sugar Bowl loss to Louisville all but guarantees Georgia will finish as a top-five team, which brings a $100,000 bonus under coach Mark Richt’s contract.
That kicks in for a top-five finish in either the AP or coaches’ poll.
Georgia was No. 5 in the coaches’ poll and No. 6 in the AP poll before its bowl win....
Tweet In a football-world where Cam Newton has his Superman celebration and Aaron Rodgers has his championship belt/Discount-Double-Check move, Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray apparently wanted to get in on the fun. Early in the fourth quarter of the Capital One Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Murray and the Bulldogs unleashed an 87-yard touchdown pass [...]