Archive for July, 2011

Preach It, Ray

Posted in Good Feeling, The Reverend, Videos with tags , on Sunday July 31st, 2011 \pm\31 2:34 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Dawgs linebacker Ray Drew has posted up a motivational video with a very important message “to ALL High School Students”:

Man, when I was his age, if I’d had the sense to make a video with that sort of message, my friends would have assumed I’d lost a bet or something. Very glad to have Mr. Ray Drew on our side.

How ‘Bout Them Dawgs!


Joe T: In the Shadows

Posted in Dinky Dau, Joe T Regime, Slow Day with tags , on Saturday July 30th, 2011 \pm\31 6:01 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

The AJC’s got an article up about our strength and conditioning program with some mighty interesting bits.

The chief difference in Georgia’s summer program has been an emphasis on running. Specifically, running for a long time. The Bulldogs have always run during the summers, but most of the emphasis was on sprinting.

I swear, there’s, like, a tale or something involving a couple of animals, maybe, that kind of illustrates this whole marathon versus sprint thing. I think it was an episode of Tom and Jerry.

Jerry's new friend, Jonathan Jenkins.

“Joe’s not one to beat his chest,” said Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, who has known Tereshinski since the 1970s. “He’s not going to be out there talking about himself. That’s just not Joe. He wants to be in the shadows.”

Dude’s a ninja. Like me.

Trouble’s A Brewin’

Posted in Context Clues, Dinky Dau, Fearless Leader, Slow Day with tags , on Saturday July 30th, 2011 \pm\31 4:32 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Coach Mark Richt has murdered a unicorn. What’s worse, it was a kitten that was used as the bludgeoning instrument on the unfortunate horned ungulate:

The SEC has determined that the text messages Georgia coach Mark Richt inadvertently sent to the father of an elite in-state recruit in May constituted a Level I secondary violation of NCAA rules.

That’s the bad news. The good news is UGA was granted relief from the standard minimum penalty associated with Level I violations “based on the fact there was no content to the text messages,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive reported in a July 6 letter to the NCAA.

It’s one thing if this reprehensible act was done in a fit of rage. Lord knows I’ve had the urge to pummel a unicorn profusely about the head and neck area, what with all that prancing about and that spiraly horn… But the ruthlessness of this cold-blooded, premeditated attack shows that temporary insanity was clearly not the case:

In the first instance, Richt received a text from Ron Jenkins asking for camp dates. Since Richt did not have the number programmed in his phone, the text was identified as “unknown.” Richt intended to forward the text to a recruiting assistant for identification but accidentally replied to Mr. Jenkins, which was a violation NCAA Bylaw

Richt immediately reported the inadvertent violation to compliance director Eric Baumgartner, who subsequently asked Richt if Mr. Jenkins had replied. In an attempt to forward Mr. Jenkins’ response to Baumgartner, Richt accidentally replied to Mr. Jenkins again, hence he had to report another text violation.

No remorse. I don’t know what we’re going to do with that boy.

Todd Grantham On Bulldog Roundtable

Posted in Allaying My Own Fears, Lessons Learned with tags , on Friday July 29th, 2011 \pm\31 5:02 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Have a listen to Coach Todd Grantham as he discusses the Dawgs defense on Bulldog Roundtable this morning with Chuck Dowdle on 680 The Fan. “Consistency and performance” is a phrase that’s oft repeated by Coach Grantham as he talks about evaluating film from last season. The memories of our defensive break downs at key moments in various games last season is still pretty fresh in my mind so it’s easy to understand that this is a point of emphasis by Coach Grantham to our team.

Also, when discussing his recruiting philosophy and what he looks for in a player, “Hey, can this guy help us beat Florida?” is mentioned. The logic being that the road to playing in Atlanta in December goes through Jacksonville in October. I’m pretty good at stating the obvious, yeah?

Boise State vs UGA 2005 Replay

Posted in Good Feeling, Jinx, Memories, Pre-game jitters, Videos with tags , on Friday July 29th, 2011 \pm\31 12:46 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

In case anyone’s interested, the full replay of the 2005 game against the Broncos in Athens is available for viewing up at UGA’s athletic site. Alternatively, if you don’t have a couple of hours to kill (read: stuck at work), check out the highlights:

King’s Time

Posted in Allaying My Own Fears with tags , on Friday July 29th, 2011 \pm\31 12:04 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Good to hear as we approach the start of training camp.

Turning the Tide

Posted in Joe T Regime, Recruits, Snake and Nape with tags , on Thursday July 28th, 2011 \pm\31 2:54 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

From an interview with 2013 defensive back prospect, Tray Matthews, over at Rivals regarding his recent visit to Tuscaloosa and how it’s given him pause with his recruitment decision:

“Scott Cochran, the strength coach at Alabama, is really crazy and really down to earth, and he was the coach I loved the most. Really looking at both of the strength coaches at Georgia and Alabama, it is exactly the same, with all of the yelling and pushing you to be better.”

Interesting. So the atmosphere in both weight rooms appear to be similar. Hopefully the techniques used in both are similar as well. Wonder what other techniques get used over in Tuscaloosa?

“At first I was planning on committing by the end of the summer, but now the coaches are telling me to wait and check out how they do during the season, and see what coaches are going to be there at the end of the year. I plan to visit Alabama and Georgia for a couple of games this season, and it will likely come down to that. If Georgia does not have a good season, and Coach Richt is not there, then I will go to Alabama. I know that for a fact. I will see how they do in those early games, and make my decision from there.”

Ah, yes. Good old negative recruiting. I’m afraid we’ve seen this sort of thing before and we’ll continue to see it until the Dawgs put a stop to it. And the best way to do that? Beat the hell out of everyone we meet.

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