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We’ve got to be nasty

Posted in Bowls, Pre-game jitters, Smash! with tags , on Friday December 30th, 2011 \pm\31 3:27 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

A quote from Coach Rodney Garner:

“But to be the dominating player that you want at this level, when Big John goes between these lines” – Garner pointed to the field – “you want Big John. You can be Huggy Bear outside, you can be whover you want outside, but when you walk between there, you’ve gotta be that (nasty) guy, every day.”

That’s what I’m talking about. I mentioned before the season started how I’d like for our defensive players to approach their opponents. And I’m glad to read that this is the exact approach dictated to our players by our coaches.

It’s kind of like, yeah, sure, I’d love to have a beer with you after the game. But during the game, I’m going to beat the Hell out of you until they tell me to stop.

 

GATA

Finalized

Posted in Pre-game jitters with tags , on Wednesday December 28th, 2011 \am\31 10:50 am by Big Muddy Dawg

After all the speculating, the SEC has finally released the conference schedule for all teams. So that gives us this as our 2012 schedule:

Sept. 1: Buffalo
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 15: Florida Atlantic
Sept. 22: Vanderbilt
Sept. 29: Tennessee
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 13: Open
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida in Jacksonville
Nov. 3: Ole Miss
Nov. 10: at Auburn
Nov. 17: Georgia Southern
Nov. 24: Georgia Tech

Gonna miss that bye week before the Cocktail Party but glad to see that game against the ‘Cocks later in our season.

More on that 2012 schedule

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Tuesday December 27th, 2011 \am\31 10:51 am by Big Muddy Dawg

Wow, guys. I really like the looks of this 2012 Dawgs football schedule, according to Seth Emerson:

Sept. 1: Buffalo
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 15: Florida Atlantic
Sept. 22: Vanderbilt
Sept. 29: Tennessee
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 13: at Kentucky
Oct. 20: Open
Oct. 27: vs. Florida in Jacksonville
Nov. 3: Ole Miss
Nov. 10: at Auburn
Nov. 17: Georgia Southern
Nov. 24: Georgia Tech

Switching up our visits to the two Columbias could end up being a big move. I like the idea of playing South Carolina later in the year and I predict lots of tears out of the Columbia to our east should this schedule change actually occur.

Also, it’s always nice to have that open date before the Cocktail Party. And whoever came up with scheduling Georgia Southern before Clean, Old-fashioned Hate is to be commended. I like the idea of warming up against an option offense before the annual Tech beatdown.

Regarding the schedule

Posted in Pre-game jitters, SEC SEC SEC with tags , on Thursday December 22nd, 2011 \pm\31 4:00 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Here is the schedule released in the 2011 media guide back in early July:

September 1 Buffalo
September 8 at South Carolina
September 15 Florida Atlantic
September 22 Vanderbilt
September 29 Tennessee
October 6 at Alabama
October 13 at Kentucky
October 20 Open
October 27 at Florida
November 3 Ole Miss
November 10 at Auburn
November 17 Georgia Southern
November 24 Georgia Tech

‘Course, way back then, the SEC only had twelve teams and Sakerlina and Arkansas were still the new guys. But with the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri, things have been all shook up. There were talks of conference realignment along with drawing up new schedules to accommodate the new new guys.

Reports last week indicate that we’ll be traveling to Columbia, Missouri in 2012, so we’re going to have to switch out one of our currently scheduled SEC games.

Eh, I’m good with trading out either ‘Bama or Ole Miss. But it will be a shame to give up that home game to the Rebels in exchange for an away date against Missouri, which is why I think it’ll be ‘Bama that gets cut.

Remember all that talk this season about who have we played? Yeah, we’ll be hearing that again next season if the ‘Bama game is indeed traded out with Missouri. But you know what? I like it when folks think them Dawgs are down. Because destroying them makes it so much more enjoyable.

I’ll say this about LSU

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 \am\31 11:12 am by Big Muddy Dawg

I may have mentioned in the past that one of my coworkers is an uncle of Jordan Jefferson. He’s a good guy, this coworker of mine. As such, he has graciously refrained from toeing the party line when we’ve talked about this game. Despite what all the talking heads are saying, my friend continues to assert that LSU may have their hands full.

And for that, I thank him. So, at this time, I’d like to reciprocate this good will shown by my friend and coworker. You know, this really shouldn’t be that arduous of a task for me. After all, LSU is the only other SEC team that I consistently root for. But on this day, I’m finding it very difficult to think of anything nice to say about them. So I’ll say this about LSU: at least they aren’t one of those stupid orange teams.

Go Dawgs!

We don’t have a chance

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 \am\31 3:31 am by Big Muddy Dawg

That’s what everyone is saying, anyway. Which is a real shame because I’m not sure anyone told our players and our coaches. Last I saw, they’d already made their way to the scene of the crime.

So I guess we should go ahead and play the game, seeing as how everyone worked so hard to make it happen.

Seems a few of our players spent last evening watching movies, including Paranormal Activity 3, to pass the time. It’s a good thing, too. Because now they should come out to play today with no fear in their hearts.

Instead, their hearts should be filled with joy for the prospect of taking part in a momentous occasion. And they should be filled with pride for the chance at bringing further glory to Bulldog Nation. And their hearts should be filled with dogged determination, for this is what it’s taken to get the Georgia Bulldogs back to the Dome and the SEC Championship game.

Get after their asses.

Regarding the defense we’ll face

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Friday December 2nd, 2011 \pm\31 1:36 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

I keep seeing things like this that claim we haven’t seen a defense with such speed off the edge in pass rush or that we haven’t faced a secondary that is so opportunistic and able to cause turnovers.

Last time I checked, Jarvis Jones leads the conference in sacks and Bacarri Rambo leads the conference in interceptions. So doesn’t that mean we face these exact sorts of players every day in practice?

Eh, what do I know. I ain’t ever been in no arena.

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