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Richt postgame

Mark Richt started off by heaping praise – I mean HEAPING – on Marcus Lattimore. The South Carolina freshman tailback will go down as one of the greats, according to the Georgia coach.

"I think history will prove he's one of the best," Richt said. "He'll be one of the best in our league for years to come, and probably play on Sundays too."

Lattimore rushed for 182 yards on 37 carries, and had two touchdowns.

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what the story of the game was: No. 21 for them, Marcus Lattimore, was certainly the most dominating player in the game," Richt said. "Coach Spurrier did a nice job of planning for that young man to carry the ball, and just keep feeding him."

But the lingering sight of the day won't be Lattimore gaining yards, it will be Bulldog defenders not being able to bring him down.

"We didn't miss a lot of tackles. He was getting the yards after contact," Richt said. "We weren't really knocking him back. And not to say he didn't break some tackles because he did. But for the most part what was happening was the yards after contact. Even if you get a guy down, he may go down but he still gets the three yards after contact."

As for the other side of the ball, Richt felt quarterback Aaron Murray had a good day. Enough that he agreed it was time to open up the offense.

"We need to," Richt said. "Even in the second half we were inclined to just call whatever the heck we thought we needed to call. I think early on you're trying to, let's make sure we can run the ball, be his best friend, all that kind of stuff. And call things that maybe don't' take an awful lot of thinking as far as progressions and that kind of thing. And try to get him off on a good note. But he's handled everything very well and I think he's prepared to just run the system as we have it."

Richt also said Washaun Ealey's fumble was "big." And almost as important was that the Gamecocks returned it outside the 15.

On Ealey's fumble.

"Instead of if they had recovered it on maybe the 1 or 2, we might could've kept them back in there and maybe just got the ball right back and gone ahead and score," Richt said. "Yeah it was huge. Huge for momentum."

So what now? Georgia is off to an 0-1 start in the SEC, with a ranked Arkansas coming in next week.

"Obviously we're not in the lead. We're in last place in the East right now," Richt said. "But it's one game. We are gonna play a very good Arkansas team. An SEC team. We have a chance to even our record and a chance to play a top 25 team, which can help, if you get a victory like that, it can get you back in the race. But there's just so much ball to be played this season. I would think a one or two-loss team could certainly win the East this year. It's early, but it seems like it's shaping up to be that kind of year."

The coordinators weigh in

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said Georgia was lax in its fundamentals, namely tackling.

"We have to tackle. When you tackle, on third down you have to get off the field," Grantham said. "From that standpoint of it, we got to do a better job mentally of finsishing off tackles. We got to a do a better job in the run game, and when you get them to third down you have to get them off the field, and you have to make plays on the ball."

Grantham was asked to explain Marcus Lattimore's huge game.

"When a guy has success like that, I don't think it's one thing. I think it's a few things," Grantham said. "I think what we have to do is continue to work. It's along season, and improve on the things that happened today. If we do that, we'll be fine moving forward."

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was overall pleased with his unit, but not the amount of points it put up.

"We had enough in the red zone, to come away with six points in three trips, that's disappointing," he said.

Bobo was asked about the absence of A.J. Green.

"We're gonna run our offense. He's not here," Bobo said. "I thought our receivers stepped up and did a nice job. You've gotta give South Carolina credit, they did a nice job of stopping us."

Bobo also seemed to stick by the gameplan. Georgia finished the game with 253 yards, 192 of them passing. The Bulldogs averaged just 2.3 yards per rush.

"We felt going into the game that we were gonna play to our strength: The play-action pass and the running game," Bobo said. "The running game was a little bit inconsistent, but I thought the play-action pass worked well when we used it.

And you wanna protect a guy on the road, you wanna do things to give him confidence. The bottom line (is) we were still in the football game."

The Bulldogs also burned three quick timeouts, two of them on offense, early in the second half.

"Not good. Not good," Bobo said. "That happens early in the season, but we've got to do a better job of getting the right personnel in the game. … It's the little things that are gonna cost you on the road. Not converting in the red zone, turnovers, and burning those timeouts."

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I guess Bobo is 2010's official scapegoat like Martinez was last year.

The thing about scapegoats is that eventually, you run out of them.

nope not 2010.. people have wanted him fired for years (talk with ransack on that one). the fans who didn't want him fired said give him time since he was such a young OC (see me), but he isn't improving in his play calling. At the end of the year CMR took more control over the offensive game plan and it showed IMO. i have given him the benefit of the doubt for years, but you can only wait so long for a young oc to show improvement.

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nope not 2010.. people have wanted him fired for years (talk with ransack on that one). the fans who didn't want him fired said give him time since he was such a young OC (see me), but he isn't improving in his play calling. At the end of the year CMR took more control over the offensive game plan and it showed IMO. i have given him the benefit of the doubt for years, but you can only wait so long for a young oc to show improvement.

Sac...lemme ask you a question..

Do you think Bobo designs his own plays or decides what plays go in the playbook?

Do you not believe Bobo was given a set of parameters to stick to regarding Murray and how many times to run/pass...what plays to run at what down/distance? Did Bobo have any say in how to go about attacking SC? Or is he given a sheet of plays to call from.

I don't like Bobo as OC. But Bobo is not a true OC. Richt's hands are all over that offense...just like Richt's hands are all over the whole team. The same issue...lack of discipline(2 False start penalties on the opponents side of the field)and toughness(tackling)are still occuring even though changes have been made to asst coaches. Whose decision was it not to have full contact drills during preaseason? At some point, Richt has to take responsibility.

I'm not upset we lost to SC. They are a good team and who knew Spurrier would run the ball 37 times? But, we tried to run the ball all day long against a stacked box without attempting to spread it out by attacking the flat. We tried to spread it vertically without our best vertical receiver. Whose call was that?

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nope not 2010.. people have wanted him fired for years (talk with ransack on that one). the fans who didn't want him fired said give him time since he was such a young OC (see me), but he isn't improving in his play calling. At the end of the year CMR took more control over the offensive game plan and it showed IMO. i have given him the benefit of the doubt for years, but you can only wait so long for a young oc to show improvement.

So who will it be next year?

The ST coach?

The Strength and conditioning coach?

The waterboy?

I have never seen such an unreasonable and overblown sense of entitlement from a fanbase in all my life.

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or..you get someone that knows what their doing. Theres no way you can think that WM shouldnt have gotten replaced.

Lame excuses from a lame coaching staff.

Offensive Line underachieves on a yearly basis.

Bobo needs to be a high school Offensive Coordinator.

New defensive coordinator, same results with regards to tackling.

S Carolina outmanned us. We need to improve our strength coach. (wait we have been saying that for the last 4 years).

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or..you get someone that knows what their doing. Theres no way you can think that WM shouldnt have gotten replaced.

It doesn't matter. You can fire and hire anyone you want, but that won't stop UGA fans from scapegoating someone when the team doesn't meet their unreasonable expectations.

I suppose it's just Bobo's turn to face the music. Who will it be next year?

My early bet is Stacy Searles.

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Lame excuses from a lame coaching staff.

Offensive Line underachieves on a yearly basis.

Bobo needs to be a high school Offensive Coordinator.

New defensive coordinator, same results with regards to tackling.

S Carolina outmanned us. We need to improve our strength coach. (wait we have been saying that for the last 4 years).

Well TG is still working with WM recruits. I have no doubt that TG will focus on recruits that have really good tackling fundamentals. Its obvious that WM didn't put much of a premium on tackling. Really looking forward to seeing how TG's def responds. I would hate to be in the film room with him this week.

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So who will it be next year?

The ST coach?

The Strength and conditioning coach?

The waterboy?

I have never seen such an unreasonable and overblown sense of entitlement from a fanbase in all my life.

nope it's called knowing your team.. you can see when a coach's unit is performing or not.. your comment was completely wrong with what has been said about bobo for years. your comment shows you haven't been paying attention to what has been said about bobo. as i said it's not about 2010. there is nothing unreasonable at all or anything to do with entitlement.. gator fans feel the same about their oc, but it's hardly fair to addazio to compare him to mullen. with uga fans it about whether the coach can or can not do the job. it has nothing to do with unreasonable expectations at all. it's been very clear bobo has had issues, but people such as myself were willing to give him time due to how young he is as an oc.

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So who will it be next year?

The ST coach?

The Strength and conditioning coach?

The waterboy?

I have never seen such an unreasonable and overblown sense of entitlement from a fanbase in all my life.

I think Sac and others (my self included) have not been sold on our O coaches, especially Bobo. I don't know what we have with CSS? He is a good coach (I think) but IMO we can not have our O-Line take 6 games to jell every year. This year we'll know the answer.

I don't know what to make of the S&C program. We hear great things about the conditioning every year, but look weak during games.

Call it what you want to, but our fans have been proven more right than our coaches. And GA fans have been pretty patient. Want an entitled fanbase.. then go to LSU where a NC winning coach is on the hot seat.

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It doesn't matter. You can fire and hire anyone you want, but that won't stop UGA fans from scapegoating someone when the team doesn't meet their unreasonable expectations.

I suppose it's just Bobo's turn to face the music. Who will it be next year?

My early bet is Stacy Searles.

Its not just UGA...every fan base has its scapegoats when the team underachieves. And in some, if not most cases...they are legit. Again, are you saying WM should not have been fired? It sure seems that way. You can only give someone so many opportunities and we gave WM plenty and we have given Bobo plenty.

As far as Stacy goes..he will be right at the top if our OL doesnt start living up to the hype.

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I think Sac and others (my self included) have not been sold on our O coaches, especially Bobo. I don't know what we have with CSS? He is a good coach (I think) but IMO we can not have our O-Line take 6 games to jell every year. This year we'll know the answer.

I don't know what to make of the S&C program. We hear great things about the conditioning every year, but look weak during games.

Call it what you want to, but our fans have been proven more right than our coaches. And GA fans have been pretty patient. Want an entitled fanbase.. then go to LSU where a NC winning coach is on the hot seat.

yep our fans have been dead on with the commentary on our coaches.. as i said you can see the improvement or lack there of in areas if you know your team.

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I think Sac and others (my self included) have not been sold on our O coaches, especially Bobo. I don't know what we have with CSS? He is a good coach (I think) but IMO we can not have our O-Line take 6 games to jell every year. This year we'll know the answer.

I don't know what to make of the S&C program. We hear great things about the conditioning every year, but look weak during games.

Call it what you want to, but our fans have been proven more right than our coaches. And GA fans have been pretty patient. Want an entitled fanbase.. then go to LSU where a NC winning coach is on the hot seat.

Well said. Im tired of some fans putting down other fans for having high expectations. 30 years is far too long for a program like UGA not to play for a NT. Unexcusable. Dont blame the fans for that.

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wm was here a year too long.. we had d issues with willie his first year at the helm.

Exactly!! we gave him plenty of chances to prove his worth. Its not like we are having knee jerk reactions and calling for their heads after 1 season.

I'll give a coach at least 3 years to at least show signs of improving.

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I love how opposing fans come in and paint broad strokes of a fan base like they actually know something. Go to ANY board after a loss (**** go to Talk About the Falcons on this board) and tell me what you see. It's not any different so I'm not sure where anyone gets off acting like it is.

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yep our fans have been dead on with the commentary on our coaches.. as i said you can see the improvement or lack there of in areas if you know your team.

Agree. And even though I have been pretty hard on our D (for this game), there is no question in my mind it was much better than last year. We made a huge upgrade on our D staff this year, even if results only start to show after some time. I think we'll be much better after this.

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I love how opposing fans come in and paint broad strokes of a fan base like they actually know something. Go to ANY board after a loss (**** go to Talk About the Falcons on this board) and tell me what you see. It's not any different so I'm not sure where anyone gets off acting like it is.

Every sports team has its "glass is half full" and "glass is half empty" fans and trolls. We are no different.

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I love how opposing fans come in and paint broad strokes of a fan base like they actually know something. Go to ANY board after a loss (**** go to Talk About the Falcons on this board) and tell me what you see. It's not any different so I'm not sure where anyone gets off acting like it is.

yeah i know.. uga fans are the only fan base that does that.. oh my goodness. woe is us.. :lol::lol:

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Exactly!! we gave him plenty of chances to prove his worth. Its not like we are having knee jerk reactions and calling for their heads after 1 season.

I'll give a coach at least 3 years to at least show signs of improving.

bingo.. they have had time and when it's clear they can't do the job you speak up about it.. as any other fan base does.

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Agree. And even though I have been pretty hard on our D (for this game), there is no question in my mind it was much better than last year. We made a huge upgrade on our D staff this year, even if results only start to show after some time. I think we'll be much better after this.

Exactly!! We must still remember that most of these guys are built for WM's system I want to see us 3 years from now, when we have TG's selected guys.

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