Monday Night Dawg Bites: Outsiders Report That Sky is Falling, Insiders Offer Sober Analysis of Georgia Bulldogs Using Facts and Math

Is this the autumn of Bulldog Nation’s discontent? It sure seems that way after an 0-2 start in SEC play, so perhaps it will be worth our while to take a look at some of the thoughts being bandied about in the blogosphere. These are they:

  • Mark Richt is on the hot seat! I know so for sure, because folks from other regions who read Georgia message boards with "rant" in the name and fans from the state from which Paul Finebaum broadcasts told me so. You heard it here first.
  • Ben Dukes, on the other hand, offers a measured assessment of Mike Bobo’s service as Georgia’s offensive coordinator:

    Looking back over the entire Bobo OC career, I'm looking at 28-10 (I do not count wins over WCar, GSU and TTech). Against top defenses, Bobo is 3-3.

    In 38 games, Bobo's offenses have scored significantly (at least a field goal) more than their opponent's average surrendered on 25 occasions, or 66% of the time.

    In 38 games, Bobo's offenses have gained significantly (at least 10 yards) more than their opponent's average surrendered on 26 occasions, or 68% of the time.

    In 38 games, Bobo's passing offenses have gained significantly (at least 10 yards) more than their opponent's average surrendered on 21 occasions, or 55% of the time.

    In 38 games, Bobo's rushing offenses have gained significantly (at least 10 yards) more than their opponent's average surrendered on 18 occasions, or 47% of the time.

    More importantly, for 12 straight games starting against FL in 2008 and lasting through Vandy in 2009, UGA failed to gain significantly more on the ground than our opponent's average surrendered.

    (Hat tip: Senator Blutarsky.)
  • Apparently, the Auburn Tigers and the Clemson Tigers will be renewing hostilities in the Georgia Dome in 2012, although there still is an opening for 2011, when the Georgia Bulldogs potentially could face either of their longstanding ACC rivals. Well, cool!

Take that for what it’s worth.

Go ‘Dawgs!

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