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June 5, 2008

Dawgs are Overrated says Former Vol

Last week, Will Overstreet (former Tennessee Vol defensive lineman) obliterated the University of Georgia Bulldog football team on Tony Basilio's radio show. It takes a second to load.



To me, this is basically the Tennessee version of Pat Dye's "Man Enough" bit. Only on a smaller scale. (ht - ScenicCityDawg) I look forward to Pulpwood Smith's retort.

PWD

46 comments:

Scott said...

We're supposed to be offended by a former Tennessee lineman spewing garbage on a Tennessee centric show? This is why he's a local yokel and not working for a national outlet!

Paul Westerdawg said...

I didn't say you should be offended.

I just said it is what it is. He basically calls our players p*ssies.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised he was even able to lift the microphone with his bum shoulders. How many paychecks did that guy steal from the Falcons?

Of anybody in the SEC, UGA seems to be getting the least amount of respect from UT -- and that is natural, because they stomped us last year and the year before. That creates an obvious bias that clouds the perception of those fans. Similarly, you won't see as many doubters in the Auburn or Florida ranks, because the Dawgs took care of business vs. them. Gotta prove it on the field anyway...

Anonymous said...

He is a freaking moron. A few inaccuracies:

UGA didn't play uf after they played auburn.
Some of stafford's biggest plays came in the clutch.
The only game uga wasn't more tough than the opposition was the ut game.
UGA doesn't have any receivers? Yeah i guess he missed this year's recruiting class and MoMass.
Moreno is just good?
Is he paid for his opinion?

Hobnail_Boot said...

This is great. God, I love football.

chance said...

Wow...so much to comment on here and so little time.

First off, if we win one game and one game only this season it will be against UT. That can be taken to the bank and deposited in full.

Good Lord, talking about selling Moreno short last season. The kid is so much more than a "good" RB. He's in the hunt for the Heisman and I think even at this point in the game he can and should be considered and ELITE back in D1 football.

The comments concerning Stafford are confusing at best. While his numbers last season weren't overpowering, I think he did a fine job of minimizing his mistakes and his confidence level under center improved as the OL and the receiver corp matured over the course of the season.

Finally, was that guy honestly serious about Richt's job being on the line? That is quite possibly the most absurd opinion I have heard this entire year and that is saying A LOT. CMR is not going anywhere and the entire Bulldog nation knows that. Hell, even the interns at the AJC probably know that. Why the hell doesn't this guy?

This is merely more fuel for the fire I suppose...I will further hobnail's post by saying I can wait for this season to commence. If, and this is a big if, the Dawgs can live up to these expectations placed before them; they are going to witness the collective insertion of many feet in many mouths.

Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

"Richt had a couple of good years a few years ago..."

What the world?

Will, his team went 11-2 last year and he's averaging over 10 wins a season.

A couple of good years is an understatement.

Anonymous said...

"Some people will start calling for the head of Richt like they did for Fulmer".....I almost spit coffee all over the computer screen!

After we beat the snot out of them, we should send this guy a copy of his radio show.....

Go DAWGS

TCdevildawg said...

Well...IMO...he hit the nail on the head about our WRs. It's a legit concern. Now he was pretty much clueless about the rest of it. From talking about our OL to Stafford....he tried to make us sound like vandy.

hairydawg13 said...

I guess the Bama game last year wasn't clutch.

baltimore dawg said...

OK, I can see how people in the tank for UT might not think so highly of UGA. But someone please tell me where this apparently widely held belief that Stafford is no good “in the clutch” comes from? I’ve seen every down of college football that he’s played (multiple times), and my one-off generalization of his play is just the opposite—that “clutch” moments sharpen his focus. In fact, I’d say that while he’s not got the gaudy numbers, he’s a winner.

SSB Charley said...

He's an imbecile, and I'm not sure there was more than one coherent thought there, if that. So UT, with a new QB, LSU, with a new QB, Auburn, with a new QB and a new offense, and UF, with a defense that couldn't stop anyone last year, look really good, but Georgia, returning 17 starters from the team that finished second in the country, is overrated. Awesome. Go back to the truckstop you call a university Will. Maybe you'll get to move up to fry cook in the next year or two.

Darth Scooter said...

I live in a very UT friendly market, and I'd say that Overstreet's comments about sum up the way most of them feel. They think UGA is extremely overated and no doubt expect another blow out win this season. However, he's way off base on the Fulmer love. Most UT people I know still wish Fulmer would just go away.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

It's kind of funny that UGA thinks of Ufk like we think of Scu now. They are such a 2nd tier program now that we have not considered them a big game for the last several years.

I imagine we will treat them as if they matter again this year.

Doug said...

Fine with me. Nothing would make me happier than for the Vols to make an ass-out-of-you-and-me assumption that UGA is overrated this season, go into Sanford in October expecting to blow out the Dawgs for a third straight year, and end up very surprised.

Overstreet is clearly talking out of his rear end, but I can only hope that the players on UT's team this year share his attitude.

jayteeeatworld said...

As a broadcasting major, this makes me totally sick. The fact that Will Overstreet gets handed a microphone for some backwoods haggard radio show and gets to sound off like an uneducated hick just gets to me.

When was Stafford terrible in the clutch? In overtime against a Bama team that WAXED UT? Maybe, down 20-17 to Auburn? Was it leading UF 28-24 when we needed a big play? Hmm...

Paul Westerdawg said...

video is fine.

Crane said...

Well I wouldn't put it in the same category as Pat Dye calling the football team "not man enough"

He was a former Georgia Player and a former Auburn Coach Motivating Georgia to be Alabama. It seemed to work.


This guy is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Of course UT pundits think we're overrated. Why shouldn't they feel that way? They've cleaned our clocks two years running now. That will end this year.

Tommy said...

I think this is a good example of how the opinion pendulum swings in the offseason. To wit:

If you win big in a big bowl game, you spend the first few months of the offseason hearing how you're the '85 Bears and the next few months hearing how you'll be the '03 War Chickens.

If you lose big in a big bowl game, it works in reverse, reference Ohio State. The Bucks have been hearing for the past few months how they're the Bills of college football, but, over the summer, you'll see a groundswell of pundits saying there's a reason they keep getting to the big stage, i.e., they really are that good.

Personally, with such stratospheric expectations around the Dawgs, we're gonna need enough bulletin board material to wallpaper Butts-Mehre to stay focused, so thanks for your contribution, Will.

Anonymous said...

Is it true Knowshawn is kicked off the team?

Andrew said...

Is it just me, or does it seem like every SEC program except ours has these bass ackwards radio shows where Billy and Jimmy John get to sit around with Playskool radio equipment and make "legitimate" commentary about football and other such topics? Is our state that much further ahead in the evolutionary spectrum?

Anonymous said...

Stafford didn't play well in the clutch ????

tell that to bama, UF and Auburn

i can understand the questions re garding O-Line but we don't have a toughness problem--they found out midway thru last season who wanted to play and who didn't--haverkamp is gone, Curran stepped up-D-line stepped up-

Anonymous said...

Yes, anon 9:23, that is true...and CMR has decided to give up coaching to dedicate all his time to the children of Central America...rumor is that David Pollack is set to take over as HC next week....

Smitty said...

Typical 10RC idiot. How many facts did this guy butcher? His bio says he works for a "speaking agency". Wow.

Cooler Czar said...

PWD,

What is the real scoop on this Knowshon talk all over the inter tubes. We know the kicked off the team rumor can't be correct, but any idea what is stirring all this up?

Anonymous said...

His three biggest points:

1) “Stafford wasn’t very good in the clutch.” He had two great last minute drives against Alabama and he drove them down the field against Vandy to win.

2) “UGA has a lot of holes to fill.” We lost 3 starters on offense and 2 on defense. By the magic powers of math, that means we are returning 17 starters.

3) “UGA always has a chance in Jacksonville b/c Florida ALWAYS has a tough road game before the UGA game.” The Dawgs are the ones that have played a tough road game while Florida had a bye week for the previous 10 years. Last year was our first open week before Florida in more than a decade.

I also love his final point the people will be calling for Mark Richt’s head after this season just like Tennessee fans do with Fulmer. Averaging 10 wins a season, pulling in one top 5 recruiting class after another, and being one of the most respected men of character in all of college football just won’t cut it anymore. Overstreet is an overblown idiot.

Anonymous said...

Andrew,

Are you kidding? Georgia is in large part backwoods. There is strange life outside of Atlanta, believe me.

Anonymous said...

Geez Will....thank God you don't do that for a living. You were an average DL at best. Oh well....see ya in October.

Andrew said...

Anon 12:46 - There was a large amount of sarcasm in my post, but the legitimate question is still there; where is UGA football's assinine call in show?

Also, my Uncle wears NASCAR shirts to church, so I am aware of the "outside of Atlanta" crowd, but thanks for the attempt at enlightenment.

Paul Westerdawg said...

RE: The Knowshon Stuff

Knowshon Moreno is a Heisman Trophy candidate, and he's one of the 2 most visible players on one of the 5 most visible teams in the country.

If something were legitimately going on of interest, it would be on the cover of ESPN and it would be on ESPNEWS as we speak.


UGAsports.com said his issues aren't grades, ncaa or legal related. You know what...if they aren't related to those issues, then he doesn't have any issues.

The downside of the internet is all the wild guessing and speculation that CREATES perceptions of certain issues.

If he doesn't have NCAA, Academic or Legal issues, then he has no REAL issues.

Anonymous said...

Yes but what ARE the issues? This is the only blog I visit, so I have no idea what we're even talking about...

Anonymous said...

Overstreet is probably right that the win over Hawaii was way the hell over rated. The way the Dawgs finished the season, however, cannot be ignored. We will be a damn good team this year and we might be truly great but that young OL still makes me cautiously optimistic.

Tennessee fans get very emotional about falling behind the Dawgs. They have lived with being #2 for a long time. They were dominated by Bama for quite a while then by Florida after that. The thought of falling to #3 scares them to death.

Overstreet is pretty typical of their fans . . . and for that matter, ALL fans! His team whooped our butts for the past two years and that's all he needs to sleep well at night. I am just grateful as hell that he gave us some inspirational material.

Paul Westerdawg said...

Who said there are issues?

There's just stupid rumors going around. Why repeat them?

If something were going on, we'd know. UGA can't keep a damn secret to save its life.

hanDAWG said...

We don't deserve his respect...UT has crushed us two years in a row.

Will said...

I'd love to see us drop half-a-hundred or more on the Vols.
They won two, but Willie's arch-nemesis David Cutcliffe is long gone. Fulmer+Cutcliffe vs. UGA=bad results for UGA.
Fulmer-Cutcliffe vs. UGA=bad results for UT

Hairy Dawg said...

PWD, where the hell have you been? Everybody in Athens knows he was just sent home after finals in the spring to get his attitude readjusted (per CRG). He's back and all is fine.
Good God man, just say it and quit fueling the fire. Hell even Orson knew about it.

Anonymous said...

What a load.

Spunn Webb said...

As Clubber Lang said: "My prediction? PAIN!" Wait just one minute, Wilbur. . .we play UT after our first off week?

I think we will black out Sanford and hang 50 on that team and avenge the last two year's worth of painful memories.

Not coincidentally, early October is the same time of the year that the Orcas of the Patagonian Peninsula feed on the helpless Southern elephant seal population. UT's head Southern elephant seal, Phat Phulmer, will wish he were anywhere but Sanford that day. Crozet Islands, Argentina anyone? Lay the points, because, it is going to be a feeding frenzy for the Dawgs.

Anonymous said...

I gotta admit...these comments are so preposterous that I'm not even offended!

What else would you expect by someone who'd rather trade places with a team that went 9-4 last year than a team that went 11-2 (Hey Tennessee, good news, a 9-4 season is coming up!)

Jason said...

"That offensive line looked porous last year, and looked like they couldn't open holes at times."

I don't even know where to start with this.

Anonymous said...

Who is the vols' quarterback this up-coming season who is going to break the string of this season now 7 years in a row that Coach Richt has been better ranked than Phillip Fulmer in the Final AP Polls ?

For a guy who played a grand total of 6 NFL games with a total of 9 tackles, he sure has a big mouth.

Anonymous said...

This guy absolutely knows nothing of what he speaks. Are we sure he ever played college football? I certainly wouldn't want him as a coach on my staff evaluating talent. Man please!!

Anonymous said...

this is the case of someone making a comment about a team when they only saw us play one game all year and that was against Tennessee. If you only saw us once last year that would be my assumption. His comments were hilarious....some good ones were...Florida had just played Auburn right before us (yeah, three weeks before...they played Kentucky at home the week before us); calling for CMRs head made me laugh out loud....yeah we would call for his head after averaging more than 10 wins a year...the holes to fill comment was ludicrous as well. I think there was some definite Georgia hating going on there - he couldnt wrap his mind around the fact that Tennessee was a program on the decline....when was the last time Tennessee won the SEC? I guess CMR has had some good years...but Fulmer hasnt had any SEC titles since CMR showed up...BTW CMR has 72 victories since he showed up compared to Phils 63 victories since the beginning of the 2001 season. I guess our guy has had a few better seasons..

Anonymous said...

correction...KY game for FL was on the road....one more thing...under CMR since 2001 GA has finished ranked in the top 10 a total of 5 times ( 5 out of 7 yrs) and Tennessee has ended up ranked in the top 10 just once and that was in 2001. Yeah, you wouldnt trade places with us....LOL

 
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