Posted: 12:25 am Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Will UGA use “Dream Team” recruiting pitch again? 

By Michael Carvell

Some people poked fun, but "Dream Team" concept was a big success (AP)

Some people poked fun, but “Dream Team” concept was a big success (AP)

Has Mark Richt ever thought about using the “Dream Team” recruiting pitch again?

That was Richt’s own moniker for his most famous recruiting class at UGA, the 2011 group that signed with the Bulldogs.

The concept behind the “Dream Team” was a full-fledged push or marketing effort to get as many of the state of Georgia’s elite prospects from that year to stay home and play for UGA.

At the time, Richt was outspoken on the topic, saying on his radio show in 2010, “When you talk about in-state kids, that’s why I’ve been talking about this Georgia ‘Dream Team’, this team of guys that I think are the best players in the state of Georgia. And I believe if they will stay in the state and come together, we can prove to the United States of America that we have the best football in the country (in) the state of Georgia. We need those Georgia kids to stay at home and do that thing for the Bulldogs, and I think everybody is going to get excited about that.”

Did the “Dream Team” live up to the hype on the football field in the years after they signed? That’s a topic for another blog — and NOT the recruiting blog.

What we’re going to discuss is this: Was UGA’s “Dream Team” concept successful with convincing many of the state’s top prospects to stay home and play for the Bulldogs?

I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. The “Dream Team” was a smashing success, from a recruiting perspective.

Some people poked fun of it, and made jokes.

But the bottom line is that it worked, and worked very well.

Out of the last five years, UGA’s best results in recruiting the state’s elite prospects was easily the 2011 group. That year, the Bulldogs signed seven out of the top 15 players – which is twice as many as the last two years (2013 and 2014) combined.

In a recent interview with the AJC, Richt was asked if he has contemplated using the “Dream Team” pitch again?

“We thought about it (using it more),” he said. “You know, sometimes it’s like they had a ‘Dream Team’ in basketball. They called it the ‘Dream Team,’ and then the next Olympics they tried to call it the ‘Dream Team 2.’ But I don’t know if the guys liked being called the ‘Dream Team 2.’ Sometimes they want their own identity, and I think that was some of the reasoning behind it.

“It could come back, you never know.”

It’s YOUR turn: What do you think? Should UGA use the “Dream Team” pitch again? Or would you suggest something better? If so, please post the name and the reasons for the name below.

The unofficial nickname for UGA’s 2015 class is … #Fam15. (Just doesn’t have the same ring to it imho)

Note: Here’s the breakdown with how many of the state’s top 15 prospects that UGA signed over the last five years.

  • 2014: 3
  • 2013: 3
  • 2012: 4
  • 2011: 7 “Dream Team”
  • 2010: 5

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491 comments
SvenOttke
SvenOttke

Yes, please do.  The rest of the South needs a good laugh.  Coach Gimmick is the best at it.  When are we going jumping off the high dive?

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

What excuse lives rent free in nc dog's head. 



Contractor1
Contractor1

Go Dawgs!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JnSEQx9wkvE

Pretty sure I saw Dawg360, NCDawg, and MoistDawg running around in there, along with all of the other Georgia alumni that bark on these blogs. (Not knocking real Georgia alumni, just the impostors).

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

I tried to be respectful DawgNation.  I gave the Band of Merry Morons every opportunity to post sensibly and with civility.


I don't always come to these blogs, but when I do, ONE BAND TAKES DEAD CENTER of MY WRAITH.


Who's next to join this clique?  I have a few ideas already.



BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

I see NC Dumb@$$ joined the party.


He reminds me of the kid who continually attempts jokes that no one but he laughs at and thinks he has what it takes to do stand up comedy. 


He's as sharp as a BOOGER and just as USEFUL.


He and his Band of Merry Morons are the typical INSIGNIFICANT burp, fart, drool Cheerers of a PROVEN IRRELEVANT Program.


So I will placate him with a response he so deserves.  

Wally Butts to Vince Dooley.  

Vince Dooley to ??????


I also noticed he likes to think he has the last word on the blogs and that everyone, in his mind, is in total agreement with his moronic posts.  It would be comical if not for so Sad.  Everytime he posts.

But he earned that right to ooze his STUPIDITY across the internet spectrum because of his ability to avoid striking out in tee ball when he was younger.  That is his ACE in the HOLE that gives him the confidence to post on football related topics without the slightest idea of the game of football.  Again, comical but SAD.  


I must ask the obvious question. Were you born with this much NATURAL STUPID or did you spend your years honing it into this precision product we see here today?????


Of note, I also see he does not like facts.  They skew his moronic, irrelevant opinion.  A blithering idiot of an air breather.


So to wrap it up, the military honed my condescension and sardonicism of which you haven't even scratched the surface of.  I'll make you CRY.


Four words to haunt you.....LOSING STREAK to VANDERBILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NCDawg
NCDawg

I see the Excuse maniac is still trying to convince everyone that his football smarts are in direct correlation to Alabama winning football games.  Again sir, what happened in the years between Stallings and Saban?  Did you all become dumbasses?  Well?  If it's one way, it must be the other way as well.


Check mate.


I'm laughing at your inane bravado.  What a child you must be.  Go bow before your Nick and Bear shrine.  You're late.  LMFAO!

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Hey Humps, I realize you want him to go away and I would help you if I could.

Even I will admit he doesn't represent you guys.  Pure trash isn't he?

Just give it time, he will get frustrated and go away.  .   

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I thought the Missing Man Team was Richt's best at UGA. Also turned out to be just what happened with Crowell. Imagine that.

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

The tide doesn't always lose football games....but when they do...their fan base commits crime! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Alabama is a pathetic state.....all they have is football and once it goes....they will having nothing. What a boring depressing state. Alabama is home of the mentally ill! Gee I wonder what will happen to the state of Alabama once their football team falls off??? I can't wait to see it baby! Lol!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

I equate Idiot350 to the mentally challenged boy who continues to antagonize the MMA World Heavyweight Champion until the Champ must make a decision with consequences.

A. If he physically or in this case mentally destroys Idiot, it bares no good consequence  as The Champ beats up on a defenseless, hapless, helpless, intellectually challenged, physically/mentally inferior Moron who can't fend for himself.  The public would morally DISAPPROVE.

B. If on the other hand, The Champ allows this persistent pest to go on unabated, then kindness will be mistaken for weakness, and the Band of Merry Morons will be tempted to join the fray and then The Champ will be beating up on more than one defenseless, hapless, helpless, intellectually challenged, physically/mentally inferior clique of Idiots.  Again the public would not approve on moral grounds.


What to do?  What to do?  What to do?


At this point, just for 350x the Normal IDIOT


Since 1980, your only Championship in history;

UA is 261-147-2 (64% / 36%) Win-loss record and winning percentage

We have won 6 SEC Titles

We have won 4 National Titles (3 were BCS and the other was the first 13-0 season by a college football team in history)

We have had 8 different coaches from The BEAR to Saban during this period and still managed to win the SEC in each of the decades that followed.

These numbers include 4 seasons of probation where instead of having a

9-3-1 (1-12)

10-2 (0-12)

6-7 (0-13)

7-6 (2-11)

season we, took our lumps in the books and DID NOT MAKE EXCUSES.

So in retrospect, we have a great winning percentage even with four seasons that combined we were 3-48. We have 6 SEC titles and 4 National Titles. I think the obvious question that must be asked now is "What have You or Your Beloved Dawgs Done Lately...............like since 1980?" 


We OWN More Football Wins than UGA

We OWN More Football Championships than UGA

We OWN more Head-to-Head Victories against UGA

We OWN the last two Head-to-Head victories in y'alls GEORGIA Dome

We OWN the Recruiting Title(s) using many Georgia High School players

We OWN the Southeastern Conference in Wins, Titles, and Championships

We OWN three of the past five BCS Championships

So in conclusion, YES! We Do OWN Y'all, Your State, the SEC, and College Football

Chew on that fact-crap laden sandwich and keep drinking whatever EXCUSE U is pouring. It keeps you all delusional and easy to dress down.


And as if all that is not BAD enough, Georgia owns a losing streak against Vanderbilt.  That does make me chuckle.

As one of your brilliant UGA posters so eloquently put it,....................."Nuff Said!!!"

Get Off Our Coattails and Win Something......................................................................................................................

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawgs will win the sec book it!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

One more thing I just thought about and researched.


The football program within Georgia most able to claim they own this state does not belong to Georgia or Georgia Tech.


It belongs to Georgia Southern who have won 6 times in 8 appearances since FCS (Div 1AA) Championships were officially recognized in 1978 by the NCAA, per NCAA's official website.



BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

You post sensibly. I post sensibly.

You post inflammatory.  I BURN your Dawghouse down.


Per NCAA.com, the NCAA’s Official website.

Since Georgia last won a National Championship;

Clemson

Brigham Young

Colorado

Georgia Tech

and Washington

just to name a few, have all won a National Championship

                           ------------AND-------------

Some of Georgia’s closest neighbors / designated rivals:

Georgia Tech

Auburn

Tennessee

Florida (3x)

Clemson

LSU (2x)

FSU (2x)

Alabama (4x)   

Miami, FL (5x)

have been designated National Champions


Think about that glaring statistic when you continue to beat your chest about the greatness (relevancy) of UGA’s program at the expense of denigrating other fans and their programs.


Also of note, Georgia is only designated National Champions one time (1980) in the history of college football per the official website of the NCAA.  Let the facts speak for themselves.


And one last thing.  If any of you want to challenge what I personally did to help my team achieve National Championship status, I ask what you did to personally bring that 1980 trophy to Athens?  Using your logic, what will you be able to claim if /when UGA does win its next Championship?  What is the purpose of being a fan, if you cannot celebrate your team's accomplishments and agonize in their defeats?  I'm a FAN not a FANATIC!!!   

NCDawg
NCDawg

@Contractor1 How do we know you are a real Bama alumni, sir?  Are we to just take your word for it?  Well?  Who the hell are you to say anything about what I am or am not?  Who are you to say what have or have not done?  You are nobody.  And you can rail and flail like your buddy Excuse but you don't exist in my world any longer.


You do not warrant my notice any longer.  You are non existent.


Have fun spouting lies about someone who doesn't think you are significant enough to reply.  Can you say futility?  I know you can because your pathological need to prove you are better than others is absolutely futile.  Insipid and futile. 


Flail away little boy.  A man wouldn't need to cut down others in an attempt to elevate himself.  Grow up.  Say what you will, you don't exist.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@WhatExcuseNow LOL! You're a joke.  Everybody is laughing at you.  They always laugh at overblown jerk offs like you.  You need others approval and when you don't get it you do whatever you can to make sure that somebody notices you.  I don't need anyone's approval.  And certainly not yours.


Wail and flail little boy... you don't exist in my world any more.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@WhatExcuseNow You and the other Bammers are like the guy that thinks because he is the top salesman that he gets to brag about it any time that someone mentions how they are doing in any given month.  And you wonder why everybody hates you.


Get a clue.  I do not care if you win championships.  Winning football games is fun and nothing more.  It is to your everlasting shame that you try to make it more than it is.  A psychologist would have field day with it.


Excuse, you are an arrogant jerk off that wouldn't know civility if it bit you on the arse.  Your diatribe above is a joke.  It is the rambling of a boy with delusions of grandeur.


You are the ultimate "legend in his own mind".  Thanks for the laugh you narcissistic, arrogant fool.

I am laughing at your delusional superiority.  You aren't worth my time any longer.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

It's hard to take a fanbase that hasn't won anything since Saturday Night Fever serious.

"You going to call me right Tony"

Dawg350
Dawg350

Whiskey

You ever thought about getting help....for your alcohol addiction?

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Brother knew exactly what he was doing with that gimmick and knew it was a violaton.

For some reason he cut out a lot of the secondary violations and not sure why.

Brother knew he could get away with secondary violations.

He basically told Crowell he would start if he came to Ga with tht stupid gimmick.  

Dawg350
Dawg350

Bucky

What a worthless poster you have become!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@Dawg350


I know Little Dude, 


COLORING BOOK! 

COLORING BOOK!

COLORING BOOK!


Big words SCARE you.  Reading Comprehension is on par with that of a 1980 UGA Commemorative Soda Can.  Have one of your Band of Merry Morons explain it to you

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Your post are nothing but cow manure! As a matter a fact I bet you eat cow manure!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

I can't believe you are still writing all of this crap! Nobody cares buddy! You're an certifiable idiot! A moron....nothing but trailer azz trash!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Who really cares! Southern is in a lower division! Boy you are really reaching!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@WhatExcuseNow The Eagles have represented Georgia very well. I can live with being number 2.

Dawg350
Dawg350

What a waste of blog space!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Who cares! Woopty doo!

Andy123
Andy123

@WhatExcuseNow

After HC coaching changes, It took Auburn one year to go from worst in the SEC to first in the SEC, then onto the NC game and it took FSU four years to go from about worst in Div I football to winning a NC.  

So what's Richt's excuse?  UGA can't even win mediocre bowl games for craps sake. 


Football2013
Football2013

Can't wait to see the responses to this.  I have to say the numbers do not lie.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Like a true baby, he's going to take his ball and go home ladies and gentlemen.

Look up the Alabama alumni directory and you'll find me, hoss.  I was an Accounting major, so that should make it a little easier for you to process.  I know it must hurt to be proven wrong, yet again, but I figured you'd be used to it by now.  Must stink knowing you're simply a sidewalk fan that have given nothing back to the academic part of the school, the sole reason for the football team's existance.  But hey, you can keep claiming pre-season #1 all you want, but it's been over thirty years since you've right.  That's 3% correct, ha ha.  Safe to say you wouldn't have graduated had you gotten into Georgia anyways with that kind of performance.

You truly are a freaking cry baby.  I try and have a little fun with everyone, and I guess I unearthed some truth about you and who you are.  Just so you know, you can't ignore me, because it'll eat away at you that I blow your prospective and comments out of the water with facts, statistics, and simple logic.  All you do is call people names, try and belittle them with your anger, and come across as a complete loser.  We'll see how the season plays out and see whose team has the better year.

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@NCDawg


Just by you posting, IT WOULD APPEAR I DO.


Again, S-M-A-R-T-E-R than YOU.


1980, 5 yards Short, 5 Losses in A season, and One VERY ACTIVE LOSING STREAK to VANDERBILT.  OWN them all.

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@NCDawg


I see you're glutton for the abuse and I am game for dispensing it to you MORON

Again, with your over generalization to try and support your idiotic and insignificant opinion.

" And you wonder why everybody hates you."

Now I'd be willing to bet that, indeed, everybody does NOT in fact hate me, especially My Brothers and Sisters-At-Arms and BamaNation and anyone tired of reading your CAPRICIOUS attitude toward other fanbases as compared to yalls. Just you Band of Merry Morons that like chest bumping each other during UGA victories against GT and EXCUSEMAKING during UGA's 5 losses this season and that EPIC losing streak to Vanderbilt that y'all now OWN.  Still Chuckling.  VANDY.

You say your laughing but, it appears that you are SOBBING UNCONTROLLABLY because you finally came to the Realization that NO MATTER HOW BADLY YOU WANT YOUR OPINION OF YOUR TEAM'S SUCCESS TO Be REALITY.....THE FACTS STATE OTHERWISE per the OFFICIAL website of the governing body of College Athletics, The  N-C-A-A. 

Let's face it, the only time you will see Georgia #1 is when a picture is taken of you Idiots decked out in your Wal-Mart purchased UGA Game Gear giving other fanbases the 'finger" all the while coming up 5 yards short, 5 losses short, or 1 active Vanderbilt losing streak short of winning a SECOND National Title in NCAA History.

This will NEVER be a FAIR Fight between me and you BAND of MERRY MORONS.  I am S-M-A-R-T-E-R than all of you Idiots put together and I have the UNDENIALABLE FACTS supporting me from football to life.  I should feel Guilty.....But My Smugness just won't allow for that when dispensing the hard truths to you Band of Merry IDIOTS.

Come on back when you want some more of this.

As stated in the other posts, I could've been civil, but 350 and you fanned the flames and I burned your Dawghouse to cinders.

Three Words to end this VANDERBILT LOSING STREAK. 

NCDawg
NCDawg

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie You keep repeating the same old BS fool.  That is what I am talking about.  I'm not talking about the Georgia Bulldogs in relation to the Alabama Crimson Tide.  What kind of horse manure do you have for brains?!


You and Excuse and other Bammers have nothing if you don't gloat.  You are nothing without your football team.  N_O_T_H_I_N_G.


How can anybody take you Bammers seriously when all you do is live in a mythological world where the exploits of your football team elevates you above other mere mortals?  Give me a fricking break.  You have a serious mental disorder...the whole lot of you.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Whiskey

The more you post the dumber you sound.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

You're the one who is a moron bro! You're nothing but a classless troll anyways.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

I would shove a coloring book down your throat!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Card

You wish you were number2 lmao!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@Andy123


@Andy123


Sir, I'm not calling out Mark Richt at all in his coaching exploits.  I personally think highly of his faith based character portrayal based on what I have read and what my mother-in-law and brother-in-law (UGA graduates) say of him.  


I pointed out facts that should douse some of the inflammatory rhetoric of some UGA posters that tend to puff their chest out about everything UGA on a NON- UGA blog site while chastising all other fanbases in hopes of making themselves feel Superior.  The facts don't lie!!


My suggestion, if you don't support Coach Richt as a UGA fan, contact UGA and let them know, the same as you would your legislator about political issues. 

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@Andy123


Sir, I'm not calling out Mark Right at all in his coaching exploits.  I personally think highly of his faith based character portrayal based on what I have read and what my mother-in-law and brother-in-law (UGA graduates) say of him.  


I pointed out facts that should douse some of the inflammatory rhetoric of some UGA posters that tend to puff their chest out about everything UGA on a NON- UGA blog site while chastising all other fanbases in hopes of making themselves feel Superior.  The facts don't lie!!


My suggestion, if you don't support Coach Right as a UGA fan, contact UGA and let them know, the same as you would your legislator about political issues. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Football 2013

Hey moron.....it's 2014 bud!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Sport you are so full of sheet I can smell you over the internet. Most folks post for the fun but not you. You're just an obnoxious and overbearing blowhard. You fecking actually believe the sheet you post it appears. GFY.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@WhatExcuseNow @Dawg350

I told you humps not to mess with WhatExcuseNow.

All the Bama guys have to do is present the futile attempt

by Ga over the last 30 plus years. We counter by our unbelieveables success in every decade.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

When your overrated football team loses 3 games next season...then you will be the one crying! Heh now don't go commit a crime once your team loses like the rest of your pathetic fan base!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@Dawg350  


Keyboard Toughguy wearing a tablecloth for a cape who has worked out this whole past year.


Here's an idea, let's meet at the state line.  


Nothing but comedy gold.


Just admire all those facts before you and cry yourself to sleep.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Bucky

Quit riding your husbands coat tails! Lol

Dawg350
Dawg350

Who do you pull for then budro!

Football2013
Football2013

Tech???? I don't care about Tech, I hope they don't win anything.

Dawg350
Dawg350

I guess your mouth should stay put forever ...cuz tech isn't never going to win anything in your lifetime!

Football2013
Football2013

@Dawg350

Ok, now that you have established what year it is, which btw I KNOW!!, here is a piece of advice....instead of the name-calling and stupid comments you post, face the facts which WhatExcuseNow posted..... until UGA DOES SOMETHING, STHU!