Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's time to retire "Finish the Drill"

"Finish the Drill."

Coach Richt's personal mantra. It arrived in Athens with Coach Richt in 2001 and became a battle cry for the Georgia Bulldogs during their march to the SEC Championship in 2002. But now, almost ten years later, coaches still like the mention the phrase. I am just not quite sure if it has the same affect anymore.

Today, the reality is that Georgia is a talented but struggling football team who has continued to find it difficult to overcome challenges. In 2007, the Dawgs found their own "swagger", symbolized perfectly during the Blackout victory over Auburn. That team started the season with two early SEC losses, but reeled off victory after victory to close the season. If this Georgia team is going to recover, they need to find their own identity to rally around.

So, Dawg fans, any ideas for a new slogan?

25 comments:

ecdawg said...

I agree. FTD is old, tired and trite.

Reminds me of "Just say no".

How about "Block and Tackle".

Earl said...

Streit,

+1

Couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

How about, "Start a new hole"

John said...

How about, "Get a new coach".

Biggus Rickus said...

If we're trying to recapture the magic of the second half of '07, how about "Superman dat ho"?

S. FL Chapter of the Dawg Nation said...

LOL "Block & Tackle"

"Finish The Drill" works for the kids when their bustin their asses out on the practice field...but as for the fans. I don't know...

"G.A.T.A", "Hunker Down" those are for the fans...

How about "Leave It On The Field", "Take No Prisoners", "Beware Of The Dawgs", or "GATA Like A Pack Of Wild Dawgs"

I'm sure there are much better ideas, but that's all I could think of right off the top...

GO DAWGS!!!

JJBA said...

"No Excuses"

If not the mantra for the team then maybe just the coaches.

<--- Dawg Stephen Himself said...

How about?

Restore The Glory!
Remove The Doubt!
Wounded, Not Dead
Stand Back Up
Rebuild The Legacy

You Cant Change the Past, but you can fix the Present, and affect the Future.

Just thinking out loud

Streit said...

Awesome. Keep the ideas coming!

I will pick the top 5 and put them in a poll in the next few days.

Andy said...

How about "Time to Die"?

Russ for UGA VIII in '010 said...

"Sell that Jersey"

Biggus Rickus said...

We could use this young man as the face for our new slogan, Pop That Corn!

Frank said...

"NOW"

UGA69Dawg said...

GATA is all we can ask.

Anonymous said...

"Don't Waste Talent".

CONFEDERATE DAWG said...

PUT THEM DAMN GAYTORS IN THE DIRT!!!

Anonymous said...

License and Registration

Anonymous said...

"Less prayer, more touchdowns."

Paul said...

I love License and Registration. Along those lines, how about Emerge From the Alley?

Ally said...

This likely doesn't qualify as a 3-4 word replacement mantra, but i'd love for Richt to use it somehow/somewhere (if he hasn't already).

"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." Ray Kroc

With all CMR's talk; the last few years about how unlucky we were in regards to turnovers, injuries, etc. this seems apropos.

AUMaverick said...

How about...

Abandon ship!
Women and children first!
Not in the face!
Uncle!
Vive la France!

AUMaverick said...

On a more serious recommendation, I was always told to move with a sense of urgency in the military.

I think UGA needs to play with a sense of urgency.

Every player should move on/off the field urgently, get into their stance urgently, and attack the ball urgently. Complete every play urgently; whether its an 8 yard run, or a 12 yard loss, get up and get back to the line ready to move as quickly as possible.

The entire season hangs on every play, every down, and every yard. Play with a sense of urgency for success. Play with a sense of urgency for the team. Play with a sense of urgency to win the game.

AUMaverick said...

...or more simply, Play with urgency.

Anonymous said...

How about: "execute the play"
or "bring home the bone", "this dog bites", "beware of the bulldogs" "we got the hob-nail boots" "take it to the dog house", "this pack don't turn back" "the chain ain't on this bulldog", "we ain't nobodies bitches", "purebred and proud" "the view is the same, unless you're the lead dog"
Well, I tryed.

David said...

"Tackle the Ball Carrier"

"Block the Blitzing Defensive End"

"Catch the %^&$#& Ball"

"Stay out of Jail"

"Win the Game"

I could go on....