Bulldog fans mixed on hope

By Tim Guidera - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It was another losing Saturday for the Georgia Bulldogs, this one to a team the dogs had not lost to in a generation.

Bulldog fans of all ages have had enough of the disappointments.

Their mood, like their teams record, went from bad to worse Saturday. And two days after Georgia's third straight loss, bulldog fans haven't gotten any happier.

"I'd say we're a little bit, little bit, little bit -- no, I'd say we're a lot mad at Georgia right now," said Chad Hodges, a Georgia fan.

The frustration that has been growing peaked this week, when the Bulldogs lost to Mississippi State for the first time in 36 years and in Starkville for the first time since 1951.

"I don't know what we're going to do when we have to play somebody really, really good. we're just not very good right now at all," said Justin Fulcher, a Georgia fan.

"Basically, man, we need to get it together. It seems like the past two years, everyone has lost a lot of faith in Georgia," Hodges said.

"A lot of my friends are the same way I am, not really excited about Saturdays anymore ... I hope they can turn it around. I really don't know. I didn't even watch last week's game because I'm just sick of the disappointment anymore," Fulcher said.

That sentiment isn't only coming from young fans who don't recall previous lean times. It goes all the way to the top of the bulldog fan base chain of command.

"I think there's a level of intensity we have to demand for the rest of the season to let the fans and even other teammates know we're serious about winning," said Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Like most fans, Purdue -- a former Georgia walk-on -- is serious about his complaints about the program.

"We've got a threshold of a national championship and we ought to be disappointed every year that doesn't happen. That's the way most fans are. I think the University of Georgia is capable of that and that's the level we ought to plan and play and execute to," Purdue said.

At this point, Bulldog fans might settle for just a win.

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