Blame Murray.

Interesting, below-the-radar story from last week’s game:

Greene, who won 42 games as a starter from 2001-04 picked up on something that the average fan probably wouldn’t.

It was a 13-yard, third-down completion to Malcolm Mitchell on Georgia’s first scoring drive.

“He’s really doing a good job of making it look pretty easy,” Greene said. “It’s not.”

With a blitz coming from the right side, Murray hit Mitchell, who spun off a defender and got the first down.

“He throws a hot route on a line, hits him right in the numbers and hits him in midstride and he’s able to turn up field,” Greene said. “Little plays like that the average fan probably thought he was going there. He really wasn’t going to do it but he was hot and not only was he hot but he was able to execute the play and hit the guy midstride so that way he could turn it up field and get the first down.”

Bobo said Murray changed the protection, something Murray doubts he would have done before this season. Murray had suggested a different route concept for the play on the backside of the route during the week.

“I trust him completely and I said, ‘We’ll do it,”’ Bobo said.

If the NFL doesn’t work out, it sounds like somebody may have a future as an offensive coordinator.

In the meantime, his teammates and his coaches have a lot of faith in him.  As the article notes, that drive in the last minute of the first half was huge and it’s hard to say how many other quarterbacks would have been given the opportunity by Richt to go for it there.  They’ve certainly come a long way from the tentative game plan Murray was asked to execute two years ago in Columbia.

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18 responses to “Blame Murray.

  1. Keese

    Blame Murray?

  2. Doug jones

    I feel we can win this game big IF we can come out hot like we did in the SECCG last year and not implode in the second half.

  3. Krautdawg

    But Mettenberger has such a better mustache!

  4. Rusty

    Everyone sayin’ watch out for SC. True, but….They better watch out, too. The Dawgs are comin’ in hungry, and they’ve got some big weapons also. Starting with AM.

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    I am worried the loss of Bennett is a portent.

  6. Murray’s signature game will not come in this game or any in the regular season, it will be when he wins the SEC Champ and bring us to the promise land. GO DAWGS.

  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    I am less worried about the weather, only 20% in Columbia. And, the field is so hot rain evaporates before it hits the ground leaving a layer of funk over the playing surface. This could impact the kicking game.

  8. ZeroPointZero

    Someone with intertube skills please put the Wedding Crashers “Hot Route” clip here. Classic!

  9. AthensHomerDawg

    While discussing today’s game and the effects of poor special team’s play combined with Murray’s nerves, my son summed it up in one sentence. “We all gotta have faith.” This seems to be the year of the road trip for he and I.
    Today we travel all the way to Summerville to hook up with friends and road trip with them to Chickumbia. He requested some traveling music from the archives. Maybe something he hasn’t heard in awhile. I found some John Hiatt. Not exactly a football song but I think you will get the point.


    “Faith is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!”

    I don’t want to leave you hanging and hope I haven’t intruded upon the Senator’s musical palate cleansing for today. I don’t think he has ever showcased John Hiatt……….

  10. derek ross

    So Murray is a better coordinator than Bobo?

  11. Turd Ferguson

    … And then South Carolina happened, and we were all brought back down to reality.