Sanders Commings sings the tune you’ll be hearing all the way to Jacksonville, at least.
“Honestly, that team isn’t four touchdowns better than us. Tonight they were. I think it was because of mental mistakes that we made and giving up big plays that we shouldn’t have given up. Stuff we rep all the time in practice. I think we can correct those mistakes. We still have a long season to play. With some help from other teams we can be in Atlanta playing for the SEC championship.”
I agree with his first thought, but question his assertion about correction. They’ve been saying that since the Buffalo game. As for the SECCG, I’ve felt all along that the team who won last night’s game was making the trip to Atlanta this season. After the way this weekend played out, I see no reason to change my mind about that. (Which is probably good, since last night’s Georgia team would not look pretty against Alabama.)
The reality is that Georgia is a very talented, second-tier SEC team right now. With the remaining schedule, that’s likely good enough for another 10-win season; if the Dawgs manage to surprise and show up for either the Florida game or the bowl game, they’ll win more.
I’m not calling for anyone’s head – it’s not my style and I’m not a decision maker, anyway – but I doubt any school dumps a head coach coming off back-to-back double-digit winning seasons. My advice in the short run? Root for them to get better this year. It’ll be better for your digestion.