I confess: this I do not get.
Playing at home, coaches and players say, will help the line.
Georgia was forced to rely on a silent cadence against Clemson’s home crowd, which played into the pass protection problems some. Clemson racked up four sacks and forced a fumble.
Quarterback Aaron Murray said David Andrews even had trouble hearing him when he was behind center, but he wasn’t blaming it all on crowd noise.
“We made mistakes and we can’t make those kind of mistakes in big-time games and expect to win them,” Murray said.
Has something changed about the art of pass protection that I missed? Georgia’s played in front of plenty of hostile, noisy crowds during Richt’s tenure, so why are we now hearing about the problems the line is having with silent cadence? (Remember that was blamed for some of the line’s woes in last year’s South Carolina debacle, too.)
This one’s a coaching issue. Somebody needs to figure out a fix to this in the next month.