Impatience is a virtue.

Sounds like we’ve got a starting quarterback and an offensive coordinator who have some getting used to each other issues to work out.

Old habits die hard.

“(The offensive line) knows that I like to keep things going a little quick,” Mason said. “It’s not like Oregon, but I just have a tendency from playing at Lassiter (in Marietta) where were we up-tempo and no-huddle offense, so just by my nature I’m a little faster than Aaron (Murray).”

… Not so fast, said offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, whose play-calling has helped the Bulldogs to average nearly 38 points an outing despite being without key starters. Bobo likes being able to control the tempo and change it to best suit the game situation.

“He’s maybe a little faster than Aaron is in practice and that might be just a little bit of his background and Lassiter,” Bobo said. “We’ll still control the tempo that will give us the best chance to win the ball game.”

We keep getting little hints that Mason’s got a headstrong side to him.  To some extent, I like that.  Aaron Murray casts a pretty big shadow over the quarterback position and Mason needs to show some firmness and demonstrate he’s his own man, capable of directing a talented offense.  As long as it doesn’t conflict with what Bobo’s trying to do, that can work.  Just need to make sure both have their oars rowing in the same direction.

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37 responses to “Impatience is a virtue.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    I just hope Hudson does not spend a lot of time worrying about being Aaron Murray. One of the many things I respect about DJ Shockley is that he came out of the gate a different QB than David Greene and the offense reflected this immediately. All Hutson has to prove to me is that he can beat Tech. However he does this is up to him, but looking into his head (easier for me when he is in Atlanta, of course) I hope I don’t see a lot of need to prove he is not Aaron. Just be a competent QB within the system, that’s all I can ask.

  2. AusDawg85

    This should be interesting the first time Bobo starts to take his foot off the gas. “Why the Hell did you keep changing my play call and scoring so quickly?”

    • Brandon

      I really think we need a new lexicon entry for “Taking the Foot of the Gas”, i.e., any Georgia drive that does not result in points, believed to be a conscious choice of coordinator Mike Bobo by a segment of the Georgia fan base.

      • merk

        3 runs up the gut for 0-1 yd ea is taking the foot off the gas, esp when you have a QB who has set pretty much every major passing record in the SEC

      • Cosmic Dawg

        I’m a fan of CMB, and CMB takes his foot off the gas. Not as much lately.

      • Brandon

        “bad play calls” = plays that don’t work, it’s so easy, why does anybody call plays that don’t work?

      • Brandon

        In all seriousness, I get that in any playbook, some plays are riskier than others, this phrase has become a one size fits all criticism for a whole bunch of people anytime we don’t score on a drive. To the extent, it is a criticism of being conservative, and protecting the ball you have to be critical of Richt, I think he is thee strategic decision maker there. Getting a lead and relying on defense to win the game is a formula many coaches have ridden to the hall of fame. The problem is we haven’t had the defense. If you take the stance that you want to play WAC ball all of the time you have to live with the results as well, like the Florida “lateral” play that turned the game.

        • AusDawg85

          If you don’t have the defense, why would you take your foot off the gas? It’s one thing to bleed clock with game ending drives, another to repeatedly run Green into the line early in the 3rd Q with a 6 point lead.

  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    Look….all my references to hanging fifty on Tech aside, this is going to be a helluva tough game.

    Tech does not do a lot well on defense, but they can rush the passer…for a while.

    One of us earlier said we might see a lot of the frustration Georgia may feel after a very weird season come out against Tech…if that is a positive thing, then I hope Tech gets the full brunt.

    It won’t be, Garrison, boring to us if you do your job, not at all.

    And for God’s sake watch the wheel route to Godhigh.

  4. Debby Balcer

    I know our team will leave it all on the field. Huston needs to respect and learn from Bobo. His high school coach is a high school coach for a reason.

    • Dolly Llama

      +1 I assume Lassiter was a rolling pack of hell with Hutson, too lazy to google it, but, hell, he’s 3+ years out of that. If he’s still playing Lassiter ball now and not listening to Bobo, that’s not a good sign.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        While at Lassiter Mason broke every HS single season passing mark there was–yardage, TDs, completions, attempts–you name it. Had a really high completion percentage, too.

  5. IveyLeaguer

    ["We keep getting little hints that Mason’s got a headstrong side to him. To some extent, I like that. Aaron Murray casts a pretty big shadow over the quarterback position and Mason needs to show some firmness and demonstrate he’s his own man, capable of directing a talented offense. As long as it doesn’t conflict with what Bobo’s trying to do, that can work. Just need to make sure both have their oars rowing in the same direction."]

    There it is. Well said.
    ~~~

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      If Murray had ignored Bobo in the SECCG last year and spiked the ball UGA would have been SEC And BCS national champions. I sort of like it that Mason is a little headstrong.

      • If Murray’s TD pass wasn’t tipped by the linebacker we would have been SEC Champs And played in the BCS game.

        • If we had ham we could make a ham and cheese sandwich if we had cheese.

        • IveyLeaguer

          I agree with Mayor on this one. Murray’s Instinct to spike the ball was correct, but of course he was overruled by the coaches.

          But the main point is, if you look at the play, you see it’s very unlikely it would have been a touchdown. Almost impossible. Mitchell ran a poor route, too shallow, and with no separation. Since he’s coming back for a back shoulder throw, you can see he’s coming out of the end zone.

          Also, you can see the ball was aimed pretty much at the pylon, if not just short if it. But most of all, because of the poor route, the defender was all over the play. Most likely the ball would have been intercepted or defended, probably intercepted since Mitchell was in poor position from his poor route.

          But what still irks me a little is our refusal to own up to the mistake of not spiking the ball. Yes, there’s a case for going ahead, but it’s not a very good one, and the rush in that particular situation led to poor execution of our part. One of the big reasons to spike the ball, in addition to getting an extra play, is to regroup and settle down ourselves, then run the next play without delay.

          We had Alabama, and if we spike the ball, we still would have had them.

          Without going into all that in detail, Bobo did own up to it, shortly after the game and again publicly when speaking to a booster group, saying we should have spiked the ball. But Richt never has, and Bobo soon reverted back to the ‘official’ position.

          If there’s one knock I have on Richt, one major fault of his, it’s his refusal to admit his mistakes and the mistakes of his coaching staff as a whole in a some of these situations. You never hear anything about coaching mistakes or blunders they way you hear from other good coaches. You never hear, “we’ve gotta coach better”, or anything like that.

          It would make some of us feel a lot better about some of these situations if he would just do that. Take the responsibility. When you screw up, say so. A lot of people know it anyway.
          ~~~

          • Can we please stop arguing about this fucking call? It’s been hashed to death.

            There is no new insight in your post to go along with what was discussed last year when it happened.

            The stupidest part of this is the absolute assurance on the part of you and the Mayor that had Murray spiked the ball, Georgia would have gone on to score. The universe doesn’t work like that, I’m afraid.

            Give it a rest, guys.

            • IveyLeaguer

              First, this blog isn’t my life and I’m not here everyday. Far from it. So I don’t recall what was discussed or what wasn’t last year.

              Second, the poor route by Mitchell, and the probable interception is old news to you, something’s that been “hashed to death”? I don’t believe that.

              And I’ve never said we would have scored, and I’ve discussed this a lot. I’ve said “we had Alabama”. And that is a fact. Yeah, I think we would’ve scored. But that isn’t “absolute assurance”.

              So, before you go off tongue lashing me, maybe you should have thought about it. Words mean things. And you can KMA.

              • WTF! I always enjoy reading what you have to say . However, that was in poor form. Grow a pair… start your own blog with as much success as this one . BUT do not leave here with a KMA post. You are bigger than that. Gee whiz Ivey.

                • IveyLeaguer

                  I appreciate that, and I apologize to you and the others who post here. But I will not be dressed down, especially in a vulgar way, without good cause. And I certainly don’t need Blutarsky to teach me anything about football or about Georgia.

                  I don’t need to post here or anywhere else. I enjoy the interaction, reading intelligent comments from you guys, and sharing what I’ve learned over 50+ years. But it’s not that big of a deal.

                  I may not have been offended if Blutarsky had been generally right in what he said. But his response wasn’t really accurate, and the tone of it was totally out of line.

                  As of now, I don’t intend to quit posting when I have something to say. He can ban me if he wants, and that would be fine too. But I won’t take that kind of treatment from anybody, unless it’s deserved.

                  And there’s little to no chance of that happening.
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              • Kudos for having a life. Seriously.

                But if you don’t know what’s been discussed, how exactly are you in a position to dispute my complaint?

                • IveyLeaguer

                  OK, I’ll ask you again. Has the the poor route by Mitchell, the probable interception if the pass hadn’t been batted, and Richt’s refusal to admit a mistake, in this context and others, been “hashed to death”? Because that was 3/4 of the post you objected to.

                  But no matter. I wasn’t offended by you being wrong, or by wanting to quash the discussion. It was the way you handled it.
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                  • More than anything, what I object to is the assumption that Richt made a mistake. He gave a good rationale for his decision afterwards. I’m not even saying that I agree with the call. But it’s certainly defensible. And, yes, that’s been debated ad nauseam.

                    As for “the way I’ve handled it”, don’t take my word for what’s been hashed out, search the comments or look at the posts on the topic after the game. The Mayor’s been a monomaniac on the topic and you chose to speak in support of him. If you don’t want to get tarred with the same brush, so to speak – and if you’d read my comment more calmly, my tone was directed at the comment, not the commenter – don’t jump in bed with him.

                    • IveyLeaguer

                      ["More than anything, what I object to is the assumption that Richt made a mistake."]

                      Well then say you disagree with it. A lot of people do, no big deal. But most of those people think, as Richt maintains, that the play would have been a TD or an incompletion. And that’s not what the film shows. I’ve no doubt the call has been debated ad nauseum, but from that perspective? No matter.

                      ["As for “the way I’ve handled it”, don’t take my word for what’s been hashed out, search the comments or look at the posts on the topic after the game."]

                      That’s not what I mean by “the way it was handled”. I believe you. But you could do it without vulgarity, a tongue lashing, or a dressing down. As I said, the tone of the thing is what was out of line.

                      ["The Mayor’s been a monomaniac on the topic"]

                      He has? Fine. But what on earth makes you think I would know that?

                      [quote]… you chose to speak in support of him. If you don’t want to get tarred with the same brush, so to speak, don’t jump in bed with him.”]

                      That’s ridiculous. There was no way I could possibly know that the Mayor is off-limits or whatever. And to associate my comment, or any other, with some another poster and to see them in the exact same light, without knowing what you are doing, is a serious mistake in judgment.

                      ["and if you’d read my comment more calmly, my tone was directed at the comment, not the commenter"]

                      I am calm, and have never been otherwise. And I don’t accept that. Your tone crossed the line.
                      ~~~

                    • You object to vulgarity, but resort to it yourself.

                      You want to have it both ways, by endorsing the Mayor’s position while pleading ignorance to its background. Again, that’s your prerogative. But it’s mine not to buy what you’re selling.

                      And I’m done with this.

                    • IveyLeaguer

                      ["You object to vulgarity, but resort to it yourself."]

                      You’re really on thin ice now.

                      ["You want to have it both ways, by endorsing the Mayor’s position while pleading ignorance to its background. Again, that’s your prerogative."]

                      That’s really weak, too. One of us wants to have it both ways alright, I couldn’t agree more. But it isn’t me.

                      ["But it’s mine not to buy what you’re selling. And I’m done with this."]

                      Then be done with it. I was hoping you might apologize. But I see that’s not within your constitution.

                      I’m sorry the whole thing happened. But I didn’t have any choice about it.
                      ~~~

                    • Let me suggest going forward that if I post something that bothers you and you’re looking for an apology rather than a public confrontation, you might be better served by e-mailing me with your concerns.

                      As that horse is already out of the barn regarding this, I hope you’ll accept my sincere apology now. You have my word that I will be more measured in my future responses to you.

                      One other thing – as I said before, nobody gets banned at GTP for speech. That leaves me free to chastise and everybody else free to ignore me. By and large that’s worked well for all concerned. I have no intent of changing that policy, but I also hope you’re sensible enough not to revisit this topic. Ignorance is no longer an excuse and I’m really not in the mood to debate this crap with you again. I won’t ban you if you choose to go there, but I will delete your posts on the subject.

                    • IveyLeaguer

                      Well, that’s fine. It’s your blog and it’s only right that you set the rules. And I appreciate your apology. I accept it, and all is forgotten.

                      To be honest, I’ve never imagined a Georgia board where any speech is OK, but what do I know. But certain things are indeed off limits. Just so I’m clear, let me ask you to clarify …

                      By “I also hope you’re sensible enough not to revisit this topic”, do you mean the end of the Alabama game? And by “Ignorance is no longer an excuse and I’m really not in the mood to debate this crap with you again. I won’t ban you if you choose to go there, but I will delete your posts on the subject”, do you mean no longer ignorant about Mayor, the Alabama game, or using any sort of language, etc.? Honest questions.

                      Also, are there any other topics or posters to be aware of, because I had no idea about any of this until yesterday.
                      ~~~

  6. Brandon

    All our ships must sail in the same direction.

  7. Rebar

    This shouldn’t be an old habit. He’s been at Georgia for how many years? He is supposed to know the system, why are we talking about what occurred in HIGH SCHOOL!

  8. Hobnail_Boot

    This ain’t Cobb County, son. Take the coaching.