Say what you will about Mike Bobo’s stint as offensive coordinator so far, there’s one area where Georgia has shown significant improvement in that time: red zone offensive efficiency.
Through last weekend, the Dawgs rank first in the SEC in that category, scoring 23 out of 24 times, a percentage of 95.8. And it’s not because they’re settling for field goals, either. Of the 23 scores, 17 are TDs.
For comparison’s sake, here are Georgia’s numbers from the past five seasons (that’s all that’s tracked on the SEC’s site):
- 2002 – 78.5%, 5th in the conference
- 2003 – 85.2%, 6th in the conference
- 2004 – 80.0%, 7th in the conference
- 2005 – 80.4%, 6th in the conference
- 2006 – 82.6%, 4th in the conference
If the current percentage holds up, it would be the highest ever compiled in the conference in the period of ’02-’07. Not too shabby…