I know we all get wrapped up in some of the questionable playcalling moments that the Georgia offense stumbles through (more often than we like, certainly), but here’s the big picture consideration when it comes to Mike Bobo:
From 2008 to 2009, Georgia
- saw its star quarterback and star running back go first and twelfth, respectively, in the NFL draft (and had one of its two star wideouts drafted in the second round);
- ran 33 fewer plays on offense in 2009 than it did in 2008;
- had its turnover margin explode from minus-3 to minus-16; and
- played a schedule that went from Sagarin’s eleventh most difficult nationally to the seventh most difficult.
Yet, for all that, the team’s point production only dropped about two and a half points per game from one year to the next. Those conditions suggest things could have been a lot worse.
I’m not suggesting that we erect a statue in Bobo’s honor. But maybe the guy knows a little bit more about what he’s doing than we give him credit for sometimes. Cutting him some slack now and then wouldn’t hurt, would it?