I’m sure last night’s Bulldog Hotline was a less than pleasant experience for all concerned and it was hard to expect much noteworthy discussion from it, but a reading of Bernie’s transcript (and kudos to him for taking the trouble) of the call-in show actually revealed some matters of substance were touched on:
- The offensive line had a problem with crowd noise. On the one hand, you wonder why Boise State didn’t seem to struggle as much with that. On the other, field position may have had something to do with that.
- Boykin didn’t see any more time on offense after his TD run because of hydration problems.
- Branden Smith didn’t play on offense due to his foot not being completely pain-free.
- None of the receivers are drawing serious attention from the opponent’s defense.
Richt had some criticism about players’ execution, but also expressed some criticism of the offensive gameplan, specifically with regard to Murray being allowed to run the ball and the use of screens to cut down on the effectiveness of the defensive pass rush. He indicated that both would be more prominent in the gameplanning going forward. Both are good ideas for development. We’ll see if they really happen.