One observation and one dumb question after watching the replay:
- I’m almost embarrassed that I didn’t mention Jarvis Jones in yesterday’s post. Mea culpa. My excuse is that it really takes watching the broadcast to appreciate fully what he’s brought to that side of the ball this year. He’s the Swiss Army Knife of Georgia’s defense: run support, pass coverage, rushing the quarterback are all things he’s asked to do. He’s the best player Grantham has at his disposal and if he’s not seriously in the mix for all-SEC at the end of the season, it’s either because he’s gotten hurt or because there are a bunch of folks who aren’t paying attention.
- Could one explanation for Georgia’s sudden second-half offensive malaise be staying in the no-huddle while in clock-burning mode? It’s got to take something out of the linemen in particular having to stay in their stances while everyone looks to the sideline for what seems like an interminable amount of time. (On the other hand, it’s only fair to mention that the Dawgs did grind out a five-and-a-half-minute drive in the fourth quarter which chewed up a lot of clock at a key time even if it didn’t result in a score.) I don’t sense that the players feel comfortable with that combination, but maybe that’s just me.