This is really more a question for the naysayers, but in evaluating Bobo’s performance as an offensive coordinator this season, does context matter?
This truly is a defensive league (five teams rank in the top 10 nationally). SEC offenses didn’t end the regular season well, with five teams — Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss and Kentucky — finishing with offenses that ranked higher than 100th nationally. Only three teams — Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia — ranked in the top 50, and were the only SEC teams to average more than 400 yards of total offense per game. [Emphasis added.]
His point about the SEC being a defensive conference could be made even more strongly. The top four teams nationally in total defense were all from the SEC, and only two SEC teams were in the lower half of all D-1 teams in that statistical category.
So how much credit should Bobo get for Georgia’s offensive performance in that setting?