There’s always room for improvement in every facet of the game, of course, but I thought I’d itemize what Georgia was really, really bad at in 2011. It turns out that there are five statistical categories in which the Dawgs found themselves outside of the top 100 teams in the country (stats, as always per cfbstats.com). In all their glory, they were:
- Field goal percentage: 101
- Opponents’ long punt return plays (30+ yards): 110
- Tackles for loss allowed: 112
- Opponents’ punt returns: 116
- Opponents’ red zone conversions: 116
It’s nice to see contributions from all phases of the team there. The first four illustrate the shortcomings we’re all nervous about – offensive line and special teams. It’s the last stat that surprises, given how well the defense played overall. But you could argue that it was the most costly.
How many of those problems do you see big improvement on from Georgia this year?