… has to be the number of excuses/explanations Mark Richt comes up with to portray the reasons behind certain, er, shortcomings in offensive performance.
By my count there were:
- the weather, which was the reason for all the drops and interceptions in the passing game;
- the drops themselves, which was how LeMay’s brutally ugly 1-11 passing line was put in context;
- situational plays, to explain the many sacks (“The amount of sacks shouldn’t be a reflection of a poor performance by the offensive line. Richt said a lot of them were in a third-and-long drill. Richt estimated about half of them happened there.”);
- third-team rust, to explain Ramsey’s three picks (to be fair, Ramsey completed more passes for more yards than LeMay did); and
- weather and situational calls, as to Marshall Morgan’s 1-3 day (“He made the one realistic yardage kick,” Richt said.)
All in all, it sounds like a typical spring scrimmage day.