We’ve been through most of them. Grief. Anger. Blame. Acceptance.
It may be time to move on to amazement. Check out this chart:
Things really took off on the offensive side of the ball in 2012, didn’t they? I mean, those are some remarkable numbers there.
The Dawgs were No. 1 in the nation at 7.09 yards per play. When they got in the red zone, they finished, scoring a touchdown in 76 percent of trips, which tied for No. 3 in the nation. If they had scored the winning touchdown against Alabama on the final play, they would have tied for No. 2 in red zone touchdown percentage and played for the national championship.
It’s interesting that in a world in which the trendy development is to go ever faster on offense, Bobo slowed Georgia’s offense down fairly dramatically (almost 10% less plays run than in 2011) but got significant increases in offensive efficiency to more than offset that, as Georgia scored almost a touchdown more per game than during the previous season.
Are we seeing an offensive coordinator who’s finally grown comfortable in his own skin, or a man who’s got enough offensive weapons at his disposal that it’s simply too tough for opposing defenses to shut down consistently? I’d say yes. Seriously, I don’t really care which is more the case. But I sure am looking forward to seeing what the Georgia offense is capable of in 2013.