2013 turnover luck

How much of this you want to chalk up to design and how much to fortune is up to you.  I just hope whatever it can be attributed to, Jeremy Pruitt manages to bring it along to Athens this year.


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12 responses to “2013 turnover luck

  1. Irishdawg

    No surprise on UGA’s shitty turnover luck; Georgia defenders dropped at least a half dozen INTs this year, some of which would have been game changing.

    I think Georgia will be better on turnovers next year. Pruitt’s defense seems adept at forcing them, the law of averages dictates we’ll get more, and we would be hard pressed to do worse.


    • Macallanlover

      It is frustrating to see drops but out of the 5-6 we had you can almost always expect half of them to be dropped by any DBs and LBs, that happens on all teams and you see it every week. Lot of reasons for it, LBs are the worst pass catchers because they have less reaction time and the ball is coming at a higher velocity. I don’t expect that to change. What I do want to see change is the number of times we are in a position to make an INT, or even a pass break-up. If we more than double the opportunities to make an INT then we might expect to get 6+ picks, and that isn’t asking for much. Think of how many drops our opponents had against Murray, and he was an elite QB. We cannot help but get better next season with the new QBs in the SEC. But as I said, I would just settle for being in the same zip code with the receivers.


      • Dawgfan Will

        This. If our coverage skills improve, the likelihood of a pick will as well. After all, every pick that falls out of a defensive player’s hand is still a ball that was prevented from being caught by an offensive player, with the occasional exception, of course (grumblemiraclegrumble).


    • Moe Pritchett

      there was at least ONE that would have…


  2. Bulldawg165

    And to think about the flaming I got on this very blog for suggesting luck played a huge hand in us receiving SIX turnovers against Florida in 2012… Oh well, I digress…


  3. Skeptic Dawg

    Based on Pruitt’s statements, I think there is a fair chance of the Dawgs turnovers recovered going up.


  4. Will Trane

    He used the word “luck” many times in is explanations before those 3 tables. “Luck” is when preparation meets opportunity. Sorta like game plan, good practices, filling the lane, stripping the ball, speed and angles, getting your eyes fixed, land and zone of responsibility, those things players have to do.


  5. Irishdawg

    Penn Wagers getting hit by a flaming meteor will probably help our fumble recovery stats.

    (Not bitter at all, no sir)