I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this ain’t right:
Last October, a Tennessee team with a first-year head coach and lots of talent went head-to-head with Georgia before Georgia was irreparably broken.
Wait, what? Georgia lost Keith Marshall early and then watched Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley fall by the wayside during that game. Oh, and that was after Todd Gurley and Malcolm Mitchell didn’t suit up in the first place. I guess all that wasn’t irreparable because Georgia still managed to win.
I give UT credit for making a game of it – and the injuries don’t excuse the pitiful performance of the defense and special teams that day – but the author notes that Aaron Murray was frustrated. No shit. That tends to happen when you’re handing off to two true freshman running backs and wondering where all your top receiving options disappeared to.
That game’s not close if Murray was playing with a full deck on offense.