Wednesday morning buffet

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18 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. JAX

    Re: Kentucky, let me be the first to say that KY did not win the SEC in 1976. I think we all know who did.

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  2. 81Dog

    I don’t really understand the angst over the play call. “Pounding the rock”
    may have worked, or it may not have worked. We were “pounding the rock” against Tech at the end in 99, too. Did HM execute very smartly when he tried to throw it away?

    A call isn’t a bad call just because it didn’t work. SC had loaded the box, and I mean, LOADED, with everyone keying on Gurley. Why not see if you can catch them flatfooted on first down. The play fake and TD to Haynes at UT was kind of a ballsy call…but only because it worked. It doesn’t work, and the “pound the rock” contingent comes out of the woodwork.

    Hindsight’s 20/20, but as long as it’s a defensible call, and it was, I’m not wailing at or about Mike Bobo. I guess all the complaints/criticisms mean that nobody’s grandma knew EXACTLY what play he was going to call there, so at least Bobo has made some progress as an OC.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      In the interest of moving on, as Bluto says he is, I won’t say +1, 81 🙂

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      • Mayor

        I don’t want to beat it to death as I want all of us to move on, too. That said, it wasn’t just the decision to pass rather than to run the ball with Gurley. It was the pass PLAY that was called–a naked bootleg with no one, not even a back, to pick up the unblocked Cock DE if he didn’t go for the fake (which he didn’t). With the receiver on that side covered the only thing left was to throw the ball away and Mason didn’t do a good job on getting rid of it. It could have been worse–Mason could have forced a throw and had it intercepted. That’s what he was trying to avoid by throwing the ball low. Lot’s of other risks attendant to calling that pass play. Just another bad call with the game on the line, in a long line of bad calls with games on the line. I feel for the players. You kill yourself to win a tough game and with victory within reach the coaches blow the game with a brain. This has happened too many times. It makes one wonder how many more times it will happen until somebody makes changes so this stops happening. I am not saying VD was perfect but his teams would hang around against a superior opponent then do something at the end to win the game. That was usually predicated by a decision made by Vince or Erk (if the team was on D). This staff we have now is the opposite–let the inferior opponent hang around (or even lead) and when victory is within reach for us, do something stupid to hand the game to them. Some people don’t understand why so many of the Georgia fans are pissed off at Richt. It’s just just the fact of losing games–it’s HOW they lose games.

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        • Mayor

          *braincramp.

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        • Good post, Mayor. I would say, however, in terms of coaching staff, that the problems you describe are now limited to the offensive side.

          Pruitt has shown he can think and coach against anybody. It was his great call that set the interception up that gave us the opportunity to win there at the end. He admitted to other bad calls during the game, most in the first half, which went bad, according to him, because “I called some things we weren’t capable of executing.”

          Just want to make sure Pruitt gets the credit he deserves for getting the better of Spurrier at a time when the game was on the line. He did his part, IMO.

          BTW, have you guys looked at that play? It was a beauty. A disguised 6-man front with this personnel group: 6 DB’s – 4 LB’s – 1 DL. Love it.
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          • Mayor

            Great post IL. Yes, Pruitt outfoxed the Ole Ball Sack at the most crucial time of the game and the much-maligned D would have won the game for Georgia with that INT–until Bobo/Richt handed the game to South Carolina with the pass play call. Good on Pruitt.

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        • TeddyHeffner

          Inferior opponent? You mean that opponent that has beaten your team four out of the past five years? That opponent?

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          • Mayor

            The “inferior opponent” comment was not directed at South Carolina per se but rather at a hypothetical opponent the type of which Georgia has been losing to the last few years: 2009 Colorado, UCF in the 2010 Liberty Bowl, etc. But since you brought it up, if you compare the personnel on this year’s Georgia team with this year’s South Carolina team I think you would have to admit that Georgia had the better personnel and lost because of being out-coached.

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  3. … when I read stories like this, my first thought is Second Chance U.

    Jayru Campbell. Jayru, lol. Gotta say, Jayru certainly looks and acts like he’d be a perfect fit for Auburn. Name fits right in, too.
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