Seth Emerson, from today’s chat:
The issue right now is confidence. That’s why the “let it rip” mantra is back – something that, by the way, Bobo said to Aaron Murray at a couple points in his career. And one of those was after the Vanderbilt game last year, when there also was no deep game because of the massive run of injuries at receiver.
Nobody is going to confuse Mason’s and Murray’s comparative arm strength. Still, there was no question that Murray’s hesitancy in last year’s Vandy game allowed Stoop to compress his defense, because there was little concern Georgia was going to try to stretch the field. That’s no different that what we’re worried about now.
Murray looked like a different quarterback in the first half of the Florida game, too. Part of that was him getting injured skill position guys back and feeling more confident as a result. But part of that was Bobo being aggressive with his play calls. (Which burned Georgia’s offense in the second half due to poor execution.)
So there may be something to that phrase being tossed out. Just sayin’.