Denial is the first stage of grief.

Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

“I’ll say we did a decent job, but Gurley had way too many yards after contact,” Mason said. “We had guys wrapping him up, and I think we just need to continue to understand that we have got to bring our feet through contact. … We laid on running backs way too much. The long runs were stopped by the structure of the defense. We need to do a better job within the structure to get guys on the ground.”

Unlike Gurley’s hurdling run against Tennessee the week before, when he rushed for a career-high 208 yards, he lacked a big highlight against Vanderbilt — that is, except for the 50-yard pass, which was the longest by any player for Georgia this season.

Linebacker Nigel Bowden said Vanderbilt “did a good job of slowing him down” except for the pass.

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17 responses to “Denial is the first stage of grief.

  1. David

    Holding someone to 6.5 yards per carry is slowing him down? I’d hate to see what a bad day would have been….

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  2. Nashville West

    Did they not watch any film at all??? Nobody has been able to tackle him all year. The only hope is to get him in the backfield and Vandy didn’t. HELD to 6.5 per carry??? Probably the best Heisman endorsement I’ve heard yet.

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  3. aikendawg

    I agree david. could not believe the way vandy was talking so much junk last week. TG is by far the best football player in college and the pub he is getting will help our recruiting big time. prediction…….dawgs finish 11-1 and beat missy st. in Atlanta. gata jyd!!!!!!!!

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  4. Go Dawgs!

    They’re not wrong. Vandy probably did the second best job against Gurley this year besides South Carolina. It’s just that he’s a beast.

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  5. aikendawg

    hey ben. sitting here enjoying another victory!!!! as a coach I know that we must go into every game expecting to win. if we have any other attitude then the worst will happen. its all about performance and if we don’t perform then changes will take place. but we cant control that. in the meantime support the coaches and players. yes everyone can have an opinion but opinions wont change a thing. gata jyd!!!!!

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  6. DawgDaddy

    “he lacked a big highlight against Vanderbilt — that is, except for the 50-yard pass” so his big highlight is a pass instead of a run? Well he did hurdle a Vandy player too and IMO a highlight is a highlight be it a run or a pass or a hurdle.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Yeah, unlike the hurdling run against Tennessee, he didn’t have a big highlight, unless you count the long pass and the hurdling run that was very similar to the one he had against Tennessee.

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  7. Cojones

    Didn’t anyone tell Mason that Todd excells in YAT yds? Then I suggest that we don’t tell anyone else about it either. No biggy.

    Those after-game endorsements from opposing coaches are best of all.

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  8. Gravidy

    Vandy = Lake Wobegon.

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  9. S.E. Dawg

    I like the fact that he had a 100% completions rate.

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  10. Mayor

    Derek Mason is the kind of coach who thinks that allowing the other team to score 44 points is just fine. Good hire Vandy!!

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  11. Mudcats Impala...

    Gurley 1st qtr…
    12yd run
    13yd run
    15yd reception
    13yd run
    14yd td run

    Gurley 2nd qtr…
    50yd pass

    Gurley 3rd qtr…
    14yd run
    15yd run
    26yd run

    Gurley 4th qtr…
    10yd run
    last carry at the 12:58 mark of the 4th qtr.

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