“We got into a bad play, and it resulted in a touchdown. That’s on us. … It’s all of our fault.”

As I mentioned the throw back screen Vandy ran that led to a pick six by Bowman was a terrible call… except it wasn’t called.

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said quarterback Stephen Rivers, who replaced starter Wade Freebeck, read a play-call upside-down on his wristband on a key fourth-and-2 play in the third quarter. A “60” call signaled to Rivers was interpreted as “90,” and it resulted in a 53-yard interception return by Georgia’s Devin Bowman to end Vanderbilt’s comeback hopes and seal the outcome.

“(Rivers) looked at the wristband wrong (because) 60 was the play call, but 90 is what he called. He sort of flipped it, got it confused,” Mason said. “In the end, it just wound up being a bad play.”

Oopsie!  Except that’s not the whole story.

Mason, a defensive-minded coach, said he realized the offense was lined up for the wrong play at the snap. He said offensive coaches, which would include offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, should have recognized it earlier.

And even that’s not the whole story.

Scheu said the play-call made no sense, but players did not object.

“We thought the play-call was funky once we heard it in the huddle,” Scheu said. “Guys were kind of looking around thinking that probably wasn’t the best call, but no one stood up and said anything about it unfortunately. It was obviously the wrong play-call against the defense they were running.”

That’s your epic team fail, right there.


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16 responses to ““We got into a bad play, and it resulted in a touchdown. That’s on us. … It’s all of our fault.”

  1. reipar

    Except would an upside down 60 not be an 09?


  2. Much more than a team fail.
    This kind of example explains why governments so often fail at simple things. Some bone-headed idea accidentally gets introduced and no one wants to be the one to question it.


  3. El Dawgo in Evans

    So the head coach knew it was the wrong play call on a 4th and 2 and does not call time out? Who was he waiting on, the head coach?

    A lot of derp from Vandy’s staff yesterday. These are mostly Franklin’s players that he recruited and it showed how much JF could coach them up. Never liked him but no denying his ability to have his team ready to play.


    • Mayor

      The converse is also true. Derek Mason clearly is coaching the players from the team that was 9-4 last season DOWN.


      • El Dawgo in Evans

        Agree completely. Makes you wonder how some coaches are even good coordinators or position coaches.

        Imagine how bad he would be if he didn’t coach at schools whose athletes have “superior” mental capabilities.


  4. Ivy League school of the South?


  5. stuckinred

    top 25 SEC East division matchup between Georgia and Missouri Saturday will be shown nationally on CBS and kick off at 12 p.m. ET.
    The game between the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 SEC) and the No. 23 Tigers (4-1, 1-0) is part of a CBS doubleheader nationally before No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Mississippi State.


  6. Dawg19

    (Mason): “I didn’t get a “Harrumph” out of that guy!!”

    (Rivers): “Give the coach a “Harrumph”!!”


  7. HiAltDawg



  8. UbiquitousGaAlum

    Mason should have kept those details to himself & not hung his player out like that … Very Fulmerish IMO


  9. Corbindawg

    Yeah, but didn’t they run the same play on a 3rd down soon after?


  10. Russ

    Come on, Bobo….wait what?


  11. hot12dog

    We were at the game Saturday. WOW! was hard to stay awake. What a boring game Vanderbilt stunk up the field. Mason and his arm are as bad as i have seen at UGA. Next game will be the season tell all for us. I really don’t see how we can advance with Mason’s arm we can’t win as a one dimensional offence even with Gurley!