Special teams play… well, to call it disappointing seems a bit mild, but whatever. Here’s my first suggestion to fix one of the gaping wounds: quit running back kickoffs if you can take a knee in the end zone.
Of course not. Accepting a touchback is an automatic 25 yards. There’s no risk of a fumble. No problem with a stupid penalty call that results in even worse field position than an anemic return gets you. Nobody should get hurt on a touchback.
And if there’s one thing you can call Georgia’s kickoff return game right now, it’s anemic. Georgia is averaging a whopping 14.95 yards per return. Sure, that includes Douglas fielding a couple of pooch kicks upfield, but nobody back on the goal line is averaging even 20 yards a return.
Somebody on the coaching staff should be telling these kids unless the team faces a desperate situation where the potential reward outweighs the risk, if you field the ball in the end zone, stay there.