Stats that make you go, “dayum”.

How bad an October was it for Georgia’s offense? Welp,

Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty brutal.

In fact, in the case of the last of those three listed, I’d say it’s off the charts.  Georgia is the only team in the country that didn’t score a touchdown in the red zone during the entire month.  For comparison sake, here’s the number of red zone TDs Georgia scored in its previous seven Octobers:

  • 2014:  10
  • 2013:  9
  • 2012:  4
  • 2011:  8
  • 2010:  17
  • 2009:  6
  • 2008:  8

You read that correctly.  Even in 2013, in an October in which Aaron Murray wound up with no one to give the ball to on offense, Georgia somehow managed to find the goal line from the red zone nine times.

By the way, you should also consider that in some of those years, like 2012, Georgia only played three October games.  This season, there were four.

This offense is dysfunctional in a way we’ve never seen before under Richt.  Sure, personnel has changed to some extent, but not that much.  You can probably guess which way my finger points.

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107 responses to “Stats that make you go, “dayum”.

  1. Merk

    That is one powerhouse O right there.

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  2. Athens Dog

    You would think we would have scored a couple by accident. Jeez

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    We won a conference game with those stats.

    Dayum.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Remember, these include one full game with a healthy Chubb, and includes the explosive plays which were still there for parts of the UT game. Can’t imagine how dismal the stats would look only looking at the past 2 games.

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  4. Will Trane

    Oh my
    Guess numbers do not lie.
    Thought it was Pruitts fault with that yiung defense.
    Well that is what every one but a few was trying to say.
    Now does anyone unless you want to lie to yourself realize where the issue is.
    Throw inthose offensive turnovers the defense had to respond too
    Plusthe defense did score onr TD
    Want to hear some more complaints about the defense

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  5. Merk

    Fun fact, the O only has 3 TDs at all in October, which is still worse than the previous worst year for just redzone scoring.
    10 pts vs Bama- 1 TD by the O and a FG
    31 pts vs Tenn- 1 TD by the D, 1 TD by ST, 2 TD by the O, and a FG
    9 pts vs MIzzu- 3 FG
    3 pts vs UF- 1 FG

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  6. Mayor

    Dysfunctional in a way I’ve never seen before…..period.

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  7. 92 grad

    Wow. CMR should be showing that stat to Schott and telling him “you’ve got 3 games left, fix it or you’re gone”.

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    • Merk

      4 games vs teams with a combined record of 17-16. At this point, we know that Auburn will be up after that beat down last year. We know GT smells blood in the water and the only way to hurt GT is to score a lot, which forces passing from them. UK is a toss up and so is the Georgia Southern game.

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    • IAmAChubbyMan

      Yes because Richt is really good at holding assistants accountable. Surely he will just tell Schotty how much he loves him.

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    • TennesseeDawg

      FIFY
      McGarity should be showing it to Richt and telling him “you’ve got 3 games left to fix it or you’re gone.”

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      • Will (The Other One)

        Schotty should be gone already.
        Was Tony Franklin’s 08 Auburn offense this bad before they canned him?

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  8. stoopnagle

    Crayons! (It’s the new expletive).

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  9. Will Trane

    Would have lost to Missouri except for defense.
    Two experienced offensive coordinators.
    How much is McGarity peying them two.
    Better light up the board Saturday and win or it is going to get bad in a hurry.

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  10. FarmerDawg

    Where your finger is pointing sounds like a good 1st step. Deal with CBS first and quickly, then maybe we can stabilize and avoid escalation.

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  11. IAmAChubbyMan

    Surely your finger is pointing in every direction but where it needs to be pointing.

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    • I’m not a hammer, if that’s what you mean. I’ll leave that form of penetrating analysis to people like you.

      You really think these stats are just another case of same old, same old? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.)

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      • Athens Townie

        The “same old, same old” I’m seeing is a continuation of Richt missing big on coordinator hires and/or coordinator accountability.

        A miss here and there is totally forgivable. Persistent misses and total malaise is tougher…especially since Richt is an offensive guy himself.

        Our current dumpster fire was brought to you by Richt and Schott.

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    • TennesseeDawg

      Relax, bro. The Senator doesn’t have to rant about Richt every opportunity for him to see that changes need to be made.

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  12. W Cobb Dawg

    Agent Schotty is serving his alma mater and master sos well. DOH!!

    Cue the “All is well” guy from the Animal House parade.

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  13. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Sure, personnel has changed to some extent, but not that much.”

    Pardon me if I ask if you view the loss both physically and emotionally of, arguably, the best running back in the country as “not that much”?

    Yes, I understand the Gurley situation last year, but I believe we were able to find a competent replacement.

    Surely you are not saying Sony is able to replace Nick’s production?

    Or his impact on the apparent performance of the offensive line?

    I ask these questions humbly, and thank you for your response.

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    • Sorry, but refresh my memory… after the first half of the Tennessee game, whom did Aaron Murray have to hand the ball off to in October 2013?

      Like I said, it’s fair to acknowledge that Chubb’s absence has made something of a difference. But to attribute the utter lack of production to one kid? Nah.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I would humbly beg you to consider what would have happened in Obknoxacatur if it had been Josh Dobbs, only one kid, who had gone down on the first play from scrimmage?

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        • Who knows? Who cares?

          Look, if Schottenheimer is so dependent on one kid to make his offense go, that’s not exactly high praise for his coordinating skills.

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          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Ok, sure.

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            • UGA85

              Florida’s starting quarterback is out for the year, and their second string is not exactly Peyton Manning. But their coaching staff did pretty well with what they have left. Injuries are not specific to UGA; they are a major challenge and litmus test for every coaching staff.

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          • Here’s my attempt to understand what is going on with the offense. When I try to relax and think logically about what is going on with the Dawgs (it’s difficult), I look at the defense and see good progress being made there. Pruitt came in and was allowed to hand pick his complete defensive staff. Even some of the quality control guys. I see no one on the offensive side that I can point to as Shotty’s guy. Coach Sale is the only one that doesn’t have long time ties with Richt. I realize the intent was to “not fix what is not broken” when Shotty came in and I feel the offensive coaches are excellent… but I wonder if that is not causing Shotty some difficulty getting things done “his” way. Practically, his whole staff is used to doing things Richt’s way (are they buying in?).
            But even my best logical efforts cannot come up with an explanation for the play calling.

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        • Will (The Other One)

          Which is why I, and a few others, gave the offense a bit of a pass for not performing that well in Knoxville. But the other 2 games after that? When it was known Chubb was out and you had plenty of time to come up with a gameplan that used the RBs you did have?

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  14. Question – IF Richt survives this, and assuming Schotty is gone at the end of the season (no big stretch), do you think Richt stubbornly insists on trying to find another true pro-style guy as OC? I just look at what Lincoln Riley is doing at OU, for example. Now he has a better QB to work with, admittedly, but there is no doubt in my mind that our offense would be better than it is now if we had hired him instead. (I know he was never even under consideration bc Richt wanted a pro style guy, I’m just saying if Richt had been willing to change).

    The market for true pro style guys is just so limited, Saban even said that when he hired Kiffin – not in exactly these words, but he basically said Kiffin was about the only option for him to hire, since he wanted a pro style guy.

    Does Richt stick to his pro-style guns, or do you think he’d be willing to consider a hot shot spread type of guy?

    (Of course, my other big concern is that even if Richt survives, everyone will know he’s coaching for his job next year, so would a “hot shot” candidate even be willing to come here for what could end up being a one year deal? And the track record of coaches switching philosophies to save their jobs – think Tubberville at AU and Fulmer at UT switching to spread stuff at the end of their tenures – isn’t very good).

    Ugh, as I’m typing all that out, I realize just how truly difficult it’s gonna be for Richt to coach his way out of this one.

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    • First things first. If Schottenheimer goes, the most important qualification for the next man is an ability to coach quarterbacks. It’s the most important position on the field. If you can’t get that right, it’s not gonna matter what kind of offense you run.

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      • Mctyre

        Agreed on the OC. If only that were the problem rather than a symptom of the problem. When Bobo had the O humming,it was usually something else: special teams, D and/or game management gaffes at the worst times Sure Richt wants to win, but he clearly has lost the competitive edge necessary to do so in the SEC.

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        • The other Doug

          Special teams is a good point. We need a special teams unit that bails the team out, but instead we have one that kills us.

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    • The other Doug

      Richt can coach his way out of this. There isn’t a big margin for error though.

      Right now he needs to win 3 out of 4 of the remaining games. He can do this by focusing on an option style offense with a lot of wildcat or getting the OL back to dominating. We don’t play a good defense the rest of the year.

      He needs to can Schotty in bring in someone to coach Eason. The current 3 can’t be coached up. They have a history of not being coached up.

      The East won’t be great next year. A lot of people are looking at Florida, but their offense is very similar to ours. Harris isn’t going to lead them to the promise land. They are the tallest midget in the circus right now.

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      • Charles

        win 3 out of 4 of the remaining games

        How sad that this is the goal against Kentucky, an awful Auburn, Georgia Southern, and a very bad Georgia Tech team.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      It really depends on what you mean by “spread,” and how much freedom the OC is given to actually run the offense. Franklin was a disaster at Auburn, but how much of that was Tubs holding him back? His results at LaTech and Cal are excellent, and Goff is going to be a 1st/2nd round pick.

      Houston runs a spread, but it involves a lot of QB runs. I don’t think you can sell Richt on a Meyer-style offense. But a Baylor-type spread? Where you run the ball and use play-action passes downfield? That wouldn’t be as radical a shift as some think, especially looking at some of Murray’s games in 2012/13.

      Tyson Helton was interested in the job last year, and WKU’s QB play is light-years ahead of ours this season. (He was also QB coach for UAB back when they had QBs that were shredding defenses.)

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    • DawgPhan

      I can’t see how the offense we are currently running is pro style. We line up in 5 wide shotgun sets way too often. What happened to I formation with QB under center and a fullback. We have done well from that formation. This seems way different on offense and not just because of the scoring problems.

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  15. Derek

    Reading these comments is like deja vu. The first time I read them the target was Bobo. Anyone think that Bobo timed his exit? He knew what he had coming back, right?

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

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    • The other Doug

      Yeah, I’m wondering about that. He didn’t talk to anyone for years, and then he jumps. The pay is good at CSU though, so it’s not a terrible gig.

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    • No. He got a promotion and a huge raise…plus he was underpaid and underappreciated here for years.

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      • Derek

        Under appreciated? At Georgia? Come on these are the most understanding, knowledgeable and patient fans on the planet. Surely you jest! Under appreciated? I mean really.

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        • Would that we were all as smart as you Derek. Alas…the rest of us ask our nurse to turn on the computer, then drool at the screen, waiting for you to share some of your vast knowledge with us. You are truly one of the unrecognized Saints of this world–and I want to thank you.

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          • Derek

            It doesn’t take a genius to have a “football worthy” take on things. (I do love that phrase. Thanks Mr. Bailey!). I don’t even see any effort from practically anybody to ANALYZE anything. It’s just bottom line: we lost = coaching = firing. I don’t care if someone wants to challenge me. I’d like them to do it with “football worthy” comments. I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice. At the end of the day we’re talking about football. If all we cared about was the scoreboard and stats we could read about in on Sunday and make our judgments. Players matter. Execution matters. Yes the coaches are responsible for getting the players and for getting them prepared. Every once and awhile though, you just don’t have a qb and it all goes to shit. That’s where we are. If someone can make a “football worthy” argument that lambert and/or faton would be lighting it up if (fill in the blank). Hell, I’m listening….

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    • Biggus Rickus

      All part of his plan. First, Bobo convinced Colorado State to hire Steve Fairchild way back in 2007, knowing he’d be fired in 2011. Then, he convinced Nick Saban to hire a somewhat unknown offensive coordinator from Fresno State in 2008, named Jim McElwain, knowing he’d prove successful enough to garner some looks from smaller programs in 2011, one of those smaller programs being Colorado State. And of course McElwain would jump at that chance. Bobo’s Machiavellian masterpiece though was his knowledge that McElwain and Alabama’s domination of Florida in the 2009 SEC title game would make Urbs have a breakdown. He expected him to leave immediately, but he waited a year. This is where Bobo got a little bit lucky, because Texas had named Will Muschamp as their Head Coach in Waiting, keeping him from leaving for anything but an absolute monster job. When the Florida job came open, he gave his old buddy Will a call and talked him into taking it. Finally, his plan paid full dividends when Florida fired Muschamp after four years, as Bobo knew they would, and went looking for a proven offensive mind with head coaching experience, Jim McElwain. Finally, he could leave behind the shitty players he’d been cultivating for a few years and move to Colorado, who had just legalized his beloved marijuana. The story of how he manipulated the Colorado legislature and governorship is another story.

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      • Derek

        because he only could get the Colorado State job right? It’s not a matter of taking practically ANY head job in 2015 just the Colorado State job, right? That’s why McElwain matters here. Every comment on this blog about schotty would be replaced with “Bobo” had he stayed. Whether it was the driving force or not, it’s clear he didn’t think coaching at Georgia in 2015 would result in landing higher than Colorado state.

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  16. John Denver is full of shit...

    Maybe Schotty underestimated the level of talent required to be a competitive SEC QB and thus got it all wrong out of the gate?

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  17. JAX

    This year has been a disaster, happens to the best sometimes. Problem is with Richt it’s more of a trend now than a one-off year. Record vs ranked teams, etc. Blowouts…..no-shows…..embarrassments.

    I’d like to see Richt go ugly early and fire Schotty, we tried bud but it just didn’t work. No need trying to force it. Hire a proven college OC that understands what we need to be successful with the personnel we have and let it rip.

    As a whole, we will be better next year as we regress back up to the mean, but the question is will it be enough to save Richt. Regardless, he will have 2016 to prove himself.

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  18. anon

    we know which way the finger WONT point….to the head guy in charge of this shitshow.

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  19. Russ

    I know Richt likes to maintain calm, but it’s past time for that. He needs to let the team and supporters know that he is taking clear steps to correct the problem, including calling the plays. I really doubt Schotty gets fired this week, so Richt needs to take over play calling and send Schotty to the booth during the game. Richt also needs some words of encouragement for Pruitt to try to sooth any roiling waters there. It’s not as much what Richt says but just that he says something to acknowledge the dysfunction and is taking steps to fix it, and not just the same old same old.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Considering I remember too many FGs before Bobo took over (hi, 16-13 win over UAB), I’d prefer Lilly take over playcalling. He’s done it more recently than Richt, and did a better job than Shoddy.

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    • Dog in Fla

      “I know Richt likes to maintain calm,”

      As of lunch time today, both he and Greg are staying alive by laying low

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  20. Debby Balcer

    Two things we not only lost Chubb but Michel is playing the whole game with a broken hand. So our running back situation is not good. I wonder if McClendon might have better luck. The wide receivers are not progressing as well. I think we are missing Coach Ball too. I also think the injury to Devon Gales has affected this kids. After being hit driving my car it affected me for a good while.

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    • So, IL Dawg

      When will the freaking Oline step up and play tough. how many times did UF push the LOS back 3 yards? there’s no way a running game can be successful when the LOS is pushed back into our face. We have RB’s who can run when there’s at least a crease. Instead, they’re getting stoned the second they get the ball. Most, but not all the blame lands on the shoulders of the Oline. this is the worst QB play in many years too.

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    • sUGArdaddy

      Agree 100% about Gales. I think it has affected everyone, including coaches. We have not been the same since that moment.

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  21. Ben

    Ha! I was trying to insert a photo of Immortan Joe pointing and saying, “Mediocre!”, but my WordPress/Markdown skills must be “Mediocre!”

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  22. richt replacement

    Senator, if Richt is fired which is increasingly likely at this point – his record in the last 7 or so years has been dismal at best and is right in Goff and Donnan territories, in your opinion, who are the candidates who can replace him?

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  23. Dawg19

    So we got blown out at home against Bama, in a close loss at Tennessee we lose our star running back for the year, and by the time we get stomped by Florida, we don’t have a legitimate quarterback to finish the season.

    No, I’m not talking about this year. I’m talking about 1995 when we lost Robert Edwards to a broken foot and Mike Bobo went down for the year at Ole Miss. Ray Goff was fired at year-end. Interesting parallel, huh?

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  24. non religious

    We should not hire a religious guy for a coach. It looks like Richt has become a cult figure for some and the rational thought process is hard to come by for some people.

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