About the offense…

“We came in and talked to the staff on Sunday and I said, Hey we need to make some changes. To repeat what we’ve been doing over the last two weeks wasn’t working,” Schottenheimer said. “So we kind of put our heads together. I’m proud of them. We brainstormed some stuff, we put a plan together. And most importantly these young men went in and executed.”

Gosh, don’t hurt yourself with too much back-patting there, fella.

Yes, the offense showed its first signs of life since the second half of the Tennessee game.  But that’s a low bar.

Take a look at the game log for Kentucky’s defense.  The context for Georgia’s performance isn’t particularly impressive.  Yes, the 300 rushing yards is the most given up by the ‘Cats; however the 90 passing yards is the fewest.  Georgia’s 390 total yards ranks only fifth most for Kentucky (out of nine games), behind such powerhouses as Auburn, Louisiana-Lafayette and South Carolina. Georgia’s average yards per play was under UK’s seasonal average.

More importantly, it was obvious from watching the game that Florida marked a final point for the coaches’ patience with Georgia’s three scholarship quarterbacks.  There is zero confidence in putting not just a game, but a series, in the hands of Bauta, Lambert or Ramsey.  That’s reflected in the stats, too, as Georgia only attempted 19 passes on the day, and the average yards per passing attempt was an anemic 4.7.  By comparison, the Dawgs averaged 5.77 yards per rush.

On the season, the team passer rating is now a below average 129.77.  In case you’re wondering, the next worse rating I could find at Marty’s site was 131.46, which was the year Joe Cox was the starter.  Every other season of Georgia football since 2007 saw ratings no worse than the upper 140’s.

It’s incredible how bad this has gotten, when you consider that Mark Richt cut his teeth coaching passing attacks.  And as many have pointed out, it’s not like the problem crept up on the staff suddenly.

Georgia’s offense is run-oriented, not by design, but by necessity.  Any time it faces a defense that can close down the run, you can forget about scoring.  Lucky for Schottenheimer, what’s left on the schedule are the 45th, 76th and 94th ranked rushing defenses (surprisingly, perhaps, it’s Georgia Southern that’s 45th).

When people point to Eason’s arrival next season, it’s not to hail him as a savior, it’s merely in hope that he’s got enough talent to be above-average.  That, too, is a sadly low bar.  But it’s an accurate reflection of where the offense is right now.

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  1. adam

    Hard to imagine a scenario where Schottenheimer is here next year. What a disastrously bad hire.

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  2. Biggus Rickus

    The one unanswerable question about the QBs is how much of it is Schottenheimer and how much is the QBs themselves? If it’s more Schottenheimer, then expecting Eason to help much is a stretch. If it’s more the QBs, then people may be right that Eason can potentially make the offense at least halfway competent.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      This not to knock Da Noodle in any way shape, manner or form, but Ramsey and Bauta are backups at best, and you could see that last year.

      If Nick had not gone down, Lambert would look better.

      I don’t know if the the problem is Schottenheimer, but I am confident Mark Richt does know. I have no doubt some folks will view this as an apologist stance, but I will admit that I don’t know enough to evaluate an OC on one season, with crucial injuries and players put in positions they really are not designed for…Sony running 25 times between the tackles, for instance.

      One thing I am fully confident about. If Richt does decide to make a change at OC it will have absolutely nothing to do with anything written on any blog, anywhere.

      Its ultimately up to Mark Richt to decide if the current OC can maximize Eason’s talents.

      Some of us live to bitch about whatever happens.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Michel is perfectly capable of running the ball 25 times a game. It’s not ideal, and Chubb’s a better running back, but if the line play had lived up to its billing the run game wouldn’t have looked so anemic the last month. As for the QBs, you could be right. I said it was unanswerable for a reason. Bobo may have gotten more out of Ramsey or maybe not. I think he would have, but there’s way to prove that.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Rick, Michel is certainly capable of touching the ball 25 times a game…but not between the tackles…and maybe the line play looks bad because Sony is not Nick Chubb between the tackles? The answers to this require film study with they eye of an experienced OC or offensive coach…not me.

          Sony Michel, in my mind and many other minds is one of those backs who at their absolute best in space. Can he run up the middle, of course he can, but forcing him to do that is a helluva load. He is not Nick Chubb…up the middle. But he can damn sure do some damage if you can get him out in space.

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          • For once I agree with you. Maybe behind Bama’s line Sony would be a great between up the middle runner. And he’s not bad as it is. It just seems to someone that’s never been in the arena that his skill set is better if you get him the ball in space. I’ve always loved the toss sweep but it seems like we aren’t running it as much this year.

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        • redporsche

          Really is remarkable Shotty is top 10 nationally rush per attempt, considering he lost Chubb so early. Impressive. Hard to believe this offense will set the UGA all time record for yards per rush average.

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        • Russ

          I agree on both counts, Biggie. Sony is a solid 210lbs. And I think Bobo could cobble together a serviceable offense with any of our QBs. Not saying we’d be a lot better but we would definitely have an offensive identity.

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          • simpl_matter

            Not to dredge up bad memories, but I’m sure we can all recall Carlton Thomas continually running up the gut in the Wild Elf formation (might take hypnotherapy and a safe word for some of us). Bobo had me screaming at the TV several years ago, and I was having deja vu watching Sony continually running between the tackles against UF.

            Bobo had some very rough patches before he came into his own as a play caller. It’s a short body of work we are judging Shottty on, trusting (or at least hoping) that Richt knows what he is looking for and will make the right call is where I find myself.

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            • Biggus Rickus

              Sony Michel is an elite-ish running back. Carlton Thomas was an undersized scat back who wasn’t really fast enough to BE a scat back in the SEC. I really don’t understand why people think he can’t run between the tackles. He’s done it numerous times this year. He can run through contact. He’s strong. He’s just not Gurley or Chubb, both of whom are rare talents.

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              • simpl_matter

                Yeah, that’s my point though. The strengths of both of them did/does not lay in runs up the gut. We never, that I can recall, put Sony in space after he injured his wrist. On a side note, I think we saw Saturday what the coaches had schemed/planned for UF.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      I was watching the sideline. In this game, Coach Richt was much more engaged in coaching when we were on offense.

      Both coaches appeared to have a better understanding of how to utilize players like Keith Marshall, Brendan Douglas, the fullbacks, and the tight ends. The line played with more confidence and purpose (against a weaker opponent) and Sony and Terry Godwin were embracing their new roles.

      Last week, it looked like Bauta and the wide receivers knew their roles, but everyone else did not. Coach Richt was disengaged, leaving Schottenheimer and Bauta to go it alone.

      Like us, in Jacksonville it appeared the offense was trying to figure out what our strategy was and what their roles were. They weren’t bought in and they weren’t communicating. It was as if everyone was told to keep their secrets even after the game started.

      It was a very weird vibe down there.

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    • Argondawg

      And if you are Richt how do you not sign at least one or maybe two QBs last year? It makes no sense. It is just poor roster management.

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      • Mayor

        What are you talking about? Transfers? JC products? He had a RS frosh and a true frosh already. Lambert had 2 years of eligibility left, Bauta had 2 years eligibility left and Ramsey had 3 years left (all going into this season). Plus we had RS Freshman Park then. That’s 6 QBs. How many QBs do you want on a team? Your criticism is that they’re not worth anything and maybe that’s a valid criticism but that’s a quality complaint not a numbers complaint. We really couldn’t get more QBs until space opened up on the roster.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Mayor, we also took a couple of pretty decent quarterback prospects as preferred walk ons because the slots for quarterbacks were full. Both Nick Robinson and Sam Vaughn were heavily recruited by smaller schools, we just did not have a scholarship for either of them.

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      • Dawgwalker07

        I saw where someone at Dawgnation.com pointed out a few weeks ago that Jacob Eason has been committed to UGA since the summer of 2014. That meant that we went the entire 2015 recruiting cycle with the #2 quarterback in the country solidly committed to our program, and I think that had an effect on last year’s recruiting class. Who would want to come get sandwiched between the kid the coaches are hoping will succeed (Ramsey) and the future of the program (Eason)? Not saying it’s good bad or ugly that they didn’t sign a QB last year. I’m just saying with what we had on the roster plus what we had committed I understand not signing anyone. I’d rather them not take someone than take someone of lower quality just to have another body.

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  3. BCDawg97

    After seeing so much of it yesterday, my question was why not any wildcat/dawg against UF after the first play?

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    • That’s where the issue of Shottys competence comes up.

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      • redporsche

        I don’t get the negative nanny’s. The offense is 4th in the conf on both average yards per pass & rush. It’s not the problem.

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        • adam

          How about nationally? How about other stats (scoring? passing yards? total yards? points per play?)?

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          • 9th nationally in yards per rushing attempt. 56th nationally in yards per passing attempt. 66th in scoring offense. 98th in total passing yards. 67th in total yards points per play, I do not know

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        • BCDawg97

          Along with Twistification’s point – it is incompetence to me if you practice the wilddawg for 2 weeks and make no use of it against UF (who we needed all the help we could get with offense) but use it without abandon against UK, a team we probably could’ve been more conventional against and win.

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          • redporsche

            TN rolled 500+ yards on the defense, more than they did against any of the other 5 SEC teams they played. If you wean to cherry pick…explain that.

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            • BCDawg97

              Is this a response to me? I’m questioning why a gameplan wasn’t tailored to our running QB for UF? Why we no doubt spent practice time installing a wrinkle such as the wilddawg and then don’t call it but 1 time? The defense has it’s own merits for pros/cons – and a whole nother topic recently posted on the blog. This topic is discussing our offense.

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          • Eugene mosiello

            bCdawg,
            if the teacher is bad, the result is Bad .
            total Incompetence on the part of the coaches.
            in ending let me say that they are Screwing Faton Bauta Unfairly!!!
            shame on coach Richt.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Red, the point is with the Negativos is that we have not been as good as they were told we would be.

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  4. Timphd

    I don’t claim to understand the nuances of coaching major college football, and I know Coach Richt has an outstanding track record coaching QB’s but I just wonder what they don’t see in Ramsey that keeps Lambert in the game. I know he only threw 6 passes but he completed 4 and had some zip on the ball. He didn’t come close to an interception yet he only got two series in the game despite Lambert hitting one of his first seven passes. What am I missing here?

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    • Biggus Rickus

      For whatever reason, Ramsey is and has been in the doghouse all season. I suspect it’s because he doesn’t work hard enough, but for all I know it could be as petty as personality conflicts.

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    • Derek

      The pass to 16 where he lofted it in the middle of the field and got 16 whacked was ugly. The high throw to 1 on the screen was uglier. I think the main thinking for the second half was “do no harm.” I think they just feel that Lambert has fewer disasters in him.

      In other news, the panthers are about to be 8-0. Mike Shula is the OC. Want to hire him? Would you rather have his qb?

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        And what’s driving the Bammers crazy is that Shula is the OC of and undefeated team and his quarterback went to Auburn. 🙂

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      • Will (The Other One)

        Of the “OCs whose fathers were far superior coaches” Shula does outpace Schotty and Shannahan.

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    • redporsche

      Ramsey didn’t score on his chance. Had he scored, he would have gotten more reps.

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      • adam

        Which is weird. Lambert, who was 1-5 to start the game, basically got more playing time because of the running game.

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        • Timphd

          My thought exactly. It wasn’t that Ramsey didn’t score because neither did Lambert with any passing at least.

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        • redporsche

          Wasn’t accuracy, was about who could help the offense score on a drive. All scores were with Lambert on the field.

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          • adam

            But Lambert had very little to do with that.

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            • redporsche

              hmm, wonder why Ramsey has never led the team to a score?

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            • Bulldog Joe

              Lambert brings some intangibles the other QBs have yet to demonstrate.

              Simply put, the offense plays better when he is in the game. The line blocks better, the backs run tougher, the receivers run better routes and block better downfield, and we turn the ball over less.

              Lambert still has to get better with his progressions, his footwork, and some of his throws, no doubt. But he has started many more games and the offense appears to trust him.

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              • Timphd

                “Lambert brings some intangibles the other QBs have yet to demonstrate.

                Simply put, the offense plays better when he is in the game. The line blocks better, the backs run tougher, the receivers run better routes and block better downfield, and we turn the ball over less.”

                I didn’t see that game. Which one was that?

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Brice has come in for ten drives this season. In those ten drives, Georgia has scored 7 points, our opponents have scored 7 points.

      From my vantage point, he has work to do on both the tangibles and intangibles of quarterbacking. The intangibles involve gaining the confidence of your teammates, raising their motivation and focus when you are in the game. It is earned on and off the field.

      His contribution in improving our punting game is a good positive step.

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      • adam

        Lambert had 12 real series vs Mizzou with 0 TDs and an INT that was returned to the 1 yard line.

        Against Vandy, our first completion was when Brice came into the game, but we stuck with Lambert and let him get it together mentally. Against Kentucky, Brice was 4-6, while Lambert was 1-5, but we left Lambert in the game to get it together mentally.

        It just seems weird that Brice hasn’t gotten a chance to see if he will improve as the game goes on, while Lambert has gotten that opportunity in several games and Bauta got that opportunity vs Florida despite throwing 4 interceptions.

        Lambert’s “intangibles” appear to be that he has the potential to go on a streaky run of actually completing passes. But he also has the potential to throw the ball straight to the other team repeatedly. Or to miss a whole bunch of easy passes. Or to just hand the ball off (or split or wide in the wildcat stuff) and watch Godwin or Sony run the ball. The last one is why he got to stay in the game against Kentucky. But, honestly, it seems like any one of our QBs could have been in on those drives and we would have scored because we were running it so well.

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    • CB

      With Ramsey you have to look at more than a 6 pass sampling. Look at the big picture. From his first pass in the Belk Bowl last season to his first pass against Alabama this year he consistently turns the ball over.

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  5. I give Schottenheimer a pass this year. He inherited the QB mess. Not saying he doesn’t bear some blame for the offensive woes, but the root of the QB problems weren’t of his making. That was Richt and Bobo’s mess.

    I still don’t understand why they haven’t given Ramsey a chance to take the job in season.

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    • adam

      We have had bad QBs before and this is the worst UGA offense in quite some time. Definitely the worst of Richt’s tenure. Could be the worst in a few decades. That’s not all on the QB.

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    • Eugene mosiello

      why haven’t they given it to Bauta, he won it in the spring competition!!!
      The Coaches are the Fault. as Teachers, I would not want to be in their class.

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  6. Tronan

    Auburn’s defense may not be very good, but their players are probably talented enough to contain our run game if that’s the focus of their game plan (which it will be). I’m sure they’ll play fast and physical like they always do, and without any passing threat on our side, it’ll probably be enough to hold us to 17 points, tops. Regardless, I’m curious to see if our defense has improved enough to steal us a win. That’s asking a lot, but maybe they do have it in them.

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  7. If the coaches were going with the QB with the Hot Hand, That Animal was Not
    available. Ramsey deserved to play more or did he? Next year will be better.

    Aubarn appears to me to be ready to put a hurting on My Dawgs.
    i certainly hope that I am wrong about that. The “Wild Dawg” may change that.
    Can You win in the SEC with no passing attack? Saturday we will see.

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    • redporsche

      I thought that was weird too. I think what they meant was not accuracy, but which Qb led the team to scores on drives. All the scores were when Lambert was on the field.

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    • redporsche

      Luckily, Auburn is very similar to South Carolina on defense, in how many points given up, and pass defense. Lambert did pretty good in that game.

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      • adam

        Auburn will blitz a lot more than South Carolina. And play more man. And load the box even more. They will do everything they can to make us rely on the passing game. And between Schotty and the QBs, that may be enough for them to win.

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        • redporsche

          still, Auburn’s defense & pass def is like SC’s, look for Lambert to have a pretty good day. SC did everything they could too. He completed 24 of 27 and set the NCAA record.

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          • adam

            Lambert was 24/25 in that game. Shocked you, the apparent president of the Lambert fan club, got that wrong.

            It was clearly a fluke. No chance he comes close to that vs Auburn.

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        • redporsche

          Aub gave up 400 yards pass to Ole Miss recently. Be nice to face such a poor pass defense.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      This “hot hand” bullshit was a cop-out, as was announcing all three QBs as starters at the beginning of the game.

      Much like playing Faton Bauta and Reggie Davis in Jacksonville, this wasn’t done to keep the opponent guessing as much as it was a weak attempt to keep everyone happy.

      It shows a lack of leadership, decisiveness, and purpose at the top.

      There is a good reason wishy-washy Charlie Brown never won it all.

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  8. @gatriguy

    If Richt survives, it totally wouldn’t shock me if Schotty survives. It just is too out of character for Richt to can someone after a year.

    In the event he does though, a name to consider to Richt insists on staying with his beloved Pro-style offense, is Jedd Fisch. He’s currently at Michigan, so Eason shouldn’t have a problem with that. Always though he was very good at getting the most out of the talent he had to work with.

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    • redporsche

      Richt? Huh? Pruitt & McGarity are the ones that are worried. Richt ain’t goin nowhere. Shotty neither I bet.

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  9. redporsche

    Hell, I’ll take 400 yards of offense and 27 points anyday.

    I think our offense gets a bad rap. Especially Lambert. Not saying he’s NFL or anything but damn, he’s near the top of the conference in completion percentage, yards per pass attempt averages, and his efficiency rating. We throw very little per game, less than any team in the conference, so not going to get big pass yard numbers. Add to that the offense is also getting top 10 number in yards per rush, not a lot to complain about.

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  10. mg4life0331

    What if Eason kicks ass in the spring game and then gets redshirted?!?! Damn the comments would be hilarious…I can’t wait.

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  11. Columbus Dawg

    I read this blog daily, but have only posted a couple of times. If UGA does not do everything it can to retain Jeremy Pruitt in 2016, then Georgia will be back to what it was on defense. Pruitt’s D gave the absent offense MANY chances to get on top and stay there versus UF, and obviously was the only reason for the wins against Mizzou and Kentucky. Georgia is a top twenty defense for the first time in years, and with so many freshmen on the field getting experience, I believe that Pruitt will have them spitting nails like Old Erk used to in 2016, given the chance. He is the most important coach in Athens at the moment. Most successful defensive coordinators have a mean streak in them. McGarity and the others up there that think he is to big of a meanie to coach at UGA had better wake up. Schotty is the one that needs to go.

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    • redporsche

      pretty much confirmed Pruitt’s out according to many sources, at the end of the season. he apparently has no social skills and offends every person he comes into contact with.

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      • Derek

        Sounds like my kinda guy!

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      • adam

        That is fiction.

        If Richt is back, Pruitt is probably still here. Schotty probably isn’t.

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      • Mike Cooley

        Oh well we can’t have coaches with bad social skills. That’s the number one priority for a successful football coach.

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      • sniffer

        What sources have confirmed his leaving? Before you answer, look up the journalistic meaning of ‘confirmed’.

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        • redporsche

          I guess USA Today and the AJC and ESPN’s Bruce feldman are not reputable? Again, who has said Shotty is out, anyone?

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          • sniffer

            They’re reputable. Who are their sources within the BM admin that have confirmed his firing? Don’t answer. You’re just parroting what others have said and have nothing to add to the discussion. When you grow up, you’ll find you don’t have to try as hard to get people to like you.

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            • redporsche

              come to think of it, hell, Pruitt even ran off 9 players in his first offseason, can’t get along with adults or teens. He got issues.

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              • Chadwick

                He can coach. That’s more important than Richt’s cotillion social club. UGA might have the biggest limp dick in the conference as a head coach.

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          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Red, USA Today reported McGarity had problems with Richt, said he was gone…McGarity denied he said anything resembling that…ever.

            None of the folks you mention are any better than their sources, and their sources are suspect, at best.

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  12. illini84

    His is this patting himself on the back? ” “So we kind of put our heads together. I’m proud of them. We brainstormed some stuff, we put a plan together. And most importantly these young men went in and executed.”

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  13. El Dawgo

    Last year started the philosophical change in QB play, where HM was asked to not turn the ball over. We all griped about not stretching the field, lack of passing attack, etc, even though HM had a good year for a first year starter.

    This year it looks like someone in the coaches box has a bag with playcalls in it and they randomly reach in and pick one to run. No consistency, no continuing what works. We excel at running plays at which we don’t excel.

    Its a shame that Bobo packed his crayons and didn’t leave them in Athens.

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  14. Q

    Proud of the other coaches?
    He’s bad and patronizing. Fun combo.

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  15. AntiJorts

    Anyone still want to argue that the defense hasn’t been the best unit this year?
    2015 UGA Football Defensive Statistics via Dawgpost

    1st Downs Defense (#3 in FBS; 129 opponent 1st downs [i.e., third fewest 1st down surrendered])
    3rd Down Conversion Percentage (#10 in FBS; opponents converted 30.1% of attempts)
    Red Zone Defense (#7 in FBS; opponents scored on 17 of 24 attempts)
    Passing Yards Allowed (#11 in FBS; 173.9 yds/game)
    Passing Efficiency Defense (#18 in FBS)
    Rush Defense (#29 in FBS; 131.4 yds/game)
    Scoring Defense (#20 in FBS; 18.4 pts/game unadjusted [16.2 pts/game adjusted – not including blocked punt returned for TD vs. Bama, pick-6 vs. Bama, & fumbled punt returned for TD vs. Florida
    Total Defense (#14 in FBS; 305.3 yds/game)
    No first quarter TDs given up. UGA’s scoring D is surrendering 16.2 ppg this season, its best since 2003 w/ Greg Blue, Thomas Davis, Sean Jones, David Pollack, Odell Thurman, et al.**. In comparison, Todd Grantham’s 2013 UGA D surrendered 30.9 ppg (#84 in FBS). Remarkable turnaround in <2 seasons under Coach Pruitt, esp. considering that UGA’s played 16 (and started 5) true freshmen this season. UGA special teams currently ranked #103 in net punting, #69 in punt return defense, #71 kickoff return defense; 12 of 18 FGs. #66 scoring offense.

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  16. Will Trane

    Here is the biggest offense stat under Shotty.
    Three losses. I’ll throw out the Bama game.
    Two losses on road. Just check out those points and offense stats.
    Now the Dawgs have a SEC game on the road against Boom and Auburn.
    You will find if the highly acclaimed and innovative Shotty /Tarkenton offense is.
    Doubt if any of those changes came from a NFL playbook.
    Probably from coach Sales at McNeese State.
    Just remember this offense has not really showed up in three road games.

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  17. Eugene mosiello

    Don’t blame the QB,s. It is the coaches! to have the Team under perform is a major sign of incompetence on the teacher, coach or whoever is in -charge.If the coaches were any -good they would have come right back with Faton Bauta at QB….Remember it was Florida he did alright against. The rest of the team played Dead that day.
    I guest Coaches were protecting the other QB,s from not looking good in that game .BAD Coaches. no Balls !!!
    ruining our young men .

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    • Derek

      If we can’t blame the qb’s when they suck, then why do we credit them when they do well? Should Gus have cam newtons heisman on his shelf? Should Mullen have tebows? Should Bobo have gotten a taste of staffords signing bonus? Was Herschel great because of Mike Cavan? Did you see him get any worse when Ray Goff became his position coach?

      Coaches are important but they can’t turn water into wine. In fact they rarely ever turn wine into vinegar. The player is the most important factor in a players performance.

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  18. Theotherdoug

    Schottenheimer is non creative. This is the type of offense we should have run against Florida, but instead he put the running QB in to run his offense. He doesn’t adapt the offense to the talent. Heck, he had to ask the other coaches for ideas to come up with what we saw against Kentucky.

    Basically, he is a low end OC,and we are paying him top end money.

    With two weeks to prepare we should have seen the new offense with more wrinkles. Have Bauta take a pitch after lining up in the slot and then throw or run. Have more with Godwin. Have someone throw who isn’t a QB. Have Ramsey run the wing in short yardage 3rd downs, and then leave him in there to punt if he doesn’t get it. That’ll keep the defense on the field instead of the punt return team.

    I could go on, but I’ve never been in the arena.

    Schottenheimer has to go and we need a young, creative, and aggressive OC. Yeah, there will be turnovers, but we gotta scare the opposition a bit.

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  19. CB

    I’ll wager that Georgia ranks #1 in all statistical categories for SEC offenses that have no viable quarterback option. Since Schott can’t really be held accountable for the lack of talent he’s being forced to work with (especially considering Chubb’s injury) I’m not prepared to write him off just yet. It’s not like this guy has never accomplished anything in the sport of football.

    As I skim the comment section I can’t decide if it’s funny or sad how many people fancy themselves qualified to evaluate play calling on an SEC level. Criticize the results all you want, but please spare everyone the notion that you could do a better job calling plays. It’s an easy trap to fall into, and I’ve done it myself (when you know who was in Athens), but at some point you have to wake up and realize that you’re probably not on that level, and likely never will be.

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    • adam

      “As I skim the comment section I can’t decide if it’s funny or sad how many people fancy themselves qualified to evaluate play calling on an SEC level. Criticize the results all you want, but please spare everyone the notion that you could do a better job calling plays. ”

      You don’t have to know how to drive a semi to say that the guy who drove one into a ditch didn’t do a good job. You don’t have to be a Juilliard-trained musician to tell when someone can’t play the piano. And you don’t have to be a professional football coach to tell when an offensive coordinator is doing a bad job. Lots of teams are doing a lot more more with a lot less than what we have on offense.

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      • CB

        Like I said. Criticize the results all you want, but that doesn’t qualify you to advise the semi driver or the pianist on how to improve their craft.

        I’d be quite interested to hear which offenses are accomplishing more with less. I can’t think of a single one.

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      • CB

        To further your analogy I would also like to add that most reasonable people would be able to recognize whether the brake lines on the semi were cut well before it ran into the ditch, or that the piano had an anvil dropped on it.

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  20. CB

    To further your analogy I would also like to add that most reasonable people would be able to recognize that the brake lines whether or not the semi were cut well before it ran into the ditch, or that the piano had an anvil dropped on it.

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