Matt Stinchcomb had the misfortune of calling the Georgia-Nicholls game for the SEC Network. He did a Q&A with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about some of the things he saw, as well as some overall observations about the Georgia program. This part strikes me as being pretty spot on:
P-D: You called the Nicholls State game last week. Was that a case of Georgia overlooking an FCS opponent or did some genuine concerns about this team surface?
Stinchcomb: I think there’s genuine concern. I’m not sure that Georgia had things wide open in that game. I feel relatively confident there will be a more expansive playbook available offensively. But there were some issues that carried over (from the first game). The secondary allowed receivers get behind them. That was something North Carolina did repeatedly without being able to capitalize. Nicholls the same way. That’s a concern. The defense played otherwise relatively well in both weeks. Offensively, as I mentioned the play-calling was a little abbreviated, but that said what was in the (Nicholls) game was pretty poorly executed. The run game was virtually non-existent and lacked any semblance of consistently. Frankly, the offensive front and tight ends and receivers, too, anyone involved in the blocking scheme, played below average, to say the least. That’s just not something that meshes with one of the more talented fronts that Georgia will see in Missouri…
It’s not that Georgia shouldn’t beat Missouri. It’s that we don’t have any idea if Kirby Smart is going to coax something better out of his players and coaches than their “C” game.