Cue “Yakety Sax”.

One more tidbit from that Q&A with the Vandy beat writer:

Looking specifically at the matchups with Georgia, are there any ones in particular you think the Commodores feel good about and can exploit? For instance, pretty much everybody in the league has a better kicking game than the Bulldogs.

Sparks: “Vandy has been a disaster in some areas of special teams lately. It’s had two punts blocked, three other punt snaps mishandled, one punt snap fumbled, two punt returns muffed in last week’s game, etc.

Hoo, boy.  This game’s got some serious wince potential.


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22 responses to “Cue “Yakety Sax”.

  1. Russ

    We need to give Blankenship some real looks at field goals. We can’t keep passing up 35 yard FGs. Blankenship has the ability, he just needs to work through his issues. I thought it was a mistake last Sunday to take a delay of game penalty rather than have Blankenship try a 40 yard FG. We’re going to need him at some point in the season.

    As for punting, why not put Ramsey back there? Although, I don’t think Long is as terrible as everyone says.

    • Macallanlover

      Agree, like we are putting our heads in the sand. Blankenship has a good leg, and probably isn’t any worse at FGs than Walsh was when he was having his head issues. If we are that negative on him kicking reasonable length FGs, why aren’t we having a student try out like FU did? At least we would be doing something proactive and not just stewing in the stench. Hate to have the next time he is allowed to kick a 30 yarder be in Jax.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Long had a decent game against South Carolina, but he had lots of help from Matthew ever other quarter. I think you gotta trust the coaching staff about whether Rodrigo can make the field goal, they get to see him work more.

      And please note, there is a significant learning curve for kickers going from high school to college. (Hint…no tee in college.)

      The sad question to me is: how many points have we given up because we don’t seem to be able to kick field goals longer than 15 yards? (Please, for your own mental health, don’t think about Tennessee.)

      • Uglydawg

        Really..who knows…Think about it. Long FGs aren’t a sure thing. If you make two out of three, that’s six points. If you go for it on fouth down, I’ll bet you get more than six points out of those three drives..if only one is successful, you get 7.
        Punting for field position can be a very good game. Boom said, just before the second half started, that Georgia was playing a field position game. He was correct..and it worked.
        I think the best job CMR ever did on offense was when he lost confidence in his kicker and started playing for a possible7 instead of being conservative and trying for a chancey 3.
        But it would be great to be able to make that long one when time has taken away all other hope….Like the time “From Munson’s Top Ten Calls”

        #7. Worse than bonkers: Sept. 22, 1984, Georgia 26, Clemson 23: Georgia trails No. 2 Clemson 20-6 early before rallying to take a 23-20 lead. It’s 23-all when Georgia’s final drive stalls at the Clemson 44-yard line. Coach Vince Dooley sends on place-kicker Kevin Butler to attempt a 60-yard field goal in the closing seconds — a distance that Munson initially describes as “a hundred-thousand miles.” As Butler’s winning kick clears the crossbar, Munson says, “Oh my God! Oh my God! The stadium is worse than bonkers! Eleven seconds! I can’t believe what he did! This is ungodly!”

        I can still hear him.

  2. Faultoring memory

    So parents should cover the eyes of their small children when either team is kicking.

  3. Jared S.

    I already don’t allow my small children to see the TV for fear they may accidentally see Trump or Hillary on the screen.

  4. Bulldog Joe

    Let’s cue the song up on kicking downs. Is there a rap version?

  5. Spike

    “We have met the enemy.. and he is us.”

  6. Bulldog Joe

    Last year’s Vanderbilt-Georgia game featured three missed field goals, a fumbled kickoff inside the 10, and a surrendered punt return touchdown.

    Yakety sax, indeed.

  7. tonyqbr

    Nope. Our special teams are ranked 126, Vandy’s is 88th. They are a lot better.

    But our offense and defense is ranked a little better than theirs on fpi.

  8. lakedawg

    If we do not beat this bunch by 28 I will be greatly surprised at greatly displeased with some part of this current staff!

    • tonyqbr

      not going to win by 28.

      Look at the margin in the wins:
      NC- won by 9 points
      nichols won by 2 points
      mizzou won by 1 point
      sc wpn by 14

      The team has struggled to score in the 1st 3 quarters really.
      1st qrtr 71st in scoring
      2nd qrtr 71st
      3rd qrtr 95th
      4th qrtr 31st in scoring (av 9 points a game)

      This team doesn’t have that killer instinct when they get a lead.

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