Observations and reflections, Liberty Bowl edition

As I posted before the bowl game, 8-5 sure looks a lot more palatable than 7-6.  Winning is always better than losing, so it’s satisfying to see 2016 close out on a positive note.  Not that the win over a 6-6 TCU squad qualified as dominant in any sense.  Georgia won because, unlike so many other games this year, the Frogs had a miserable kicking game and, in something of a shocker, managed to turn in a worse red zone performance than did the Dawgs.

That being said, in so many ways the bowl game was such a microcosm of the season, it’s hard not to look under the surface and see most of the things that drove us crazy during the regular season in play.  A perfect of example of that came in the first half:  David Marshall goes from looking completely lost on one play to blowing up a double pass by staying home (a skill that has notoriously eluded many a Georgia defensive lineman over the years) on the next, only to see Kirby Smart waste a challenge and a time out arguing the second pass was a lateral when it was apparent from the broadcast that it went forward.

I came away thinking yet again that this year’s team was talented.  You don’t watch a dominant performance by Trent Thompson, another terrific effort by Roquan Smith — boy, it’s a pleasure to see an inside linebacker who’s not a liability in pass coverage — Chubb and Michel being Chubb and Michel, among other things, and not come away with that impression.  But it’s frustrating to see how that talent gets frittered away by, for want of a better description, overcoaching.

Watching Smart and Tucker stubbornly insist on constant player substitutions in the face of TCU running its hurry up offense was maddening.  The result was disorganization that was as bad as a Grantham defense in its heyday, minus the hand waving.  Plus, it was clearly ineffective, as TCU’s offense moved the ball up and down the field.

It also resulted in Georgia having to burn time outs as it attempted to get its collective defensive act in order.  Those timeouts might have come in handy at the end of the first half when the Dawgs recovered a fumble at midfield with less than a minute on the clock and wound up having to settle for a field goal attempt that was out of Blankenship’s range.  Smart’s first-year clock management skills have proven to be as frustrating as Richt’s were.

Much the same could be said about the insistence on the same blocking strategy by the offensive line in the first half that served the offense so poorly in the first twelve games.  The results were completely expected.  The running game was largely bottled up.  It was to Chaney’s credit that he didn’t abandon the run going into the second half (and what does it say when you can make a credible argument that was the best coaching decision of the day?).

What did change in the second half was a couple of adjustments on offense.  Eason spent less time lining up under center and the line pulled and trapped a good bit more.  The result was the most unusual of circumstances in this 2016 season:  holes for running backs to pop through.  (Somewhere in the middle of the third quarter, Chubb and Michel had to be pinching themselves at their sudden good fortune.)  It’s amazing what you can accomplish with an approach that utilizes what your talent does better than what it’s shown all season it’s not as capable of doing.

In short, it was a game that could have played out in a more comfortable manner than it did had the game plan been to play to Georgia’s strengths from the beginning instead of establishing a mentality, or whatever it is they like to call it.  This is what on the job training looks like.

Just a few bullet points, because it wouldn’t be an Observations post without them.

  • What I enjoyed the most about McKenzie’s huge gain on Georgia’s first scoring drive was the downfield blocking by Michel, who blew down there like a human whirlwind, and Godwin, of all people.  Terry has come a long way in that department.
  • I’ve mentioned Thompson’s dominant performance, but the defense as a whole deserves credit for a total of five sacks and seven tackles for loss.  It also forced two fumbles.  All of the disruptions were key.  (From Pro Football Focus“However, Hill’s numbers would dramatically plummet when under pressure, with his QB rating (42.4) ranking as the 13th-worst, low enough that simply spiking the football on each of those plays would’ve only dropped that value down to 39.6.”)  Despite running plenty of HUNH that the Dawgs had their struggles with, TCU’s offense was held under its season averages in points, yardage, yards per play and plays run.  They may have been choppy, but they were effective.
  • Perhaps best of all, that was the top red zone performance the defense turned in all season.  TCU managed to score only four times out of six opportunities.  If you don’t think that’s much of a big deal, consider that Georgia managed to move up thirteen spots nationally after the game and will finish the season no longer the worst team in the conference in that regard.
  • Maybe somebody can explain why TCU doesn’t play John Diarse more.  He had two touchdown receptions, one of which was one of the best catches I saw all season, and yet didn’t seem to be on the field much.
  • Jacob Eason remains very much a work in progress.  On that McKenzie big gainer, he did a terrific job keeping the play alive by moving to his left.  He also managed a couple of nice runs out of the pistol when there weren’t any open receivers.  But he still holds the ball too long too often and his touch on the deep ball is inconsistent, to say the least.  I don’t know whose learning curve progress is more crucial to success this coming year, his or Smart’s, but Georgia really needs for Eason to take a big step forward soon.
  • If you get a chance to watch a replay, keep an eye on Kublanow.  You’ll really see what I mean about giving the o-line the opportunity to play to its strengths.  Trying to hold his position in the first half, he had a hard time establishing any room for the running game.  But in the second half, when he was allowed to move, he was more effective, both pulling on the line and with some timely downfield blocking.
  • The best thing you can say about special teams play was that TCU’s bunch left more points on the floor than did Georgia’s.  Ramsey’s punting was largely ineffective, kickoff coverage wasn’t much better and blocking on returns was close to nonexistent.  However, Blankenship made all his extra points as well as his makeable field goal, which is more than you can say for TCU’s kicker.  (Also, somebody on the TCU sideline should have been paying attention when Ramsey, not Eason, went out as the holder on a field goal attempt.)  Small victories, I guess.

It was not a win for the ages, but it was a win.  Move on from that, crush recruiting over the next month, spend the next couple of months leading up to G-Day figuring out how to avoid making those rookie mistakes in the future and it’ll be a good start to Kirby Smart’s second season.  Here’s hoping.

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  1. DawgPhan

    UGA was lucky that we didnt get nailed for more penalties with the defensive substitutions.

    Seems like the announcers were really calling for it a lot.

    But they got the win and are currently crushing recruiting. Need to close this class strong and move on to the next thing, just like you said.

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    • Russ

      The substitution penalty could have been called about 10 more times at least. I guess the refs didn’t realize it was Georgia playing. An SEC crew would have soiled themselves calling all the penalties they could.

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    • Dolly Llama

      It looked like we got away with a double handful of uncalled facemask penalties over the course of the game to me.

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  2. NoAxeToGrind

    Improvement by Smart better be readily apparent in the next two years. He doesn’t have the “Willie Martinez” factor going for him like Richt.

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  3. gastr1

    Such a weird season. I thought early on that it was obvious that this team had huge flaws; it becomes apparent halfway through the year that the flaws include the coaches; we end up 8-5. But included in that 8-5 are THREE games we really should have won (UT, Vandy, GT) and two blowouts to not-that-great competition.

    So are we close to being 11-2, or are we a long way away from being 11-2? Can’t really tell.

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    • DawgPhan

      we are an 8-5 team. We definitely are not an 11-2 team. We are not the best 8-5 team. We are just 8-5. If we would have beaten UT then, we lose to Mizzou.

      A win against Vandy and we drop the bowl game. You are what you are.

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  4. georgiajeepn

    The Georgia Bulldogs 2016 season can best be summed up as they got what they earned. The female ESPN announcer for their bowl game… Next year maybe we move up to Brent Musburger!

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    • DawgPhan

      awesome. downgrading women because you are upset about your football team. nice work.

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      • gastr1

        I’d like to add that dimwittery such as that would deserve Musberger as a reward, but that might be too generous.

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      • gastr1

        (dimwittery such as georgiajeepn’s comment, for sake of clarity)

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      • Snoop Dawgy Dawg

        Interesting. Can’t criticize her announcing? She was terrible. the other meat head standing with her just shouted the whole game. About the worst announcing combo I’ve seen since the Dave’s back on the ole noon kick offs pre-SEC network deal. My wife thought she was terrible and just thought her voice was grating in general.

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        • James Stephenson

          That guy, if I hear Eason needs to get the ball out early so he can read the defense, one more freaking time. What the hell does that even mean?

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          • Macallanlover

            It’s actually very stupid, sounds like “ready, fire, aim”. Weird. I avoided most all of their comments, forced myself to endure the radio which was over a full play ahead. Can’t believe we lasted this long before we had Beth assigned to one of our games.

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        • DawgPhan

          We got stuck with the terrible announcer is different than we got stuck with the female announcer.

          Being female does not imply being terrible at football related talking.

          I mean we could get into the whole she hasnt had the access or experience because of her gender and the systemic issues that females face in sports coverage in general, but let’s not.

          Just remember that you can criticize the actions, but you really should stay away from connecting the quality of those actions to things like race, gender, sexual orientation, and the like. It’s pretty easy.

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          • Servicestaff

            Great lesson but let’s come back to the original point. If Georgia plays better, they get a better bowl game and we don’t have to listen to Beth Mowins. THE ONLY female ESPN annoucer.

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            • Russ

              I’m not a Beth Mowins fan, but after listening to Scott Howard (a DGD, I know) during the Tech game while driving, I believe I prefer her. Though I’d take the Daves over any of them.

              The bad thing is, if we win it all next year, we’ll be stuck with Herbie and Fowler, the two biggest tools in sport. I’m looking forward to Nessler and Danielson, though.

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              • DawgPhan

                nearly everyone associated with georgia radio is worse than she is.

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              • RandallPinkFloyd

                Fowler is a tool? Think you’re in the minority in that belief.

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                • Russ

                  Fowler’s biggest fan is himself. Followed by himself. I was glad when Rece Davis took over his spot, though I don’t really watch much ESPN now except for the live games.

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                  • Macallanlover

                    Bingo, it’s more his attitude than his actual call. Biggest compliant is he doesn’t tell Herbie to shut up for stating the obvious all game long, or never contribute any insight into the game. How can a network have Todd Blackledge available and leave him on the bench for the big situations? Kirk’s primary role seems to be driving his agenda, which is mostly protect the Big14….especially ohio.

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          • AthensHomerDawg

            Could he be differentiating between the two announcers? As to which one was a punishment….

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            • MLB2

              It’s not her fault. She’s never been “in the arena.”

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              • down island way

                Turn off the tv volume, tune in some Munson observations, including pre game…..it’ll seem like heaven, no matter what your eyes are telling you. Unless you give me “Stinch” on the color side….all the above mentioned are useless for our beloved DAWGS!

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  5. Bright Idea

    I know a stoic coach is not what we want but damn Kirby was a raging lunatic on that sideline in Memphis. He’s gonna bust a gut if he doesn’t calm down. It would also allow him to think rather than wasting timeouts on a bad review request.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Agreed.

      One of the announcers made a few comments about how confusing our defensive play calling was as Tucker, Smart and some others were all yelling, gesticulating and signalling.

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    • rpcpisme

      Careful…there are folks here that see that lunatic as good coaching. You know, because yelling at folks during a game is good coaching. Yelling happens at practice. Once the game day happens, its too late. If CKS is effectively doing his job during the week, he doesnt need to be a lunatic. Having said that, I do not think this will continue. I think CKS calms down during his tenure.

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  6. The other Doug

    Smart needs to decide whether he can be successful with the 1st half offensive scheme next year. I think it would work if we had the OL for it.

    I’m a bit surprised we don’t use Ramsey as the holder on all kicks. It makes it easier to execute a the fake, plus on a botched snap/hold he has a better chance of running for the first down. Isn’t this the type of stuff a special teams coach thinks about?

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  7. lakedawg

    Second the Kublanow recognition, for all the criticism for size the guy is good when used properly.

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  8. Granthams replacement

    When the offense switched to the pistol,2 TE, and 2WR the run game opened up. My favorite Kublanow play was the last one when the clock ran out and so did his eligibility.

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  9. Russ

    Agree 100% Senator. We should’ve abandoned that impose our will style of running after the 3rd game or so. Kirby’s bringing in the big bodies to run that, but until they get here, you don’t use the smallest line in the SEC to run that attack. The second half adjustments showed why. Using more pistol, and letting the line move laterally opened up the running lanes, just as they have the previous 4-5 years that we’ve had the smallest OL in the SEC. Good coaches use the players to their best advantage.

    I also agree that Kirby needs to quit coaching the defense and let Tucker do it. He’s obviously overloaded, blowing timeouts, wasting challenges. We’ll see how he improves next year, which is when most improvements are done. The talent he’s bringing in will make him much smarter.

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  10. Uglydawg

    The defer had another stop on fourth down the refs screwed them out of. We had no challenge left. But that kind of shit shouldn’t happen .Dawgs had “spot” problem the whole game.

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  11. Playing to your strengths … that’s what good coaching does. Who cares about establishing an identity? Win games and everything else takes care of itself. Hopefully, that’s the OJT lesson Kirby takes from this year.

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    • DawgPhan

      yeah I wish the identity that Smart and Co. had established was one of a team that won a bunch of games. what an idea.

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  12. Snoop Dawgy Dawg

    Senator, I agree with you pretty much on everything. The team isn’t Bama talented, but we’re not as bereft of talent as people seem to think. On offense, we had opportunities all year to take advantage of our abundance of skill at certain positions and simply couldn’t figure out how to do it.

    On defense, it felt like a Grantham defense all game. Constant yelling. Constant sprinting on and off. Constant movement to get set. Not being set at some snaps. time outs used because we weren’t set. Was like Grantham 2.0. I’m 100% on board the Smart train until he isn’t our coach, same as Richt, but the thing I absolutely loved about Pruitt’s defense when he arrived was that the players simply played. They got set, made the calls, and went about their business. The defense seemed faster under Pruitt, my guess is because he made it simpler.( which you had a post on with quotes from Bama players this year). I hope Smart/Tucker grow into more of that mold versus the chinese fire drill we’ve seen from time to time this season.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      CMR was right to hand the full responsibility of the D over to his DCs. That approach served him well when he had talented DCs BVG and CJP, and not so well when he had Willie and CTG. That’s the importance of having top assistants.

      It’s not the saban approach, but Kirby needs to get an OC he has confidence in and hand the offense over. I simply don’t believe he’s going to be able to micro manage everything like saban. Kirby needs to weed out underperforming assistants on an annual basis. I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t make a change or two on the staff during the off season.

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      • Russ

        I think the tendency of any new coach is to do what you know. Richt did that for the first few years with the offense until Bobo took over. Kirby gravitates to the defense, obviously. But hopefully he learns the difference between being involved and coaching every play like he’s doing now. Let Tucker run the defense, and Kirby can focus on running the team.

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  13. jrod1229

    My only curiosity with the constant switching.. was the group fresher at the end of the game and thus able to close it out? They only gave up 7 points in the second half, but on the other hand they had several sustained drives. If you’re running the football the way we did it shouldn’t matter. Just curious of other opinions.

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    • Russ

      I don’t know. The substitutions are good in general (if we had substituted the DL in 2012 SECCG, we’d win in my opinion), but it seemed like Kirby was trying too hard to match personnel or rather reacting to TCU. I’d think if you want to substitute against a HUNH team, you have the guys ready to move as soon as you see ANY offensive players sub out. And I’d focus strictly on the DL, the other guys should be able to maintain the pace.

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      • Tronan

        This could be a reflection of Smart’s Bama background. When you’ve got a roster where 4-stars are the weak links, you can substitute freely because you’ve got at least two starting elevens. UGA’s not there yet, but Smart and staff are coaching as if that’s the reality (also see trying to “impose our will” with finesse blockers).

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  14. Bulldog Joe

    I believe the Auburn game success was the reason for the constant player substitutions vs. the hurry-up. However, the players expend a lot of energy doing it and TCU’s quarterback making plays with his feet made this an apples/oranges situation vs. Auburn.

    That’s a lot of sideline-to-sideline running and our offense going 3-and-out for most of the first half made it worse. Simplifying things worked last season and I don’t doubt it will work next season, if the coaching staff chooses to take this path.

    Offensively, the pistol makes sense for the personnel we have. Eason grew up in the shotgun formation, our smaller line moves better laterally, and our backs appreciate taking the ball farther back in the formation and having time to look for a running lane. We’ve been saying this here since the Nichols game.

    The fake FG on special teams was obviously a great call, but we were fortunate to draw an opponent with many of the same special teams deficiencies we have. Special teams need restructuring work in the off-season. We give up way too many free yards in the kicking and punting game to be a championship team.

    Also agree on the clock management and timeout management issues. Some of it is expected with a new staff, but these should have been remedied long before game 13.

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    • D.N. Nation

      To needle the previous coaching administration a little….

      “Also agree on the clock management and timeout management issues. Some of it is expected with a new staff, but these should have been remedied long before game 13.”

      Hell, Richt hadn’t mastered that long before YEAR 13, let alone game.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      I kept thinking about the Auburn game as well. Danielson was gushing about Smart’s substitutions slowing down Auburn’s HUNH. The refs are required to give the defense time to substitute. But it didn’t look like the officials in the bowl game got the memo. The offense would substitute and start to line up. The defense would start running players on. The official would stand over the ball for 2 seconds and then back away to allow the offense to snap it.

      Now, I certainly think that Smart should have learned his lesson and figured out that the officials weren’t going to give him time to substitute. If that’s the case, scrap the Auburn game plan and do the best you can with what the officials allow. But I didn’t think it was a systemic problem of a first year coach.

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      • Russ

        Yeah, I noticed the refs weren’t holding the snap as long as the SEC refs did (or any others, for that matter). Still, Kirby should have seen it and adjusted, just like a pitcher adjusts to the specific umpire calling balls and strikes.

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  15. Spike

    A helluva fourth quarter. Is Eason overrated? I’ll hang up and listen..

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    • Russ

      More like undercoached.

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      • CrawforDawg

        I’m not certain accuracy can be coached. What say y’all?

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        • Russ

          I have no idea on accuracy, but I think touch and anticipation can be. The color announcer was correct that Eason was waiting for his receivers to be open before he threw. Seems like that could be coaching, but maybe Eason doesn’t take to it. Next year will really tell. I still think he’ll be a great one before he leaves.

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          • Tronan

            I’ve got to think that, with incoming bigger receivers who (ideally) can get open easier, Eason’s waiting to throw may be a problem that solves itself. If we get the second coming of Julio Jones and Eason’s still waiting to throw, then we can be fairly certain the problem is with the QB.

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            • DawgPhan

              I can’t for the life of me understand why people think that just putting someone new at the position will fix anything.

              That eason will suddenly start throwing guys open if they were just 2 inches taller or had a different number.

              The problem is that eason doesnt throw until the guy is open. A lot of routes these days require that the QB throw the ball long before the guy even makes the cut much less is open.

              getting open easier doesnt matter if the ball isnt there when you do get open.

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    • Uglydawg

      He may have been overrated coming out of high school. I said early on that you can’t accurately compare HS performance from the PacNW to HS performance in the South. Its a totally different level of skill. I know a coach that moved to a pretty rural Georgia school from a big-town school in the NE…He told me he couldn’t believe the speed of the players in the South and that if he could take just a few of the athletes he was coaching (then..in GA.) back to his school up north..that he would win the state championship in track and football. Eason may be an example of this theory.

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      • jrod1229

        Except he went to camps and absolutely tore it up each and every time. While not in the ballpark yet, HS football is going the way of HS basketball where it is almost secondary to AAU ball.

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  16. Greg

    Nice synopsis…..no doubt in my mind about this staff’s ability to recruit, just the ability of the staff that has been put together (game planning, development, leadership and etc). At some point, wins will have to follow before we can continue to sign top classes. Got to have both (recruiting/coaching), next season will tell us a lot. Thanks for the comments, thought they were spot on.

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  17. CrawforDawg

    Jake Fromm will push Jacob Eason to take that much needed “big step forward” or, as some speculate, take his place as a starter before Eason’s career at Georgia is over. I lean towards the latter. It will be fun to watch them battle.

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    • Willie Weenie Wagon Dawg

      Agree. Fromm is needed to push Eason. Unlike Stafford who was satisfied with his natural talent, there was no one behind him to make him get better. Therefore, I think we will see a really improved, naturally progressing QB next year. ( to bad we don’t have a 2d string OC to push the current one)

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      • Russ

        I just wish we had a first string OC, instead of the JV guy we’re stuck with.

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        • Greg

          Still hard for me to believe that we have a former lineman coaching QB’s…..yeah, yeah…I remember he was also Drew Brees QB coach, but I think that was more of Drew Brees. Thinks Chaney was a terrible hire, also think that Fromm will develop no matter who the coach. ….hoping talent can overcome coaching.

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      • DawgPhan

        That lazy ass stafford.

        Just the best player in high school. Then #1 NFL pick.

        Then sets the record for fastest QB to 30k yards in the NFL.

        If only there had been someone to push him, he could have been great.

        what a waste.

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        • Macallanlover

          Agree, don’t get the continued negative comments about Stafford. He threw INTs because he was/is a gunslinger who relies too much on his arm to win every situation. He is actually the norm with this, Farve was throwing lots of iNTS when he retired. Stafford was a much better passer when he was a freshman, especially on deep throws. He also had a better understanding of the offense, and quicker. Doesn’t matter though, Eason will have to get better or get passed by Fromme. Not saying JF starts next fall, although he could win out, but Eason will have to get better this spring or summer. He has a year’s head start so he should hang on but next year he will have to deliver or their will be a call made to the bull pen. Jake reminds me of Murray, and is a viable candidate, one I wish we had waiting in the wings this past year.

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  18. Todd Granthams Towel

    He wore out the D-line more running them on and off the field than leaving them in for two plays in a row…Mind you, this was all part of the “extra spring practice” conditioning drills.

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  19. Somebody in the state of Georgia has to be able to kick the ball into the end zone right? I swear one kickoff landed at about the 10. Our special teams are still pretty bad. The only positive I can come up with is that our kicker is making field goals and no one has blocked one of our kicks. Other than that, Beamer should be ashamed. As far as Kublanow making room in the middle? He had on skates that one play where he was knocked into Eason. The only thing you can do with that guy is pull him on a sweep and block down on the nose. After watching the first half of that game, I am very concerned about our coaching staff. Glad for the win though.

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  20. jt (the other one)

    Hope ain’t a plan and the Process don’t have no time for hope!

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  21. Will Trane

    Defense Red Zone Performance award winners.
    1. Vandy. Ass waxed in bowl game.
    5. The OSU. Ass waxed in bowl game.
    11. Auburn. Ass waxed in bowl game.
    13. Texas A&M. Ass waxed in bowl game.
    44. Kentucky. Ass waxed in bowl game.
    Yep. That is a meaningful stat.
    Lone East Division winners. UF, UT, and UGA.
    Did CMR win his first bowl game at UGA?
    What we do know is that KS laid the foundation for this current Tide Roll on defense. Substitution issues or not. They won!

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  22. Will Trane

    Roster Management and knowing how to screw it up big time…well Big Ten.
    The alleged legends and darlings of ESPN head coaches in Big Ten were a complete failure and laughing stock in the bowls.
    Hey dudes we are talking about those HCs at Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan.
    All that damn talent and ability to substitute at will, and you still got your ass waxed. Hey Franklin, you better learn something about clock management, roster management, and substitution. You alone cost your team a win and wasted effort. But then again we saw your failures last year in a bowl.
    Hey recruits, these are vastly overrated coaches and programs.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      , “sure,” Jane responded, “I was actually going to ask about what you wanted to do about that.” I guess I blushed, because she followed up, “No, it’s not that bad. You’ve just got a lot of hairs above your waist, too. But yeah, I can handle it, no problem. Down the middle, too?” I nodded. She got to work.

      I was already on the table, so all I needed to do was pull my pants down and shift a little for her to get started. Next, a flash of panic. What have I done? I was about to turn around to tell her that I changed my mind, but then, she was slathering the hot wax on the inside of one of my asscheeks and there was no turning back. I braced for impact. To my surprise, it never really came. Of course, I felt the strip being pulled off, and it wasn’t my favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon, to say the least. But compared to what I’d heard about waxing other parts of the male anatomy, I was taken aback to realize that the ass wasn’t much worse than the back, in terms of pain. Jane finished up and I was out of there, bare-assed for the first time in over two decades, with some mild irritation and a spring in my step.” Coach Franklin.

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  23. Talking about roster management, I am really disappointed that
    McKenzie Is leaving early. I thought that He would be a major
    factor In the won lost record in 2017. He will be missed.

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  24. Cojones

    The clock monitoring and bad review advice for a timeout can be laid at the feet of those “advisors”, “quality assurance” and stat guys who are in the background. Kirby is getting bad data from the “upper” crust trust who should be calling down the correct advice. Get rid of their asses and hire people who can make you look good in your decisions, Kirby.

    As soon as Ramsey knelt down, I knew the fake was on, especially if the TCU people were as “informed” as the younger announcer who didn’t recognize him as a QB and mentioned him as a “Special Teams” member. Dumbshit helped us immensely if others were listening in the booth. He was not corrected by Musdog.

    Why can’t this team use their second half strategy all the time? Coaches are pushing an agenda that performs less than the old team offense? Pomme de rue…, these coaches need to be jacked into Bobo’s schemes in order to be successful? The tete-a-tete conversation between Chubb and Michel with the O-coach must have included some basic plays suggested by the players and a suggestion that he take his head out of his ass. They were good at downfield blocking the last several years (who can forget Andrews and how far downfield he blocked?) and why the line hasn’t been used that way is a mystery that has no light shed upon it by those who have spoken for this new regime. Does anyone have an answer other than their
    incompetence when handling damned fine UGA athletes?

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  25. doofusdawg

    The substitutions on defense, the stubbornness on offense, the clock management as well as the wrongheaded challenges and non challenges, have one common denominator… and over coaching although partially accurate is a peculiar way to describe it.

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