We should have realized Georgia was in for trouble when none of Auburn’s defensive backs dissed Jake Fromm’s throwing abilities.
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They let their helmets and those yellow flags do all the talk’n
Day’s still young. I’ll wait for Mr. College Football Conventional Wisdom if you don’t mind.
“The Tigers just scored more points than the Bulldogs did, that’s all.”
The Gus Bus jumped the Kirb and crushed our face.😩
A lot of Georgia fans want a rematch with AU in MB stadium. I’m not so sure! I think a neutral stadium helps us a bit, because that crowd on Saturday was totally lit. Certainly understandable given the fact we’ve beat Auburn 9 out of the last 11 years and 3 in a row in recent years.
Mistakes and penalties contributed to our demise, but even if we dramatically cleaned up those mental mistakes it doesn’t change three primary conditions that dictated the outcome.
1. AU just matches up better against us. They have a better front 7 than our OL and that’s not going to change this year. Edge to AU.
2. Their OL was able to push our DL back 4-5 yards at will. We were at full strength on Saturday. Edge AU. That’s not going to change this year.
3. Our offense hasn’t figured out a consistent way to keep defenses from loading the box. If we played AU again, they’d do exactly what they did against on Saturday. Namely, force Fromm to beat them. I don’t think he can do that, because we don’t have the OL. Edge to AU.
Lastly, when you control the trenches, you’re imposing your will on your opponent and dictating the terms. IMO the team who can do that wins 10/10 times. What scares me moving forward is our DL depth. Our 2016 recruiting class came up empty on talented interior defensive linemen (Derrick Brown whiff, really hurt) and right now we’re slow in recruiting 5 star DT prospects. If Thompson leaves for the NFL we’re going to be thin on beef on that side of the ball, which may force us to convert an OL to play DT.
While everyone can agree they represent a major challenge, and have some areas of strength which cannot be played into directly, having film on how they played us allows us to scheme differently. Points one and two are the ones to me that represent the biggest problems, but there is time to get creative to minimize the disadvantage. I disagree with you on #3, but that also depends on finding a new way clear some lanes, or create opportunities through motion, delayed releases, swing passes, etc. Lot of staff people who should be deployed to do just that as we study how they reacted to various sets/routes. Tough, but doable, imo.
Remember, Auburn didn’t dominate everyone with lesser talent, we caught their best game last week and the neutral field will help cut the gap as well. Add to that reducing silly mistakes that have not been characteristic of us this year. Definitely not putting up the white flag.
Let’s see how they correct things against Kentucky.
Here’s something to consider. This offense is precisely what Kirby wants, so I do not see major adjustments coming. This is the personality of Georgia under Kirby Smart. This offense will not fire on all cylinders until the vast majority of chess pieces are in place to run it the way it needs to be run. That starts with the OL.
uga needs a very high priced DT recruter. this man would recrute only DT and his job would depend yearly on his out come. Why do we always lose the good ones from Georgia?
And I thought I had the hot take.
this yr’s iteration of Dawgs was never presumed to be hunters, which we may have noticed with our on-side kick failure fresh after the #1 tag was placed on us. The underdawg role suits us better and gives Kirby and his get back guy a solid platform to stand on. we got all of the aboved on Saturday and that’s gonna fit well into our motivational objectives in about 3 weeks
“They just did the right things at the right times,” LeCounte said. — The Red and Black, 10/14/18
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