It may not have been the prettiest game…

But I guarantee you the second half was the most erotic experience of Kirby Smart’s life.

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  1. Jim

    No doubt. All is good right? Right.

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  2. Michael L. Murphy

    It wasn’t pretty to look at… didn’t play a down in Ky territory until a shanked punt
    … actually not much to enjoy other than it’s over..,

    ________________________________

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  3. Chris

    Run it between the tackles baby!!!

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  4. Well…..bright side…..maybe we’ve given up the dream on the inside zone and realized we’re just going to have run outside.

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  5. WH

    Watching that first half offense was agony…

    But, Senator, I laughed my tail off for almost a solid minute when I read your post.

    Then I cried a little. Now I’m laughing again. Is Manball-Induced Bipolar Disorder a thing?

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  6. Anon

    Dirty Kirby is the best Kirby.

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  7. Biggen

    Runs to the perimeter for the win. If we figure out a passing attack in the next two weeks look out!

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  8. TXBaller

    That defense is the SHIT!!

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  9. Greg

    Prettiest….BWTFDIK.

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  10. gastr1

    If it keeps going like this, Fromm will have to cone back for his senior year because his draft stock will have fallen so far. And perhaps he’ll have a real OC and WRs to throw to.

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  11. gastr1

    If it keeps going like this, Fromm will have to cone back for his senior year because his draft stock will have fallen so far. And perhaps he’ll have a real OC and WRs to throw to.

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  12. Tony Barnfart

    Because of the elements, this one is a complete write-off. Get outta there with a W’ and go to the bye week… In all honesty, it woulda been madness to try and iron out our passing game tonight. Had the weather fouled us up trying to pass (likely) it could have damaged our psyche even more.

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  13. ugafidelis

    I just heard on the post game radio broadcast where they awarded a signed “game ball” to a kid. I have some family friends im Bainbridge who are long time Dawg fans and they have a sick son. Can anybody link me on how to submit the kid for consideration for this ? Thanks in advance for any help!

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  14. PDawg30577

    I doubt Florida will get much useful game film out of this piece of shit. So there’s that.

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  15. Defense generally controlled the game. Offense looked horrid in the first half, but once we started attacking the edges, we got control. We got a couple of breaks we didn’t get last week and didn’t have turnovers.

    Manball eventually worked.

    It’s now time to focus on the biggest game of the year. Win in Jacksonville, and we’re back in the picture.

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  16. illinidawg

    We stayed until the end. Go Dawgs.

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  17. TXBaller

    Pawllllll…..Jawja did nothing against Tenn 1st half…..that was the beginnin of the end Pawlllll…..but Pawllll, why is Bama strughlin ginst Tenn 1st half…..I dont understand Pawllllll

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  18. California dawg

    This win feels like a loss. Coley is an absolute disaster. Our receivers cannot get open to save their lives and I don’t buy the weather being an excuse. Kevin Steele and Grantham will eat Coley alive with this inside zone run bullshit. The announcers were tearing Coley a new one in the first half and rightfully so.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

      They can’t get open because the scheme and play calling is garbage. Coley, like Chaney, couldn’t scheme a wide receiver open in space if his literal life depended on it.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Good grief…no need for me to read any further on this thread…D, JD. 21-0 feel like a loss?!?

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  19. Doug

    Any landing you can walk away from, am I right, folks?

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  20. Debby Balcer

    The weather was unreal not 2015 Bama bad but nasty wet and windy. Ready for the bye week to get well and rest up.

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  21. sniffer

    Head-scratcher of a season to this point. Confidence is such an advantage, especially for a young team. And we are young. Florida is confident and Auburn is too. Nothing I’ve seen says we out talent either of them and we sure ain’t out coaching them right now. Mullen and Malzahn are capable enough to put together game-plans to beat us. Somebody wake Kirby up, please.

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    • Mike Cooley

      The old “young team” excuse. I knew we would get there eventually. That was the excuse last year. How are we still a young team?

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      • artful codger

        we lost 4 or 5 would-be seniors, all starters or sometime starters at least….then lost a would-be junior who was the returning reception leader due to expulsion

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        • Mike Cooley

          Third year starter at qb, multiple linemen in at least their second year as either starters or getting significant playing time. Two running backs in their third and fourth years respectively and both have seen significant playing time since they were true freshmen. Look guys, I don’t like what I see offensively either but making excuses and grasping at straws won’t help. If what you posted is your definition of a young team we will never stop being a young team. You are never going to see all juniors and seniors as starters. That doesn’t happen much anymore.

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        • TN Dawg

          Kids are only in school for four years.

          Assuming and equal distribution of starters among each eligibility level (F,So,J,Sr), and 22 starters, you will always be losing 5.5 starters and that’s assuming you start as many freshman as seniors.

          With transfer portal, early entry and graduation, every school should expect to replace 30-35% of its roster each year.

          Young isn’t an excuse.

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      • sniffer

        Small sample size, sure, but our leading tackler tonight has played 7 college games as well as our leading receiver.

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    • Pirate

      Sorry bro we ain’t a young team

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  22. Skeptic Dawg

    I am happy to win and will alway celebrate blanking anyone. As for the offense, Coley is in over his head and must be shown the door. I will give Kirby a pass on a bad hire, it happens. However, I will only give Kirby this season to correct his error. If Coley returns next season that is 100%.

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  23. Mike Cooley

    If y’all really think that pile of shit had anything to do with the weather then I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with later down the road. Offensively we have big problems y’all. And Kirby is doubling down. It doesn’t have to be this way but he is too prideful and too stubborn to admit he’s wrong.

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  24. BuffaloSpringfield

    Well, all I could say at best was”it” was a carnival that ran and no acts showed up in the center ring. I’ll be damned is Colley is the ring leader much much longer.
    If. I were some of the kids, talented that is or supposed to be …
    D Rob, Zues, the other 4-5 backs or a TE prospect next year I’d be somewhere else unless the McGill Society is paying them as much as the West Endzone cost or the renovation to the new football office digs at $120 million.
    If that’s the Great Wall ……..Kirby don’t have enough fingers to plug it. LB’s can not play contain 6 yds. deep with 4 down line men. We are out maned and somewhat clueless. Really I think there is too much separation between the upperclassmen and the few plug in freshman and junior college guys and dissension is for most instead of any leadership. I certainly hope I am wrong cause in all honestly I never been inclined to want USCjr to win a game but it was like who do you want to win the Russians or the Chinese. I hope the Gayturds fall in two weeks and magically we can play contain and not bust coverage. Then Allbarn, aTm, and I know Missouri can’t win it but a loss there would be ……. if we don’t get our asses out of the tackle box and figure out how to block a loop blitz there could be 2 more in the right column and Jake, Buddy if you don’t wanna sell insurance in Nashville, Th.come back. The new OC might make you look a little better. Or you and Nauta and Holyfield can play tag in the side yard. Jake you could actually keep it once on the zone read while all 11 other guys have the heads turned and putting 9 in the box away from you.
    It could be raining and muddy there too but good for duck hunting.

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  25. Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

    Mike Bobo can’t get fired at CSU and return to be the OC / QB Coach at UGA soon enough. With this personnel, his offense would be a 40-point a game machine. Fromm would throw for 3500 yards and 35 TDs, and White and Cook would each have over 1000 yards from scrimmage, easy.

    Plus, given that they’re good friends and Bobo actually has juice, here’s thinking Kirby keeps his big, fat, play not to lose nose out of Bobo’s game planning.

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  26. Happy Dawg

    I think Kirby enjoyed it; and I’m pretty sure he was wet 🙂

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  27. Buford Blue

    Jeebus, Senator, you sure do get stuck on an idea.

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  28. D as in Dawg

    I’m still pissed we didn’t run outside the tackles against USCjr. The fact we did it successfully tonight just made it worse.

    Grantham will bring the house against Fromm and he is awful when pressured. Hell, he can’t currently find or hit an open receiver when he has 6 seconds. I’m afraid it’s gonna get ugly. You know, 2002/3 1 for 13 on 3rd down type ugly.

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  29. Mayor

    I don’t know if any of you are watching the UT-Bama game but this is exactly what is wrong with SEC football. I hate UT but for crying out loud can we not get an honestly officiated game in this conference when Bama is playing? Looks like Bama may be vulnerable and out come the hankies. Anything to protect the flagship program of the SEC.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      People were livid on the twitters. Word is that most employees in the SEC office in Birmingham are Bama fans. Needs to move to Charlotte.

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  30. Bulldog Joe

    This officiating in Tuscaloosa is corrupt.

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  31. bennyfranklinandthejets

    To me it seems like the pendulum has swung to the opposite direction. Richt’s teams seemed prepared for the best case scenario. Then when a bad play happened it went way wrong…from then on. Now it seems like Kirby is so concerned about resilience and overcoming bad plays that it brings about bad plays. Kind of an expectations become reality thing. “We prepared for a field position battle.” Well…you got one.

    Surely there is a place in the middle.

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  32. Bob

    Matt Austin today in both the Carolina game and this game came up with the lamest excuses for some of the calls I have ever seen. On that 40 yard holding call that wasn’t called on Florida on that long TD run, he was awful. Just matched it again in the Bama game when they called the Vols on for roughing the QB. Please SEC, get his butt off of TV. A joke.

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  33. ATL Dawg

    What QB or WR in their right mind would want to come to UGA?

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    • Will (The other one)

      This is the one thing that might spur Kirby to open things up a bit. If more and more WRs pull a Jadon Haselwood and the Dawgs lose on recruits, it might get him paying attention.

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  34. Bo

    I’m afraid we’re in deep shit for the rest of the season.

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  35. McNease

    When did we rehire Brian Schottenheimer?

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  36. S

    Better an ugly win than an ugly loss. Last week made that painfully clear.

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  37. I would have fired Coley at half and promoted Stetson Bennett. He’ll be a coach one day anyway. Then again, I’m not Kirby and he’s clearly fine with the offense. At least outwardly, by his own words.

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  38. I know the weather played a part but the offense went exactly as I expected and that scares the shit out of me. Even more since Kirby says he was pleased.

    I don’t think a DC could have an easier job than Grantham does game planning our offense. I feel bad for Fromm. I fear coverage sacks against our three WR routes and predictable play calling. Maybe we’ll actually mix it up but if the entire season to this point is any indication…ugh.

    All this means the offense will shine, the defense will struggle and Rodrigo will avenge himself as time expires.

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  39. UGA '97

    multiple choice question for coley- were the run plays in the 2nd half a result of a.) conciously chosen adjustments to uk D b.) desperation calls to save a job or c.) plays that were forgotten about, ignored or scared to be called?

    I’ll hang up and listen.

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    • illinidawg

      Or did the Dawgs wear down the Cats D line like, you know, any team with a physical advantage would do in conditions like that?

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    • The other Doug

      It looked to me like the halftime adjustment was to stop wasting plays with passes and focus on Swift. The first series was 3 up the middle, but after that it was mostly to the outside.

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  40. funkin manball.please end my misery. absolutely awful. i’ve lost the words. fromm’s poor head is in our psyche. i surrender.

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  41. Realistic Fan

    I went to bed thinking Coley has to go. Then after getting some sleep and perspective, it made perfect sense what Kirby imposed on the team for a game plan. The primary reason the Dawgs lost last week was four turnovers. WIth the weather the way it was, there was no way Kirby was going to provide opportunities for it to happen again this week. Result – just win baby. Kirby does give a shit about style points.

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    • Cojones

      Yep. Think that comment should be mixed in for consideration of overall reasoning. And we did a good job this week of holding on and keeping the mistakes low (or high if you are the center snapping over Fromme’s head).

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    • The other Doug

      Yep. I’d add that from the comments the announcers made and Fromm’s focus on keeping his hands dry, that Fromm is really bad with wet balls.

      They mentioned his small hands, bad under center snaps in practice, coaches wanting him to stop flipping the ball on pass plays, etc.

      That all adds up to man ball and wait for UK to make mistakes.

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  42. Realistic Fan

    meant does NOT give a s—

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  43. illinidawg

    “The fact that Georgia’s offense was conservative during Saturday night’s 21-0 win over Kentucky had more to do with Jake Fromm’s grip of the football than it did offensive coordinator James Coley’s play calling.

    At least that was the indication from Fromm after completing just 9 of 12 passes for a career low 35 yards during a driving rain from tropical storm Nestor that pelted Sanford Stadium for the entirety of the game.

    “There would be sometimes where you’re just like hey, coach, the ball is feeling super slick right now,” said Fromm afterward. “Sometimes it wasn’t feeling good and it’s just part of the game. It is what it is.”

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  44. illinidawg

    “With horrible conditions, about half of the fan base left at halftime.”

    Shit, the “fan base” didn’t even show up.

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  45. Uglydawg

    Never crossed the 50 in three quarters without KY having a bad punt and a fumble. After the second score, their defense quit…not because manball wore them out but because they knew their offense was really bad and it was over. Had Georgia been unlucky enough to be the team that turned it over (see last week) they likely lose or at least scare the crap out of us all. Thank goodness for the defense!
    Enough isn’t being said about the defense.

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    • ugafidelis

      Yesir. Our defense is Hell on wheels.

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      • McTyre

        Yes, the numbers the D is putting up are impressive. However, aside from Ian Book and ND, the rest of the Os we’ve faced are not only bottom-tier, but in some cases we’re facing 2nd and 3rd string QBs. While I’m still not convinced the Gator O is anything special, they’re outperforming the Os we’ve faced to date . . . and sadly as of late our own O and by a wide margin. On an unrelated but similarly concerning note, our special teams on a good day simply follow the Hippocrates oath and otherwise surrender more plays than they make. I wonder whether Fountain is another coach who is a living room wizard but substandard in the coaching part of the gig.

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      • The Truth

        Defense is ok. That may have been the worst offense our D will ever play last night. I’m still not convinced a good passing team will completely shred us.

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  46. Bulldog Joe

    The only way Georgia loses last night was with turnovers

    That didn’t happen. Survive and advance.

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  47. TN Dawg

    Fromm’s performance was masterful, reminiscent of one of his signature games from 2017 when he “led us” to within a few plays of the NC.

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  48. jhorne2000

    I figured Mike Bobo would follow Richt to FSU.

    I can’t believe we’re clamoring for Bobo. What would our 10 year ago selves think about that ?

    Bring back 1st and Bomb baby!

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  49. Idle internet chatter is that Pittman called plays in second half. Anyone have any idea if there is any truth to that?

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  50. TN Dawg

    In a nutshell….

    “Some Georgia fans were impatient, booing conservative play calls throughout the game.

    “It had no effect on me,” Smart said. “I’ve got headphones on. We’re trying to make the best decisions to give us the best chance to win.””

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  51. more spinners

    End of October.
    Each coach looks at that roster and decides how much his team is beat up, depth, and the real games that count they have to play to win out.
    And has his team peaked.
    Dawgs have not peaked and their depth may begin to show down the stretch.
    Last night they may have regained the mental toughness to move up.
    That first half was a bitchin ride of agony and frustration, but alot was happening in that O line…not moving the ball in big runs, but sitting there and slugging it out.
    That was the kind of game you need to go into Jacksonville.
    The UF DC woke up this morn and has to worry about Swift.
    Swift’s play last night to me may have been one of the best TB play at UGA.
    So where will they run now? That is the DCs next question, inside, outside, screens, deep balls.
    Those outside runs in those wet grass turf and rain said one thing. We can create more running lanes to defend.
    My summation. Ugly weather, but a fine, clear win.

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  52. Cojones

    My synopsis: The first TD was Swift through the right side of the line, not on the outside sweep. Yes, Grantham has his plate full to stop him.

    We beat a team 21-0 that let FU win on their last play. FU couldn’t handle Ken any better than we did first half and they were gifted that game. Swift ran for 179 yds and that ain’t chickenfeed. He remains our big weapon that can shed tackles like ducks off a water’s back (reader’s check). Considering the weather (and we all should), Fromme’s passes were mostly on the mark, but his accuracy suffered when several passes were behind his target. That was unlike Fromme’s history and am sure it will be straightened out after having lost a game to ball handling and having to play conservative for a half.

    First half blocking stunk, but got together second half. Saw one of our TEs not hold his block on an out pass and his man smothered our runner on the spot while the TE stared down at the tackle instead of looking to unblock another target. It looked a lot like what I saw with Ga St and the Tenn players standing around.

    This was the wrong game to challenge our OC’s calls due to the weather dictating some of the play. In case you didn’t notice, it stopped raining after halftime and play picked up. If the rain had persisted, the final score could easily have been 7-0 or 3-0 UGA and the only reason it wouldn’t go the other way was the D’s great play for most of the second half. Everyone get over that first half and let’s proceed to the rest of our season.

    Mizzou isn’t an easy out, depending on who shows up for them, FU will serve as a warmup and AU ain’t as good by a long shot. A&M is so up and down that it’s hard to get a strong win feeling. Then we have the last baby seal clubbing of the year.

    Hope the time off cures the head games.

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    • In case you didn’t notice, it stopped raining after halftime…

      I don’t know where you were sitting in the stadium, but I can assure you that on the 35-yard line in the North Stands, where I was, that definitely wasn’t the case.

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      • SCDawg

        From where I was in section 105 on the visitors side, it was actually raining a little harder in the second half.

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      • illinidawg

        These fucking morons will say ANYTHING that will back up their shit. You know what we used to say? “If you weren’t there shut your mouth”!

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  53. Mike Cooley

    And today Kirby is bragging about what a great job he thinks Coley did and talking about how proud he is of that win and the way we “chopped wood”. This would be brilliant if he was trying to be funny. But he’s not. How he can be that tone deaf I have no idea. How he really thinks man ball is the answer I don’t know. But if he is going to stubbornly continue in this route I don’t know how long he’s going to be around.

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    • Gurkha Dawg

      Yep. What’s up with the “chopping wood” analogy? I don’t know many “wood choppers” who make 7 million a year. Kirby needs to shut the fuck up with the lame analogies and fix the damn offense.

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  54. Scuba

    Kirby seemed after the game to be very happy with everything. Nothing wrong here move along to the next game.

    Fromm has clearly regressed. With at times five seconds to find an open receiver resulting in record low passing yards. I’ve not come from the area so I don’t understand how against UK our receivers are unable to get separation and create passing lanes. I do know when you add the above two together you will fail against good teams. All aspects of offensive coaching seem to be in a total death spiral while Kirby says all is well.

    Not since Kevin Ramsay has a new coordinator looked so lost. Shotty would be an upgrade over what the last two weeks have shown.

    Does anyone not think UF plays man press coverage and flood the box with bodies to plug the running lanes and apply max pressure on Fromm.

    For the first time in years I’m not looking forward to going to Jax. I really thought the SOS curse was over. I’ll go because it’s what my family and friends do every year. I’ve never in football wanted to be proven more wrong.

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