I know this is likely nothing more than talk to the hand type stuff, but, damn, Georgia, you’re up against Todd Grantham this week. You need more cowbell… er, tempo ($$).
As Hutson Mason, Georgia’s quarterback that year, remembered it, they knew Grantham liked to make the “perfect play call,” by matching defensive personnel to the offense and then getting signals in late once he got the best idea what the offense was doing. Georgia’s answer: Go up-tempo.
“We felt like if we went fast that he wouldn’t be able to get his calls in and guys would either be misaligned or not aligned already,” Mason said. “So we felt tempo really hurt him as a play-caller and was one of his deficiencies. Instead of just calling the play and letting his players do the job in execution, he almost tries to get the perfect play. So that’s why teams with tempo would kill him.”
Remember, Bobo was gone for that Belk Bowl. The game plan was so obvious, it didn’t matter. And, by the way, they ran the crap out of the ball.
You know the guy. You know what he likes to do. There’s certainly a time for manball, but there’s also a time to avoid letting yourself get played like this:
Don’t be that dude, James Coley. Do more, as your head coach likes to say.