Gotta admit, I was fairly amused to find in last night’s comments some of the same suspects railing about Georgia’s stilted offensive performance as a fatal flaw when it comes to winning the SEC/making the CFP being among those quick to throw South Carolina shade every time I bring up Georgia’s robust statistical profile.
Speaking of which, Bill Connelly now has Georgia fourth in SP+.
Like it or not — and judging from those comments, many of you are definitely in the latter camp — Kirby’s built his team in the way he’s most comfortable with coaching. It’s not exactly chopped liver, either. Last night, the defense posted its third shutout of the season. It’s only yielded 57 points in six conference game; the next best tally, Auburn’s, is twice that amount. It still hasn’t given up a rushing touchdown. Those are defensive stats most of us would have sacrificed our right arms for just a few years ago.
Hate to be that Erk guy, but if you’re not giving up much, you’ll be in every game you play. Doesn’t mean you’ll win, of course, but as Woody Allen once said, 80% of life is just showing up. That’s where Kirby is coaching from and the best we can do, speaking as someone who would certainly like to see a more consistent offense, is deal with it on those exact terms.
So you can @South Carolina me all you want, as long as you remember that cuts both ways. If Boom can beat Kirby, surely it’s not nearly as big a stretch to think Georgia can play with ‘Bama or LSU.
(I think that was the opposite of a GTP existential post…)