Sometimes, all you can do is laugh.

I don’t remember it being that amusing at the time I was watching it, though.

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24 responses to “Sometimes, all you can do is laugh.

  1. I’ve said consistently after that game that Mike Bobo will be sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch in retirement thinking about that play call.

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  2. That’s what I remember about that game, too.

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    • practicaldawg

      I also remember the rain delay before the game and having a really bad feeling as I stood in that hot, humid stadium.

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    • Dawg19

      I also remember a long Gurley touchdown called back on a bogus holding call on one of our lineman (Brandon Kublanow, I think).

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  3. Jim

    Had a chance to steal a game we didn’t deserve to win and blew it. The Georgia Way

    Lightning delay, an excellent Robber call by Pruitt to get a turnover and put us in position to win, a shitty spot on 4th down to seal the victory for the ‘cocks. Tons of memories from that one. Unfortunately I was there and had also been there for the massacre in 2012 and the great game in Athens in ‘13

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  4. Reverend Whitewall

    By his last few years, Bobo was an excellent playcaller for the most part (I know some will disagree with that statement, but other than his patented 3 and out drives whenever we would have a chance to put a game away, he was really, really good).

    But man, I can’t think of any playcall that has ever made me more mad than that one.

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  5. MDDawg

    Hutson Mason gets penalized for intentional grounding, then Marshall Morgan misses what should’ve been an easy field goal to tie the game at 38. Pruitt accepts the blame for giving up 38 points in his post-game remarks. And it’s still all Bobo’s fault somehow.

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    • As I posted at the time:

      No, Mike Bobo isn’t a moron. Nobody who opens a game with those two perfect play calls the way he did is a moron. But that first and goal on the four call was a major brain fart on his part. What I am most curious about is the motivation behind the call. In any event, given that he was dealing with an offensive line that had its ups and downs and a quarterback who had his share of timing/communication problems with his receiving corps, both of which contributed to red zone breakdowns, it’s hard to get too upset with another night of 35 points and 400+ yards of offense.

      Mike Bobo didn’t lose the game. He did make a stupid play call, though.

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      • DawgPhan

        Didnt we run the same play for a touchdown earlier in the game?

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        • MDDawg

          Yes we did. Just youtubed some of the highlights and we scored on a pass play from the 5 yard line at the start of the 4th quarter. We’d scored at various points in the game by both handing it off to Gurley and passing in short yardage goal line situations, so the play-call by itself isn’t horrible. I could see the argument that we should’ve run it 3 times to milk as much clock as possible then try for a FG to tie if we failed to get a TD. Hindsight and all that.

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        • MDDawg

          Sorry DawgPhan, I should’ve read your question more closely. I don’t think it was the exact same play call, but we did score on a previous passing play in a similar situation as my above reply indicates.

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          • DawgPhan

            I gotcha. I remember throwing in a “and goal” type situation earlier. Which was different. And then they came back to that later, which sort of made sense.

            Complaining about individual playcalls is hard most of the time.

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          • Macallanlover

            Exactly, passing down near the goal line was something Bobo had spotted in film review, it was far from a crazy idea, plus the earlier success. Hindsight second guesses are all about the results, and this was a bad result…but more due to terrible execution and a panicked QB.

            Anyone else recall the rules discussion surrounding this play? I remember that is was a blown call. No question we were intentionally trying to dump it off but the rule book stated that it cannot be an intentional grounding penalty IF the defense touched the ball while it was in the air. It was such a bad throw that an interior SC player actually did get his hands on the ball so it should have been an incomplete pass and left us at 2nd down on the three.

            It didn’t have to be a catastrophic result and push up back to the 18. Plenty of carries, three, for Gurley to get the ball into the end zone and satisfy those feel we should have just hammered it in. Also, with so many UGA fans sold on that being the only logical thing to do is further justification for not handing off to Gurley making it a better call by Bobo.

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  6. Bobo did not deserve most of the angst directed at him while he was here, but he goofed on that one and it cost us. I also remember the zebras screwing us with a mystery hold on Gurley’s long run. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to torture myself by being a Georgia fan.

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  7. The Georgia Way

    Rest assured, we other ideas on how to sabotage that season.

    #COMMITTOTHEG #WEWANTEDTHEMGONE

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  8. chopdawg

    We’ve been involved in some mysterious games against South Carolina, over the ages. I’ve got the Munson highlights from the (I think) 1978 game, and at one point Munson says “you think this ain’t been a funny game!”

    This season’s game is high on that list.

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  9. duronimo

    Last time we played Oklahoma State, Bobo was killing it. Play calling was fantastic. His game plan seemed unstoppable …. but then the second half arrived. Richt apparently decided to run clock instead of continuing to play the Cowboys. Bobo caught grief, while the architect of this disaster skated.

    Agree with chopdawg about the Gamecocks. Back in 1959 UGA had an unbeaten season with Fran Tarkington as the QB .. except for a loss to the Gamecocks who only won 3- 4 games that year. And that game wasn’t even close (30-14). Instead of being National Champions, we finished #2.

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  10. DawgFaithful

    I’ll never forget that. I love Bobo. But that was one of the worst sequences of goal line play calling that I’ve ever seen.

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