Believe it or not, there were times when Georgia’s offense looked explosive last season.
(I forgot how good a throw Jake made to Pickens in that TAMU game. But I digress.)
I linked to this before, but here’s Josh’s post from April explaining the metrics measuring explosiveness.
We all think we know pretty well what happened to the offense beginning with the South Carolina game, but I look at that chart and wonder why things went south after Georgia’s most successful effort of the season against Tennessee.
Before you sneer at that observation, you might want to consider that one thing Pruitt’s defense did very well — better than Georgia did, as a matter of fact — is prevent the big play. The Vols were 3rd nationally in preventing plays of 20+ yards and first in preventing plays of 30+ yards last season. Despite that, Georgia managed to be both explosive and efficient in that game.
Sure, Muschamp saw something and exploited it successfully. Give him credit for that. What I can’t figure out is why Coley and his offense never managed to adjust after the South Carolina loss.