Today, in run the damned ball, Bobo

You mean, like first and goal on the opponent’s four-yard line, with less than six minutes to go in the game and Todd Gurley in the backfield?

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41 responses to “Today, in run the damned ball, Bobo

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Wait a minute… did he literally just copy-paste Kirby Smart’s introductory press conference as Georgia head coach?

    Because I swear… that sounds exactly like what Kirby said!

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  2. 69Dawg

    Ouch Senator, the burn. See my reply on the last post. It’s UGA 2000 edition.

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  3. divingduck7

    Too soon

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  4. Won’t hurt my feelings if Auburn averages 10 points per game…oh, Auburn sucks!

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  5. How ironic would it be for Bobo to commit to running the ball right as the SEC completes its transformation into a wide-open passing league.

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    • otto1980

      I was no Bobo fan but SEC defense are being built lighter and faster to defend the spread, a strong running game could be very effective.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

        Not long term, not enough to make the Playoff, and not against Bama, Georgia, TAMU, and probably LSU most years.

        It’s been the Kentucky Plan the last 10 years. Auburn can recruit better, so they can probably win one or two more games per year, but it’s not going to be enough for their boosters.

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        • Tim B

          The last time Georgia made the playoff they were a downhill running team. These things are cyclical.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

            Tell that to the Wishbone and the I-Form option and the Academy Triple Option, Tim B.

            It’s not cyclical, it’s on the endangered list, and it’s there for a reason.

            Had Kirby come to Georgia embracing Saban’s newfound admittance that you had to score and score a lot by throwing the ball to win in this new modern CFB, maybe we’d have a national title right now, instead of bitching and moaning about why we don’t.

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            • MGW

              Dude one blown pass coverage in overtime doesn’t mean the entire coaching philosophy that got us there was suddenly misguided. We scored a ton of points in 2017 with a freshman QB and two stud RB’s. What kind of moron wouldn’t have pounded the ball? 2017 ain’t 2021 and offenses have evolved further and further, but whatever you want to call what we were doing that year was, objectively speaking, very good. It was a hell of a coaching job for Kirby to get us there in year two without “his” recruits and that includes what we were doing on offense.

              That wasn’t some failing on Kirby’s part, it was Saban pulling yet another rabbit out of a damn hat.

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                Yep, nothing is our fault.

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              • Derek

                Should’ve been more like Oklahoma…and gotten beaten by man ball guy who doesn’t get “it.”

                Lincoln gets “it” and “it” is getting beat in the semifinals, apparently.

                Did we lose to a team with a qb straight out of HS? No.

                Lincoln Riley lost to a kid right out of HS while having the No. 1 pick at qb.

                That’s getting “it.”

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        • UK is abandoning their old offensive scheme this season. They brought in someone from the Rams as the new OC.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

            When you’ve lost Kentucky, who used manball to spur their greatest stretch of success in 50 years, you know you’ve lost the battle.

            Manball is as dead as the option if you want to be a major CFB power. So that Auburn is jumping on the manball bandwagon at this exact time is HILARIOUS!

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    • classiccitycanine

      Wide open passing? Yes. Powerful rushing? Also, yes. Edwards-Helaire and Najee Harris were plenty successful in the run game for LSU and Bama. If Georgia can’t do manball, Auburn definitely can’t.

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      • MGW

        Sometimes, a team might have a weak QB, not just good but GREAT RB’s, and enough WR talent to at least keep D’s honest. In that case, yeah you can score points pounding more than most teams. But you can’t just make it your team’s offensive philosophy and just plug players into it. It’s not the Air Raid; it doesn’t just “work” once the team knows how to run it. You can’t pound the ball without the talent. That’s why it was HILARIOUS when Chaney left for UT; there was zero chance of it working. I liked Chaney and was very glad to see him get such a massive raise, but that was NEVER going to work. And it’s probably not going to at Auburn unless Bobo innovates, which he might (their HC is very much NOT Jeremy Pruitt).

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      • Down Island Way

        UGA football will take what the d is giving on that day, in that time and space, there will be games UGA football is gonna RTDB and there will be games where 6 footballs won’t be enough to throw at all the open receivers…special teams play is gonna’ count big time in 2021…

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  6. akascuba

    I blame Bobo he will never live down that play ever just inexcusable.

    There was a guy who sat a few rows in front of us who hated Bobo. The first home game after he became CS HC said guy stood up and yelled Bobo sucks after the first three and out. An old man stood up and shouted he’s no longer here dumb ass sit down and STFU. That kind of enjoyment I just can’t get at home.

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    • siskey

      Bobo’s comments make me think that Nix is more H. Mason than he is Murray. Like Corch said it will work against everyone except the top 3-4 teams in the Conference.

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      • classiccitycanine

        Nix is way, way more athletic than Mason. If Bobo uses him like Mason, he’ll be committing coaching malpractice.

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        • akascuba

          Just watched an old Bobo led offense with Hudson Mason under center with his choice of #’s 1,3,4,and 27 at tailback run all over Clemson that was manball.

          Bobo is going to need more than a single Tank if his HC wants to play manball. Might get them to the Tiddy Bowl with luck.

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      • James A Mercer Jr

        Bobo is still a OC at a Power 5 school making a pretty fair salary…he did a damn good job as our OC and still has a great football mind. His comments reflect PART of his offensive philosophy…don’t be deceived,
        Auburn will have a better year this year…just not good enough to beat Georgia!

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    • 79dawg

      I miss Section 115 already!

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  7. classiccitycanine

    And this, my friends, is why the game has passed Bobo by.

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    • Munsoning

      Harsin is Mr. Midwest. Midwesterners are proud of having been passed by. I guess I’m suggesting that Bobo won’t entirely be to blame for Auburn’s retrograde O in ’21.

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  8. I am convinced Bobo will be rocking on his front porch after he retires regretting that call.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Looks like DC Mason will need to do a lot of the heavy lifting so CMB can sit back in the booth and call ‘3 yards & a cloud of dust’ runs all game.

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  10. originaluglydawg

    I think Bobo is being savvy showing the cards he wants us to see. I don’t believe Auburn will be an easy out.

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  11. It felt weird watching a Georgia defense that didn’t know how to tackle. Kirby certainly fixed that.

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    • 79dawg

      Pruitt’s first SEC game in charge … and it showed! Got schooled by a master (barf emoji)… Scored 35 and still lost…

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  12. jcdawg83

    I don’t disagree with what Bobo said. Maybe Bobo finally learned that the Richt/Bobo idea of the OL simply “getting in the way and letting the skill guys do the rest” was stupid then and is stupid now? If a team wants to run the ball effectively, every player on the field has to block someone on the defense. He is also spot on about having to be able to run the ball late in games to win championships. Against Bama in the 2018 national championship game, if Sony doesn’t go down late and we get a few more first downs running the ball, Bama probably wouldn’t have had the ball and the ability to tie the game.

    My hate for Auburn is as healthy as ever but nothing Bobo said is wrong.

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  13. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    I said all along that Bobo was doing OJT while he was OC at Georgia. Hope he learned from that mistake. That said, in Bobo’s defense, the f*cking refs blew the call, like they always seemed to if it could screw Georgia out of the win in a big game.

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  14. godawgs1701

    You’ve got to put trigger warnings on the flashbacks, Senator, I wasn’t ready to relive my rage from Columbia that day.

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