So, to open the second half yesterday, Georgia embarks on a 7-run, 10-play drive that ends in a missed field goal attempt. There are actually a couple of guys behind me in the stands who start grumbling about the play calling.
Auburn proceeds to turn the ball over on downs. Then, this happens:
I turned to my friend before the snap to say, “man, Auburn’s really loading up to stop the run”. The entire Auburn defense is in a tight box within ten yards of the line of scrimmage. I didn’t even have the chance to say anything about all the open space McConkey had in front of him before it was go time.
The whole thing sort of reminded me of the opening play of last year’s Cocktail Party, when I could see the huge gain coming just off the formations. The point being, if it’s so obvious that even somebody like me could see it coming from the cheap seats, Todd Monken knows a little something about play design and play calling. Certainly more than the dudes sitting behind me yesterday.