Brent, you had me at “use of play action!”.
Seriously, of the things that have irritated me about Georgia’s offense under Smart before this season, the de-emphasis/quasi-abandonment of play action is at the top. That Chaney and especially Coley elected to leave one of the best tools Georgia had in its bag was borderline malpractice, especially when you consider the backs they had to use to sell play action. I guess those sideline passes from Fromm were just too tempting to ignore.
If there’s any irony to this, it’s that Monken doesn’t have the same kind of backfield talent that his predecessors had, but is still committed to making play action work. In the land of the stubbornly blind, the realistic one-eyed coordinator is king.