Two stats

In case you were wondering, after last night’s fiasco, Georgia’s net ypp dropped from 3.39 to 2.94.

Also from last night, third down conversions:  Alabama, 7-14; Georgia 3-12.

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  1. ugafidelis

    Something was terribly wrong yesterday. There were multiple plays where none of our defenders were within 10 yards of the open receiver. The second half was better but wtf was their strategy? Whatever it was, they need to rip that section out of the play book and burn it.

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    There’s a QB that Kirby buried on Georgia’s bench who is extremely good on 3rd Down.

    Why didn’t Kirby give him any meaningful reps in our last two games of the season which were glorified scrimmages?

    Why didn’t Kirby put him in the game after it was apparent to everyone that Mr. Try-Hard threw a terrible pick-6 after having two should-have-been INTs dropped in the first half?

    Why does Kirby keep making the wrong decisions about his offense? Why does he still think he can win by playing not to lose?

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    • We get it man. This is the hand we’ve been dealt. We have 3 weeks to fix some shit.

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    • benco04

      You gonna die on this hill Marine?

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

        It’s the truth. It’s the truth that none of us, especially me, wants to be true, but it remains the truth until we get better information.

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        • benco04

          My guess is this is what made you a stellar Marine. Take that hill. No matter the circumstance. Don’t ask questions. Focus on the one thing.

          But Kirby and staff have to take other information—that none of us know—into account. They have to focus on myriad variables that affect both tactical and strategic decisions. I’ve said before and I’ll say again, what if Stetson is the best option?

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        • otto1980

          Reminder of stats.

          https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/advanced-stats-bennett-vs-daniels/

          • Accuracy: Just one of Daniels’ 71 pass attempts this season has been an off-target incompletion, the best such rate (1.4 percent) at the FBS level, per Pro Football Focus. No other player has an off-target rate lower than 5 percent, the national average is 14 percent, and Bennett’s rate is 11.5 percent.

          • Third downs: Daniels has converted 11-of-18 third-down passes (61.1 percent), the highest rate in the FBS. Bennett’s rate is 12.5 percent, which ranks 148th. (Though to be fair, he has run for a first down on several of those occasions.) But overall on third down, Daniels ranks eighth nationally in pass efficiency, while Bennett ranks 77th.

          • Pocket poise: Daniels has averaged 1.97 seconds in the pocket before his pass, the fastest rate in the FBS level. Bennett has averaged 2.53 seconds, which is 74th in FBS.

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    • TEXBaller

      Keep preaching it son!

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    • NotMyCrossToBear

      Can you tell us where you stand on the qb situation? At this point, I’m just not clear on that. Thank you.

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    • D.N. Nation

      Yep, it sucks.

      Go for a walk. Kirby doesn’t read message boards.

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  3. thenewandimprovedtronan

    Bama led the nation in 3rd down conversions going into the game (46.2% IIRC). Our D was allowing only a 32% 3rd down conversion rate. Last night was par for the course for them. Not for us.

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  4. In the last 15+ years, you need an elite QB to beat Nick Saban in title games: Tim Tebow, Deshaun Watson, Trevor Lawrence. Georgia hasn’t had an elite QB vs. Bama and so we always fall short. Eventually someone solves your defense, and then you need a QB.

    Maybe next time our defense plays lights out and it doesn’t matter. That’s why they play the games.

    It took Kirby a while to get away from “manball” and bring in Monken.

    Kirby was right: Either you’re elite, or you’re not.

    Saban is even more right: Either you have an elite QB or you don’t.

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    • More evidence for my take: The last time Georgia beat Alabama/Nick Saban we had Matt Stafford at QB.

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    • otto1980

      Garcia was the last SEC East QB to beat Bama.

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      • D.N. Nation

        Yeah, once Saban got the thing rolling, the list of truly meh QBs to beat him is:

        Stephen Garcia (2010)
        Jarrett Lee (2010)
        Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson (2011)
        A bunch of nonsense (2013)
        Landry Jones (2013)

        ….and that’s really it, everyone since then has either been elite or a relative baller.

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  5. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Carolina just fired Joe Brady. This just happened.

    Anyone opposed to Kirby bringing him in for the bowl season to augment Monken’s concepts?

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      I am 100% in favor of all the help we can get. Last night made it apparent that this group has shortcoming on both sides of the ball, and some major shortcomings at that.

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    • californiadawg

      Monken’s concepts aren’t the issue.

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    • otto1980

      I’m not against it but I think the problem maybe more Smart than Monken. Brady was just be a name change.

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    • Munsoning

      My thought exactly. But if Kirby is riding with Stet, will Brady help?

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    • I would love to see Brady as our qb coach. I fully expect him to be on Saban’s staff instead.

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      • So, Monken was a problem yesterday?

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

          No, Bennett’s limitations and lack of skill was.

          You’d be opposed to another voice in the room to help, though?

          You should never turn down more help, even if the head coach is going to stick with Mr. Try-Hard.

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          • I always find myself bowing to your expertise, but you do realize Brady didn’t coach QBs at LSU, right?

            In fact, in his short career, he’s never been a QB position coach.

            My suggestion, which I know will be widely ignored, is that it might be a good idea to take a day or two before embracing knee-jerk moves.

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            • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

              Your last paragraph is a fair point.

              It also depressingly outlines that Kirby is going to stick with the status quo.

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              • Deep breaths, brother.

                Remember what the status quo was at the beginning of the season?

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

                  Thanks, you’re right. I know you’re right, but I’m about as low as I can be right now.

                  Sometimes you have to go into the crevasse to find your way out.

                  — Jack Donaughy

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                • This is kinda the thing I’ve gone back to.

                  I told an old dorm-mate last night, that Stetson has been the choice, until it was time for him to not be the choice… and as fired up as Corch likes to get about it, it hasn’t been time. But now maybe it is.

                  Kirby didn’t do it before for a reason. That reason is either continuity, or necessity, or a mixture of both.

                  But now there’s a big “1” in the “L” column. There is reason to retool beyond just “we think we can do better than the undefeated guy who doesn’t put us in bad situations”

                  So, maybe you see it now. JT won the job in the summer. He got hurt and couldn’t do much against Clemson. He got even more hurt against Vandy… and then Stet didn’t falter in a way that would threaten our goals. Now, we’re in a single-elimination tourney.

                  Maybe the tactics change. Maybe JT’s had enough rest, and with 3 weeks of 1st team reps, he could be the guy in the Semis.

                  Maybe. Or Maybe not. Bet the ‘Vent’s gonna be sounding off like mad until New Years.

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    • D.N. Nation

      Joe Brady can get any OC job he wants, he’s not going to be some Muschamp-level golf caddy for Kirby.

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  6. whb209

    Defense travels.
    I have always thought that.
    I guess, I was always wrong.
    We ran zone all season and ran it well. The D backs ran around like chickens with there heads cut off. What the hell happened?
    That great rush front could not even make Al’s QB looked hurried.
    AU sacked him 7 times, and we could do nothing.
    What the hell was that?

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    • otto1980

      Saban has publicly stated he grew up with win the turnover battle, win field position, and running the ball wins but in this age great offense wins.

      If UGA wants to win titles, UGA needs coaches that accept that. It is time to play the most accurate QB unless that QB can pick up tough yards like a Newton, or Tebow, and have WRs with elite speed who can run by 5 star DBs.

      That is the age we live in. I hate basketball on grass but it is time to accept that is the new normal.

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      • junkyardawg41

        You do realize that Bama is ranked #4 in Scoring Offense and UGA is ranked #7 (even after last night) — separated by an avg of 3 pts?

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        • otto1980

          Yes and where were our WRs running wide open? Our D can’t limit Bama like they UF long enough for a run game to take over.

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    • miltondawg

      Bama gave up 35 sacks in 12 games and exactly zero last night. Headscratcher.

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      • spur21

        Saban has explained that if you listen to his post game presser. He CHALLENGED the shit out of his guys – then said nobody respects you.

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  7. Ran A

    Anybody want to look up JTD’S stats on 3rd down? I’m too lazy to do it – but can tell you what you’ll find – pretty darn close to perfection

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  8. Munsoning

    Bryce Young:
    •421 pass yds, most all time in an SEC championship game
    •T-3rd-most in a game vs UGA all-time
    •461 yards total off, most all time in a SEC championship game

    That’s not a wake-up call. That’s an ass-whipping that could be repeated even w/out Metchie if the Dawgs play Bama again and get as little pressure as they did yesterday. 0 sacks.

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  9. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Here’s some good news we missed yesterday:

    DawgNation’s favorite Group of 5 head coach, Blake Anderson, formerly of Arkie State now at Utah State, destroyed the heavily-favored SD State Aztecs to win the Mountain West in his first season as the Aggies head coach.

    Congrats to Blake Anderson and the Utah State Aggies!

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  10. ASEF

    College football’s rules, all other things being equal, really favor QB play. Yeah, I know: duh.

    But it really does leave DCs in a pick-your-poison scenario most plays. Next time around, Lanning and Kirby probably blitz the snot out of Young and hope he doesn’t burn the crap out of it.

    I have no idea where Daniels is right now in terms of accuracy and reading coverages. In theory, Stetson’s ability to run a read-option makes him a better choice if all other things are equal. That’s just the reality of the college rule book.

    I’m flummoxed. Really am.

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    • miltondawg

      Kirby and Dan apparently thought they were smarter than the rest of the room. Teams that had success against Bama mostly rushed 6 and played press coverage.

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      • ASEF

        I know on the first long TD, Lanning blitzed 5 with a spy supposed to come as Young flushed. Coverage bust behind it.

        It seemed to me like every time Lanning sent 6, someone was uncovered, and Young found him. But I’d have to go back a rewatch to say for sure.

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  11. Where was Channing Tindall???

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