Thoughts From Tennessee

Some quick thoughts from Saturday…

* Mike Bobo is the best coordinator currently on our coaching staff. 51 points against a SEC defense is, um, good.

*Aaron Murray said he wanted to have a 70% completion percentage. Completing 75% of your passes over the last two games will help achieve that.

* Glad to see Lynch have a big day.

*The defense tackled like Willie Martinez was coaching. and I thought Tennessee wasn’t supposed to have a running game.

* With that said, I give the D a little pass. You knew Tennessee, Bray, Hunter and Patterson were going to get theirs. And if you takeout the 21 points that were gift wrapped by turnovers and special teams, it wasn’t close. I expect a big rebound in Columbia.

* I also think the defensive problems were scheme based. We were keyed into stop the pass, and they caught us off guard with the run. Also, working on getting new guys in. Also, the special teams issues need to be ironed out. Poor judgement fielding kicks has been going on all season.

*Fortunately. many of these problems can be fixed by coaching.

*Can Marshall Morgan just get a delay of game before every PAT?

*Went to Dawgwalk for the first time in several years Saturday. Enjoyed it.

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14 Responses to “Thoughts From Tennessee”


  1. 1 Kaboom October 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

    My only complaint against Bobo was the late game play calling. This could have been per Richt’s orders, but when you are only up by one touchdown and your defense has been run all over, you need to do more than three straight three and outs. I get burning the clock, but those three possessions only burned about five minutes total. We were imposing our will on them all day why not keep doing it.

  2. 2 paul October 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

    We allowed Tennessee to run the ball way too effectively way too often. After the first quarter we can’t say we were surprised. We just weren’t stopping them. If I’m the OBC I’m telling Marcus to be prepared to carry the rock 35 times this weekend. Special teams somehow finds a way to get worse every year. I just can’t understand the complete lack of understanding and failure to execute basic, fundamental concepts on special teams. It ain’t rocket science and we all started learning it in Pee Wee ball.

  3. 3 Dawg521 October 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Do you subscribe to the theory that because we are scoring so fast, we aren’t giving our defense enough time to rest and that, in turn, allowed UT to gash us? Combined with the schematic and timing miscues by throwing Rambo and Ogletree back into the fray, we weren’t at the top of our game. I think with some good tape review, some good coaching, and some hard work by the players in practice, we can overcome those mistakes. But the offense scoring so fast does leave me a little worried that we end up turning it into a shootout b/c our defense can’t keep up. I wouldn’t quite chalk it up to Strength and Conditioning b/c we’ve seen vast improvements from last year. Controlling the clock on offense is going to be more important than scoring 40 or more points, IMHO.

  4. 5 Tuxedodawg October 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Yeah, it only took Bobo an arsenal of talented offensive players to get that recognition. I think you’ve mistaken tools and the toolbox. Just because the backs, QB and receivers are some of our best tools, doesn’t mean Bobo’s Georgia’s best toolbox.

    But I totally agree with you about the defense. Turnovers paint an unfair picture.

    • 6 paul October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Looking at the bright side, without the pick six and two fumbles deep in our own territory where we essentially handed Tennessee twenty one points, we win by 28. I am worried about our inability to clog up the middle against the Vols. The Gamecocks have a much better running back. Spurrier will have Lattimore pound it up the middle until we prove we can stop it. I just hope we can do so without selling out everybody on the field and opening up the passing game for an apparently much improved Conner Shaw.

    • 7 Corbindawg October 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Sorry, but Bobo has done an outstanding job. He has made adjustments, introduced new wrinkles, and has coached up Aaron Murray to be better. So I think the toolbox has done pretty dern good.

      • 8 Tuxedodawg October 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        How? What new wrinkles? Georgia has an array of offensive weapons. That’s where the wrinkles have come from, not Bobo’s brilliant coaching. And I’ve said for years, literally years now, that he’s a fine QB coach, but that’s separate from OC. His work with Murray is great, you’re right, but it’s also irrelevant.

      • 9 Corbindawg October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        How many times have you seen Georgia run a 5 wide set regularly? How many times have you seen Georgia use the pistol formation before? Also, a lot more 4 wide sets.

        Also, and this was last year, but the no huddle was a new wrinkle.

        How can you honestly say a team that is averaging nearly 50 points a game not have a good OC? You could also argue that the offense is not as talented, top to bottom, as it was the last few years yet there is more production.

  5. 10 Bright Idea October 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Grantham is overthinking things. Late substitution packages searching for the best matchups may be leaving the D not ready to play on the snap. His NFL background is “setting the edge” and the middle seems soft. SIMPLIFY

  6. 11 Otto October 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Bobo had to be bailed out 3 times by the defense because he couldn’t call plays to run out 4 minutes.

    Granted, the defense couldn’t stop UT’s ground game which was supposed to be non existant.

    S. Car. has a better ground game and defense, we’ll see if this was just an off week soon enough.

    I wouldn’t call either coordinator good from the UT game.


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