Last Look Back

Saturday night was tough. Fun, but tough. Clemson is a very good team that has a legitimate chance to play for a MNC. It kind of feels like one of those times (they happen often it seems) where UGA is going to say at the end of the year that the only team that kept them out of the MNC game is the team that won it all. Not saying Clemson is going to win it all, but they’ve got a great opportunity to play for it.

That said, I have a few closing remarks before we look ahead to SC.
1- Per usual, most of the hate I’m hearing is geared towards Aaron Murray, Mike Bobo, CMR and the offense. People, I understand that it is difficult to watch a draw from the shotgun and other questionable play calling, but UGA still scored 35 points vs. an ACC team. Don’t you think an SEC team should beat an ACC team when the SEC team scores 35 points? Don’t you think an SEC team should be most anybody in the country when they score 35 points? Very few people are talking about CTG’s front 7 that were dominated all night long. Our secondary (everyone’s main concern) actually played pretty decent against one of the best QB/WR combos in the country. We got gashed up front. It was bad. That is the main reason we lost. Not because Mike Bobo can’t call plays, and not because Aaron Murray can’t win big games. We got beat because our defense, an SEC defense playing an ACC team, gave up huge chunks of yardage all night long, and ultimately, 38 points. You give up 38 points and you deserve to lose. Sorry, I know it’s easy to hate on Aaron Murray and Mike Bobo, but if you do I think you’re wrong. Why do we let CTG and his defense off the hook so easily? Something I’ll never understand.
2- It’s not over. We have a lot of football left. We need to win on Saturday. Then we need to get ready for North Texas and LSU and win both of those games. Leave September 3-1 and we’re in good shape. Leave Jacksonville with only 1 loss and you’re looking at a possible SEC Championship game. Win that and let the pieces fall where they may. UGA is a good team this year. We have a long way to go. The sky isn’t falling just yet.

I know in today’s world of instant access and constant communication that we all have more avenues to vent today than ever before. Every time the Dawgs lose a game it seems as if life’s going to end. Trust me, it’s not. It’s still great to be a Georgia Bulldog. Always has been, always will be. Shake it off and gear up for a HUGE matchup this weekend. And as always, Go Dawgs!


3 Responses to “Last Look Back”

  1. 1 wally butts September 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Did you not watch the game? How many turnovers did murray have? Two. Fumbled the ball on the sixteen yardline. Is that the defense’s fault?Take away those two turnovers by murray and we win the ball game.

    We had a 21-14 lead with 6:00 to go in the half. We had the ball. I told my wife all we have to do is drive the ball down score with little time on the clock, go up by 14 at the half. We get the ball back to start the second half, score again and the game is over. But no, we go three and out on six straight possessions. We only score one on the next 10 possessions. That is why everyone is blaming the offense.

    Murray threw behind receivers all night. It is not some back shoulder pass the is throwing the Bennett coming across the middle. Was that another back shoulder pass he threw to Scott-Wesley. Wesley had to turn all the way around the catch the pass. He would still be running if Murray would just hit him in stride.

    In big games the defense and/or special teams must score at least one touchdown to keep the game close, because we know murray is going to give the other team at least one score.

    Murray can own all the records in the SEC, and the country, but he is not a winner. He is a good rah rah guy. He says all the right things, but when the lights come on the the heat is hot, Murray will fold.

    Pick any big game in the last four years and look at it. We won Florida last year because they had six turnovers. Murray tried to out do them, with three in the first half. The Florida game two years ago he completed one pass out of 15 in the second half. Samuals came in and won the game. His red shirt freshman year his first play from scrimmage was a pick six. His last throw in the game was a pick six in over time.

    South Carolina has never beaten us three years in a row until Murray the turnover artist came to town. No not even Joe Cox could pull off three year in a row.

    He is a disaster. Great person, but needs to be a backup on a D-1 team or a starter on a D-2 roster.

    What am I missing?

    Georgia will win the national championship next year. We have all the runningback back, all the wide receivers, all the offensive line, most of the defense and a new quarterback. Write it down. UGA #1 2014, the year after murray leaves.

  2. 3 paul September 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I think the reaction you see is a result of the fact that we expected the defense to be green. We expected the defense would get taken advantage of. However, we also expected the offense to perform like a bunch of battle tested veterans with a fifth year senior at quarterback. We’d been promised offensive line depth, depth I say, for the first time in many years. So, despite the 35 points, when we go for two quarters without moving the ball and our offensive linemen are incapable of sustaining pass protection most of the night people get upset. I think understandably so. Throw in an oh so predictable stretch of WTF? play calling and you have a bunch of frustrated Dawg fans who believe we let another one get away we should have won. I hope you’re right about Clemson. Personally, I believe they will prove themselves to be, well, Clemson. I doubt they’ll be anywhere within sniffing distance of the MNC at the end of the season. Which will make this loss all the more bewildering.

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