Great weekend to be a Bulldog. Beautiful day on Saturday. Great atmosphere and an overall great game. Always good to get a win, but especially great to beat a Steve Spurrier coached team.
I have some random, rambling thoughts about the day and the game:
Special teams are a mixed bag for us. The onside kick was a thing of beauty. We have faked a punt (2nd time in the past 4 games, by the way). The field goals and extra points have been drama free, and no trick shots off the uprights. Well, drama free when the snap and hold are correct. Which brings me to this. How bad was the dropped punt snap to Colin Barber? You’ve had some very good special team moments this year, and some incredibly bad ones also.
On the bad punt, I am not convinced it would have mattered if he punted it 50 yards. I was pissed at the time, but looking back, I am pretty sure Shaw would have marched them down and scored anyway.
I felt like the onside kick call, going for it on 4th down and the way we just ran it down the throat of the Gamecock defense was Mark Richt giving out the finger. Giving the finger to Spurrier and all the naysayers in the fan base and the media who think he doesn’t have it.
Spurrier may think that the South Carolina game is one that Georgia doesn’t “get mad about”, but I guarantee you Richt wanted that one. I will make this next statement more PG than what I tweeted during the Clemson game. But if you think that Mark Richt doesn’t want to win, or if he is too passive and just doesn’t care, you are wrong. He wants this and you can tell it. If you say otherwise, you just have an agenda.
First, let’s get the bad out of the way. Sections 138, 311, and 312 were still a little too empty at kick off. Work on that by LSU.
But it was a great crowd. The atmosphere was electric all day. I thought the fans were awesome, and they were into it the whole time. The enthusiasm was great. I walked through campus and there were tons of tailgating going on. This was the best crowd environment, start to finish, since the 2007 Auburn Blackout game. The fans need to be that way more often. Great job, all the way around.
Speaking of the Auburn Blackout, this game reminded me of that game. Georgia came out, jumped out to a big lead, South Carolina came back, but we slowly took the game back over. It wasn’t as big of a blowout as the 2007 Auburn game, but 2013 South Carolina > 2007 Auburn. Good game.
I though Mike Bobo did his best work as Georgia Offensive Coordinator. He was phenomenal. Great balance, great execution. I can only describe the offense in one word: dynamic.
I bet all you Chicken Little naysayers who showed your ass last week feel pretty dumb now. Or, at least, I hope you do. But you probably don’t. Where will all the hate and vitriol be on blogs and message boards this week? Where is that drunk guy calling in on the radio show last week?
You all can go back in your little worm holes and please just stay there. I know you will come back out after the next loss.
I also want to point out a comment I heard from some jabroni who sat behind me. This quite possibly might be the dumbest comment in the history of modern civilization (I am sure the cavemen said some pretty dumb stuff).
In the beginning of the 4th Quarter, after the long run by Mike Davis, South Carolina ran it 3 more times by Davis for a TD. It was 1st and Goal at the Georiga 5 yard line. The guy behind me who was attempting to be the offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, head coach AND color commentator all at the same time, then said the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
He said after the Davis touchdown run, “I really didn’t think Spurrier would run it 3 times in a row there.”
Even my wife looked at me with a puzzled look. They have run it down our throats all game long. Davis had been having his way with us. Spurrier is going to do what it takes to win. This isn’t 1996. Clearly, if you would pay attention to the game rather than talk incessantly, then you might pick up on that. Or, watch a South Carolina game at any point the last, I don’t know, 7 years.
Quayvon Hicks, Aaron Murray, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall
Really, the whole team deserves a nice pat on the back. But you four in particular did a fantastic job. Tip of the hat.
Just some random thoughts…great day!