We have wondered with all the injuries to the skill positions, why isn’t the offense using the tight ends more often. I have a friend who knows a Graduate Assistant, who knows someone’s double third cousin once removed that saw something on Reddit that knows some insider info. Here is the conversation that Coach Bobo and Aaron Murray had about the passing game.
Practice Fields, a few days prior to Vanderbilt…
Mike Bobo: Aaron, come over here.
Aaron Murray: Sir?
MB: Getting any?
AM: Coach, I don’t feel comfortable discussing this with you. Especially with a big SEC opponent on the hori-
MB: Big SEC opponent? Boy, the only S-E anything you need worry about is S-E-X. Get it while the getting is good. Enjoy the college life my boy. Isn’t this why you came back another year, all the hot tail in Athens?
AM: Actually, coach I came back to help my team win a Southeastern Conference and BCS title.
Mike Bobo bursts out laughing.
MB: (In between laughing) You really think we are going to win? Man what a wimp. Wipe the sand out. This is Georgia. If you wanted to win anything, you got to go somewhere else. The old man over there in the goofy hat, he just cares about saving souls and doing enough to keep his job. He doesn’t care if we really win anything around here. Why do you think all of us coaches stick around? Shit, Stafford never cared about that and look at him? 50 mil guaranteed. Tail and cash. That is what it’s about, son.
AM: Coach, I really think we need to focus on Vanderbilt. I have some ideas on ways to make the offense click better.
MB: Murray, it’s Vanderbilt. We just need to run the damn ball and run the clock out. No need to get too flashy. Big SEC opponent? Good grief. Maybe if you shaprened up your definition of a “big” game, you’d win more of them.
AM: I mean, we have these tight ends that are really good. Lynch has 10% of the team’s receptions and is the third leading receiver. Let’s use him more, and flex out Rome some. He is an athlete and provides mismatches to linebackers.
AM: Sir, if I may ask, why not?
MB: You may not ask, Aaron. But, I’ll tell you anyway. I don’t want to see some damn Yankee from Massachusetts like Arthur Lynch be successful.
AM: But Coach, I am from Tampa. That practically makes me a Yankee. Don’t you want me to be successful?
MB: How much have you won? Sure, you’ve broken a few records, but stick around long enough and we are all bound to do that. I don’t think you want me to answer that any more.
AM: What about Rome? He is from South Georgia like you. Can’t we make him successful?
MB: I am from Thomasville. He is from Valdosta. There is some SOWEGA shit going on there, Murray. Let’s just say it’s personal. Matter of fact, I brought him in just so he wouldn’t be successful. It is all about the long con.The answer is no.
AM: So we aren’t going to use them?
MB: No, what we will do is put them on the field, and even flex them out in the slot. But under NO circumstance do I want you to throw to them. At all. If you do, Hutson Mason will be in that game so fast you won’t know what happened.
AM: So, you’re telling me that even though they are in the game, and even flexed out wide, I am not ever to try and pass it to them.
MB: That is exactly what I am saying.
AM: Why have them in the game?
MB: To CYA, Aaron. CYA. That way, if anyone asks, we can say there were in the game, and you just didn’t check down to them. Now, let’s just run the clock out against Vanderbilt and still have time to hit Printer’s Alley before Happy Hour.
This has to be accurate, isn’t it? I mean, a source on the inside said it was.