Watching Richt and Murray after the game almost made me tear up. You could just feel this was going to be one of those games that we let slip away at the end yet again. Thank goodness.
Our Defense needs some work… a lot of work. They look so confused play after play. I know our young guys want to keep things in front of them but Langley has got to press a bit more rather than giving such a huge cushion.
You knew Leonard Floyd was going to have a break out game at some point. Luckily it was against a good team.
I have been waiting all season for Jordan Jenkins to try and jump over a block, the last play of the game seems as good a time as any. Almost worked too.
Luckily we have a bye week for gurley to rest. And by bye week I mean Tennessee.
Marshall Morgan had a hell of a game. Hit a 55 yarder and we ended up winning by 3. Nice job.
Richt and Company take a lot of flack for their record against top 10 opponents. So far in 2013, they have already defeated as many top-10 opponents as the 1980 team did. That’s right, Notre Dame (7), was the sole top-10 team to be defeated by the “great” UGA team in 1980. National Championship resume’s just weren’t all that demanding back in the day I suppose.
Of the 12 games Georgia played, only 3 were true road games. The first was a 1-point victory over Tennessee to open the season. UGA 16-TN 15. By the way, Tennessee was a 5-6 team in 1980.
UGA also beat UK (27-0) and AU (31-21) at their homes. AU was 5-6 that season. UK, an impressive 3-8.
Georgia won the Cocktail Party against #20 Florida, who would go 8-4 that season, 26-21.
I suppose curent fans would look at UGA’s 42-0 whipping of TA&M and think that’s pretty good… right up until they realized that A&M was in the “Southwest” conference, and 4-7. Oops.
A 4-point victory over Clemson sits better with us than our 3-point loss this season, of course. Then there’s the nasty fact that the tigers were a 6-5 team that year. Ugh.
We beat 3-8 Ole Miss 28-21. Wow. 3-8. They put up 21 on the vaunted Erkster.
Even State-Rival Georgia Tech put up 20 points that season, and they were 1-9-1.
Let’s face it, from top-to-bottom, the best offensive players are in the SEC this year. But what is at the heart of the poor defensive play? Well, that is easy.Last year, the SEC saw an unprecedented 35 defensive players taken in the draft with 8 going in the 1st round and 5 in the 2nd round. Even more staggering is that 25 of these came from 4 teams including 7 1st rounders! Which teams? Well of course the teams people nationwide know and watch from the SEC (Bama, LSU, UF, UGA). Just so you can comprehend the significance of these numbers, look how they stack up against the rest of the nation:SEC: 35 Total; 8 in Round 1; 5 in Round 2
ACC: 13 Total; 3 in Round ; 2 in Round 2
Big 10: 12 Total; 0 in Round 1; 2 in Round 2
Pac 12: 11 Total; 3 in Round 1; 1 in Round 2
Big 12: 7 Total; 1 in Round 1; 1 in Round 2
So, the conference most people consider to be the worst (ACC) actually did better than the other big boys. If you combine the mighty Big 10, Pac 12, and Big 12, you can see the SEC sent 35 players versus their combined 30; 8 First Rounders vs their Combined 4; and 5 Second Rounders vs their Combined 4.
@ecdawg@Panicfan The birthday tribute videos above were really special and the performance of the Messiah Will Come Again was just awesome! Three vintage guitarists play three vintage telecasters was pretty cool.