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Mike Leach: Mississippi State was a few big plays away from beating Georgia

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edited November 2022 in Article commenting
imageMike Leach: Mississippi State was a few big plays away from beating Georgia

ATHENS — Mike Leach sounded very much like a man who figured out how to beat No 1-ranked Georgia but didn’t have the team capable of executing the plan.

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    BASDawgBASDawg Posts: 41 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Har har har. What a comedian!

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    BASDawgBASDawg Posts: 41 ✭✭ Sophomore
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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,848 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2022

    More than 3 plays cost Miss. St. The win. A few bad coaching calls by Leach, was also a factor in the loss. Not suprising that he conveniently forgot to mention that aspect..GoDAWGS!

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I’m sure every team we play can name 3-4 plays that were in the “If” class. If we don’t get a penalty, if we don’t drop that pass, if our receiver doesn’t slip, etc. I can tell coach Leach a bunch of reverse “what ifs” that could have helped UGA. What if their lineman doesn’t catch that fluke interception, what if our coverage team tackles the guy who ran the punt back, etc. As my high school coach would say, “IF the queen had cojones she’d be the king”. Go Dawgs!!!

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    97GradyDawg97GradyDawg Posts: 354 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Yes, if we could live in an alternate reality, anything is possible. Nice try, Mr. Leach.

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    GaBoi69GaBoi69 Posts: 323 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited November 2022

    Looking at the game...Coach Leach made some valid points. His statement has some truth to it even though he left out that Georgia's mistakes keep them in the game. Georgia didn't play its best game but still beat Miss State by 26 points. Ending with 19 points was a great accomplishment for Miss State because they should not have had that many points.

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    DJG76DJG76 Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ Junior

    "Leach’s formula for upset didn’t seem so eccentric: stop the run, avoid big plays and force turnovers." Gee-Ma-Nanny, Mike you and Leach have just won the "Captain Obvious" Genius Award for 2022.....form my perspective that's exactly the game plan that every team we've played has attempted to employ.....10 games in and I'm impressed!!!......Just remember Mike and Coach Leach...."If ifs and buts, were touchdowns and field golds, MSU and Leach would be more than mutts!

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    Oldddawg76Oldddawg76 Posts: 393 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Exactly! If UGa hadn't played the game they played and if MSU had played better, the score would have been different! Oh, and those refs. They made calls Leach didn't like...

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    ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Now that Mullen and has become a studio talking head, Leach has become the SEC’s new resident Coach Clown.

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    Gibroni88Gibroni88 Posts: 413 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2022

    Hey Coach Leach, if your team “easily could have”, why weren’t they able to?

    Also, if it weren’t for a glaring set of mistakes at the end of the second quarter by Coach Smart(who, as we UGA fans know very well and remember, made decisions like those frequently from 2017 to 2019), your team’s point total would have been 6 points less at the end of the game(45 to 13).

    And to wrap this up, if it weren’t for some fluke batted ball that turned into an INT by your defensive lineman(who will never have another INT again in his career if you play the odds), that gave your team the ball in Georgia’s red zone, your so-called “vaunted” offense and QB would not have had an offensive TD in the entire game! AT YOUR HOUSE! WHERE YOU'VE BEEN UNDEFEATED THE ENTIRE SEASON. AT NIGHT. With those **** cowbells clanging.

    It is pretty clear that Leach is sour grapes, and that’s fine. A little surprised by that after keeping up with him somewhat thru his years at TT and now at MSU…but that’s okay. The bitterness and tears and denial just taste that much sweeter to me because my Dawgs weren’t just the better team tonight, but they proved to be growing up and learning from their SEC road game performances from earlier this year (Missouri game).

    Two more regular season games, Dawgs! And congratulations on convincingly winning the SEC East!!

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    HenddawgHenddawg Posts: 732 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I believe he can take credit and be pleased that the game plan they had was executed in regards to stopping the run but that isn’t a complete game plan when dealing with an offensive coordinator like Monken. UGA is built for a variety of attacking schemes and Monken is a fantastic conductor of that unit. Simply stopping the run won’t result in a victory shown clearly by that game. If those 14-points could’ve been “easily scored”, then why weren’t they? They did stop the run for the most part but certainly didn’t stop the offense so give yourself a half gold star.

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Dream on Mike, dream on...

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    dragonslayerdragonslayer Posts: 703 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Can you spell "delusional," coach? Asking for a friend.

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    Gibroni88Gibroni88 Posts: 413 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2022

    @MikeGriffith

    you wrote “LSU coach Brian Kelly, whose Tigers secured the SEC West Division and will play UGA in the SEC Championship Game, was surely taking notes.”

    Those are your words, not Mike Leach’s.

    So what exactly are you trying to tell us Dawg fans on a “Dawgnation” website?

    Do you think that UGA Coach Kirby Smart, whose Dawgs secured the SEC East division and will play LSU in the SEC Championship Game, was taking notes when UT went into LSU’s stadium and beat them to a pulp by 27 points just 4 weeks ago?

    Or do you think any note-taking was going on when that same LSU team gave up 7 sacks, 10 points, and gained less than 290 yards and had 2 turnovers against Arkansas, a 5 win team this year who lost to a Division II school the previous weekend?

    Just asking for a friend, Mike.

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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,848 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Mike Leach is a pirate, but he also is a good football coach as boorish and awkward as he comes across ... I don't even think he's that funny. But his team was chippy, and UGA did get a couple of calls -- I think State got one, too, on that roughing the punter -- that should not have been 15 yards!

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    Gibroni88Gibroni88 Posts: 413 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2022
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