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3 quick takeaways: Georgia identity emerges in 24-14 comeback win

SystemSystem Posts: 10,747 admin
edited September 2023 in Article commenting
image3 quick takeaways: Georgia identity emerges in 24-14 comeback win

Backs to the wall, Georgia was forced to forge an identity amid the rain against upset-minded South Carolina on Saturday.

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    osmosiphobeosmosiphobe Posts: 384 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Yeah, Woodring just ain't ready, y'all.

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    osmosiphobeosmosiphobe Posts: 384 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited September 2023

    That first one, while true, was mostly a tester. I couldn't believe I'd be the first person to post here, so figured there was still goofiness with some posting ability.

    I gotta say, after that first SC run of the field, I thought our D had stepped up decisively. It was not to last. At least not for the first half. I was super proud to see what they made happen in the second one, though.

    Offense was not impressive in the first, either. There were sparks, but they mostly just sputtered. My wife and I were talking about how we were both sort of skeptical coming in to this season, and Beck just isn't Bennett. The woes weren't really on Beck, though. It seemed very much like he was doing well with what he was asked to do. What he was being asked to do just wasn't cutting it, though. More on that in a minute.

    The second half was a different team all around. When I got home, I wanted to catch up on some stuff, and there was SEC recap show on. It was just at the point when they were talking about our game, actually. One of the heads said something to the effect of, "well, by the fourth quarter, you wear them down when they're on the road, and that's important to winning a game." The response from his counterpart, though, spoke to the very heart of what I've been thinking. He said something like, "I don't think it was that at all. I think the second half of this game was the first time we've really seen UGA play with some emotion and like it mattered." Yep. When we're in it, even with the inexperience we're trying to overcome, we are goll. dangged. IN. IT. Dawgs, dawgged in half 2.

    Back to the stands. Part one: man, it was great to be a part of so much noise. I remember the UT game last year and how loud it was in the stands, despite the rain. I'm pretty sure we were as consistently AS loud as that. Again, despite the rain, and - moreso - despite the expectations of a lackluster competition, I coundn't have imagined a more robust crowd. We definitely brought the noise. GO DAWGS (in the stands).

    Part two: to all y'all bandwagoners and wannabees: you don't boo your own team. You just don't. Yes, we know. Bobo is back, and some of the playcalling is suspect. Yes, we know. The O-line has been a little too elastic in the past three games than we would expect of a line made of several returning players. I'll say, I've been very quick to defend folks in the stand here when writers have commented on flying boos, because, from where I sit, it's always seemed like maybe the writer has mistaken frustration with officiating with frustration with playing. That was definitely not the case today. Flat out, many of the obvious drones of "boo" were related to the plays and playing. That. Does. Not. Help. Those moments when our guys are struggling to make things work and they aren't: those are the moments when they need our support. Booing the 5th screen in a row doesn't do anything to inspire a 5th dimension of play-making ability from Beck. Booing when we've (I know, I know) run it up the middle again with a slightly different scheme doesn't do anything to light a fire under our O-line. The conversation my wife and I were having leaving the stadium today was about how there's this sort of up and down with UGA fans. We're out there, but it's not so easy to find a ride-or-die. So often, it seems, the minute things aren't perfect, "fans" are ready to turn their backs, sink their teeth, or jump ship. I imagine I'm preaching to the crowd here, but come on: if you're going to support what these dudes are doing, even when it doesn't match up 100% with your expectation of perfection, at the very least support them in a way that is... supportive. Otherwise, stop calling yourself a fan, and just refer to the team as your avatar.

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    Dirty_Dawg76Dirty_Dawg76 Posts: 1 ✭ Freshman

    I played football and not one time did the coaches, tell us it was their fault because of play calling, it was on our execution of plays, so the people blaming Bobo for the slow starts and what not are the fans who are showing that they never played ball on a serious level. Not prepared for a game being in Shape, or not know the tendencies from specific formations, not knowing who the opponents best defenders were and offensive personnel as well, those topics are coaches faults, so keep blabbing and we'll know who played and who didn't. Think about it like golf, if don't make the shot, you don't blame the caddy or your coaches!!

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    David1David1 Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2023

    But it is the coaches’ decisions to call plays that are supposed to work, not put the team in bad situations, like 2nd or 3rd and long. Those dive plays up the middle will never work if the field isn’t stretched with some long passes or play action early. It doesn’t matter how well players execute predictable dive plays if the defense is always ready for them.

    And the crowd yesterday was no where near as loud as the tenn game from last year. It wasn’t even as loud as the Arkansas game 2 years ago. We were louder in the 2nd half for sure, but not as loud as previous loud games.

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,557 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    DD76 - Sounds like a destroyer class ship. You sound like a rabid dog that will attack anyone within 5 yards. Stop playing the know it all, it is not becoming. This is a blog and everyone has a voice. Even an old washed up player that thinks because they played only their opinion counts.

    I played for 11 years and I think Bobo did an excellent job in the 2nd half and not so hot in the 1st half. Yes Bobo needs to improve and yes the players need to execute better. Both things can be true at the same time Pops.

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