“Our game plan won’t change,” Richt said. “… Philosophically or systematically, we’re not going to say, ‘Oh, we gotta make a bunch of wholesale changes.’ We don’t need to. We don’t plan to.”
When Mr. Todd Gurley II did not play Saturday against Missouri, who has a horrible bad loss to a horrid team already this season before we blew them out and is not ranked in either poll now, there was not a single opponent we have played or will play who was in the Top 25 except for Auburn who lost.
Clearly, Hutson Mason had a wonderful game against Missouri and needed to as early on, Missouri keyed all 11 defensive players on Nick Chubb an absolute beast as I do believe before Missouri, everyone was well aware. If you did not know that, you should have; as he has earned that all the time he has been here and long prior came with the credentials, measurables and smarts.
I still believe Brice Ramsey has to keep coming in more and more at QB, and I believe still that Mark Richt is wrong as I’ve been saying since all this started with TGII that Faton Bauta must be moved to Tailback from # 3 QB because he knows the plays, has the experience and is a better runner than any walk-on by a long wide margin. We cannot continue to ask Nick Chubb to be a one-man tailback, although Brendan Douglas held on to the ball fine against Missouri – another in a long line of weak opponents for my beloved Georgia Bulldogs this season.
I had questions about Auburn last year.
I have more questions about Auburn this season, and see them adding loss after loss. All the way up to # 2 though it will take a long long long time before they get dropped down to their actual true ranking, which may or may not be Top 25 at season’s end. And Auburn is not going to be ANY better next season 2015 either. Clemson is a team with no offense this 2014 season, and has no business being ranked in the Top 25 now, but they certainly were not at game time vs. Missouri. They lost to us and to FSU, and neither of these teams are great teams, are we or they ? Clemson plays the weakest schedule in the nation, every single solitary year and the ACC is weak, weak, weak, weak. What Clemson’s won/lost record is then, is pointless 2014. Now next year 2015 for Clemson that is a horse of a different color because Clemson 2015 will HAVE TO START Deshaun Watson who was a BEAST speaking of beasts as I stated right after we beat Clemson this 2014 season. It was a big mistake taking Deshaun Watson OUT of the game against us. Dabo Swinney made a mistake.
The point for my alma mater is that if we are to represent The SEC East in the play-in game for the Play-offs, with those polls due out the week after this one now, we will face tough opponents. Tougher opponents means we need to beef up our Quarterback and Tailback positions by PLAYING our BETTER players at those 2 positions. The rest of the team, except for the sorry special teams, are doing their jobs.
We are in the thick of it in every Top 10 with more attrition up coming given for example that the 4 SEC West teams all ranked ahead of UGA this morning in every poll still have to play each other again, again and again.
We are right where we want to be. Well, maybe we should have never let Hutson Mason QB against South Carolina, as I called for Brice Ramsey pre-game to take advantage of their porous weak secondary – a lot weaker than even our own, and that is saying something. But other than that loss, we in fact could not be better served being any higher ranked than we are until we face off against 2 SEC West Top 10 or better teams before the Selection Committee names the 4 teams.
Excuse me, Georgia could be one of the 4.
We need to get Faton Bauta to Tailback immediately before Nick Chubb is injured or weakened from The SEC schedule of top teams we will have to play before the Play-Offs. And, we need Brice Ramsey to play more QB too.
It’s a long season, and 15-game seasons for the top teams could still include us, despite our loss to the hapless South Carolina gamecocks who never in their entire history have ever accomplished a bloody thing ever in the entire history of college football.
Florida would like nothing more than to beat us. Clearly Georgie tek is in that same boat. Kentucky is almost a ranked team. Arkansas gave Alabama all they could handle, but muffed an extra point early for the final margin.
Mark Richt you are just wrong as usual to say that you are going to do nothing differently, given the TGII situation and how it affects us. We need to spread the carries around better, or we will find ourselves in the thick of the battle without a top flight tailback. Given we cannot pass the ball farther than 4 yards downfield and that not also outside to the flats, we better do a far better job preparing ourselves now, given the now week and half before Arkansas knowing all this.
I am not going to waste words on the NCAA because the fact that they do not care about the athletes – not in the least – is why the NCAA is midstream now having reform forced upon them from The SEC.
Free Mr. Todd Gurley II