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That's not his decision to make
Yeah... the Human polls could keep the Dawgs ahead of Florida despite the loss, but the computers will probably swap around the numbers between UGA, Florida, and Bama, resulting in Florida getting to #3.
Edit: My bad, I thought Georgia was ahead in the computers for some reason.
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Think of it from his view: You are a Wide Reciever. Your only job is to catch the ball when it is thrown to you, that action is an instinct to you now. There are just seconds left in the SEC championship game, the ball comes to you. I don't blame him at all.
What idiots! Why not clock the ball, then you throw in the end zone 2 or 4 times!9
Murray's first instinct was to clock it. He looked to the sideline and made the clock motion with his hand. The coaches told him otherwise. It's definitely on the coaches.
Can see both sides of this making sense though. Maybe they preferred their chances against an unorganized Bama D. Everyone is killing Richt because of a tipped pass. Shit happens.
So did anyone catch that heart attack remark? Clearly not intentional (especially considering that Dantonio and Saban's past together) , but that definitely hits way too close to home.
Heh, he should have ignored them.
What looked to be hesitation by the receiver was just due to the ball being tipped. He thought the ball was going to be higher and then it took a nose dive into his stomach.
I'll take possibly 3, organized shots against an organized Bama versus what they did.
uga gave up 350 years rushing. that's not good, but the defensive score is what kept them in it. weird game. and then to end with a bielema-esque clock management debacle...
Are you saying in the frantic rush to the line, that Richt told him to line up in the shotgun???
Yeah plus the ball wasn't even intended for him. Murray was throwing the back shoulder fade to the receiver in the end zone
Yeah Murray's first instinct was to clock it, he looked to the sideline and was making the spiking motion. Obviously they called in a play that had him in the shotgun
Either Richt or the OC, yes. It was not Murray's call. The shotgun fade to the endzone was called by the sideline even though Murray wanted to clock it.
and if you're going to do that the other wr shouldn't have been any where near the intended target. why put two DBs within a couple of yards of the target?
I'll take your word for it.
Why not one shot against an unorganized D and two more against an organized D? If you spike it you might not get three more downs anyway.
An Alabama defensive linemen made a play. It's that simple. No need to overanalyze it as some huge coaching gaffe. It's a fade to the end zone -- one option, no chance of a sack -- and if it doesn't work you're still likely to get off two more throws.
This is correct.
Even though it looks dumb now, a fade is basically like spiking the ball, except it takes a couple seconds longer and gives you a chance at a touchdown.
Unfortunately for Georgia, it can also result in the ball being tipped at the line and ending the game.
Fair point but they may have had two shots.
Richt just explained the route. Since they were running a fade, they wanted the inside receiver to run a quick out to draw the attention of the outside corner. If that corner hesitates for a second because that other receiver is running an out, the fade becomes much easier to complete.
Except that by not spiking the ball, they had already cost themselves 5-6 seconds. They could have spiked it at 14, they didn't get the play called and snapped until 9 seconds. You can still run the back shoulder fade without pissing away 5 seconds. They made the same mistake earlier after they completed the pass down to the 35, cost them about 8 seconds getting that play in and set by the time they snapped it. Downs weren't important, time was, and they cost themselves at least 10-15 seconds by not spiking it after those first downs, which translates to a couple of plays (or, possibly, a chance to get set and spike it again after that last play).
This should be shown to coaches as a case study in why you needed to prepare your team to spike it after first downs in situations under 30 seconds.
They could have spiked the ball w/ 14 seconds left and had 3 plays. Instead they snapped it w/ 10 seconds left and the guy caught it around 6 seconds. Even if the guy hadn't caught it there's only 5 or 6 seconds left and your options shrink considerably along with 2 shots at best left. It was idiotic in every way possible.
I agree with you. I would have definitely clocked it. I was just trying to explain their reasoning for running the fade. And yes, the amount of time that ran off the clock at the 35 yard line was brutal. I couldn't believe they took so long to snap it.
nothing good can happen with a guy running a route short of the endzone in that situation. Richt is a moron.
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