He also just sat down on the field once when he went outside and saw a Clemson defender barreling down on him. I hold him no ill will, but he just was not an option QB.Yeah I rewatched some of the '13 Clemson game (it's on youtube if anybodys interested). Their DL definitely played well - Jarrett (NT) and Beasley (DE) (both returning) are two of ther better linemen in the country. They also were cheating their DBs in for the run on the 1st for possessions. We didn't adjjust to that until the last 2 series in the 1st half when we started hitting some quick-outs to WRs and Godhigh in the seams - marched about 140 yards on those last two drives of the half - but we had already given up 27 on D. They also benifted from so timely throws by Boyd - he hit a 50 yard pass on 3rd and 18 in the 1st quarter and a 76 yard TD on 2nd and long as well. They were the better team, but there were a couple plays in that game that we could have made to make it a fight.
Another thing that stood out when rewatching was how slow Vad was running the option. He can move in the open field, but it looked so labored everytime he came out of the mesh. And he would always string plays out rather than hit the pitch early - granted there probably weren't many holes he missed the way Clemson was on top of the run. We lose a lot of "falling forward" yards with JT, but it will be refreshing to see somebody with quickness under center forcing defenses to react quicker.
GT finishes 9-3 w/ victories over Clemson & UGA. UGA finishes 6-6 & fires Mark Richt. Tennesee recieves sanctions for their recruiting shenanigans. Saban leaves Bama to coach the NFL's London Jaguars.
GT capitalizes on our good season, recruiting momentum, and turmoil amongst the SEC carpetbaggers by convinving GA's top talent (Trent Thompson, Abernathy, and Tery Godwin) to play college ball in the Capital of the South.
Oh, and there will be a consensus 100 years peace agreement between all parties in the Middle East, the US & Russian governments will work together to promote green energy worldwide, & Comcast will delieverer reliable service & internet speeds close to what's advertised. 2014 is shaping up to be the first good year this millennium!
I like our regular season schedule this year. Its highly favorable. No reason we can't shock the nation and go undefeated for the regular season.
That is EXACTLY as I see it unfolding, unfortunately. And several of these losses have the potential of being embarrassments. It is unrealistic to expect us to be injury-free all season, and we have several positions where even one ding here and there has dire consequences. We are inexperienced and intend (as I read it) on playing true freshmen fairly liberally. Hope I am wrong. Key disclaimer: if we can get a win in Blacksburg it might be the spark we need for the rest of the year.
We don't need no stinkin' defensive depth, because our offense will keep our defense on the sidelines, cool, calm, collected and rested.7-5 lack of defensive depth catches up to us late in the season.
If we had defensive depth i would say 9 wins. It will cost us 2 games.