If I had to guess - I don't but WTH - I'd bet that it was the decision to not knock during the week. Now, if you are Bobby Dodd and had a lineup absolutely packed with what would now be 4 and 5 star players, you could afford to limit full contact in practice and have volleyball games the day before Saturday games. But … we weren't and it sure showed in how lacking in sheer grit our D had under TFG. It helped that Dodd recruited some of the meanest players who ever wore a Tech uniform. When you have someone like Giles Smith - who's idea of a tun evening was to go over to the Varsity and pick a fight - on the team, no need to fire people up. (Btw, I got the Smith story from the former trainer on one of Dodd's teams. The other players liked to go over with Smith and watch what happened next.)
Even though this is the offense.. sums up the team overall...
"Yates also shared an exchange he had with Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter
“He, like, said the strangest thing to me. He looked at me and was like, 'Y'all are so unprepared.' I was like, 'Y'all are so unprepared?,’” Yates said. “All the things he could've said at this point in the game — it was like 45-0 — he's like, 'Y'all are so unprepared.' I was like, 'What do you mean?' He's like, 'Y'all just don't know what's, like, going on.' I was like, 'Yeah, we don't.'”