One of our biggest advantages is the ability to limit opposing teams possessions and rest our defense. If we went hurry up we negate both of those. We don't have the talent/depth to run with good teams in a high possession game. Our defense would get tired(UGA game), and our offense wouldn't necessarily be able to capitalize on every possession to keep up. The way we are now is great for our current talent base, as we limit possessions for both teams and limit the opportunities for us to **** up.
Makes sense... that's why no one likes itExactly! About 40 years ago, I had the exact conversation with Pepper Rodgers. He explained the simplicity of the strategy." If you have more athletes than the opponent, then extend the game. If he has more than you, then shorten the game." I have observed the verity of this premise over decades since. It is the reason why Paul Johnson's offense is appropriate for the situation we find ourselves at Tech. Each year, we will find at least 6 teams on our schedule with more athletes. Our best chance for winning against those 6 is to shorten the game by running the clock.