Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Thoughts on Coming Home

Some questions on my mind as I drove to Athens yesterday morning:
  1. How will we look between the thumping in Jax and the next big rivalry?
  2. Are the freshmen ready to play (more impactfully)?
  3. How does Cox respond as he prepares for another night game?
Two quick (negative) comments to get out of the way:
  1. I could just say Penalties...rewind and pres play to repeat. But to have 11 infractions for 80+ yards against an FCS team is beyond embarrassing.
  2. Why is Bobo so Godblessed enamored with the toss sweep? The fact that it was so unsuccessful against a middling team should illustrate that these days, LBs are just too fast. Especially when the field shrinks.
That being said, the Dawgs basically just pressed the Staples button...that was easy!

  • The RB position is obviously down to Caleb and Washuan from here on out. I wanted to see how they complemented each other. Clearly, Ealey needs to learn how to block...quick! Cuz having two RBs who can both run and block to shuffle in and out will be quite a luxury to have during the homestretch.
  • Ealey ends up with 89 yards on 7 carries, King 71 on 12.
  • Branden Smith showed that lightning can strike twice...on the same college football field. Should give Coach Roof something to think about this week.
  • Joe Cox did well, but never really had to check down much.

  • 55 total yards and a goose egg. Good afternoon for the defensive front.
  • Geno Atkins and Jeff Owens had great days. And it was good to see Washington and Robinson get plenty of action with Houston sitting out.
  • Robinson should grow into a beast. And I think the same of Christian Robinson at LB.
  • The only downside to the defensive performance is that they didn't force any turnovers.

  • Against a middling opponent, the intensity ebbed and flowed expected. The fact that it was Homecoming helped to a small degree I guess.
  • I always enjoy seeing the alumni band, the older cheerleaders, Prez Adams in a bow tie...not!
  • The crowd was impressive for an FCS opponent after a really bad loss in a disappointing season.
  • They were quiet, but Sanford was mostly full. And not many left until the 4th quarter.
  • My girls are awesome Dawg fans in the making. It was a pleasure to escort them to Homecoming in Athens Town.
Lastly, man did Drew Butler have an off day - just over 40 yards a punt... ugh!* Well, those are my thoughts, feels free to add your own. See ya tomorrow for some meatloaf. This is the week we try to figure out just who the hell AwwBarn is...eagle...tiger...plainsman...WarKitten!!

* This comment was made in jest and does not affect the author's vote for Butler as team MVP for the 09 season.


Anonymous said...

I don't trust anyone in a bowtie.....

MikeInValdosta said...

Florida is easy to hate, they're Florida.

West Opelika is different. They have stole our fight song. They have stole our alums. Half their fans and players are from Georgia.

They are a dangerous lot with that multiple personalties thing they have going. One minute a cat, the other a bird. Damn shape-shifters.

This one is big, and will require your best effort, Bernie.

Ollllddude said...

I am sorry, but I have to say this: complement is the word you use to describe different styles that work better together than either does alone.

Compliment is what Coach Ball pays to Washaun (or Caleb) when either makes a good play.

You really don't deserve the criticism because you run one of the best blogs around, but I just couldn't stand it anymore. ;-)

Bernie said...

I would try and recover from that fo pah and say that No, I actually wanted to see Caleb and Washaun exchange pleasantries. But that would just be ridiculous.

As the son of an english teacher, I'm ashamed and more than worthy of the critique.

Then again, Dad is an IPTAYer. Regardless, thx Ollllddude.