Wrong Overshadowed Right
Think about this: For the first time in the history of this storied program GEORGIA gave up 38 or more points five times, all during the regular season. That’s right. Five out of twelve times that we lined up, we were utterly scorched for at least 38 points. In the regular season finale, holding Tech to 38 would have won the game and preserved the state win streak. We lost 45-42. Kentucky and LSU found a way to lose to us on their home fields after cracking 37. Florida in the second half, Bama in the first half and Tech in the third quarter – NIGHTMARES.
And our offense was the best in the SEC. We had the best running back in the nation and the number one overall NFL draft pick at QB. Our true freshman wideout led the SEC in receiving and was often outplayed by our senior wideout.
Penalties were frequent, predictable and untimely. Injuries and poor defensive coaching were major factors. And we lacked a killer instinct and the confidence to stop the regular bleeding.
We won a bowl game, remaining perfect against the so-called Big 10. We finished with ten wins. The program is very solid, yet the season was in many ways squalid. Moreno is gone; Stafford is gone; Asher Allen is gone; Massaquoi is gone.
And we move on. The one season Joe Cox era is underway.