Monday, September 05, 2011
Bad News and Good News
The bad news is that our Georgia football team was out-coached by Boise's Chris Petersen and his staff and not by just a little. The old statement about how Bear Bryant could take his'n and beat your'n and then take your'n and beat his'n could just as easily be said about Chris Petersen and what he accomplished in the Georgia Dome Saturday night. Does anyone have any doubt that if we had swapped players (or coaches) with Boise back in March that Peterson could take Aaron Murray, Orson Charles, Jarvis Jones, Brandon Boykin and the others and whip the bunch from Boise by at least two touchdowns? In reality, that Boise team is extremely well coached and execute with great precision. Once they figured out what Georgia wanted to do on offense and defense they made the necessary adjustments and never looked back. But for a few monster plays from the Georgia offense, this could have been a 28 point blowout.
The good news is that we will not play a more well-coached team the rest of this season unless somehow we face Alabama in the game that now seems so incredibly unlikely. Oh sure, some have high regard for the evil visored one, but if I was building a program today, I would choose Petersen over Spurrier. Dan Mullen looks like a fine coach and is doing great things at Mississippi State but Petersen has a few more years on his resume. Not that any of this is assurance that we won't be out-coached again, but we won't face a team as well-coached as Boise, so we've got that going for us.