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4 weeks 1 day ago #79310 by Wartdawg
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The LSU loss hurt. We didn't understand how we could be beaten so soundly and we didn't understand why we abandoned what was working; our run game.

I will admit that sometimes I get very frustrated with our OC as he can get off track and not recover, but as with the Auburn game last year I think this loss to LSU has led to changes that will remain. I think since that game we have seen a commitment to sticking with our run game which by the way is better than 'Bama's. While we have been frustrated at moments in short yardage, we have seen a big uptick in explosive plays and that commitment to the run game will be necessary
for us to have a chance against 'Bama.

Better that going off the rails occurred in Baton Rouge than waiting until Atlanta.

On defense the LSU game led to some changes as well. Those changes have mainly been increased playing time for Jordan Davis at NT and Eric Stokes at the 2nd QB spot. Before monster freshman JDavis took over the #1 spot in our NT depth chart, our leading tackler was a safety Richard Lecounte. Too many times were the interior linemen of the opposition getting to the 2nd level and occupying our LB's. Since the insertion of Davis, our leading tackler has been ILB Monty Rice which is exactly as it should be with our 3-4 defense.

In addition to that change, Eric Stokes has also seen increased playing time over Tyson Campbell.
Campbell has been inconsistent and redshirt freshman Stokes has been getting better each week. Campbell allowed several big plays against
LSU and when he was again shaky against Auburn, he was replaced with Stokes and we gave up zero explosive plays.

So folks... LSU was a setback, but it may be the setback that made us better and gives us a chance in Atlanta.

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4 weeks 22 hours ago #79313 by dawgs_fans_dad
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Posts like this keep me coming back. Great stuff, Wartdawg! And Buc and yankeedawg1, and all the rest of y'all!
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4 weeks 2 hours ago #79314 by Buc
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Wartdawg, want to throw this against the wall, an opinion . . . .

Read the article below, did not really see any specific suggestions . . . . Allow me this . . . . when we are deep inside the red zone I suggest that the offensive linemen take wider splits/gaps. If for example Justin was taking the snap, even Jake, over the years seen this work for the offense. Definitely makes the linebackers adjust. Just asking . . . . anyone? Agree/Disagree? Help Coach Chaney/Coley out. :)

www.ajc.com/sports/college/georgia-playe...PMMl95xbh8aA1vdjGTP/
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4 weeks 25 minutes ago #79315 by growl
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I definitely think it couldnt hurt,and gives the back more options, also defense has to think about it before committing. Just enough time to keep from getting tied up inside.

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4 weeks 5 minutes ago #79316 by yankeedawg1
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Part play calling ...part execution...

Now it’s become mental....... and defenses completely play run stop

So....yes..... time to look at changing our “goal line “ look on offense

Takes big stones to throw a 3 - 2. change up to the cleanup hitter

With the bases loaded....


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3 weeks 6 days ago #79319 by Wartdawg
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Buc wrote: Wartdawg, want to throw this against the wall, an opinion . . . .

Read the article below, did not really see any specific suggestions . . . . Allow me this . . . . when we are deep inside the red zone I suggest that the offensive linemen take wider splits/gaps. If for example Justin was taking the snap, even Jake, over the years seen this work for the offense. Definitely makes the linebackers adjust. Just asking . . . . anyone? Agree/Disagree? Help Coach Chaney/Coley out. :)


www.ajc.com/sports/college/georgia-playe...PMMl95xbh8aA1vdjGTP/



Well if you go back and look at some of the runs that have failed down there you will see that there often was no lane between our own linemen. We've been lining up counting on nothing but push.

Wider gaps between the linemen are something a lot of really strong run teams do, but those gaps also give the DL a chance to shoot through. So because of that you can't just widen the spacing and then still block the exact same way.

I think it is absolutely something we should try, but it would require a little bit of different blocking technique. I would also like to see us try it while utilizing a fullback to block down on the DL that is going to shoot that gap you want to run in. I would also like if Fromm is in there to see him under center with the TB in closer. Some of those failed dive/slam runs have taken relatively forever for the back to reach the line. The scheme's we run sometimes leave an end unblocked and we've repeatedly seen that player crash down the line and get to the back before he hits the hole. That just can not happen. Leaving the end unblocked is fine because it gives you a man advantage where you want to run, but you've got to hit that hole before the free-runner crashes on you laterally.

So yeah... with the blocking executed properly widening the gaps could help. We could also tweak what we have been doing.

What we can't do is keep doing the same thing. It's become stale and predictable... easy to diagnose.

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