I totally agree with you. I’ve been hoping that the maturity would come by years endThey are their own worst enemy...lots of talent, but inconsistencies show up from week to week. Pretty normal for a "young" squad -- I know I've been beating this drum all year, but it's true. If we can somehow win out we have a great chance in the playoffs.
On one play last night Evan Neal completely ignored Byron Young who was lined up just off his left shoulder giving him an unimpeded direct path to Bryce Young. Perhaps with more experience Bryce will move up to the line and point out blocking assignments but that entails greater speed on play calling from the OC on down. Difficult to understand such a complete missed assignment at this point in the season.I agree on consistency.
I’d specify line play.
Our problems on OL and DL aren’t born of inexperience. At this point in the year, we might mature out of a bit of inconsistency due to youth.
I’m not sure we can mature out of getting physically beaten way too often by inferior talent.
We will see about Georgia. Nick Saban did what he had to do following 2013 and it brought 6 playoffs in 7 seasons, playing for the NC in 5 of them and winning 3. Meanwhile, Georgia has resisted change, had 1 playoff, 1 NC appearance, which resulted in a loss to us.I’m a big golfer and college football is a lot like golf - philosophy and approach change. When we sold out to the passing attack scheme offensively along with the smaller more agile defender on defense I felt like we have become more soft. We lack tenacity and physicality. Georgia has that. I feel like we have been exposed by Florida and A&M. If we are going to win a NC this year (and I’ve always thought this year was rebuilding and next year was our best shot) we will simply have to outscore our opponents and get a few stops defensively. I’m afraid when (if we play Ga) that they will push us around. I feel like we’ve become the 2009 Florida Gators and Ga is the 2009 Crimson Tide. They have a great game manager at Qb, solid run game and although they are not very talented on the outside they run it so well they are able to scheme open plays for receivers and tight ends. The defense they have is perhaps a generationally elite defense. We will have to be flawless offensively to beat them in the sec championship game and would likely have to beat them twice to win it all. Hope we do, but just don’t see it. Back to the golf analogy, many times when you tweak things you over correct. I think we’ve done that to a degree with not being able to physically control people. I hope we tweak it back to that. Minor adjustments.