This guy had some good points to Dan's "genius"
Posted on 2 hrs, , User Since 26 months ago, User Post Count: 815
A few highlights:
- Since 2017 (35 games), Mullen coached teams have been held to under 300 yards of offense on three ocassions. Those games? UGA in '17, UGA in '18, and UGA in '19. Now, some may detect a pattern here, but any smart football fan would chalk this up to mere coincidence, as a genius like Mullen never could be outcoached by someone from south GA with a southern accent
-According to Pat Dooley (and UF Homer) from the Gainesville Sun, the reason why UF had to spend two quick timeouts on O to start the game was because some of the players were wearing different play sheet wristbands from one another. Thus, when a particular call was made, all **** broke loose and some of the personnel were lined up incorrectly. After the game, Mullen, when asked, vaugely referred to this as 'a communication issue.' Sounds like a well coached team to me. Here's a link to a 2 min audio clip of Pat explaining the disaster on the sideline during the mess: https://overcast.fm/+INxqU7j8/08:21
-Down two scores late, Mullen decides to eat up over 7 minutes of clock, thus putting the D in a position were just 1 first down by UGA would end the game. Now, to be fair, UF forced 3 and outs in the game up to that point exactly zero times, so I can understand his strategy there. Genius gonna genius folks
-Mullen now is 0-3 against Smart, losing by an average score of 30-12. But hey, geniuses have an occasional bad day too...or three.
Anything I missed?
To Dan Mullen's credit, he's acknowledged his shortcomings vs Smart. In fact, when asked after the game what did UGA do uniquely on D to limit his O, he replied "nothing"...then went on to question the officiating while proclaiming that a mere 7 points separates the two programs.