Dawgy Posted October 31, 2010 Share Posted October 31, 2010 We have turned the corner- for the better.If it sounds crazy, let me put that into perspective-I had picked UGA to lose by 7-10 points today. Why? Because UF had enough coming back with Rainey and Demps to re-start the offense, one week's rest, and the biggest one, the psychological edge.The first play set the stage. No- not the INT, but the fair catch called on the opening kickoff when the coverage was at least 10 yards away. That's playing scared and tight. In the first half, everything I thought happened- we tried to do too much, played tight and turned the ball over, and were doing even worse than I thought.Then something happened in H2. The defense kept hitting harder and harder. The offense kept coming back. No one gave up. It was no longer Joe Cox's team from last year. Sure- the D made mistakes as we all thought they might, sure the young QB struggled a bit with his reads and throws. But everyone believed.It is all about the attitude. Our coaches always believed we can win. But I think our D coaches are making the players believe. Today for the first time I saw our D hit and run the way they did 5 years ago- under Vangorder. I saw an offense that kept coming back to score 24 points in H2; an offense that did not panic and kept mixing the run and pass. You saw everyone on the UGA side believed. And for the first time, you saw doubt on Meyer's face. This is a young team- this belief will stick.I'm not a "next year is our year" guy- but I for one can not wait to see this new D and a mature QB next year, hopefully along with our target recruits.Some people are no doubt shouting- "fire CMR". They were probably the same people calling for a big UGA win. So let's get real folks- give some time to CMR to readjust him and us to a new culture. I have always said that CMR can only be evaluated properly at the end of next year.This team is coming back- it's a slow and painful journey- but we'll get there. I'm poud of how we fought today. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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