Bum Philips said about Don Shula (and Bear Bryant), ""He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n."
Kirby proved that he's not that kind of coach. There is no way that this Georgia team should be 7-5 (4-4). There is no way that I thought the types of things that happened yesterday, against Nicholls State, against Vandy, against Florida would happen. I thought that's what was being fixed.
So now the line is, let him get his own players in. That starts with road graders up front and tall, physical receivers who can catch. After watching Eason running for his life and Chubb having nowhere to go against the Gators, I'll put some stock in that, so next year will be interesting. That said, there were a lot of other things that need to be fixed, not least of which is play calling. The prime example was Eason's first pick yesterday. Bad call in that situation and a bad throw. And a lot of others...
Looks like he's probably going to lose his DC to Georgia State, so that will be a critical hire. Lots of people calling for his OC's head also, but I doubt that will happen.
Finally, spare me the "three (or four, or five) plays and we're 10-2". While true on the face of it, unless Eason throws a perfect pass late against Mizzou, they're 6-6, so that knife cuts both ways.
Overall I give Kirby a gentleman's C-. The only thing I was more wrong about than the 'dawgs record was the presidential election.
Edit: Hats off to the Jackets. They reflect their coach in that they don't give a damn what everyone says, they just keep doing what they do. The 94 yard drive was indicative of their resolve and grit.
EditEdit: I hate that game. I cheer for both teams all year and then they play each other. I wish it was the first game of the year.
"There you go. Givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck." - Bunk