Richard Samuel failed to convert a third-and-one on the opening drive. At least that is how the coaches reacted to it. From what I saw, the fullback was essentially blown up in the hole and his man initiated contact with Richard behind the line of scrimmage. Samuel was benched for what seemed like the next two-and-a-half quarters.
The I-formation toss sweep, long a staple of the Georgia running game, has been dreadful. There is no corner to get to. The tight ends are getting beat and the fullback, having too many defenders to choose from, ends up blocking no one.
Bruce Figgins, a road grader of a blocking tight end with respectable hands, is coming off of his six game suspension. There has been talk of red-shirting him. Who knows how the decision will be made, will he have a say? I for one say get him in there!
Every report I have read indicates he has had a great attitude and has been working hard throughout his suspension. We need him, and we need him now.