Georgia Football: Observations Heading into Week 10 of Season

Jukabiea BarlowContributor INovember 2, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 30:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs watches the action during the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 30, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Georgia suffered a heart-braking loss in Jacksonville this past weekend at the hands of Florida, again. The defeat effectively eliminated the Dawgs of any kind of chance of competing for the SEC East division and put pressure on the team to even qualify for a bowl game.

With Week 9 over, let’s take a look at the Bulldogs heading into Week 10 of the College football season.

UGA Fans

Georgia was never a championship caliber team this year. Everyone knew this after the loss to Miss St. At the end of the four game losing streak, everybody was calling for the firing or resignation of Coach Mark Richt. Georgia then reeled off three straight victories with everybody claiming the east title is now in reach with Coach Richt righting the ship.

Come on; stop trying to straddle the fence about Richt. Either you like him or you don’t. No need to be hot and cold. Richt will be at Georgia for at least one more year. What he does with his staff (offense) will determine if he stays longer.


Since we are talking about coaches, let’s talk about Mike Bobo, Georgia’s offensive coordinator. As well as the offense has been playing it's too predictable. Too many times my fiancée said, “Wow baby, they just did the play you called."

At the end of the Ga. Tech game Mike Bobo should be relieved of his job as offensive coordinator. He will work very well with the quarterbacks as a position coach but Georgia needs a new offensive scheme desperately. The talent on offense is made for the quarterback to air it out.


Give Georgia credit for its performance on the defensive side of the ball. It is difficult to game plan for one quarterback in this league, let alone trying to game plan for three. The Bulldogs faced three quarterbacks from the Gators and did a good job.

Had it not been for the shaky half of Aaron Murray the Dawgs could have blown this game open early. The defense was stout in the first half. On the contrary, the Dawgs couldn’t prevent the back breaking big plays in the second half.

You just knew that when the Bulldogs played better competition, those big plays were gong to resurface. Quick question for you fans, is Scott Lakatos really the answer for the secondary?

Aaron Murray

For one half Aaron Murray played like a freshman in the biggest game of his early collegiate career. The very first play from scrimmage was an A. Murray's pass that was intercepted by the gator defense. Immediately UGA fans moaned under their breath “Here we go again”.

Aaron Murray stepped up his game and eventually almost led an amazing comeback victory, only to be derailed by another interception. Simply put, Georgia lost because of Murray's four turnovers. The good thing is he should never have a game like that again and look for vengeance the rest of the way from Murray. 

Turn over battle

If Georgia wins the turnover margin, it wins the game. If it loses the turnover margin it loses the game. That is the story of the Georgia football season. Each and every game that UGA has lost this year has been attributed to a loss in the turnover battle. It’s safe to say that if UGA holds on to the football they would be undefeated.