09-08-2013, 09:50 PM
2nd Team All-SEC
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florence, SC
Re: 4 reasons we WILL still have a great season
Originally Posted by trapper82
1. We play very differently at home.
This year is a favorable schedule in that regard. We have to beat Florida, but all of our road SEC games are very winnable. Being at the Brice for our toughest matchups will be a major advantage the rest of this year.
2. One loss doesn't kill your season.
We beat UGA in 2011 and 2012 but didn't make it to Atlanta. This one game guarantees you nothing. They have a tougher row to hoe than we do, and could easily end up behind us in the standings. Every part of our team made critical mistakes against UGA: offense, defense and special teams. It is unusual for that to occur. This is more of an anomaly instead of the norm.
Beyond this one game, the last team to go undefeated and win was 2010. That is becoming more rare. Once again...ONE GAME DOESN'T KILL YOUR SEASON.
3. Many of our problems can be resolved with experience and dedication.
We have some talent, they are just young. Time and experience will solve some of these issues. If they work hard and are willing, they can improve in those areas.
4. We still have a good team with good leadership.
They messed up, and did so badly. As I said above, every unit had multiple, critical mistakes. But mistakes can be learned from, and I think we have guys good enough to do just that. And frankly, they deserve fans that behave a little better than what I have seen here the past few days.
Thank you. Great post.
Nice to see I'm not the only one who's optimistic about the season on CT.