Re: Soft defense explanations
I absolutely understand 3rd downs were a problem against UGA, but like I said before, that's only one game you guys are using to say the defense struggles on 3rd downs. Did they in Athens? Yes, but you have to look at more than just one game. If we were to use only one game as the basis for determining something like how good or bad a unit is (in this case defense) then why not use the UNC game? I mean it was a valid game, too. In the UNC game, the tarheels were 7/19 on third downs. I repeat...7/19. That means that Fedora's "high-powered" offense (in his second year, no less) converted an astounding 36.8% of their 3rd downs.
Furthermore, you guys are exaggerating how well UGA performed on their 3rd downs. To read you guys' comments, one would think UGA converted 70 - 80 percent of their 3rd downs. Well, it might surprise you to know UGA was actually 6/14 on third downs. That means they converted 42.9% of their 3rd downs. Yes, I realize there were several conversions in critical situations, but don't make it seem like UGA converted all or even a majority of their 3rd downs.
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