This Georgia Fan Thinks Georgia Fans Are The Worst
Football is a game of inches. It’s also a game of plays. One less-than-desirable play call can negate years of good performance—especially if fans refuse to recognize that prior performance as good. Accordingly, it makes good and reasonable sense that #FireBobo has become a rallying cry of the vocal minority of Georgia fans. Here are those fine folks’ highlights from Saturday.
This bro has so much wisdom on hand that he needs serially numbered Tweets to share it all:
1 of 2…Do you realize that UGAs 02′ & 05′ SEC titles both came before Bobo was promoted to OC? Bobo got the OC job in 06′. #FireBobo
— Johnathan Tatman (@TatmanJL) September 15, 2014
The formatting on those years is stellar. For a while I thought Tatman was going with the possessive form of 2002, 2005 and 2006 and forgetting the S. Apparently he had already #FiredDateFormatting.
It’s also worth noting that Bobo was named offensive coordinator just before the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup with Virginia Tech. So no matter how you slice it, he hasn’t been the offensive coordinator at Georgia for eight years. If we’re talking eight calendar years, we’ll hit that mark in December of 2014. If we’re talking seasons, Bobo is just beginning his eighth season. I’m probably alone in this, but I have a hard time blaming Bobo for failing to win the 2014 SEC Championship Game because that game hasn’t happened.
But in all seriousness, if Georgia lists one more SEC Championship Game, then Bobo has to go. Am I right?
The Beggar and the Name Dropper
Some people just can’t be pleased. If you’ve been begging for Mike Bobo (or whoever “Hey Boo Boo” is) to be fired since 2004, you’re probably one of those people. In 2004 (10 years ago), Bobo was coaching quarterbacks at the University of Georgia. That year, David Greene set all kinds of SEC records and finished his career as (at the time) the winningest starting quarterback in Division I history. Why would you want to fire that guy’s position coach? So maybe Bobo is worth keeping around—especially if firing him would tick off alumni.
A few points of note (which may or may not matter in the enlightened debate):
- I’m sure there’s an important Dooley somewhere whose alma mater is the University of Georgia, but it’s not Vince (the most famous Dooley relative to Georgia athletics). Vince Dooley graduated from Auburn.
- “They” is spelled incorrectly, but more importantly, so is “Herschel.”
- Why the hell would Georgia hire Herschel Walker as its offensive coordinator? What am I missing? #FireMe
The Bad Counter
Georgia was on the four. I feel like that’s something we should all be able to agree upon with regards to that fateful play. Apparently not.
Your on the 2 yard line. And you have the best RB depth chart. Why throw the ball? #FireBobo
— Hunter Finch (@HFgolfswag) September 14, 2014
Your kidding me, right?
The Guy Who Sees Big Picture
— Nathan Edwards (@NL_Edwards) September 14, 2014
When put within the context of Georgia’s defensive performance—which was one for the ages—it’s clear to see how bad Bobo’s called play really was. The defense was stellar all day long. That unit didn’t bend, break or even budge. If Georgia scores a touchdown on this series, there’s no way the Gamecocks could have driven the field for another long touchdown drive the same way they’d already done five times.
Actually this guy gets it perfectly right. The D did make one hell of a play. Maybe even two. But not much more than that.
The Dude Who Sees What Others Don’t
Wait. Maybe this was a terrible play call. Georgia had a Heisman Trophy winner in the backfield? Was he playing quarterback or running back? Or was he a fullback? Was Alan Ameche, the 1954 winner and a fullback from Wisconsin, wearing the red and black back there? I didn’t happen to see him, but I must have missed it. Ah, I bet Gino Torretta was under-center. No? Chris Weinke? Tim Tebow? Mark Ingram? Ricky Williams? This is going to drive me mad! What Heisman winner was back there????
That’s all I got/