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Gran discusses decisions on first-and-goal on final drive


After Tuesday’s practice, Eddie Gran was asked if he would like to take back any of the three calls from the end of the Georgia game, when the Cats were in a first-and-goal situation to potentially win the game. He defended the two plays out of the Wildcat formation, telling reporters, “That’s what got us there, and they did a nice job defensively.”

Gran believes Georgia’s defense wasn’t as worn out as teams have been against the Wildcat in the past, which is why Snell wasn’t able to do what we’ve seen him do so many times in similar situations.

“We didn’t have them on the field enough,” Gran explained. “Our recipe has been that they’ve been tired, and I don’t think they were. They were still going with some energy and we just didn’t get it done, where we’ve been doing that.”

Then there’s the decision to throw it up to Dorian Baker on third down.

“The last play, you could second guess every call that you make. Yeah, I had about 15 (plays) that, after I watched it, I wish I had called. But if that would’ve worked, it would’ve been fantastic.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Gran discusses decisions on first-and-goal on final drive

  1. Jiminy Crickets
    6:30 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    “if it would have worked it would have been awesome”.

    Shannon Dawson taught him well

  2. kybigblue
    6:31 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    Snell didn’t look as fresh on those last two carries.

  3. Kat in GA
    7:41 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    I’d like to see the Wildcat push the edges more…….Jo Jo was able to go outside some and not be forced to work between the tackles where the O line is outnumbered. I’d like to see Boom go wide from the wildcat like Cobb did.

  4. wildcatbigcoach
    9:05 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    What about putting Boom in for a wildcat run after Benny was obviously winded during the last drive… Boom had one wildcat Carry for an impressive TD. Boom still averages more YPC than Benny. While Benny is a phenomenal talent, math is math… last week he had double the amount of carries for only 10 more yards… this week Boom stil averaged .1 yards more per carry… while minuscule, he still had a 30 yard jaunt and wow TD run that left 2 Dawgs looking pathetic.