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.”