In the coldest October game that I can remember going to, UGA came to my backyard and once again bullied the class nerd. Vandy had called for a “Blackout” but stuff like that only happens when the stadium is at capacity (it wasn’t), most of the fans are pulling for the home team (they weren’t), your fan base is all on the same page (not even close).
Notable points about Saturday that we noticed from our seats:
- Vandy-UGA is typically Vandy’s homecoming. But there are a whole bunch of UGA fans in Nashville, and the stadium was full of red. If you haven’t been to this game, it’s a lot of fun!
- Mike Bobo was calling plays from the sideline. First time I’ve ever seen that from him. A change needed to be made, and it was a step in the right direction.
- Joe Cox is really up and down. I imagine he’s really thankful that a guy named A.J. Green is on his team, because if not, UGA’s 2-5 at best this year, and Logan Gray is our quarterback.
- Speaking of Logan Gray, the one punt I saw him back for he didn’t fair catch, instead trying to return it for -2 yards. Huh?
- Boykin is incredible as a kick returner and is improving in pass coverage.
- UGA’s defense played with a lot of fire, laying big hit after big hit. The TV coverage didn’t really show it that well.
- Any enthusiasm about the running game should be cautious at best. About half of our yards came after the game was out of reach.
- Munzenmaier did his best Herschel impression, plowing a defender inside the 10 to go rumbling into the endzone for a touchdown.
- One reason Drew Butler has the longest punting average in the country has got to be because of where he’s kicking from. We still go three and out way too often, and he’s usually kicking from his side of the 50. I don’t how to look that up.
- The kickoff coverage was vastly improved. Although, it was Vandy, not LSU or Florida.
- Vandy either doesn’t allow us to bring our full band, or we just don’t. They also don’t dress up in their typical Redcoat uniforms. Weird.
One last note: we went out and hit Broadway Saturday night and I saw one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever seen from a live band. The majority of the patronage was UGA fans, out carousing and having fun. The band started asking for money to play requests. When no one made any requests, they said they were going to play Rocky Top unless someone paid them not to. They played it, we screamed and cursed and left. Unbelievable. I guess that’s what I get for living in Tennessee.