Thoughts on 1965, Injuries, Officiating, and Special Teams
game. Not gonna blame it on the refs, but obviously the targeting stuff
needs to be addressed. How are you going to overturn it but then say,
"Oops, we were wrong, but we're still gonna hit you w/ a 15 yd penalty."
Like the 1965 version of the Dawgs, injuries have
just totally decimated this team. That '65 team had huge wins vs. 'Bama and Michigan and was on top of the world. Then, several key injuries just killed the team and they limp to a lackluster finish. Lots of similarities there. Remember how we felt after LSU? Man, what a roller coaster. The difference is this: pretty sure
the '65 Dawgs didn't have completely awful special teams play. That's got to get handled. Like the Senator said,
how can a major SEC program not have a competent long snapper in the
game by the 8th week of the season?
At this point, going 8-4
in the regular season would be a minor miracle. It's always a great day
to be a Dawg, but this one's tough, no doubt about it.
Thank God we've got a bye week this week. Go Dawgs!