Georgia coach Mark Richt called Saturday’s G-Day “just a good game,” for his team, but offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was less than thrilled.
Bobo’s Red Team (which included the starting offense) lost to defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s Black Team (which included the starting defense) 23-17.
Receiver Jonathon Rumph was the offensive highlight with four catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns, but he played on the second-team offense.
Bobo said he was disappointed in the effort, concentration and execution of the No. 1 offense, which had four straight three-and-outs with Aaron Murray as quarterback after scoring on a 75-yard drive to start.
“We’ve got a long way to go if we think we’ve arrived as an offense to think we’re just going to be able to walk on the field,” Bobo said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Bobo said right tackle Xzavier Ward is playing best among the offensive tackles and was generally pleased with the line.
“I thought they protected well,” he said “I thought we did a poor job at quarterback of getting rid of the ball or throwing the ball away. One time we missed a hot that was a sack on the quarterback. A lot of times we were holding the ball too long. I thought the offensive line protected well and the quarterbacks did a bad job.”
Bobo’s Red Team quarterbacks were Murray (12 of 18 for 200 yards with two touchdowns), Christian LeMay (0 of 6 with an interception) and Brice Ramsey (1 of 3 for 22 yards).
Grantham was more upbeat after G-Day.
“We’ve got so many young guys, that I’m really just pleased with their overall effort and attitude and energy,” Grantham said. “I think we’ll get better the more we play. …I look at that as the third preseason scrimmage. It’s kind of unique. The first drive they got some points there. I thought there were some guys a little nervous. Our eyes weren’t maybe where they should be. There were also some plays that they hadn’t seen before. Once we got into the normal flow of the game and some things that we’ve repped and things that they kind of knew, really until the two-minute before the half, I thought we did a pretty good job. That’s obviously a situation we’ve got to continue to work because you don’t’ want to give up touchdowns in that situation.”
Grantham called the scrimmage “good work,” for his defense.
We’ve got two days next week, plus we’ve got the off week to watch tape and get better. We’re going to take full advantage of that because I see us getting better with every practice.”
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