We played a great game... Made some crucial mistakes....If we don't fumble the pick...we win...Your a hater
Does he own b and c haters too. Also, what about his a hater. I don’t think you completed that thought.
With all due respect, he was gifted an unranked QB, a like 14th best HS TE and an athlete that was ranked in the 60s at his position. We can claim that the stars just aligned for Mullen and he had three future all stars on his roster that literally no one saw coming, or we can give a little credit to the development and scheming that he did with them.
Look, I’m upset about tonight as well, but the notion that he just walked into a Lamborghini is beyond wrong. If you look at what he’s done, and the caliber of players he brought in, which are just as good or better, you can actually feel good about the future. Different looking offense to a degree, yes. But we will be very good moving forward.
I think Mullen was a large contributing factor to this loss (4 moments stand out: 3rd and 9, 3rd and 11, clock management in the first half, and the wasted TO at the end), but also a huge part in why we were even there. All of this from SoFla is right.
Really, that is the frustrating part of Mullen. He is good enough of a play designer and caller to get us to be able to play in this game and even win. But he’s stubborn enough and has such huge gaffes that he will likely never win it all.
Mullen did exactly what he wanted to do. Just score and leave no time on the clock for Bammer to take it back to a multiple score win.
Just like he did vs Ugly last year.
He was playing for a moral victory which is why he didn't care to do some of your suggestions.
I can’t recall being as furious with a coach ever as I was at that georgia game. But, this was not that situation. Your post is a bad and lazy take just rehashing prior frustration. He was trying to win. He just tripped all over himself in the process (partly due to his smug conceit and dedication to “his” offense and guys).
No, that’s not correct. He could have saved the timeout by kicking the extra point to leave us down by 7 & gone for 2 and the win had we scored again.
The bottom line is having the 2nd timeout and getting the ball back with more time was more important than the strategic advantages of converting the 2 point attempt to put us down by 6.
Your takes on the game in this thread are great, except this one.
There is a massive advantage to going for 2 in the first score in that situation. 2 pt conversions have around a 50% success rate. Going for the first still leaves you a chance to go for 2 again if you don’t get the first. You still have a tie out potential.
It’s the right call. That more coaches don’t do it in that order is frustrating to watch in games. But, these coaches are so often strategy followers instead of independent thinkers on that type of thing.
The TO to pick a play was simply losing coaching at this level.