Monday, October 31, 2011
If Bogotay is as you say, "an outstanding kicker ... He’s got a lot of ability" then why are we wasting his scholarship to ride the bench? Blair Walsh has issues. Maybe it's technique, or his plant foot, maybe it's all mental. But whatever it is, the man ain't making kicks. And we've given someone a very valuable scholarship for the past 3 years, who's "an outstanding kicker" to not kick? Let Walsh get his head straight. Let him spend two weeks in the film room figuring out what he's doing differently from the last two years, and then working to get back to his old form. Do something, besides sit on your hands and "love" Walsh. We recall you "loved" Crowell too, and he sat. And one of those two was at least performing as expected.
On the injury note, we should be fine against New Mexico St without Malcolm Mitchell, especially if Troupe is back to give a little depth. Chris Conley started to step up, so he can fill some of that void until Auburn, when hopefully we can be at as close to full strength as we've been since the opening snap against Boise.
Dallas Lee's out until at least a bowl game, and that hurts. OL, unlike every other position besides QB, doesn't really rotate many players in and out. But again, if we jump on the Aggies like we should Saturday, we can give Watts Dantzler, Hunter Long, David Andrews, and some others plenty of reps to prepare them for possible duty against Auburn, Kentucky, or Tech.
As for kickoff issues that have plagued us seemingly since the directional nonsense, except when Walsh was able to boot it 8 yds deep in the end zone, “Well, we’ve got to figure something out, don’t we?" Um, yeah you do. Richt's really trying to kill the joy of a successful Party isn't he?