It was a great win last night for Georgia. Despite the emotional win, there is one crucial thing that needs to be addressed: special teams. My question as a fan is what has happened to Drew Butler and Blair Walsh? These are two guys that were preseason All-Americans that are supposed to be the best of the best. Blair Walsh has missed 11 field goals this year: more than he missed his first three years combined. Drew Butler had two punts yesterday under 30 yards. This, along with the awful kickoff coverage team, is inexcusable. Apparently Georgia doesn't have an official special teams coach. Various assistants work on the special teams during the week. The problem here is when our special teams doesn't perform well, there is nobody to take the blame and nobody to get on the players' asses for messing up! This falls on the head coach. He should make adjustments and tell his assistants to work with the players. They should hire a special teams coach and spend more time on it in practice. Special teams errors lost us the South Carolina game and almost cost us wins against Vandy and Florida. My suggestion for Mark Richt: put guys on special teams that want to play. I would let Bogotay kick field goals and punt to show Blair Walsh and Drew Butler that their current performances aren't going to cut it. We had to score touchdowns by going for it on 4th down twice yesterday because we don't have a kicker that is automatic like Blair Walsh once was. Special teams will be important down the stretch. You need to have a good kicker and punter to win at the SEC level. Georgia has a lot of things to figure out about its special teams. GO DAWGS!!
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