Sport

Georgia coach Kirby Smart named SEC Coach of the Year

Kerryon Johnson, who played despite an ailing shoulder, was stripped of the ball and Smith scooped it up again at the Auburn 39, retaining the spiked, Road Warrior-style vest that Georgia awards to players who take the ball away from the other team, the Dawgs' version of the turnover chain.

Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and freshman D'Andre Swift provided a much more effective running game for Georgia than the first meeting, which opened up things for the freshman quarterback. The Bulldogs were torched for 488 yards in their 40-17 loss at Auburn on November 11, but they held the Tigers to 259 yards Saturday, including just 184 after the opening possession.

The Tigers moved 75 yards in 10 plays, capped by Jarrett Stidham's 6-yard scoring pass to Nate Craig-Myers.

Pressed on the matter during a teleconference previewing the Peach Bowl on Sunday, Malzahn repeated numerous times that he was "planning" to be the head coach at Auburn in 2018, but would not outright say that he would be.

With that in mind, AL.com hands out position-by-position grades for Auburn's performance in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia. "They did a lot better job this time with the run fits, and we figured they would".

Just three games ago, Auburn manhandled then No. 1-ranked Georgia 40-17 within the friendly confines of Jordan-Hare Stadium. "We're excited for the future of Auburn football".

Auburn is 45-21 over the course of Auburn's five-year tenure, which began following the firing of Gene Chizik after the 2012 season.

Whether head coach Gus Malzahn will still be around to lead the way is somewhat debatable.

"I'm happy at Auburn", he said. "As I said before this game, we worked extremely hard to get here to this point, and we've got a very good foundation built, and I think the best is yet to come".

Said Carter: "Davin's got ice in his veins, and he went out there and balled".

That was just the beginning of Georgia's second-half surge.

On the next play, Fromm found Godwin all by himself for an apparent 3-yard touchdown, only to have Wims - who was blocking on the play - called for an offensive pass interference.

In addition, second-year Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart was named the SEC Coach of the Year by the AP voters. This forced Georgia to settle for a 27-yard field goal by Blankenship, giving the Bulldogs their 10-7 lead that they would carry into the locker room.

And even on defense, the Tigers uncharacteristically gave up some mighty big plays against the Bulldogs.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


07 December 2017
See expected snow totals in Friday's Winter Weather Advisory
We are under a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central, east-central and west-central Alabama. Also like Wednesday, most of the wet weather will be over the southern half of Alabama.

07 December 2017
Meridian Waste Solutions Inc (MRDN): SuperTrend Above Stock Price
MRDN indicated a yearly declining performance of -87.70% while year-to-date (YTD) performance printed -88.11% discounted outlook. Watching the signals on shares of Meridian Waste Solutions Inc ( MRDN ), we note that the PPO is now below the signal line.

07 December 2017
Did President Trump slur his speech?
We don't know what's going on, but this is a legitimate issue worthy of consideration. His dentures started falling out and he wouldn't be able to finish a sentence.

07 December 2017
No. 2 Kansas handed first defeat of season by Washington
That's what that zone does to you sometimes. "Other teams aren't used to it, so they get confused and kind of thrown off. After the game KU Coach Bill Self said the Huskies deserved to win adding, "they were quicker, bigger, and tougher". ".

07 December 2017
Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) Shares Bought by Everence Capital Management Inc
Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Mondelez International by 1,450.0% in the second quarter. The volume of MDLZ witnessed a shift from 7.06 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 8.27 million shares.

07 December 2017
Arjun Kapoor assaulted on the sets of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
When Arjun shook hands with Kamal Kumar, the driver who was allegedly drunk, twisted the actor's hands and manhandled him. After all said and done, the man was charged with Rs. 500 on the grounds of driving under the influence of alcohol.

07 December 2017
John Elway's daughter jumps to his defense over Broncos
Whoever plays for the Broncos on Sunday (right now, it looks like Siemian), they're nearly guaranteed to be very bad . If this was any other team (well, nearly any other team *cough Cleveland cough*), this game would be as good as won.

07 December 2017
Nuveen Ohio Quality Income Municipal Fund (NYSE:NUO) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend
Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. Putting shares of Nuveen Connecticut Premium Fund (NTC) at the forefront, let's drill down into some key metrics.

07 December 2017
PS4 Sales Over 70.6 Million Worldwide, PS VR at 2 Million: Sony
This includes both physical copies on disc and digital downloads through Sony's PlayStation Store. "I can not thank our fans and partners enough".

07 December 2017
An eight-month-pregnant woman gang-raped by soldiers after they decapitated her son in front of her
A draft resolution urges Zeid's office to report on cooperation between Myanmar's government with United Nations rights monitors. These four courageous Rohingya Muslims have told their chilling stories after escaping Myanmar and reaching Bangladesh.