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Monday, December 22, 2014

Steve Spurrier thinks Georgia should have spiked the ball

Steve Spurrier loves to tweak opposing coaches whenever possible. In April, he said he liked playing Georgia early in the season because they were always guaranteed to have a few top players suspended. On Sunday, he seemed happy to point out another misstep by the Dawgs.

Spurrier, like many others, believes Georgia should have spiked the ball before running what ended up being their final play in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game.

“We all know that’s what he should have done,” Spurrier said on Sunday, via The Post and Courier. “Yeah, we all know that. They would have had two plays. But I don’t know. If they had hit a touchdown right there, it wouldn’t have mattered. But we all know you should do that (spike the ball).”

Richt defended the decision not to spike the ball.

“We had the play we wanted. We had a good play,” Richt said after the game Saturday. “The ball got tipped at the line of scrimmage and it fell in the arms of a guy in play. The ball was going to the back end of the end zone, either a catch or out of the end zone.”

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said the same thing. Both men agreed that the ball being tipped is what through things off. Spurrier and mostly everyone who saw the sequence disagrees with Georgia, though after watching the replay carefully, I see Richt and Murray’s point.



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