I admit to bitching some but I try to keep my comments in the framework of what is currently happening good or bad. I did have a mini stroke when C Harris was left to cover #4 deep down the sidelines.
Yeah, Harris should never had been on Cook. Coaches should have stuck a corner on him and let Harris take the slot knowing it would be more of a small zone coverage compared to potential deep pass. They weren't going to split Cook out wide and him run a square in or button hook. Not many on our team could cover a 4.4-4.5 guy, muchless a 6'3-230 pound linebacker.
I was confused to why he stopped seeing as no one was underneath and he didn't run with the deep guy.
I agree with you on that. As a defensive coordinator you have to know that the running back is going to take advantage by using his speed to go deep. One would think we would slide the corner out, and take our lumps with a second or third read over the middle. Yes, a bad matchup, but I'd take a short dump over the middle rather than a potential game changing deep pass for six. Atleast if it's over the middle the linebacker has help with a receiver once the other guys see where the ball is, and if we can get pressure that second or third read may never get a pass off. Who knows, but I still felt that was a matchup we need to work on in the future. Especially with a team like Georgia that really only has one proven target in Pickens, although Burton played better.