Georgia football: 3 important things to fix after falling to Alabama

Bryce Young carries the ball as William Poole defends the play. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Bryce Young carries the ball as William Poole defends the play. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs gets sacked by Phidarian Mathis. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

2. Georgia football needs to play within themselves

The next thing Georgia football needs to fix is remembering to play within themselves. They need to stop trying to do other players’ jobs and instead make sure they’re doing their own job correctly.

To put it simply, play assignment football.

William Poole was one guy on defense who had a few busted coverages happen on his watch. He lost his guy, which allowed that wideout to get open, and bam, a 67-yard touchdown pass occurred.

Poole wasn’t paying close enough attention. He was trying to do more than he needed to, and it was apparent.

On the offensive side of the ball, there were times Stetson Bennett tried to do more than he needed to at times. That pick-six happened because he forced that pass. His first interception wasn’t all the way his fault because Brock Bowers stopped running the route, but that second one shouldn’t have happened.

Bennett should have waited a little longer or baited the safety because then he would have hit Jermaine Burton for six. He tried to be a hero instead of just playing his game. Bennett needs to play within himself and up to his strengths. When he tries so hard, he creates mistakes and turnovers.

So if he is going to be the guy against Michigan, Bennett needs to remember he doesn’t have to be perfect to lead Georgia to victory. Just manage the game, and success will happen.

That mindset goes for every playing that suits up in the Red and Black, play your assignment and don’t try to do more than needed. This team has talent and the ability to be successful, so when they play their position like they need to, the success comes easier.