I've got some free time on my hands this evening as our early dinner is over and I fly out tomorrow after a lunch meeting. On a side note, if you ever get asked to go to Angola, after 4 trips, I can tell you with certainty that you need to pass..... During the run up to the Sugar bowl, there's some issues we should address and some areas of improvement that this team should make. But first, let's look at Sam's numbers. If I told you that Sam had passed for 3123 yards would you be surprised? I wasn't. What if I told you only 20 qb's threw for more yards than Sam? It's true. Only 20 other qb's. Care to guess what his completion rate is? 64.3 ----- that isn't bad, but it isn't great either. Bobble head and Tua are over 70%. Minskew at wazzu and haskins at Ohio St are the only others with 70% completion rates. Grier at WVU is at 67% and that's what sam needs to shot for next year. 3% more completions, with the schedule we had this year, translates to at least 1 more win, perhaps two. That's HUGE. Touchdown passes: 25 for sam. I know, I know, he rushed for more..... and bobble head tries not to run for tds but he threw for 40. Tua and Grier each have 37. Haskins has 47. Sam needs to up that number by at least 5, while maintaining his rushing scores. Sacks: how many times do you think sam was sacked? 24. By contrast, kellen mond from aggy was sacked 34 times. Ouch! Ya aggy, we know, the sec sec sec has better defensive pass rushers. But...but... I thought sec olines were NFL ready? Tua was sacked only 11 times. Jordan Ta'amu from Ole miss (if there was ever a dude that shoulda been an aggy) was sacked 29 times. Lock at mizzu was sacked only 13 times. Bently from south Carolina was only sacked 17 times. Shurmer at vandy was sacked only 20 times. Milton at ucf, and Finley at ncst were only sacked 9 times. Sam needs fewer sacks and the aggy oline is trash. But this last one is where I realized that sam has a long way to go: What's sam's longest touchdown pass this year? 80 yards? 70? 60? 50? 48. 48 yards. 48 measly yards. Alex hornibrook at wisconsin is the only power 5 qb I can find with a lower number for his longest passing td all year------ 44. And I think we can all agree, wisconsin is not a beacon of wr play..... We have 3 really fast guys at wr..... yet our longest td is only 48 yards. This is a big problem. This tells Defensive coaches that we don't have big play ability. This will be flagged by Kirby smart because, well, he's really smart. He'll see that Georgia doesn't have to worry about giving up the deep ball because, well, we can't complete it. Please feel free to add your stats that look alarming or encouraging.