To be fair, injuries did not cost us the GA game. At NC State we had 3 players out, Lynn J, Tyler Davis, and Fred Davis. I think you'd be hard-pressed to say that cost us the game. For the Pitt game, we were missing Dukes, EJ, Ladson, Ngata, and Jake Venables. Some impact on receiver depth but did those players really cost us the game?
We definitely had more than our share of injuries across the season but in our 3 losses, I'd have to say poor execution, play calling, QB accuracy/decision making, and some questionable coaching decisions/game planning, were much more drivers of our losses than key injuries.
I do expect us to regroup and have a solid season next year. This was just one of those years where the breaks were not going to go our way.
I pretty much agree with your assessment, but wasn't the NC State game where we lost Bresee? It would have been nice to see him play that complete game. There's a chance he would have made a difference in the outcome with his QB pressure but who knows?
hard to just say things wouldn't have been different. Davis was out for UGA as was Turner and the center who had won the job, broke his hand 3 days prior to the game. NCSU was a tie game in reg. I'm not going to go back and review list for that game but I do know that Breese was hurt during the game and with Davis out, believe Goodrich or Booth was injured also and Jones had to go in and believe he gave up 2 big OT plays(on coverage) and he may have had the hold also. That said, there are always are going to be some injuries but ours were excessive this year and some were very key players at key times
All good points by everyone and in-game injuries and players available but not at 100% certainly had an impact. But the opponents also had their injury challenges as well and I just felt like the other reasons listed that hurt us were much more impactful in our losses than key injuries which really was the main point I was trying to make.