Overall, the offense’s performance on Saturday was one of the worst of the last few years. The Jackets offense for the third time in four years against the Jackets failed to rush for more than 150-yards. The lack of execution and mental focus was relevant throughout the game and can be seen in the Jackets disciple and lack of fundamentals.
The eight fumbles that the Jackets have all come down to execution and focus. Having eight fumbles is hard to wrap your head around, and that doesn’t fall on the coaching staff. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Jackets offense struggled against the Tigers but the consistency of shooting themselves in the foot now for three straight weeks makes you truly wonder about where the offense’s ceiling is and if their proverbial floor is lower than what it was against Clemson.
The offense will have a chance to bounce back next week against Bowling Green and will face a struggling Louisville team just a week later. But after that, the Yellow Jackets offense will need to take a huge step forward as they have three ranked teams remaining on their schedule not to mention Virginia Tech and Virginia who will surely give them trouble.
There’s a lot to take in, digest, and clean up for the Yellow Jackets and offense. Paul Johnson and his coaching staff have a lot of work to do before next Saturday’s matchup against Bowling Green.