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Foot often came off the gas, and there seemed to be a culture of waiting

on the bad thing to happen, almost wishing for bad luck. Call it snakebit or whatever you choose. The '95 team is a great example. We had all of the depth any other team had, and NFL players all over the place (two HOF level guys in Farrior and Ronde, who might get in). But we lost 4 games. Rewatching 33-28 was incredible for me the other night, but reminded me of the 12 men on the field penalty and the botched snap on 3rd down that would have lived in infamy had we not won the game by an inch. We got cheated at Texas, but that game shouldn't have been close. I think the clock operator gave UM an extra play up there, too, but we blew a 17 point lead and were a better team than they were. An ill-advised play to Walt almost gave away the Peach Bowl. No reason to lose to VPI at home that year with a 15(?) point lead in the 4th quarter. We were better than UNCheat, but lost.

98 was similar with the inexplicable meltdown at GT, and the blown Peach Bowl.

Love those teams, love those coaches, but there was something missing to close out games and ever achieve the level of success that went along with the talent we had vs our schedule.

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Posted: 09/12/2019 at 09:48AM


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