One of the most memorable moments from Georgia’s 2013 season ended up being the play that ultimately swung Auburn’s momentum to an SEC championship. An overthrown deep pass on fourth and long from Nick Marshall was tipped by a Georgia defender and ended up in the hands of Ricardo Louis, who ran uncontested for a game-winning touchdown to keep an SEC championship dream alive. Nebraska also had a 99-yard touchdown pass in the Gator Bowl. For Georgia, these were two of many nightmares from the 2013 season. They were also nightmares that may have contributed to a change on the coaching staff in Athens this off-season.
Georgia secondary coach Scott Lakatos has resigned from his position on the staff, citing personal reasons for the decision. The school announced the coaching change with a brief statement on the team’s website.
“We are very appreciative of Scott’s contributions to our program over the last four years and I have a great amount of respect for him as a coach and as a person,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “We wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
Georgia ranked ninth in the SEC in pass defense, allowing 227.4 yards per game through the air and 18 passing touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks had a combined passer rating of 134.74, the fourth highest allowed in the SEC this season. Only Texas A&M, Kentucky and Arkansas allowed a higher combined passer rating in the SEC this season.
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