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Fans Turn On Luke Fickell For Costing Cincinnati Game vs Georgia

Fans Turn On Luke Fickell For Costing Cincinnati Game vs Georgia

Georgia defeated Cincinnati 24-21 in the Peach Bowl on Friday afternoon. Despite leading most of the way, the Bearcats absolutely fell apart late due to repeated bad decisions by head coach Luke Fickell late in the outing.

Specifically, Fickell’s clock management was egregiously bad.

With a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder snapped the ball with at least 10 seconds left on the play clock on two separate occasions. In doing so, he saved Georgia over 20 seconds of clock.

Beyond that, despite the Bulldogs not having any timeouts, Cincinnati took a deep shot down the field on third-and-short. The pass fell incomplete and saved the Bulldogs 40 seconds of clock.

Following a Cincinnati punt, Georgia drove down the field and kicked a game-winning 54-yard field goal with just seven seconds left on the clock.

Fans couldn’t believe their eyes.

Obviously Fickell is a tremendous coach and will likely be working at the next level sooner rather than later, but his performance on Friday was absolutely pitiful. Whether he likes it or not, he is definitely in the running with Mike Leach for most cringeworthy college football showing in the last 24 hours.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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