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Kirby Smart, Jim Chaney Getting Trashed For 4th Down Play Call In Loss To Vanderbilt

Georgia just lost 17-16 at home to Vanderbilt, dropping to 4-3 on the season under new head coach Kirby Smart.

The Bulldogs had a chance to win the game on the final drive, but wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie was stopped short on a toss play on 4th-and-1. It is that play call that is getting Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney ripped on Twitter.

Here's a look at the play, which featured the 5-foot-8, 175-pound McKenzie lined up as the tailback in the I-formation behind halfback Nick Chubb, who was lined up at fullback.

As you can see, it didn't work. Chaney is under heavy fire on Twitter for his, unusual, play call.

Smart, of course, is only in his first year at his alma mater. But his debut has been rough, with the Bulldogs dropping 3 of their last 4. Not surprisingly, he is taking heat as well.

Needless to say, this will be a day to forget between the hedges. At least the Bulldogs have a bye next week to try and forget this one.

Georgia has five winnable games remaining (vs. Florida in Jacksonville, at Kentucky, home against Auburn, UL-Lafayette and Georgia Tech). They'll probably need to win at least four of them to feel pretty good about this season.