I still don't care for the Mark Fox substitution patterns.
My concern isn't that Mark Fox believes in substitutions. All good teams rely on their bench. Happens all the time in the NBA, and subbing is totally appropriate in college for a coach trying to build his bench by giving reserves some playing time.
The biggest issue for me is the timing.
Let the starters play at least the first quarter (the first half of the first half), unless there is some clear reason not to do so, such as foul trouble.
I particularly dislike the Fox excuses. Last year against Vanderbilt, he said that the gym was hot.
The contest at Vandy was definitely a winnable game. However, we needed both of our 6' 8" twin towers (Ogbeide and Maten) to offset their close to seven-foot ones (Kornet and Jones). The way Derek Ogbeide started off the game, UGA had a good chance at success. He muscled their guys and got UGA going early.
However, when Houston Kessler came in (and when Fox subbed out Charles Mann for Kenny Paul Geno), our offensive effectiveness went down, and Damian Jones went into "beast mode", ripping down rebounds and scoring around the basket. Houston Kessler can be an okay match-up for some players, but whatever advantage Georgia had initially, rapidly evaporated when Kessler faced the Vandy bigs.
In a February 2016 article entitled, "Substitution Strategy Backfires on Mark Fox", the ABH reported: