I've heard that Gurley's ACL tear was not too bad as those go. More like Aaron Murray's. Haven't heard about surgery being scheduled yet, though, and Murray had his like the next day or two. So we'll have to see what Todd decides on that.
Don't read too much into Langley playing wideout. That's why I didn't even mention. The fact is, he's now playing scout team with the DBs and he was doing the same with the WRs. Richt didn't even know if he was merely helping out the secondary as a WR scout or he had moved back to Tony Ball's group. It's immaterial right now, in my opinion.
Not necessarily, old dawg. This defense has shown some real ability from time to time, but then there was also what they did against SC and Florida. So they're inconsistent. And Tech coach Paul Johnson, especially with an off week to prepare, is really good about identifying weaknesses and putting in wrinkles with the option to exploit them. So I'd just say Georgia's performance against AU was encouraging and should help with confidence.
joshdawg, really too many bowl scenarios to get into at this moment just for all the reasons you mentioned. But here's the most important one -- if Georgia wins out and wins the SEC championship game and STILL doesn't get into the CFB playoff, it's my understanding they'll get a pass into one of the other major bowls such as the Orange or the Fiesta. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl assumes the role the Sugar Bowl normally would in the years it wasn't the championship site, but I'd expect them to likely take one of the SEC West team. After that, the usual destinations are in play, such as Orlando and Tampa.
Well, you've got to hope you'll be able to get your backups in early, but you never know. At this point in the season, everybody needs a little rest. I'd say Georgia's offensive line could probably stand some R&R. That group has played remarkably well all season without any notable injuries besides C David Andrew tweaking his ankle pretty good in the Florida game. The first five have played almost every snap and the Bulldogs have some very capable backups. So I'd say it'd be nice to get the No. 2 OL a lot of work if you can.
Good morning, good people! Nice to feel the air warming up a little today. It should be pretty nice for Georgia's home game Saturday against Charleston Southern. It should be in the 50s by the time the game kicks off at noon. That'll be much more comfortable than this past Saturday against Auburn. That was one cold night. Then again, we could live in Buffalo, I guess. ... So ready for another AJC Live360: UGA Mailbag brought to you by Kroger, Part 12. Hit me with your questions and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. ...
BartowDawg, I long ago grew jaded to blackout talk. I don't care what color jerseys the team wears. And in this case, they're going to wear red. As for the fans, I'm sure they'll be mostly in black on Saturday, and that's fine, too.
I'll tell you what, I don't want to get into hypotheticals about what that committee might do. I'm not sure what they were thinking this past week. Bottom line, doesn't matter until all results are in. Much ado about nothing right now.
Neo, I think his shoulders are sore and that he didn't play worth a flip against Florida. And I believe he'll be back on the field against Auburn.
Nick Marshall's former teammates at Georgia don't have any bad feelings toward him, at least none that I talked to this week. But I do believe the reason for his departure from UGA has been glossed over in War Eagle nation. The facts are what they are: He was dismissed by the Bulldogs from stealing cash out of a teammate's dorm room. He didn't leave because he wanted to play quarterback, as some have attempted to write in revisionist history. He did make the best of the circumstances that befell him and fulfilled his destiny, as it were.
No, I don't agree. I think there are scenarios that would put Georgia in despite those weak losses. They will have beaten two Top 10 SEC teams in winning an SEC title. Then there are all the other games the other top teams have to play. Nobody thought what happened in the last week in 2007 was going to happen either. Gotta let it play out.
Rumph did play well, but I think it was more of a fluke than a function of strategy. He was just the open guy on Mason's pass-read progressions. But it's certainly encouraging going forward.
You're right. I've joked several times that it might help more if Todd Gurley was returning to play for Georgia's defense. But, as I've said, the issue with playing Auburn is you really can't just come after Nick Marshall. He can beat you with his legs and with his arm that way. It's boring to say but you have to play sound assignment football and kind of keep them in front of you.
Obviously I couldn't tell you that for sure. But if the Bulldogs were to win out, including the SEC Title Game, and then be left out of the championship playoff, it would be a huge national story.
Well, DGD, that's one of the problems with facing Auburn's offense. You can't really attack. It's like all those other option offenses in that you kind of have to stay home and play your keys, which makes them the aggressor. Georgia's D-line is an issue in that, because of their smallish size, they can can get manhandled from time-to-time. With Auburn's big front, that's gonna happen occasionally.
Neo, I'd call him doubtful at this point.
Not looking good for Sony Michel since he has yet to practice this week.
I don't think Auburn's loss last week will have any effect on this game whatsoever. But I agree that Georgia is due to play well against the Tigers. The Bulldogs have actually owned this series in recent years, winning six of the last eight. And the only two they lost were on the road at Auburn when the Tigers won the SEC played in the national championship game. I don't think this is one of those years for them.
I'm back, and so is Todd Gurley, as you may have heard. It's Week 12 of the College Football season and Game 10 for the Georgia Bulldogs, who play host to the Auburn Tigers in what is for the home team an all-or-nothing game. I'm here to take your questions to the best of my ability over the next hour, so fire away when ready!