When those two guys are 100 percent healthy it helps Georgia immensely. May be midseason before that's the case, though.
Rumph's offensive IQ is not what they hope yet. Working on him. Not sure if there are any other issues but they continue to speak highly of him.
5 pass breakups, 1 interception was a pretty good start. Clemson also fumbled twice and hung on, not counting the kickoff overturn in 4th. They're going to get more takeaways this season I feel sure.
Conley's shoulder continues to be an issue and may be for some time. But I did not see a new major injury, which is a real bonus coming out of an intense opener such as that one was.
No way there's a letdown the way the schedule sets up, Jmonty.
Nah, hard to tell much about Carter so far, other than he's going to be REALLY good at some point. The fact that he's playing as much as he is tells you all you need to know. His long arms and physical stature are going to serve him well once he learns more about playing at this level.
Dominick Sanders is the surprise freshman of the year so far. Pruitt loves him, and that goes back to before he showed up on campus. That was a recruiting/scouting victory for Bulldogs' staff.
Not really. I didn't think Georgia got many great opportunities in the first half and I do believe the strategy was to play a lot of people and win the fourth quarter. But I think I personally would have gotten No. 3 a few more touches and not taken him out in the red zone on that one early drive.
Yes, Tarkenton's comment was premature. But it certainly garnered him some attention!
I think S.Carolina's O-line is going to be better than Clemson's so pressure is going to be harder to come by. And I think Georgia's going to have to pick up its vertical passing game. ... I don't expect Mitchell or JSW to be a factor even if they do play, which I sort of don't expect.
I think UGA and S.Carolina are evenly matched with Georgia holding a couple of advantages. But home field is a gigantic disadvantage for the Bulldogs to overcome.
Can't tell until they play again. But they're talking a good game.
I think it's an almost perfect time to have an off week for Georgia, after Clemson and before S.Carolina. Especially since they have another one before Florida in October.
Tramel Terry is out there every day working hard to get better. Not to sound too much like a coach but that's all there is to it. Watching DB drills yesterday and Jeremy Pruitt called for "1s and 2s" to get in two lines over here and the 3s and 4s to form two other lines over there. Terry went "over there."
Not ready to predict Georgia@S.Carolina but I still think Williams-Brice is one of the SEC's toughest venues under Spurrier and it's a desperation game now for the Chickens.
UGA doesn't provide an injury list anymore so I don't know beyond John Theus and Justin Scott-Wesley.
Yeah, kind of surprised all the projections that put Georgia at No. 1 seed in playoff scenario. The reality is, we don't know how good or bad Clemson was, and won't for a few weeks. Same for S.Carolina at this point.
Maxey is a walkon from North Oconee and I wanted to do a big profile on him before the S.Carolina game. But Richt and the coaches scratched him from interview availability, oddly enough. But in a nutshell, another former linebacker and walkon at fullback who looks like he can handle the job.
I would think we might hear on Tennessee at Georgia sometime next week. If I had to guess I'd think CBS will pick it. Missouri @ S.C. and Arkansas@A&M are your biggest other ones.
Bickle, I think some of it was jitters. Just think about the whiffed tackle by Aaron Davis on the opening drive that led to a 38-yard Clemson gain and eventually its first score. But you can't read too much into that second half either. I mean, Georgia did what it and you can't take that away. But the Bulldogs were really helped by field position, then got to pin their ears back on down and distance. Kind of a perfect storm.
OK, I'm in the saddle and ready to ride. Giddy-up!
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I'd say accountability, more than anything.