Well, non-verbal communication is really nothing new in football. It's a big part of what college teams work on every week, especially when preparing to play an SEC road game. The Bulldogs have spent more time than usual on that the past 10 days. We'll see if it pays off.
Thompson throws an excellent deep ball. Just ask Texas A&M. Guarantee you he attacks those corners and safeties!
Since we didn't see Douglas get any carries last week, I wouldn't expect him to get many if any this one. Bobo has vowed that those other four will get attempts.
Georgia wears "silver britches" every week. They just look more gray. Supposedly Nike is working to make them more silver.
I think the Bulldogs will definitely use the run to open up the play-action passing game as usual. But I wouldn't be surprised to see them throwing early and often Saturday to try to keep the Gamecocks off balance.
I don't think it's anything but the hazards of the job. WRs coach Tony Ball works his charges hard. They're constantly repping on football and getting off the jam and generally those guys just run and run and run. That's taxing on the body, if you haven't noticed. Heck, I hurt my foot recently just running on a treadmill!
Adawg, I think the defense has come lightyears since the opening of camp and certainly since spring. But they'll have to pass this test before I can pronounce them healed from a chronic case of Grantham.
Isaiah McKenzie has closed the gap on Reggie Davis as the punt returner but hasn't overtaken him as yet. Circumstances of game will dictate whether McKenzie gets a shot or not. Tough place to break in, though.
Well, I think the Gamecocks' secondary is less talented than it has been in recent years. Their defensive line is definitely down and their linebackers are average, in my opinion. They lack depth at running back and QB Dylan Thompson is not Connor Shaw, the winningest quarterback in S.Carolina history.
Trae, who knows what we'll see Saturday. But whatever happens I don't think it will be a "letdown." Generally I don't think fans give other teams enough credit. That atmosphere in Columbia two years ago was especially electric, what with GameDay there all day and an 8 p.m. kick. Then everything got compounded by some somewhat fluky circumstances in the first 10 minutes. Sometimes the other team is just better and sometimes momentum can be absolutely overwhelming.
Colzer, I was told that player this year was Chris Conley, but I can't swear to it. UGA has three or four guys down there around 4.3 in the 40.
No, I don't think Gurley is a shoo-in (correct way to spell it) for the Heisman. A lot will depend on how the team does. Oregon's Marcus Mariota could be tough to beat if the Ducks go undefeated, for instance.
Hutson Mason definitely doesn't have a real, strong arm but he's very accurate. Dude has completed well over 60 percent of his passes during his career. 69 percent so far this season.
It's easy to say the winner of the East will be the winner of this game but that hasn't been the case the past three years. But I think it's safe to say South Carolina will be close to being eliminated in that race should it lose Saturday.
Hello, fair readers/chatters. I'm buckled in and ready to crank up the Georgia talk. No. 6 Dogs vs. No. 24 South Carolina Gamecocks. Leaving for Columbia tomorrow. Who else is road-tripping?!
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A.J. Turman remains sidelined and is walking around in a protective boot. If he came back tomorrow he'd be sixth-string behind Brendan Douglas and maybe seventh behind Kyle Karempelis. Wouldn't expect much of young Mr. Turman this season. But he may be able to help out on special teams eventually.
I'm bearish about Mitchell or Scott-Wesley being available in this next game or certainly being difference-makers even if they do. Got to practice, got to rep plays and game plan.
Hutson has stepped up for the Dogs before (see comeback win over Georgia Tech last season) so I have no reason to think he couldn't do it again. I expect him to at some point for sure. ... I still believe Faton Bauta would be the first QB in the game after Hutson. Better grasp of playbook and a more radical departure as a player, thus a bigger adjustment for opposing defenses. But Brice Ramsey has a real cannon and he might be the choice if Mason is down and the Bulldogs are needing to throw to make a comeback. Officially, they're bracketed.
Well 15 yards in the second half, 5 pass break-ups and an interception against a pass-happy team was a pretty good start. I wouldn't say I was happy because that's not how I view football games. But I'd give Georgia's DBs a passing grade for the first game.
It's a Georgia staple. But I wouldn't expect to see it against South Carolina. The Gamecocks got tired of seeing that a while ago and have stuffed it most recently.
I'm not sure we'll ever see black jerseys again under Mark Richt. Been there, done that. Now silver jerseys or helmets? Who wouldn't like to see that?