Yes, I mentioned going back to last year that Murray's arm was much greater than Mason's.
Dawg4Life, honestly, I've seen nothing from UGA's defense that's gives me an indication they're ready to shut down a quarterback like Maty Mauk. That said, I haven't been very impressed with Driskel. They could get hot with the pass rush and make some things happen, though.
Don't have any strong insights on Malkom Parrish other than he's playing regularly as a backup.
Dawg426, Richt and Bobo have not quelled the talk of playing another QB. That said, Mason is still their main man.
CorpDawg: Georgia playing primarily in Cover 2 shows you Pruitt's general philosophy and his level of confidence in his cornerbacks. Georgia has gotten hit hard with ILBs trying to cover slots and TEs and RBs. But that's the way you attack a Cover 2. Pick your poison, really. Everybody just has to play better in the secondary, ILBs included.
I think the game of football has evolved to the point that mobile quarterbacks are again an asset. That's been proven in recent years. Georgia's bread and butter for recruiting, though, is running a pro-style offense with a pocket quarterback. That's why a lot of great ones have come through here in recent years.
Mike, I first "covered" Georgia as a UGA student in 1985. Since then, the Bulldogs have been a beat for me off and on over 26 years. Most recently, I've been the beat guy since 2011 or '12. ... And I've had lots of player and coach favorites over the years. Too many to distinguish in this forum.
UGA Nations, perhaps, but he has gotten Georgia close to the big game a couple of times, so I'd say there's no reason to think he can't get it that little bit farther.
I think Faton is a little undervalued by the Georgia fan base, myself. He's a real threat on that zone-read play, has a better arm than most think and has a strong command of the offense.
Everybody throws better over the middle because it's a shorter, more direct route. And Mason, at 6-2.5, IS taller and should be able to see better. But one of the keys playing at the SEC or NCAA level is you HAVE to be able to throw the deep out and get it there with some mustard on it.
Gurley will play all four quarters and get his usual 20 to 30 touches if it's a competitive game. That said, they'll get him out of there and on ice as soon as it is evident that the Bulldogs have victory in hand. It's a long season and Gurley is the primary weapon, in case you haven't noticed.
The redshirt factor starts to reveal itself over the course of the season, but the coaches never declare it until very late in the year, if then. You just never know what might happen. Right now there are a lot of players who haven't played. Too many to list right here.
Scott, I've said a number of times I don't believe Georgia has a championship defense. Period. Who they might be able to beat despite that, we'll just have to watch and see.
I don't know about "fully committed to winning," but I'd say Georgia has made it clear that it's not going to "win at all costs." I applaud UGA when it dismisses and suspends players for breaking rules and committing crimes. Conversely, I find it abhorrent when programs protect front-line players from meaningful discipline so they don't jeopardize their ability to compete and perform. What about you?
I'd guess Sony will be back for the Nov. 1 Florida game at the latest. But that's a guess.
Georgia's defense would be markedly better if it still had Harvey-Clemons, Matthews and Shaq Wiggins. That's just a fact.
Yes, Douglas is getting lots of reps in practice and will likely get a few in Saturday's game as well. He's their No. 3 tailback at the moment, and the No. 3 guys always gets work.
Yes, there should be concern about Georgia playing away from Athens for more than a month. This happens every couple of years because the Bulldogs give up a home game for playing Florida in Jacksonville. But I said at the outset of the season, UGA's back-to-back trips to Missouri and Arkansas were going to determine the direction of its season.
I couldn't discount that, Neo. Mason's arm looks significantly weaker this season than it did at the end of last season. Remember, he threw for 299 and 320 yards against Georgia Tech and Nebraksa, respectively.
Trae, I think you'll see Brice Ramsey play on Saturday. If Georgia has the victory handled, I'd say he might play a significant amount.
I'm not going to say "I told you so" and I personally like Hutson Mason and understand his value to the Bulldogs. But I said since Aaron Murray went out of the Kentucky game last season, he's going to be much more appreciated for his arm strength and passing ability after he's gone than when he was here. Murray was pretty special.
Georgia has run the football on 171 of 266 plays so far this season, or 64 percent of the time. As both Richt and Bobo talked about this week, that's probably what Georgia is going to look like this season. Running two-thirds of the time seems like a pretty good idea when you have a guy like Todd Gurley at the back of the offense!