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Questions for Saturday:
Does Jordan Jenkins continue to provide a serious presence the middle of the field? The guy has been quietly making a name for himself this season, and I look for more of the same.
Is there any let down at all after the big win? I think pushing the game to 3:30 will help our cause, as the boys tend to always be a little more fired up for the afternoon games, and you avoid the Jefferson Pilot, then Peachtree TV, and now ESPN noon time curse. The spread is -14 which is probably pretty accurate, but I'd love to see an effort a la Vandy where we dominate from start to finish.
Marshall Morgan making all of his extra points, and hoping there's a great many opportunities.
Some positive strides in the punt return game. We've been non fair catching and fumbling our way through a great many punt return opportunities this year, and it would be nice to see someone bust a big one and bring some consistency to the mix.
A rocking Sanford crowd. You couldn't ask for a better Saturday in the fall.... 3:30 kick, 74 degrees, and the momentum built from the Florida game. Hopefully the crowd is there early, and the atmosphere reflects another great Saturday in Athens.
The real Georgia defense:
The Bulldogs finally played up to their talent level on defense last week in the 17-9 win over Florida. Can they keep it up? They’re going to have to if they want to get back to Atlanta for a second straight year, and it starts this week against an Ole Miss offense that will look to spread out the Bulldogs and play at a lightning-fast pace. The Rebels are averaging 32.4 points per game and seem to be hitting their stride. Georgia senior safety Shawn Williams challenged his defensive teammates last week publicly, and it seemed to work. We’ll see if the Bulldogs can continue to play with that same intensity and same consistency. From a talent standpoint, they’re as good as anybody in the league.
Tree - something just isn't right with #9. He plays with speed and his God given talent but he's also missing assignments, especially in pass defense. On one series Saturday he just missed an interception that would have easily been six points, then he completely whiffed on a tackle of Gillislee in the open field. A few weeks ago I passed this things off as getting back in the groove of things. Now I'm wondering if he'll find it.
The short of it may be, our linebacker rotation needs some tweaking. Herrera hasn't been the same since the suspensions were up. And Ogletree hasn't been the same player that we grew so fond of last season.
Secondary - Swann has turned into an SEC caliber starter. Smith needs to rise to the occasion on the other side so we can use Commings in the slot on nickel coverage.
[Bernie's Dawg Blawg]
Edward Aschoff: This turns into one of those perfect trap games for the Bulldogs after such an emotional win over the Gators. Ole Miss is riding high off its win over Arkansas and could end Georgia's SEC title game hopes. The Rebels will take this one down to the wire, but Georgia prevails. ... Georgia 31, Ole Miss 24
Chris Low: Ole Miss has been the surprise of the league and is one win away from becoming bowl eligible, but Georgia has the inside track to the Eastern Division championship after taking down Florida last week. The Bulldogs aren’t about to slip up now. ... Georgia 31, Ole Miss 21
Georgia seems intent on earning the label of “A dumb team that does dumb things.” Unsportsman like conduct penalties, 15-yarders for personal fouls, the occasional pre-snap infractions that are completely avoidable . . . UGA is at times a team that does as much damage to itself as the opposition does. I’ll go back a sentence, though, and re-state “completely avoidable.” I’m banking on coaching and leadership from upperclassmen, at some point, getting the Dogs past those self-inflicted wounds.Bottom line: Georgia is better than Ole Miss and by a lot. Georgia also has a coaching advantage and is at home. But what the Rebels are this season, and with UGA now firmly looking ahead to December 1 and a return to the Georgia Dome, this game is the blue print for an upset.
Sophomore Watts Dantzler was competing for a starting job in the preseason, and once the season started he was regarded as the sixth man in a six-man rotation. But Dantzler's star has fallen.
He didn't even make the travel roster for the Florida game. (Although he did get in the stadium, and can be seen hugging fellow offensive lineman Austin Long when Long jumped into the crowd after the game.)
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said Tuesday that there is a weekly competition on the offensive line, and Dantzler just didn't do well enough. the Bulldogs took 10 linemen to the game, including walk-on Preston Mobley.
UGA nabs swimmer:
College coaches from Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Virginia Tech, among others, have been calling Dalton High School over the past few months about a hot recruit -- and it has nothing to do with football.
The Catamounts' Taylor Dale, one of the top-ranked 18-under swimmers in the country, has been the subject of a hot recruiting battle that came to an end Wednesday when he committed to stay in state at the University of Georgia.
Among Dale's many accolades are a top-20 ranking among 18-under swimmers in the world in the 100-meter backstroke, where he also ranks in the top 50 at any age. He is a two-time Georgia state prep champion, and holds the state butterfly record at 48.55, as well as an individual winner in the 100 backstroke at this year's Junior National Championships in Indianapolis.
[Times Free Press]
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