Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Here’s the thing, if Georgia is going to assert themselves in games this season, they are going to have to do a better job of covering punts and kickoffs. Last year they gave up far too many big plays and way too much field position simply by allowing a guy to run it back 30-, 40-, or 50-yards on a punt or kickoff—that cannot happen this season. I suspect, from what I’ve read and heard, the Bulldogs will return to the ways of Warren Belin (the inside linebackers coach who spent 2010 with the Dawgs before exiting to the NFL coaching ranks) where special teams is concerned. Belin was a firm believer in using the best guys available for kick coverages and, despite the fear of injuring valuable starters, it was a gamble that paid off for the Dawgs in 2010 as their coverage units ranked near tops in the conference. What a difference a year makes. While there is no more Brandon Boykin, Blair Walsh, or Drew Butler, the talent is there to fill the holes in Marshall Morgan, Colin Barber, and—possibly—Jamie Lindley. None of the three are expected to come in and become instant all-americans, but they could [...]
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