Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 12/1/11



That's the big question, isn't it? Can Georgia's offense stay on the field long enough to make LSU's defense have to adjust?

The problem with the running back tandem at Georgia isn't that they aren't talented, but that they aren't all healthy. Will Richard Samuel IV be both healthy and effective after such a long layoff? Can Carlton Thomas continue to be productive running against that huge LSU defensive front? Will Isaiah Crowell be strong enough to take the bruising that he'll surely get when he tries to juke and cut?

That last question is the one of my major concerns because the one thing I have noticed about Crowell is he seems to get nicked up easily and when he's not getting the yards he wants, his frustration shows. I have a feeling the yards won't come easy early, but if the backs can hang in there, maybe they can churn enough out there late to make a difference.

And finally...damn, I can't say enough about special teams. Blair Walsh doesn't need to be the guy who seems to have missed more than he's made this Saturday. He needs to be the guy Georgia saw garner All-American honors. The guy who was money in the clutch—almost every time.

This game, again, will be one of Georgia's biggest challenges of the year, but when you've got nothing to lose, why  not lay it all on the line?

On a side note, who sees Houston Nutt becoming the next college football analyst at ESPN? Anyone...anyone?

I hear Urban Meyer's seat next to Kirk Herbstreit is currently available. 
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  • SEC Championship 2011, Georgia Vs. LSU: Bulldogs Running Back Isaiah Cromwell Expected To Play (sbnation.com)
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