I don't frequently post on Kyle King's blog too much, but despite of all the bad that has happened, this maligned Georgia football team can still earn some redemption next Saturday if it stays together and put on its concerted effort (which possibly might happen if they play football properly).
As a UGA alumni from the class of 2006, being part of the UGA community has been a wonderful but a difficult experience beginning in high school. As a senior in high school, I had UGA as the college I wanted to go to along with a few community colleges away from Atlanta, but the waiting process to be accepted or denied took a long time, several weeks at least. I was very tempted in sending my application materials and my fee to go to Georgia Tech and would've gone to the crummy confines of the city because of the long wait until I got mail finally from the admissions department in late February that I have been accepted for the freshman class. I dropped the forms and committed to Georgia admist all the lousy remarks made by most who knew me, but I chose UGA because of its location. Yes, Tech was a very nice school academically and all they really care about more than life is beating UGA's ass in football, but I had to get away from Atlanta. Had, Georgia Tech been located IN Athens, I would've gone to Georgia Tech in Athens. It was a matter of location because I hate Atlanta with a passion, and I still do now. The crime, the traffic, and the environment is horrendous, and you just can't take a break on not being robbed in some point during your tenure there. I seriously would have advised anybody to stay away from Atlanta.
I know I'm going on a rant and being off topic, but with that being said, it is redemption time, and it is important that Georgia plays its best football and win it for our somewhat disheartened but not defeated UGA fans. We all say that we want to make an offense one-dimensional but here, our opponent have the best one-dimensional offense in the nation. They depend on their quarterback and a few running backs on their option, and all they do is run and run more. You stop their option, you basically stop most of their offense (You get that Martinez?). Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech would have beaten them if they had more offense, and Wake Forest took these nerds to the wire in OT, yes, a very bad Wake Forest team took GT to the wire. I think Wake Forest led at the half 17-10 before they loss that game, so there is a chance that Georgia can make this competitive or a close game. I expect we will give up over 400+ yards on the ground, but if our offense can score a lot of points, UGA has a chance. I seriously don't want to see UGA being afraid to score, it is that pathetic and is responsible for all the losses this year. And oh yeah, turnovers and penalties. For heaven's sakes, stop committing those stupid personal fouls and at least force a turnover on defense. My goodness, no wonder we are last in the turnover margin because we have not force a fumble despite the fact we keep on turning over the ball on offense.
If this Georgia football team could be remembered for something, it would be redemption if they can pull out the win. Otherwise, it would pretty much be a failed year and something that is worth forgetting.
1. My optimistic prediction: UGA 38, GT 37 or UGA wins if they could keep their act together
2. My realistic (what will happen on Saturday) prediction: GT 52, UGA 27 if we played like we did throughout the season
Just as we choose our own fates in what we want to become in life, the UGA football team must decide what type of outcome they want.