Since we are just 7 days, 17 hours and a few minutes and seconds from the kickoff of the next possible UGA championship season I want to take a moments to look at our next opponent…the Broncos of BSu. Since their last trip into the friendly confines of the state of Georgia back in 2005 the Broncos of BSu have staked their national pride and claims on a few big game victories followed by beating up the true "sisters of the poor" (thank you Jim Tressel for making that phrase universally understood in the CFB blog world). BSu brings in a seasoned, veteran team headed by some sports writers (sic) Heisman choice: Kellen Moore
. Mr. Moore stand in as a non-SEC proven QB standing at 6’0" and weighing in at a massive 190 pounds. He is mobile and can ably pick out weak coverage on weak defenses. Granted last year that is what cost the beloved DAWGS many games. BUT (and I know you should never start a sentence with but, but) that was LAST year and I am sure CTG has beaten coverage into his secondary in the off-season, plus the improvement of the front line, the additions at the LB corps and just the fact that this is a team seasoned under the defensive scheme I do not this game will be a hi-light on the Heisman reel for Mr. Moore unless the committee wants to display how good the bottom of the Nike Pro Combat cleats look at a 90 degree angle to the field.
We have all heard about the massive running game that these wild horses are bringing into the game with the likes of senior Doug Martin
(215) and leading the way through the WAC holes is fullback Dan Paul
(250). Given the fact that with a 3-4 defense facing the running game and UGA almost has as much weight and power in the 3 down linemen as BSu has in the front 5, and then add the bulk, strength and speed of the linebackers, once again I see minimal gains on the ground for BSu…so we are back looking at Mr. Moore who when not looking at the roof of the dome because the pocket collapses and we see his nice Nike cleats he will be looking t o a receiving Corps that was decimated by the NFL. YES, my loyal DAWG fans, another university lost MAJOR contributions in the receiving corps..>BSu was affected greater than the redcoats of UGA….nearly 60 percent of BSu’s total receiving yards is now gone and they are now looking at passing to:
Geraldo Hinst (6’4" 200, SO), Tyler Shoemaker
(6’1", 213 SR), and Chris Potter (5’9",158, JR) with occasional looks to Kyle Efaw
(6’4", 242, SR) at tight end. The size and speed of this receiving corps does not strike fear in the heart of this blogger given the fact that I am sure CTG was beaten in an alley in Athens for the broken coverage last year and also the fact that I believe Mr. Moore’s Heisman dreams will end just as the season begins.
Now, given all of that…DO I think this will be a repeat of the beatdown that was administered back in 2005? NO, I do not, but I think that BSu will leave the Hartsfield airport just as battered as the Sprint Series car that raced a few hours before…broken, non-running but able to be repaired to dominate on a lesser scale. BUT THIS IS THE SEC and the speed, size and strength will be the determining factors…not the records over the past 2 years.
Tune in soon as we place Heisman darkhorse Aaron Murray
and the UGA offense against the BSu defense