Maestro, give us some tailgatin' music:
A short four weeks from right now you will be trying to pass the time before the first Georgia Bulldog football kickoff of the 2015 season. It will be less than 24 hours away and you will not know quite what to do with yourself. It's OK. We here at Dawg Sports have been helping you pass those last, agonizing hours before toe meets leather for almost a decade. And we are not going to abandon you now.
Over the next few Fridays we will begin warming up the old tailgating keyboard by bringing back the Friday Tailgate, our perennial weekly open comment thread for the least productive couple of hours of the work week. Veterans of the tailgate know that the comments range from the sacred to the profane, the inspired to the inane, the zone blitz to the wheel route. Check that. No one has ever actually covered a wheel route, even in conversation.
You are certainly free to talk about whatever pops into your collective heads. Common topics include barbecue, music, movies, that time DavetheDawg interviewed Sylvester Stallone, and occasionally college football. As is my practice however, I am providing a bit of a conversation starter which you may roll around or ignore as your hearts desire. Today's topic: how much improvement will we see in the Georgia defense in year two of Jeremy Pruitt's tutelage? My guess is that the Bulldog defense will benefit significantly from increased scheme familiarity, but that will be offset by the loss of key personnel including Ramik Wilson, Amarlo Herrera, Damian Swann, Ray Drew, and 11th year senior Mike Thornton. On balance I see a unit that is marginally better at the outset but improves more significantly as the year goes on and some of the key puzzle pieces fall into place. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. Or, again, feel free to let your mind wander aimlessly like a freshman free safety. Until later...