While Georgia’s offense has been a bit sporadic and for good reason, the defense looks like it is starting to come together. Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt will provide another opportunity for improvement against an offensive unit that struggled to generate points on a consistent basis.
Lorenzo Carter recorded his first sack of the season two weeks ago against Tennessee. That snapped a streak of 17-straight games without a sack for Carter who recorded 4.5 as a freshman in 2014.
“It’s pretty relieving that you can finally get back there, hit the quarterback and get him on the ground,” Carter said. “But, there’s no time to rest. It’s time to pick it up even more.”
Freshman defensive lineman Tyler Clark is another player who has been turning heads and according to Kirby Smart, could eventually land in the starting lineup.
“If he continues to do that then he’s going to push to be a starter and compete with one of the older guys,” Smart said. “The great thing about that position right now is that we’ve got great competition. Nobody can relax because the other guy will jump right in front of you with one day’s practice. We need more of that.”
In some non-game related news, former Georgia assistant coach Mike Ekeler had an interesting quote in regards to his time as part of the Bulldogs’ coaching staff.
“I’ve worked at some of the greatest schools history-wise in the game,” Ekeler said. “But what it boils down to is people. You can be at the University of Georgia and be miserable if you’re working with shitty people. I really enjoy my work environment and the players here (at UNT).”
Ekeler went on to praise former Georgia coach Mark Richt for giving him the opportunity to be part of the staff but seemed to insinuate that he didn’t really like some of the other assistants. Ekeler later attempted to walk back the comment with a now deleted tweet.