There have been questions all week surrounding Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs. How will they respond to the blowout loss at Ole Miss last Saturday? How will they perform against physical Tennessee defense? Can they step up in what will be one of the biggest games of the season currently on their schedule?
Perhaps the biggest question is will Nick Chubb be able to suit up and play against the Volunteers on Saturday? Chubb’s health will go a long way in answering many of those other questions I listed above because this offense can ill-afford to lose him when the stakes are this high.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any further reports from what we have heard earlier in the week. Chubb remains “questionable” for Saturday’s game and has been limited to some light running on the practice field this week.
“Nick’s doing all he can to make sure he can play in this game,” Smart said on his weekly radio show about Saturday’s game against Tennessee when talking about depth at the position. “We’re hopeful that he can, so I feel better now because we have a lot of guys with experience. I sure wish and hope that 27’s out there.”
Saturday will provide another growing opportunity for this Bulldogs team that looks like it is still in transition. Tennessee will be a difficult task but one that gets much more difficult without Chubb.
- We touched on it yesterday, but handling a big and physical Volunteer defense will be key for a Georgia victory. Jacob Eason and the Bulldogs offense hasn’t performed well under pressure so far this season and Tennessee’s Derek Barnett and company are sure to bring the heat.
- No one seems to be talking about Tennessee’s offense but they present their own set of challenges for Georgia’s defense.
- There has not been a whole lot of bright spots for Georgia’s defense of late but reserve linebacker D’Andre Walker is emerging and could soon see a bigger role.