Let’s just get this out of the way right up front.
You’ve a whole lot of Auburn hatin’ to get to. I don’t want to unnecessarily delay you from that important task, so here are the essential news items you need to be aware of.
That has got to be some kind of record. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Georgia’s 2017 season has been the growing sense of unease among Bulldog rivals. Make no mistake, Florida parted ways with Jim McElwain because the powers that be did not see him as a recruiting or coaching match for Kirby Smart. Butch Jones is next, and frankly I’m surprised he’s lasted this long.
Georgia, which can’t pass apparently, had more yards through the air than on the ground during the first half Saturday against South Carolina. I expect Auburn will still make Jake Fromm move the ball with his arm rather than relying on Chubb, Michel & Co. But Auburn’s defensive secondary worries me more in that regard than SCar’s did.
Think the Plainsmen aren’t looking forward to this one? Think again. Looking ahead, ask yourself this: What if 7-2 Auburn finishes by beating Georgia in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry then Alabama in the Iron Bowl? Would they not go to Atlanta in December with a chance to be in the college football playoff? Subject to other craziness around college football, I believe they likely would.
I’m waiting to see a "We want Georgia!!!" sign pop up at a collegiate rink. The Ice ‘Dawgs may be one of the best kept secrets around. Until later...