Your Georgia Bulldogs are getting ready to play for an SEC title and a likely spot in the College Football Playoff. You’ve got things to do before you turn your full attention to the Alabama Crimson Tide. So let’s get right down to the morning’s news so we can get you back to chopping that wood.
The Banner Herald notes that Alabama’s high-flying offense has made the Tide “a different kind of team” this season. That’s an understatement.
You’ve probably seen Tua Tagovailoa’s insane numbers, but to scare you further consider this: Alabama has four different receivers with over 600 yards receiving. Quick...which UGA defensive back is going to lock down #4?
The Tide open as a 10.5 point favorite on Saturday in Atlanta, which sounds low to me. I have to be honest guys: we’re going to have to play flawless football and grab a couple of breaks to keep this one close.
Did the Georgia scout team run the triple option better than Tech does this year? We’ll never know definitively, but we do know that the Athenians had a lot of fun showing off what they’ve learned on Monday’s during practice against the N.A.T.S.
Speaking of the Bulldog defense, Red and Black defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is rumored to be a candidate for the North Carolina job, along with Memphis’s Mike Norvell, Troy’s Neal Brown, Clemson DC Brent Venables, and a host of others. I think it’s only a matter of time before Tucker gets his own head coaching job, and it will be well-deserved when it happens. But with no obvious connections to the school or administrators I’d think Tucker would have to wow in interviews for this to be his ticket.
You want some Georgia Tech schadenfreude? I got your Tech schadenfreude. Mighty convenient timing for that maintenance, Brother Burdell. For what it’s worth the most popular topic of conversation on Stingtalk on Sunday before it went dark was whether the Jackets should even bother playing Georgia annually anymore. So there’s that.
Georgia actually got a defensive commitment for the class of 2020 over the weekend, and I’ll be back to talk about it shortly. But for now you should know that with all the strife surrounding Mark Richt at Miami and an upcoming official visit it sounds more and more like five star receiver Jadon Haselwood really may not have closed the door on playing in Athens. With what Georgia could lose at receiver this offseason , that’s somewhat reassuring.