If your Georgia Bulldogs are getting ready to take on a top #15 team motivated by disrespect, which sports big playmaking receivers on the edge, and oh by the way, will be doing so without the best cover corner in the nation, you could probably use a drink. I can help with that.
As we have already discussed in some detail in the space Texas is going to be a match up problem for Georgia in the secondary. Frankly, that was going to be the case regardless of whether DeAndre Baker suited up Tuesday night or not. In the end there is only one of him, and the Longhorns go at least four deep with talented receivers.
That being said, it is worth noting that this Bulldog secondary just faced an Alabama unit which is easily as talented. The Crimson Tide also feature at least two tight ends who pose a greater receiving threat than anyone on the Burnt Orange sideline, and stretch the field by virtue of their presence as well. As a reminder, the result of that matchup may not of been a victory, but it was enough to knock Tua Tagovailoa out of the Heisman Trophy catbird seat. Point being, this ain’t our first rodeo, Longhorns.
This game has the potential to be a real coming out party for a young UGA secondary which too often this season has been viewed as a bunch of guys who stand around watching Baker shut things down. Particularly, I am curious to see what redshirt freshman Eric Stokes, who assumed the starting role opposite Baker from Tyson Campbell midseason, can do. I’m more than a little excited about it. I’m drink-naming excited.
I’m Eric Stoked. You’ll need 1 teaspoon of amaretto liqueur (Disaronno works), 5 oz. if Prosecco, chilled, and blackberries for garnish. Pour the amaretto in a stemmed glass then top with the chilled Prosecco to mix. Garnish with the blackberries and serve.
So toast away, ‘ Dawg fans.
Incidentally, this will also be the hub for your New Year’s Eve reverie. Happy 2019 folks, and...