Some highlights from last year to stir into your bourbon.
Remember to turn the pig carefully for even heating. Go Dawgs!
Of course, those stats at the top are in the past. Mallett put the NFL on hold. Ol' Willie's gone.
We know Coach Gratham's scheme is one of relentless pressure to the ball. And we also know that he's not the type of guy to cower in a corner when the going gets tough. So the question becomes...
While [Broderick] Green isn’t the talent that Lattimore is, they have very similar size and running styles. If Green can get 20-25 carries, it will make [Arkansas'] passing game even more dangerous. Green will also need to improve on his opportunities, while he leads the offense in rushing attempts , he is third in yards gained.
If the NCAA cuts Green's sentence down a game or two it will in essence be admitting that it overreacted, or misjudged the case. Dawg fans will be happy and I'll count myself among those numbers. But this summer has proven to many what most of us have known for a long time, the NCAA is an organization that needs to get out of its own way.What does the Georgia wide receiver have to do with the Clemson quarterback? Besides the fact that both may cost Ted Roof some sleep.Green is serving a four-game suspension, pending an appeal, reportedly for selling his 2009 Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000 to a former North Carolina football player, an individual the NCAA deems an agent.In short, he did what the NCAA says a college athlete can't do. He tried to make a profit from his athletic ability.Which is, of course, exactly what Parker is doing. He's making a much greater profit from his athletic ability, but he's doing it with the blessing of the NCAA.
It's worth noting though that South Carolina wasn't head-and-shoulders better than Georgia. The same Georgia whose offense produced five three-and-outs and a four-play drive. The same Georgia whose defense looked lost at times in its brand new scheme and couldn't tackle Lattimore. The same Georgia who started a freshman quarterback without his best receiver.Ouch. Truth tastes like salt in the wound. Yet also begs the question, did Georgia do more to lose the game or did Carolina do more to win it? Perhaps the next point sheds the truest light.
Lattimore is the piece that puts this team over the top of previous Gamecocks teams, though the completeness of the receiving groups helps too. If your front seven can tackle him well enough that you don't have to give up something in your pass defenses, then you're well on your way to beating South Carolina.So as giddy as the Visor was after the game, there's quite a load riding on this freshman's shoulders. Georgia's defense certainly did plenty to help the kid along towards a valiant performance, but Lattimore's target is significantly bigger going forward. And if there's one thing we know for sure, the head cock trusts his new tailback a helluva lot more than his quarterback.
|h/t Wiz of Odds|