Monday, August 8, 2011

Close but no cigar

Barrett Sallee predicts the SEC. He sees us with a cigar in our mouth, but we don't get to light it.

2. Georgia Bulldogs (8-4, 5-3)
Not only does Mark Richt enter 2011 on the hottest seat in the SEC, but the Bulldogs are also set up to contend for the SEC East. Quarterback Aaron Murray is coming off of a sizzling redshirt freshman campaign that saw him pass for 3,049 yards, 24 touchdowns and only eight interceptions - a better season than David Greene had as a freshman. Having the SEC's best quarterback combined with the most forgiving schedule in the SEC will make the Bulldog look good on paper, even though the Bulldogs have well-documented problems at wide receiver, running back and offensive line. The defense should be much better in Year 2 of Todd Grantham’s 3-4, thanks in large part to defensive tackles Kwame Geathers and John Jenkins - both of whom can be that force at nose tackle that a 3-4 defense needs. Georgia doesn’t have Alabama, LSU and Arkansas - the top three teams from the SEC West - on its schedule; and gets Auburn and Mississippi State between the hedges. If Georgia can get past South Carolina in Week 2, the Bulldogs may just win the division. 
Regular season losses: Boise State, South Carolina, Florida, Auburn.
Of course, with 4 smells like a cigar from a grocery store.


Anonymous said...

Auburn has very little chance to beat UGA this season as it is in a rebuilding year and has too many first year starters.

Bowler said...

Richt's 2 of 11 vs. ranked teams lately. Dogs toughest games will be Boise, South Carolina, Miss St, Auburn, and Florida. Richt needs to prepare better for these 5 games. Rush game & tight end production on offense, 3rd down stops & forced turnovers on defense.