Posted by Mike
A quote from Mr. College Football (Tony Barnhart) on his latest blog:
**–It will be a good season if: A veteran offensive line is good on day one and a defense which forced only 12 turnovers last season gets an attitude adjustment from new coordinator Todd Grantham. If the Bulldogs can run the ball and play defense, they have a chance every week.
**–It will be a disappointing season if: Redshirt freshman quarterback Aaron Murray struggles and the Bulldogs lose back-to-back games at South Carolina (on Sept. 11) and at home to Arkansas (on Sept. 18).
This analysis by the wise man is both encouraging and terrifying.
On the positive side there is open recognition (and apparent refocus on the sidelines in Athens) that games are won and lost, from pee wee programs to the NFL, by BLOCKING AND TACKLING.
Finally... we get back to football basics. Don't get me wrong, having a Stafford or Moreno is great, but the game is won in trenches, on special teams and on defense.
Of course the second part of his analysis is the terrifying part. If Tony B. put it in writing then it means he thinks there is a good possibility of these events happening. Think about that for a second.
Mr. College Football thinks it is possible that Georgia loses back to back games to South Carolina and Arkansas.
If that happens the wheels will come off and rapidly as the Dawgs have to travel to Mississippi State (not the easy win it once was), to finish out the September schedule.
The sounds coming out of Athens are not instilling confidence just yet, and with recent off field events stockpiling, a once friendly fan base could turn ruthless quick. If the Dawgs come out of September 3-1, fans should feel blessed. Anything short of that will test CMR's steel, and bring out the resumes from Will Muschamp, Kirby Smart.. et al.