Posted by Mike
Uh oh! Spurrier might have a freaking team.
If you watched Carolina Thursday night you saw a talented team with an improved QB, excellent running back, and fast receivers. The Evil Genius had them clicking. Garcia looked confident, even though he missed a few passes, and the freshman QB looked even better.
You also saw a few weak spots which might be Georgia's only shot at winning. USC's O line looked porous, and the D weak.
I am pretty certain the O line is bad, but their could be two reasons for the soft D. 1 – They are pretty bad, or 2 – they were not concerned about preparing for a Southern Miss spread option, and have been using their time to prepare to stop a pro-style attack.
Let's hope it is 1.
There are reasons to be optimistic and pessimistic. Let's look at both:
The bad news first:
Our QB is new and untested.
Is AJ gonna get to play?
Arrest total is up to 10 this season.
Ealey's dumb ass might not get to play.
Carolina has confidence and high expectations.
Spurrier can coach a team like this to a big win over UGA. (reference Wuerffel to Doering on the slant.)
Now the good news:
Our O line IS good.
Our D is full of athletes.
Our new D-coordinator is a BAD ASS!
We're gonna blitz A LOT!
Wuerrfel and Doering don't have any eligibility left.
I am anxious to see how we perform Saturday. If our O clicks likes USC's did, we will all sleep better. If they struggle and bog down against Louisiana – Wanna beea...then uugghh and yuck.
The more I think about it, the USC game may be CMR's biggest test as a coach. His team has been under stress on and off the field. While he has a history of going into hostile spots and winning, this one is different. There is no David Green, Stafford or Knowshon to rely on. Black jersey or hat gimmicks won't get us over the line either, and please God don't encourage them to dance after we score.
To get out of Columbia with a W we have to be perfect on special teams, and if I see one unnecessary flag for a bone head play I'm gonna lose it! This one is gonna take coaching. Can he do it? Yes.
Can he do it, take a disciplined unit into Columbia and win? I had myself convinced until I typed the word “disciplined”.