I intended to take a look at the matchup that the Dawgnation probably dreads the most this week – Willie Martinez versus Gus Malzahn – with this post, but woke up this morning to find that MaconDawg already blazed that trail. So, instead, you’ll be treated to another round of seemingly unrelated observations about Georgia, because, as you should know by now, I just loves me some bullet points.
- First off, you really should take the time to read what MaconDawg has to say about that Martinez/Malzahn death match. He not only got there the firstest, but also with the mostest. I will say that Arkansas and Kentucky managed to slow down the Auburn attack and if those two defenses could do it, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility that a Georgia defense could pull something off. On the other hand, as Jerry Hinnen pointed out in a comment yesterday, “… [Auburn] also went to Knoxville and handed the elder Kiffin’s defense its worst outing of the year in both total yards and yards-per-play…” So maybe an attitude of quiet despair is best after all.
- Danger, Will Robinson: A loss to Auburn puts Richt on a four game losing streak against Georgia’s biggest rivals, with a game against an ascendant Georgia Tech coming in two more weeks. Ask Jim Donnan how that works out over the long haul.
- When you read posts like this, you wonder how sturdy the team’s psyche is right now, Tennessee Tech shutout notwithstanding. As rallying cries go, “It’s the best we can do. We want to be 8-4 and see what happens after that” isn’t the most inspirational.
- It’s week eleven for a fifth year senior quarterback, and he’s still figuring things out. “I probably should have (run) it more,” Cox said. “That’s one thing I said last week is, if I don’t like how it looks, I’m just going to take off and run. So I’ll probably end up doing that more but just make sure I take care of the ball.” With quotes like that, it’s not hard to understand why fans get frustrated sometimes.