The Gainesville Sun’s Gator beat writer thinks Will Muschamp is up to something.
Is Brantley really going to play Saturday in Jacksonville? Or does Muschamp just want Richt and the Bulldogs to think he is?
I have a feeling Muschamp is playing mind games here. I think he wants the Georgia defense spending the week preparing for the Florida offense that Brantley runs, which is far different than the offense Driskel and fellow true freshman Jacoby Brissett have run.
If the Bulldogs knew Brantley was out, the game plan would be pretty simple and easy to follow: load the box with eight and nine defenders to shut down the run, then bring heat on the inexperienced quarterbacks in obvious passing situations.
Alabama did it (in the second half.). LSU did it. Auburn did it.
Of course, if the Bulldogs think Brantley is playing, they’ll have to come up with a more complex plan to defend an offense with much better balance and an experienced quarterback who knows how to check in and out of plays at the line of scrimmage.
Ooh, what to do, what to do…
Two things here, as we ponder Andreu’s stab at eleventh-dimensional chess. First off, does anyone really think it’s going to take Todd Grantham more than fifteen seconds to dial up a suitable defensive alignment once it’s obvious that Brantley isn’t in the game?
Second, this is Georgia-Florida. Since when does Florida have to resort to mental gimmickry to win?