Tony Barnhart, who cries wolf about Georgia’s opponents more than any other pundit on the planet, on the challenge that Georgia’s defense faces tomorrow:
…Johnson’s offense is run with such precision that every member of the defense has to carry out his assignment on every play. If a defender tries to free lance and create a play outside of his assignment, it creates an opening for a big play. In short, Johnson has figured out a way to use the superior talent of an opposing defense AGAINST them. Georgia has been an undisciplined team at times on defense this season. Next to Florida, this will be their toughest challenge of the season for the Georgia defense. [Emphasis added.]
National rankings, as of this week:
- Rushing offense: Georgia Tech 4th; Florida 11th
- Passing offense: Georgia Tech 116th; Florida 56th
- Total offense: Georgia Tech 53rd; Florida 18th
- Scoring offense: Georgia Tech 71st; Florida 3rd
Now maybe Tony means that literally – that while Georgia Tech’s offense isn’t in the same class as Florida’s it’s still the second toughest Georgia will see this season. It’s just that besides Florida, this season Georgia’s already faced three teams with higher scoring averages than Tech and two that average more yards per game than Tech.