Phil Steele had some nice things to say about our Dawgs yesterday. While none of it rises to the heights of his “run the table” comment on ESPN, it’s all certainly encouraging.
First, from his follow-up post on strength of schedule, he listed the top teams seeing their schedule ease in 2010 compared with last year’s. Here’s the chart:
Since 2004, Steele reports that teams appearing on this list have more than a 75% chance of equaling or bettering their previous year’s record.
Steele also hosted a live chat on his Facebook page. He took several Georgia questions, starting with this one:
on AbrilPhil Steele: so uhhhhh, GEORGIA FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Should be a good year to be a Bulldog fan. Richt does best when expectations are low. They have my #1 rated Oline, improved D and solid Spec Teams.
That was followed by this exchange:
Taylor MastersPhil Steele: UGA UT score prediction?Georgia 34 Tennessee 17
The Georgia-Florida game got a prediction request as well.
Taylor MastersPhil Steele: Do you see another blowout in the UGA UF game?No, down to the wire decided by a FG.
That certainly beats the last two years’ blowouts. Here’s the last Q & A:
Jon AbrilPhil Steele: Phil, love your magazine,what do u think of UGA’s qb situation, aaron murray was the 2nd qb overall coming out of HS a few years back behind barkley, do you think he can come in as a true sophomore and lead our offense which should be stout this year, #1 ol in the sec, aj green, and our TE situation is looking solid, not to mention our running backs! do u think our offense will be dynamic enough to win the east?I project them 2nd but only a 3 pt dog to Florida so that is the key to the SEC East title.