Andrea Adelson moved from the Orlando Sentinel to ESPN. It looks like she took her high regard for the Georgia program with her.
In the preseason last year she picked the Dawgs as the 64th best team in the country, citing the schedule, the new quarterback and the change on defense as weak spots. She whiffed on Murray, was right on the defense and was arguably saved by the Green suspension.
Andrea, do you think Boise will beat Georgia and TCU and go to the National Championship
Andrea Adelson(2:07 PM)
Cory, I do not see a national championship appearance for Boise State this year, but I do think the Broncos win those two games. I am still undecided on whether they will go undefeated. There is a real chance they are going to lose one along the way, though, either to San Diego State, Air Force or Tulsa. I think the AFA and Tulsa might seem hard to believe because it is on the blue turf, but these are teams that are going to be solid this season.
When you see Tulsa at home as a bigger threat than Georgia in Atlanta, that’s pretty much an endorsement of mediocrity. Even though this year’s problem just happened to Georgia.
Andrea, I think this game will be just as HYPED as last years with VT, simply because as you said its against the SEC and UGA will be out to prove that last years 6-7 record was a fluke-ish season! I think we have the best schedule we’ve had in years to really turn things around and vie for the East Conf Title. Go Dawgs!
Andrea Adelson(2:15 PM)
You also asked about the self-imposed sanctions, 3 fewer practices for Boise State before UGA. I think this could have an impact because all those preseason practices are important, especially the ones in pads when players get used to tackling again. Big blow for UGA losing Ealey it seems. Not much depth at RB and now having to rely on Crowell to come in right away.
So how bad is Georgia’s season gonna be? Andrea guesses it’s going to be pretty damned bad.
Who do you like to win the SEC East this year? And will Mark Richt get fired by season’s end?
Andrea Adelson(2:42 PM)
Veering off non-AQs but I will accept … South Carolina and I have no idea. My guess is … yes.
If she gets bailed out with another jersey sale suspension before the season starts, I’m not going to be a happy camper.