Paul Myerberg starts out with a photo of Erk (“It’s unfortunate that Russell isn’t more popular on a national level, as he’s one of the real legends of this game.”) and goes up from there.
One funky bit of trivia:
… Only once under Mark Richt has Georgia not committed a single turnover in a game yet lost. It happened last November in Auburn, when the Bulldogs fared moderately well offensively, scoring 31 points, yet were not able to put the clamps down on the soon-to-be national champs. Prior to that game, Georgia had been a perfect 23-0 under Richt when not committing a turnover.
What I like so much about his piece is how it captures my sense of ambiguity about the program’s 2011 future. He ranks the Dawgs 26th, yet sees them as a team that should be poised to win ten regular season games and garner attention nationally. It’s a team that could run the table going into the SECCG if things break right… or lose six games for the second year in a row.
… There’s no reason why the Bulldogs can’t even make noise on the national stage; there’s just one caveat: we’ve said the same of Georgia over the last two years only to be disappointed, so I think the safest bet is to sit back and wait for signs of life from a program once full of vim and vigor, now desperately searching for a spark. To keep that metaphor going, Georgia’s sitting on a bed of coals — the talent, the hunger, the schedule — and needs only someone, or something, to light the match. I think the Bulldogs will find a spark from a new-look defensive front, which could be very good, and a secondary that ranks among the top half of the SEC. So what’s holding Georgia back?
That’s it in a nutshell, isn’t it?