It’s looks like we’re in store for a nice day, weatherwise, in Athens. I’ve headed out the door. I think I’ll let Ed Gunther sum up my feelings this morning:
The gut is screaming to go with the Bulldogs on this one. Thinking rationally, the Gamecocks have the better running game, can adjust better, and probably have a psychological edge here. But damn, why does the gut say the Dawgs just need this one more? I hate that. Argh.
The Call: Georgia by 6
Then there’s this from Chris Brown.
… By all rational measures, South Carolina should roll Georgia en route to a big season.
But when your team is coached by Steve Spurrier and quarterbacked by Stephen Garcia, rationality has to go out the window. Carolina is usually good for a shocking loss, and a reeling Georgia squad looks to me like they could be the ones to do it: They do have talent all over and sophomore Aaron Murray is quickly developing into an elite quarterback. I expect Georgia to get up early on some USC mistakes and to hold the Gamecocks off despite a late rally, and the tide of anti-Richt sentiment to be stemmed for, well, for another week.
If you’re a Georgia fan right now, there’s no such thing as an ugly win. I’ll take it any way it comes.