Danielson on Georgia, the spread

Not surprisingly, it all comes down to one player for Gary:

5. Georgia’s Aaron Murray is a bigger key to his team’s success than any other quarterback in the SEC.

“Georgia is pretty talented on defense, and when you’re that strong in the front seven you always have a chance. I think the move of [wide receiver] Malcolm Mitchell [to cornerback] is a tremendous move. I was not a fan of [dismissed running back] Isaiah Crowell. I thought he was a soft player. They will be fine at running back.

“The key to Georgia’s season is going to be the play of Murray. He runs hot and cold. Can he put together one of those seasons that allow the coaches to depend on him? If Murray [a junior] gives a senior year-type performance, then Georgia has the type of schedule that allows them to have a very good year. That second game at Missouri [on Sept. 8] is the one I’m watching.”

The man does love his quarterbacks.  But I see he’s still hung up on the spread offense.

On Auburn, switching from the spread offense to a power running game under new OC Scott Loeffler: “Auburn continues the trend of teams realizing that if they are going to recruit the elite athlete, they must show they can get them ready for the pros. You can’t depend on having a Cam Newton every year. To play that way, you have to be willing to punt a few times and trust your defense. You have to make sure your quarterback doesn’t beat you. It’s a totally different mindset.”

About recruiting those elite athletes – ol’ Gare’ might want to check out the SEC recruiting rankings.  TAMU is more than holding its own.


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4 responses to “Danielson on Georgia, the spread

  1. eastbamadawg

    My Favorite Comment: I was not a fan of [dismissed running back] Isaiah Crowell. I thought he was a soft player.


  2. Macallanlover

    Anyone who thinks TAMU will not bring SEC quality athletes knows little about Texas HS football, and the traditions of their program. They may lose some athletes to UT for other reasons but they are still a very attractive program to many of the players in the best HS football state in the US. Coaching issues have hurt them over the past decade but adding the SEC as a draw can make TAMU competitive with the upper echelon of the SEC in just a few years, imo.

    I know he has taken some flack around the South since joining CBS but I really like his analysis of CFB. He is the 2nd best color man to me, and far ahead of any columnist I have read, who seem to get the most attention from fans. Unfortunately, he is dead-on about IC, and I suspect his opinion is shared by the NFL scouts.


  3. I know people bash on Danielson in this blog, but at least the guy puts effort into learning the x’s and o’s and doesn’t get caught up in side story TV storyline dribble as much.


  4. BenG

    “The thing I like about Danielson is that he has a little edge to him. He doesn’t conform to conventional wisdom…”

    — Tony Barnhart, a.k.a. Mr. Conventional Wisdom