Todd Gurley knows what’s coming today.
“We start off with the run mostly every game,” Gurley said. “We try to get it going, get the line good confidence. If you start off running, it just makes them feel good and then keep moving on and on.”
This should make David Andrews feel especially good: Ole Miss freshman nose tackle Issac Gross is 6-1 and 254 pounds.
But that’s not the only reason Georgia wants to establish the run today.
That seems especially important, given the status of Ole Miss’ secondary.
Ole Miss will likely be without starter Senquez Golson (concussion) today, as well as top backup Wesley Pendleton (ankle sprain). That leaves Ole Miss looking at three reserves, including Dehendert Collins (converted this week to corner from huskie) and freshman Anthony Standifer. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said Thursday afternoon he did not know who would start opposite Charles Sawyer.
You may remember Wommack, by the way. He was Georgia Tech’s defensive coordinator in 2009, when the Dawgs went into Atlanta and upset the then #7 Jackets behind 339 yards of rushing. Bobo should be in a comfort zone today.
I’ve seen plenty of pre-game analysis that focuses on Georgia needing to be worried about Mississippi’s offense. It seems to me that the opposite should be an even bigger concern for the Rebel Black Bears.