Meme number one: been there, done that.
“Two years ago we lost, and still went to the SEC championship,” junior linebacker Amarlo Herrera said. “Last year we lost, went to the SEC championship. We’ve just gotta keep winning, like we always do.”
True ‘dat, but at the risk of sounding like Spurrier’s bitch, you had the schedule on your side those two years (plus SC’s inexplicable home loss to Auburn). You don’t have that luxury this season.
Meme number two: Josh Harvey-Clemons returns to save the day.
“It’s going to be great. Now we can have a true DB playing the nickel spot,” Swann said, noting that true freshman outside linebacker Leonard Floyd played that role in last Saturday’s loss to Clemson. “Leonard played that spot and he actually did pretty well. Now we can have a guy who can actually cover somebody and come in and fit in the run. I think that’s going to be key for us throughout the rest of the season.”
Well, we know JHC is the healthiest member of the secondary. So there’s that. It’s just that when I read all the enthusiastic stuff about him, like this,
Nonetheless, Grantham admits that Harvey-Clemons — who was named the Bulldogs’ defensive MVP at the end of spring practice — brings something to the defense that might have been lacking against Clemson. In particular, his coverage skills will allow Georgia to do even more with the nickel role than it asked Floyd to do in the opener.
“I think it gives you a little more flexibility at the nickel position because he’s really like a DB covering,” Grantham said. “Leonard’s very athletic and can do those things, but he’s more like a linebacker in his coverage skills, which is fine for a guy who’s going to be a 265-pound guy in a couple years. I think the coverage element’s a little different. ”
… all I can think is how nice it would have been to have him in at Clemson.