I’m getting ready to head out the door for my fair share of beer, fried chicken, perfect weather and a great game.
I respect the hell out of today’s opponent, but Georgia’s an awfully hard team to beat when it’s clicking on all cylinders. That, of course, is the question: can Georgia stay out of its own way enough to win?
I remember thinking during the ’09 season that it seemed like the team calibrated its turnovers to find the sweet spot where it could turn the ball over just enough to still get the win. (Alas, it wasn’t very good at it.) I sort of feel the same way about the costly mistakes this year. They gave ten points to Clemson and lost. Seven points to South Carolina and won. Fourteen points to North Texas and won. Now, LSU ain’t North Texas, but, to counter some of LSU’s good impression, Georgia ain’t Auburn, either.
A South Carolina level of focus and intensity today, and I think the Dawgs win, and can even survive a mistake. Much less than that, and they’d better keep their act together if they want to go to 3-1. Here’s hoping.