Today’s the day Steele 2014 hits the newsstands. It’s also the day his Georgia preview hit his blog.
If you want the short version,
- QB play will be “solid”.
- OL will drop, but not as much as you’d think.
- Secondary could be “most improved in country” – although he wrote that before Matthews’ dismissal.
- Special teams will be top 30 nationally.
Now you’d think that would lead to a fair amount of bombast about Georgia’s chances, but all Steele can bring himself to say in summary is that “UGA is a legitimate contender in the SEC East.” Kinda knew that already, Phil.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Steele without some fun and obscure facts, and here are two he mentions: (1) Georgia has only lost one home opener since 1997 and (2) If Georgia beats Tennessee, it will be the first five game series streak for the Dawgs since 1924.
Also worth noting are Steele’s efficiency stats – yards per point for offense and defense. Georgia turned in its highest number on offense (lower is better) since 2008 and its lowest number on defense (higher is better) also since the 2008 season.