This week, in beat writer exchanges

Can Georgia run on Kentucky?  The short and sweet answer from a UK beat writer:

Defensively, Kentucky has been really vulnerable to the run (94th nationally), but much better against the pass (14th nationally). That lines up with Georgia, which is outstanding running the ball but not very prolific passing it. If Georgia decides it’s going to just hand the ball to Nick Chubb and make Kentucky stop him, can the Wildcats do that enough to make the Bulldogs go to the air?

Tucker: Nope.

Okay, then.

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26 responses to “This week, in beat writer exchanges

  1. William

    I’ve had plenty to fret over with this game, but I’ll admit……….that made me smile. Now, back to worrying.

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  2. paul

    After reading your previous two posts the morning was not shaping up nicely. Thanks for this one.

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  3. NCDAWG

    I think something similar was said prior to FL and look where that got us.
    Please don’t let the players read your blog today. They might “underestimate” UK.

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  4. Watching UK against MIss State, their tackling looked pretty awful. I am looking for some big runs from Chubb.

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  5. Macallanlover

    If Michel is back tomorrow, the KY defense will really be frustrated. He is so smooth and explosive, the combination of he and Chubb for 2 more years is very exciting.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      What has it been …6 weeks? If he comes back this season it will be nothing short of amazing to me. I broke mine when a rambler station wagon ran a stop sign and separated me from the motorcycle I was riding. That’s painful stuff. i wouldn’t use a fork with that arm for 6 weeks. I just can’t imagine meeting a linebacker in the hole with that shoulder. Makes me tear up thinking about it. Yikes!
      I never really found out what happened to Andrews did he twist his ankle or get kicked in the calf and stepped on?

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      • Win first and foremost but we really need to regain some momentum and confidence tomorrow. Win tomorrow and the auburn game might be one to leave the women and chirruns at home. Lotta angst building for that one.

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      • Sprained ankle, I understand.
        ~~~

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      • On Andrews…I’ve thought all along that It was his knee. The radio guys(Howard, Dowdle) reported knee during the game and I saw them working on his knee during the game. Scott Howard even reported that they equipped his knee brace with a knee brace. Lol! Now I’m reading about ankles and such so I don’t know. The way he was moving when he came back screamed knee to me. What I say certainly isn’t the Gospel, though.

        On the moto thing….I got my shoulder/arm, among other things, busted up good at Road Atlanta back In ’08 and it really bothered me up until last year when they replaced my entire cobbled together clavicle. So far, so good. Hell of a rehab, though. Almost made me wish I hasn’t done it. Been riding of some kind since I was 6 and only had one accident on the road and that was only because I was playing in the mountains, went a little wide, and got into some damp fall leaves on the shoulder of the road. I’m definitely more fearful of other drivers, though.

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  6. I fully expect the defense to re-bound because Jeremy Pruitt is too ambitious to let it whither. The offense, I think, is a different question and more or less depends upon how healthy Andrews is going into Saturday. It appears he’s the real offensive MVP.

    I think it’s interesting that going into the year, we pretty much knew it would be unlikely we’d grow a championship defense with a new staff and all the departures. We also knew we were downgrading at QB (although I’ll admit, I expected HM to be much better than he’s been). We hoped we’d have the receiving corps back at full strength by, well, before now(?) All we knew is that we had Gurley. And it turns out we didn’t know that, either.

    We’re 6-2. Still alive for Atlanta – and please save the backing-in comments because if we beat a damn good Auburn team we earned that shit – and, well, given all the unknowns coming in, that’s not all bad.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Dawgs pull it together and win in Lexington like they did in CoMo and Little Rock, then taking a big dump on Auburn’s dreams and ambition.

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    • Macallanlover

      Good post. The 2 losses have made us lose the perspective about this team and all the questions surrounding it. Winning tomorrow will set up a very tough opportunity for next Saturday, but one where we will have a chance at beating the third ranked team in the country. Have serious concerns about us doing that but, man, will Sanford ever be electric…which means it is doable. 8-2 at that point, with all we have been through, would be something to appreciate, not pick holes in. In August I thought 9-3 most likely, with 8-4 and 10-2 being very possible. We are in that range now but there are some good things developing for UGA football from the performance of some young players and the class that looks to be coming onboard. Just go 1-0 this week.

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      • paul

        So think about this. Let’s assume the best outcome for us. We win out, including an impressive win against Auburn. Missouri loses another game so we’re in the SEC Championship. We beat Mississippi State. Guess what? It’s very unlikely Georgia gets into the final four even as SEC champ. We have two losses to two very bad teams. Mississippi State on the other hand, the team we just beat, is likely to get in. They’re a very good one loss team. You think the venting we’ve seen this week is unprecedented? Wait until something like this happens. Sooner or later it will. Maybe not to us, but to someone.

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        • PatinDC

          SEC Champ will get in.

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          • Turd Ferguson

            Not if it’s us.

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          • That’s what folks keep saying. Lol

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          • paul

            More importantly the selection committee keeps saying it will take strength of schedule and quality wins into consideration. And while conference championships will mean something they still have five conference champions and four slots. So it’s not a far stretch to think the champion with the most losses, especially a champion with two losses to two very bad teams will not get in. Add in the general SEC backlash that seems to have permeated college football the last couple of years and the committee comes out ahead in the court of public opinion by leaving us out. You know they want to make sure folks are happy with the new process. Leaving out two loss SEC champ Georgia would endear the committee to huge swaths of college football fans, including quite a few folks in the SEC.

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        • Well, so far, your replies to this hypothetical have fared far better than what I got. Lol!

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          • Nate Dawg

            As far fetched as UGA only having 2 losses & making Atl is…you guys sure do have more faith in the officiating than I do. A 2 loss Dawg team vs no-loss SECW team in Alanner? Isn’t that outcome set?

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            • Anything can happen with people voting on it instead of having It decided on the field. I have zero faith in anyone related to the NCAA. Even, as Dave Chappel calls her, Cunnilingus Rice.

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            • As for the refs… I’m partially in the conspiracy camp that has expected us to have to beat the refs In every SEC game since Trinton Sturdivant danced the jig In the Gator Bowl endzone.

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        • Macallanlover

          While that is certainly a realistic possibility (beating KY today, AU at home, and Miss State who has already struggled with Arky and KY this year) that would be a real bitch for the Committee who has said conference champions are a weighted factor. No one knows the exact weight, I don’t think they have a specific amount specified, and will not know until the title games are played on Dec. 6. It is their worst nightmare, especially in their first year striving for credibility. Another reason for the 8 team playoffs, all conference titles should be rewarded with a spot, that puts the conference back as everyone’s top goal at the beginning of the season and everyone else digging for the other three spots.

          I have said before, UGA doesn’t have a championship team this year, but we are good enough to play anyone on a given day, the NC isn’t about who is the best, it is about having a legit champion that beats other champions, and highly rated teams. BTW, I don’t think MSU goes undefeated until Atlanta and no one team in America seems unbeatable.

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  7. I am going to be at this game tomorrow. I’ll be in a box full of UK fans. The only UGA fans will be me and a friend I’m bringing with me.

    If we run all over them, it will be a fun, quiet day.

    If we spit the bit (horse humor, ya know, because its Lexington), it will be miserable. Especially since the other friend I am going with is the one driving, and he’s a UK fan. So there won’t be any leaving early…

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    • Macallanlover

      Wish you better luck than I had the last time I went to Lexington and was a guest in a KY suite there; it was the time they beat us with Stafford and tore the damn goal posts down. First time I had ever seen that in person, sorry it happened but it was pretty interesting to see a scene like that up close.

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