I’ll be heading out soon, so I just wanted to get a few things in before I go.
This game matters. A lot. Not because it has any bearing on the SEC or the playoff picture. But because this team needs to show itself and us that it’s heading in the right direction.
That all starts by being ready to play. Taking Georgia Tech seriously. We all mock the Jackets’ fan base, as well as Paul Johnson’s personality (or, perhaps more accurately, lack of one), but as tempting as it is to dismiss the triple option as a high school offense, the reality is that it’s effective. And if Georgia’s defense doesn’t come in ready to play sixty minutes of assignment football, it’s going to get run on.
I expect to see the same base defense we’ve seen since Auburn, and why not? It’s been largely successful with containment. That, plus limiting what Tech’s B-back does on the dive play, should keep things under control.
I don’t think Tech’s defense is going to have any better success stopping Georgia’s offense than any other team outside of Florida has this year. The front seven is small and the secondary is the weakest area of the team. That’s not a good combination. Let’s not forget, though, that Ted Roof has one solution for any problem, and that’s more blitzing.
Again, Georgia is all about controlling field position and winning turnover margin. If that happens today, Georgia covers easily. If not, it’ll be a fight.
It’s Senior Day and there are some kids who deserve our support. I’ll be there to give it.
Feel free to add your observations, praise and/or grousing in the comments.