Nooners mean early departures for Athens, which means you get my final thoughts sooner than later.
With all the angst and drama of the week, the game today seems almost anticlimactic… but I’m guessing the staff and team don’t feel that way.
It really shouldn’t be like that for us either, though. It’s not as if there aren’t things to discover today. I mean, when’s the last time Georgia entered its ninth game of a season where much of the fan base was wondering if the offense would score a touchdown and who would be tapped to start at quarterback? (For the record, I’ll say “yes” and “Brice Ramsey”.)
On paper, the game should be something of a snoozer. Kentucky, as I noted yesterday, is worse on both offense and defense than Georgia. It, too, has lost three of its last four games. It’s best offensive player, Boom Williams, isn’t expected to play. And Georgia is simply the more talented of the two teams.
But, as the cliché goes, they don’t play the game on paper, and the intangibles for this one are unnerving for the Dawgs. How will they react when that inevitable “oh, shit” moment comes? That hasn’t exactly been their strong suit over the last four games.
Maybe that means the real key to today is whether there’s a second quarter meltdown.
I hope Georgia wins and does so in a way that the players can feel good about it. If nothing else, they deserve that.
Fire away in the comments.