I’m not gonna lie to you. I don’t feel particularly optimistic about Georgia’s chances tomorrow. It’s the why that’s so part I’m having trouble putting my finger on. Yeah, it’s a road game, and, yeah, Ole Miss is ranked.
But the Rebels have a losing record and in the course of that have managed to blow two huge early leads. Games with Alabama tend to take their toll the following week and I can’t help but think the early start doesn’t help Ole Miss’ cause in that regard. There’s also the reality that Hugh Freeze is under immense pressure to win; if Ole Miss goes to 1-3, there’s very real chance this season gets away from him, maybe even to the point that the school goes proactive on its postseason as a sop to the ongoing NCAA investigation. In short, the intangibles don’t favor Ole Miss, either.
I suppose my knee jerk response is to see a talent advantage on the side of Freeze’s troops, but this Jeff Sentell post neatly skewers that perception, as well.
So why my gloom and doom? I don’t know, exactly. Any suggestions?