… and isn’t as pessimistic about the Dawgs’ chances as I am.
“If I was Gus Malzahn, I’d want to play ten other teams in the SEC rather than Georgia this week,” Danielson said. “I don’t like the fact that Kirby Smart has faced me in big-time pressure games before, I think he is very attuned how to attack the Auburn offense. If you look at Georgia’s defense, they’re really coming on with a lot of young athletes on the defensive line. I think they tackle well at linebacker and it should be a really tough game.”
It’s not just the defense he likes, either.
Danielson likes the development of Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason and running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
“I like the fact that maybe we can’t run the ball on them all day … but he can strike any part of the field at any time and should keep that secondary from Auburn from sniffing around,” Danielson said. “I think this would be a tremendous victory for Auburn if they can do it, and I know that Kirby Smart will have his team ready for this game.”
One positive, I suppose, is that, while Sean White leads the conference in passer rating, he’s not exactly going to scare you in the running game, which is an area where the last two Auburn quarterbacks who beat Georgia were more than capable. (He’s also a little banged up coming into this week’s game.) Not sure that makes me feel as confident about Georgia’s defense as Danielson sounds, though.