You guys know I’ve read Steele’s College Football Preview for years. He’s typically optimistic about Georgia’s chances, and even in down years is rarely downright negative. He’s not a harsh observer, in other words.
For some reason, the 2017 edition comes off a little differently, tone-wise. Take, for example, what he writes about the offensive line:
The Bulldogs have gone against the grain of my experience rankings each of the last 6 years with 4 veteran units having weaker numbers and the 2 inexperienced units improving… They lose 120 career starts and only return 45 but given the history of the position, the unit may post improved numbers. [Emphasis added.]
For Steele, that’s scathing sarcasm. Maybe he’s getting tired of the Dawgs defying his analysis.