“Ralph Webb is still Ralph Webb.”

Kirby Smart has to go full “best long snappah in the conference” mode… about Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher.

“There’s nothing that I can say as far as seeing him struggling,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “I know this — he runs with a lot of power for a smaller back. I saw him run over a safety from Florida, and he did the same to Ronnie Harrison from Alabama. He plays with more power than people give him credit for. He is extremely elusive. He is dangerous out of the backfield, and they do a good job of getting him the ball in the passing game.

“He’s one of the most electric players in our conference, and that’s evidenced by his statistics. He’s the leading rusher in their history.”

Not a good look.

Meanwhile, Derek Mason is having to resort to slogans.

“Part of it is the inexperience of the front and the lack of continuity,” fourth-year Commodores coach Derek Mason said. “They all have to anchor down and take some ownership of it. Running backs and linemen go hand in hand, and it’s about accountability all the way around. I think our backs are running decent, but not necessarily hard all the time.

“We need more all across the board, and it starts with those two groups if we want the run game to be what it needs to be.”

Booch couldn’t have said it any better.

I respect the job Kyle Shurmur’s done throwing the ball, but if Vandy can’t get its run game going Saturday, how is Vanderbilt going to score enough on a Georgia defense that’s giving up less than ten points a game to win?


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13 responses to ““Ralph Webb is still Ralph Webb.”

  1. 81Dog

    Derek Mason has Vandy workin’ hard to git butter. Or, maybe, since it’s Vandy, he has them attempting to maximize their preparations, in order to achieve maximum improvement.

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  2. Macallanlover

    Short answer Senator, they aren’t. This is another team that I don’t see getting to double digits unless we give them points via turnovers, and playing backups. We dominated them last year, and still lost Don’t see that happening again but I do hope we can run the ball on them this year just to prove we are better up front. 70 yards rushing…ugh.


    • Mayor

      “We dominated them last year and still lost.” Yes, exactly. If it happened last year it can happen again. We don’t need to overlook them. Again.


  3. dawgtired

    It’s funny. Last year I was ill every time I thought about the ‘impose our will’ thing. Now, I want us to. I would love to see us mix the O production until we have a comfortable lead and then just methodically demoralize them, rotating fresh legs with the run game. Also, I would like to see both QBs…I think.


  4. 92 grad

    Last Saturday I told a buddy of mine that I was nervous about the game but I truly didn’t see how T would score on our defense. I just said “I don’t see how they can score, at all”. I’m still thinking that way. The only way Vandy scores is if an individual player does something real special or they get us to bite on a trick play. I suppose Ralph is capable of both scenarios.


  5. Mason sees this ass kicking coming


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    It’ll be interesting to see Chaney and Beamer, and to a lesser extent Tucker, redeem themselves after last year’s Vandy debacle. I expect to see a lot of red in the stands. I’m tempted to drive up for the game too, as Nashville and Printers Alley is a fun trip. But that early start!


  7. Thorn Dawg

    As long as that lb Cunningham stays in the NFL, I like our chances. That guy was a one man wrecking crew last year.

    38-9 final.


  8. AusDawg85

    Dawgs 35 – 0