“Hold your breath…hope for the best.”

If you can get past the occasional literary pretension — I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen the term “ousia” used in a college football blog post, or, for that matter, anywhere — there are some good breakdowns of Georgia’s offense, Georgia’s defense and how those units match up with their Alabama counterparts over at Roll Bama Roll worth a read to get a handle on how the other side thinks.

I’ll say this for those guys:  they’re not taking the results for granted.  That in itself tells you how far this Georgia program has come in a short time.


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20 responses to ““Hold your breath…hope for the best.”

  1. Tronan

    I occasionally visit RBR, including quite a few times over the last couple of weeks. It frequently exhibits an unbecoming arrogance (though it’s easy to understand why). That said, the contributors and many commenters do know their football. The fact they’re treating Georgia with respect and concern indeed does show how far the Dawgs have come under Smart.


    • DoubleDawg1318

      I agree. They are often very arrogant, but there are some exceptionally knowledgeable folks over there.


  2. Derek

    It just seems to me that they are relying on reputation and stats. These are mirror images of each other. The weakness in both teams is defending the outside deep ball. Whose better equipped to consistently threaten with that and open up the running lanes? I think it’s us.

    It seems to me that the game comes down to what is more effective in moving the chains especially on 3rd down: hurts feet or fromm’s arm?


  3. Greg

    In short…..Fromm is gonna have to have a good game (through the air) if we win this one….and probably special teams also. The two teams are almost built identical imo, only Bama may have a little more depth. It is like looking in a mirror. Thinks we are destined….Dawgs by 3.


  4. Damn Senator, I didn’t need to read that shit. I felt a quiet confidence before the Rose Bowl. Today I feel like I’m approaching Omaha Beach on a landing craft and the ramp is about to drop. Fuck it, full speed ahead.


  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Kirby as the padawan. I feel the Force at work. 🙂


  6. I’m so sick after the Rose experience I sold my tickets. The only good news is that they went to Dawgs!!!


  7. Timphd

    After reading that, I believe that if UGA wins, they will somehow give Saban credit for the win.


  8. Ben

    I’m in Crimson Tide country, and I have been for years. I listened to Eli Gold yesterday, and his arrogance is what you’d expect of the fanbase in general. At church this AM, though, I had on my Georgia vest and my beloved shouted “No!” when the preacher asked if the Tide would win another one tomorrow, and everyone was pretty good-natured after that.

    I think they know they’re in for a ballgame, and they haven’t crowed nearly as much as they have in the past. And we may not win, but I think we we’ve earned their respect, and that’s a good thing. If we win, though, I can promise you that I won’t be too humble from the pulpit next week.


  9. McTyre

    “The winner will assert itself at the point of attack and dominate the line of scrimmage.”
    One could argue that the notion that a team will “dominate” the LOS is one of the most overused takes on SECFB match-ups generally. Most SEC lines can offer a degree of resistance for stretches of a game if not for most of the game. Given the way we and Bama are constructed and have played in 2071, I rather doubt that either the OL or DL of either team will dominate the LOS. Bama’s DL may have the closest thing to an advantage going into the game, but I can see a long run from Michel or Swift erasing a series of run stuffs.


    • willypmd

      I read these as well. I was trying to find some objective measure of which offensive line vs defensive line match up was more cavort. Not sure if this informs anything or is just interesting, but…

      By playing Alabama we will have played against the 3 Joe Moore Award finalists (given to college footballs most outstanding offensive line) 4 times!

      Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame were the three finalists.

      We were named as an outstanding unit that was not a finalist for consistency and team work.

      Oklahoma was also named outstanding but not a finalist.

      Of the top 7 offensive lines named we were one of them and then played the other 6 5 times.

      That has to say something about our defense and hopefully our ability to match up with a Bama…

      Also prior to us, Bama has played one of the top 7 offensive lines: Auburn. They lost.

      Hope that makes everyone feel better, but more than anything, I Just thought it was interesting


      • Tim B

        I’m not sure they bring anything the dawgs haven’t seen. Maybe better at all positions in the defensive backfield than AU and maybe the hardest hitting team by a little (over AU) but then AU beat them pretty soundly. I think the key for them is throwing Fromm around on passing downs like AU did in the first game. If they can’t do that they we will score over 20 even if they bottle up the run and that may be enough to win.


      • DoubleDawg1318

        Reading this makes me feel a little better.


    • Good points, but I have to know: Do we win the NC in 2071?


  10. W Cobb Dawg

    It’s not “ousia”. I think it’s ‘ouija’, as in the board.


    • Cojones

      New word for me, but not worthy of the “occasional literary pretention” remark by Bluto. One of the things I enjoy here is the use of learned words without hesitation by many posters that are not supercilious and connote respect for the education level of the rest of our posters. That and our own lexicon make the trip here worthwhile sometimes.

      I have even “enjoyed” and taken to heart the usage criticisms of those English majors and educators who used to visit here, in fact, where have they been lately?


  11. Cojones

    Godwin was the only receiver mentioned and Wims, Mecole and others (Stanley, Ridley and TEs) weren’t even mentioned by one author (ole whistlebritches), demonstrating that he didn’t know shit about our O and it’s receivers. He did write comprehensively of our D players and capabilities in a separate article..

    Taylor never looked at spelling Wims’s name correctly and put an “h” in it several times (Whims) without attempting to be snarky, just ignorant. He covered our O more comprehensively than most, but the one misspelling makes you come away with the idea that he hasn’t followed us, but rather, has pieced together names and stats from the season.

    These were “ok” from an opponent’s viewpoint, although I’ll bet the “Bama coaches don’t look at them as containing any gems of wisdom and if their fans park on them, they won’t know shit about half our O. Ignorance be bliss, I guess.


  12. DoubleDawg1318

    I think Bama has a small advantage in their bruisingly efficient power game but we have more explosiveness. Hopefully we can explode enough times and hold on long enough against their power to win.


  13. Lou

    Reading that makes you want to prove that you can run on them.


  14. UGAIII

    Senator. You haven’t read bloggers bloviate tetrodotoxin or ousia? How ‘bout floccinaucinihilipilification? Or eleemosynary? Penn St fans would think you’re booooring.