He’s behind a paywall at The Athletic, so I’m not gonna ruin the party with a lengthy cut and paste, but one point in Seth Emerson’s piece today about the state of Georgia’s program bears repeating.
Biggest on-field question
The measure of how good things have become for Georgia is how hard it is to answer this question.
There’s no such thing as a perfect team, of course, so there are some answers — Seth mentions depth on the d-line and secondary and punter (!) as examples — but the reality is that none of them appear to be season-threatening at this point. (Especially given Georgia’s schedule, when you compare Georgia’s issues with those of every opponent it’ll face.)
When’s the last preseason time, if any, we could honestly feel that way about a Georgia roster? Maybe going into 2008, at least before we got a real flavor for the genius of Willie Martinez? The 2004 team? I think the 2002 season kind of snuck up on us, so I’m not sure I would count that one. There’s always Jim Donnan’s “I’ve waited fifty-five years” 2000 squad, I guess. (That’s a joke, son.)