You can make the case either way.
Not great, Bob. The offense looked completely out of sync. The o-line couldn’t get out of its own way and the quarterback was the epitome of the proverbial deer caught in the headlights. The defense, while playing better than the offense, gave up a touchdown on a busted coverage.
While things did stabilize come the second half, it’s not crazy to believe right now that Georgia has some real issues on the offensive side of the ball that need fixing if this team is going to win its fourth straight division title.
That all being said, it was the first game coming out of an abbreviated practice schedule, with a new quarterback and a new offensive coordinator. There were always going to be kinks that needed to be worked out; it’s just that more of those will have to be addressed in live play rather than practice.
Before you dismiss that, warts and all, based on the level of opposition, let me be the first to remind you that the bottom of this conference is as weak as it’s been for a while. Texas A&M, playing at home, struggled with a Vanderbilt team that Bill Connelly projected to lose every game on its schedule by at least 17 points. Missouri and Ole Miss are playing with rosters that have been crippled by NCAA sanctions. (Mizzou had a COVID bonus on top of that, too, yesterday, with 12 players out.)
The point here is that Georgia isn’t exactly alone in needing to improve. Is there a reason to believe the coaching and talent are less up to the task than the other programs in the conference?