When you’re talking about the Georgia-Alabama game, one thing you don’t want to think is that it’s just like the last two games those two have played.
It’s not a question of whether Georgia’s been man enough to take on Saban’s team. It’s whether the Dawgs have had enough gas in the tank to finish. So what are they focused on this week? Ask Jamaree Salyer ($$).
“Making sure we compete for four quarters — five quarters, even,” Salyer said, with a chuckle.
Or Eric Stokes.
“I’m just trying to go 1-0 every week,” Stokes said. “I see they are our next opponent, and we’ve just got to do our business.”
There may be reasons to think that mindset isn’t just cheap talk. For one thing, the setting is different. Neither team is facing the other in an elimination game. Instead, at least at this juncture in the season, both are looking like the class of their respective divisions and the loser stands a strong chance of making it to the SECCG.
Another reason may be more of a stretch on my part: Jim Chaney isn’t going to be calling plays for Georgia in Tuscaloosa. ‘Bama is a great team with what is at the moment the best offense in college football. If Georgia somehow finds itself with a fourth-quarter lead (again!), the last thing it needs to do is take its foot off the gas in the hope it can grind its way to the finish. Hopefully, Todd Monken will approach the situation with a more aggressive mindset.
What do y’all think?