I keep saying it, but Athlon’s lost a few miles off its anonymous opposing coaches’ fastball since Tuberville left the SEC. This is all the cattiness they can muster about this year’s Georgia team:
“They’re consistent, they’re talented, but they’re still figuring out how to be elite. Defensively they don’t throw as much at you as Alabama. I think a Georgia defense is more about making decisions and executing than throwing a lot of scheme at you, and they make great decisions.
“They have great edge play, guys who are true game-wreckers. Even more than Bama, you find yourself having to address their front and making concessions. In terms of pure physical talent, you’re always having to bring a back or a tight end in, you end up doing things to move away from what you want. They’re great at taking away what an OC wants to do the most.”
“Offensively they’re sort of adrift. What are they trying to do? Last year it was really muddy, and I think a lot of that had to do with betting on Jamie Newman, losing him, and then adjusting to JT Daniels in-season.”
“I think it’s fair to say they know they need to evolve, but they haven’t found the right way to do it. Having consistency and a returning QB is a good start, but they can’t get too conservative.”
“This is a roster better than anyone in the country except for Bama and maybe Clemson. They’re turning over most of their secondary and will probably be fine. They just have to embrace the future with their offense and they could win it all.”
I can read nastier shit than that on a Gator message board. Hell, there have been times I can read worse than that here.