Andy Staples ($$), bringing this morning’s Dawg porn:
… I think we’ll see that the way Georgia has recruited the past few years has allowed the Bulldogs to reload the way Alabama has under Nick Saban. This was always Saban’s fear, that someone would be able to fully tap the recruiting potential in Athens. Smart is that person…
In short, the offense will not have to carry Georgia. While the Bulldogs may not be historically dominant on that side of the ball for a second consecutive season, they’ll be good enough to beat up on most of their schedule. The offense will be different but could wind up being better than the 2021 version. Adding Arik Gilbert as either a tight end or a huge receiver — it’s really semantics at this point — means Georgia will be stressing defenses built smaller to deal with spread offenses. Sophomore tight end Brock Bowers likely will be the featured weapon in the passing game, and despite months of rumors, jumbo tight end Darnell Washington remains on the roster. This means Georgia is going to be throwing formations at defenses that they aren’t accustomed to seeing, and those formations are just as conducive to opening holes in the run game as they are creating mismatches in the pass game.
No one else in the SEC East has Georgia’s talent, and with Auburn down, no one on Georgia’s SEC schedule is on the same tier as the Bulldogs in terms of depth. The most complete roster Georgia will face in 2022 belongs to season-opener opponent Oregon.
Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, peeps.