So, one thing that suddenly struck me after watching the national championship replay for the umpteenth time was the absence of a name during Georgia’s fourth quarter scoring spree. No, I’m not talking about Metchie or Williams.
I’m talking about Will Anderson.
Dial up the clip of the game to about the 2:19 mark and watch the line play on Georgia’s two offensive scoring drives. Both tackles stone Anderson, repeatedly. Monken makes more of an effort to run plays away from Anderson’s side of the field (much like he did in the Michigan game). And the only time the announcers mention Anderson’s name is to remark that he could have been called for a late hit on Bennett. He’s pretty much a non-entity.
It’s a stunning turnaround from the start of the game, when he appeared to be shutting down Georgia’s offense on his own. It’s also a big reason why Georgia managed to score more touchdowns over a six-minute stretch than ‘Bama did during the entire game, with or without Williams.
By the way, in case you forgot, both Jones and McClendon are back this season.