How many Georgia fans do you figure share his optimistic take on the offensive line?
Let me just say that if turns out that Georgia indeed has one of college football’s ten best o-lines this season, I could get used to that.
Chock full of preseason goodness.
Do I need to tell you what to do here? I didn’t think so.
A few tasty morsels I scrounged up for your morning enjoyment:
Anthony Dasher does a Q&A with Phil Steele, who is more benign about the Georgia quarterback situation than most of us are.
UGASports.com: Just right off the bat, does the addition of Greyson Lambert in any way affect the way you feel about Georgia’s offense?
Steele: “No, when I looked at Georgia I saw Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta and thought both where capable of enough quarterbacks to handle the job. Lambert did a decent job at Virginia, brings some experience. He is a big guy with a strong arm but I’m comfortable whether it’s Ramsey, Bauta or Lambert. They are all pretty much the same and whoever wins the job I think will be pretty close as productive as (Hutson) Mason was last year.”
UGASports.com: When you have quarterback uncertainty like at Georgia, how difficult does that make your job when you’re breaking down a team and ultimately predicting how their season is going to go?
Steele: “In this case, the quarterbacks are all pretty similar in my mind. I know that Bauta is a little more mobile but all are highly-touted guys, very highly touted guys out of high school, they all have good size, they all have the arm strength, they have decent mobility so that didn’t make it that tough at all. I think sometimes if you had a quarterback where No. 1, was a true pocket passer and another one who was a pure option-running quarterback competing for the job it would be a little more difficult but this one wasn’t too difficult. I like the supporting cast the new quarterback will have.”
Alrighty then. I guess I can get back to fretting about whether this year’s defense can stop the run.
If you don’t want to lay out the money for the mag…
The good news is the PDF is easier to read than the mag print.
(And, yes, before anyone gets bent out of shape, I know Jacob Park is gone. So does Steele – he usually prints an update on comings and goings at his blog before summer’s end.)
Quick now – no fair looking it up – what’s Georgia’s record over its last thirteen home conference games?
Into 2015, the Bulldogs are 12-1 in SEC HGs incl 4 straight wins (loss to Mizzou in ’13).
How many of you got that one right?