What did we learn after week 2.
The SEC really isn’t as bad as everyone thought after week one. Which I totally projected. Every SEC West team won its game, and every SEC team but one (Kentucky) won its game. That was only because they played Florida and one had to lose.
How is it shaping up? Arkansas might give a few teams a fight. They fought very hard and beat a very good TCU team on the road. If the Hogs can get past Texas A&M next week then they will start the season 5-0 before hosting Alabama.
It’s about to get real for Gus Malzon and Les Miles. Both Tigers are hoping to find lightening in a bottle and continue their winning ways after week 1 losses. Next week they will play each other and as a result will likely put the other out of Atlanta in December. That makes for a rough road being that it’s only September.
Alabama will have its first test this week traveling to Ole Miss. The Rebels have beaten the Tide the past two seasons and Nick Saban is an unforgiving sucker. I think the pressure of staying on top is getting to Saban. Did you see him go off on offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin last week? I’m actually shocked Lane is still around. Bama wins this week and they will cruise to Tennessee mid-October undefeated and with tons of swagger. Ole Miss is in a do or die the next two weeks. If they lose they will begin their highly optimistic season 1-2 and will host UGA next Saturday. A 1-3 start for the Rebels is possibly, and hopeful for some of us.
OK State got robbed Saturday. A last minute fluke touchdown by the Chippewa’s should have never happened according to the NCAA and its rules. Can you imagine if the Cowboys go undefeated the rest of the year? Whoa nelly.
If you watched college football you saw that a lot of scores for “cupcakes” and the big boys were very close. I think college football is leveling out and games are bound to be more fun as that happens. Why? I believe that a lot of kids are wanting to play right away and are going to these smaller schools to get the playing time. I also think that a lot of these kids that sign with big time programs transfer out for whatever reason and end up at these schools. Shoot, just look at Jax State. That entire team is SEC outcast.
I think this week the Bulldog Nation will find out how good, or bad its program is. Mizzu always has a tough defense. They also looked to spread the field and put up big numbers on offense. I think Georgia’s D is playing pretty well, and will only get better once Jonathan Ledbetter and Rico McGraw return. You may not know, but two of UGA’s starting 11 on defense have been out for the first two games. I’m still confused about the offense. The old saying is that a team with two quarterbacks doesn’t have one. I think Kirby needs to pick a horse and ride it out. If it’s Eason’s team then so be it. If its Lambert’s team I can deal with it.
Here are a few other things…
We have only 3 Seniors getting meaningful minutes on Defense…Mauger, Chuks, and Mo Smith-a Bama transfer.
We have 1 JR. DL, a couple sophs. and Freshman depth,
We have 3 inside backers of SEC quality in Carter, Patrick and Roquan.
On offense, we’re lucky to not be missing our top 3 backs..
Holyfield and Sony are just rounding into form and this week the pundits are beating up of all people Nick Chubb.
We have a UVA transfer and a True freshman QB battling it out..
Our best 2 WR’s-Godwin and McKenzie are undersized and can’t play more than 40 snaps because of blocking and being fragile..
Reggie Davis is a straight fly pattern guy who may or may not catch the ball..
After that, our WR’s are very average..
Our LT is a Rhode Island transfer.
Tight ends were supposedly a strength of the team, but Charlie Woerner is starting on a somewhat bum ankle..
Nauta is getting time at FB which could be a great addition to get your best players on the field.
We’re replacing our PK, Punter, LS and holder which is very rare for UGA..
Most folks didn’t notice Glenn Welch was the LS last week while Frix was out.
If UGA can get past Mizzu, the next two weeks (@Ole Miss, Tennessee) will most likely be the tell all of the 2016 season. It’s also most likely to give this old man a few more grey hairs and heart issues. I’m just thankful I got a good friend that works in the heart unit at Redmond Hospital to watch out for me.
Man, are there some GREAT games on the slate this weekend. Since the Dawgs travel out to the Midwest it looks like I’ll pop a squat in my recliner and cuddle up with my 2 year-old little girl and watch some football. With a top 10 matchup of FSU and Louisville, one of those teams will fall quickly behind in the ACC race. If the Buckeyes beat Oklahoma then the Sooners season is all but over early. Same thing for Notre Dame, a loss to Michigan will kill the Irish’s season and place Michigan in National Title talk.
As baseball winds down it sure is fun to watch the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Talk about a possible World Series that will draw record numbers. Here’s hoping it happens.
Looking at week 3, who’s in the playoffs? Alabama, Florida State, Houston, Ohio State.
After starting the season at .500 I improved that number week 2, no thanks to the bad call at OK State. Last week I went 6-4, bringing my season numbers to 11-9. Hey, only one way to go from here, right?
Texas over Cal
Stanford over USC
Ohio State over Oklahoma
Georgia over Mizzu
Michigan over Notre Dame
Florida State over Louisville
Oregon over Nebraska
LSU over Mississippi State
Texas AM over Auburn
Alabama over Ole Miss
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