I am not going to rehash the events of last Saturday. We all know what happened, and it was a real tough pill to swallow. It was just one of those games that someone had to lose, and it was our day to lose. Sunday was awful for me, and I am sure it was hard for most Georgia fans. I couldn’t even watch one college football highlight, and Saturday night I ignored the Clemson game totally. It was all I could do to listen to the Bulldawg brunch Sunday morning. Thankfully, the Ryder cup was on TV to offer a wonderful distraction. But today is a new day, and I am over it. There is a lot to still be excited about this season, and I want to make sure our fans understand this to be true. Please allow me to expound on the positives of Saturday and Georgia’s outlook moving forward.
- The Team Showed Resilience– This team lost a bad one in Oxford two weeks ago. They were obviously able to put it behind them and focus on the future. They came out, and played a good game with drastic improvements in many areas
- Jacob Eason Keeps Growing– Yes he threw an interception, and he fumbled in the end zone. But quarterbacks throw interceptions especially freshman quarterbacks. But you know what he can do? He can make a big throw when everything is on the line. I am really excited to keep watching him.
- The Running Game Showed Up – I love Nick Chubb of course, but Sony Michel is a hell of a good football player. We need to make sure he gets the ball as much as possible. Maybe even put him in the slot as receiver from time to time.
- The Future is Bright at Running Back – We have the running backs. All we need to do is improve some on the line, and things we will be great in the Smart Era
- Tennessee is Not Great – They are currently the best team in the East, but they just aren’t that great. Regardless, several Tenn. fans have already acted arrogant to me this year. I find it funny because while they should be happy to be undefeated they have no reason to be so confident. I hope they keep Butch Jones awhile, and beating Georgia & Florida this year might ensure his job in Knoxville for few more years. Tennessee better soak it in this week because they are about to drop two SEC games in a row. I would love to see Tennessee go to SEC Championship with two losses because they will likely get a third loss in Atlanta. Besides once Dobbs departs they will be the third best team in the SEC East which would should be next year.
Lastly, I want all our fans to realize that Georgia can still have a fantastic year. No I don’t expect any championships, but I never did. And you shouldn’t have either. 10 Wins would be fantastic for a new staff with this team. It all starts this Saturday in Columbia, SC. If the Dawgs pull this one out Saturday night you better look out because they just might win out. Seriously, they could end up favored in every game moving forward. Not to bring up old stuff, but I predicted this to happen in my preseason prognostication blog (link included). Georgia doesn’t have any world beaters left on the schedule. South Carolina, Vandy, Kentucky, Auburn, GA Tech, and of course the loathsome Florida Gators. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think any of these teams are great. Not one damn team, and Georgia can beat every single one of them. Will they be hard games? Yes, of course! But they are winnable. And if Georgia can pull it off it would be a great year. It could even lead to a great bowl game. Especially, if they don’t have to go to the Georgia Dome and get beat by an SEC West team. We can let the “Hail Mary Heroes” of last Saturday enjoy themselves this year, and I sure hope they enjoy their trip to Tampa for the Outback Bowl. So keep your heads up Bulldog Fans, and try to remember the old saying, “No Pain, No Gain”. Go Dawgs!