I am therefore not interested in Derek Mason saying that Alabama is the better team because we get to play Alabama 2017 and over time we have played Alabama as well if not better than any other program in their history.
We have a legitimate shot at beating Alabama and Alabama knows that.
I certainly do.
I think if Seth Emerson asked Derek Mason does Georgia have a shot at beating Alabama 2017 in The SEC Championship that he would say that of all the teams he has seen Georgia is the one team he WOULD give a shot at beating Alabama 2017.
Will we ?
Well we should. But we have much improvement to do to do so.
Our Passing Offense for example has to improve beyond their ability right now with this OC calling only running plays with a smaller OL than we should have been playing so far.
We have to fix our penalties # 99 in the nation in penalties 2017.
We have to fix our punt returns at just # 60 in the nation in punt returns. We are BETTER than that.
We are # 82 kick-off return defense.
And yeah Derek Mason is right that we don’t get enough pressure on opponents’ quarterbacks and though we haven’t played many good passing quarterbacks 2017 and really will not, we really have given-up a lot of passes against us at # 38 red zone defense.
But we also have a lot of strengths like all these running backs who are collectively better than Alabama.
Like two really good quarterbacks both of whom are better than any quarterback Alabama has though they do have a dual-threat QB we really lack until next year.
And although Kirby loses 20 guys after this season who all 20 have started here for Kirby, we really don’t have the kind of recruiting class 2018 we should have at this point. But that SHOULD change given all these openings.
We have much work to do to become a great football team and playing stinking lousy disgraced 3-3 Florida 2 weeks from now is not going to change THAT.
# 99 penalties –
# 39 first downs offense –
# 82 kick-off return defense –
# 111 Passing Offense –
# 60 punt returns –
# 38 red zone defense –
I would have had D’Andre Swift back there returning kick-offs and punts frankly all season and would be doing that right now.
I would have been playing different offensive linemen every game.
I think Kirby mishandled going for 2 up 25 points and not giving Jacob Eason a single snap last week up 25 points. That is 3 TD and a field goal. Actually more than 3 TD and a field goal. Kirby has a long way to go to be Nick Saban.
I don’t need Derek Mason to tell me that Vanderbilt’s coach.
I wish we were not redshirting players 2017 who could help us 2017 like there is some season coming-up which has a better chance for us to shine than this one.
2018 can not be a better shot than 2017 not losing 20 whom Kirby has STARTED here at UGA after this season coupled with the rather poor recruiting class 2018 so far that has to significantly get better to replace all this talent we do lose after this 2017 season.
We are not as well coached as Alabama.