Well Spring Practice is over and the long grueling march towards September begins. G Day wrapped up everything in a nice little bow for the Georgia Bulldogs.
- Lots of scoring but as Marc Weiszer tells us, nothing to worry about defensively.
- By all accounts the Running Backs have had a nice spring. Yesterday confirmed that as Ken Malcome got the start and looked good gaining 32 yards on 8 carries. His Touchdown run was legit SEC stuff. Isaiah Crowell looked good too. Even though he was doing it against the reserves I thought Richard Samuel looked rather beastly in his second half performance at running back.
- The offensive line still has some work to do as expected. However I thought the #1 unit held their own against the #1 defense.
- Special teams are probably the hardest thing to judge during the spring and not much to report from G Day other than we need a real punter. Miss you already Drew!
Really not too much to day other than that. The first team defense looks like a legitimate championship unit and Aaron Murray looked confident.
Only 19 more Saturdays without football you guys.
Georgia takes on Mississippi St at High Noon on Saturday. Here is all the info you need about the Dawgs vs The Other Dogs
Jody at View From 336 has his weekly in depth preview up at View from 336.
The Leather Helmet Blog brings you a Q&A with Miss St blogger All Things Maroon.
And The Leather Helmet Blog returns the favor answering some questions as well.
Brandon Marcello of the Jackson Clarion Ledger has some thoughts on the game from Dan Mullen.
The Georgia Sports Blog poses three questions for the Mississippi State game.
Seth Emerson explores some of Georgia’s hard feelings after last year’s loss to the Other Dogs in Starkville.
For Whom the Cowbell tolls talks with Dawg Sports about the upcoming game on their radio show.
My thoughts on the upcoming game:
-Georgia needs to keep up the good work on defense and shore up the edges. Ole Miss wasn’t good enough to get to the edge but Boise and South Carolina abused the Dawg D when they popped runs to the outside. Dan Mullen is a crafty coach and good at exploiting a defense’s weaknesses. It is also worth noting that Mullen is pretty familiar with the Georgia defensive personnel from his time at Florida.
- Georgia has to avoid giving up big plays in special teams and for the love of all that is holy, The Dawgs have to watch out for the misdirection and trick plays.
- Lots of Isiah Crowell and more Crowell. That is more Crowell not more cowbell.
- Freshman phenom Malcom Mitchell has stepped up, but he needs some of his fellow receivers to step up as well. Looking at you Tavarres King.
- The pass protection has to get more consistent, Murray is still getting too much heat too often.
- Keep the Tight Ends involved in the passing game (Yes I say this every week).
- Georgia seems to be close to getting that big defensive turnover that results in a quick six, this would be a great week to get one.
- The early SEC kickoffs tend to favor the road team. I hope the crowd can can get in to it and create some energy for the team. Georgia can not afford to start slow and give Miss St a lead, Mullen is great at playing keep away by extending drives and going for it on 4th down. The real Dawgs have to start fast.
See y’all at High Noon Between the Hedges. Cheers.