Clean Old Fashioned Hate. Here is all you need to know about the 2011 version:
The Senator questions those big ‘ol brains Tech folks are always bragging about.
Tyler at the Georgia Sports Blog airs a few grievances and sets some things straight for out friends on North Ave.
We check back in with Dawg Sports who serves up some secrets to beating the Jackets.
Tech will honor Larry Munson in a pre-game ceremony. A little class looks good on you Tech.
And then there’s Paul Johnson who sometimes forgets to stay classy.
Tech Blog From The Rumble Seat gives us graphs!
My thoughts on the game:
- Stop the “belly” run up the middle. If Tech is able to get some traction up the middle it opens up everything in their triple option attack. The belly play is what makes the triple option tick. Georgia has been stout against the run all year and of course Tech’s #2 rushing offense will give the Dawgs a stiff test. Georgia also has to stay disciplined as Tech will throw lots of mis-direction at you. Geathers, Jenkins, Tyson, and Jones will need to have a whale of a game.
- The Dawg defenders have to keep their cool. Tech will cut block, they will, it’s what they do. Georgia can’t afford to get frustrated and retaliate and get penalties or even ejections. Vandy cut blocked all night and we all remember what that led to. True cut blocking is legal, but defenders hate it when it happens.
- Tech special teams have been as bad as Georgia at times so that hidden yardage on special teams could factor in if either team can benefit from a big play. Georgia has cleaned up special teams since the Florida game and solid special teams play will be needed on The Flats.
- Hopefully the offense got the turnovers out of their system against Kentucky last week.
- Who will play running back? I think we will see both Crowell and Thomas. As we saw in 2009 it can be a sound strategy to run, run, run, and run some more to keep the triple option on the bench. Georgia had to throw to run against Kentucky. That probably won’t work against Tech as Al Groh will throw all sorts of pressure at Aaron Murray.
- I haven’t mentioned Orson Charles in a while so I will mention him now. Tech has had some trouble matching up against athletic Tight Ends this season. Orson had a big games last year against the Jackets so he will be a key to watch for in the passing game.
As you all know by now Larry Munson passed away last night at the age of 89. A lot has already been said about the legendary Munson so I don’t know if I can really add much to the conversation. For me Munson was how I got to know Georgia football. TV games were not a reglaur thing when I was growing up, so the majority of the games were radio only. I grew up getting to know the Dawgs through Munson mostly in my Dad’s truck as we rode around tiny Louisville, Ga taking care of whatver needed taken care of and listening to Munson on the radio as we did it. When there was a Georgia game on TV we did like so many others and muted the TV and turned on Munson.
There are of course numerous great calls in big moments and huge games, but Munson gave you the emotion even if it was a September game against some directional school. To me that is what set Munson apart; the emotion. You got the sense he was “in the game” just as much as the players on the field and when the game provided tense moments the feelings in the air were palpable as Munson literally groweld out “the picture” for his audience. He was a true character and I am sure he, Lewis Grizzard, and Erk Russell are sitting around a table somewhere telling stories and talking Georgia football.
RIP Larry Munson.