Sunday, August 24, 2008

Georgia Bulldogs: Top Rated "D" and "O"

Our last post was about Coach Mark Richt being ranked in the Top 5 college coaches. Now we follow that up with Georgia's Top 3 defense and its Top 5 offense. Names such as Gino Atkins, Jeff Owens, Rennie Curran, Dannell Ellerbe, Reshad Jones and Asher Allen are reasons to expect that the Dawgs defense will be a dominating force in Georgia's season. There is experience , depth, and talent on that side of the ball for the Bulldogs. Of course the offense features two legitimate Heisman Trophy candidates in quarterback Matthew Stafford and tailback Knowshon Moreno. The receivers feature returning starter Mohamed Massaquoi and highly touted true freshman A.J. Green, along with a host of talent and depth as well. The offensive line has incurred a devastating loss in left tackle Trinton Sturdivant, but the unit as a whole is in much better shape to overcome such a setback than in recent years. Coaching, offense, and defense are three solid reasons expectations are running so high for the Georgia Bulldogs this season. They are at the top of several preseason polls. However, we all know it's one thing to be placed high in the rankings and quite another to stay there, and there's one more Top 5 list we haven't mentioned here: Georgia's schedule is perhaps the toughest or second toughest in the country. Just thinking about having to play four consecutive ROAD games against LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn is mind boggling. But there's one good thing regarding this entire scenario: Just one more week and all the conjecture can subside. Kickoff is literally just around the corner!

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