October 2011

Georgia vs. Tennessee Review - Post-Game Observations

Georgia won in Knoxville for 1st time since 2005

Sorry about the lack of posts on the weekends lately. I usually spend both Saturday and Sunday watching football - like most of you - so, I don't post too much. However, it is the start of another big week, and I'll be here all week and will even be in Nashville this weekend to give you all some good content!

Georgia vs. Tennessee Preview - Scouting the Vol Defense

SR MLB Austin Johnson leads the Vols D

While Georgia's Defense vs. Tennessee's offense will be the marquee match-up of the game, seeing how Aaron Murray and the Georgia offense handle Tennessee's defense will be what determines the outcome of the game. If Georgia is unable to stop Bray, Georgia better be ready for a shoot-out at Neyland.

Georgia vs. Tennessee Preview - Stopping Bray and The UT Offense

Bray leads the UT Offense

Georgia and Tennessee will take on one another in a big SEC East Showdown tomorrow night in Knoxville in front of a sell-out crowd at Neyland Stadium. This game is pivotal for both programs. After starting off 0-2, the Bulldogs have now won 3 straight games and sit at 3-2 / 1-1 in the SEC. A win would keep them in contention for the SEC East, while a loss all but puts a nail in the coffin for their dreams of an SEC title. For Tennessee, a win would put the Vols at 4-1 for the first time since 2006 and would bring them into the mix for the East crown.

Hanging With Michael Cooper

Former Georgia RB Michael Cooper

In 2001, a senior running back from Screven County trounced onto the Georgia High School football scene. Running Back Michael Cooper set Screven County records his senior season with 2,352 yards in his last season as a Gamecock. That next fall, Cooper made his way to Athens, GA, redshirted during Georgia's 2002 season, and became a starter for Georgia's 2003 team. He led the Dawgs with 673 yards and 6 TD's his freshman season and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore season, Michael played a key role in UGA's defeat of South Carolina at William's Brice Stadium.

Breaking Down Tyler Bray

Tennessee's Sophomore QB, Tyler Bray, came on to the scene late last season and has emerged as one of the good, young QB's in the SEC. So far this season, Bray is 98 for 143 (68.5%) for 1328 yards, 14 TD's, and only 2 INT's. Not too bad. However, the only tough game Tennessee has played this year was against Florida. In that game, Bray was 26/48 for 288 with 3 TD's and 2 INT's - his worst game of the year. So, how did Florida stop Bray? Pressure.

Key Member of Vols Tears ACL

Smokey gets long walks to treat ACL

Well, if Russ and Smokey were to get into it in pre-game, we know exactly where Russ is going to target. According to this story from KnoxNews.com, Smokey has been getting regular treatment for a tear in the ACL of his right hind leg. Here's a bit from the article:

Mark Richt Goes for 100 - Our Top 10 Games

Reggie Brown vs. LSU in 2004

Even though Coach Richt is on the hot seat with the Bulldog Nation and media, he has a chance to hit a big milestone Saturday night in Tennessee - 100 wins as Georgia's head football coach. Like him or not today, the man has won for Georgia and has represented Georgia well. I really do hope the last 3 years were the worst of his career here, and that we go on to great things from here on out. 

SEC Expansion - Mizzou to the SEC

Mizzou President & Chancellor - KansasCityStar.com

We've talked conference alignment in the Southeastern Conference a number of times, but with the news that Mizzou has voted to explore other options, we can only imagine that the University of Missouri is looking at joining the SEC. Here is a piece from the Kansas City Star about Missouri's conference expansion:

Georgia's Offense - A Problem Found

Chris Burnette adds depth to the OL

Georgia's offense has been a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts. At times, they have looked brilliant - putting up points, touchdowns through the air and ground, and have been unable to be stopped. However, at other times, the offense has looked anemic. They have struggled in the 2nd half when they have needed to put teams away. 

BALL! Jabari Fumbled!

This play made the entire Polo Club apartment complex go insane...

To Hell With Tennessee!