Five reasons for WLOCP optimism

Lewis said it best.

You can’t perfume a hog.

There is no reason to sugarcoat things – this Georgia team, on paper and based on what we have seen on the field, doesn’t stand much of a chance of winning heading into Jacksonville.

It is almost as if during the offseason when Georgia was talking about getting the program getting back at its former state, it got outworked by Florida and South Carolina.

That said, there are reasons for optimism before playing at a neutral site in Florida.

1. Florida hasn’t faced a passing game like Georgia’s.

The swamp lizard’s two biggest wins against LSU and South Carolina have one common thread – the opposition was out to lunch offensively. As good as USC looked against us, it looked as bad against Florida. That, of course begs the question – did South Carolina play way over its head against Georgia?

Either way, Florida’s defense has yet to face an offense as explosive at Georgia’s.

2. Mike Bobo owns Will Muschamp

For all the groveling about Mike Bobo, say this much for him. He has probably had more success against Coach Boom than anyone else. Either against LSU in 2004, later against Auburn or last year in Jacksonville, Bobo has had little trouble against Muschamp’s defense.

3. Redemption

You know, it’s funny. In the midst of getting our heads kicked in against South Carolina, a thought entered my mind – this team can still win the East. Think about it, a win Saturday puts UGA in the driver’s seat. If a chance to do that won’t motivate this team, I am not sure what will.

4. Past History

A very forgettable and embarrassing win over a lesser team. Odds not looking good headed to Jacksonville. Sound familiar? That was the case after Vanderbilt in 2007. I think we all know what happened next.

5. Richt’s Moment

This team is battered and on the brink. Fair or not, this is the most critical game for Richt at Georgia. This program hasn’t just lost big games, but has seen itself quickly bypassed by teams which were lesser not long ago.

Another loss, especially an uninspired one, could spell the end of Richt’s time in Athens – depending on what side of the fan base you talk to.

If these players truly love playing for Coach Richt, they’ll strap on their hard hats and lay it on the line for Richt.

Lugnut Dawg

5 Responses to “Five reasons for WLOCP optimism”

  1. 1 Corbindawg October 22, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I agree, Lugnut. Moreover, I agree with point #2 the most. See this post from last year:

    in review, UGA has had success with running the ball just enough to set up the deep pass. Good thing for us, that is what UGA is good at. Murray and King/Mitchell are as good a deep ball combo that we’ve had here. Throwing it down field on an agressive defense is the key.

  2. 2 AthensHomerDawg October 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

    uSC sacked Murray twice and he ended the game with a 58 qb rating. Kentucky sacks him 3x and his qb rating is 208 his 2nd highest mark of the season. He averaged about 34 passes for those games.
    Florida D will hurry Murray all day. Hitting him every chance they get. Gators probably chance a few roughing the passer penalties. 7 penalties against uSC. If the Dawgs can’t get their running game on track Murray is gonna spend time with the ice packs and whirl pool post game. The perception that Florida is very one dimensional and not much of a passing threat is somewhat of an aberration. Driskel threw for 4 TD’s against the Cocks and some think he is the reason Florida is where they are today. He is a very accurate passer. Florida seems to get stronger in the second half and make good adjustments. Georgia ,except for the 4th quarter against Mizzou, fades in the fourth quarter seeming to rely on big plays to stave off a loss.

    1. Georgia O line vs. Gator D line.
    2. Georgia special teams vs. Florida special teams.

    Dawgs better bring some discipline, consistency and their A game. Play 4 quarters of football.

    Go DAWGS!

  3. 3 Vineyarddawg October 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    LOL Optimism!

    Seriously guys, the sky is falling, nothing good will ever exist in the world again, and we’re going to lose to Florida by 50.

    (Please note the sarcasm font.)

    But seriously, I will not be walking into the stadium expecting to walk out victorious. Of course, that won’t stop me from cheering my head off, but I was raised on a steady diet of Munson and Dooley. There’s just no chance. We are gone. We are out of it and gone. I’ve given up, you have too. It would take a miracle.

    (Anybody have Lindsay Scott’s phone number?)

    • 4 Moultriedawg October 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Well, if South Carolina beat UGA by 28, and Florida beat South Carolina by 33, then logic would dictate that Florida will beat us by at least 61.

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