It appears Georgia wasn’t as good as we all thought we were after blanking Missouri and pasting Arkansas. I’m convinced we aren’t as bad as it looked against Florida. So where do we go from here?
Of course, the best case scenario would be to have crazy 2007-type things continue to happen, and Georgia somehow backdoor its way not only to the SEC Championship but the Playoff. I’m not going to kid myself to think that is a possibility, but if we are going to talk best case scenarios, then I guess that is it.
The most realistic best case situation would be to find a way to beat Kentucky and Tech, keep it close against Auburn, and win the Bowl game to go something like 9-4 or 10-3.
I guess, considering that UGA had to replace a legend at QB with someone who can’t consistently make the SEC throws, had its receiving and running back corps depleted due to injury and other “issues”, and were trying to break in a new defense without a secondary…I guess you couldn’t be all that upset.
If this scenario plays out, when I am soul searching in April and May, I can take an honest look and not be too disappointed after the emotional reaction wanes. At least that is what I’m hoping.
But don’t get me wrong. I’m upset. Coach Richt and I aren’t on good terms right now, and I might be his biggest fan. I’m as close to hopping onboard the “Fire Mark Richt” bandwagon as I’ve ever been. When you’ve lost Corbindawg, you’ve lost the Bulldawg Nation.
I’m at a fragile state right now, and after a couple of nights sleep on the game I’m trying to reconcile everything and look at the big picture. I’m a big picture guy, but it is hard.
I’m in a dark place.
The worst possible situation would be for the team to faceplant and to have to make a change at head coach.
Many of you out there would probably love for that to happen, but let’s use our noggins. We have two excellent coordinators, and most importantly, an outstanding recruiting class lined up. Defense is the biggest problem area on the team, and while Pruitt is a great coordinator, he doesn’t have the horses. This class should address that. Of the 23 commitments, 12 are defensive players, and 7 are defensive linemen. The Dawgs have also have commitments from some VHT WR, OL, and the star of the class is big boy Trenton Thompson from Albany.
If things go south, I can’t say right now where I’d be at. But I do know this. There is about to be an infusion of talent. Talent that can come in and help right away and be major contributors for the next couple of years. There is an investment here, and there might be a payoff soon.