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What will fans be buzzing about after the Vanderbilt game?

Cover 4 on Georgia football: What will folks be buzzing about after the Vanderbilt game?

DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is simple: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we discuss a few returning Bulldogs who caught our attention coming out of fall camp.  

DawgNation returns this week with the “Cover 4” concept which was in our regular story rotation in 2018.

We have four staffers who cover the UGA athletics program on a full-time basis and that means the focus shifts to a timely “Cover 4” look with each of our guys manning the secondary here.

The quick in-and-out game still remains. These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Mecole Hardman Jr. ran the 40 this year at the NFL combine.

The sixth “Cover 4” question of the regular season is:

What do you think folks will be talking about after the Vanderbilt game?

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DawgNation Daily thinks that “Big Country” will be able to hold onto the starting nod for the Bulldogs today. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Brandon Adams: Ben Cleveland

The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “Here’s a prediction sure to be wrong: the buzz lately has centered around Cade Mays starting at right guard, but in spring practice, when the same thing happened, it was still Cleveland working with “the ones” when G-Day began. I believe the same thing happens Saturday night. Cleveland will start, and Mays will be a “super-sub.”

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Mike Griffith looks for the Bulldog defense to capitalize on Vanderbilt’s inexperience at quarterback today. (Hyosub Shin/AJC )

Mike Griffith: The defense

The “why” from “On The Beat” here: Georgia coach Kirby Smart has stressed havoc and the Bulldogs’ players are ready to be turned loose. That Vanderbilt will likely play two different quarterbacks in an attempt to replace departed veteran Kyle Shurmur suggests a lack of Commodore continuity.

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Connor Riley thinks No. 16 is going to have himself a big day to help sink the Commodores. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Connor Riley: Demetris Robertson

The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: Vanderbilt struggled to cover Terry Godwin a season ago. Look for Georgia to try and use Roberston in a similar fashion. The junior wide receiver didn’t have a catch in 2018, but he’s going to validate some of the hype that’s followed him since his time as a 5-star recruit.

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Jeff Sentell: Havoc Rate 📈✅

The Intel here: “There is a major talent disparity between these teams. There’s also the fact Vanderbilt is quite unsettled at the QB position heading into a season opener. The havoc rates will be studied closely and I think a few guys like Malik Herring, Azeez Ojulari and Nolan Smith are going to get to the quarterback. The pass rush will get there in the opener.


The 2019 season “Cover 4” topics so far:

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