DawgNation has four staffers who cover the UGA football team from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The Cover 4 aim is simple: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion.
Ask any coach. That’s probably the one thing that makes them the proudest about their football teams. Those are the hard chargers who have taken every advantage of every opportunity to get better on the practice field and carried that over to Saturdays.
Few postseason laurels carry more respect than that “most improved” tagline. That is our topic for today. Our panel actually targeted four different Bulldogs for that honor.
This Cover 4 question: Who has been the most improved Bulldog for the 2018 season?
These takes are designed to come out even faster than a Georgia football discussion can include the talk of what to do in those goal line situations.
Who has been the most improved Bulldog for the 2018 season?
Brandon Adams: Junior RB Elijah Holyfield
Junior RB Elijah Holyfield is one of a quartet of Bulldog RBs who are all averaging more than six yards per rush attempt this season. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The why from Adams: Holyfield faced a lot of doubts coming into the season about how he would fill a new role as one of Georgia’s featured backs. It’s safe to say he’s responding well to those concerns. He patiently waited his turn behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and is making the most of his opportunity.
Chip Towers: Sophomore WR Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman
Jeremiah Holloman had a huge game in Jacksonville against the Gators. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The why from Towers Take: The sophomore wide receiver has gone from being a bit-part player who played in five games and had one catch as a freshman to where he is now, which is arguably Jake Fromm’s favorite target and a go-to player for the Bulldogs on their most important downs.
Mike Griffith: Freshman DT Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis has been a nice find for the Bulldogs along the defensive line this fall. He’s a big part of the future of the depth chart in the trenches. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The why from On The Beat: It’s not often you see a true freshman make an impact on the defensive line, but Davis has grown before our eyes, going from non-travel squad to the starting rotation.
Jeff Sentell: Redshirt freshman OT Isaiah Wilson
Former 5-star prospect Isaiah Wilson committed to Georgia in December of 2016. Now he’s set to start his 12th game of the season against Georgia Tech. (Curtis Compton/AJC)
Why: He’s been steady at right tackle during a year in which every other OL spot has been in flux due to injury. “Zay” has gone from a scout team role in 2017 to logging 95 percent of the offensive snaps over the last eight games, including every snap of the last four SEC games.
The Cover 4 press of late
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