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ESPN seems to think Georgia is in trouble
If you ask an honest Georgia fan, they’ll tell this team hasn’t played always their best brand of football this season. With the exception of the third quarter of the South Carolina, Georgia hasn’t looked like the dominant team a No. 2 ranking would indicate.
And yet, Georgia also really hasn’t had to sweat an outcome yet. Not a single Georgia game has been decided by single digits and the Bulldogs have two in-conference road wins already. Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson can’t say that so far.
But this week, despite coming off a 26-point win over Tennessee a number of ESPN analysts have voiced concerns about the Bulldogs. As DawgNation’s Brandon Adams pointed out on DawgNation Daily on Tuesday, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach voiced concerns about Georgia’s offensive line.
Greg McElroy questioned the overall flow of the offense and wants to see more out of the passing game.
“I was just a little disappointed with how little momentum they able to create,” McElroy said on his show Thinking Out Loud. “They have to be more balanced. They have to find a way to get that passing game clicking on all cylinders.”
McElroy’s co-host, Marcus Spears added that Georgia is still trying to find “their best self.”
“I don’t think Kirby is comfortable with where they are,” Spears said.
Yes the schedule is about to get tougher. But LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn each have their own sets of questions. None of those teams have lit the world on fire offensively and Benny Snell and Jarrett Stidham are the only two offensive players that should really worry Georgia fans.
It’s a long-season and this Georgia team is going to look different four weeks from now. And you don’t want to be playing your best football in the first week in October anyway. You want to save the good stuff for November, December and if you’re lucky, January.
5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood backs off his commitment
In case you missed it last night, 5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood backed off his pledge to Georgia. The No. 1 wide receiver had been committed to Georgia for over a year and was at the Georgia game this past weekend.
With Haselwood no longer in Georgia’s class, the Bulldogs move from the No. 1 class to the No. 3 class in the country, behind Texas A&M and Alabama. Haselwood is the No. 3 overall player in the country and the No. 1 player from the state of Georgia. Auburn, Miami and Oklahoma have also continued to recruit Haselwood and the he is expected to take an official visit to Miami this weekend.
Without Haselwood, Georgia still has a commitment from a 5-star wide receiver, as Dominick Blaylock is also a long-time Georgia pledge.
DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell will have much more on what this means for Georgia going forward throughout the next coming days, on a variety of platforms.
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