Was there ever really any doubt who Herschel Walker would favor in the all-SEC national title game between Georgia and Alabama?
The Bulldogs legend was a part of UGA’s last national title team, and he’s in the house at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to see about witnessing the next one be crowned in 2018. There’s just a small matter of beating Alabama first.
During a pregame interview aired on ESPN, Walker expressed some optimism in that happening and he even gave a little analysis on how he thinks a path to UGA victory might look later in the evening.
ESPN: “What is it about this team that makes you believe in them?”
“The senior class,” Walker said. “When the senior class decided to come back and said that they wanted to win a championship, and after they beat Notre Dame in the second game of the season I said ‘It’s going to give these guys confidence.’ I think people see today that they’ve got that confidence. They’re playing a monster tonight, but I think they can do it. I think this team will continue to do it and I think they’re going to go out and surprise a lot of people.”
ESPN: “You say they’re playing the monster tonight, how do they beat the monster tonight?”
“I think what they’ve gotta do is going into the game like they did last week,” Walker said. “They’ve gotta believe that they can do it, they’ve gotta believe in each other and no matter what happens in the game– do not give up. I think it’s going to be a defensive game. Alabama’s got a great defense. That defensive front is a wall that is hard to penetrate, but I tell ya what, with [Nick] Chubb and [Sony] Michel they can do it. I think [Jake] Fromm is really going to surprise some people by throwing some short passes and loosing that defense up a little bit, and we’re going to get some points on the board. I think our defense can stop them. I think it’s going to be a low-scoring game, but I think Georgia can win.”
There you have it, Georgia fans. Walker is calling for a low-scoring game, a stout UGA defense and for Fromm to surprise the college football world. Stay tuned to see if he was right.