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One way to stop Zamir White
Georgia 5-star commit Zamir White is the top-rated running back prospect in the Class of 2018, in part because of his ridiculous strength. White’s power makes him a load for Scotland County High School’s opponents to bring down. One North Carolina high schooler resorted to some unconventional tactics in an effort to slow White.
Last Friday in a 56-35 win over Seventy-First High, White lost his shoe on a run and still managed to gain about 15 yards after a defender lunged at his feet. But instead of tossing the shoe back to White, the Seventy-First player tossed it to the sideline.
— Scott Cole (@scottcole_lbg) October 17, 2017
White attempted to play the next down shoeless, but the referees wouldn’t allow it. Scotland coaches called a timeout, though, giving White enough time to get his shoe back and get into the game. But don’t think for a moment White wasn’t prepared to go out there and break off a couple yards without any shoes.
Must not know I’m from the sticks. We use to running with no shoes on😏 https://t.co/Ls118ufEbK
— Zamir White (ZEU$) (@zeus1_34) October 18, 2017
Alas, there was nothing that could stop White last Friday. The senior ended the game with 310 yards rushing, which gives him more than 1,300 yards total on the ground for Scotland County this season. And the high school football defenders of North Carolina can rest easy knowing that this time next year, White will SEC defensive coordinators’ problem and not theirs.
You can check out the rest of White’s highlights from the win over Seventy-First here.
Georgia has third-easiest schedule among undefeated, 1-loss teams
Paul Myerberg of USA Today ranked unbeaten and one-loss teams — so, basically, you’re College Football Playoff contenders — by how easy their remaining schedule is. Georgia clocked in with the the third-easiest schedule, and Myerberg pointed to games at Auburn and at Georgia Tech as the toughest two remaining contests on the slate.
The rivalry game with Florida on Oct. 28 is bound to get interesting, but Georgia’s toughest matchups come on the road: at Auburn on Nov. 11 and at Georgia Tech to cap the regular season Nov. 25. But this is the sort of schedule that should have fans dreaming of a matchup with unbeaten Alabama in early December to decide the SEC championship.
Georgia’s indoor practice facility already paying off
After years of waiting, Georgia finally opened the long sought-after indoor practice facility earlier in the fall, and the team is already seeing the positive affects of having such a building. According to senior outside linebacker Davin Bellamy, the ability to use the indoor facility is keeping players fresher and helping them practice harder. From Seth Emerson of DawgNation:
“We get on a schedule where we’re outside some days, and inside some days, because it helps the body recover. Having that indoor definitely helps.
“Last year we were outside all the time, you couldn’t practice as fast … just being sluggish. We go indoor now, and we get our legs back. And it just helps practice just be a lot faster, and keeps a lot of guys fresh.”
Florida coach Jim McElwain speaks highly of Georgia
Florida Hate Week is coming our way soon as we prepare for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in less than two weeks. But the hate between Georgia and Florida is reserved for the fans more than the players and coaches. Case in point, Florida coach Jim McElwain had only good things to say about Kirby Smart, Jake Fromm, and Georgia as a program when asked about the Bulldogs Wednesday. From Emerson:
Either way, this year Fromm, after taking over for the injured Eason, has run off with the job, currently leading the SEC in yards per pass attempt and pass-efficiency rating, while ranking only 11th in total passing yards. McElwain, speaking Wednesday on the SEC teleconference, attributed that in large part to the team around him, and not just on offense.
“The other piece of it is they’re playing really good special teams, and playing good defense, and winning field position. You know, and not asking him to do a ton, if that makes sense, but rather do it within the system,” McElwain said. “Kirby obviously has done an outstanding job of that. But Jim Chaney, Sam Pittman and those guys have been at it a really long time, and do a good job of fitting it to those guys.”
Dawgs on Twitter
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) October 19, 2017
Georgia Muscle. 💪
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) October 18, 2017
Jonas Jennings: Coming Home
Georgia Football's Director of Player Development shares his story. pic.twitter.com/gybZly60SE
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) October 18, 2017
Day 11: They’re beginning to suspect I’m not cow.
Cows think that dog is a small calf 😂 pic.twitter.com/kv2j8aNF2g
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) October 18, 2017
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