Published November 28, 2011 - 2:42pm
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Much has been made of Georgia’s “easy” schedule. The fact is that SEC East runner-up South Carolina and UGA’s SEC schedule only differ by one team. UGA drew Miss State and USCe drew Arkansas, that’s it, one team is all that separates a trip to the Dome Dec 3rd and watching at home in Columbia.
1. Attending the Florida/Florida State game with my Gator fan wife Saturday night, the Gators had a moment of silence before kick off to honor long-time UGA announcer Larry Munson. A classy move by the Rowdy Reptiles they certainly didn’t have to do.
2. Georgia “avoided” the Big 3 from the SEC West this year by the round-robin schedule making of the SEC league office. Many experts say that is the only reason UGA is where it is. I say maybe it is the only reason LSU, Bama and Arkansas are where they are! Doesn’t anyone think that the Dawgs were capable of taking down one of the Big 3 if they had played Georgia this year? Perhaps it is they who are the lucky ones….
3. Nobody outside of Athens is giving the Dawgs any chance of beating LSU this weekend. That is exactly the thinking that will help the Dawgs. When they began the season in the Ga Dome vs. Boise State back in August, the pride of the SEC was on the Dawgs shoulders. Under dogs in that game but expected to win nevertheless, the Dawgs came out tight and never recovered. This week is a totally different scenario. The Dawgs are under dogs again, but have no pressure on them at all. Aaron Murray and company are free to play loose, take chances and enjoy the night.
4. Les Miles has a winning record vs. all other SEC teams except one……Georgia. The last time UGA won the SEC Championship was vs. LSU in 2005. The two SEC Championships Georgia has under Head Coach Mark Richt in 2002 and 2005; Tony Stewart won the NASCAR championship those years as he did already this year. I’d say Georgia has plenty of reason to be confident Saturday.