Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo gave Alabama some bulletin board material this week in preparation for the SEC Championship in Atlanta.

No, it wasn’t guaranteeing an SEC Championship or anything that sexy. But he did say the Bulldogs are more talented than the Crimson Tide, when talking to ESPN Radio after the Bulldogs’ 42-10 blowout of Tech.

“I feel like we’re more talented (than Alabama). We have better players at each position, across the board, especially on defense. It’s going to be a great challenge for us. I know it’s going to be a battle. It’s going to come down to who has the best defense and who makes more turnovers. It’s going to be a battle of the defenses.”

If you will remember, before Georgia took a little trip to Columbia, Missouri, the Tigers gave Georgia some bulletin board material with the “Old Man Football” talk. And that didn’t turn out too well for the Tigers.

Rambo may be right, however. Georgia does have three defenders in the top 17 overall prospects – Jarvis Jones (3rd), John Jenkins (16th) and Alec Ogletree (17th), according to several scouting agencies. Also, safeties Rambo and Shawn Williams have a shot to be first rounders, too. So, on paper, technically Rambo may be correct on defense. But Alabama’s offensive line alone has future NFL talent all over the place, too.

Frankly, I love a little pre-game trash talk. I wish there would be more of it in college football. In order to be good at this game, you have to play with an edge and play borderline cocky.

The SEC Championship game kicks off Saturday, and you can bet your boots both of these teams’ chinstraps better be buckled. It’s going to be a war.

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