Checking in on the midseason temperatures in Athens, Ga. …


Gurley. Todd Gurley. Arguably college football’s best player, Gurley continues to shoulder the load for Georgia with 621 yards rushing through the first four games. He has games of 198 yards and 208 yards this season en route to helping the Bulldogs get off a 3-1 start. If he can stay healthy, Gurley’s on pace for over 1,500 yards and is an early frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.


The Bulldogs’ chances in the SEC East. Georgia got a shot of new life Saturday night when Missouri went to the “other” Columbia and beat South Carolina. All the Bulldogs have to do is win the rest of its conference games. However, we’ve seen already that anything can happen and the East is as wide open as ever before.


Georgia’s passing game continues to struggle. The Bulldogs are second to last in passing offense in the SEC and dead last in passing yards. Quarterback Hutson Mason has not lost a game for Georgia yet, but is going to have to be more productive if the Bulldogs are going to have any shot to win the SEC East. Will the return of Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley this week ignite a stale passing game?


The Georgia defense. Don’t look now, Georgia fans, but Todd Grantham’s Louisville defense is ranked third in the country. The secondary continues to be a huge liability. It’s ripe with youth and inexperience but the Bulldogs can’t cover, especially over the middle of the field. The front seven got some good pressure against Tennessee last week in the second half of the Bulldogs’ three-point win, masking some of the holes in the defensive backfield.