Jordan Rodgers explains why Georgia has a 'clear advantage' over Alabama in 2019
In the last two seasons, we’ve all seen Georgia look like a team about to take down Alabama only to fall in heartbreaking fashion. If the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide meet again, SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers thinks UGA will have the advantage.
“I have Georgia with the clear advantage over Alabama right now, and I’ll tell you why,” Rodgers said in a recent appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up.” “I think this is the first year in probably a decade that Alabama has not been the most dominant team in the country, let alone the SEC at the line of scrimmage. I was on the sidelines for the SEC Championship Game and the national championship game, and I have never seen an Alabama team get pushed around on both sides at the line of scrimmage with Quinnen Williams.
“It starts at the line of scrimmage. Georgia has recruited better than anybody on both sides of the ball there. They are better set up right now than Alabama.”
Georgia hasn’t just brought in elite talent. Those talented Bulldogs linemen are getting developed by one of the most highly regarded offensive line coaches in the sport, Sam Pittman. No one’s going to argue with Rodgers’ point about UGA’s recruiting, but Alabama is right there with Georgia in the recruiting rankings. The Dawgs and Tide won’t meet in the regular season, so both schools have a long time to get stronger in the trenches if there is going to be a Round 3 in the SEC Championship Game or a bowl game.
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