Paul Finebaum explains why Georgia is in for 'a month of snoozing'
Paul Finebaum watched on Saturday afternoon as Georgia struggled with MAC foe Kent State.
Yes, the No. 1 team in the country scored a 39-22 victory over the Golden Flashes, but it wasn’t the kind of dominant performance we’ve come to expect from Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs.
What happened? Finebaum joined “SportsCenter” on Sunday morning and said it may have been a case of not getting up for an inferior opponent. But, he cautioned, if that was the case, don’t expect much from the Dawgs in the coming month:
“It seems like someone sat here last week and declared Georgia the new Alabama,” Finebaum said, poking fun at himself. “Yesterday, they looked like the old Georgia. They didn’t have anything going for them. I think it’s a classic case of overlooking the opposition, which turned out to be pretty good. Stetson Bennett was off. Everything about the game was off.
“Could it have been the noon kickoff? Could it have just been they’re in a stretch of the schedule, quite frankly, where it’s hard to get fired up? If they weren’t fired up for this team, wait for the next team, which is Missouri, who was awful yesterday. Wait for the next team, which is Auburn, who played Missouri. And they were both dreadful. And then they get to play Vanderbilt, which we just got through seeing. They’re in for about a month of snoozing.”
Indeed, the Dawgs’ next 4 weeks feature a trip to Mizzou and home games against Auburn and Vanderbilt. Then, there’s an open date before an Oct. 29 showdown in Jacksonville against Florida.
As Finebaum said, get ready for some snooze-worthy blowouts from the Bulldogs.