Jamie Erdahl evaluates the gap between Alabama and Georgia
Jamie Erdahl has seen both Alabama and Georgia this season as the sideline reporter for the 3:30 p.m. ET CBS game each week. So she has some perspective on where each team stands on offense and defense.
Erdahl offered those thoughts during an appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.
“The gap is wider on defense than it is on offense,” Erdahl said. “I think Alabama has the edge offensively compared to Georgia. Now Georgia’s run game is out of this world. But I still think some consistency at quarterback is needed for Georgia. Georgia’s defense, my Lord, it was unfathomable when I finally got to see them in person. And I think that’s where, especially the linebacker, kind of secondary positions for Alabama, that’s where they have been struggling in the first half of the season.”
That may not be a bad thing.
“I almost think it’s better for a Nick Saban defense (if it) hasn’t figured it out early to mid-September, it’s better for them, he can work with problems,” she said. “If any coach can do it, he can. He can see issues, put Band-Aids over things. Plug up the holes, so I think even though we’re seeing a lesser defense than an Alabama fan would want to see out of Alabama, I think by the time the first weekend of December rolls around, I think that edge that the (Alabama) defense has right now will be much closer than probably a Georgia defense wants to see.”
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) October 25, 2021