Paul Finebaum says he's been waiting for Tennessee's test against a 'suffocating' Georgia defense
Although Georgia has won three straight over Tennessee, this week’s game at Georgia has all the makings of an interesting matchup.
It will test Tennessee’s eight-game winning streak against one of the best defenses in the country. The Vols are 2-0 following wins over South Carolina and Missouri, while Georgia knocked off Arkansas and Auburn to also start 2-0. ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum shared his thoughts on the game on his regular Monday appearance on “The Roundtable” on WJOX-FM in Birmingham, Alabama.
“This is the game that we’ve been waiting for with Tennessee because before now they’ve beaten average to terrible teams,” Finebaum said. “Somehow Jeremy Pruitt has been the beneficiary of a good schedule this year to build his team up and get some confidence. But even against the worst team in the world, you can look bad and they looked good. I think this will be an interesting game. I’d be hard-pressed to pick Tennessee to win, but they are going to win a lot of games this year and I think that’s the most important thing.”
Finebaum is not expecting a let down from Georgia even though this is another rivalry game following the Auburn game which also was billed as an early test for both teams.
“Does Georgia come off a game against Auburn and let down, no, because they know this is Tennessee and that’s a big game for them as well and I know the record lately has not indicated that and this is clearly not going to be a letdown week,” he said. “Georgia looked suffocating on defense and good enough on offense. It’s hard for me to believe that this team defensively is going to make anybody have a good time against them. They looked really good.”