The Most Honest UGA Preview in The World: Offense Edition
Received several requests on Twitter (@REALInspectorG) and abroad to do a season preview about what I thought about the season and the first game. Get ready for some honest homerism.
I look around this unit and I see two things: Loads of Talent and Very Little Depth. On the plus side, Crowell seems to be as advertised. Murray may be the next Heisman to wear the red and black. Ben Jones eats grass and 1 techniques for brunch. From all of the reports I have read and heard (and trust me, I’ve looked at more than my fair share) that our core looks good. I’m hearing Samuel can still tote the rock. I’ve been told that the receivers have been stepping up, especially Marlon Brown. This scares me. Why? Because this is the same type of happy talk we hear every year and the average Chinese Buffet frequenting Georgia fan is main-lining it like fresh cut heroin. I’ll be skeptical on this unit as a whole until we put up 40+ on Boise and the ‘Cocks. I mean c’mon, I’ve been hearing about how awesome Marlon Brown is for the past two seasons and the only thing he’s been good for is giving humorous facebook status updates about slaying white girls. Don’t believe me? Go ‘friend’ him. I look at Murray, Charles, King, and the O-line and I feel like we can be efficient enough to keep us in every game, but unless all this ‘happy talk’ translates on the field, we won’t be world beaters this year. However, if these guys do step up and start producing on a high level (damn, I sound like a coach) the big O could be scary. I think Aaron Murray is the best QB in the SEC and if he can have some things fall his way, he may be considered one of the top 3 in the nation by the time this season ends.
Best Players/Impacts (in order of importance)
Aaron Murray- Absolute film rat, prepares better than probably every QB in the nation save Kellen Moore, will throw 27 TD’s run for 6 more, will still make more plays with his feet than our fan base will admit and Richt wants.
Ben Jones – ranked 1 or 2 best center (depending on what publication you read), was named the all out leader of the team by Murray and others (as reported by Radi Nabulsi), anchors the 2nd best o-line in the SEC should they all stay healthy.
Orson Charles: I would put him at no 2 but my lineman background wont let me, best TE in the nation, best TE in the nation, best TE in the nation, look for him to be flexed out in space 30-40% of the time as a full-time receiver.
MOST INTERESTED IN SEEING:
Richard Samuel: Why not Crowell?, because I honestly think he will do fine, but so much depends on Samuel from leadership, to blocking assignments, to actually toting the rock. UGA’s best running game in the past decade was a 2-headed monster featuring Thomas Brown and Knowshon Moreno. Moreno carried it more, but Brown laid the hammer down. I think these two need each other to be more than just ‘good’.
PLAYER THAT WILL BE A HOUSEHOLD NAME BY THE END OF THE YEAR
Malcome Mitchell. Just wait.