Young Pups Have Dawgs A-Dreamin’
Speedy sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones, a one-time USC Trojan and top high school player in the state of Georgia, finished the hated Vols between the checkerboards with a sack, in front of 102,000 fans and a national television audience. The top high school cornerback recruit in the nation last year, UGA wideout Malcolm Mitchell was far and away the best player in this big game with one hundred and twenty-eight receiving yards. Cohort freshman receiver Michael Bennet showed athleticism with a whirling spin for extra yardage. A third frosh receiver, Chris Conley is beginning to make some plays for sophomore QB Aaron Murray. Dominant Dream Team rusher Isaiah Crowell (pronounced “CROW-L” for those still not getting it right) fought through hard hits to add two touchdowns, the exact total of touchdowns second year Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s Junkyard Dawgs’ defense has yielded in the past four full football games – all Georgia wins. UGA’s top recruit, freshman linebacker Ray Drew saw significant playing time replacing the injured Cornelius Washington but was out-shined by the continued stellar play of backup freshman linebacker Amarlo Herrera. Playing like there is no tomorrow, that young fella. Next week is nighttime Nashville and the Vandy Dandies, but down the road is Atlanta. Powerful Georgia Tech. Then truly powerful Bama or LSU. Florida’s Jacksonville and old Auburn are merely speed bumps on our way to the SEC East title and the looming tilts for the state championship and conference championship. Georgia will be favored in the rest of their regular season SEC games and erase the ghosts of J-Ville and win out, while South Carolina will certainly drop another game or two. Then the competition will significantly stiffen. Will hundred-win SEC veteran head coach Mark Rickt have these young pups ready?