Georgia Football: UGA Gets New Running Back for Arkansas Game, 2015 Schedule Released, Georgia vs. Arkansas X-Factors – Daily Dose of Dawg
A New, Old Face at Running Back
Despite Richt saying over and over again that J.J. Green would not move back to running back, J.J. Green has been moved back to running back. Some people see this as a sign that the coaching staff knows they’ll be without Gurley against Arkansas, but I really don’t think there’s any truth to that. I think this is strictly precautionary in case they find out this week that Todd still can’t play.
I think this is a really good move by the coaching staff as it will give Georgia a shifty speed guy that they haven’t had since Michel got injured. If you remember, Green played running back last year and actually started in two games for the Bulldogs, so he already knows the playbook and is comfortable being relied upon. Mike Bobo did say that this position change is only temporary until the injured/suspended running backs are able to return.
Story on J.J. here.
2015 Football Schedule Released
X-Factors for Georgia vs. Arkansas
The Bulldogs will have a very hard test this Saturday when they travel to Little Rock to take on the Razorbacks. Here are the three things that I think they need to do to come away with a win:
Stop The Razorback Running Game – The bad news for the Bulldogs is that the Razorbacks have the #1 rushing attack in the SEC as they rush for an average of 278 yds/g. The good news for the Bulldogs is that they have the #2 rushing defense in the SEC as they hold opponents to an average of 101 yds/g. This is a case where a seemingly unstoppable force is going to meet an immovable object. Whoever wins this battle will likely win the game.
Take Advantage of Arkansas’ Pass Defense – As bad as people might think the Georgia passing defense is, Arkansas’ is even worse. The Bulldogs rank #5 in the SEC in this category, while the Razorbacks rank #12. Now I don’t think Hutson Mason needs to sling it around fifty times this game, but if he’s able to make quick reads, find the open receiver, and hold on to the ball, much like he did against Missouri, the running game should be opened up enough to really terrorize this Razorback defense.
Keep Up That Swagger on Defense – This one is pretty simple. Against Missouri, the Bulldog defense looked like a completely new group of guys. They were flying around making plays, and whenever Missouri started to get the ball rolling, the defense would come up with a big play. This was the defense we all expected to see from Pruitt, and it looks as if things have finally started to click for them. If Pruitt’s bunch can carry that excitement and confidence over to this next game, things might get ugly for the Razorbacks as they did the Tigers.
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