We had another lively chat earlier today, even if there were some technical difficulties late. Here's the wrap if you were too busy trying to figure out the best trade for your fantasy football team after the first weekend of NFL action:
Do you think the "Budda and the Beast" combo of Collins and J. Williams can keep the 100 yard average going into SEC play in a couple weeks and hopefully further than that? I know the running game being brought back to the Hogs makes this fan very happy! WPS
Edward Aschoff (12:04 PM)
That might be the best nickname for a RB group! That's great. I really like what I've seen from both. I knew Collins would be a special player, but I didn't know Williams would play like he has. Granted the competition hasn't been great, but this is a good sign for the Hogs. Once tougher defenses get on the schedule, though, I don't think you'll see the same sort of production. It's just how it is in the SEC. I still want to see what bigger lines do against Arkansas' front.
Keenan (Atlanta, GA)
Do you think the Georgia defense wll be able to stop the LSU power running game and make the Tigers one dimensional when they visit Athens? I'm not sold on Mettenberger carrying LSU "Between the Hedges."
Edward Aschoff (12:05 PM)
It'll be interesting. That defense has to get better because Mettenberger and his boys have looked really good. The TIgers can run and pass, and that isn't good for Georgia. The good news is that the Bulldogs are prepared to score a lot of points. But I'm convinced the LSU's defense is more talented than any that the Dawgs have seen thus far.
Corey (dothan alabama)
WDE!! Will Dee Ford be back to start SEC play and if so what kind of factor will he be considering how well we stopped the run vs arky state?
Edward Aschoff (12:07 PM)
It's still up in the air, but it had to help that the Tigers were hopeful that he could play last week. More rest should help.
Who lost to Miami - Muschamp or Driskell? Yes ... I know the entire team, but looks like a LOT of lost opportunity from the 2 men listed above.
Edward Aschoff (12:08 PM)
Both made mistakes. Driskel really struggled in the red zone, and Muschamp made some bad decisions to allow that two-point conversion attempt and not kicking a field goal on that fourth-and-1 in the red zone. I think Florida's offense looked better until it got to the 20 and that's all anyone will take from that game. This is the perfect time for the bye week. I talked to people there after the game who said Driskel took full responsibility. That's a good sign.
Ed, I think my Gators are in between a rock and a hard place here, fans want the offense to open up, however everytime that seems to happen it is a turnover party for the opposing defense. the run game was decent but not what is necessary to run that offense. I am hoping once Humphries is back to 100% and Halapio gets back that will make a difference. Do you think the problem is the coaching Driskel is getting, or that he just does not have that it factor? thanks, go gators
Edward Aschoff (12:09 PM)
He doesn't have the "it factor" yet. He has improved in areas, but there is clearly a lack of trust there when it comes down to clutch situations. That has to get cleaned up very, very quickly.