Crowell is talented, but extremely fragile
Posted on: March 29, 2012 at 09:27:30 CT
I know you've got a couple of blue chippers from North Carolina coming in, but they are unproven at the college level. So I'm not sure why you'd feel so good about your tailbacks when Crowell is usually sidelined by halftime with few other proven options behind him. This past year was a mess at RB between injury and suspension.
I think the writer does a good job of talking up Murray. The guy still makes some untimely mistakes, but he's very talented and now has 2 years as a starter under his belt. Love to watch the kid play, but wish they'd let him do a little more running. Really solid athlete and bright kid. His ability to go deep is definitely the key to beating Mizzou.
The UGA defense should be pretty solid even with suspensions. Georgia just recruits and is stocked with a different level of athlete on that side of the ball. Iíve seen it too many times to believe that UGA wonít trot out another long and athletic blue chipper to fill in for a game or two.
Still, I think Mizzou will win at home against UGA. They'll be sky high for this game. Living in ATL and being a Big 12 fan, I saw almost all the games last year for each team. UGA crumbled against good opponents (though good opponents where sparse in 2011 and more so in 2012), whereas Mizzou lost some games but stood toe-to-toe with everyone. The home field and inaugural SEC game should be the difference. UGA should still win the division with a paper thin schedule.