Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday's Dawg Supper

President of the pass rush?
I think we all agree, finding a pass rush is paramount to our success this year. Weiszer has an encouraging nugget in his blog: Return of Washington, Samuel's future, kickoff returns |
“Getting Marcus Washington back is going to be huge for us because he’s a very smart player,” defensive coordinator Willie Martinez said. “You saw that. We put him at defensive end in the spring game and he was making plays all over the place. He just wanted to play and get reps in there. That’s going to be good for us.”

Russell Okung, left tackle
Nothing like having your biggest test to open the season.
Top offensive tackle prospects for 2010 hail from the Big 12
Okung will be a four-year starter for Oklahoma State. He has started 35 games in three years, moving from right to left tackle in 2008. He is strong, athletic and has good feet. He was first-team All-Big 12 last season. He will start and play a lot of years in the NFL. Okung is a first-round pick.

Dez Bryant, WR
I am just guessing, but I imagine motivation will not be a problem for the Dawg's defense. On paper things look pretty ugly for the G-Unit. Thankfully, they will play the game and decide it on the field.
Oklahoma State had the most balanced offensive team in the Big 12 last year. They had a 1500 yard rusher in Kendall Hunter and a 1400 yard receiver in Dez Bryant. Quarterback Zac Robinson is back for his senior year. Protecting Robinson's blind side is, quite possibly, the best offensive lineman in the Big 12, Russell Okung. The Cowboys finished sixth in the nation in rushing with an average of 245 yards per game. The Cowboy offense had no problem finding the end zone last year scoring 530 points, they return players responsible for 512 of those points. These Cowpokes are a much different team than the one UGa manhandled 35-14 in 2006 between the hedges.

The Man in Black
One question shy of a six-pack: Five burning questions for 2009 | Football |
"I've really got a lot more juice than I did a year ago, to be honest with you," Richt said.
Georgia will be plenty motivated after starting as the preseason No. 1 last year, but finishing 10-3.
There's less star power in the post-Matthew Stafford/Knowshon Moreno era, but more stability with a seasoned offensive line.
Some players already staked claims on jobs in the spring - like sophomore Brandon Boykin, who will replace Asher Allen as a starting cornerback.
"At the end of the (preseason camp), we want to have two-deep set," Martinez said. "For the most part you have that set right now ."
"We've got enough depth," Richt said. "We've got enough guys that can get the job done. Now it's going to be a matter of who's going to earn the most playing time."
Here are five questions that need to be answered in the weeks ahead:

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