Here are Carolina's representatives:
SOUTH CAROLINA (Head Coach Steve Spurrier)
• Alshon Jeffery (WR, 6-4, 233, Jr., St. Matthews, S.C., 1st-team AFCA and FWAA All-American, 2nd-team AP, SI.com and Walter Camp All-American, 1st-team AP and SEC Coaches All-SEC)
• Marcus Lattimore (RB, 6-0, 231, So., Duncan, S.C., 2nd-team Walter Camp All-American, 1st-team Rivals.com, FWAA and Sporting News Freshman All-American, 1st-team AP and SEC Coaches All-SEC, AP and SEC Coaches SEC Freshman of the Year, 1st-team SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC)
• Travian Robertson (6-4, 298, Sr., Laurinburg, N.C., 42 tackles, including ten for loss es and four sacks)
This article discusses Ellis Johnson's plans to consider using the 3-4 against pass-happy ECU. I like the idea to match schemes, although I worry that our defense--which had lots of problems with playing its assignments last year--may find the switch confusing. Regardless, I like that we're playing a pass-happy team, as this should give us an opportunity to work out some of the kinks in our pass defense before we take on a more formidable opponent.
Another interesting line from this piece:
"We hit the fast-paced spread where they’ll throw it around (ECU) and then Georgia will try to play a more physical style," Johnson said. "With our schedule, you get power football one week and then we put a wishbone team on our schedule that screws everything up right in the middle of our conference schedule. Then we have to adapt to the no-huddle. It’s very tough. Defenses in college football are challenged like never before. It’s going to be a very difficult opening run for us."
We're going, in other words, to see a variety of offenses this year.
Interesting analysis of the challenge depth poses to this year's Georgia Bulldogs team. It used to be that we were the team always in this position, but the roles seem to be reversed this year.
Best of luck. You'll need it.
Leach certainly doesn't pull any punches in his discussion of the Adam James situation at Texas Tech. I've always felt that Leach got a raw deal and hope he lands a coaching gig one day. Don't feel too bad for him, though:
Leach is living in Key West waiting for that next head coaching position.
Life could be worse.