CBS' Blackledge talks Dawgs

For Georgia the upcoming season will be a challenge no doubt. CBS' Todd Blackledge spoke with Dawg Post's Dean Legge about the upcoming season.

For Georgia the upcoming season will be a challenge no doubt. CBS' Todd Blackledge spoke with Dawg Post's Dean Legge about the upcoming season.

Legge: Do you think that Georgia can win the SEC East this season?

Blackledge: Yes. But it will be difficult for them. I like the team, but when you look at what they lost, they lost some really good players. I think that their quarterbacks will help them win games. Their 2 biggest losses are Musa Smith and Jonathan Sullivan.

Legge: What do you think about Georgia's 2-quarterback system.

Blackledge: I never liked the 2 quarterback system. But Mark is committed to it, and is honest about it. As long as the quarterbacks are OK with it, then I think it is fine. I wouldn't like it. You like to see things as a quarterback and it is tough to do that while rotating. If the 2 guys are different quarterbacks, then rotating is OK, but they are similar quarterbacks and they call the same play calls with D. J. and David.

Legge: If Georgia depends on a freshman running back, what will that mean for them this season?

Blackledge: By the time they play LSU, Tennessee, and Alabama, he won't be a freshman anymore, but it's hard to tell. I think Musa was a force for Georgia. He stayed healthy for them and he gave them big runs and that opened up the offense for them.

Legge: How will Georgia's defense look to you this season?

Blackledge: David Pollack is a great player but he was enhanced by Sullivan. People weren't aware of him and he made tons of plays. But now they know he is there. People are going to try to stop him. They have some good linebackers, but they are unproven.

Legge: What will it take for Georgia to stay on top of the SEC?

Blackledge: Talent was never a problem at Georgia. As long as they recruit, they will have great players. Mark Richt has given them great team chemistry. They will be a force for a long time. They won't ever be "down" again. They will challenge for the SEC title each season.


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