Dawgs walk the walk and let others talk

In the past Georgia teams have been more bark than bite. But not any more. <p> The Dawgs used to do all of the talking and then they never seemed to back it up.

In the past Georgia teams have been more bark than bite. But not any more.

The Dawgs used to do all of the talking and then they never seemed to back it up.

In the last year and a half Georgia has let others do the talking while the Dawgs handle business on the field.

Former Georgia player and Auburn head coach Pat Dye remarked that Georgia was not "man enough" to beat Alabama last season.

Georgia beat Alabama 27-25

Last season Florida's Shannon Snell said that the Dawgs would lose to either Ole Miss or Auburn, which would have given the SEC East title to the Gators.

Georgia beat Ole Miss 31-17 and Auburn 24-21 to win the SEC East.

Last week South Carolina quarterback Dondrial Pinkins said: "I don't think they can score 15 points the way the defense is playing right now. We feel like if we can put up at least 20 points we have a good chance of beating them."

"I hope that Fred Gibson plays because if we end up winning and he doesn't play, then they'll be saying, 'Well, they didn't have Fred Gibson.' I just want to play a team with all the pieces and show people what we can do," said Athens native and Carolina cornerback Dunta Robinson.

None of that happened.

Georgia routed Carolina 31-7, without the services of Gibson.

With all of the smack that teams have mouthed in the last 16 games you would figure that someone would finally find out that it does not work against the Dawgs.

"We try not to talk too much in the paper," said Georgia safety Sean Jones. "We try to focus on what we can control. We focus on practice; strictly football; we keep everything on the field."

But Pinkins did not just make general comments about the Dawgs. Instead he narrowed his focus on All-American David Pollack.

"The way our offensive line has been performing, I don't think he's going to be a big factor," said the quarterback before the game.

Pollack pressured Pinkins all day long which resulted in Pinkins less than stellar 12 for 30 performance with 2 interceptions for a meager 116 yards.

When asked about other teams talking about the Dawgs and himself, Pollack said laughing, "You hear it and you read it and you see it and all that stuff but when it all boils down to it you have to go out there and you have to play. All that ‘man enough' stuff from last year, it goes out the window in the first couple of plays."


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