This week's challenge for Pollack is the mighty running game of the Auburn Tigers. And although Pollack made most of his noise last season rushing the quarterback he and the rest of the Dawgs will look to one another to help stop the run.
"I think that we are one of the top run defense teams in the country statistically. But this is a big week for that," said Pollack of the challenge that Auburn's running backs and offensive line bring. "They have a great running attack and we have to get ready for that," he said.
One player in particular has gotten Pollack's attention.
"There is nothing that doesn't jump out at you when you watch Cadillac play on film. He's tough; he's fast; and he runs hard. He is the total back. I like him. I think that he is a competitor," Pollack said.
But it's not just been Cadillac that has been toting the rock for the Tigers against the Dawgs in their last two meetings. Ronnie Brown has gotten into the act too.
When I said to David that between them Auburn's two star running backs have combined for over 300 yards rushing in the last two seasons against Georgia his enthusiastic response was: "Thank you for pointing that out! We have to shut down the run. We have to come out and play hard and fast. The run is where it all stems from with any team."
And slowing the Auburn running game does not deal with Brown and Cadillac alone.
"Their line is the same cast of characters. We just have to be ready for it. It starts up front with your front four and their front five. That will be the tale of the tape," said Pollack.
The tale of the tape and the tale of the rest of the season.