Dawg Post readers react:
Here is some feedback from the Legge: Dawgs ranked too high article from August 10th, 2002
Lance from Norcross writes:
While I agree that the AP #8 ranking that UGA starts with may be undeserved, it would have been nice for you to have explained why you thought so. After accusing the AP voters of casting votes out of ignorance you did nothing to provide any support to your opinion.
I think most informed UGA fans realize that UGA will be a little too dependant on young players, especially on defense, to place high expectations on the team. That being said, with the exception of running back, UGA has numerous young players at the other positions that youth will be required to step up. I think most people know this much. It would have been very nice if you could have elaborated and possibly offered your opinions of the concerns UGA has entering the season.
Lastly, even if UGA were to be considered the #15 team in the country, to think that UGA will begin the season 0 - 2 is, to me, shocking. l though both games are formidable, they are both games UGA should win. Clemson's Willie Simmons will have a tough challenge beginning his starting career in Athens while being supported by a very porous defense. And for South Carolina, they are probably depending on production from youth even more than UGA.
Matthew, a Clemson fan writes:
Finally! It is great to hear a Georgia fan agree with the argument that I have been making for the past week. Georgia is going to be a good team this year, however, a number 8 ranking at the beginning of the season is a little excessive. Lets face it...the last outing for the Dawgs was against a mediocre Boston College team in which they were defeated. Georgia is returning a heck of an offensive line, QB and LBs, yet D line is inexperienced...the secondary did not impress last year and does not look to make much ground. Many disagree with the statement to follow; but I don't think Musa is all that good. Now being a Clemson Man...my views maybe slightly orange tinted, but your article was right on with how I feel about the good (not great) UGA 02 football team. Prediction- 31 to 24 Clemson victory!
Jordan (no town given) writes:
Do not forget wins over Tennessee and Georgia Tech; and very close calls against Auburn and South Carolina.