In typical Holtz fashion, Skip Holtz says that he is not certain how South Carolina is going to survive against Georgia this Saturday.
"I don't want to sound like Coach (Lou) Holtz here, but I am not sure how we are going to get a first down."
Georgia, which allowed only 233 yards against high-powered Clemson two weeks ago, is currently ranked 2nd in the SEC in total defense.
But Georgia has heard all of the talk from Holtz and company before, and this year they are not buying it.
"We know that South Carolina right now is a team a little bit wounded and upset, and I think we think they're going to be loaded to bear," said a Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt cautiously.
South Carolina ambushed Georgia two years ago in a game where the Bulldogs were heavily favored. South Carolina's 21-10 win over Georgia helped vault South Carolina into the national media's spotlight. The loss probably cost former Georgia Head Coach Jim Donnan his job.
Georgia is favored by most to win this game, even though South Carolina holds a two-game winning streak against the Dawgs,. And that is no surprise to Lou Holtz.
"They are the best team in the SEC," said Holtz in July at the SEC Media Days.
Playing the supposed best team in the conference just got that more difficult for the Gamecocks due to leading receiver James Adkisson's sprained left knee ligament. He will miss the Georgia game. The loss of Adkisson leaves the Cocks with virtually no deep threat in the passing game, an area that they were already weak to begin with.