Here's the Monday chat wrap, and here's a little preview if you were off arguing with someone about baseball season somehow still going on:
Frank (New Jersey)
The best of Georgia teams of past have often lost to some of the worst Florida teams of past...what shred of hope does Georgia have this weekend against one of the most complete Gator teams in a long time (ps. this Georgia fan thinks this Georgia team is about as paper tiger as they come)....
Edward Aschoff (12:04 PM)
Well, I don't think this is the most complete Gators team in a long time. 2008 and 2009 were pretty good. But I think Georgia has to limit turnover. Florida's defense has been great all season and the Gators capitalize on turnovers like it's no one's business. Georgia has a tendency to press in big games, and no game is bigger than this one. Force Florida to pass and shut down Gillislee. Make the defense work a little harder than it has to. Control the field position. A win is out there for the Bulldogs.
Scratches (D'ham, NC)
Is there any other starting QB in the country that's played every game and hasn't thrown an INT like AJ McCarron?
Edward Aschoff (12:06 PM)
Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron has yet to throw an interception in seven games this fall. He also has 20 touchdown passes. Still, McCarron is doing this in the SEC. He's been extremely impressive this year and showed everyone that he can pass when needed. But many of us knew he could already do that ...
Darren (Decatur, Georgia)
Edward, am I crazy to think that Texas A&M might be the tougher challenge to BAMA over Miss St. and LSU? I say that because I don't think Miss St. can handle BAMA's physicality and LSU just can't pass? A
Edward Aschoff (12:07 PM)
Well, I do think that defense will give Bama more fits, but Tennessee had the league's best passing game and it couldn't do much to Alabama's defense at all. I think the running option Manziel has will give this team fits at first, but this unit adjusts so well that Manziel will have to find other ways of hurting this defense. He hasn't been great against stout defenses like Florida and LSU.
Red Devil (Washington, DC)
Clearly Nick Saban is making blood sacrifices to his dark lord to continue the epic run his team is on... but tell me this: who wins in a matchup of the Devil (Saban) and the Wizard (Bill Snyder: Magician)? If the Wizard can conjure game-changing players from JUCO/zero star players, perhaps he could defeat Little Nicky's accursed minions...
Edward Aschoff (12:09 PM)
Ha, that's just funny. Seriously though, I just don't see Kansas State matching up with Alabama physically. I know we harp on it a lot around here, but play up front is the difference. I just don't think Kansas State has what it takes to hold its own against Alabama's lines. And those Bama linebackers would probably be able to keep Klein in check. Just don't see KSU getting it done.