-------- you got some guys like Clark and Blair who came to the Hill as walk-ons and are now starting in the SEC. Some may say that is not a good sign but the ones in the secondary that are being exploited the most are not the former walk-ons but much higher rated recruits who they have passed by.
So far, they have pulled away in the fourth quarter in each game. In years past, our thin defense was worn out by the fourth quarter running on fumes. We got more depth now, not enough yet in the secondary but much better at other positions.
We played poorly last week for a while and won. That “better than expected talent at QB and WR and their friends” totally focused on this game, played as well as they could have hoped to play with no turnovers, their low character but elite scheming staff gave it their super best shot and we won going away.
We are a “little more consistency at punter” away from having a very good special team. We took a punt to the house. We almost took an onside kick to the house too. We got an All Sec place kicker. This is light years better than in the past.
We got a bunch of really big and fast wide receivers and a tight end that are hard to guard and hard to stay with. We got the best running back in the SEC with the guy he could not beat out last year coming back from an injury to help him. The O-line is solid. KJ has not thrown an interception because the perfect pass that Knox fumbled into the defenders arms does not count. Only the defending national champ QB is higher rated than KJ.
We are leading the nation in sacks and our pass rush is getting better. We are also leading the nation in allowing the most yards after a catch so we got some tackling to improve, need to get some walking wounded back in the secondary, and hope our young guys back there grow up quick. But, we may have the offense that can carry the load until all of that happens.
I just feel like if we are close enough in the fourth quarter against anyone including Bama on our schedule, we can win the game. Not saying we will go undefeated but I don’t think anyone we play will look forward to playing us, this year, nor ever again in the future. JMVVVVVVHO