Just started downloading the Clemson game. That'll probably be the last one I do.
Borges is wondering how he is going to attack this South Carolina defense. To me it is easy Vinny Smith groundin and poundin up the gut for 2 yards.
No man, Al's going for the - 1 yd dive play and the option pitch for -3 yds to the short side.
that defensive line and front seven looks a lot scarier than anything we have seen in a while (reminds me of our 2006 line, except add Clowney)....and the rest of the Defense looks like lightning to the edges......our O-line besides Lewan combined with our piss poor outside edge blocking gives me very little hope for any kind of consistent ball movement. We will need BIG plays through the air and maybe behind Denard pure ability, and a handful of them. Tree, Funchess, Gallon, Denard, and especially Gardner better put their big boy pants on. As a concerned fan, I'm concerned.
Plus our defense will have to play one of their top 3 games of the year to give us a real chance. They too must be fast to get off blocks and get to the edges or Sanders, Miles, and Shaw will burn them with their legs...plus that receiving core looks solid.
All I have to say is after watching these videos is that Steve Spurrier did one HELL of a job turning SC into a real contender. His ability to get some of those top southern recruits to come his way from FLA, GA, SC, etc. has been impressive for a second tier name like South Carolina. Hats off to the man.
All that said. I am still hoping against all the odds. GO BLUE.
I have yet to watch the whole thing, but I think you're being a bit pessimistic here. Arkansas put up 20 on the Cocks, and their offense is no better than ours. Plus their defense is awful. I wouldn't really use this game as a barometer for our success. I feel that if UM puts up 21 or more, we should feel good about our chances.
That's a formidable-looking defense. Fast, aggressive. And Clowney - very impressive. Where's Chris Perry and his precision screens of doom when you need him?
Don't forget that Arkansas was coached by John L. Smith.
Thanks DG - great work as always.