Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Newspaper bites: Ron Courson working the magic spray?
For starters, we've been a bit of a mouthy bunch for a while. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as I was a huge fan of the old Hurricanes who would talk a lot, but back it up. But we might be pushing it a bit far, saying our D is "better than [LSU's]"?
Don't get me wrong, we're really, really good. And while Chavis has been effective for years, I'd agree with Commings thought that we have the better coach. But the Bayous have been wrecking shop all season and possess speed, power and insane depth (thank you oversigning) at DB, LB, and especially the DL. It is that DL, particularly Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo off the edges that could give our fattest in all of football OL fits come Saturday and have some Georgia fans concerned for Aaron Murray's safety.
Seth Emerson also has great news on the magical works of Ron Courson. Dallas Lee may play about a month after breaking his leg? I wouldn't expect him to be in great shape, or capable of 75% of the snaps, but considering how thin we've been up front and how deep LSU is in the trenches, every extra quality able body will help. Crowell seems close to 100%, and we'll need our best natural ball carrier. A good day from him allows our big bellied OL to lean on LSU's DL, and guys like Bean to do what they do best and that's drive blocking instead of pass protecting. The prognosis is not so good on Richard the Intravenous, but if Crowell can get his usual 15-20+ carries (for all the grief the man has gotten for his durability and stamina, the man had a 30 carry day vs. Ole Miss and has gotten over 15 despite sharing snaps in every game he's been healthy and not suspended) we can deal without Samuel.
Best of all the injury reports may be Deangelo Tyson as "probable" according to Coach Garner. Even as bad as he might be, did anyone not expect the tough senior to sit out his only SEC Championship game? It may take a cortisone shot or two to numb the thing, but this kid is a gamer and will be on the field for this game. We'll need him too against LSU's power running attack, just like with Lee, as every quality able body will help.
And Year of the Dawg has all the twitterness. Best of the batch is Shawn "Honey Bun" Williams.