Going into this game, both coaches have preached that it will be won in the trenches . I agree with them but I think we have to really take advantage of them on special teams.
They have a kicker Grithiff, who we’ve seen Saban hasn’t really put much faith in for good reason, he has a 42.9% average this season. If you see any 4th and short to medium inside our half you can expect them to go for it. Along with him, their punter Scott not living up to his first season. Come Friday we would obviously like to see them punting lot, and when they do so we need to capitalize on any good field position they might leave us with.
But where we really need to win the field position battle is on kickoffs. We saw their two fumbles on kickoffs against Ole Miss and they haven’t been impressive in general in the return game other than that either. Perhaps even less impressive Georgia is last in average yards per return, so lets hope McKenzie is by his mid week drama and has a big game Saturday.