So, the team recently held a scrimmage that was closed to the public and the media. How did the team do? Well, it appeared to be mixed results since the offense had their way with the defense. From Paul Gattis of the Huntsville Times:
In the 92-play scrimmage closed to reporters and the public, the offense piled up 596 yards and eight touchdowns, according to statistics provided by the UA media relations department.
That breaks down to 6.5 yards per play and one touchdown per 11.5 plays
Some of the offensive standouts included Nikita Stover, Mike McCoy, Terry Grant, and Jimmy Johns.
The worst thing about scrimmaging is the emotional confusion fans go through after hearing the stats. On one hand, we want to be amazed and extremely happy about our powerful offense. On the other hand, we’re all starting to feel pretty nervous about what the defense might look like come game time. It’s a mixed bag for most schools, even UGA.
For now, it is probably wise for the fans to just sit back and wait until the first few games to see what we have. I’m as excited as the next person; but, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
We’ll see some improvements, I have no doubt about that. But, it probably won’t be enough to take down every single tough team we face. I just hope we can actually improve as the season progresses, unlike the last few years. Maybe by the time we take on Tennessee, LSU, or Auburn, we’ll be good enough to pull out a win or two.