Coverage from today’s AJC previewing the Georgia-Colorado game:
Here’s a story looking at Georgia’s desperate need for a victory and the impact of A.J. Green’s return. An excerpt:
. . . It might not be a bad time for Georgia’s football team to get, say, 1,500 miles away from the eye of the storm.
That’s the distance from Athens to Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., where Georgia (1-3) will play Colorado (2-1) tonight in a nonconference game that will bring either a respite from or a deepening of the Bulldogs’ distress.
There is one break in the clouds: Georgia will have its most talented player, wide receiver A.J. Green, on the field against Colorado — his first action this season after serving a four-game NCAA suspension for selling his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000.
“That does spark a little bit of hope,” receiver Tavarres King said. “One player is not going to change the outcome of a game, but he can sure as heck make some noise. I’m interested to see what his presence does.” Full story here.
Here’s a primer on tonight’s game, including story lines to watch, such as this:
. . . In its past three games — all losses, you might have heard — Georgia allowed the opponent to score a touchdown on its opening possession. With the Bulldogs’ confidence already challenged by the losing streak, another poor start could be tough to overcome. Part of the early-game problem has been slowness to adapt to new wrinkles from the opposing offense. “Sometimes if maybe it’s a new play, or something that’s not exactly the way you practiced it, you’ve still got to apply your concepts to get through the down,” UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “If you don’t, you can give up an explosive play, like has been happening.” Full story here.