Tide Expects Old Fashion Title Matchup With Dawgs
Alabama doesn't anticipate anything fancy against Georgia this weekend. The Tide expects to line up and duke it out with a physical team.
Nick Saban has a 3-2 career record against Mark Richt. And the Tide head coach says not much has changed with Richt over the years."We've played against Mark Richt coached teams before. They've played against us before. Even though it is different, and they do have different players, philosophically, it's not like they're completely different than what you have played against before. I'm sure they would say the same thing about us."
Alabama and Georgia appear to be mirror images of each other. Solid defense. Efficient quarterbacks. And a two-headed tandem at running back. Said Bama running back Eddie Lacy,"They play physical. The same as our defense. They make a lot of big plays defensively." Added linebacker Nico Johnson,"They're two good backs. (Gurley and Marshall) Getting six yards a pop. We've just got to go and get better at everything we do as far as stopping the run."
Johnson believes Georgia is on the same physical level as another SEC team."As far as the physical part, LSU. As far as being physical. I don't think you can compare them to any other team. I honestly don't think that's fair to them. To be honest. I can't say. But as far as being physical, I think they are the same as LSU."
Since both teams are playing for a spot in the national title game, it'll be a crazy scene at the Georgia Dome. Said Lacy,"The atmosphere is going to be crazy. I can feel it's going to be crazy. It's going to be loud. We can't let that affect us. We've got to lock in, and we will be locked in. We've just got to go out and play."