Gary Danielson Breaks Down SEC Championship Game
CBS college football analyst Gary Danielson will break down the SEC championship game between Bama and Georgia during the telecast on Saturday. But he gave us an early preview in a conference call with reporters.
"The one overriding feature for me is we don't know how real Georgia is. They had a terrible slump in the middle of the season when even their own players called their team out. That seemed to ignite them. They played a very good defensive game against Florida. But since then, when the rest of the country was playing really tough football games, Georgia has played Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Southern, and Georgia Tech. They haven't been tested. I don't know Aaron (Murray) all that well. What has struck me about him is he seems a little bit sensitive, and he seems to be a bit of a pleaser to the coaching staff, wanting to be excepted. I would not try to over-coach him. Nick (Saban) makes you play NFL style football against him. Your quarterback has to complete passes. When you do it like (Zach) Mettenberger did or Johnny Manziel did, they're vunerable. But if you don't have a quarterback that can do it, forget it. You have no chance. I do think Georgia needs to find a way to get Jarvis Jones to impact the game, without matching him up against the strength of Alabama, which is their two tackles. The weakness of both teams is kind of facing each other. Alabama is not a great pass rush team. But that's kind of the worst thing Georgia does is pass protect. Who wins that kind of left-handed dribble contest will be the story of the game."