Monday, September 27, 2010

Letting go and getting back to enjoying football

Think back, just five weeks ago. After a long, hot summer, the countdown to the college football season was finally coming to an end. Georgia was facing an easier schedule than the 2009 slate with an experienced offensive line and one of the best offensive players in the country. There was optimism about turning things around with our new defense and a fun trip to Colorado in October.

Wow. Things sure have changed.

As we prepare to enter October, the view has totally changed. The offensive line has struggled, AJ Green has yet to play a down, and Georgia sits at 1-3, currently the worst team in the SEC. But with 8 games remaining in the season, it is time to let go of the bright dreams this team had heading into the season. Beginning this week in Colorado, we need to get back to enjoying Georgia football. Or else, things will only get worse.

Maybe we need to take a page out of the Chicago Cubs fans book. This team may be down, but that doesn't mean we give up on them. The team needs the support of the fans, not just to get through the remainder of this schedule, but to put on a good face for the recruits who join the team in the future. Things are bad, but they certainly have not hit what I would consider rock bottom. Look at Michigan, where after two straight losing seasons under Rich Rodriguez, they finally have the players to run his system. They sit at 4-0 and have a Heisman candidate at quarterback. Georgia definitely still has a talented roster. We have a great young quarterback who will be around for the next three years. We need to build up this team, not continue to tear it down.

After nearing the edge on Saturday night, I think I have taken a step back towards sanity. For now, I'm going to enjoy the rest of the season and see how things shake out.

Hope to see ya'll dressed in red in Boulder on Saturday.


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