Ray Goff Provides His Georgia Scouting Report
The top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and fourth ranked Georgia Bulldogs square off for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff during Saturday's SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.
It will be the fourth meeting this decade including the second in the SEC Championship Game.
During Tuesday's edition of Inside the Locker Room, former Georgia head football coach Ray Goff provided his scouting report on the 2018 edition of the Bulldogs.
This year's Georgia roster has only 17 seniors and three graduate students. With a roster full of underclassmen, Goff assessed the team's performance coming off a conference title and national championship game appearance in 2017.
"We've really come out and played well this year except for LSU and Kirby and them have just done a really great job with a lot of young players." Goff said.
On defense, the Bulldogs have given up 17.4 points per game and limited opposing offenses to 303.5 yards per game. Georgia's head coach from 1989-1995 gave his thoughts on the defense's performance this season.
"I think defensively, we've got a young defense. Our defense up front is probably not as strong as it was last year. I think they've played well and we've held people to a reasonable amount of points for each game." Goff said.
At quarterback, both sophomore Jake Fromm and freshman Justin Fields have seen significant action with Fromm taking most of the snaps over the last month of the season. For the season, Fromm has a 69 percent completion rate with 24 touchdowns compared to five interceptions. Goff offered his endorsement of Fromm's handling of the offense as a two-year starter.
"For the young man to come in and play like he did as a true freshman, that was pretty remarkable." Goff said. "I think he's really done a good job."
On the opposite sideline, the former Georgia quarterback and head coach had high compliments for Alabama's offense including the Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts and the offensive line.
"Alabama's offensive line has truly done a great job." Goff said. "You got two great quarterbacks over there. That's the great thing about what Alabama has this year is that offensively they are really good and they move the football and they're consistent."
Looking ahead to Saturday, Goff laid out who he thinks is the better team coming into Saturday and how he sees the game playing out.
"I think it's going to be a tough game on Saturday. Alabama I think is better. It doesn't mean we can't beat them. I think Alabama's got the better team, but I think it'll be a heck of a football game and one that I think a lot of people will be watching." Goff said.
The former Georgia head coach later discussed how special Tua Tagovailoa has been to Alabama, the increased investment that Georgia has made in their football program and whether he believes that Alabama will make the College Football Playoff regardless of a win or loss in Atlanta.
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