The Tigers have won back-to-back SEC game and are now 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC. The ESPN GameDay host said on the Herbstreit & Fitzsimmons podcast thats worthy of praise.
I get it, losing to Tennessee at home is not great. Going to Starkville and losing, and losing in the fashion they did,” he explained. Their of podcast thats worthy of praise.,. Ill tell you what man, when you have aspirations of winning the SEC and going to a playoff and you get off to a 4-1 start and things are still OK, then you lose two in a row and those dreams are gone. You are sitting there at 4-3 and you still have five games to play and you are dealing with outside noise, Gus Malzahn is on the hot seat and you turn around and go to Oxford and win 31-16 and you turn around and win at home and beat a top-20 A&M team, those are coaching moments that dont get recognized that fans need to appreciate.
Georgia Bulldogs release game trailer for Auburn Tigers
This week, Malzahn said the future is bright at Auburn after athletic director Allen Greene confirmed Malzahn was Auburns coach of the future.
Its easy for fans to see 8-0, 9-1 and say thats a great job,” Herbstreit said. “I love when a team is 4-3 and he could lose his team, and, instead, they find a way to dig back in and come back out swinging. Im more impressed with that from a coach then when you come out and run the table. I know thats a hard thing to do, but Ive seen so many teams in college football have these big goals and then they are gone and the team gets senioritis and they start thinking about the NFL or other things and they start 4-3 and they finish 5-7. Auburn deserves a lot of credit. Gus Malzahn deserves a lot of credit for turning this thing around.
Things dont get any easier for Malzahns Tigers. They travel to No. 5 Georgia on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. CBS game.
These have been big games for Georgia,” he explained. “This is a rivalry, I get it, I respect it, I understand that but right now, Georgia, you could make the case, is playing their best football. Jake Fromm is really doing a nice job but they have to be able to compartmentalize the emotion and go out and execute. They played LSU in Death Valley, had a bye week, played Florida in Jacksonville then they went to Lexington. Its been a while since they have been home.
The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1 SEC) play host to No. 24 Auburn (6-3, 3-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Sanford Stadium (TV: ESPN, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM).
I think being at home will be the difference in this game… Emotions, Auburns grit and toughness and Jarrett Stidham making some big plays keep them around but over the course of 60 minutes, Georgia and Fromm will make enough plays to pull away, in my opinion, in a rivalry game.
You go back to almost camp-style practices, where you go back and focus on yourself and playing more good on good, and getting ourselves better.
Edit Slot to 247Sports Home Slot to Georgia Bulldogs Newsletter Slot to Georgia Links No. 5 Georgia (8-1) is looking to improve its overall record to 9-1 on the season Saturday as it takes on Auburn (6-3) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. and as is the case every week, the Bulldogs video team has released a video trailer for the matchup. This 55-second feature is entitled “We Run This Town.”
Kickoff for the game between the Bulldogs and Tigers is set for 7 p.m. ET, with ESPN set to televise the game.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 5 by the Associated Press, the Coaches Poll, and in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Georgia is coming off a 34-17 win over Kentucky, while Auburn is coming off a 28-24 home win over Texas A&M Georgia opened as a 13.5-point favorite for its Week 10 showdown but by Wednesday the spread had moved to Georgia being a 14-to-14.5-point favorite. Georgia entered the season ranked as the No. 3 team in the country behind only Alabama and Clemson after coming off a 13-2 season, winning the Southeastern Conference title and falling to Alabama in overtime of the College Football Playoff National Championship.