It’s put up or shut up time for Georgia

Five things we learned over the weekend:

1. It’s put up or shut up time for Georgia: I mean that in a nice way but here is the reality. Georgia is a good team that has battled through some significant injuries on the offensive line and is 6-1. But the media and those who vote in the polls still have some doubts about the Bulldogs. They see Georgia’s obvious talent at the skill positions. They see a speedy defense that doesn’t give up a lot of big plays. But they wonder why Georgia can dominate games statistically but can’t put teams like Tennessee and Vanderbilt away. Part of that can be chalked up to life in the SEC. Alabama couldn’t put away Ole Miss despite a 24-3 lead. We who live in SEC territory understand that. The folks on the other side of the Mississippi River don’t. Bottom line: Georgia’s staff and its players have managed the season well to be 6-1 at this point. But the preliminaries are over. The next two weeks against LSU and Florida are Showtime. As a player all you want is this kind of opportunity. Now it’s time for Georgia to perform. If Georgia believes that it is one of the elite teams in the country, the time has come for the Bulldogs to state their case.

2. Texas-Bama on collision course for championship but…..:

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10/20/08