Monday, July 25, 2011

40 Days To Kickoff


Fall camp will open in less than 10 days and the Dawgs will put on the pads for the first time on August 8th. There will not be as many questions about this years team as we heard last season.

DSC_7334A year ago today, the Dawg Nation was barking loudly about what to expect from a freshman quarterback, untested but talented. Aaron Murray enters his sophomore season as the first team pre-season All SEC quarterback and the only question is, can he top his freshman campaign?

Ben Jones will anchor an offensive line that is excited about the opportunity of opening holes using Coach Will Friend’s old school approach of firing off the ball and drive blocking.

The only questions offensively will be the tailback rotation and which young receivers will rise to the challenge of competing in the SEC?

Defensively the front seven will be much bigger and faster than what we saw last year. The secondary has three starters returning and after being in Coach Todd Grantham’s 3-4 scheme for a year, everyone is more comfortable with their assignments.

The kicking game may be the best in the country, both Blair Walsh and Drew Butler are pre-season first team All SEC performers.

The off season has been relatively quiet compared to the past three or four. One player suspension has been announced due to a violation of team rules and rumblings out of Butts-Meher indicate a second is about to be announced.

Over the next 40 days, we’ll preview each position and take a look at how the Dawgs will match up with Boise State.

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