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D-Coordinator Grantham On Georgia’s Porous, Young Defense: “They’re Learning”

gfx - they said itAfter two games against a couple of pretty darn good offenses, Georgia’s rebuilt and uber-youthful defense is right where many pundits predicted — near the bottom of the SEC statistical charts.  Clemson and South Carolina averaged 460.5 yards against the Dawgs, a number surpassed only by Texas A&M (489.0 yards per game) in the conference.

Georgia is also 13th in rush defense (211.5 ypg), 11th in pass defense (249.0 ypg), and 13th in scoring defense (34.0 points allowed per game).

So what does defensive coordinator Todd Grantham say about his D?


“They’re learning.  I think they’re learning the pace that happens (in games) and the importance of getting lined up and being exact, the importance of communication with the people around you, behind you, inside and outside.  I think each time they take the field they get a little better.

I saw improvement in individuals in the last game relative to the first game.  I think what we’ve got to do is continue to improve on that and kind of put it together a little bit with a couple of situations.  If you do that you’ve got a chance to hold guys to low numbers and win a ball game.”


This weekend, the Bulldogs will host a North Texas team that’s averaging 465 yards per game through its first three contests.  If UGA’s starters gives up yards and points galore to the Mean Green, then Dawg fans might want to start worrying.

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