And his o-line will get crushed just as much as our o-line when they play UGA. I think we've got too many people jumping to conclusions. A lot of our o-linemen are still trying to catch up mentally and physically from missing a lot of practice from COVID/quarantine. Mizzou isn't a great team, but their run defense has looked pretty solid outside of the game against our o-line. There's a good chance our o-line handles every defense left on the schedule (including a solid performance against Bama) and gets better every week. Everyone can have their own take, but I want to see how they play on Saturday. They should absolutely handle Kentucky's front seven. You have to have a national championship level o-line to hold your own against UGA's front seven and our group isn't there right now.
When you break down our starting five, it blows that whole stupid nonsense out of the water..it isn't really hard to understand the struggle Saturday..
1. Trey...he is awesome, no coaching malpractice there.
2. Cade Mays..transfer who barely got to practice our playbook because of coronanoia.
3. Kennedy..10th year injury prone senior with no knees.
4. Wanya Morris...Talented true soph who missed most all of practice.
5. Darnell Wright...talented true soph who missed most all of practice.
Playing against an all AA front seven that runs blue chip 2-3 deep...and best of all..almost none of them missed much fall practice because UGA didn't give a dern about stupid BS like contact tracing.
Not that hard to understand really. Our OL is only going to get better overall the next two years even after Trey is gone and Kennedy is finally done...because I didn't even mention the several other talented but raw true frosh and sophomore OLs waiting their turn...plus Carvin.
I agree with most of this, the issue is our expectations and the expectations our admin has set. We must accept that for the foreseeable future, at least 5 to 8 years the best we can hope for is to get lucky and beat one of the big three once every couple of years. The only way that scenario doesn't play out for us is if there is some monumental collapse of one of those programs. Otherwise it's going to be slow and deliberate.