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The challenge for Georgia this week is a challenge that was already being anticipated heading into 2014. The Bulldogs must find a way to integrate Hutson Mason, a talented passer in his own right, into an offense that already features an impressive array of weapons.
Mason's ability to jell with Todd Gurley, Chris Conley, Michael Bennett and others was expected to springboard the Dawgs next season. Cohesion must now be formed in short order.
Georgia Southern defeated a much more talented Florida team with its multifaceted option ground attack last weekend. While Georgia fans got a good laugh out of their SEC rival's misfortune, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham needed to take notice as the Dawgs prepare for a similar offensive approach from Georgia Tech.
Discipline in assignments will maximize the talent advantage that the Bulldogs defense has over the Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately, Georgia's most recent effort against a prolific rushing attack (Auburn) was an embarrassment, as the Tigers racked up 323 yards on the ground.