Happy Thanksgiving & Welcome to Rivalry Week!

Nov 27, 2013 -- 7:05pm

   One of the best times of the year, isn't it? Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time. Families gather for an awesome meal and there is plenty of football to go around. Saturday should be outstanding. Rivalry games are lined up all day long.

   Georgia Tech's lost 4 in a row to the 'Dogs. Jackets haven't beaten Georgia at home since '99. But could the Bulldogs be vulnerable, with Aaron Murray out? Might appear that way, but the guess here says Hutson Mason plays a strong game. Don't you just know that Todd Gurley's getting a full load in this game. Give it to him early and often!

   Tech's best shot at an upset might be turning pass-rusher Jeremiah Attaochu loose on Hutson Mason. Gates and Theus have their hands full in this match-up. Might be a good reason to run Gurley early. Attaochu looks too quick for those Georgia tackles to handle in pass-pro.

   Bet Coach Paul Johnson targets the Georgia safeties, in the option game. That group has been a step slow reacting all season. Harvey-Clemons, Moore and Matthews are in the spotlight against this Tech option scheme. Can they react and tackle? They'll be tested. Show up late and Robert Godhigh might be gone...

   I've got Georgia winning 24-16. Also, in the 78th Iron Bowl, I've got Alabama slamming Auburn, 31-13. Look for the Tide defense to do a solid job against the Tiger rushing game. Wonder if Malzahn will be aggressive early and take some shots downfield against these Alabama DB's. Sammie Coates needs some big-play opportunities.

   South Carolina looks to make it a record 5 in a row against Clemson. Tigers better step up on the line of scrimmage! Boyd and the gang better convert some 3rd downs too. Should be a good one.

   Probably not going to be much fun, down in the Florida Swamp. Seminoles are poised to lay a big number on the Gators. Muschamp is trying to survive. Jimbo might feel for him, but FSU is trying to advance to the BCS title game. No mercy!

   Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. We appreciate you all!

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