Two Breakout Bulldogs – By BUCK BELUE

To start the season, Inside Linebacker Channing Tindall and H-Back Brock Bowers have been the two most impressive players. Okay, so add Jordan Davis to the list. I get it. But besides big 99, Tindall and Bowers are breaking out.

One a senior, the other a freshman. One on offense, one of defense.

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Channing Tindall (Photo: UGA Athletics)

Tindall’s closing speed, chasing down ball carriers from the inside out, is amazing. Sort of like Roquan Smith. He features the “search & destroy” mentality. Run you down and get you down. Hard. Physical. Fast.

Channing has been impressive and so has Nakobe Dean.

Are you wondering why it took so long for Tindall to break out? Coming out of high school, he was an edge rusher. So, he changed positions and moved inside.

At the same time, he was also competing with some high-level inside backers. Monte Rice and Tae Crowder were ahead of him.

But now, it’s his time to shine. By the way, Channing will test well as far as the NFL goes. He’s playing his way into the NFL Draft conversation right now.

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Brock Bowers (Photo: UGA Athletics)

Brock Bowers has bust onto the scene in Athens, all the way from Napa Valley, California and is leading the Bulldogs in receiving so far.

Against Clemson, Brock was J.T. Daniels go to guy. The 88-yard touchdown catch and sprint against UAB was highlight reel worthy! The big receiver can run fast.

I like the way Coach Monken is using him too.

Bowers is an H-Back in Monken’s scheme. Has him off the line and putting him in motion. The big play against UAB featured Bowers in motion and running a wheel route, which puts him in a big-play spotlight. Against Clemson, he was being featured in the quick passing game.

He’s a big, talented target and is off to a fast start.

And did you see Big 99 sprint forty yards and run down that UAB ball carrier by the sideline? Talk about amazing…

BUCK BELUE
Host of “The Buck Belue Show”
Weekdays at 10AM on 680 The Fan

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