Brian Kelly Says Georgia Running Game Will Truly Test The Fighting Irish

Brian Kelly Says Georgia Running Game Will Truly Test The Fighting Irish

Brian Kelly Says Georgia Running Game Will Truly Test The Fighting Irish

Wimbush signed with Notre Dame as a member of the 2015 class and was a four-star prospect out of New Jersey. This means the chain will be accompanying the team to South Bend this weekend, to face off against a physical, dynamic Notre Dame offense. However, to start with, I thought we'd take a quick look at how Georgia's offense might look in week 2. "It's a cool deal to be able to go play in a game like this, especially in a place like that". For Kelly, however, chances to play teams as talented as those from the SEC serve as a great opportunity, regardless of the final score. I know the job [Head] Coach [Brian] Kelly and his staff do, it's tremendous.

"They have a big offensive line", Ledbetter said. "So, listen, if you let these guys go through to the second level and you're relying on your safeties one on one from 12 yards off to make tackles, they need to be of National Football League pedigree to make those tackles consistently, and I don't know that they will because these two kids are extraordinary talents".

What Wimbush likes to do, Ledbetter said, is spin and maneuver his way around tacklers, something the defense will have to prevent from happening if Georgia wants a shot at getting a win on the road this Saturday.

"The traits that we've been working on and developing showed themselves", said Kelly. "We're going to come in next week, break down the film and figure them out, their weaknesses, their strengths and go from there".

This was after practice on Tuesday, as Georgia (1-0) prepares for one of its most highly-anticipated nonconference trips in recent memory.

Notre Dame was 9-0-1 and No. 2 in the country when it accepted the bid in what was anticipated to be a 1 vs. 2 showdown, especially after it defeated two-time reigning national champion Alabama in Birmingham on November 15, 7-0.

The 2017 version promises to be a challenge of its own.

Temple junior RB Ryquell Armstrong rushed for 67 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 49-16 loss to Notre Dame. And he was far from ideal through the air, completing 17 of 30 passes for just 184 yards.

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Coach Geoff Collins said the team tried to get Bryant ready to play but knew he wouldn't be available on Friday.

ESPN's Football Power Index thinks ND is underrated. He's tough. He got hit today. "We've just got to get back to our brand of football".

Granted, the Notre Dame offensive line repeatedly succeeded against a Temple team tasked with replacing the majority of its front seven. A long time ago, you didn't know Notre Dame's players unless you saw them on TV because you didn't get recruited with them. "I know it's not the same thing as playing at Notre Dame, but to them there is not a huge difference".

"Certainly have a great deal of respect for Kirby Smart, and certainly know him from his days at Alabama when we played them obviously in the national championship game", Kelly said.

-Haven't mentioned this before but former Bulldogs defensive back/linebacker Nick Williams is serving as a student assistant for the defense.

Notre Dame is a 4½-point favorite for what will be the 257 consecutive home sellout dating back to 1973 in a stadium with a capacity now of 77,622.

On Georgia's first possession, Walker suffered a dislocated shoulder, and the trainer told Dooley that the game-changing back was finished for the day.

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