Martinez still not sure about Dawgs' D
Willie Martinez
Willie Martinez
Dawg Post Reporter
Posted Sep 21, 2006

ATHENS – Willie Martinez doesn’t want to make too much of the way his Georgia defense has started the season.

“I’m being honest with you. We really don’t know how good we are,” he said. “We’ve played three games.”

After those games, the Bulldogs are second in the country in scoring defense, behind only Virginia Tech. Georgia has given up four points per game this season, compared to the Hokies’ 3.3. The two teams have in common a schedule that is void of a marquee opponent.

Of the top five defensive teams in the country, LSU (Auburn), Auburn (LSU) and TCU (Texas Tech) have faced a powerful offensive team.

Martinez isn’t worried about defending his team’s start, though, or predicting if this unit has a chance to be special.

“That’s for (the media),” he said. “We’re not thinking about that. We’re thinking about the things that have helped us be 3-0.”

Georgia is fifth in the country in total defense, having given up 203.7 yards per game.

“I think we’ve proven enough for people to get excited,” senior defensive tackle Ray Gant said. “I’m excited to see how the season might go.”

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