The Georgia Bulldogs entered the season counting on their marquee true freshman. They were doing so even before Isaiah Crowell's entire position group split up and went to tour the country. Verdict after one week in which he was the team's most-used offensive weapon and got the majority of the called rushing attempts: there is not one.
The South Carolina Gamecocks aren't relying quite as heavily on defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who finished third on the team with seven tackles in his debut despite coming off the bench. But now that Steve Spurrier has announced Clowney will get his first start against Georgia on Saturday, perhaps the two most highly touted freshmen in the SEC are destined to be measured against each other in a nationally televised game.
There's already enough pressure on Crowell thanks to Clowney's teammate Marcus Lattimore, who ran for 1,197 yards in his first year and 182 in his breakout game against the Dawgs. Oh, and Herschel Walker's documentary on ESPNU aired last night.
Not a breezy week to be Isaiah Crowell, is it?