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The BlogPoll has been released, the SEC Power Poll has been published, Matthew Stafford has been profiled, and Mike Bobo is at fault. It's just another Wednesday morning in Bulldog Nation!
It’s Wednesday morning here at Dawg Sports, and you know what that means. (No, we’re not going to have a special guest. That’s Tuesday on the Mickey Mouse Club.) It’s time for your morning edition of Dawg Bites, so grab a cup of coffee and note a few headlines before you dive into your day:
Perhaps because my ballot was not cast in time, Florida checked in at No. 3 in this week’s BlogPoll, ahead of No. 7 South Carolina and No. 13 Georgia. Meanwhile, the SEC Power Poll follows the sequence dictated by the results on the field: Florida beat LSU, who beat South Carolina, who beat Georgia, so the Gators, Tigers, Gamecocks, and Bulldogs are ranked second through fifth, respectively.
If you were around here last evening, you know that I was pretty ticked off when I tuned in to see North Texas take on Louisiana-Lafayette last night and found Americans playing soccer, instead. I’m glad Ronald Reagan didn’t live to see college football being preempted by soccer on an ESPN network, as I wouldn’t have wanted the Gipper to have experienced the sorrow of knowing his lifelong struggle against communism had been in vain. Incidentally, the term “CONCACAF hexagonal” sounds like a make-believe term invented by NFL replacement refs or something out of The Hunger Games.
As Spears noted, SBNation.com has a nice piece on Matthew Stafford, which will make you equal parts proud of the former Georgia quarterback for his success and frustrated that he didn’t experience more of it while in Athens.
I don’t know whether Mark Richt has lost control of Mark Richt, but I do know that Mike Bobo blames Mike Bobo. On the opposite side of the football, Shawn Williams thinks the defense needs to execute better, and this weekend should provide a good opportunity for the Bulldog D to do just that: Kentucky will start a true freshman at quarterback against Georgia.
Have you printed your weekly college football TV schedule and made plans to attend this Saturday’s Third Annual Dawg Sports Sacrificial Goat Roast? Well, for what are you waiting, then?
You may now consider yourself fully briefed and free to move about your day. We’ll see y’all Saturday!