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Signing Day Recap: MaconDawg Gets Manic Depressive

How did the Georgia Bulldogs fare in recruiting on National Signing Day? MaconDawg offers an unvarnished initial assessment of Mark Richt's 2013 college football signing class.


Watch the Day's Most Anticipated Hat Ceremony

All right, National Signing Day is about to get underway in earnest, as Matthew Thomas, Laremy Tunsil, and Montravius Adams all are scheduled to make announcements in the next hour. First, though, we must turn our attention to National Signing Day’s most important hat ceremony, which all fans of the Georgia Bulldogs have been anxiously awaiting since this morning’s exclusive video was posted here at Dawg Sports. Please join me for the moment of truth:

Well, that was a bit of a Signing Day surprise, wasn’t it? predicted I would pick the white Nike “Dawgs” cap with the red bill. projected that my decision would come down to the red 1992 “retro” cap or the tan 2005 SEC championship hat. ESPN rated the grey lid as the frontrunner, but deemed the white Chance Veazey cap a leading darkhorse contender. Who saw the basic red hat winning out in the end?

Let that be a lesson to you, Bulldog Nation. National Signing Day always has its surprises, but, at the end of the day, you want the kids who want to be ‘Dawgs. Let’s face the rest of the day in that spirit.

(By the way, my nine-year-old son was the cameraman for these videos, and I let him choose which cap I picked. Just in case you were wondering.)

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Exclusive Video from Day's Biggest Hat Ceremony

National Signing Day is here! Although Mr. Sanchez has given you the pertinent times at which Georgia prospects are scheduled to declare their intentions, I’d like to get this party started with a hat ceremony you may not have anticipated. Here, to get your day underway, is an early morning press conference regarding an announcement of enormous importance:

Well, there you have it, folks. Be back here at the appointed hour to learn which hat I will pick to wear during the festivities. In the meantime, you should stick to this stream throughout the day for the latest on the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2013 signing class, and you should visit SB Nation’s recruiting hub to keep on top of how various programs are faring nationally.

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Signing Day Comment Thread

Do I really need to tell you what's going on?


'Twas the Night Before Signing Day

Twas the night before Signing Day, when all through Butts-Mehre
Not a creature was stirring, except Daryl Jones and his peers.
The fax machines were well stocked, paper loaded with care,
In hopes that all the 5 stars soon would be there.

Chuck was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of great linemen danced in his head.
Macon roasting his pig, and Dave preparing his crockpot,
While Richt made his phone calls to fill the last spot.

When out of Oxford there arose such a clatter,
A well placed pause surely wasn't the matter.
Away to home of that big time recruit,
Went McClendon, Bobo, and Lily, each in their finest track suit

The moon gently rose, to kick off that February night
With less than 7 months to go before Kyle's beloved Dawg and Cat fight.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But man 6'6, 300, as nimble as a deer.

But don't daudle, don't delay, Richt must be quick,
Or he might lose them all to the Saban called Nick.
More rapid than mopeds his kids swiftly came,
As grown men whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Ramsey! now, Terry! now, Wiggins and Green!
On, Kublanow! On, Johnson! on Rankin and McGee!
To the top of the rankings! to that crystal ball!
Now lift and practice! Become Junkyard Dawgs y'all!"

As dry leaves of winter slowly become spring,
Soon becomes summer, then fall tailgaiting.
Our eyes will turn to Clemson on August 31st
As we sip bourbon and Coca-Cola to whet our football thirst.

But please keep in mind, when signing day dawns
That we're obsessing over children who just finished playing on our lawns.
Not that such a thing will diminish the cheer,
and happiness over stealing the best recruit away from Tech's veer.

From Seattle to Athens, and all points in between,
Tonight linebackers and left tackles will provide the dream.
And that new quarterback's spiral, best described as art in midflight,
Happy Signing Day to All, and to All a Good Night.


Signing Day schedule tomorrow

Tomorrow is National Signing Day and Butts-Mehre is getting the fax machines ready as we speak. While football gets all the attention, we'll also see women's soccer and track and field athletes sign their letters of intent tomorrow. Basketball and several other sports had an early period in November, and a spring period starting in April.

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