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Those Who Can't Wrestle Teach Wrestling

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I Am the Genius. I Am the Best.

It’s 11:00 a.m., so my students aren’t tired. It’s cold outside, colder than Georgia has any right being, so everybody in the classroom is bundled up in hats, sweaters, scarves, and thick winter coats, except me. I am the professor of this course, and I am wearing a hot pink C.M. Punk t-shirt...

Above are the opening lines from a professor at the University of Georgia who is teaching a freshman composition class about professional wrestling.

TT 2/11: In Which We Are All Mark Bradley II

Today's tidbits feature Nate going off the deep end, ACC recruiting analysis, and good football news.

Happy Thanksgiving, Bulldog Nation!

It's Thanksgiving Day in America, and few in the United States are as blessed as those fortunate souls residing in Bulldog Nation. It's time for the Georgia Bulldogs faithful to share the reasons...

So Long To Mike Adams, UGA's Own Dan Snyder

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Like more than a few Georgia alums and fans -- not the least of which was Dawgsports' own Kyle King -- I was quite happy to see the news this past week that UGA President Michael Adams will be...

Georgia Bulldog in Winter - Hines Ward Faces the End

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It was inevitable. It was going to happen sooner or later. Against Cincinnati Hines Ward found himself standing on the slidelines watching. For the first time since early 2000, something other than injury had forced spectator status on number 86. Click here or above for a look at what Hines Ward has meant to the franchise, where he stands among the franchise greats, and how he's handling his demotion.

FSU To Hold Open Practice On Sunday While SEC Presidents Meet To Discuss Expansion (Maybe)

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FSU To Hold Open Practice On Sunday While SEC Presidents Meet To Discuss Expansion (Maybe)

The Mountain West/WAC and the BCS.

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This line of thought is getting pretty damn ridiculous. It comes up every few months. Some blowhard spouts out off abut how the Mountain West is more deserving of a BCS bid than the Big East and/or...

Zach Mettenberger Update.

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There were rumors yesterday that Charlie Strong and the Louisville staff had ceased their pursuit of Zach Mettenberger. The rumors reached a crescendo at the time when Mettenberger was supposedly...

Stewart, I am a believer that a fan base must always answer the question "And hire whom?" before...

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Stewart, I am a believer that a fan base must always answer the question "And hire whom?" before they talk about firing a coach. If you cannot name a better option than the current guy, forget it. I find myself teetering on the Mark Richt discussion. If he goes, who would be your hire? -- Dave, Atlanta I'm with you, Dave. If Georgia runs off Richt this year, it will be textbook Clemson/Ole Miss Syndrome. (Note the example cited in that link: Minnesota. How's that working out?) Historically, Georgia is more prestigious than either of those teams -- but not as much as Dawgs fans like to think. In all my travels, I'm not sure I've ever come across a fan base whose self-perception is so far from reality. Georgia fashions itself a national power in the vein of Ohio State, USC, et. al., based primarily off one glorious three-year run 30 years ago with Herschel Walker (and some kick-butt years in the 1940s). Prior to this season, the Dawgs under Richt had vastly outperformed their historical "equilibrium," and in fact Richt's career winning percentage (.752) is the highest in school history (not counting Bobby Winston's lone 5-1 season in 1894). But in today's SEC, the goal is national championships, and three other league coaches hired by their schools more recently than Richt -- Florida's Urban Meyer, LSU's Miles and Alabama's Nick Saban -- have 'em. Richt doesn't. And at 0-3 in the SEC, winning one anytime soon probably seems like a very remote possibility. But realistically, the chances of hiring another Ray Goff are higher than the school landing its own Meyer or Saban. Texas head-coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp (a UGA alum) is a realistic and enticing possibility, but beyond that, there is not a single coach out there I'd consider an upgrade from Richt (and even Muschamp is no guarantee). Let's see how the season plays out. With a light upcoming schedule, a freshman quarterback who should theoretically progress and the return of A.J. Green, my guess is the Dawgs will go on a run. If they can salvage things and win eight games, and still fire him ... well, just take a look at Tennessee for a glimpse into their immediate future. Stewart Mandel

John Isner, Wimbledon, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Long March of History

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Former Georgia Bulldogs star John Isner made history at Wimbledon this week. Dawg Sports places Isner's achievement in the context of the history of Bulldog tennis, the University, and the state.

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