Bulldog Nation is a busy place these days, and sometimes it’s tough to keep up, so here are a few tidbits to tide you over and get you up to speed as you prepare for the challenge of the remainder of your week:
- The latest information on the appeal of A.J. Green’s four-game suspension indicates that the NCAA will hear the appeal tomorrow. That doesn’t mean a decision will be made tomorrow, but the turnaround time on Jeremiah Masoli’s appeal was pretty quick, so we should know something fairly soon.
- Remember how I told you the Hogs and the Gamecocks were not comparable clubs offensively? Well, that was before I realized that Razorback running back Dennis Johnson, who has accounted for 83 of Arkansas’s 295 net rushing yards this season, had been sidelined by a bowel injury. While we wish Johnson a speedy recovery, it is noteworthy that his absence from the field on Saturday likely will hamper what already was the SEC’s tenth-rated rushing offense. (Hat tip: Team Speed Kills.)
- Are the Georgia Bulldogs at a crossroads? Dr. Saturday says they aren’t quite yet, and Arkansas Razorbacks fans still believe a win this weekend over "one of the SEC's signature programs" in Athens would be a big deal.
- You know who else seems to think the ‘Dawgs will do all right? Steve Spurrier, rarely a man to resist the chance to take a cheap shot at the Red and Black, tempered his original postgame remarks by praising Georgia:
I think the Georgia coaches really had a good scheme of things. Their guys just didn’t tackle him. . . .
They really did not tackle well, which is unusual for Georgia teams. The coaches had them in position, but obviously the coaches can’t tackle for them.
I’ll bet they get that straightened out as they go through the season because they’ve got a good team and they’ll be back having a big year.
(Hat tip: Senator Blutarsky.) Todd Grantham, meanwhile, has given as good as he has gotten from the Evil Genius, although I will prefer it when Georgia can go back to offering the only retort to Coach Spurrier that matters: "Scoreboard."
- I consider this a Bulldog point of pride: not one of the three discussion threads appearing here last Saturday was quoted in Brian Cook’s "This Week in Schadenfreude" piece.
You may consider yourself up to date for the next fifteen minutes. By that point, of course, if you haven’t checked Facebook, Twitter, SB Nation, SB Nation Atlanta, and the eight or ten Georgia weblogs you check religiously, you’ll just be too far behind to ever even think of being current again. Still, you can relax for right now, so you’ve got that going for you.