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Friday Afternoon Dawg Bites Listened to the Wind Blow, Watched the Sun Rise

Gee. For a guy that was on the hot seat just a few months ago, folks sure are hungry for rumours* about the future of Georgia’s head coach, a guy whose winning ways in the SEC might be able to help out a conference newcomer and whose broadly admired moral character might help stabilize a scandal-shocked program up north.

Don’t know if I’m buying it myself, but Vegas has each SEC team as a favorite in its bowl game. (Certain restrictions apply.) In case you missed it, Spears offered the first installment of bowl picks here at Dawg Sports earlier this week.

College Football News brings a different sort of take, offering each 2011-12 bowl participant’s best historic bowl moment. Agree or disagree with their pick for UGA? We’ve got lots of bowls from which to choose, after all.

As the Mayor pointed out earlier this morning, the 2012 football schedules for the new and expanded SEC are expected early next week, and we’re looking at continuing an eight-game slate for the foreseeable future.

In "Oh, my heart" news, Demetric Evans, who played on the ridiculously star-studded Georgia defenses of the late Donnan years, has wrapped up his undergraduate degree after departing for the NFL eleven years ago and is participating in graduation exercises in Athens today. Check out the Chip Towers piece on this Damn Good Dawg.

Speaking of ridiculously star-studded Georgia defenses, the athletic department’s official site has a fun video of the 2011 Hits of the Year (also featuring some hits on offense).

Trinton Sturdivant also graduates today and continues to weigh his options for next season after a career interrupted multiple times by injury.

And because we here at Dawg Sports want to continue easing your transition from football season into other sports …

Mark Fox will take the men’s squadra di basketball on a tour of Italy in August 2012.

Meanwhile, a trip to L.A. to face Southern Cal is on the slate for tomorrow night. Check back with Dawg Sports for our live comment thread.

And the women’s swimming and diving team already has seven individual NCAA qualifiers.

Visit early and often for more UGA news. GO DAWGS!

*Rumours. Get it? GET IT? VALIDATE ME!)