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Monday Morning Dawg Bites - 'Umm, Go Gata?' Edition

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In this week's edition of Monday Morning Dawg Bites, Dawg Sports takes a look at the BCS Standings, whether or not Bobby Petrino has a future in the SEC, and the reason the Dawgs need to be rooting for Florida this weekend.

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When Marvin Lee Aday, better known as "Meatloaf", released "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" in 1993, the main question on the mind of listeners worldwide was, "Well, what exactly is 'that'' anyway?" There are myriad theories on the subject, but there's never been a final statement made by Meatloaf as to the true answer. Where does this fit in with Dawg Bites, you ask? Well, for me, the answer has always been obvious as to what 'that' is...it's simple, really. Meatloaf was was obviously a Georgia fan, and the 'that' to which he's referring is that he would never pull for the Florida Gators. I've always been on this same train of thought, but alas, this week has changed me. Marc Weiszer explains everything here, and David Paschall further clarifies things here, but the long and short of it is that this week, the Dawgs are going to have to pull for the Gators to emerge victorious against the Cocks of South Carolina in the Swamp. Vineyarddawg is likely sobbing somewhere, contemplating what this means for his fate, but if you truly love the Dawgs, you're going to have to abandon Meatloaf's mantra and Gator Chomp it up this Saturday. Oy.

Also over at the Times Free Press, Mark Wiedmer poses an interesting question. I'm telling you, folks, we might be lamenting a poor performance against South Carolina, and my faith in Mark Richt has been shaking a bit, but man, I'm glad we're not entertaining that idea. Tennessee and Auburn are currently just shadows of their former selves, and that's saying A LOT, especially for Tennessee.

The first BCS rankings of the season are out, and the SEC placed seven teams in the top 25, with Alabama and Florida at one and two, LSU and South Carolina at six and seven, Georgia and Mississippi State at eleven and twelve, respectively. Texas A&M rounded out the list of SEC teams, coming in at number seventeen. We should see even more movement soon, with Florida facing two ranked opponents in a row in Carolina and Georgia, Alabama facing three ranked opponents in a row (at home against MSU, a night game in Death Valley, and back home again against TAMU) following this week's trip to Knoxville, and Mississippi State also starting a three game ranked opponent stretch after this week against Middle Tennessee (at Alabama, home against TAMU, and at LSU).

The Red & Black posted a series of bye week barometers, taking a look at where the team stands based on an assortment of different criteria. Hmm...where have I seen this idea before? Oh, right.

Finally, because it's apropos, here you go:


Well, folks, I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday, and let's get ready to cheer for the Florida Gators this week. I've got to run, because I just threw up in my mouth a little.

As always...Go Dawgs!