It is the first Monday of the rest of your life, and the Monday before the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Auburn Tigers with their continuing SEC championship hopes on the line. But before the Red and Black and the Plainsmen kick off the latest version of the South's oldest rivalry (because people in North Carolina and Virginia cannot tell time, apparently) you probably have work to do. I'll let you get right to that, after I bring you up to speed on what's happening this morning in Bulldog Nation.
Guess who's back: Gurley, Marshall return to Sanford Stadium | Online Athens
Mark Richt says that Bulldog coaches haven't even talked about whether Gurley or Chubb will be the starter on Saturday, and I don't really blame them. Both backs will likely play a ton, so the question of who's in on the first snap is more a trivia answer than anything else. Richt actually covered a lot of ground last night on other subjects, as Marc Weiszer details in this article.
Rumph finally plays, leads Bulldogs in receiving | www.ajc.com
Chip Towers takes note of Saturday's unusual Jonathon Rumph sighting (who has two hamstrings and led the 'Dawgs in receiving? That guy.) It's unfortunate that Rumph will leave Athens after this season having never really had a chance to live up to the potential everyone saw when he arrived from the JUCO ranks.
Auburn's Coordinators Ellis Johnson And Rhett Lashlee outline mistakes against Texas A&M, injuries on both sides, say only person who's stopped Gurley "is the autograph guy." | AL.com
Auburn coordinators Rhett Lashlee and Ellis Johnson met with the media following the Tigers' wrap-up practice on Sunday evening to talk about the Tigers' loss to Texas A&M and to preview this weekend's game. Ellis Johnson had the line of the evening.
Injured Auburn receiver D'haquille Williams could return by end of season, says source | AL.com
Williams sprained the medial collateral ligament and suffered a bruised right knee when he was hit low by Texas A&M defensive back De'Vante Harris early in the second quarter of the Tigers' 41-38 loss to the Aggies. Sammie Coates is the marquee player in the Tiger receiving corps, but Williams has been a big contributor as well, tallying 38 catches for 609 yards and 5 scores this season.
That should get you started. Be sure to check back later for more Bulldog news and notes. Until then...