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UGA/Charleston Southern First Half Open Thread.

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The first rule of fight club is that you don't talk about fight club. The first rule of college football cupcake eating is not to choke. This Charleston Southern football team is 8-3 and as Coach Richt pointed out earlier this week "knows how to win." They nearly snagged Vandy, falling 21-20. But the Buccaneers followed that by falling 7-3 to Presbyterian.

In other words, this is a football team that is likely to he in this ball game for precisely as long as the Bulldogs allow them to be. The objective: shake off the Auburn afterglow and put in the effort and focus required to get a big lead by halftime, sit as many starters as possible in the second half to allow them to rest up for Georgia Tech and avoid injury, then give the coaches a chance to teach and evaluate guys who'll be needed in 2015. In theory it should be easy. But football games are played in stadiums and not in theories and...whoops, lost focus there for a moment.

The bottom line here is that Georgia should have a decided physical advantage all across the field in this one. We should see plenty of Brice Ramsey and perhaps Faton Bauta. Brendan Douglas should get 10 carries or so before giving way to Kyle Karempelis at some point. Jack Loonam should get some snaps at tight end and ideally we shouldn't even recognize half the guys on the field when time finally winds down. If that's not how it goes, well, feel free to grumble but I wouldn't take it as a sign of trouble. So let's get it going.

Go 'Dawgs!!!