The Belk Bowl kicks off this evening at 6:30 p.m. Eastern from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. However, if you're like most of us you find yourself with a surfeit of daily drudgery to work your way through first. We'll let you get down to that, but only after we take a spin through the news that's noteworthy this morning in Bulldog Nation.
Bobo: Leaving UGA had nothing to do with money | www.ajc.com
Georgia could have matched the salary Colorado State was offering Mike Bobo and he still would be in Fort Collins, Colorado. This should go without saying, but must be stated explicitly in part because the narrative of Greg McGarity as Scrooge McDuck has gripped Bulldog Nation. This despite the fact that Jeremy Pruitt got a $310,000 raise to come from Tallahassee to Athens less than a year ago, and the fact that an indoor practice facility is, as we speak, in the planning stages.
Greg McGarity is frugal. There's no disputing that. The guy doesn't like to spend money, but he's not totally irrational either. The notion that Mike Bobo is at Colorado State because of money is simply stupid. Mike Bobo and Will Friend are headed to Fort Collins because one wants to be a head coach and the other an offensive coordinator. Good for them for earning that opportunity. Now let's hire a couple of similarly motivated replacements.
Richt: Georgia will stay true to its offensive philosophy | Georgia Bulldogs blog | Columbus Ledger Enquirer
Again, this should go without saying. Any Georgia team coached by Mark Richt is going to run to set up the pass, especially the play action pass. It will seek to control the clock, pushing the tempo where appropriate and grinding it out when necessary. That's what the boss man wants, and it's what the boss man will get.
Trying times for Richt, and now a pivotal game | Georgia Bulldogs blog | Columbus Ledger Enquirer
I think Seth is overstating the importance of this game by a little bit. But just a little. I don't think it would be incorrect to say that losing this bowl game and dropping to 9-4 takes this season out of the range of outcomes most fans thought likely at the beginning of the year and places it squarely within the realm of disappointment. On the other hand, a win and the Red and Black are likely a 10 win, top 10 team when all is said and done. In short, this game could yield significant momentum, either positive or negative.
Georgia Defenders Don't Seem To Know Much About Louisville's Quarterbacks - Card Chronicle
Frankly, neither of the freshman quarterbacks who'll play this evening for Louisville has given Georgia a reason to know them by name instead of number. I don't fully understand why Louisville fans think the lack of a clear cut starting QB is an edge of some sort. Maybe it's a basketball thing.
We'll be back later with the Numbers To Know preview of tonight's game, and some additional bowl-ish goodness. Until later....