And as Dawgs, the "good stuff" usually deals with football so I'll start there. The two post-GDay spring practices are done, and final reports coming in. Hutson Mason impressed this spring, but his top understudy is still to be determined. Like all of us, Will Friend is just not sure about this offensive line business. And don't even talk about the defensive depth chart. Or talk about suspensions from the double dipping dots. But we do have a JUCO DE/OLB coming this December that is originally from Nyack, NY and played with Leonard Floyd and John Atkins at Hargrave Military Academy.
Around town, the action will be at Jack Turner Stadium off Milledge, where the Auburn Tigers will come to play our Dawgs in a matchup of top 25 teams. Fresh off demolishing Georgia Tech (was this mercy rule'd?), the game tonight begins at 6 with Saturday and Sunday's soirees both starting at 2.
Out in Waco, Texas, Meghan Boenig's equestrian team is competing for a national title, and are in the ring as I type taking on host Baylor in the quarterfinals.
The Gym Dawgs are also competing for a national title this weekend. Their semifinal session begins in Birmingham today at 2. Georgiadogs.com has their top 10 routines of the year, as well as the announcement that a member of the Canadian National Team is coming.
SEC Championship events abound this weekend, with the women's golf team in Birmingham, men's tennis in Nashville, and women's tennis in Missouri. Junior Nathan Pasha also tells you all about the special weekend just past, when Manny Diaz won his 600th match as coach and Georgia took it's second straight SEC title.
Baseball will hope they can keep riding hot arms Ryan Lawlor and Robert Tyler to a fourth consecutive SEC series win. Every game this weekend with Florida will be televised, kind of, with CSS carrying Friday's 7:30 and Saturday's 7:00 starts. ESPNU will carry Sunday's game starting at noon.
Soccer concluded their spring last night with a 1-0 win over Georgia St in Conyers. And men's golf concludes their regular season Saturday at the Capital City Club College Match Play Championship, held on the Crabapple Course outside the perimeter of Atlanta (any objections to that location description?). Senior Joey Garber was also announced this week as a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
And last but certainly not least, the track and field team will be in either California or Auburn this weekend. 18 throwers and distance runners made the trip to the Mt. SAC Relays, which run from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon in Walnut, California. 33 Dawgs are signed up to compete in the two-day War Eagle Invitational over in Clemson-sans-lake.