This weekend had a little bit of unpleasantness for Dawgs, as DE Davin Bellamy got a DUI and quickly apologized for his mistake. That makes for just one more shuffling of things on the defensive side of the ball after a long summer of a lot of shuffles. But we are nearing the end of summer, not that you can tell from the weather. As Georgia has players reporting before the end of the week, and practice beginning Friday. FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE! I feel like Navin Johnson finding the Yellow Pages (don't ask kids).
Oh, and Tyler Dawgden is wondering just what we should call the D this year. "The Leftovers" has an appealing ring to me.
This summer has been amazingly successful for Kendall Williams. The track star from Marietta enjoyed a remarkable, championship winning and record setting freshman campaign for coach Wayne Norton and his staff. And she'd kept setting records all summer, having focused on just the 100 meter hurdles instead of her usual, fuller slate of the multi-event specialties (like decathlon and pentathlon). Well, the focus is paying off as not only is Williams winning this summer, but she just won gold at the IAAF World Junior Championships and broke a more than 25 year old meet record. The future is certainly bright with her, and I don't think I'm the only one thinking she could be another Georgia star in Rio in 2016, kind of like how Allison Scmitt and Shannon Vreeland were, among others, at the London Olympics in 2012.
And before we get off the succeeding Dawgs train, as pictured above from last year, John Isner came to Atlanta and will leave with another trophy. The BB&T Atlanta Open was held this past week at Atlantic Station, and the top seeded Isner took home his second straight Atlanta Open, his second title of the year, and ninth of his pro career, by besting Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. The Greensboro, NC native is the highest ranking American in the world of men's tennis, and is getting ready for the U.S. Open that begins next month (August 25).