Sure, it was fun to watch the Classic City Canines demolish the Troy Trojans 66-0. But now it's time to get back down to business. Tennessee comes to town owing us, like, three or four knees minimum. They also bring an offense which, despite operating behind a completely new offensive line, has put up some decent numbers. But there'll be plenty of time to worry about the Vols this week. For now, here's a taste of the news of the morning in Bulldog Nation.
Run it: The changed identity of Georgia's offense | Bulldogs Beat with Seth Emerson | Macon.com
There's simply no denying that Georgia isn't throwing the ball around the way they have in the past. But when you're running it the way the Bulldog offense is, as Mark Richt put it "It's not a bad way to play a ball game." That being said, there are times when you have to be able to throw the ball at least enough to open up space for the run game. It remains to be seen if Georgia can do that against a quality defense.
Georgia moves up to No. 12 in AP Poll - The Red and Black : Sports
The Bulldogs moved up one spot to No. 12 in the Associated Press Poll after that 66-0 blowout victory over Troy. Florida State remains in the top spot despite needing overtime to get past the Clemson Tigers sans Jameis Winston. At this point, were I a poll voter, I would have to ask how long until Winston does something else stupid and/or criminal and gets the permanent heave-ho. Until that happens, I agree that the Seminoles with him are better than any other team playing without him.
Richt: No ACL issue this time for RB Marshall (and more updates) | DogBytes Online
Coach Richt was not terribly specific during his Sunday call-in show about what happened to Keith Marshall's knee to knock him out of action on Saturday, though he did mention a possible contusion and say that structural damage is unlikely. It's worth noting that a lot of football players have missed a lot of onfield time over the years with non-structural injuries. But for a guy who suffered a truly gruesome injury like Marshall did in Knoxville last year, this qualifies as good news.
UGA QB Mason wary of Vols' upset potential | Online Athens
Anyone who has seen the Tennessee offense under Justin Worley this season and also seen the Georgia Bulldog secondary should immediately appreciate that there's reason to worry about this game. As if we here at Dawg Sports needed help finding things to worry about vis-a-vis Bulldog football.
While You Were Out: Tennessee and the SEC East - Rocky Top Talk
Look, stranger things have happened than Tennessee winning the SEC East. Not much stranger, but marginally stranger.
Top Five Live Mascots In College Football
Hat tip to CaptJackSparrow, who sent this tip last week. Some interesting facts on not only Uga, who comes in at #3, but also the SMU pony who allegedly once killed Fordham's ram mascot with a swift kick.