It's another fall Saturday morning, albeit one without any Bulldog football on the horizon. But that doesn't mean that there's no news. In this installment of Dawg Bites we look at possible complications for the impending college football playoff, how some possible future Dawgs did on the high school gridiron, an honor for a young former Bulldog who's making a difference in the lives of others, and the biggest game of this Saturday in college football.
Playoff Selection Committee Faces Real Ambiguity Problems - Team Speed Kills
Year2 looks at some of the weird scenarios that the playoff selection committee could face in 2014. He concludes that there are some very plausible scenarios which could really upset the apple cart, and leave the committee looking at the rest of us and saying "Just trust us." It's anyone's guess whether everyone will. But I somewhat doubt it.
Johnathan Taylor Appointed To Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board - Bulldawg Illustrated
Governor Nathan Deal has appointed former Bulldog Johnathan Taylor to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board (GVRSB), which is tasked with improving the prospects for employment and overall independence for those with disabilities. Great honor for a great young man.
Georgia Grabs 3-0 Win over Chattanooga in Home Opener - Georgia Official Athletic Site
The Georgia volleyball team posted a solid 3-0 win over the Chattanooga Mocs in front of a raucous crowd of 1,588 in its home opener on Friday, Sept. 5 at the Ramsey Center. The 'Dawgs return to the court this afternoon against the Belmont Bruins on the second day of the Bulldog Invitational before facing the College of Charleston at 7 p.m., in the tournament finale.
Bryan McClendon is building the UGA backfield one five-star brick at a time | Online Athens
Fletcher Page looks at Bryan McClendon's emergence as both a successful running back coach and running back recruiter. I admit it, when we were losing one tailback after another to arrest, suspension, and academic problems I criticized Coach McClendon. When all those tailbacks were emerging as problem children, their position coach seemed to be the only common denominator. But in the ensuing years McClendon has produced not only effective tailbacks, but also solid citizens, and has upended the traditional saw that you can't get multiple top tailbacks in the same class.
Bulldog commit Christian Owens caught an 81 yard touchdown pass as the Bears rolled over Burke County 36-22. The 6'5, 205 pound standout is listed by many recruiting services as a tight end, but I'm not sure he doesn't begin his time in Athens out wide, assuming the Bulldogs hold onto him.
Macon County picks up signature win over defending Region 2-AAAA champion Veterans, capped by a 75 yard punt return by 2015 Bulldog recruiting target Roquan Smith. Smith is a 6'4, 215 pound, rangy athlete in the Leonard Floyd mold who I'm really high on. I think he's a Bulldog in the end, though we'll have to hold off a host of other suitors, particularly Florida.
The Bears (2-0) rushed for four touchdowns and threw for two more in a 41-10 win over Grovetown. Second year HoCo head coach Von Lassiter has really turned things around since coming over from West Laurens, where he served as defensive coordinator (molding current Bulldog Johnny O'Neal). I suspect Lassiter will be one to watch in Georgia football coaching for some time to come. Houston County is led by QB Jake Fromm, a 2016 signal caller who was in the running for the scholarship which ultimately went to Jacob Eason. I wouldn't be surprised to see Fromm end up on an SEC roster still.
We'll see you a little later for college football action which doesn't involve your Georgia Bulldogs. But that's okay. We're gonna get through this together. Until later . . .