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'Dawg Bites: 5 Saturdays To The Promised Land

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It's only five weeks until the first college football Saturday in Athens. To celebrate, here's the latest news in Bulldog Nation.

Raises Show Georgia is Serious - Georgia - Scout
Coaches John Lilly and Kevin Sherrer have been both excellent recruiters and solid developers of talent during their time in the Classic City. They're now the latest Bulldog assistants to get raises (they'll now earn $350,000 apiece). As Dean Legge notes this now puts the UGA staff behind only Alabama and LSU in total compensation. While staff pay doesn't guarantee wins, there's a strong correlation between making the commitment to pay the best assistants the best money and winning football games. Also, he's not joking about the sock audit thing. It was real, but not spectacular.

Jeremy Pruitt bringing young Georgia secondary along | Georgia Bulldogs blog | Columbus Ledger Enquirer
There was a lot of turnover in Jeremy Pruitt's secondary in the last year. That's generally a bad thing. However as Jason Butt notes there are also several returning players who could step into starting roles in 2015. My expectation is that we'll see a secondary unit that gels as the year goes on. But early in the season I'm expecting some rough sledding.

The pop pass isn't going away, but referees are watching it more closely - SBNation.com
It's about darn time. Over the past couple of seasons teams have really taken advantage of officials inability to keep eyes on everything happening in-play. Except Georgia of course because. . . PWG. But with POP passes becoming a part of a majority of college play books it's definitely time to police the linemen roaming around 10 yards downfield. Now let's see how effectively the SEC officials police things. Wait, why are you laughing?

Now finish that coffee and start on the to-do list you've got to finish before football season. We'll be back later with more Georgia Bulldog coverage later. Until then . . .

Go 'Dawgs!!!