It's always great to be a Georgia Bulldog. On a September Sunday Morning after a Georgia win for the fourth consecutive week, it's a really great time to be a Georgia Bulldog.
I was personally very pleased to hear the Bulldog Fans in attendance were on their feet at the conclusion of the Human Jukebox Halftime Show. There were rumors reported here that our AA paid extra to bring the full band and our Redcoat Marching Band knowingly provided extra time for the SU Band during halftime. All of that my friends, is another Bulldog Point of Pride!
Football isn't always the sunshine & rainbows we wish it were. In the 3rd quarter of today's game, Southern University Wide Receiver, Devon Gales, suffered a Spinal Cord injury and is presently under the care of the doctors at Athens Regional where he is expected to remain until further notice. Please keep Devon, his family and the Southern University Nation in your prayers. We wish him a full and swift recovery. I have every confidence that the University and the Athletic Association will continue to provide assistance to Devon & his family.
On to the Bulldog's on field performance; if I had to guess, I would say Greyson Lambert and Nick Chubb did enough today to avoid being placed on Vineyard Dawg's You're On Notice list for the week. Greyson's performance did drop off from last week, but only slightly. Instead of last week's record setting 96% completion percentage, he only completed 9 out of 10 passes for a 90% completion percentage this week.
Nick Chubb required the second half of the game to get over the 100 yard hump. But he managed to notch his 12th 100 plus yard game today, to tie Herschel Walker's official record. Herschel's actual record is 13. The always fair, balanced, reasonable & objective NCAA does not recognize stats from bowl games during the time in which Herschel was running all over everyone.
To be sure, we have multiple weapons both offensively and defensively. For that we must thank the Almighty and please remember to continue to pray for the health of Mr. Chubb* (suggested prayer found at the end of this article) and the rest of the Bulldog Team, Staff & Coaches.
It is therefore my deepest honor and privilege to once again bring to you, the Mark Richt Victory Watch.
Mark Richt has now secured his 140th career win, in only 188 total games as the head man in charge in the Classic City. In so doing, he tied Coach Wally Butts total games won record of 140, and is second only to Coach Vince Dooley's total 201 wins.
Coach Richt currently boasts a 140-48 record and a .7447 winning percentage. At the identical juncture in their careers:
Coach Wally Butts was 116-64-8 (.6170) following a win over North Carolina in 1956.
Vince Dooley and the 1980 National Championship Bulldogs featuring Herschel Walker had just won their eighth game of the season against South Carolina bringing Coach Dooley to an all-time record of 126-56-6 (.6702).
Mark Richt remains statistically head and shoulders above his historical coevals at the same point in their respective careers and the one man for whom I would leave my new husband, Mr. Podunkdawg, should I be presented with such an opportunity.
I'll be back later in the week to update the #Chubb4Heisman campaign, until then . . .
Go 'Dawgs !!!
*Dear Lord, We ask in earnest request that you have a hedge of protection over Nick Chubb to maintain his health, add strength to his legs, and quickness to his feet. So that he might lead our Glorious Dawgs to extraordinary feats. Deliver Chubb to a Heisman crown and make the Dawg Nation, National Championship bound. And all the people of this Church say "Go Dawgs!!"