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Monday Morning ‘Dawg Bites

Did you hear the one about the guy who killed a bus full of Peace Corp volunteers? They sentenced him to four years in Gainesville.

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It’s the most hatingest week of the year! We’ll be along with more Gator hating content shortly. But first, here’s what's making news in Bulldog Nation this morning:

Think you’re excited about Monday? Nah. Bulldog freshman offensive lineman Solomon Kindley is excited about Monday. I’m pretty excited about the fact that Kindley has gotten himself in much better shape and could contend for a starting spot in 2017.

What’s the verdict on Jacob Eason seven games into his freshman season? Well, while it is a bit premature to be making too many judgments the results look pretty promising. As Seth Emerson notes, Eason compares pretty favorably at this juncture to Matt Stafford. That guy turned out okay.

It’s also worth remembering that this was the week in 2010 when redshirt freshman first year starter Aaron Murray went on an interception binge against the Gators to snuff out a potential Bulldog upset (which Murray had made possible with some equally gutsy play). That guy turned out okay too, as I recall. And so far this season, Eason has been statistically a smidge behind where Murray was with one year in the Bulldog program, surrounded by players with experience in the offense they were running. So what I’m saying is, there’s hope.

Georgia tailback commit D’Andre Swift went off in a big game this weekend, signaling his return from an ankle injury which had hampered him early in the season. I’m excited about a lot of aspects of the Buldogs’ 2017 recruiting class. But tailbacks Swift and Toneil Carter are right up there. Both guys are versatile, explosive backs with speed who aren’t afraid to run tough.

Oregon has a compelling recruiting pitch for WR target Jeremiah Holloman. Personally, if I were an out-of-state recruit, I would be a little hesitant about committing to Mark Helfrich’s staff right now. As a college football coach, when Forbes starts looking for your replacement, it’s not a great sign.

I don’t have any reason whatsoever to doubt Helfrich’s skills as a football coach. The man was coaching for a national title two seasons ago, for Pete’s sake. But his tenuous grasp of power at Nike State is further proof that it is really hard to seamlessly pass the baton from one head coach to another, and to keep things going from season to season.

Headed for that horsey stuff nashnul championship, PAWL! In all seriousness, the consistent, exemplary record of the UGA equestrian team under Coach Boenig is a Bulldog point of pride. Until later . . .

Go ‘Dawgs!!!