A few days later, I think we can all agree that Maurice Smith is still the man.
Smith’s pick-six against Auburn was the reason he earned top honors as the SEC defensive player of the week. The graduate transfer earned a few points with his old teammates in Tuscaloosa as well.
We need to have a chat about those black jerseys. MaconDawg already had the analysis, and currently the update is that, well, there is no update. In August, athletics director Greg McGarity said the team would wear the black jerseys once a year and that people would know in advance. All we knew, at the time, was that it would be at a home game. When asked about it during his press conference on Monday, head coach Kirby Smart was straight and to the point - that it hasn’t been confirmed if it would be this week. Which means if it’s not, then they’re coming out for the Georgia Tech game.
Should the jerseys be worn against the Yellow Jackets, it will be during a noon kickoff on the SEC Network. That is the fourth noon kickoff of the season. It also means there will not be night game at Sanford Stadium this season. This Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette is also a noon kick.
The good news coming out of Monday’s practice is that starting offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn is on track to play this week. Wynn suffered a knee sprain against Auburn and it turned out to be the MCL. Defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle is also working his way back. Inside linebacker Natrez Patrick’s situation is currently up in the air with a shoulder injury. A pair of wide receivers are also dealing with ailments - Reggie Davis was spotted in a non-contact jersey and did not play last week. Jayson Stanley remains out with an infected foot.
Trevor Lawrence, a five star quarterback you may have heard of, stated once again his decision is down to the Dawgs and Clemson. Georgia is knee deep in the Jacob Eason era and has signal caller Jake Fromm on the way. Lawrence is the top rated player in the 2018 class and had a good time watching Georgia take down Auburn. Clemson has two highly rated QBs, Hunter Johnson and Chase Brice, committed already, along with Kelly Bryant, Tucker Israel and Zerrick Cooper all vying to replace Deshaun Watson.
‘Til next time... Go ‘Dawgs!