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Thursday Dawg Bites: BASKETBALL GAME DAY

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Good morning Dawg fans.  Grab your coffee and let's take a look around at what's going on, shall we?  It's always a good morning when we beat Tech (and our #1 ranked in both men and women Swim Dawgs have been killing it so far this fall).

We can start with congratulations to former Diamond Dawg Justin Grimm in helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108 yr drought.  Now if that goat is dead, we can get football going on the right track again?

The fastest kid in the state got the offer he'd been waiting on.

Oklahoma plays tonight.

And Kris Willis let's us know that Kentucky's D has been about as bad as our offense this season, so there's hope we can be less bad than someone for once!

Continuing on what to expect Saturday, we probably shouldn't expect to see big OL Solomon Kindley, and there's questions about WR Jayson Stanley and DL DaquanHawkins-Muckle. S Dominick Sanders is a doubt as well.

In general on the gridiron, Kirby doesn't seem as questionable of the OL as some fans, but the offense has been making it hard to notice our defensive gains this fall.  And echoing a familiar refrain, someone or someones are wanting us to RUN THE DAMN BALL. (then again, see that OL issue mentioned above, so...)

Tomorrow night is the last night of the regular season for high school football around the state, and QB commit Jake Fromm has to win or risk going home.  And in case you were wondering, who is playing near you? And speaking of Fromm, he's signed up.

And tonight only, in the beautiful concrete confines of Stegeman Coliseum, there's free basketball!  Georgia, led by 5'10 (hahahaha) G and senior JJ Frazier and junior and increasingly dominant big man Yante Maten, will get back on the court tonight for an exhibition against Fort Valley State.  Junior Juwan Parker also sees his first action since gutting out an achilles' tear suffered in the exhibition two years ago to help us make our last NCAA Tournament appearance.  And all non-football sports have their fall signing period next week, with Mark Fox hoping to land a couple of top notch players.