It’s a glorious Tuesday morning. The sun is shining, the dew on the grass is glistening in the light, and we still have no idea which Georgia Bulldogs will show up on Saturday against the Missouri Tigers. As such, people around the Internet have some things to say about the Dawgs. Here are your Tuesday morning Dawg Bites:
Marc Weiszer of the ABH/Online Athens confirms what we all feared: We’ll once again go through the rigmarole of spending the week waiting to find out which QB gives Georgia “the best chance to win.”
Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy of ESPN have their latest bowl projections up. Last week, both writers had Georgia featured in the Sugar Bowl. This week, Schlabach has the Dawgs visiting Nashville for the Music City Bowl, while McMurphy has them Orlando-bound for the Citrus. Following their own brush with defeat and victory over an ACC team, the Tennessee Volunteers are now penciled in for the Sugar in both sets of projections. This should help reinforce the ridiculousness of projecting such a thing this early in the season, but I guess they have to talk about something.
William McFadden at Saturday Down South has a nice piece about rising defensive star Trenton Thompson. A local radio personality commented today that Dominick Sanders was the only defensive player to show up against Nicholls State. He clearly had a large, Trenton Thompson-shaped blind spot. This young man should do big things this year and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him become a household name in the not-so-distant future.
Wilson Alexander of the Red & Black clarifies Jonathan Ledbetter’s status leading up to the Missouri game. It seems like the staff may actually care about what Ledbetter needs to do to get healthy and back in the good graces of the team and not just about whether he has met the minimum requirements of Athletic Department policy. We here at Dawg Sports wish Ledbetter all the best as he gets his house in order.
Jason Butt of the Macon Telegraph details the kickoff and television information for UGA’s game against the Ole Miss Rebels. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective and the state of your liver) that means you’ll probably be getting your morning drank on when joining us for the 7th Annual Dawg Sports Sacrificial Goat Roast at Blind Pig Tavern in Athens (please provide your own sacrificial goat).
Hey fanboy. I have an entire column with my "original thoughts" https://t.co/sMrDncMU6c https://t.co/xPtiTm0Hjk— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) September 11, 2016
Finally, we’ve been told that Jeff Schultz at the AJC has both a column and a blog (does that make him a blogger?) in which he writes about many of his own original thoughts. Sadly, as of this writing, there haven’t been any additions to that column or blog regarding Georgia since he posted his complaints about Kirby Smart’s limited media access three days ago. I suppose that’s Kirby Smart’s fault, too. In that time there have been eight posts including original thoughts here at Dawg Sports. We all have other jobs and do this for no pay. We have zero access to Kirby Smart or the Georgia program. But the majority of us don’t have journalism degrees, so I guess there’s that. I know when I think football expertise, I think of the J-School (no offense to J-School grads).
He also seems to think calling people “fanboy” gives him an air of superiority. And there should be a comma instead of a period after fanboy... or perhaps before fanboy depending on the intent.
Enjoy the rest of your week and stock up on the Maker’s because the Dawgs travel to Columbia, MO in a few short days.