Welcome to Tuesday, ‘Dawg Fans! It’s kinda like Monday in that you’re still relishing Saturday’s gator tears, and yet it’s still far enough away from... aw, heck. Who are we kidding? EVERY day is a great day after you beat florida (lowercase “f” - h/t CaptJackSparrow). It almost doesn’t matter from here on out.
Oh wait, yes it does. Two more hated rivals, another two SEC division rivals, and possible post-season aspirations are all still in front of us. Speaking of the post-season, did anyone here even realize that the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will be releasing it’s first rankings of 2017 today? I didn’t think so. You’re welcome.
Coach Kirby Smart isn’t too concerned about the rankings. Shocking, I know. In his weekly press conference, Coach Smart was asked if he was concerned about the playoff rankings or liked getting a snapshot of where things stand. His reply?
“It just matters how we finish.”
Other rankings released recently include the Maxwell Award semi-finalists, who are 18 men up for collegiate player of the year. One of those 18 is Nick Chubb. Another ranking is the release of the 18 semi-finalists for the Bednarik Award, given to the nations top collegiate defensive player. Junior Roquan Smith happens to be on that list. He’s also on the 15-man semi-final list for the Butkus Award for the nation’s top collegiate linebacker, joining senior Lorenzo Carter.
Not to be outdone, Mr. Scoop & Score, J.R. Reed got some love from the SEC and is the Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
We all know media viewing is limited at Georgia football practices. The Red and Black really tries hard to get a full article out of it though. Good news, we’re back to full strength from our starters.
Of those who are back from injury is linebacker Reggie Carter. We all knew, or thought we knew, he must have suffered a concussion when he left the Tennessee game. The Telegraph details that injury and others, and what Carter has endured to get back on the field.
So while Coach Smart is trying to keep out the rat poison, and you’re testing the kid’s hallowen candy for rat poison, you can use this to help get through the day. And as always...