Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog Fans! It’s kinda like Monday in that you’re still reveling in another SEC victory and cherishing the last vestiges of Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Aaron Davis and so many other seniors Between The Hedges; but it’s not near enough to the weekend to feel some Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. In case you’re wondering who is next on the football schedule, here’s their alma mater*:
Monday is Coach Kirby Smart’s press conference day, and Coach has decent insight into preparation specifically for Georgia Tech. If you want to read between the lines, one could see a few snippets that are not very complimentary to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Or, literally, it is a coach talking football and strategy. Pick your poison.
Coach Smart talked specifically about junior linebacker Roquan Smith, who made the cut to be 1 of 3 finalists for the Bednarik Award (Most Outstanding Defensive Player). The other finalists are Chubb from NC State and Fitzpatrick from Alabama. Chubb has made some questionable moves on the field and Fitzpatrick has been injured. We’ll see December 7th if Roquan takes it outright. He’s already a finalist for both the Butkus and Nagurski awards. Truly a special season and he’s getting the recognition.
If you average 10 yards a carry in your last home game, score 2 touchdowns including a season-long 55 yarder, and join Herschel as the only other Bulldog to run for 1,000 yards in 3 different seasons, then you get some recognition too.
Monday also brought practice. Let’s all stand and give the Red & Black an ovation for yeoman’s work... as always, they stretch a little into a little more of an article.
It is mentioned in the practice observation, and in the press conference, that UGA is playing Georgia Tech Saturday. Lo Carter and a few of the boys seem pretty cognizant of what’s at stake.
I’m sure the Georgia coaching staff has a strategy for defeating the denizens of North Avenue. The Senator checked with the most recent Tech opponent and got this interesting take.
Now for some not so great news. One of UGA’s (nay, the nation’s) prized football recruits suffered an injury last weekend. If he stays on track, he can come to campus and redshirt. I trust Kirby to have a plan for him between now and national signing day.
If you’re a fan of golf, Georgia Bulldog alumni played for money on Georgia’s coast this past weekend. Matter of fact, EIGHT former Bulldogs were in the field with 7 of them making the cut and cashing a check. That includes Greyson Sigg, recent UGA grad and mini-tour player who got an exemption, made the most of it, and tied for 49th. 3 other Bulldogs tied for high finish in fourth place. The ones you’re interested in are English, Watson, Mitchell, Sigg, Swafford, Kirk, Kisner, and Harman.
That should be enough to get your “day of Mars” started. Feel free to discuss Kirk vs. Picard in the comments below. And as always...
*This is not their alma mater. I did not mean any harm nor offense by marrying Weird Al to Georgia Tech in the bit above. I hope the fanbase will forgive me, and see this was just a bit of poking fun. So again, I offer my sincere apologies to Mr. Yankovic.