Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog Fans! It’s kinda like Monday in that you’re either just getting power restored from the snowstorm, or you’re tired of seeing social media posts from those who received a visit from Jack Frost; but it’s not anywhere near enough to more actual Georgia football. So you’ve been lead here, and we’ll try to give you what you’re looking for.
You want to know what I’m looking for? 350 comments and 20,000 page clicks. Same as last week’s Tuesday Dawg Bites. You guys have set the bar. Anything else will be a disappointment. Just like enrollment in a Jelly of the Month subscription for your Christmas bonus.
Speaking of which, here are the news and notes that are newsworthy and of note:
Our football team won the SEC and is in the playoffs (I will continue to type this as often as is possible over the coming weeks). The Honorable Gentleman from Georgia lays out pros and cons of playoffs in the FBS.
The Athens Banner-Herald takes a look at the coaches facing off in the upcoming Rose Bowl. Even our esteemed visitors from Oklahoma should enjoy this one.
Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley had an outstanding first year as a head coach, as many expected. The jury wasn’t fully committed on UGA’s Kirby Smart after year one, but it looks like opinions are changing. I’m not sure how much stock to put into this one, as this same organization picked Oklahoma to win the Rose Bowl.
Even if that prognostication comes true, we still want to know who will be back next year. No worries, Mr. Sanchez has you covered ( any math mistakes were deemed materially insufficient). And we continue to hear of recruits that will be joining them. Jeff Sentell of DawgNation gives us even more news about other potential Bulldogs.
The Macon Telegraph did some investigative research, and talked to players who have “faced” Oklahoma. Taken on the whole (you have to get past the first few paragraphs), it states some of what we already know but adds some color from guys on the field.
Off the gridiron, former Georgia All-American golfer Lee McCoy won the Web.com Qualifying Tournament, which means he has full-time status for next year. An injury at last year’s tournament derailed his chances, but he made the most of his time and is obviously ready to go. The Web.com is a stepping stone to the PGA Tour, as his former teammate Keith Mitchell can attest to (Mitchell was on the Web.com last year, finished top 10 6 times and placed high enough in the championship to get his 2018 PGA Tour card). Foreshadowing: ‘Dawgs on Tour will return to action this week.
At the Steg, our own Gym Dogs performed in front of a crowd this weekend at the First Look. Fear not, loyal readers, vineyarddawg will be back with more Gym Dogs coverage before you know it. He might even comment here if you ask nicely.
Basketball is off for a few more days, so that about wraps this up. But as always...