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NCAA Football: California at UCLA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia is taking to the skies today, as the team flies to Los Angeles to begin on site preparations for the Rose Bowl. And yes, we are inside of a week for that New Year’s afternoon clash of titans.

There is little Dawg action to speak of either between now and then. With a pair of home games for the Lady Dawgs (Thursday at 2 vs. North Florida, and at 6 on New Year’s Eve against Mississippi St - both are in Stegeman Coliseum) and a road game for the men’s hoops teams at Kentucky, also on New Year’s Eve at 6. The men’s game will be aired on ESPN, while the women’s December 31st affair will be shown on the SEC Network.

Speaking of basketball, Yante Maten was named SEC Player of the Week for his efforts helping defeat Georgia Tech and Temple. Scoring 54 points and snagging 18 rebounds in those two games pushed him in to the top ten all time for Georgia in both stats.

The Athens Banner-Herald had an archive piece on Frank Sinkwich winning the Hesiman just prior to the last time Georgia was in the Rose Bowl, while the Macon Telegraph reminds us of his great-grandson putting in work redshirting this season as a walk-on freshman fullback.

They also have a piece up today on Kirby’s quick turnaround. And a tidbit on the legal conclusion of the ugliness that hit the tennis program this past spring.

Chattanooga's Times-Free Press’ David Paschal profiles freshman phenom Jake Fromm, and hitting his way back machine, he also reminds us Roquan Smith was originally slated to play his home games in the site of Monday’s festivities. And with the hype over the highly rated early signing class of this recruiting cycle, we are also reminded that some of these kids still need a lot of work despite their five star reputations.

And the Senator would like to remind us that the recruiting business still has some things to not like about it, even when things are going so swell.

That’s it for now with the news cycle slowing day for the weekend and Christmas celebrations. But we’ll be back for more if anything comes up, and as always....