Georgia Bulldog football. You can practically smell it. We’re getting close, and the news just keeps coming both from Athens and Boone.
We got ourselves a starting placekicker, and it’s the same one with whom we ended 2016. What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a Rod?
Blankenship may be among the players looking to snag the scholarship vacated by redshirt freshman defensive end Chauncey Manac. Kirby Smart announced that Manac will be leaving Athens, and it appears he’s headed to Garden City Community College in Kansas. Manac will be able to sign with the school of his choice in February and have three years to play three seasons.
The departure is a little surprising, as Manac was one of the prizes of Georgia’s 2016 recruiting class and earned the award for the team’s top scout team player in the spring. But Georgia signed some serious talent at outside linebacker in 2017, and has solid young talent at defensive end (where Manac recently moved). Here’s hoping the former Clinch County standout finds the place for him.
Appalachian State has taken the novel step of releasing an official depth chart. Some key position battles appear to have been resolved. And the key stat: 12 of the Mountaineers’ starting 22 are seniors. That’s mildly concerning.
One of Appalachian State’s veteran starters will be bruising junior tailback Jalin Moore, who isn’t sneaking up on the UGA defense.
Georgia on the other hand hasn’t settled on a starting offensive line, with a four-way battle for the right guard job and true freshman Andrew Thomas still in control of the right tackle spot. This is fine. It’s totally fine. It’s going to be fine. Until later...