Good morning Dawg fans, and welcome to Tuesday. I have no idea what the day has in store for you, but Monday did include things a Georgia football fan may pay some attention to. Let’s get right into all the news that’s fit to print.
University of Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart held a press conference, as there were no hurricanes currently affecting the continental United States, and for that we are grateful (seriously, we are grateful and want all to return to normal as soon as possible. And we miss DaveTheDawg who is doing yeoman’s work in South Florida helping others). As a result of aforementioned presser, some questions we all ask have been answered, and some of those answers lead to additional questions.
- Coach Smart isn’t convinced special teams kick coverage is adequate. Why? Because his kickers are too damn good. But Jayson Stanley has been a bright spot.
- When you have 2 studs at running back, you can put younger studs on kick coverage, and Herrien, Holyfield, and Swift are all valuable.
- We’ve all missed the contributions of the tight ends in the passing game. Reading between the lines, they’re not practicing at a high level with effort and pass protection. Gotta earn it, bruh.
- The offensive line still needs tweaking. Kendall Baker, Pat Allen, and Solomon Kindley were mentioned specifically, and it seems there might be an opening at guard.
- Even more evidence that there is a “process”. Many attribute it to Kirby Smart’s former boss, Nick Saban. I personally attribute it to Tiger Woods. I’ll just whistle my way out now.
- Coach Smart respects Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald. How much he worries Coach Smart is up for debate, and yet here I am thinking about scoring some adult diapers.
Let’s address the 6’5” gunslinger in the room first, shall we? Yes, UGA sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason returned to practice. He wore a brace on his left knee, but also shoulder pads and a helmet. Only some warm-up tosses were observed.
Others were also spotted dressed in shorts and shoulder pads: Malkom Parrish, Tyler Clark, Micheal Chibu, and to no surprise, Sony Michel. Linebacker Rashad Roundtree is still in concussion protocol. The practice was closed to media/everyone (insert shocking face emoji-thingy here) so we don’t know the extent of healing or progress for... well, for anyone.
Maybe someone in the media thinks we will have a respectable showing Saturday night, as the bigwigs at CBS decided to put the Bulldogs on the signature 3:30 pm game Saturday, September 30th vs. the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. No word on if Stephen King will be conducting research onsite for another installment in the Pet Semetary series.
The Georgia Men’s Golf season is underway, just as some of our wealthy alums compete for more money (a full 10% of the PGA Tour Championship are Bulldog program graduates). Time, the SEC opener, a family funeral, teenage children, and work will likely prevent a Dawgs on Tour entry this week, but I will give a full season breakdown very soon to my 3 loyal readers.
There’s more, by Gawd there’s more, but I’m the last person to try and inform this esteemed, august, and informed readership. Help a brother out and drop any other pertient pieces in the comments below.
And as always...