No matter how you slice it, college football season is officially underway. Your Georgia Bulldogs will take the field this weekend to play meaningful football for the first time in nearly eight months and if that's not among the most exciting things in your life right now I fear you may be in the wrong place. But if you're too jacked up about playing the Austin Peay Governors to sleep, well, come on in. Let’s review what’s going on in the lead up to toe meeting leather.
Not that you needed another reason to root for the good guys this Saturday, but despite a host of other admirable qualities, Austin Peay head coach Will Healy is a self-avowed Georgia Tech fan.
Bulldog offensive lineman Ben Cleveland’s allegiances on the other hand are 100% Red and Black. Cleveland’s emergence into the starting lineup in 2017 coincided with the Dawgs’ emergence as a title contender, now he’s looking to build on 2017’s positive momentum.
Not that you don't have enough to worry about in week one, but it looks like South Carolina’s fa cilities folks have decided to replace the turf in Williams-Brice Stadium a mere two weeks before the Bulldogs visit Columbia. I’m sure that new Bermuda grass will be fully rooted by then and no one will snap an ACL because the ‘Cocks decided to schedule a Beyoncé/Jay-Z concert right before the start of football season. (Ron Howard voiceover “He’s not at all sure that won't happen.”)
Among NFL ‘Dawgs, Javon Wims had himself a day again on Saturday and led the Bears in receiving during the preseason. After being drafted in the seventh round, Wims is making a powerful argument for a spot on the Bears’ 53 man roster.
In case you missed it, Hawaii rolled out a “double ambidextrous punter” formation this weekend against Colorado State. While it didn't work out too well, I hope the Warriors don't give up on this because it's obviously the next step in human evolution, and daddy is looking forward to him some singularity. Until later...