I don’t know about you, but after all the dissecting of last weekend’s contest against Mizzou, I’m ready to get on to the next game. And wouldn’t you know, our old pal Jeremy Pruitt is bringing his trademark smirk to town along with Tennessee’s trademark not being very good at football. Let’s hope for a more convincingly dominating performance this Saturday. It’s almost time, fellow Dawgs. Your #2 Georgia Bulldogs are gonna be playing host to the Tennessee Volunteers and it’s time for a trip into the most diseased recesses of my bourbon-addled brain with yet another 90s “classic”. Baby, I’m ready to go...
And now, on to your Friday Morning Dawg Bites:
- We once again have staff picks from the folks over at The Red and Black. Let’s just say they’re about as concerned about Georgia as I am. But every other game is all over the place.
- Speaking of Georgia’s independent student newspaper, they’ve also compiled a truly wonderful oral history of the 2000 UGA/UT game with participants of that contest.
- Over at Dawg Nation, Chip Towers does his best impression of, well, Chip Towers as he breaks down the potential fireworks brewing up in Knoxville.
- Barrett Sallee has his UGA/UT pick at CBS Sports.
- Marc Weiszer at the Athens Banner-Herald brings the goods on the emergence of WR Riley Ridley.
- Saturday Down South has 10 Bold Predictions for Saturday’s game. I can’t say I disagree with most of them... not sure about the UT QB predictions though.
Now on to the Twitter portion of this morning’s festivities!
- UGA Wire has a collection of the best tweets trolling Tennessee — its mostly @EvilKirbySmart being Evil Kirby Smart... which I tend to enjoy.
- Friday Dawg Bites means a review of Throwdown Thursday with the Georgia S&C staff. If I had to imagine an activity that seemed simultaneously fun and just awful, this would probably be pretty high on the list:
- The UGA Spike Squad brings the fire:
Unpopular opinion: I don’t understand the continued “Why is Mizzou in the SEC?” disrespect— UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) September 27, 2018
In 2013-2014 they had back-to-back 11 win seasons in years 2-3 in the SEC. Auburn has never once done that in 80+ years in the conference.
- And finally, Hot Rod does Hot Rod things. Now, as a proudly bearded man for the last 17 years, it is rare that I advocate beardlessness. But this look works for Rodrigo. Damn Good Dawg.
After delivering a reading of ‘Dreaming of the Redcoat Band’ at Barrow Elementary, Rodrigo Blankenship was met with a nice honor.— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) September 27, 2018
Hot Rod was presented with a plaque recognizing him as one of 11 FBS players to be named to the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.#RespectTheSpecs pic.twitter.com/fTNkwclk6M
That’s all for now, folks.