Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog fans! In case you didn’t know, I spent my formative years in the 80’s (emotional development was thwarted during the same span). As such, I will try to bring you the best** music from this seminal decade that gave us the Joseph Hazelwood Happy Hour.
Satisfied. A 21 point win over a divisional opponent, a shutout in Sanford Stadium, and climbing back to the catdawg seat in the SEC East. But ain’t too many people happy, just satisfied that we came out on the good side of the ledger. That, of course, is due to a lackluster performance from the Georgia Bulldog football offense ‘lo these many weeks. A precipitous drop in yardage, points per game, and passing game success leaves most of Bulldog Nation questioning the play calling, and throwing up the ubiquitous “manball” moniker. And a common reason is that Coach Kirby Smart is not flexible in his approach to winning football games. Many might say the Head ‘Dawg has a One Track Mind:
Now on to news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:
Where many have the same opinion of the offense, there is like-mindedness concerning the defensive side of the ball: We’re good. The Macon Telegraph analyzes the performance against Kentucky, gives season-long stats, and has a nice peek inside the defensive team room.
The Athens Banner-Herald tried to see what the UGA defense thought about the UGA offense. Sure enough, they support their teammates.
We all knew Georgia running back D’Andre Swift was the offense Saturday night. Swift was rewarded for his output, being acclaimed as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
Here’s a nice piece about the UGA freshmen seeing the field so far in 2019. 97 different Bulldogs have seen the field this season, and 34 of those are freshmen and/or redshirt freshmen. /Counts fingers, pulls off socks to utilize toes, counts on fingers again... yep, about a third.
With the initial College Football Playoff rankings coming soon, some industrious folks decided to take a look at projecting bowl game opponents. Georgia could be in the Playoffs, could make a New Years Six game, or could be in some other bowl game. All this, and stay with me here, is dependent on the success or failure of Georgia during it’s remaining 5 regular season football games. Wild, just wild.
In some roundball news, Tom Crean is rounding out his perimeter with Monday’s verbal commitment of K.D. Johnson. The 6’1” guard out of Hargrave Military Academy feels he fits the up-temp Crean style: “Me being who I am, and an energy guy and coach Crean wants me to show that.” Anyone know a 6’11” 260 pound rim defender with eligibility?
The news is making rounds, so here’s a quick blurb about Mark Richt’s health scare. He’s apparently fine, is tweeting, and hopes to return to work this week. Hang in there, Coach.
You don’t expect a lot of me, and for that I am grateful. Let’s keep it that way, shall we? And as always...
**Lemmy. ‘Nuff said.