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 Kerwin Bell.
I’ve got mixed emotions at the moment. In August and early September, I was chomping at the bit to get to Everbank Field. After a few sub-optimal performances by the Bulldogs, and some impressive showings by Florida, and knowing Feleipe Franks isn’t coming off that bench to throw key picks, a feeling of dread emerged. So while the absence of Georgia football on a Fall weekend was tough, knowing the tall task ahead of the inelastic Bulldog offense made it okay. Awwww, who am I kidding? It’s Autumn, the last October/first November Saturday, and I need some Georgia football in my life. “It’s my heart that’s breaking; no matter what my friends say, I’ve been missing you.”
Now on to news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:
Coach Kirby Smart had an actual game week press conference Monday. He led off letting us know that Florida is loaded across the board, play at a high level, are well coached, and will be a tough contest. He also addressed the new extension to playing the WLOCP in Jacksonville: he laments not having a home game in Athens, but realizes the history in Duval County and probably realizes it pays for his house, so he’s cool with it.
Many of these factors have been dissected before, and the organizers (i.e. coaches and administrators) have gong to the Conference to look for recruiting loopholes or advantages. With all the history, the unique 50/50 split of ticket sales, the appeal to the wider TV audience, the usual ramifications on the SEC East crown, I think we can all agree it comes down to the money.
The Red and Black tried to go deeper and get some player perspective. Solomon Kindley seems on board, and J.R. Reed is ready to go wherever you want to play it.
On the injury front, we have some decidedly non-commitment from Coach Smart:
Tyson Campbell has been practicing, but I don’t know if he’ll be ready for Saturday afternoon. Travon Walker should be ready to go, Cager was expected at Monday’s practice, and he avoided answering about Solomon Kindley.
An unoriginal mash-up of the Kirby Smart press conference placed against the Dan Mullen press conference.
Georgia will remain on national television, and the November 9th game against Missouri will be broadcast on ESPN at 7:00 pm ET.
We’ll be back throughout the day with more previews of this, the Week of Hate. And as always...