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There’s a lot on the line this Saturday. It is how it should be.

NCAA Football: Florida at Georgia Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I have not read much media lately. I’ve stayed off the interwebs for the most part, although I check Twitter feeds fairly regularly. Aside from Dawg Sports and a couple of daily “must read” blogs, I’m really trying to maintain a level-head going into this weekend. It ain’t working.

There’s nothing like the run-up to the Cocktail Party. It’s such a huge part of every season and this season in particular for all the reasons we’ve highlighted since August 31. As much as I hate the Gators, every late October and/or early November Saturday would just not be the same without ‘em. There’s just nothing like this rivalry, and for that we should all be thankful, Dawgs and Gators alike.

This game, in Kirby’s 4th season, will be the last for some recruits that Kirby managed to keep committed in his very first recruiting cycle. You know these guys want to go out a winner. I think some of the upper-classmen will have an impact. Time flies, don’t it?

If this don’t fire you up, you’ve got no pulse. James Brown had a lot of demons. This wasn’t one of them.

Having said that, how do you feel about this game?:

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When it comes to Georgia-Florida, do you:

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    Love winning more than losing?
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On to some newsy notes and tiddly bits...

Jake Fromm says “we’re ready.” Go do that thing you do, #11.

All indications remain that Lawrence Cager is a “go” on Saturday. Could he be the difference in a game that could wind up being more of a defensive struggle?

Sports Illustrated likes what they see in Georgia’s defense. Are we elite? Saturday is going to be a litmus test.

Rivals’ UGA site has a recap and some good quotes from Wednesday’s practice.

Seth Emerson and Will Sammon from The Athletic ($$), who cover the Dawgs and Gators respectively, will have a Q & A today from Noon until 1:05 P.M. This should be good.

Jackson Fryburger lists his 5 reasons why the Dawgs will prevail on Saturday. Preach.

D’Andre Swift is a key element to our success on Saturday and the Gators know it.

Here’s one writer’s 3 keys for Florida to enjoy a successful day.

That’s all I’ve got. Yesterday, I wasn’t much good at work. Today, I know I’ll be about as useful as a mannequin. Tomorrow? I’ve decided to take the day off. It’s Georgia-Florida week and life is good.

As Always, GO DAWGS!