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 Steve Guttenberg’s movie career, post-Diner.
The Bulldogs return home to the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium to face the South Carolina Gamecocks. Personally, I don’t mind USCe. Sure, they had a nice little run there earlier this decade. But that is sandwiched by years of mediocrity and also-ran seasons. The fans I know personally are realistic about this and always thought their wins were more smoke and mirrors than Steve Spurrier. Yet the fans I see on message boards and interwebs are of a whole ‘nother ilk. Here I have to agree with my fellow writer DawgOutWest. They just don’t get it. So to them I say: “‘C’mon, SCAR fans. Show some class.”
Now on to news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:
Oops, he did it again. Rodrigo Blankenship has been named the SEC Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. His 3 field goals (including a 50 yarder) and 4 PATs were not only enough to receive the award, but also put him tops in college kickers scoring nationally. I’m very happy for the young man. I just wish he was relegated to PATs and kickoffs unless the clock was about to hit zeros.
The Red and Black didn’t give up a practice report that I could find, but they did summarize the Kirby Smart weekly press conference. The best nuggets regard injuries: Tyson Campbell should be back, but that is more of a game-time decision. Jordan Davis appears to be ready to go Saturday, and Solomon Kindley was held out of the UT game for precautionary reasons, and is penciled in to start against South Carolina.
Snuck into the presser was mention of the “Hot Rod for Heisman” campaign. Coach Smart welcomes it.
Dawgnation incorporates Monday practice observations into the Coach Smart press conference and adds some perspective around the aforementioned injuries (along with a few more updates).
Once again, the Bulldogs will line up across former Georgia assistant coaches. Not only is Bryan McLendon the offensive coordinator at SCAR, but he is joined by former ‘Dawg running back and assistant coach (under Richt) Thomas Brown, who leads the Gamecock running back room.
The Georgia Homecoming game against Kentucky October 19th will be broadcast on TV. But CBS is using a contractual delay before announcing it’s game, thus we won’t know when or where UGA/UK will be televised until this Sunday afternoon. Being probably the least tantilizing SEC weekend since Labor Day, I don’t blame them. They are also likely looking at how many more commercials can be fit into a 4.5 hour college football broadcast.
We’ll be back throughout the day with more of our game week standards. So thanks for reading, and as always...
**Best defined as risque, at least for the time. And very, very confusing.