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 Swatches.
Your University of Georgia Bulldogs are fresh off a win at Auburn, and have clinched the SEC East for a 3rd consecutive season. Yet the regular season is far from over, as we finally get to face the newest addition to the SEC West, the Aggies from College Station. I didn’t like the last team we faced from the Lone Star State, and I don’t particularly care for these either. I’ll like them well enough if we emerge victorious Saturday evening, and we’ve got exactly zero room on the UGA rivals shelf to add these folks. So what does one see in Texas A&M? Apparently it’s difficult for many.
Two things I noticed in this video. 1) If you’re going to race your own armadillo in your video, you should probably film enough cuts to make sure it wins; and 2) ZZ Top had a nice cameo.
Now on to news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:
Well, not quite. Who wants to watch the SEC Network Saturday at 7:30? You do if you want to see Missouri try and keep Tennessee at less-than-bowl-eligibility. I’d love nothing more than forcing Jeremy Pruitt to have to break a 3 year losing streak against Vandy, only to play in the Gasparilla Bowl or to go home if it becomes 4.
In other TV scheduling news, the Georgia Bulldogs take on the North Avenue Trade School at Mark Richt Field Saturday, November 30. ABC will have the honor and kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 noon ET.
It’s been well-noted on this site (and elsewhere) that UGA punter Jake Camarda had himself a game. With 4 punts over 50 yards, 2 over 60 yards, and 4 punts inside the 20, the field-flipper won SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Monty Rice was also awarded, recording 8 solo tackles and 10 total.
The Red and Black took a look at the poor 3rd down conversion percentage of the Bulldogs at Auburn. Coach Smart had an interesting quote, but Tight End Eli Wolf said it best:
“Our defense has done a great job of keeping us in games,” Wolf said. “We have to step up and do our part and execute better.”
Coach Kirby Smart had his weekly press conference, and here are a few points he brought up:
- He’s sorry he used coarse language after the game. He’s probably not very sorry, but this likely appeases all parties.
- The Aggies have only lost to Clemson, Alabama, and Auburn. So Coach Smart expects it to be a tough game.
- Lawrence Cager is cleared to practice, but Cade Mays is not. Big Country is also apparently banged up down low.
The Athens Banner-Herald gives us a little low-down on the long-awaited matchup between Georgia and Texas A&M. They’ve had 8 years to write the story, so I imagine this one has been in the can and just needed freshening up with some quotes. I will be looking to see how many Aggies were able to score Sanford Stadium tickets on the secondary market.
The 2017 recruiting class was known as the “Savages”. The Macon Telegraph details where they are now, and how they’ve been to the SEC Championship each year on campus. After some near misses and some under-par seasons, “Thank you” just doesn’t seem to cut it.
We’ll be back throughout the day with more stats, analysis, opinion, and news. So stay tuned, and as always...
**After further research, this is apparently a well-know W.A.S.P. song. Here I was thinking those terms were mutally exclusive. Guess you learn something every day.