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Uga gets the last laugh at the Purple & Gold. He was the only one.
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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 the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a Georgia fan. And if you can read, you’re a Georgia fan that has experienced disappointment more than once. No matter how you slice it, the last 72 hours haven’t been exactly kind to the Bulldog faithful. Losing a big game in the national spotlight, the Georgia sideline turning into a Medical Tent City, valuable coaches leaving Athens, others seemingly staying put, that kind of thing. And while it’s not all doom and gloom, it does become difficult to see the positive when so many negatives occur in such a short span of time. So are we fooling ourselves? Or are we actually in Trouble?

Now on to news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:

Head Coach Kirby Smart held a teleconference Sunday to preview the Sugar Bowl amongst other topics. The Red and Black provides some of the highlights. And most welcome to my ears was this:

“We have a lot of guys who want to get the bad taste out of their mouths from last year, from the loss,”

It’s that time of year where awards start coming fast and furious. Georgia will be well represented in both the conference and national scenes, but especially nice to hear is that there are 7 Bulldogs to make the Associated Press All-SEC team. Congrats to Rodrigo Blankenship and Andrew Thomas (1st team), D’Andre Swift, Isaiah Wilson, Trey Hill, Monty Rice, and Eric Stokes (2nd team), We all knew that the Georgia defense was more of a lunchpail and blue-collar personality, but it is still surprising that there were no Bulldog defenders named to the 1st team.

As has been widely suspected, Bulldog wideout Dominick Blaylock suffered a torn ACL in the SEC Championship game. He will obviously miss the Sugar Bowl. We wish you a speedy recovery Dom, and we’re sure as heck gonna need you soon.

In related injury news, former ‘Dawg and now Chicago Bear Roquan Smith has a torn pectoral muscle, and will miss the rest of the NFL season. The former Butkus Award winner has been quite productive for the Bears, registering over 100 tackles and 2 sacks in his 2nd pro season. Not unlike the current undergraduates, the Bulldogs in the NFL definitely have been bit by the injury bug.

Think you have a good idea of how Georgia stacks up on each side of the ball? YOU’RE WRONG! Just kidding, the stats in this link are pretty much in line with the collective opinion expressed here. TL;DR: Defense good, Offense meh.

ESPN takes a stab at ranking the top 150 college coaches of all time. There is sure a lot to quibble with, but Georgia is well represented with 2 in the top 25. I think this is leading up to the Saban/Belichick lovefest that HBO has recently produced.

Don’t believe everything you read. Or you can read as much into non-verbal cues as you’d like, because that’s what social media is for, isn’t it? Either way, Georgia may be losing more than we thought. Junior safety Richard LeCounte tweeted something, has since deleted it, and well... we’ll just have to wait and see.

The day has been light on news, and I for one hope it stays that way. But as always...