While the bowl season is well underway, I find myself already entering the near-hibernating state that comes about with my annual college football withdrawal. And though I’ll tune in to watch our Georgia Bulldogs take on the Baylor Bears in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday, it’s impossible to ignore the simple fact that things seem to be winding down. The college football playoff can keep pushing itself further and further into January (and at this point I wouldn’t be shocked if the final game is eventually played after the Super Bowl), but as time marches on, my interest wanes and I begin to prepare for gymnastics, hyper-focused equestrian coverage, an ill-fated drive to March Madness, and the inevitable disappointment of a promising college baseball season ending prior to Omaha. As such, this seems fitting:
And now, your Saturday Morning Dawg Bites:
- If you find yourself in the mid-winter doldrums, some recruiting clarity over the next week might help you get past it. While I think the headline here may be a tad optimistic, a few of these are bound to come through and that will certainly be a welcome start to the new year.
- James Cook is cleared to play in the Sugar Bowl... and that’s a good thing since we’ll be dealing with a makeshift offensive line. We’re gonna need all the playmakers we can get.
- And speaking of which, Georgia has a number of question marks heading into this week’s Sugar Bowl against Baylor. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t have answers to many of these questions until the Dawgs kick things off on Wednesday.
- The Macon Telegraph has a look back at some of the brighter moments of the season. The fact that 6 of the 8 moments mentioned came in 3 games can be interpreted however you wish.
- Finally, on the baseball diamond, a skiing/snowboarding event (of all things) will result in the Georgia/Georgia Tech baseball series moving away from SunTrust Park. For those of you that (like me) live to the northeast of Atlanta, this will result in one more opportunity to catch the Diamond Dogs. The first game of the 3 game series will be in Athens, the second on North Avenue, and the third will now be at CoolRay Field in Lawrenceville.
That’s it for this morning. As we march toward the end of 2019, here’s hoping for better things in the coming year... including a Bulldog victory on New Year’s Day.