Oklahoma’s season is done.
Ohio State’s season is over.
Your Georgia Bulldogs, at least some of them, play on.
At last count it looks like Georgia may be down fifteen or so players from its two deep when the ‘‘Dawgs take on the Baylor Bears Wednesday night. It’s frustrating for fans, some of whom probably have a hard time justifying the expense of a trip to New Orleans to watch Kirby trot out a preview of the G Day roster. It’s got to be frustrating for the Sugar Bowl committee, who in other years host national semifinal games and are this year staring down the specter of a one-third empty stadium with tickets available for under twenty bucks.
But the truth of the matter is that the College Football Playoff has made grand old bowls like the Sugar and Orange afterthoughts rather than the objective. That’s a bit sad, but it’s the price we pay for the title to be decided on the field. On the bright side, we get a scrimmage against a top 10 team to kick off 2020.
Georgia offensive coordinator James Coley has a pretty candid media session yesterday, talking about Jake Fromm’s season, the energy at practice so far, and how new offensive line coach Matt Luke has blended in. He also frankly admitted that he “needs to do a better job” as a play caller, a position with which most Bulldog fans will agree. That being said, I’d still be pretty surprised if James Coley is looking for a new employer next season. If the Bulldog offense changes in 2020 it will be at the margins, and most improvement will come from better execution on the offensive line and at receiver.
Speaking of coaches looking for new employers, reports have emerged linking Baylor coach Matt Rhule to a variety of NFL jobs.
Matt Rhule is reportedly interviewing with the Panthers, but the Giants job is the big one to watch with him. https://t.co/Upyqkhcvhm— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) December 30, 2019
Given that the Red and Black will be playing short handed, I’m fine with the Bears dealing with some distractions as well.
Finally, in NFL ‘Dawg news, Jacksonville Jaguar Abry Jones recorded a noteworthy career achievement:
Jones has quietly put together a pretty impressive career in Duval County since joining the Jags as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Pretty awesome for a kid from Wonderful Robins. Until later....