Good Morning Bulldog Nation and welcome to Friday!
We have only 8 days left before we start a new season of real, live Georgia Bulldogs Football. I’m already getting excited to watch the boys play. All the games are penciled into my calendar and I’m getting the things done that need doing so I can focus my attention on Football by God!
These are your Friday Morning Dawg Bites:
Stewart Mandel has released his preseason Bowl Projections over at The Athletic ($). Spoiler alert – they aren’t much different than a bunch of others or the last few years. His top four include: Clemson, Georgia, Alabama & Oklahoma (in that order.) He has us going to Glendale for the Fiesta Bowl against Alabama while Clemson & Oklahoma head to the Peach. All 39 bowl games are included in his projections if you’re interested in who’s playing in the Gasparilla Bowl* on December 23rd.
The Athens Banner-Herald had Greg McGarity on their Podcast yesterday to discuss football scheduling, the WLOCP and all things UGA Athletics.
From the Macon Telegraph we learned Sami Davis has medically retired from the GymDogs but looks to contribute in other ways within the program. They also explain why Scott Woerner ranked Kentucky #15 in the Super 16 Poll.
Over at the Columbus Ledger, they’ve got an idea of how D. Rob will factor in the rotation at wide receiver.
The Red & Black talks about the Defensive Line & it’s Senior Leadership.
There’s a tiny little change to the Football helmets this year as DawgNation explains.
Sports Illustrated wrote a lovely little preview of the 2019 Bulldogs which includes this summary which will surprise exactly no one, “Entering Smart’s fourth season in Athens, the Bulldogs are firmly established as one of the country’s preeminent programs. But they’re still chasing their first national title since 1980.”
And Kirby & Co scored their first commit for the class of 2021 when Bralyn Oliver committed last night.
That’s all I’ve got for now, y’all mind your manners & play pretty.
Until next time….
GO DAWGS!!! BEAT VANDERBILT!!!
*Apparently this is the new name for the old St. Petersburg Bowl. It was renamed for mythical pirate/legend Jose Gaspar who is the inspiration for the Gasparilla Pirate Festival.