Congratulations. You only have to get up three more times before your Georgia Bulldogs face the Vanderbilt Commodores.
You can make it. I have faith in you. The staff here and your fellow readers have confidence in you. Kirby Smart believes in you.
Actually, I don’t know about that last part. I don’t know that you’ve demonstrated to Kang Kirby that you can be counted on in pressure situations. But you have demonstrated to us that you deserve to know what’s going on in Bulldog Nation on this Wednesday morning.
Speaking of those Coach Smart has confidence in, the wide receiver rotation continues to look more like an ensemble cast than a power trio. It’s no stretch to say that Coach Hankton may rotate through up to nine receivers on Saturday to see who truly responds to game action. While that rotation will likely be paired down some later in the season as consistent performers emerge, early on we’re going to play er’body.
Speaking of pass catchers, Las Vegas athlete Darnell Washington is being recruited by Georgia as a tight end and has now tweeted out a top three of Tennessee, Georgia, and Miami, followed by this top five that makes it seem like he let the cat out of the bag too early.
Top 5— Uno_Nelly (@_Dwfootball11) August 27, 2019
Sorry for last night it was
I like Georgia’s chances in this recruitment, though I think landing Washington may come at the expense of landing Marietta standout Arik Gilbert. But hey, with 25 scholarships to give you can’t win them all.
And speaking of less-than-rosy news, it looks like sophomore offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer remains sidelined with an injury of unknown origin, severity, or duration. While it would be great to get the big guy out on the field against Vandy, I’d much rather he be healthy and ready to roll once the meat of the season starts in late September. Besides, if there’s any position coach with some play in his rotation it’s Sam Pittman, who collects five star recruits like your Aunt Estelle collected beanie babies.
Vanderbilt released its roster for this weekend, and while your attention may be drawn to the fact that Derek Mason is playing games by not releasing a starting quarterback, I stand in awe of his use of the ole “or” in refusing to name a starter at punter or long snapper.
That’s the kind of quality special teams competition that used to keep Vince Dooley awake at night.
We’ll be back with more game week fun shortly. Until then...