G’morning folks, it was 53 degrees in the front yard when I woke up yesterday at my house in Colorado. By the time I got to the airport to head home to the Carolina Coast for the holiday weekend, the temperature was in the mid-80’s and rising. Still, for a moment there I was going about my day in 53 degree weather. For me, it was that first little tinge of fall.
The song above is about a man who smells the crispness in the air on a September day, and can’t help but think of now passed glory days from high-school that he longs to relive. For me, that first taste of cooler weather also takes my mind back- my mind goes to tailgates and Dawg Walks in Athens, and eating smoked pork butts while watching football on the TV with friends and family at home. Fortunately for us as fans, those memories might be from the past, but the chance to both relive them and create new ones comes back around every September. Our long wait is almost over. Tomorrow is the first of five consecutive days filled with the greatest sport on Earth. As we embark on the journey tonight, I urge you to remember to cherish it. College Football has the shortest regular season of any major sport. You’ll wish you had stayed up and watched Utah-BYU until 2 a.m. tonight when you’re starved for football next June.
Speaking of something to cherish, apparently Jake Fromm’s Grandma makes a mean batch of fruit cookies. Hearing high praise for the cookies from Andrew Thomas, Solomon Kindley and Trey Hill makes me think that the real driving force behind UGA’s ‘Great Wall of Georgia’ might just be the reward Grandma Fromm drops off when her baby boy isn’t sacked in a game. Dawg Nation, this is an APB for good granny cookies. If you see the Georgia offensive line out there keeping Fromm and the running backs clean this year, and you have a family matriarch that can make a mean batch, please send some cookies on over to Athens for our big beautiful boys. If we can produce enough good cookies, the Dawgs might just run for 4,000 yards without giving up a sack all season.
From #UGA interviews today: The offensive linemen have been getting cookies with icing and fruit from Jake Fromm’s grandmother after every game where they don’t allow a sack.— Jed May (@JedMay_) August 28, 2019
Andrew Thomas said the linemen descend on them like “vultures” and “They don’t last five minutes."
In other news, stud Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses is out for the season with what’s reported to be an ACL tear. ESPN breaks down the situation the Tide are in with a key piece of their defense now missing. Moses has been projected to be the first linebacker off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft by some experts, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.