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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to another great day to be a Georgia Bulldog. Maestro, the music:

The big news yesterday across the SEC was the release of a plethora of ticket information for various schools. Georgia’s full info can be found here, but in summary:

  • If you did not give to the Hartman Fund, you ain’t getting any tickets. No surprise there.
  • If you gave a little to the cause, you’re getting tickets to a game.
  • If you’ve been giving generously or for a long time, you may get tickets to two games.
  • If you own a series of lumber mills or BMW dealerships, or you refer to your 6 bedroom retreat on Sea Island as a “cottage”, you get to attend four games.

In total Sanford Stadium will be limited to 25% occupancy, or what I call “a Bobby Dodd sellout.” Given the long odds against college football over the last six months, I’m calling that a victory.

If college football does manage to kick off in about a month, it will be in no small part due to the efforts of a genetic cardiologist who honestly couldn’t care less about football.

Also it appears the NCAA may be about to kick over a rather large hornet’s nest.

I expect this move would be to both protect players who might decide to sit out and reward those who decide to play through 2020, for however long there’s actual football to be played. But I predict they’re going to end up having to expand rosters in 2021 or else the class of 2021 is about to get screwed. Imagine having a series of scholarship offers yanked or being asked to gray shirt because the fifth year senior you were going to replace is now going to get another season of eligibility despite playing ten games. It’s weird, wild stuff.

Bulldog defensive coordinator Dan Lanning quietly signed a contract extension back in March, now Marc Weiszer of the Banner Herald has all the details. As one of the hotter young coaching commodities in college football and fresh off a season in which his unit often kept an anemic offense in the game, Lanning was definitely in line to make some big boy money. That being said, I think he’s no more than two more rock solid seasons in Athens away from a head coaching offer.

It appears Kearis Jackson spent his summer eating barbells and chasing them with kerosene smoothies.

As someone who once laughably worked out with (by which I mean, in the way of) Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd, let me assure you there are two kinds of strong: garden variety strong and Peach County strong.

Rest In Peace to one of Athens’ great musical innovators, Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance, who passed away yesterday at 57. One of the toughest aspects of this very tough year has been losing some of my musical heroes like Nance, John Prine, and Bill Withers. It’s just no good, man.

Finally, a word of wisdom: a pessimist goes whale hunting and brings a life jacket. An optimist brings the tartar sauce. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!