Good morning, Dawg Nation. Before we hop into the Bites, today is, of course, the 19th somber anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Don’t be shy telling the ones you love how much they mean to you.
Looking towards Georgia football, we are now just two short weeks away from kicking the season off in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The discussion has been around who will start for the Dawgs: J.T. Daniels or D’Wan Mathis. While Daniels seems to be the favorite, there are some who believe Mathis could actually start. One thing is for sure: no one outside of the program will be certain who the starter is until we take the field in Fayetteville.
Speaking of J.T. Daniels, the latest CBS 2021 NFL Mock Draft has Daniels being selected in the first round. If this comes to fruition, we are in for a verrrrrrrry good autumn.
Moving on to Dawg alums, our good friend J.R. Reed was signed to the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad. It’s always great to see Georgia players popping up on NFL rosters and practice squads, which happens often. Georgia is the seventh best represented school on NFL rosters, totaling 32 players making the active 53-man count for teams.
One former Dawg, however, is still facing an uphill battle for playing time. Cade Mays, now wearing the hideous orange of the basketball school known as the University of Tennessee, and his attorneys filed a second appeal to grant him immediate eligibility. His first appeal was denied by the NCAA. This time, Mays’ attorney tweet U.S. Representative Tim Burchett about Mays’ waiver, who subsequently tweeted at the NCAA. All I have to say is, they should really be a lot less Pinky and a lot more The Brain.
Wear your masks, Dawg Nation, and GO DAWGS!!!