Welcome to Wednesday, Bulldog fans! We’re on the doorstep, or at least the the front walk, of another big top 10 showdown in Athens, replete with GameDay and SEC Nation on campus.
What are the implications of Saturday night? While it could be bad things, I’ll save my official Munson for tomorrow (foreshadowing!!). Yet a victory over Kentucky will cement Georgia as the finest in the land, an even more definite #1 team, a clear path to Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz, not Mark Richt Field) due to separation in the SEC East race. After formerly being lumped in with Alabama as the 2 most elite teams, and questions about the division thanks to early season success by Florida and Kentucky, it will almost seem like UGA is... breaking away...
Now onto news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety.
I’m pretty sure everyone just wants to know who goes under center for the Red & Black. The answer is... c’mon, you think any of us is going to know before Saturday? In his pre-game press conference, Coach Kirby Smart was vague (“keep my quarterbacks protected and upright”), specific (“he hasn’t had any soreness for the last two days”), pessimistic (“Courson has him on a pitch count”), and optimistic (“he threw 30 or 40 balls and he got upwards of 30 yards, felt pretty good, took some snaps”).
Which unit has been decimated by injuries the most on the Georgia roster? The receivers of course. The Head Bulldog gave waaaaaaayyyyyy too much optimism in his comments on this position group if you ask me. The other side of my brain says “let’s go”.
Speaking of position groups, the linebackers come to mind. The intrepid folks at the Red & Black show the similarities between the UK backers and those from the Classic City.
Did you realize that Georgia is now the #1 ranked team in both the coaches and press polls? I guess it’s possible that particular nugget has crossed your vision the last few days. Did you also know the infallible ESPN Playoff Predictor brought to you by Milo’s Tea gives UGA far and away the best chance to make the CFP.
It’s never too early to think about the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, and there will be plenty to celebrate even off the field. The Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame has named former Georgia OL Jon Stinchcomb and former linebacker Thomas Davis as 2021 inductees.
And if you know my particular corner of Dawg Sports, you know I can’t end without throwing up a little love for those toting their own bag of sticks. The Georgia Women’s Golf Team won the Illlini Invitational today with wet conditions and crazy shotgun starts all over the place. Congrats to Coach Josh Brewer and those ladies on their first win of the fall season.
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