Over the last 20 or so - since I got out of the TV business - I get home for at least one Georgia home game. Yesterday, I flew up from the still sticky and steamy swamps of western Broward to God’s country: The O.C., Watkinsville, “The ‘Ville,” - home of “Coming Soon: Oconee Plaza” (those of you from here know what I’m talking about. And they finally built that sucker with vengeance), restaurant row (a.k.a. downtown Watkinsville), country traffic jams and still very friendly people.
Like clockwork, my dad diligently submits his ticket order every season, and since he’s been grandfathered in as retired faculty (I’m assuming this is how it works), he still gets 2 tickets. This week is my turn to attend the game as my siblings and/or spouses are all away. Lucky me!
At the start of the season we all looked at the home schedule and pretty much said, “yeah, let’s circle that October 16th Kentucky home game that will feature the #1 team in the land and the #11 team in the land with ESPN Game Day there and the SEC Network team present because everyone saw that coming.” You just never know in any given year what shakes out, do you? Anyway, I’m thrilled to be here and can’t wait ‘til Saturday afternoon.
On to some tiddly bits and newsy notes...
- Macondawg has got you covered with the Oscar Delp commitment which only reinforces Georgia’s standing as tight-end U. That room is scary. Has anyone ever run a 4-tight end set before? Oh, yeah. Pearce Spurlin is a 2023 recruit and can ball, too.
- Perhaps the main contender for Delp’s commitment is, ahem, not amused...
To Hell With Georgia.— The Spurs Up Show (@TheSpursUpShow) October 13, 2021
- Dawgnation’s Jeff Sentell has a fine story on what might have been regarding our wonderkid receiver Ladd “The Impaler” McConkey as he was destined for a much smaller school had UGA never offered. There is a ton of good stuff here about a vital element in Todd Monken’s offense, how he was recruited, some folks who did and did not believe in him and his path to where we are today.
Kirby Smart has redefined the spread
- Gary Danielson of CBS gives his keys on how the Kentucky Wildcats can pull off a stunning upset on Saturday afternoon. Bascially, UK can’t screw up and has to keep it close. That’s it! Easy-peasy.
- Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez - a McDonough native - has a big chip on his shoulder. He’d better hope he doesn’t have a big Jordan on his shoulder. Or, Jalen. Or, Adam. Or, Devonte. I could go on...
- The Wildcats are pretty banged-up. Mark Stoops doesn’t care. I like UK’s coach. His players play very hard for this guy, too.
Kentucky likes to run. We like to tackle runners. Something’s gotta give on Saturday.
I’ll see you there!
AS ALWAYS, GO DAWGS!