I don’t know about y’all, but the last few weeks have been pretty exciting on the fandom front for DawgOutWest.
The Braves run came with a lot of sweaty palms and pacing. Last Saturday’s Florida game started with turnovers, mistakes, penalties, and missed field-goals, which triggered some WLOCPTSD for me. More pacing ensued.
With Mizzou coming to town as a 38.5 point underdog for a 12:30 kick, I expect this one to get out of hand quickly. There’s a time for some thrilling SEC Football, and there’s a time to watch Missouri get some sunshine and exercise as Georgia delivers them a drubbing. Tomorrow should be the latter, and I’m grateful for a game that won’t make the heart rate monitor on my cellular device go off.
Now that doesn’t mean that Saturday won’t be filled with plenty of intrigue. It’s just that the game’s outcome should never be in question in any real way.
First of all, the Dawgs are honoring former coach Mark Richt. He remains a National Championship human, and the foundation for the monster that Kirby Smart has built was laid during his 15 seasons at the helm in Athens.
Yesterday the UGA Football Twitter account released a trailer for this week’s game that Richt narrated.
Aw buddy… That one hits me in the feels.
Coach Richt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease over the summer, and this is an opportunity to say thank you to him in a way that is much more befitting than the press conference that Greg McGarity drug him out for when he was let go of in late 2015. I don’t know how his health will progress over the coming years, but his return to Sanford Stadium tomorrow feels like a moment that we will all remember for a long time coming. If UGA is able to cap this season off with the ultimate prize, it will have been won in some way by the man who took UGA from an also ran to an annual SEC title contender.
Also worth watching tomorrow is UGA’s quarterback situation. I don’t know who will play and when, but I know we’re going to be talking about it for the foreseeable future. Good or bad, every pass is going to feed that machine. It will be interesting to see what the talking points are coming out of this game.
Also, the news of Adam Anderson’s suspension is sure to be discussed in the final build up to tomorrow’s game. Anderson is currently under investigation by Athens-Clarke County authorities, and we outlined the accusations that he is facing yesterday.
Before we go, an interesting nugget. Missouri has failed to cover the spread so far in 2021. The Tigers also failed to cover the spread in its last 3 games of 2020. 38.5 is a lot of points. I think Georgia is going to have a good day on Saturday.
As always… GO DAWGS!