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Monday ‘Dawg Bites: S.Car’ed Straight Edition

NCAA Football: Eastern Illinois at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t get to game day Saturday without persevering through Monday. But before you attack the day, let’s take a look at what’s making news in Bulldog Nation:

When Jordan Davis bears his name called early during the 2022 NFL Draft, and he will hear it called very early, this may be the highlight that’s played first on ESPN.

There just aren’t a lot of guys like this at any given time in college football. No one and no thing that big is supposed to move that fast.

In opponent news, it appears that for the first time this season presumptive South Carolina starter Luke Doty may be healthy enough to play, and Shane Beamer says he has no qualms about giving Doty his first live action of the season against the Bulldogs. I don’t think it’s as easy a decision as those quotes make it sound, especially after graduate transfer Zeb Noland has looked somewhere between good and passable against Eastern Illinois and East Carolina.

The Gamecocks will come to Sanford Stadium as a 32 point underdog according to at least some books, which sounds like a lot against an SEC opponent, especially one that historically gives the Red and Black fits. But this South Carolina team is fresh off having to mount a fierce comeback to slip by East Carolina in a last second field goal. So while my heart can’t imagine not enduring an unnecessarily close game against the Garnet and Black, my head fully understands that Georgia is objectively much better than South Carolina.

We also have the first of 64 articles this week from the “Shane Beamer coached at Georgia/Will Muschamp coached at South Carolina” genre. Actually, it occurs to me 64 might be a low estimate.

We’ll be back later with more of the Georgia Bulldogs coverage you know and love. Until then...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!