Howdy, folks. I haven’t posted in a while but it’s time to get the can of compressed air uncapped and clean out of the crumbs wedged in between keyboard keys that have been piling up since all the end of teleworking (and tele-snacking) from home. I don’t know about you, but I’ve become a lard ass. Bishop Sycamore has offered (nose tackle), and I’m mulling over my options. And this is not the time of the year to diet. I digress. Here is some newsy news and such...
Chip Towers of the AJC first reported yesterday evening that Ron Courson, Georgia’s excellent sports medicine director, has tested positive for COVID-19. First and foremost, best wishes to Ron and we pray for a speedy recovery. The potential contact-tracing ramifications of this are obviously a concern, as detailed in Towers’ piece. 90% of the team has been vaccinated and that is a big deal.
Recruiting: The wraps are now off and coaches can now contact junior high school prospects. And we’ve got a few in mind.
Back when I was but a young Dawg, Georgia-Clemson really was the game ($$). In a perfect world we’d play ‘em at least every other year. (I’d straight-up trade Texas for Clemson in a realignment swap right now). I wrote about my experiences about this time last year, recalling the Labor Day ‘82 tilt. (If you havent’ read it, give it a shot. But only if you’ve got an hour to spare (grins). Never graduate).
Gameday has put together a little hype promo piece. Yeah, this is a big game.
CHARLOTTE— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 1, 2021
We can't wait for Saturday's show and this game @GeorgiaFootball @ClemsonFB pic.twitter.com/Vvk5bTGme5
Our SBNation Clemson sister site ranks the Tiger’s schedule based on opponent strength. No surprises about who is #1, but man is that a soft-as-a-feather lineup.
Our own DawgOutWest has been on the fence (as have I) about what should transpire in only a few short days. He’s made his pick. I cannot disagree with his rationale.
After dozens of hours of studying film and data around this game I finally made my prediction on last night’s @DawgSports_Live— Graham Coffey (@DawgOutWest) September 1, 2021
My prediction for Georgia vs Clemson… pic.twitter.com/RpW9FLqF8k
Does Graham look tired? After all, he did just get married... ;-)
How are you feeling about this game? I’m a bundle of nerves myself. All those injuries, especially at skill positions. We’re about to see if all that recruiting depth was the real deal, or hocus pocus. We are about to find out. Two more days!
That’s all I’ve got. As Always,