You’ve only got five days to get focused for this weekend’s high stakes matchup with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Yes I’m serious.
As I was saying, Georgia travels this weekend to Nashville to take on Clark Lea’s Commodores, who are coming off a 41-23 loss to Stanford. Anchor of Gold breaks down where things went wrong this time.
You already know that things didn’t go well for Shane Beamer’s Gamecocks last weekend, either. In his post game presser Beamer was asked about how Georgia’s defense stymied his team, and God bless him, he answered about as honestly as possible:
This video will be playing on a loop at my wedding which will be held at the Best Little Chapel in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/nGtcFSF1Ku— UGA Hoops Mafia (@UGAHoopsMafia) September 19, 2021
I don’t think we fully appreciated Shane Beamer for his entertainment value during his time in Athens. To be fair, this was at least in part because like most assistants Kirby Smart rarely let him talk publicly.
While Beamer may be effusive in his praise, Bulldog safety Lewis Cine believes the defense has a lot to work on. That’s exactly what you want to hear from a unit in danger of resting on its early season accolades.
Another thing you want to see, especially when you have a stadium full of high profile visitors, is a lot of excitement. And I for one was excited to see AD Mitchell haul in a gorgeous touchdown pass from JT Danielsthen go directly to celebrate in front of 2023 QB prospect Arch Manning and dad Cooper.
Good things happen when we let it fly pic.twitter.com/G96PgNFHWx— Barstool UGA (@ugabarstool) September 19, 2021
Manning is considering Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Texas, and Ole Miss among a sea of other offers. And while breaking his strong family ties to the Rebels may be tough, Georgia does have an ally in this battle: current Bulldog commit Pearce Spurlin, who told us after the Clemson game that his buddy Arch is his top priority in the class.
@justicehaynes6 @DatGuyTM @ii_rueben @BradynOL78 @mikeygmaco #ArchManning Dream team pic.twitter.com/bZtSG9xUbT— Pearce Spurlin III (@PearceSpurlin) September 19, 2021
Speaking of Spurlin, he put up one of the most ridiculous stat lines I’ve ever seen from a high school receiver on Friday, yet still didn’t have the most ridiculous stats in the game. The 6’6, 230 pound Florida standout caught 13 passes for 318 yards and 5 touchdowns against a stout Baker team, but his South Walton Seahawks lost 49-48. Somehow Spurlin’s TD catches of 20, 20, 32, 63, and 75 yards were outshown by Baker back Kayleb Wagner, whose 535 rushing yards broke Derrick Henry’s Sunshine State single game record.
Wagner started the year by rushing for 267 yards and 4 touchdowns against Rocky Bayou Christian....on only 4 carries. Oh, and I forgot to mention, he was born without a left arm below the elbow.
Kayleb Wagner of Baker (FL) broke Derrick Henry's single game record with 535 rushing yards! @Kaylebwagner— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 18, 2021
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There’s no stopping Kayleb, and there’s nothing stopping you. Now get out there and attack the day.