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NCAA Football: CFP National Championship-Georgia vs Alabama Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

As our counterpart, Macon Dawg noted, the new NCAA rule change allowing schools to cover players' parking expenses makes it much harder for Georgia to win a Fulmer Cup. That whisk you heard was weeping and gnashing of teeth from UGA Parking Services and the ACCPD.

Kirby Smart has gone to great lengths to not let this team read too many press clippings of last year’s national title. At least to the outside world, it is kicking in. See Brock Bowers as exhibit A, who is taking all of last year’s team and individual accolades (except one...looking at you Mackey Award) in stride.

The AP preseason poll, which is as useful as toilet paper, is out with the Dawgs ranked third.

There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that a receiving group without Arian Smith is less explosive as long as he is unable to play. On a unit that lost Jermaine Burton, experience is key. But how big will that loss really be? The truth is, depending on how Todd Monken uses the tight ends, that concern could be assuaged, but at some point, receivers will need to step up. Here’s a closer look at how Smith’s loss could impact things.

This weekend may as well be a holiday weekend for high-school football fans with the season starting. In that, the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic also matches teams from across Atlanta and North Georgia. Here are players to watch.

Go on, turn the sound on and run through the wall, thanks to our friends at Chapel Bell Curve.

More later...

Go Dawgs!