Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog fans! Like RedCrake’s GameDay Bites, those who have been around here a while know that my ‘Dawg Bites also contain musical accompaniment. Mine is just as carefully curated, it just happens to be really cheesy 80’s pop and one-hit wonders. But dagnabbit, Georgia won the National Championship last year, and I’m still as happy as can be. I haven’t been this happy since 1981, as I well remember the last Natty that UGA captured. And it took quite a while for that euphoria to wear off my younger self.
So I’m going to do two things. 1) I’m going to browse the archives from top songs of autumn 1981, the season after our last national championship; and 2) I’m not getting over it. That’s right, we’re the champions for a while yet and the barking will continue and the obnoxious pointing out to all our rivals that they are not will also continue. I’ll let the magnificent Ronnie Milsap say it a little better.
Now onto news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety:
Head Football Coach Kirby Smart held his first game week press conference of the 2022 season Monday. You can find it at georgiadogs.com or via YouTube (DawgNation channel). Coach Smart praises Dan Lanning appropriately, complains about depth and inexperience just as you thought, and offers platitudes such as “the best players play the best”.
Of course there were no bombshells nor much of an idea of starters/an actual depth chart. The Athens Banner-Herald dove a little deeper into Kirby Smart’s and UGA’s information release tendencies. And also some injury news and playing time around Georgia’s offensive line.
Speaking of the big uglies up front, Georgia O-line coach Stacy Searels is
living up to the hype changing the perception of his recruiting chops. Charleston, SC area tackle Monroe Freeling has committed to the University of Georgia to play football. A consensus top 100 prospect in the 2023 class, he’s ranked as high as #8 for OTs in the nation.
You know it’s football season because a highly touted UGA player had an incident with a moving vehicle. Reports say that Arik Gilbert was involved in an auto accident Monday, but also appears did not suffer significant injury. If that’s the case, I’m glad all involved are okay. And that ACCPD will have to clean up their drool themselves.
And just because this community has hating Auburn in it’s mission statement, I present the fine folks at SEC Shorts:
We’re glad you’re back with us to celebrate Georgia football. Stick around throughout the day as we bring you more news, opinion, and all things Bulldog. And as always,