Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog fans! We’re already through week 2; which is exciting because we’re the #1 team in the land, sad because it’s going too fast already, and anxious because the games mean more as we go along.
Getting into the conference slate is also reassuring. A beatdown of a little brother makes you feel like all is right with the world. An unexpected loss at this particular juncture could derail your season goals. So do you project all your fears and trepidation so that you are paralyzed before even mid-week? For an answer, we will continue to look at the Billboard charts from week 3 of 1981. And there we find advice from sage Eddie Rabbit, and just take it game by game, and step by step:
Now onto news and notes of the Georgia Bulldog variety.
If you played an FCS opponent, and went 4 deep at pretty much every position but kicker, you’re not likely to get any weekly awards. But you can still grade those who played, and the intrepid folks at the Red and Black did that very thing. If you have to ask, we’re sniffing cum laude.
Are you worried about our rushing numbers? Yeah, me too. But there is solace in that Todd Monken is handing the ball off to the backfield in a little more vertical fashion. I think everyone can agree that this UGA offense is going to pass the ball and spread it around.
And the Red and Black dives a little deeper on leading Bulldog receiver Kenny McIntosh.
Nothing too hot on those taeks, so let’s drizzle a little spice on the news this morning. The legend himself, Loran Smith, was the recipient of a phone call Sunday morning, and this particular caller made a pronouncement on Stetson Bennett IV’s prospects after UGA. The topic has been bandied about, a little more the last few months, and this is certainly an opinion.
Dealing a little more with objective information, Kirby Smart provided updates on some injuries. Mitchell is still questionable as expected, Smith is out but is improving, but I’m intrigued on short answer on William Poole. The DB had been getting more productive and production as last season wore on, but did not see the field against Samford.
After the carnage of last weekend, SEC Shorts documented what it looked like in the ER.
That’s all for now. But stick around Dawg Sports throughout the day as we continue to prepare for our first true road game of 2022. And as always…