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Comings and goings

Posted in Allaying my own fears, The League with tags , on Thursday December 29th, 2011 \pm\31 2:17 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

I liked this write up by Seth Emerson regarding Bacarri Rambo’s future, whether with the Dawgs or in the League:

Rambo said he received a third-round grade from the NFL board, which advises underclassmen before they make their decision on whether to leave or stay. The grade clearly disappointed Rambo, who was named a first-team All-American by the AP.

Rambo mentions how this will motivate him to work even harder to attain a higher draft grade. But he doesn’t mention if this work will be in the Red and Black or in various training sessions preparing for the combine or individual team workouts. What a decision he’s facing and I’m both excited and terrified for him. But in the end, I wish Bacarri the best of luck with whatever he decides.

Orson Charles, on the other hand, really means it when he says he’s put this decision out of his mind until after the bowl game:

“I think the reason I haven’t heard from them is I told them, ‘Call me after the bowl’. I’m really focused on this bowl right now. Then I’ll talk to my family as far as what we should do and then after that.”

And then there’s this:

If Jarvis says it, then I believe it. Because no one would actually lie to Jarvis Jones, would they? I mean, to his face?

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More on that 2012 schedule

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Tuesday December 27th, 2011 \am\31 10:51 am by Big Muddy Dawg

Wow, guys. I really like the looks of this 2012 Dawgs football schedule, according to Seth Emerson:

Sept. 1: Buffalo
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 15: Florida Atlantic
Sept. 22: Vanderbilt
Sept. 29: Tennessee
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 13: at Kentucky
Oct. 20: Open
Oct. 27: vs. Florida in Jacksonville
Nov. 3: Ole Miss
Nov. 10: at Auburn
Nov. 17: Georgia Southern
Nov. 24: Georgia Tech

Switching up our visits to the two Columbias could end up being a big move. I like the idea of playing South Carolina later in the year and I predict lots of tears out of the Columbia to our east should this schedule change actually occur.

Also, it’s always nice to have that open date before the Cocktail Party. And whoever came up with scheduling Georgia Southern before Clean, Old-fashioned Hate is to be commended. I like the idea of warming up against an option offense before the annual Tech beatdown.

If I go there will be trouble

Posted in Allaying my own fears, DGD, The League with tags , , on Friday December 16th, 2011 \pm\31 2:42 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Have I ever mentioned what a big fan of Jarvis Jones I am? I’m sure it’s come up. But I was reminded of that fact when I read this:

Jarvis Jones, the All-American outside linebacker, reiterated that he isn’t leaving. In fact he was one of the few draft-eligible players who didn’t submit his name to the NFL.

“No reason to,” Jones said. “The NFL, I think everything will work for itself. I’m not really concerned on that. We’re still playing. We’re still in-season. I’ve already said I’m coming back.”

You can’t tell me Jarvis Jones isn’t all Dawg.

Ahem.

There’s someone conspicuously missing

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Glory, Hearts & Minds, Lessons Learned, Seniors on Monday December 12th, 2011 \pm\31 2:51 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Here’s a write up in the Red and Black listing awards winners at the annual team Gala on Saturday night:

Newcomer of the Year Award winners were redshirt freshman receiver Michael Bennett of Alpharetta, freshman receiver Chris Conley of Dallas, Ga., and freshman receiver Malcolm Mitchell of Valdosta (offense); freshman linebacker Amarlo Herrera of College Park and junior nose guard John Jenkins of Meriden, Conn. (defense); and freshman defensive back Quintavius Harrow of Columbus (special teams).

I haven’t talked much about Isaiah Crowell but that isn’t because I haven’t been thinking of him. I will state that he has my full support and well-wishes. Yes, we’ve got Keith Marshall and perhaps others coming in. But it is my belief that we are a better team with Isaiah Crowell. And with the support structure he has in place, I think Isaiah has every chance of being a better man. Just look at his teammates around him. They’re evidence of this.

I’ll say this about LSU

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 \am\31 11:12 am by Big Muddy Dawg

I may have mentioned in the past that one of my coworkers is an uncle of Jordan Jefferson. He’s a good guy, this coworker of mine. As such, he has graciously refrained from toeing the party line when we’ve talked about this game. Despite what all the talking heads are saying, my friend continues to assert that LSU may have their hands full.

And for that, I thank him. So, at this time, I’d like to reciprocate this good will shown by my friend and coworker. You know, this really shouldn’t be that arduous of a task for me. After all, LSU is the only other SEC team that I consistently root for. But on this day, I’m finding it very difficult to think of anything nice to say about them. So I’ll say this about LSU: at least they aren’t one of those stupid orange teams.

Go Dawgs!

We don’t have a chance

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 \am\31 3:31 am by Big Muddy Dawg

That’s what everyone is saying, anyway. Which is a real shame because I’m not sure anyone told our players and our coaches. Last I saw, they’d already made their way to the scene of the crime.

So I guess we should go ahead and play the game, seeing as how everyone worked so hard to make it happen.

Seems a few of our players spent last evening watching movies, including Paranormal Activity 3, to pass the time. It’s a good thing, too. Because now they should come out to play today with no fear in their hearts.

Instead, their hearts should be filled with joy for the prospect of taking part in a momentous occasion. And they should be filled with pride for the chance at bringing further glory to Bulldog Nation. And their hearts should be filled with dogged determination, for this is what it’s taken to get the Georgia Bulldogs back to the Dome and the SEC Championship game.

Get after their asses.

Regarding the defense we’ll face

Posted in Allaying my own fears, Pre-game jitters with tags , on Friday December 2nd, 2011 \pm\31 1:36 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

I keep seeing things like this that claim we haven’t seen a defense with such speed off the edge in pass rush or that we haven’t faced a secondary that is so opportunistic and able to cause turnovers.

Last time I checked, Jarvis Jones leads the conference in sacks and Bacarri Rambo leads the conference in interceptions. So doesn’t that mean we face these exact sorts of players every day in practice?

Eh, what do I know. I ain’t ever been in no arena.

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