In all my years of Bulldog fandom, I can’t think of a wilder three-day period than the one we’ve just experienced. The Gurley suspension was a gut punch, but hardly the first. AJ Green’s suspension was such and then there’s the granddaddy of them all – Herschel’s early departure for the pros.
But Walker left during the offseason, giving me time to adjust. And the disappointment over Green simply grew deeper as Georgia’s 2010 nightmare of an early season unfolded.
This weekend, though, was different. This time, the sadness and anger barely lasted a day, as Georgia went to Missouri and delivered what was one of the most satisfying and complete victories of the Richt era. And the topper came last night, as Agent Muschamp’s latest gift to his alma mater, a timely Gator turnover, led to Georgia finding itself alone and atop the SEC East standings.
No, I didn’t see this season unfolding quite like that. I doubt you did either.
All this is to say that I understand the emotions that were in play in the message threads yesterday. I just hope everyone’s gotten them out of their systems. It’s turned out to be a great year to be a Georgia fan. Enjoy the moment while it lasts. Because I suspect the ride will continue to be a wild one.