Boy, here’s a ringing endorsement from Georgia’s athletic director:
“I would be more concerned it if were the same city, same site. For our players and staff, they’ve never really spent more than one night, actually never in Jacksonville. It’s always been St. Augustine. Heck, we play teams every year regardless. We play Auburn every year, we play (Georgia) Tech every year. In that case, people have always turned out in great numbers.”
I don’t know about you, but that comment doesn’t exactly give me goosebumps.
I was prepared to go all “if you don’t want a disappointing bowl opponent, Dawgs, don’t lose to Vanderbilt” on you this morning, but there might be an actual villain to blame for not getting the Georgia-Michigan meeting many of us were hoping for in Jacksonville.
Believe it or not, it sounds like Georgia’s bowl woes can be blamed on Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. No, really.
It was an up-and-down day as we awaited the official announcement. We expected Nebraska, then we were cruelly teased with the prospect of facing off against Michigan. Then it switched back to Nebraska again, much to our dismay. But in the end, Bill Snyder avoided having to face a loose cannon who once nearly assaulted him on the sideline, and I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that this is what the negotiations ultimately revolved around.
Bill Snyder doesn’t like Bo Pelini. At all. So we get Bo instead, for the second straight year.
You know, Snyder is well-known for writing letters. Maybe he should consider writing our fan base one.