Daily Archives: December 28, 2014

“I held my own with them.”

Newest Dawg Jake Ganus has a little experience playing SEC offenses.

Ganus has already shown what he can do against SEC teams.

Playing safety as a freshman, Ganus picked off a pass against South Carolina’s Connor Shaw. Going up against Arkansas’ mammoth offensive line this season, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ganus had 11 tackles and two tackles for loss including a sack.

Of course, that’s not exactly the same as facing off against the same eight weeks out of the regular season.  But he sounds like he’s up for it.

“It will be different playing teams like that every week, but I will also have a full offseason and summer and fall camp to get ready for it. I definitely think I’ll be up for the challenge.”

I don’t know why, but I actually feel like Pruitt will have capable options to fill the ILB slots next season.  Between the new arrivals and the two backups who’ve been waiting their turns, don’t think there will be much of a drop off from two of the most productive players Georgia’s had on defense the past couple of seasons.

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Know your place.

This made me laugh out loud.

Anybody think this year in Tuscaloosa has been a humbling experience for Junior?

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Miss Manners at the Belk Bowl

My, isn’t everyone on their best behavior.

It was the briefest of conversations, but Damian Swann got a chance Saturday to talk again with Todd Grantham. The two ran into each other at a luncheon as part of Belk Bowl festivities.

“He was in line. And I was trying to get back to my food,” Swann said. “So it was kinda like, ‘Hey coach how you doing?’ Just a cordial greeting.”

Everyone has been trying to emphasize cordial feelings when it comes to the Grantham story. He spent four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator before bolting for the same job at Louisville in January. But no bad blood remains, everyone claims.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt ran into Grantham at a coaches reception Friday night. The two and their wives said hello to each other, as well.

That is so nice.  It would have been a lot more fun if someone offered to perform the Heimlich maneuver if Grantham looked like he was choking again.

Come Tuesday, somebody had better be behaving badly, or I’m gonna be disappointed.  A little ass showing, please.  It’s half the reason I’m going to be watching.

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UPDATE:  This is a little better.

Malcolm Mitchell listed the various reasons for his Georgia team to get up for Tuesday’s Belk Bowl, be it a 10-win season or the seniors.

“And this is a chance for us to beat Coach Grantham,” Mitchell added. “We’ve got to enough motivation.”

… But when it comes to this game, well, offensive lineman Greg Pyke described the Grantham factor as, “It’s not revenge, but it just kind of makes you want to win more.”

… Others like offensive lineman Kolton Houston spent time on Grantham’s field while on scout team.

“We competed against him for so long,” Houston said. “We did it in scrimmages, but in a game setting we want to actually try to go out there and beat him.”

Go get him, boys.

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“There’s going to be a $10 million [a year] coach.”

Laugh if you like at that quote.  But come Tuesday, college football is expected to have its first $8 million a year head coach.  And it won’t be an SEC team stroking that check, either.

Yet, anyway.

How much do you figure that Georgia Way discount is valued at?

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Amari Cooper’s nose

Dude, don’t take this the wrong way, but if you don’t like New Orleans because “It doesn’t smell good”, you ain’t doing New Orleans right.

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