Georgia’s first conference opponent in 2017 is Mississippi State. As Marc Weiszer points out, there will be lots of familiar faces decked out in maroon for that one.
Georgia is also losing a support staff member. D.J. Looney, an offensive graduate assistant who worked with Sam Pittman’s offensive line, is returning to Mississippi State, his alma mater, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. He will help coach tight ends and offensive tackles.
Former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham now holds that same position at Mississippi State. Former Georgia linebacker Christian Robinson is a graduate assistant again under Grantham, coaching the inside linebackers. Georgia opens SEC play against Mississippi State in Athens on Sept. 23 against a team that now includes former Georgia players Chauncey Rivers and Johnathan Abram.
All I can say is that if we’re not roundly mocking third-and-Grantham after the game, Jim Chaney ought to be in some serious trouble. Even John Lilly managed that feat in his one-game career as offensive coordinator.