Odell!

A familiar face returns.

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  1. Russ

    Can we slip a jersey on him? 🙂

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  2. I miss the Odell Thurman “anger management tour.” Best ILB we’ve had in a very, very long time. When we had David, Odell and Thomas we had a bad ass at every level.

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  3. Hillbilly Dawg

    Intensity level just increased by a large factor. #hulk

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  4. Spike

    He was a total bad ass back in the day..

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    I was working as a sports reporter and covered Georgia in 2004 when Odell was on the team with Thomas Davis. Odell bears a passing resemblance to Thomas Davis. Well, after the ‘Dawgs put a beatdown on Nick Saban’s LSU Tigers at Sanford Stadium in ’04, Davis and Thurman swapped jerseys in the postgame locker room. Most people who covered the team noticed and knew what was up, but all of the national media in town to cover the game had no idea. When you read the AP and out-of-town stories the next day, there were a lot of “Odell Thurman” quotes praising the play of Thomas Davis in the game, and a lot of “Thomas Davis” quotes praising the play of Odell Thurman. It was pretty funny stuff.

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    • Go Dawgs!

      Also, I have no doubt that if Thomas Davis and Odell Thurman were on the 2017 UGA football team, they’d be ejected in the first quarter of every game. Those guys hit like nobody else I’ve ever seen… with the possible exception of Alec Ogletree.

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      • If you don’t mind, Greg Blue would like to have a word with you.

        If you do mind, he would still like to have a word with you. 😉

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          Ahh, the ol lip jar that BVG had back in the day. These days BVG would be suspended 6 games for that. Problem with Blue was he bit on fakes far too much and was often a liability in pass coverage…but man he could hit. That hit on that AU WR in particular stands out.

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        • Got Cowdog

          I read a book by a guy hiking the AT and it has a passage about bear attacks, the jist being to run or not run if faced with a charging grizzly. Hos take: “You might as well run, it will give you something to do with the last seven seconds of your life”.
          For some reason Greg Blue makes me think of that quote.

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        • Blue and Davis hit South Carolina’s qb once on a draw play so hard that had I been that guy I would have quit and walked off.

          They hit him at the same time about 7 yards downfield. His helmet went to the ground at the point of impact. But the kids ass hit at about the LOS. Brutal.

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        • TXBaller

          No disrespect to Blue, Tree, Davis and Thurman….please see youtube hits for Reshad Jones. Before he was neutered by Richt for a devastating hit (and taunt), would likely have gone down as the baddest of all bad asses! His hit on J Balckmon in Stillwater could be heard at the opposite end of the field (I know…I was there….and I heard it).

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          • 1) there was a flag thrown on that play that was costly. It was bs, but still.

            2) reshad will never get a pass from me for not making the tackle vs. Tech on their go ahead td in 2008. Talented guy. Apparently a decent pro, but he’s down the list among safeties for me. Sean Jones was the much better jones.

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        • Go Dawgs!

          Oh man. Such a good call. I knew I was forgetting someone. Greg Blue probably should have been arrested and charged for some of the hits he was putting on guys. I freaking LOVED him.

          Great call on Reshad Jones, too.

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  6. Dawg19

    I’ll always remember him for this:

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  7. 3rdandGrantham

    His 98 yard int return against AU in ’03 to preserve the shutout was the loudest I’ve ever heard Sanford. Yes, that includes the blackout game and others of note in recent years. What made that play so great was the sudden roar when the pass was tipped, followed by the int and return, in which the roar continued all the way down the field, including Odell losing steam at the end and almost getting caught.

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    • We beat both Alabama teams in 2003 by a combined 56 to 23 at Sanford after beating both the prior year at their places. Fun times.

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  8. 69Dawg

    Glad to see him back in the fold. The man had issues but hopefully he is ok now.

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  9. I hope he has gotten past his numerous alcohol/anger issues . Probably has because most of us grow up eventually ….still what a total waste of talent
    He should have gone to Carolina and see if Davis could have kept him focused. In the history of the UGA ballers, who could and would hurt you, he is top ten. Pound for pound I always liked Ben Smith and for us old farts Sylvester Bowler was scary…. not even allowed to practice because he kept hurting his teammates.

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  10. LakeOconeeDawg

    Pretty sure the intensity in the weight room just ramped up ………..
    Man was beast………

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  11. Jt (the other one)

    Oh hell its Odell…

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