Kirbs just can’t quit you, George.

When it comes to your best receiver, hope is still the best of things.

“Obviously I think that there’s a chance he’s back in 2021. We’ve had kids that have had ACL injuries – I liken it to Divaad, he got his when he first got here, it was the third day of spring practice. He didn’t know our defense, but he was going to help us, and he came back. I think he was cleared somewhere around Florida week, but the issue with Divaad is that he didn’t know the defense. The difference with George is that he knows most of the offense, he’s played longer, he’s a little bit older. But all that’s going to be dictated by Ron (Courson). We’re not concerned with that right now. What we’re concerned with is a great surgery, a great rehab. He’s got a long career ahead of him, so that’s going to be a situation where the doctors make that medical decision. I can assure you this, nobody in the country has had as many ACLs that they’ve had to work with – I’m not talking about because we have a lot of them, I’m talking about it because Ron Courson’s been here since I was here. That’s a long time. So he’s seen a lot of ACLs, and the names that he has rehabbed is pretty impressive. I know when NFL execs start talking about where did you do your rehab, that’s one of the most critical factors – I reached out to Hines Ward and talked to him for a little while, he’s a receivers coach in the NFL – the first thing he said is, ‘The No. 1 thing everyone wants to know is where do you do your rehab at,’ Well, if you do it at Georgia, it’s super credible, it’s done the right way, and we’ve got more ways to help George back to himself than anybody. The timeline of that, who knows? That’s not concerning to me right.”

Man, there’s a lot going on there in that quote — Smart talking to Hines Ward? — but, bottom line, if we see Pickens suit up in the SECCG, they need to erect a statue to Ron Courson.

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17 responses to “Kirbs just can’t quit you, George.

  1. Given what Pickens has seen happen to Blaylock, there might be some “business decision” making for George, and I honestly can say I can’t blame him.

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    • What about Blaylock? Have I missed something? He didn’t injure his knee in a meaningless bowl game.

      If Pickens decides to leave and rehab on his own, that’s his prerogative. I imagine he wants to do whatever he can to help the team.

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      • I’d say it’s seeing Blaylock injure the same knee twice. If We aren’t firmly set in the CFP race when he is cleared for a return, then what would be his motivation for risking another injury? If we are in the SECCG and looking like a top 4 bid to the playoffs, that’s one thing, but we are assuming a lot about a return that might land him in the COFH game…then what? Business decision…

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      • silvercreekdawg

        Think he’s referring to the second tear. Some people thought Dom may have rushed back too quickly.

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  2. Anon

    I wonder if he has to stay enrolled as a student athlete (classes) at UGA to take advantage of our rehab and training Facilites?

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  3. Godawg

    Courson has been here since ’95 and was Bama prior to that. Anyone know how old he is? I hope he’s a grooming someone for when he retires…

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  4. MGW

    Ideally he enters the SEC championship against Bama at half time for a nice little come back win.

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    • hialtdawg

      Comeback win? Ideally he comes back and secures the lead we’ve lost the last three times versus those dudes! I like your point nonetheless. GO DAWGS!!!!

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    • Derek

      Alabama in a stand-up five, they may or may not blitz, they won’t… JT back, third down on the eight. In trouble! Got a block behind him… Gonna throw on the run—complete on the 25. To the 30, George Pickens 35, 40, George Pickens 45, 50, 45, 40—Run, George!–25, 20, 15, 10, 5, George Pickens! George Pickens! George Pickens!!

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  5. 123 Fake St

    Next man up.

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  6. Bring Hines in to talk to the receiver room. Bring Herschel in to talk to Washington and explain how he invoked a personality that wanted to kill the defender when running in the open field.

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  7. interstellarboy

    He’ll never play another down for UGA.

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