A couple of things to share from the national media about the Dawgs…
From Brandon Marcello:
In a year we all expected Arik Gilbert to break out as Georgia’s best tight end and receiving option (personal issues have sidelined him), another talented freshman has instead blossomed into a superstar: Brock Bowers. I’m here to say he’s also the nation’s best tight end and soon the country will take notice with high-quality matchups on the horizon.
He’s not necessarily as dynamic as the hybrid receiver/tight ends like Kyle Pitts of last season, but Bowers is every bit as dangerous in the red zone. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Bowers leads the Bulldogs with 18 catches for 272 yards and four touchdowns, earning him the nation’s fourth-best offensive grade among tight ends, according to Pro Football Focus.
… Bowers is averaging 9.6 yards after the catch, a dangerous stat for a tight end capable of streaking down field and also playing the atypical role as a pass catcher in front of linebackers. Bowers signed with Georgia as the nation’s No. 3 tight end, according to the 247Sports Composite, but the true freshman has proven to be the best in the country, regardless of classification.
High praise, indeed.
Then there’s this note from Pat Forde:
The Kirby Smart coaching tree (2). Not only is Smart’s Georgia team undefeated, but two of his former assistant coaches are 4–0 and leading renaissances at Power 5 programs. Sam Pittman, who coached the offensive line under Smart at Georgia from 2016 to ’19, has Arkansas rolling. The Razorbacks have recorded double-digit victories over Texas and Texas A&M—games that will resonate in recruiting in the Lone Star State—and Pittman is an early leader for national Coach of the Year. Among those in contention for that award with Pittman is the guy who coordinated Georgia’s defense from ’16 to ’18, Mel Tucker. His second Michigan State team is 2–0 in the Big Ten and has three wins over Power 5 competition after a dramatic overtime victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
Hey, it’s not a biggie, but it sure beats hearing about how Kirby handles the quarterback position.