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“Like I said, I’m going to get a chance. It’s no secret I’m going to get a chance at the next level.”

Because the future is brightest for once-touted Heisman Trophy candidates who find themselves demoted to third string.

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Malzahn’s Kryptonite

Danielson made a big deal out of Kirby Smart’s experience defending Malzahn’s offense, but in reality, Saturday was more of a continuation of Georgia’s good work than merely that.

Of the six games in which Auburn has failed to register at least 300 yards of total offense under coach Gus Malzahn have come against Georgia. The Bulldogs held the Tigers to their puniest output in Malzahn’s tenure at 164 yards in a 13-7 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Georgia was the first team to hold Malzahn’s Tigers to fewer than 300 yards during their 2014 visit to Sanford Stadium, when Auburn gained 292 yards in a 34-7 loss. In 2015, Georgia held Auburn to 275 yards in the Bulldogs’ 20-13 victory. LSU and Alabama limited the Tigers to 260 yards last season, which had been Auburn’s low under Malzahn until Saturday’s game. Georgia held Auburn without a first down in the second half on Saturday.

Not so tough without that rabbit’s foot.

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Rub a little dirt on it and get back in the game, son.

Sean White’s health in the Georgia game was so dire that he’s still in the mix to start this week.

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OutSmarted

One thing you have to say about Kevin Scarbinsky’s troll game — he’s definitely a quick twitch guy.

Auburn interviewed Smart before it hired Malzahn – a fact not lost on Auburn fans – and it won’t take many losses in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry before some fans wonder if their school made the wrong choice. Some already are wondering.

Alabama’s not going away as long as Saban stays, and Georgia’s only going to get better under Smart so Auburn has a real challenge on its hands.

What are the Tigers going to do about it?

No doubt Jay Jacobs is on the mother.

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Schadenfreude, darling, schadenfreude

I know this isn’t a good year for a Dawg fan to gloat, but, damn, these salty tears are delicious.

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Is it possible to self-Dawgrade?

Because it sure sounds like Sean White was doing exactly that in his post-game remarks.

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Tray channels his inner Reggie Ball.

This is pure “Come on, dog”:

Saturday marked the first time Matthews had been on the field against the Bulldogs since his departure.

He sat out the 2014 season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules. Last season, he was held out of the game due to injury. Yet despite being in the visitors’ locker room at Sanford Stadium for the first time, Matthews said it didn’t feel all that different than any other road game.

“It wasn’t really anything special to me,” Matthews said. “It was just, like I said, a game that we wanted to win…”

It was also a game when he didn’t have to tackle Leonard Fournette.  It was nice for Trigga that the refs let him indulge himself a little.

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