Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday Night Ramblings

It is a random Wednesday in March and we are still a few weeks away from spring practice. Things have been relatively quiet around the Georgia football program and that is a good thing.

- I just watched Mark Fox's Bulldogs close out their 20th win of the season. The win most likely seals Georgia's invitation to the NCAA tournament and is quite an accomplishment for a program that managed to win 0 games on the road last year. I have been very impressed watching Jeremy Price grow into a great player and leader this year.

- I know Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins are most likely leaving, but just imagine the team we could have with them back. Add Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the mix, and the Dawgs would be a top 15 team next year. With an NBA lockout almost more certain than the NFL lockout coming next year, maybe we'll get lucky.

- What's the best part about the Dawgs not being ranked in last year's preseason top 25 in football? Not being included in the Sports Illustrated story this week about NCAA football players with arrest records. Last offseason was bad enough with the Fulmer Cup Championship. I am sure we would not have been like TCU (the only school in the top 25 without a player with an arrest record).

-While the Dawgs may have dominated the Fulmer Cup one traffic incident at a time last fall, this offseason has been completely silent. When the only news coming out of Athens had to do with players lives on the field it is good news.

-Looks like Aaron Murray will be healthy for spring practice. With Ealey also reinstated, G-Day could be a lot of fun to watch this year.

- Hines Ward is going to be on Dancing with the Stars. I hate the show but my wife loves it. At least Hines will have something to keep him busy during the lockout.

- Justin Houston turned heads at the combine. I would love for him to fall to the Falcons, but I don't think it will happen.

- Georgia baseball continues to struggle. I miss the days when we were pretty much guaranteed to make the CWS every other year(2001, 2004, 2006, 2008). Perno took us within one game of a National Title, but it may be time for him to go.

1 comment:

WDawg said...

"Heinz Ward"?

Looks like that $2.9 million H.J. Heinz pays each year to Pittsburgh is paying off in regards to name/product recognition or in this case, infiltration.