STILLWATER, Okla. — Hello. Tim and I made it, and as you can see, so did Uga.
I would’ve posted earlier but I decided to venture outside the press box to take a few more photos, sort of a followup to Friday’s Digi-Blog. Yes, Joe Cox looked fine when he walked by me. But that was the extent of medical examination (or expertise). I’ll be here all game if you want to chat. We have a pool going here on the first reader to post a comment that reads, “Fire Martinez!”
Before kickoff, I do have one question for you: How do you feel about Georgia opening with such a difficult opponent? Personally, I like it, but I’m not a head coach. A team doesn’t want to do this all time, particularly in a conference like the SEC. But my feeling is it’s good for a program and its fan base to play high-profile out-of-conference teams once in a while.
When I asked coach Mark Richt earlier in the week at his Tuesday news conference whether he noticed a difference in preparation and atmosphere with a difficult opener looming, he said: “I’ve always felt like the team was excited to play the first game since I’ve been here. But I do think there’s probably a little greater sense of urgency. Coaches were a little more concerned about starting the game plan for Oklahoma State earlier. When playing a game against a team that good, it gets everybody’s juices flowing pretty good.”
OK. Here are a few more photos. No caption. They’re all pretty self-explanatory: Oklahoma State fan. A buggy. Girls in shorts and cowboy boots. Georgia fans waiting for the team busses. Players. An upright Joe Cox (without a sick bag or an IV).