As you’d expect, Florida is a 13.5 point favorite over the Dogs, but Georgia is a favorite over South Carolina (11.5 points), Arkansas (3.5 points), LSU (3.5) and Tennessee (3).
Oh, and the Dogs also are a 1-point favorite over Georgia Tech.
Guess the oddsmakers aren’t as impressed with Paul Johnson’s triple-option juggernaut as they are with Mark Richt’s road record. …
So it’s the postgame interviews that will be trimmed from Loran Smith’s to-do list on the UGA radio broadcasts. WSB-TV sports anchor Chuck Dowdle, who already cohosted Mark Richt’s weekly TV show, has told our Tim Tucker that he’s agreed to take on the locker-room interviews this season.
What sort of difference will that make? Well, the questions no doubt will be a bit more relevant — less about someone’s hometown or food preferences and more about what happened on the field. But based on Dowdle’s work on the TV show, Richt and company still will be getting softball inquiries designed to ruffle no feathers at Butts-Mehre.