Somebody asked me on the last post what the weather was like down here in Tampa. Gorgeous. OK? I just didn’t want to rub it in. But my day is about to be spent inside at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Georgia (12-19, 3-13 SEC) is scheduled to tip off against Mississippi State (19-12, 9-7) at 3:15 p.m. Kentucky (19-12, 8-8) opens play at 1 p.m. against Ole Miss (16-14, 7-9). Alabama-Vanderbilt and Florida-Arkansas round out the night session.
Here are your main storylines:
The Bulldogs’ game will be on TV (FSN South I’m fairly certain). So be sure to tune in then and I’ll provide some updates and cutting-edge insight (or at least tell you what I think is going on) during the game.
In the meantime, here’s some links:
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Georgia is going to employ something called the “Functional Movement Screen” to help identify players that might be injury prone. It’s obviously a year too late since the Bulldogs have had something like 35 injuries last season. But the story provides a good comprehensive breakdown of the injuries Georgia has endured and is still enduring heading into spring practice. . . .
Georgia is holding its Pro Day on March 19 in Athens. Here ESPN’s Mel Kiper talks about several of the Dogs up for this year’s draft. . . .
There is a very revealing story about former Bulldog Charles Grant in the Albany Herald. Once you get past the lead-in on Grant’s foundation event for children, he opens up about the ongoing legal maneuverings from the shooting death he witnessed at a bar in Blakely. He also talks about the accidental shooting death of his little brother when Grant was a little boy. . . .
The statue of Syracuse great Ernie Davis has been returned to its spot on campus. It had to be taken down to have the Nike swooshes and facemask removed. After all, Nike wasn’t around 1959-61. . . .
Meanwhile, the undefeated Diamond Dogs roll on.