Pregame update: Bobo in the pressbox; Rambo, Thomas dressed out
Mark Bradley has a live blog going — as I’m sure everybody already knows — so I’m going to stay away from that during the game.
I’ll post some notes here sometime in the second half and put up my running game story as soon as I can after the game.
Otherwise, here’s what I can tell you so far:
- Mike Bobo was calling plays from the pressbox again on Saturday. The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator had been calling plays from the sidelines since October of 2009, when he moved down to the field midway through the season “to get a better feel of things” and talk face-to-face with quarterback Joe Cox after a few poor offensive efforts in a row. Now in his fourth season as Georgia’s offensive coordinator and 11th as quarterbacks , Bobo started out coaching from the press box in 2007 and 2008.
- Safety Bacarri Rambo and tailback Carlton Thomas are both dressed out and warming up with the team. Thomas, as you all well know, has been suspended for tonight’s game. It has been rumored and actually reported here and there that Rambo, Georgia’s starting free safety, also is. I believe he is, too, and think Mark Richt is just letting them enjoy the pregame experience. But there has been no official confirmation. I’ll let you know if and when it does.
- CB/PR Branden Smith seemed to be running around without any problem. He sprained a foot last Thursday but didn’t seem hampered in pregame warmups.
- TB Richard Samuel looks slightly gimpy to me but not to a great degree. Just limping slightly. Personally I think we’re going to see more of freshman Isaiah Crowell anyway.
- They don’t really look like Georgia but the uniforms are fine, in my opinion. Like Richt said, the players like them. So what.
- Tight end Orson Charles is rocking a new mohawk, dyed red, of course. Presumably in keeping with UGA’s “spread the red” promotion for the game.