Bulldogs’ lineups reshuffled for Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – Greetings from Neyland Stadium. Been a while since I was here last. Think it was 2007. Things didn’t go very well for the Georgia Bulldogs that day.

Much has changed since my last trip here. For starters, Tennessee is on its third coach since then. The Vols have gone from Phillip Fulmer to Lane Kiffin and now to Derek Dooley. They’ve gone 5-7, 7-6, 6-7 so it hasn’t seemed to make much difference.

It will be interesting to see how things go today. Georgia is favored by 2.5 to 3 points, depending on which line you refer. Of course, I’m fairly certainly the Bulldogs were favored in ‘07 as well.

Couple of quick items:

  • I’m hearing Chris Burnette is indeed going to start at right guard. We’ll see soon enough but that’s a pretty telling development if it is the case. Kenarious Gates did not play well at all at left guard versus Mississippi State last week. So the thinking is that Dallas Lee will switch from right to left guard to make room for Burnette. Meanwhile, Burnette, who injured a knee before the Ole Miss game and has sat out the last two games, hadn’t gotten any 11-on-11 work as of Wednesday this past week. So he must have looked a whole lot better in Thursday’s walk-through. Keep an eye on No. 68 and see how he holds up. In any case, all three are expected to play today.
  • Georgia’s still mum on what is going to happen at “Will” linebacker in the absence of Cornelius Washington. My money’s on sophomore Chase Vasser, who already has two starts there this season. Vasser started ahead of Washington twice because of his superior pass coverage skills. But five-star signee Ray Drew will definitely get some work there tonight, as will sophomore Reuben Faloughi. Look for Drew to come in on pass-rushing downs.
  • Other stuff: CB Damian Swann (groin), FLK Israel Troupe (knee), TB Richard Samuel (shoulder) are all running around and look ready to go. Brandon Boykin, who didn’t practice all week after having to have his teeth wired, was catching punts and kickoffs as always.

23 comments Add your comment

UGA Alumnus

October 8th, 2011
6:38 pm

UGANSFLA

October 8th, 2011
6:48 pm

I second that, got tto win tonight. GO DAWGS!

Brucerugby79

October 8th, 2011
6:56 pm

DostaDawg

October 8th, 2011
7:12 pm

Get’m Dawgs

Dbalcer

October 8th, 2011
8:21 pm

Go DAWGS!!!!

poohla

October 8th, 2011
10:15 pm

we need mitchell!!

bwell

October 8th, 2011
10:37 pm

Great win baby!!!!!!!

South West Dekalb! Track Star

October 8th, 2011
10:40 pm

Hey Chip did Drew played tonight?

Dawg48

October 8th, 2011
10:44 pm

Nothing better than beating Tennessee and being a bulldog on sat night!

Big Bad Bob

October 8th, 2011
10:56 pm

Dawgs spank Vols 20-12. Was really much worse. Dawgs are going to run the table and not only win the East in the SEC, but win the SEC!

mark PRicht

October 8th, 2011
10:59 pm

pathetic win against pathetic team…..tech will kill the mutts

athens dawg

October 8th, 2011
11:01 pm

Tech will kill Georgia? Hmmm…9-1 buddy. SMH

athens dawg

October 8th, 2011
11:01 pm

All week Tennessee was a high powered offense that Georgia couldn’t stop. Now they’re pathetic…that’s a hater for ya

mark PRicht

October 8th, 2011
11:08 pm

high powered against who….who have they beat….and the dream tean can only hang 20 on them…..idiots

mark PRicht

October 8th, 2011
11:10 pm

they were pathetic last 5 weeks this week and next week…..but then again so is the mutts….lucky the refs were in PRichts pocket

mark PRicht

October 8th, 2011
11:17 pm

one week they wanna give Pricht a blood bath, next week a gatoraide bath…..fair weathered fly by night trailor trash

bigdawg88

October 8th, 2011
11:23 pm

What’s up with Murray not being able to throw long? Should have been at least 40-12. If teams start figuring out he can’t throw long, we’re not going to have much room for Crowell to run.

Ah, what I’m I complaining about. I can go to work Monday (In freakin’ East Tn) with my head held high. Thanks Dawgs!!
Now practice those deep throws and GATA the rest of the season!!

Jordan

October 9th, 2011
12:31 am

BipolarDawg

October 9th, 2011
12:40 am

Uga won Dam wotta idiot dog haters….win is win got it boy.

Chip Towers

October 9th, 2011
1:43 am

Southwest DeKalb track star: Drew played a little bit.

AFDawg

October 9th, 2011
2:18 am

Murray needs to go to the optometrist — I’ve seen this a lot with Air Force pilots. If you have been 20/20 your whole life, even a five point drop-off can make a huge difference. His vision doesn’t seem to be as good this year. He should really get his eyes checked — I bet it has been awhile since he had them last checked. Even if he has never worn contacts before — your eyes adjust to them right away and they make all the difference in the world in sports.

Palm City Dawg

October 9th, 2011
7:41 am

JUNKYARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kybodawg

October 9th, 2011
1:50 pm

hey mark pricht i couldnt help but notice the jugernaught maryland held tech to 31 pts below there avg. cant wait till they face a team with some speed.