Greetings from inside the Georgia Dome, where it is 72 degrees and sunny even in here. It’s so bright and clear outside it’s actually shining through the off-white teflon roof. Too bad they don’t have an outdoor stadium today.
OK, let’s go ahead and get it out of the way. I’ve already seen Isaiah Crowell today, dressed out and warming up with the rest of the Bulldogs. Whether he actually plays or not I cannot tell you for certain. I asked UGA publicist Claude Felton just 45 minutes ago and he did not know, referring instead to head coach Mark Richt’s statement Friday that it would be a “game-time decision.”
It’s almost game time, so I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
For what it’s worth, Richard Samuel was not warming up with the backs.
Perhaps just as important is the health of starting defensive end DeAngelo Tyson. His availability was in question all week with an ankle injury that knocked him out of the Georgia Tech game on the first series. But he was moving around pretty well during warmups and was announced as the starter for the Bulldogs, so that’s good news for Georgia.
As far as the game, I’ll reiterate that the Bulldogs, their head coach and their two coordinators are extremely confident. There is a genuine belief within the UGA camp that they match up well and can hang with No. 1-ranked LSU. Run defense and offensive diversity, they contend, give them an edge. Special teams and turnovers will be the wildcard, as always.
Last chance to let me know what you think? Do Dogs cover the 13.5? Do they pull off the upset?