Isaiah Crowell dressed out, Bulldogs ready for LSU

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?

188 comments Add your comment

Mary J. Wanna

December 3rd, 2011
3:33 pm

Good luck IC… I miss you…

Mary J. Wanna

December 3rd, 2011
3:33 pm

First for me, but not him…

go dawgs!!

December 3rd, 2011
3:33 pm

GATA Dawgs! Bobo needs to fight their pass rush with the screen game to keep them off balance. Defensively, we have got to pressure their very average QB Jefferson into making mistakes. There is a reason LSU fans didn’t want him to be the starter this year and it wasn’t just his off-field transgressions. 20 bucks says Rambo Knicks himself and another player out again today.

Alphadawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:34 pm

They cover. Go dawgs!

Mary J. Wanna

December 3rd, 2011
3:35 pm

I’d like to see a big monkey wrench thrown into the BCS party. We need a playoff like Gary Danielson supports.

McDawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:36 pm

its been a wild ride–GO DAWGS

Doggie

December 3rd, 2011
3:36 pm

IC first breakout game today! Perfect timing!

DawgFan1

December 3rd, 2011
3:38 pm

UGA wins!!! It feels like “Upset Saturday” to me!!!! GO DAWGS!!!!!

dawgfan4life

December 3rd, 2011
3:40 pm

it time to show the entire country that the dawgs are for real. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!

Doggie

December 3rd, 2011
3:41 pm

IC stands for.. I’m Country. Country strong. Country fast.

blueboy

December 3rd, 2011
3:41 pm

Isaiah Crowell is Georgia’s one hit wonder! One hit and he is out of the game!

wde

December 3rd, 2011
3:42 pm

No one gives us a chance we are too small, too slow, don’t have enough depth etc. Folks we won 10 we played and beat 6 teams that LSU played and beat and yes they scored more points in most of them…we need an edge, a sign, a talisman of some sort to give us a boost to overcome these tough odds cause folks LSU is for real. No smoke and mirrors no gimmick offense as stout a defense that doesn’t play on Sundays…what we need now that Larry, God rest his soul can’t worry us up a win…we need Will Mushchamp to guarantee a LSU victory.. this should be a heck of a game win or lose this UGA team has shown guts and the will to win I’m just damn proud of them and their coaches..and it is GREAT to be a Georgia Bulldog !!

blueboy

December 3rd, 2011
3:43 pm

IC stands for Ice cream…as in soft as ice cream!

Mary J. Wanna

December 3rd, 2011
3:43 pm

One hit? He has hit me more than once…

HABDAWG

December 3rd, 2011
3:45 pm

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rabun Dawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:48 pm

All guys in morning AJC are predicting LSU in a blowout. I hope they are wrong, I want us to win, but I really hope we can keep it close. That being said, I think LSU covers the spread. Yea, I know, not very good fan, just being realistic. I do not have that much confidence in Bobo’s play calling, and we need to run the ball, which we haven’t done very well lately! However, if Murray is given time, and he is “on”, we can co,pete with those guys.Go Dogs, and GATA

Irked Russell

December 3rd, 2011
3:48 pm

Caleb, Washaun, Carlton, and Isaiah………not exact the Four Horsemen.

pdawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:50 pm

UPSET ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doggie

December 3rd, 2011
3:50 pm

Play like all that hair is on fire

pdawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:53 pm

IF IC plays LSU will sure put licks on him to test him. It is time for him to man up…..this particular game is not a game for softies. He will find out soon enough

Rabun Dawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:54 pm

Should have been COMPETE, not co,pete.(typing not a strong suit). Irked, you are correct in that statement about our running backs of late!

Coffee Bluff DAWG

December 3rd, 2011
3:54 pm

Come on DAWGS – keep it close until the 4th and win it at the end with a FG. Badly need to win the TO margin.

Alabamadawg

December 3rd, 2011
3:55 pm

If the OL can protect murray and make some holes for which ever back gets the ball, the dawgs can win. We really need our special teams to be special today !! Go DAWGS !!!

soldierman

December 3rd, 2011
4:03 pm

Lets Get it ladies and gents!

Bristol Va Dawg

December 3rd, 2011
4:05 pm

Come on Russ and the Boys , beat those alligator tail eating cajuns!!!!!!!!!!!!

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East Cobb 12

December 3rd, 2011
4:12 pm

Let’s go Dawgs! We’re better than LSU… er, well, we’re the best team in the East…. er, well, we’re a well-coached, disciplined team with a clean program and clean athletes…er, well, we’re closer to the Georgia Dome than LSU. Yeah, that’s it, we’re the Home team! That’s why we’ll win.

wde

December 3rd, 2011
4:14 pm

Patrick

December 3rd, 2011
4:16 pm

Crowell on the sidelines…probaly biting his nails.

Patrick

December 3rd, 2011
4:20 pm

Well 3 is better than 0–shoulda had the TD

East Cobb 12

December 3rd, 2011
4:21 pm

Yeah, no shutout!

soldierman

December 3rd, 2011
4:21 pm

Good first drive T king cost us 7 ball went right through his hands!

Patrick

December 3rd, 2011
4:23 pm

Hope the dawgs’ D can maintain the intensity

wde

December 3rd, 2011
4:24 pm

onside kick and we go it

Bulldog90

December 3rd, 2011
4:25 pm

Crowell is a big baby. Yes, I know he is only a kid, but natural ability only gets you so far. You have to want it and work for it. Did anyone notice that when he got hurt no trainers helped him on the sideline? He had to take off his own shoe and everything. They are all tired of him being a big baby and wanting to wear a “non-contact green” jersey. I hope he proves me wrong, but with BOBO calling the plays LSU will know when he is getting the ball.

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soldierman

December 3rd, 2011
4:35 pm

Oh my Goodness man that’s 2 drives in a row we left 7 on the field! we can’t leave points on the field like that

Patrick

December 3rd, 2011
4:38 pm

We just can’t not score—that will hand the game to LSU…..hats off to the UGA D so far

soldierman

December 3rd, 2011
4:40 pm

well coached game by bobo and grantham so far pplayers have to execute though

Bulldog90

December 3rd, 2011
4:52 pm

Butler is a future Ray Guy Award Winner!

wde

December 3rd, 2011
4:52 pm

We are playing some D !

Sam

December 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Amazing video of a high school senior from Columbia TN who kicks the ball dead straight 75-80 yards in the air. He was successful on 54 of 54 attempts this season….100%. Now he needs a college team. Willing to walk on at Georgia Tech if they will just ask him.

Watch for yourself…it is unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_JKwgwFY3g

Bulldog90

December 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Washington is lighting them up

Bulldog90

December 3rd, 2011
4:58 pm

Les Miles (deer in headlights) like last time UGANDA whipped him in this game. Hopefully, his athletes won’t bail him out. I’ll take Richt any day over that nerd, Miles.

Coach D

December 3rd, 2011
5:25 pm

If I were a betting man being up 23.5 pts… I’d be pretty stoked!!!

south

December 3rd, 2011
6:06 pm

wde

December 3rd, 2011
6:12 pm

best half of football I’ve seen in a long time and we are only winning by 3…we have to stay on these guys !

flatsdawg1

December 3rd, 2011
6:12 pm

MIles went from sounding like Donald Trump bragging about his money before the start of the game to a bumbling outcoached idiot at the half. Keep the ball out of honey badgers’ hands and catch a couple passes and we are SEC champs!!

flatsdawg1

December 3rd, 2011
6:14 pm

Ya think the Dawgs might be a tad underrated??

RRDog

December 3rd, 2011
6:14 pm

IC just does not hit the holes hard, blueboy is right. A one hit wonder, hit him once and you wonder where he went.