Videochat with CineSport about Georgia’s 2012 recruiting class . . .
My postgame video report from Sanford Stadium following Georgia’s 59-0 win over Coastal Carolina. Links to all our game coverage stories below.
ATHENS — After Isaiah Crowell scored on a 15-yard run to give Georgia a 35-31 lead over South Carolina this past Saturday, everybody ran up to congratulate Crowell as soon he came to the Bulldogs’ sideline.
Everybody, that is, but Mark Richt. The Bulldogs’ head coach made a bee line for Michael Bennett and engulfed the big wide receiver in a bear hug.
“I was happy for the run Isaiah made, too,” Richt explained this week. “But I grabbed that kid [Bennett] and gave him a big hug because that was a heck of a play he made.”
The play to which Richt refers was Bennett’s catch on third and one at the South Carolina 28. Bennett’s number was called on a slant pattern and he pulled off an amazing shoe-top grab off a deflection for a four-yard gain and a Georgia first down. Two plays later Crowell notched the go-ahead
Below is my weekly pregame video chat with CineSport’s Noah Coslov in advance of Georgia’s SEC opener against South Carolina on Saturday. We talk about what the Bulldogs need to do better against the Gamecocks, the team’s current emotional state, what they need to do to contain Marcus Lattimore and whether or not this is the biggest game of coach Mark Richt’s career.
I’ve been asked to do these video updates with Cinesport from time-to-time here. In this one Noah Coslov asks me about the offensive line post-A.J. Harmon and off-the-field issues. As you’ll note, there’s a reason I’m a writer and not a television reporter. But let me know what you think anyway. . . .
Georgia’s A.J. Green just got drafted this past Thursday by the Cincinnati Bengals with the fourth pick of the NFL draft. Matthew Stafford was the No. 1 overall pick two years ago. But at the moment, neither one has anywhere to play football. So what to do?
Play golf, of course.
Green and Stafford were among several Georgia football lettermen who came back to Athens on Monday to participate in a celebrity pro-am for the Stadion Classic Tournament at UGA. They were joined by recent graduates Mohammed Massaquoi, Kris Durham, Shaun Chapas and David Greene and older graduates such as Lindsay Scott and Kevin Butler.
I talked to several of them and will share their thoughts and comments eventually. But A.J. Green was a particularly fun interview, seeing how he effectively just hit the lottery this past week.
I found it surprising and somewhat refreshing that Green was here helping raise money for his alma mater instead of sunning in the South of France or trying to strike an