I’m sitting here in semi-sunny Foley Field watching the Dawgs take on the Pups in their set of scrimmages dubbed the Dawgs Pups World Series. It should come as no surprise that I’m late today but there were some technical difficulties in the press box (I was locked out). This won’t be in the standard live-blog format for a few reasons: 1. I’m keeping my eye on several NFL games, 2. I’m hoping the Red Sox and Angels keep beating each other up and traveling across the country, 3. I’m still debating whether or not to fire Coach Richt in my next post and 4. I’m the director and I do what I want. Ok, so maybe it’s really just because there aren’t any rules for live-blogging this event and the only people in the press box are myself, the scoreboard-operator Brian, his girlfriend and a dog (not a mascot). Here are the lineups and a few notes: (more…)
Matt Ryan here blogging live at Sanford Stadium on this Saturday afternoon in Athens, Georgia. It’s hot and sunny today, so the weather won’t be as horrific as it was last week. Today the 18th ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on the 4th ranked LSU Tigers between the hedges. Georgia beat Arizona State last Saturday on a game winning field and the 4-0 Tigers are coming off a close game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs which they won 30-26 on a goal line stand. Les Miles is 0-2 against Georgia during his tenure at Baton Rouge and looks for his first win today against Mark Richt. LSU is last in the SEC in offensive yards and will need to improve on that side of the ball to compete with the Dawgs. Georgia’s secondary finally stepped up last week to limit the Sun Devils to 116 passing yards, but committed 3 turnovers which has been a problem for them in their first four games. One key matchup to look out for today is wide receiver A.J. Green vs. LSU defensive back Patrick Petterson. LSU has won the coin toss and the game is about to begin. (more…)
Hello and thank you for logging onto WUOG. I’m Robert Inskip. I’ll be taking care of our Live Blog coverage from Sanford Stadium tonight, where #17 Georgia hosts Arizona State for a 7:00 PM kickoff. I am permitted to post three times per quarter, plus once at halftime. It looks like this game will have some very messy weather conditions, as has been the case for many games in the Southeast today.
Arizona State remains a bit of a mystery to college football fans, having played only Idaho State and Louisiana-Monroe with a bye week in-between those games. They’ve put up gaudy numbers thus far (both games were blowout wins), but this is their first test against a BCS conference team. The Sun Devils will be trying to avenge a 27-10 loss to the Dawgs in Tempe last season.
One of the biggest concerns from the Georgia side of things this year has been the struggling pass defense. The Dawgs cannot expect to keep coming up with wins if they continue to give up numbers like the ones that Stephen Garcia and Ryan Mallett posted against them over the past couple of weeks. Having said this, the weather will surely make passing more of a struggle for both teams.
When Georgia has the ball, Dawg fans will be keeping a close eye on the tailback situation. Richard Samuel has started in all three games this season, but some fumbles by Samuel and Caleb King’s return seem to have made the tailback competition a bit more interesting. Don’t forget about redshirt freshman Carlton Thomas either.
Special teams in general have gotten off to a great start for the Dawgs this year. Drew Butler has shined as the starting punter, Brandon Boykin has provided electrifying kickoff returns, and Blair Walsh has been perfect on field goals. Some big plays on special teams will likely be even more crucial under these kinds of conditions.
The rain continues to fall here at Sanford Stadium. It has been very heavy at times. A lightening warning was displayed on the big screen a bit earlier, but we are still scheduled to kickoff at 7:00. The students have been present in solid numbers for some time now in the lower level seats.
Thanks again for joining us. As usual, please feel free to post comments about the game below. Enjoy!