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  • By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago

    Not only did Georgia lose Saturday’s game to Clemson, it was costly in the health department.

    Running back Todd Gurley suffered a thigh injury against the Tigers, and receiver Malcolm Mitchell is lost for the year due to a torn ACL. In bizarre fashion, Mitchell suffered the injury celebrating Gurley’s 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

    Mitchell’s loss is a huge setback for Georgia’s offense, but the Bulldogs aren’t without playmakers at receiver. Michael Bennett caught five passes in his return from a season-ending knee injury in 2012, while Justin Scott-Wesley grabbed four passes and Chris Conley nabbed three receptions. And although tight end Arthur Lynch was quiet (one reception), he’s a potential All-American tight end.

    Georgia’s offense will miss Mitchell, but the passing attack shouldn’t suffer much, especially with senior quarterback Aaron Murray at the controls.
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 weeks ago

    College Football’s 2013 season has yet to start, but the SEC is already planning for 2014. On Wednesday, the conference released its 2014 slate, headlined by a Thursday night opener on Aug. 28 between Texas A&M and South Carolina.

    Here are a few key takeaways from the schedule release: (Click here to check out the full schedule)

    * Texas A&M at South Carolina (Aug. 28) – Excellent way to open the season, but don’t expect Johnny Manziel or Jadeveon Clowney to be playing in this one.

    * Georgia at South Carolina (Sept. 13) – Another early season matchup between these two East Division rivals.

    * Florida at Alabama (Sept. 20) – An early preview for the SEC Championship?

    * Florida at Tennessee (Oct. 4) – A slightly later date for this game in 2013.

    * Alabama at LSU (Nov. 8) – Always huge SEC West title implications when these two teams meet.

    * LSU at Texas A&M (Nov. 27) – Thanksgiving night matchup between these two teams should be must-see television.

    * Arkansas at Missouri (Nov. 29) – Border rivals meet for only the sixth time…and the first time as SEC opponents.

    Crossover Games

    East Division

    Florida: at Alabama, LSU
    Georgia: at Arkansas, Auburn
    Kentucky: at LSU, Mississippi State
    Missouri: at Texas A&M, Arkansas
    South Carolina: Texas A&M, at Auburn
    Tennessee: at Ole Miss, Alabama
    Vanderbilt: Ole Miss, at Mississippi State

    West Division

    Alabama: Florida, at Tennessee
    Arkansas: Georgia, at Missouri
    Auburn: South Carolina, at Georgia
    LSU: at Florida, Kentucky
    Mississippi State: at Kentucky, Vanderbilt
    Ole Miss: at Vanderbilt, Tennessee
    Texas A&M: at South Carolina, Missouri
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 days ago

    For the most part, conference media days are a cliché fest. However, from time-to-time, there are a few gems that resonate throughout the offseason.

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney dropped one of the top soundbites from the first day of SEC Media Days on Tuesday, calling out Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and Georgia’s Aaron Murray.
     



    How did Boyd and Murray fare against South Carolina last season? Well, it wasn’t pretty. Murray went 11 of 31 for 109 yards and one interception, with Boyd completing 11 of 24 throws for 183 yards and two picks.

    So is there truth to what Clowney was saying? I mean, who wouldn’t be intimidated by a 6-foot-6 defensive end with sub-4.6 speed?

    Needless to say, Clowney’s comments should work well for bulletin board material at Georgia and Clemson, especially since those two matchups could be the toughest for South Carolina in 2013.

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