Aug 20, 2011

ESPN Predicts UGA in Capital One Bowl; Also, video of new uniforms from

It's nice to be getting some love from the media (even if we don't yet deserve it).

First, today it was announced that Georgia is ranked #19 in the AP Poll, a few spots higher than in the Coaches'.  I feel strange about a 6-7 team being ranked in the teens, but I'm not complaining.  The higher the better for making it to a better bowl at the end of the year.

Then, ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards are both predicting UGA to play in the Capital One Bowl this season, versus either Ohio State or Nebraska, respectively.  I can't say I would complain about either one of those scenarios.

As for our new uniforms that were released today, I will say this: I'm not a huge fan of how they look, mainly just because the matching jerseys and pants looks a little bit Arena Football League-ish for my tastes.  However, I think it would be a pity if all of our complaining fans made the team less excited about wearing them for the big opener.  Plus, I'm really glad they decided to release these images two weeks before the game so we can get used to them, unlike the fiasco that happened at the Cocktail Party in 2009.

By the way, the uniforms look a lot better in this video from the UGA athletics website.  I'm thinking people will really warm up to them when they're being worn by the real Dawgs as they run out of the tunnel onto the field.


  1. Do you think UGA last 5 years has been ranked too high in these pre season polls? I do. I'll give you an example, in the AP Poll, UGA was the #4 most overranked team in the NCAA over the last years, and 4 out of 5 seasons, UGA didn't live up to exepctations. 1 out fo 5 seasons, UGA exceeded preseason expectations. Here's where I got that:

  2. Well, based on results, it would be pretty difficult to argue against that. UGA definitely hasn't lived up to their pre-season rank in the polls the past few seasons. However, I would give them a pass on 2008. How many pre-season #1 teams actually stay there at the end of the season? Sure, it was a disappointing year, but the Dawgs still won 10 games and finished ranked #10 in the USA Today poll. Plus in 2006, UGA only dropped from 15 to 23 in the AP poll. Not too shabby. So I think the main gripe here would be that UGA was too highly ranked in 2009 and 2010.