Mark Richt didn't crack. Given the chance to discuss the potential return this week of All-America safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree from a reported four-game suspension for positive drug tests, the Georgia coach maintained his policy of not publicly acknowledging the elephant in the room.
"We'll figure it out in pregame warmup, I guess," Richt told reporters. "Just like last week."
By that, Richt means
For the past month, Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has had to prepare players for games while keeping his suspended stars engaged enough to keep from getting rusty. He had to give them valuable practice reps even though he knew Rambo and Ogletree couldn't play. "That's probably been the most difficult thing," Grantham said without actually acknowledging either suspension. "You've got to develop guys and have a vision as the season goes along for getting your best guys on the field. They've got to be ready to play. But at the same time, you've got to get some guys ready to play at this moment. We had some young guys play, so we did that. It's a balancing act between preparing guys to play in the game and do well in the game and keeping guys continuing to develop if they weren't playing for whatever reason."
But can Ogletree and Rambo return to the lineup without missing a beat? Cornerback Sanders Commings believes they can. Commings was suspended for Georgia's first two games following
Now that Georgia has emerged from the suspensions unscathed and with a 2-0 record in SEC play, the experience may wind up being helpful as the season progresses. Amarlo Herrera, who has filled in for Ogletree at the "Mo" linebacker position, leads the Bulldogs in tackles (30) and has an interception, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Former walk-on Connor Norman, meanwhile, has filled in admirably for Rambo. If nothing else, the Bulldogs have more depth. "The way it worked last season is we had five different guys at inside linebacker all playing," linebacker Christian Robinson said. "I could see that happening again. It's basically just the next guy in. You can't win the whole season with 11 guys."
"He got all the reps. It was practice. He wasn't god-awful. He made some throws. He made some throws."
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Wisconsin and Nebraska will don
If it's Northwestern's 2012 road jersey, yes. Horizontal stripes do linemen no favors anyway, but the purple-stripe-on-white-background is the most gut-accentuating detail on any college uniform currently in use. As a fat person, I avoid horizontal stripes like I avoid salads. (I'm not sure if this actually counts as an alternate, but it's ugly, so it works here.)
This uniform was great, if the look you were going for was "Colorado State's uniforms got shipped to East Lansing by mistake."
If Georgia's regular uniforms never existed, these might look OK. But if you're going to replace one of the five coolest uniforms in sports -- Silver Britches forever! -- then you'd better bring your A game.
Obviously, Urban Meyer isn't a big Star Wars fan. Given their technological superiority, the Storm Troopers -- all clones of Boba Fett's dad, by the way -- were one of the worst tactical forces in the history of modern warfare. It was as if they cloned every inept guard from every James Bond movie. This is not a group to be emulated in any fashion. That, and the Empire was evil.
The Maryland state flag is actually pretty cool. It does not, however, make an attractive football helmet or jersey. Come to think of it, the hideousness of this uniform pretty much sums up Randy Edsall's first season in College Park.
The Big 12 gets its first taste of West Bleepin' Virginia this week, which means the Big 12 gets its first taste of