Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bulldogs -vs- Gators

The 'Coaches Hot Seat Blog' has a list of Top 25 coaching match ups they would pay to see this fall. Coming in at number 14 is Mark Richt vs Urban Meyer. I keep emphasising that the tilt in Jacksonville is more than three months away, but during this preseason it just won't go away. I realize Meyer rekindled this fire during the SEC meetings when he dished UGA about their "team celebration", but it also has so much to do with the high expectations for both teams both in the conference and nationally. Many feel that when the two teams meet in November all the marbles will be at stake. They very well could be undefeated and with the emotional carry-over from last year, it could have more 'electricity' than it normally does. Richt and the Dawgs have proven they can defeat an Urban Meyer coached Gator team, and they will be eager to even the coaches battle at two each. The Gators, of course, would like nothing more than to end any talk of a Georgia "streak" before it even has a chance to begin. This one definitely will not be for the faint of heart. But the Bulldogs and the Gators must each play five tough conference games before they get to Jacksonville, and neither has an open date the Saturday before they clash. I can tell you now, as a Georgia fan I will not look at this game again until the week leading to November 1st. One week at a time beginning now, so that means the Eagles of Georgia Southern University.

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