Sept. still seems like a loooong way off and lots can happen before game day. Nevertheless, how sweet would it be to win the first game played in the SEC? Hopefully, Mizzou will have its QB ready and 100% healthy. If that happens, I do like our chances --- at HOME.
Here’s what we already knew: Starting cornerback Sanders Commings has been suspended for Georgia’s first two football games due to an offseason arrest. Fellow starting corner Branden Smith has a marijuana possession charge hanging over his head that could also lead to a suspension.
Now reports say that two more Bulldogs — including another starter in the secondary — are facing multi-game suspensions. All-American safety Bacarri Rambo and starting inside linebacker Alec Ogletree have been suspended “two to four games” for unspecified violations of team rules according to Dawgpost.com – the Scout site covering Georgia.
If you’re a Missouri fan, you have to be liking your chances of winning your SEC opener against Georgia more and more. In addition to what might be three secondary starters out for the Dawgs, an additional pair of defensive backs were dismissed from the team in January.
To make up for the lack of depth in his secondary, Mark Richt has had to move his best receiver — Malcolm Mitchell — to corner this spring… much to the chagrin of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.
UGA opens the season with a home game against Buffalo. Missouri hosts Southeastern Louisiana in its opener. Then on September 8th the Tigers welcome the Dawgs — what’s left of ‘em — to Faurot Field for MU’s first-ever SEC game. Of course, Mizzou might have its own issues to worry about as quarterback James Franklin is out for the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery. He’s expected back by fall.
Either way, Georgia at Missouri is for now shaping up as the Attrition Bowl.