Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday News and Notes

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech's Tashard Choice had knee surgery on Tuesday. He will miss the Virginia Tech game on Nov 1, but could be back by Nov 10. However, I can't see the Jackets rushing him back with Duke and North Carolina before the rivalry game with Georgia. Choice needs just 136 yards to becomes Georgia Tech's first rusher with back to back 1,000 yard seasons.

The Bulldogs have the least amount of turnovers in the nation on offense (5). Problem is that they rank 118 out of 119 in takeaways with just 6.

Tim Tebow has a bruised right (non-throwing) shoulder. Shouldn't be a shocker with the beating he takes every week. I would expect Georgia to try and hit him every chance they get.

Game formerly known as the World's Largest Cocktail Party
The Gators streak of 15 out of 17 should not be a huge shock considering this series has largely been made of streaks. Found on dawgrun.com
From 1930 through 1951 (except in '43, when they didn't play) UGA
was 17-3-1 against Florida...losses were in '37, '40 and '49. The
tie was in 1930 in Savannah.
From 1952 through 1963, Florida ruled the series with a 10-2 mark.
From 1964 through 1973, it was 5-4-1 in favor of UGA. That was a
short period of some back and forth. The tie was in 1969.
From 1974 through 1989, it was 13-3 in favor of UGA.
From 1990 forward, everyone knows the score (15 out of 17 for UF)

The Atlanta Journal Constitution had an interesting article about how level the playing field is in the SEC East. The comment I thought to be the best was about Kentucky President Lee Todd who resisted firing Rich Brooks after the 2005 season. In the previous three years, Brooks had a 9-25 record in Lexington. Fans were calling him to be fired so much that Brooks famously said at the SEC Media Conference, "I'm Baaack!". It will be interesting to see how the Wildcats do next year when Andre Woodson departs for the NFL.

Florida State
Drew Weatherford is once again the starter in Tallahassee. Xavier Lee pretty much gave the Miami game away with 2 INT and 2 fumbles including one that gave the Hurricanes their 2nd TD in 11 seconds and sealed the game. After getting the ball back, Lee promptly under threw three curl routes to end the Seminoles hopes.

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