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Guerry Clegg

For Kirby Smart, the honeymoon is clearly over

A year ago, Kirby Smart was pumped to see Sanford Stadium packed for his first G-Day as Georgia’s head coach. So pumped that Smart said fans “come out in groves.” In stark contrast, there were plenty of orchard-sized gaps of empty seats Saturday for Smart’s second G-Day. From 93,000 last year to 66,133. And that’s a stretch.

Guerry Clegg

March Madness-style football playoff? Not so fast

Now everybody gets a chance. No more whining because the fifth- and sixth-best teams in the country, or at least those perceived as such, got left out. Fifteen championship games comprising 16 teams – all 10 FBS conference champions and the next six highest-ranked at-large teams.

Guerry Clegg

You throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball; and Jimmy Lester watches

Friday was another balmy day in Bradenton, Fla., where the Pittsburgh Pirates hold spring training as the stars of today got in their work. Meanwhile, it was rather nippy some 12 hours north in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Columbus native Jimmy Lester huddled with his peers and competitors, watching North Carolina and Virginia while looking for the next Andrew McCutchen or Jordy Mercer.

Guerry Clegg

Oh, Falcons, some things are just not meant to be

It has been a week now. That’s scarcely enough time to ease the sting of the most epic flop and quintessential Atlanta sports moment of all time. As the Atlanta Falcons were exorcising half a century of futility, most of the 110 million Super Bowl viewers surely assumed that the vaunted New England Patriots were about to be humbled right there for Roger Goodell to secretly enjoy.

Guerry Clegg

Georgia Tech wins, but Johnson not happy

For someone whose team just won for the fourth time in five games Saturday, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson wasn’t exactly overjoyed. Even after reminding the players that their 31-17 win over Virginia was something to enjoy, Johnson himself seemed to have trouble feeling satisfied.

Guerry Clegg

Dogs’ Smart enjoys this win

Just where Georgia's 13-7 upset of Auburn Saturday ranks in Bulldogs history is debatable. Sugar didn't fall from the sky as Larry Munson famously proclaimed in 1982. Nor is it likely that the Dogs will ascend back into the national rankings.

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