When the event was ready to go, the stalwarts of the 2017 Georgia football team waited behind the curtain.
Roquan Smith was on the left flank of the curtain. Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter were on the right. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were in the middle.
Chubb peeked through the curtain to see what all the fuss was about. He wanted to see just how many fans were about to watch the extended DawgNation Q&A with his fellow Bulldogs.
Smith was bobbing up and down. Kind of like a boxer getting ready to make his way to the ring. It looked like he was on his way down the tunnel before one more big performance with young men he considers his brothers.
The only thing missing might have been the customary times he always used to lose his lunch before a big game. It would be revealed along that Q&A that was what Smith always did.
Bellamy would typically not get the play call in the huddle. He’d have to seek out Smith prior to lining up. The guys noted that Kirby Smart never seemed to ever yell at Smith.
Chubb pointed out that he always used to tie his shoes a certain way before games. There was also a quirk about leaving a light on. But then Chubb said he grew out of all that.
Bellamy, Carter and Smith pointed out that they never got to hit Chubb and Michel in practice. Those two guys were saved for Saturdays. Even the most plugged-in fan learned a lot about those guys at that event.
That’s just one behind-the-scenes snippet of the night at the Coca-Cola Roxy. Want to see what the night looked like for all those on hand? Check out this DawgNation Facebook Live stream that took everyone all across The Coca-Cola Roxy before the night began.
DawgNation chatted up fans and took everyone backstage at the event. It allowed a sneak peek at the V.I.P. picture line with Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and Roquan Smith plus the big lines that formed in the lower bowl of the Roxy for Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter.
There was a chance encounter with Bellamy’s mother, Bridgett, and the opportunity to wish her a Happy Birthday.
We even got the chance to talk to former Georgia great Terrence Edwards. He was also in attendance, along with all-time great Georgia QB David Greene.