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G-Day one of highest-attended spring games
If enthusiasm for meaningless football is a measure of a good fan base — and I would argue it is — Georgia fans can consider themselves among the best.
Jason Kirk of SB Nation collected attendance numbers for 2018 spring football games, as reported by the schools, and found that Georgia (82,184) had the second-highest reported spring game attendance in the land. Nebraska claimed the spring game national championship as 86,818 Huskers fans showed up to see Scott Frost return to Memorial Stadium.
Georgia sported the highest spring game attendance in the SEC, followed by Alabama (74,732). Big crowds showed up to see new coaches at Tennessee and Florida as well, as the Vols (65,098) and Gators (53,015) clocked in with the fifth and eighth highest-attended spring games, respectively, but those crowds still paled in comparison to the likes of Georgia, Nebraska and Alabama.
New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt even saw fit to give Vols fans a talkin’ to for not filling Neyland to his liking. That’s as good a sign as any that Kirby Smart is getting in folks’ heads.
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Takeaways from spring practice
Looking for a recap of some of the biggest takeaways from spring practice? I’ve got you covered here. Chip Towers of DawgNation gives a different perspective here, including his takes on the situation at receiver, whether the defense will surprise us and how Justin Fields fared in his first outing with the Bulldogs.
Speaking of Fields, the Georgia freshmen picked up a vote of confidence from former Alabama quarterback and SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy, who told Paul Finebaum he would be “absolutely shocked” if Georgia didn’t find a way to get Fields a meaningful number of snaps this season.
- Nation’s No. 1 RB Trey Sanders had another ‘great feeling’ about UGA at G-Day
- How does Derick Hunter feel about UGA now after his first visit?
Dawgs on Twitter
He was just reminding me i forgot to take the chicken out the freezer https://t.co/Ztm1lEaeKh
— Isaiah Wilson (@_LayZay_) April 23, 2018
— The Georgia Way (@TheGeorgiaWay) April 23, 2018
Football's Roquan Smith named UGA male student-athlete of year at school's awards banquet. Track's Keturah Orji received female student-athlete honor. Think Smith will have a high-paying job opportunity later this week.
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) April 24, 2018
Enjoy the ride.
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