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Brice Ramsey is now a starter for the Georgia Bulldogs, just not at the position he probably envisioned when he signed with the Bulldogs.

Good Day, UGA: The how to make chicken salad edition

Cy Brown

Good day, UGA. Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the relevant UGA football news and takes every Monday through Friday. In today’s edition, we commend Brice Ramsey for his excellent chicken salad recipe. It sure does taste strange, though. What’s his secret ingredient?

Shout-out to Brice Ramsey

Brice Ramsey’s Georgia career has probably not taken the path he would’ve hoped. The junior came to Athens ranked as a 4-star quarterback prospect in 2013 and appeared to be the eventual replacement for Aaron Murray after Hutson Mason served his one season as a starter. Instead he was beaten out by Greyson Lambert last season, and was never able to overtake him when given the chance, then dropped back to third on the depth chart. He then began punting for the Dawgs, something he did in high school, as a backup last season. It gave us all a good laugh because haha the quarterback now is the punter.

But what was once a novelty act has turned into a necessity for Georgia. Freshman punter Marshall Long  is out for the season and Ramsey has taken his place as the starting punter. He punted six times against Auburn with an average of 33.1 yards per kick and a long of 40 yards, not far off Long’s season average of 38.7.

It’s been a strange journey to a starting spot for Ramsey, and I’m happy to see him in it. It seemed at one time we look back on Ramsey as a QB who didn’t live up to the hype. No fan ever wants a potential star QB to bust, but it stings a little extra when it happens in a time, like the previous two seasons, when your team has no good options at the position. Now, instead of being remembered as a bust, or not being remembered at all, Ramsey will be remembered as a player who made the most out of a bad situation and did whatever was needed to help his team.

Ramsey always had a positive attitude about his shift to punter. But it had to bruise his ego a little to go from the potential starter at the most-glorified position to the backup at the least-glorified position. It would sure as hell bruise mine. So, I just wanted to take a minute to give props to Ramsey for stepping up when called upon.

Gee, I wonder what this could mean …

I can’t quite decipher this very cryptic message.

ICYMI

When someones says beating UL-Lafayette is automatic …

But you remember the Nicholls State game, don’t you?

Landmarks met in UGA hoops’ first win

Georgia basketball advanced to 1-1 this season, winning its home opener over UNC-Asheville, 60-48. Unsurprisingly, the Bulldogs were led in scoring by their two best players, Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier, who netted 19 and 18 points, respectively. Georgia also had a significant height advantage that bore itself out in the stats, as the Dawgs brought down 45 rebounds to Asheville’s 29. There also were a pair of landmarks met in the win, one for Frazier and another for coach Mark Fox.

UGA hoops signs another

But Georgia basketball team’s day got started well before the win over UNC-Asheville. On Monday afternoon, 3-star 6-foot-9 forward Nic Claxton from Legacy Charter School in Greenville, S.C., signed with Fox’s Dawgs. He is the son of former UGA center Charles Claxton, who played under Hugh Durham from 1991 to 1995.

Good dog

I’ve got next.