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Javon Wims shows off Rose Bowl gear
Georgia is prepping for a trip out west to the Rose Bowl and with that comes a major helping of new Nike schwag for the Bulldogs.
In a video released on Georgia football’s Twitter account, a giddy Javon Wims showed off all the outfits Georgia’s players will be wearing when they head to the West Coast. He seems particularly excited about the platinum Nike swoosh on all the gear, which, according to the senior wide receiver, is exclusive to Nike teams that made the College Football Playoff.
“It’s been good trying on all this stuff for the bowl game,” Wims said. “We get three travel suits, a media day suit. We get a hoodie, sleeveless hoodie, two shirts and a long-sleeve. I can’t wait to get all this gear, and I can’t wait to see y’all in Pasadena, California.”
While it’s fun to see all the stuff Georgia will be wearing at the Rose Bowl, it’s even more fun to see Wims show off his personality. Any chance he gets to be himself in front of a camera, he shines. That includes on the football field. He leads Georgia in receptions (38), receiving yards (631) and is tied for the lead in receiving touchdowns (6). It’s a shame that Wims, a JUCO transfer, didn’t get to Athens until 2016. He’s a fun player on and off the field, and I would have loved to have him in the program for two more years.
But, as they say, better late than never. I’ll choose to be thankful for the two fantastic seasons Wims did get in Athens — and the fact he won’t be standing across the field at the Rose Bowl.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) December 20, 2017
Signing Day 2.0
The new early signing period is off and running, folks, and Georgia has an opportunity Wednesday to sign one of the best classes in the country. Be sure to keep checking DawgNation throughout the day for all the latest on players who have signed with the Dawgs. This post from Jeff Sentell of DawgNation is also full of great info such as which UGA targets and commits are signing today and which ones plan to enroll early.
But in an effort to keep things simple for you, here’s quick look at when a few notable Georgia targets/commits are signing.
|Micah Parsons||LB||5-star||9:45 a.m.||UGA, Penn State, Alabama, Nebraska, Oklahoma|
|Divaad Wilson||CB||4-star||10 a.m.||UGA, Florida|
|Jamaree Salyer||OG||5-star||10:45 a.m.||UGA, Clemson|
|Cade Mays||OT||5-star||2:30 p.m.||UGA, Tennessee, Clemson, Ohio State|
|Brenton Cox||DL/OLB||5-star||3:15 p.m.||UGA, Alabama|
No time off
Since it’s the holiday season, I’m sure many of you are doing a bit less — OK, a lot less — work than normal as you see out the final days before Christmas weekend. But with preparations for the Rose Bowl in full swing, Kirby Smart and Georgia are not taking that approach. From Tori McElhaney of DawgNation:
“Intensity,” Smart said. “That’s probably why you hear my voice is hoarse right now.”
Thinking back to Georgia’s spring practice, one word that kept coming up wasn’t “intensity”; it was “complacency.” Even in the spring, Smart didn’t want his team to get complacent. Now heading into Georgia’s biggest game in years against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, Smart is meeting any form of complacency with intensity.
“I am trying to make sure that they understand that you can’t acknowledge the pats on the back,” Smart said. “You can’t embrace that, and you can’t feel good about yourself.”
Odds and ends
- An enlightening Q&A with UGA director of sports medicine about the athletic department’s revised substance abuse policy.
- Freshman DB Deangelo Gibbs is reportedly away from the team with a “medical issue.”
- A closer look at the matchup between Heisman winner Baker Mayfield and Butkus winner Roquan Smith.
UGA now runs the state in football and basketball. Georgia hoops licked Georgia Tech 80-59 Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum to rebound from a tough road loss to UMass advance to 8-2 on the season. Yante Maten was the leading scorer with 24 points, giving him his fifth 20-point game of the season so far. Freshman Rayshaun Hammonds scored 11 points and was the only other Dawg to reach double figures.
There will be one more chance to catch a UGA basketball game before Christmas. The Dawgs welcome Temple to Stegeman on Friday, Dec. 22. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) December 20, 2017
Dawgs on Twitter
A very full Stegeman Coliseum honoring the #GoDawgs football team with Georgia Tech playing here tonight.
Both the Governor’s Cup and SEC Championship trophy here on display.
🏆 🏆 pic.twitter.com/tzfXqI34Dm
— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) December 20, 2017
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) December 19, 2017
Former UGA players in Pro Bowl: Geno Atkins, A.J. Green, Todd Gurley and Reshad Jones. https://t.co/tc8Yr6yVM2
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) December 20, 2017
Such a pro.
This dog is SO GOOD at catching treats 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/M615QuVMSJ
— The Dodo (@dodo) December 20, 2017
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