Why Tyler Simmons is right, it’s time to move on from the “Tyler Simmons was onside” meme

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Tyler Simmons made a key play in the natinal championship game, only to be ruled offsides.

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Tyler Simmons talks about becoming a meme

If you’re a Georgia fan, at some point this offseason either you or a friend made a joke about Tyler Simmons being onside. Even new Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean did.

“You just have to keep going,” Simmons told the media on Friday night. “We can’t look back, really. It was a call that was made.”

Simmons is right. It’s time to move past the “Tyler Simmons was onside” jokes and memes. The best thing that reference is ever going to represent is a missed opportunity for Georgia fans. Just about every Georgia fan believes that if that play breaks the right way, Georgia wins its first national title since 1980.

As for his on-field play, Georgia coach Kirby Smart has praised Simmons effort in the preseason. While he’s been renowned for his special teams play, he’s also trying to get reps in Georgia’s talented receiving corps. Last season, Simmons only caught three passes for 26 yards.

Hopefully, Georgia fans take up Simmons’ mindset. Because Georgia’s future is very bright and reminiscing on missed opportunities does no one any good.

It’s game week, finally

The long off-season will finally come to an end as Georgia will play an actual football game, in Sanford Stadium, on Saturday. Sure the opponent is Austin Peay, who will be without their starting running back, and not an Oregon or a Notre Dame, but the fact that Georgia fans get to watch their team play in a college football game is something to be celebrated. That’s plenty of reason to get excited.

DawgNation will have tons of coverage in the lead-up to the game, with Mike Griffith and Chip Towers covering Kirby Smart’s press conference on Monday. Brandon Adams will keep you up to date with DawgNation Daily. And if you’re jonesing for recruiting coverage, Jeff Sentell has you covered there as well. And on Wednesday’s at 3 p.m., Adams and Sentell will team up for Before the Hedges, which will bring you all of the latest news regarding Georgia recruiting.

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