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Who are your top Dawgs?
If you spent any time on Twitter this weekend, you might have noticed a meme spreading in UGA circles that had Dawgs fans listing their all-time favorite Georgia football players by position. If you missed it, check out what folks are saying.
It’s an interesting exercise. You can tell a lot about fans by the players they consider their favorites. For instance, Herschel Walker was less ubiquitous as people’s favorite running back than you might expect. Maybe this is a result of the Twitter crowd skewing younger, or maybe it’s just a given that Walker is the GOAT Dawg and it’s become a bit cliché to name him as their favorite.
The answers also say something about when a person was a fan; when they started cheering for the Dawgs or when their peak fandom was. Take my list, which you can find below, for instance. I didn’t grow up a Georgia fan and didn’t follow the program heavily until I started at Georgia in 2010. So my list is almost exclusively players from the last eight years.
With all that said, who are your favorite Dawgs of all time at each position? Share your list in the comments. Here are mine.
- QB — Aaron Murray
- RB — Todd Gurley
- WR — Chris Conley
- TE — Leonard Pope
- OL — David Andrews
- DL — Geno Atkins
- LB — Roquan Smith
- DB — Jake Scott
- ST — Isaiah McKenzie
- K — Rodrigo Blankenship
- P — Brice Ramsey
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Diamond Dogs a win away from super regionals
Georgia baseball is in the Athens Regional final of the NCAA Tournament after securing comeback wins over Campbell 18-5 and Troy 11-7 this weekend at Foley Field. The Diamond Dogs will face Duke on Monday for a spot in the super regionals.
The regional is double-elimination, so if Duke is going to advance past Georgia, it will have to beat the Bulldogs twice on their home turf. However, Georgia only needs a single win over the Blue Devils to accomplish the same feat. Coach Scott Stricklin and his team will get their first shot at 1 p.m. ET Monday. If they lose that encounter, a winner-take-all game at 5 p.m. ET will determine who advances. You can check out the full regional bracket here.
— Georgia Baseball (@BaseballUGA) June 4, 2018
Aaron Schunk day-to-day with broken nose
When the Dawgs face the Blue Devils on Monday, there’s a good chance they’ll be without third baseman Aaron Schunk, who suffered a broken nose while chasing down a foul ball in the third inning of the win over Troy.
Schunk tracked a pop fly in foul territory near the third-base dugout and went head over heels while trying to make the out, smacking his face on a handrail. Stricklin said that Schunk is listed as day-to-day and could play Monday with a protective mask. Stricklin also confirmed to Joshua Mixon and the Athens Banner-Herald that Schunk didn’t suffer a concussion on the play. From Mixon:
“He cracked it,” Stricklin said. “I mean, it was sideways when I went over there. I think they put it back in place, and right now, what we’ve heard is it might be a pain-tolerance thing, or a comfortable thing. But, if he plays, he’s going to be wearing a mask.
“As far as broken noses go, I guess it’s a ‘good’ broke nose.”
Schunk has started all 58 games for Georgia this season. He’s batting .300 with 37 RBI and 3 homers.
Odds & ends
- As Georgia’s elite signees arrive, they should have a chat with Rashad Roundtree
- Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean ready to measure team with manufactured ‘adverse situations’
- Roquan Smith throws ceremonial first pitch at Chicago White Sox game
- USA Today Sports handicapper: Georgia ‘will be favored in every game’
- Georgia softball bows out of Women’s College World Series (Athens Banner-Herald)
Dawgs on Twitter
— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) June 2, 2018
— Kyle Farmer (@kFarm17) June 3, 2018
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 3, 2018
— Animal Life (@MeetAnimals) June 3, 2018
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