WATCH: Jersey poll result, explosive Georgia football preseason storylines erupt
ATHENS — The last weekend before the start of the college football season, a time when all opinions and predictions hold weight, and everyone’s favorite team is undefeated.
Indeed, part of the magic of stock car racing’s season-opening race, the Daytona 500, was that every driver, team and sponsor rolled into the garage with championship aspirations.
And just as those cars would often have new and attractive pain schemes, the Georgia Bulldogs have managed to do the same for their opening game next Saturday at Arkansas.
Which @Georgia football alternate uniform do you prefer?
— MikeGriffith32 (@MikeGriffith32) September 18, 2020
An unscientific poll revealed that fans preferred to red-and-white throwback jerseys the Bulldogs will wear against the Razorbacks to the black alternates that will be worn for home games later this season.
UGA has several great storylines brewing, including the possibility of redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis starting the game less than 16 months after undergoing life-threatening brain surgery!
The Bulldogs also have what might be the best defense in the country on tap, in addition to one of the most talented receivers in school history.
–@MikeGriffith32 on Georgia’s defense: “On paper this is the best defense I’ve been around as a beat guy. I saw an undefeated team at Auburn in ’93 and I saw a Tennessee team in ’98 and some Michigan State teams that were pretty awesome. This defense is unbelievable.”
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 18, 2020
Georgia receiver George Pickens went in front of the media this week, and it was telling how much he talked about the team.
The team, the team, the team. Six times Pickens mentioned the team.
Finally, will the Cade Mays saga ever end?
The NCAA has cleared Mays, but not the SEC, and so far Greg Sankey shows no signs of backing down.
It led to plenty to talk about on the Friday Night Mike Show!