Some things never change.

In a great blog post from the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room, we get an article from this day in 1901, optimistically discussing Georgia’s (its unclear if it was the Goats or the Bulldogs at that point) chances in the upcoming season:

Coach Reynolds is one of the best coaches in the south, and he tolerates no foolishness on the gridiron.

Also worth noting, Coach Reynolds was already fighting a losing battle:

He has written urging that athletics be kept pure from politics.

Sorry, Coach, ain’t happening.

ESS-EEE-SEE: UnderDawgs

With the spread starting at 10 points and quickly moving to 13.5, Georgia goes into the SEC Championship against LSU game clear underdogs (by comparison, the spreads for the last two SEC Championship games Georgia played against LSU in 2003 and 2005, which they split, were 2 and 3 points.)

While I don’t dispute LSU’s place atop the the college football pile, even discounting my hopes as a homer, I think Georgia has a better shot than most give it credit for.  That said, don’t take my word for it:

General WWL blog coverage.

This and this So much for the “every game counts” argument.

Mark Richt is respectful, but not intimidated, of LSU.

Georgia’s defense is even more confident.

Former Bulldog Zach Mettenberger, heir apparent to the LSU QB throne, may or may not contribute this year.

Two posts from the venerable Senator Blutarsky on Georgia’s ability to keep up on defense and on offense.

A breakdown of a few important stats.

A report from behind enemy lines.

And of course, the NYTimes analysis of the bulldogs.  Not the Bulldogs, well, except Uga.