Daily Dawg Thread: October 06, 2022

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Daily Dawg Thread: October 06, 2022

Video/Transcript: Kearis Jackson and Darnell Washington Interview – October 05, 2022

On the benefit that Arian Smith brings to the receiving core… 
“He can get past the defense, it’s hard to coach what he brings to the table, he’s a one-two type of guy where he can just get it and go, so it’s really hard for opponents to guard that. I’m just excited for him to be back.” 
On what he offers to the offense… 
“I’m a bigger guy, I think I’m one of the heaviest guys in the receiving room. Being a physical receiver, dependable, accountable, just going out there ready to make a play. I feel like my teammates can depend on me in different situations, I just love being out there and whenever my opportunity comes, I try to make the most of it.” 
On what the conversation in the huddle was like on the last drive against Missouri… 
“We were with each other, it’s like a brotherhood, we knew that going into the game what type of environment we were about to get into, we knew it was going to be loud since it was a night game. We knew all this going into it, most people were surprised that it was a close game but in that locker room, I was excited that we were the underdogs for a moment in that game. It allowed us to find out a lot about ourselves as a team and we were down 10 or 13 points which is hard to come back from on the road. Most teams would’ve probably folded but one thing about us, we showed resiliency and with that brotherhood we have, we were able to overcome that adversity.” 

On hurdling defenders…

“Honesty, I don’t know what goes through my head when I jump up in the air. I look down and think, ‘yea… It doesn’t look too good from this point.’ I don’t know, it just happens.”





On the support staff that helps with the mental side of the game and its importance…

“Drew (Brannon). He does a great job talking to us, talking to us about real-life stuff, personal stuff or anything that is on our minds. He just kind of helps us clear our minds. We try to keep ball with ball and personal with personal stuff. I feel like that is very important. When you go on the field, you want to play the best. If you’re thinking about other stuff, that might get in the way of you playing your game. So, it is very important.”

On the mentality in the locker room preparing for Auburn…





“We know the history about it (the deep south’s oldest rivalry). Coach Smart shows us a clip a day of the rivalry, about this game. We approach it just as any other game, just how we approached it last year or the first game of the season.”

MBB: TV Appearances Added, Rider Game Date Changed

With the addition of two SEC Network matchups announced on Wednesday, six of the Georgia Bulldogs’ non-conference games will be televised this season.

Georgia’s home dates with Bucknell on Friday, Nov. 18, and East Tennessee State on Sunday, November 27, will air nationally on the SEC Network, the league office announced on Wednesday. In addition, road matchups at Wake Forest on Nov. 11 and Georgia Tech on Dec. 6 will air on the ACC Network and ESPN2, respectively. 

Previously announced television contests include the Bulldogs’ Nov. 21 game against St. Joseph’s at the Sunshine Slam on CBS Sports Network and a Holiday Hoopsgiving date on Dec. 18 versus Notre Dame on ESPN2. Georgia could add another national TV date on CBS Sports Network if the Bulldogs advance to the championship of the Sunshine Slam.

In addition, Georgia’s final non-conference game against Rider has been moved up two days to Wednesday, Dec. 28. 

All of the Bulldogs’ remaining games before SEC play will be available on SEC Network +, an HD-quality streamed version telecast available through the ESPN App and connected devices.

Single-game tickets for Georgia’s 17 regular-season home slate will go on sale on Monday, Oct. 17 at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/87968512/xNKmqmmgjk69YgCq1WbZXQ?u=http://www.georgiadogs.com/mbbtix.

The Bulldogs are entering their first season under head coach Mike White, who has averaged more than 22 wins per season in 11 campaigns at Louisiana Tech (2012-15) and Florida (2015-22) and led those teams to postseason bids in each of the past 10 years possible.

White’s initial roster at Georgia will feature a mix of five returning letterwinners – who accounted for more than 60 percent of the Bulldogs scoring last season – six transfers – including five who played on teams in the 2021 of 2022 NCAA Tournaments – and three freshmen.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.