Daily Dawg Thread: December 16, 2021

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Daily Dawg Thread: December 16, 2021

Dawgs Add All-America Honors

The Georgia football team has added another batch of 2021 All-America honors as the College Football Playoff season approaches.

Senior defensive lineman Jordan Davis and junior linebacker Nakobe Dean already had been named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America First Team and senior offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer was named to the group’s Second Team.  In addition, Davis and Dean were named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team and Salyer was a Second Team selection.

Now, Georgia has piled up another series of All-America accolades, including junior safety Lewis Cine and freshman tight end Brock Bowers earning First-Team honors:





American Football Coaches Association (AFCA): Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean (First Team); Jamaree Salyer, Quay Walker, Jalen Carter (Second Team)

Sporting News: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Lewis Cine (First Team)

USA Today: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Brock Bowers (First Team)





AP: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean (First Team); Brock Bowers, Devonte Wyatt (Second Team); Lewis Cine (Third Team)

ESPN: Brock Bowers, Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean (First Team)

The Athletic: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Brock Bowers (First Team)

Bleacher Report: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Lewis Cine (First Team)

CBS: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean (First Team); Brock Bowers, Devonte Wyatt (Second Team); Lewis Cine (Third Team)

Phil Steele: Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean (First Team); Jamaree Salyer, Brock Bowers (Second Team)

Senior Bowl: Jordan Davis (First Team)

WBB: Georgia Faces NC State Tonight

#14/17 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (8-1) vs. #2/2 NC State Wolfpack (10-1)

Thursday, Dec. 16 | 6 p.m. ET | Raleigh, N.C. | Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)

Watch: ACC Network (Pam Ward and Stephanie White)

Listen: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Jeff Dantzler) 

960 AM The Ref, WXKT 103.7 FM and the Georgia Bulldog App

Opening Tip Storylines

» Georgia is back on the road for a top-25 matchups against No. 2-ranked NC State on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. Pam Ward and Stephanie White will call the action on the ACC Network, while Jeff Dantzler handles play-by-play duties on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network. 

» The Lady Bulldogs are No. 13 in the latest NET rankings, No. 14 in the Coaches Poll and No. 17 in the Associated Press top-25.

» Georgia is 3-0 away from Stegeman Coliseum this season with wins against No. 18-ranked Notre Dame, Marquette and Texas Tech. 

» This is the Lady Bulldogs’ first trip to Raleigh in exactly 20 years. Georgia defeated NC State on this exact date — Dec. 16, 2001 — by a 68-63 score in overtime. Christi Thomas, Camille Murphy, Kara Braxton and Ebony Felder all scored in double figures to lead Georgia to a 7-0 start that season. 

» Georgia is 8-0 all time against NC State. The Lady Bulldogs have won all four contests in Raleigh. Georgia last played the Wolfpack on Dec. 6, 2003 — a 72-58 for the Lady Bulldogs in Athens. 

» Georgia’s last win against a team ranked No. 2 or 1 came in the 2004 SEC Tournament, when the Lady Bulldogs knocked off No. 1 Tennessee, 68-66, in the semifinals. 

» The Lady Bulldogs have 10 wins against AP No.1 or 2 ranked teams in school history; however, Georgia has never beaten a top-2 team in a true road game. 

» Graduates Jenna Staiti and Que Morrison lead Georgia this season. Staiti is third in the SEC with 2.6 blocks per game, while Morrison ranks among the top-10 of the league in assists, assist-turnover ratio and steals. 

» The Lady Bulldogs are one of the top defensive teams in the SEC. Georgia ranks second in scoring defense (49.3 ppg) and field-goal percentage defense (31.7 percent) and first in 3-pt. field-goal percentage defense (19.5 percent). 

Scouting the Opponent: NC State

» NC State is one of the top teams in the country. The Wolpack boast a 10-1 record, with the lone loss coming against No. 1 South Carolina early in the year. NC State leads the ACC in field-goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage and is second in scoring offense. Diamond Johnson (12.6 ppg) and Elissa Cunane (12.5 ppg) lead the team, along with Jakia Brown-Turner’s 9.2 ppg. Legendary coach Wes Moore is in his ninth season at NC State after earning WBCA National Coach of the Year honors in 2021. 

Video/Transcript: Nakobe Dean and Lewis Cine Interviews – December 15, 2021

On the defense against Alabama…
“For the most part, the defense, we had discussions on the team about how we are going to build off the game and the type of impact it had on us there. We look forward to having nothing but a positive impact, like Jake (Camarda) and Jordan Davis. Like we say, smelling salts, kind of woke us up a little bit. So, it’s stuff like that and fighting to make us work harder.”
On feeling shocked when reviewing game tape…
“I wouldn’t say it’s shock, it’s a lot of execution, a lot of long recoveries. Basically, we had to play better, we got out played that day. That’s just the way it was.”
On Michigan…
“For the most part, they seem like a really good team. They have good players; they are well coached. I’m just looking forward to the game and the opportunity to play them.”

On Coach Glenn Schumann and Coach Will Muschamp being masterminds of defense… 
“I would say it’s their years of experience, their years of coaching. Everything they have under their name in terms of where they’ve been and the people they’ve coached. It gives them credibility in how much they know. That’s why I call them a mastermind and I personally have learned a lot from them.” 
On Coach Dan Lanning‘s role in preparation for the game… 
“I don’t think his role is going to change. In my opinion, I think he is really going to soak in the last moment he has with us guys, the guys that he’s coached and got to know who they are other than just football players. He’s going to soak in that moment before he takes on the job at Oregon. Other than that, I don’t think his role is going to change.” 
On who leads the defense and any changes that will be made in the next couple of weeks.. 
“Way before hearing about the (Dan) Lanning job, it wasn’t just one man taking control of what’s being said in the defensive meeting room. It was all of them. Whether it was Lanning coming up and talking, (Glenn) Schumann coming up and talking. They all took turns to talk about something different. Like I said again, we’re not seeing anything new in that because Coach Schumann and Muschamp have gotten up and talked about different things.

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