Georgia vs. Vanderbilt from the sidelines

News and notes from the sideline of the Georgia / Vanderbilt game.

For the 2nd week in a row representatives from the Citrus Bowl watched Georgia play. The Dawgs have not played in Orlando since they beat Ohio State in the 1993 Citrus Bowl.

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After Sean Jones returned the onside kick to the Vanderbilt two yard line, Bartley Miller was trying to get the 1st team field goal team together just incase the Dawgs scored a touchdown. As it turns out, Miller was right to get the team together. Billy Bennett was called upon to kick an extra point after Ronnie Powell scored with :52 remaining in the game.

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After halftime I was getting onto the media elevator when the Georgia coaching staff got off. I asked the elevator operator what the staff said and he responded: "They said absolutely nothing and I didn't say anything either."

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A few plays into the start of the 2nd half, Daniel Inman pancake blocked a Vanderbilt defender. When the Vandy player reached his hand up in the air for help from Inman, the Georgia offensive lineman waved his hand at the Vandy indicating that he would not be helping him up off of the ground. It was as if he was saying: "Your not getting any help from me. Get up yourself."

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At the half, one of the Georgia beat writers said, "This 2nd half is for the whole enchilardo." And while that might not mean anything to most people (except that enchilada is misspelled) it was a saying that Jim Donnan used to use before big games. The writer was saying that in reference to the way that Georgia played in the 1st half; it looked like a Donnan-lead team in the 1st half.

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David Pollack did not cheer on the Georgia crowd to more noise until the 3rd quarter. Even then Pollack was not nearly as animated as he normally is. Both he and David Greene are looking more and more bandaged as the season goes on. Pollack is currently dealing with a toe injury right now. He was also wearing a red wrap around his left knee.

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At one critical point in the game, Georgia's injuries were apparent. Jarrett Berry, Jamario Smith, and Bryan McClendon were all in the game during the touchdown scoring drive that put Georgia ahead 10-2.

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At one point in the game Vanderbilt's back up quarterback fumbled the snap, recovered it, dropped back into the pocket, and then scrambled for a 1st down. It was that sort of day for Georgia.

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The Georgia bench was not pleased with the SEC officiating crew for some calls and non-calls that did not go Georgia's way, particularly in the 4th quarter.

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Jeremy Thomas (concussion) left for the locker room in the 4th quarter, but could not get in because it appeared that the doors were locked.

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One play after his first career tackle, Marquis Elmore left the game with an injury. He has been fighting the injury bug since he arrived in Athens.

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Sean Jones was injured on Vanderbilt's 2-point conversion attempt late in the game. The problem was that Jones is on Georgia's hands team. He made good use of his hands on the next two possessions as he returned the on-side kick to the Vandy two and then blocked a Vandy field goal attempt at the end of the game.


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