Jim Harrick was not the only guest speaker at the Augusta Bulldog Club Tuesday night, Jeff Dantzler, host of the 5th Quarter Show, also spoke.
Dantzler touched on many topics related to Georgia athletics and in the end said that the 2002-2003 season could rival the 1982-1983 season in terms of athletic dominance. That year Georgia won the SEC title in football and went to the Final Four in both Men's and Women's Basketball.
"The Football program is going to see its better days soon. Over the next four years, Georgia could be the 1st school to win a football and basketball national title in the same season."
But Dantzler warned that this season and next will be difficult one for the football team in terms of wins. And considering Georgia's schedule this season and next, Dantzler could be right.
"A double digit win season would be outstanding because next year (2003) will be rugged."
Dantzler added several tidbits about Georgia players, the most interesting being that starting fullback JT Wall bench pressed 500 pounds the other day in the weight room. He added that other positions are getting remarkable production as well.
"We are as good at wide receiver as we have ever seen. Jonathon Sullivan is the best player on the football team, he can do so many things. Gant and Golston should help the interior defensive line with depth. And there is talent at safety, but it is young and Clemson likes to throw a lot. Special teams are in as good a shape as the have been in a very long time. "
Dantzler added that signee Michael Cooper is going to play and that he will provide some much needed depth in the running back position.
"He is a burner."
Dantzler's bubbly attitude is contagious, the Augusta crowd was very pleased to hear his report. Dantzler is trying to expand the 5th Quarter Show into more markets across the state. Anyone interested in supporting Dantzler should contact this local Georgia affiliates and inform them of their support for the 5th Quarter Show coming to their market.
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