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David Paschall

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Florida will be seeking its 28th consecutive win over Kentucky this Saturday night when the Wildcats visit the Swamp, and it's a statistic neither coach really likes to address.

ATHENS, Ga. — Ray Goff was the coach, Eric Zeier the quarterback and "Forrest Gump" the can't-miss movie the last time the Georgia Bulldogs scored more than 20 points inside South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.

There was a time when getting to the Southern League championship series was all Chattanooga Lookouts owner Frank Burke knew.

It will rank among the most fleeting questions in Southeastern Conference history.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia will be without several key receivers this week, but at least the Bulldogs have experience in this predicament.

Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson had a surreal junior season, going from a relative unknown to the leading tackler in the Southeastern Conference.

By David Paschall

So it all comes down to this.

Alabama's quarterback situation is anything but decided through two games, but it has been anything but a hindrance, either.

South Carolina looked more like South Carolina in Saturday night's 33-23 win over East Carolina, but can the Gamecocks look like they have in recent years when Georgia visits Williams-Brice Stadium this week?

KNOXVILLE — The audience wasn't quite as large and the team wasn't quite as thorough, but the maturing Tennessee Volunteers were more than enough for Arkansas State to handle Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE — Although his freshman season contained a healthy 38 catches, Tennessee receiver Marquez North reached the end zone only one time a year ago.

Huntsville starting pitcher Austin Ross was dominant Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium, and Chattanooga counterpart Steve Smith wasn't as the Stars rolled to a 9-0 win to square the Southern League's North Division playoff series.

The SEC Network is televising six football games today, with two at noon, two at 4 p.m. and two at 7:30.

Midway through the first quarter of last week's Alabama-West Virginia game in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, redshirt sophomore kicker Adam Griffith accounted for the first points of the Crimson Tide's season with a 47-yard field goal.

Amarlo Herrera was the starting Georgia linebacker who wasn't getting a lot of attention entering last Saturday's opener against Clemson.

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley rushed for 100 yards and had a 100-yard kickoff return during his introduction to college football two seasons ago against Buffalo.

It's almost as if the Chattanooga Lookouts got better when shortstop Corey Seager arrived.

Footballs were flying all around when the Georgia Bulldogs opened their 2013 season.

The University of Tennessee football team will be looking to build on its opening rout of Utah State this Saturday when the Volunteers host Arkansas State at noon on the SEC Network.

One of several questions facing Georgia entering the season opener against Clemson was whether there would be enough room at tailback for talented freshmen Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to have much of an impact.

Five days after Vanderbilt opened its 2014 football season with a surprise 37-7 defeat at the hands of Temple, first-year Commodores coach Derek Mason found somewhat of a silver lining.

The Chattanooga Lookouts may have played their last regular-season game as Class AA affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Chattanooga Lookouts entered August with a 40-69 overall record and a 14-25 mark in the Southern League's second half.

With Florida Atlantic next up on Alabama's football schedule, coach Nick Saban said Monday that this week's focus should be on the Crimson Tide.

Perhaps it was Todd Gurley's 100-yard kickoff return Saturday night against Clemson.

KNOXVILLE — The publicity stunt looked good on paper. Lots of paper.

Alabama was a decided favorite in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against West Virginia despite Blake Sims making his first start at quarterback, Lane Kiffin making his debut as offensive coordinator and three starting linebackers having had a combined three previous career starts.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley did a nice job of keeping the No. 12 Bulldogs close Saturday night in the first half against No. 16 Clemson.

ATHENS, Ga. — Score the debut of Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as a resounding success.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley did a nice job of keeping the No. 12 Bulldogs close Saturday night in the first half against No. 16 Clemson.

While winning or losing can be secondary to player development in minor league baseball, both components are coming together this weekend at AT&T Field.

ATHENS, Ga. — Saturday's showdown between No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson will be the 172nd football game for Mark Richt as coach of the Bulldogs.

On Aug. 30, 2008, it was Clemson that was the top-10 team in the inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against Alabama.

Thursday night marked the 136th scheduled game of the season for the Chattanooga Lookouts and the 66th at AT&T Field, but there was something very different about it.

Alabama first-year offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be on display a lot more than originally thought.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Mark Richt doesn't want too much made of the depth chart for Saturday aftermoon's opener against Clemson, but what seems evident is Devin Bowman's return to roster relevance.

The Southeastern Conference football season kicks off tonight with Texas A&M visiting South Carolina, and the second head-to-head league matchup is right around the corner.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's focus has shifted from preseason optimism to Saturday's opening challenge against visiting Clemson.

The 2014 college football season awaits.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's pipeline of tight ends during the Mark Richt era has included Ben Watson, Leonard Pope, Orson Charles and Arthur Lynch.

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Lookouts are in a tie for first place after beating the Jackson Generals 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Alabama and West Virginia will kick off their respective football seasons shortly after 3:30 Saturday afternoon inside the Georgia Dome.

When asked recently to assess who performed well in preseason camp, Georgia football coach Mark Richt described the past three weeks for junior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins as "outstanding."

Phillip Fulmer has not coached the University of Tennessee football program since 2008, but he is anything but retired.

Patrick Kivlehan's two-run home run to left field highlighted a three-run first inning for Jackson, which dealt Chattanooga its first loss of the series with a 4-2 win Sunday.

Dan Magill, who had countless roles in Georgia's athletic department for 60 years until his retirement in 1995, died Saturday night in Athens at the age of 93.

Great expectations. As the Bear Bryant of 19th Century English novelists, Charles Dickens surely understood that when it comes to college football — after all, he didn’t die until seven months after the first-ever college game between Rutgers and Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 — expectations are like opinions: Every fan has them.

As the past two seasons of Georgia football have reflected, the only player who can stop tailback Todd Gurley is Gurley himself.

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