It wasn’t sexy or convincing, but No. 13 Georgia will be heading back to Atlanta and the SEC title game for the first time since 2007.
After starting the season 0-2 with his butt fully warmed by the seat underneath him, coach Mark Richt will take the 19-10 win over Kentucky, a 30-point underdog heading into today’s game, every time. Now, all the Bulldogs have to do is sit back and wait to see who they’ll be playing in Hotlanta: LSU, Bama or Arkansas. Georgia hasn’t faced any of the three this season.
In fact, and by SEC standards, the Bulldogs had it pretty light this year. In addition to avoiding three of the top six teams in the BCS, Georgia cruised through a very down SEC East. UGA’s only division loss came early to a South Carolina team which eventually got snagged enough through injuries and offensive struggles to allow UGA to slip past.
No matter who Georgia faces, it’s going to be a challenge, and injuries at running back — Isaiah Crowell left early with a left ankle injury and Richard Samuel is still questionable for the conference title game — don’t do Richt’s team any favors.
There’s plenty of time to work around that, though; heck, Georgia’s been dealing with RB issues all season. Next week, UGA can play for pride and rivalry bragging rights against Georgia Tech knowing their conference fate is secure. That’s a good place to be.
So will Atlanta in a few weeks.
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury. Now, the Buffs have lost another.
Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.
At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was. Allegedly.
Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
From the report:
Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.
The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.
Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois. He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.
This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.