Things For Which the Georgia Bulldog Nation Should Be Giving Thanks


As a Georgia Bulldog fan, there are many thing for which myself and the rest of the Bulldog Nation should be thankful.

It is the season to be thankful. As Georgia fans we have a lot to be thankful for this season! Here are some things that every member of the Bulldog Nation can count among their blessings.

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The College Football Playoff is important. Even with two losses this new postseason system gives the Bulldog Nation the hope of a possible run at the national championship should the Dawgs win out (and a few more things happen).

What a season for recruiting commitments. With kids like Jacob Eason committing to the University of Georgia, the future looks bright for the Dawgs. Georgia has been gaining 5-star commits all season and I for one am very thankful for that!

Having a campus in the best city there could possibly be should be on every Bulldog fan’s list. One of my favorite things about going to a game is getting to be in what I consider the best city in the world, Athens, Ga., a city that has all the keys to make for a perfect weekend getaway and great game day experience.

How about new defensive coordinator, Jeremy Pruitt? The defense this year has been a major improvement from that of recent years. and it is all thanks to Pruitt. Georgia fans should be thankful for all Pruitt brings to the table (especially in future seasons), and how hard he’s working to not only make the players we have better, but to recruit the best in the nation for our team.

And is there any better setting for a venue than Sanford Stadium? Watching a team I love is wonderful, but it is even better to be able to watch them from the gorgeous view of Sanford Stadium. Nestled in the middle of the UGA campus, the scenery is breathtaking, and there is not a bad seat in that place. When I go to other stadiums for visiting games (like Vandy for instance) I am very thankful our boys have a place to play in which they can be proud.

You want bold colors? Well Georgia undoubtedly has the best color combination in college sports. Red and black is proven to be powerful and eye-pleasing…period. Could you imagine having to wear Tennessee orange? (or orange at all for that matter) We were blessed with the greatest colors any college football team could ask for. Fact- when wearing red and black one will automatically appear more awesome.

Of course, there is our leader, head coach Mark Richt. Haters are going to hate, but Mark Richt is a consistent and great coach that all fans should be thankful for. He holds our men accountable and produces great players that I am proud to watch in both college and NFL. I cannot wait to see him get his well-deserved national championship.

Nov 22, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt shown on the field prior to the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Every school has passionate fans, but Georgia by far has the best fans. I don’t care what that Auburn fan said on reddit…UGA has the best fans in college football. Every team has their bad fans and so does UGA, but overall we are a dedicated fan base who rises up and supports our team. I for one am proud to be a member of Dawg Nation.

Let’s be a little superficial here, but you can’t stop giving thanks for our running backs– Our backfield this year is something we should be thankful for for the rest of our lives. Not only have we gotten to see Todd Gurley leap over people, but we have had the honor of watching young guys like Nick Chubb and Sony Michel come into their own and prove that we will be thankful for our run game for many more years to come.

But most of all, we have to be thankful for not being Georgia Tech fans. Can you imagine having to wake up every day being a Tech fan? I cannot either. That is called a nightmare ladies and gentlemen. This weekend we will once again run the state…and for that I am thankful.

The Bulldog Nation has a lot to be thankful for, and the football gods willing, next season we’ll be adding another national championship to that list.

From all of us here at Dawn of the Dawg, we are thankful for you, the readers. Without you, what we do wouldn’t be possible and we appreciate all your support.

Go Dawgs!