Georgia football plays a highly anticipated game against the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday. Naturally, the anticipation of the game has caused Georgia fans to be excitement overload. Some have taken the dreams to the Dawgs running out Saturday night with black jerseys. Some fans have taken their excitement and criticized the fan base for not being loud enough inside Sanford Stadium, which has led to infighting on social media.
I am not one to involve myself in those mental exercises. But, I am one to fall for a good conspiracy. The conspiracy is that Brock Bowers will play Saturday against the Rebels. When I first saw this, I blew it off. My mind could not wrap around the idea. But then I listened to Kirby Smart’s press conference and started to believe it a little more.
Smart never said Bowers was a full go, nor would he say Bowers would not play. Smart said Bowers still has to hit certain markers to play Saturday. Furthermore, Smart said that Bowers was indeed practicing but was straight-line running, which Smart said was “not football.” All I heard was Bowers was practicing and hope-filled; this warmed up this cold heart of mine.
Social media was set ablaze with this information. Speculation ran rampant, but some with some inside knowledge said that Bowers will likely play Saturday against Ole Miss. However, I only partially bought into it until I saw this late Wednesday night.
I mean c’mon. Brock Bowers’s mom is dropping hints on Facebook, guys! Kirby said not to get my hopes up, but he is doing his job as a coach—Smart needs to undersell expectations. But I am fully on board with the thought that Brock Bowers will play on Saturday.
Even if this is a co-op by Smart and the coaching, it at least has Pete Golding and the Ole Miss defense worried that there is a chance Bowers plays. If that is the case, I like the head games we are already playing on these guys.
I believe that Bowers suits up Saturday for one final game inside Sanford. However, is Bowers playing in the game? I will believe it when I see it. It is nice, however, to think it could happen.