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Morning Coffee: Richt's Corn-dawgs

Monday, December 3

Georgia accepting a Capital One Bowl bid opposite Nebraska probably wouldn't involve ties for very many on the Bulldogs' team.

But for Coach Mark Richt, it does.

Richt actually grew up a fan of Nebraska, having been born in Omaha.

“It’s kind of personal for me," Richt said Sunday. "My mom and dad grew up in Nebraska, and all my cousins on that side of the family are big Huskers fans. They like the Dawgs too.

"They call themselves the Corndawgs, actually. So it’ll be fun for my family.”

Richt moved to the Denver, Colo., area when he was around 7 or 8, he said and then on to south Florida at age 13, where he later attended the University of Miami.

“But I was still a big Nebraska fan and my family was all Nebraska all the way. ... I still had Nebraska on my mind really up until I went to college at the University of Miami.

"It’s going to be fun for my family. I know everybody is going to be making that trek to Orlando from Nebraska. My mom and dad’s side of the field, they’re all going to be having a good time with it.”

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ON THE AGENDA

Jarvis Jones is in Charlotte, N.C. as a finalist for the Nagurski Award. The award banquet is to be held Monday night.

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LINK(S) OF THE DAY

Here's a link to the final BCS standings for this season.

Learn how coaches voted in the regular season's final poll for USA Today.

And Kentucky introduced its new head coach on Sunday in Lexington.

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TWEET(S) OF THE DAY

Friday is not a press conference its my signing day since i dont have wont because i grad early but i am goin to #UGA”

WR commit Tramel Terry

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DawgNation. Let's go bowling together! Orlando is a great place to bring your family to. Go Dawgs!

UGA coach Mark Richt

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Orlando. Bringin it.

LB Christian Robinson

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Im coming back home with the Team! We gon show out in the city. @CapitalOneBowl

DB Marc Deas

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Lol wow...just wow on these bcs match ups

DB Blake Sailors

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Orange Bowl matchup couldn't sell out a telephone booth.

Travis Reier of BamaOnline.com

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I can think of at least several Tennessee players who would eat dirt to play in a "bad" bowl game. #JustSayin

Wes Rucker of Tennessee's 247Sports site

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Busy day for Spurrier. He also said of Dogs' final play: "We all know what they should have done. They would have had two plays."

Josh Kendall of The State newspaper

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Proud to be a dawg!!! This team never gives up. Our team. Our time. No regrets.... On a side note, I have yet to lose to UF. #Proud #GoDawgs

LS Nathan Theus

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