Tuesday, May 23, 2006

100 Days Until Kickoff...

Folks that was the significant announcement. I know almost every Bulldog fan was expecting the announcement of field turf, new scoreboard, stadium expansion, new uniforms or whatever else one is dreaming for. But, think about, this announcement got the Bark Board buzzing in the off-season, and will get all the fans on the fence to start thinking about Bulldog football in May.

It's just a marketing ploy, but it's a step in the right direction. Hill mentioned that this was the first time in his 10 years that the athletic department has made the effort to promote Bulldog football so early in the season. Starting tomorrow gobulldogs.com will have a new article/story on Bulldog football each day until Sept 1. Also tomorrow the first 100 customers that visit the Bulldog shop will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.

Some notes of interest Hill mentioned today:

*possible games with Georgia or Tennessee for 2007

*Clifton Smith is making good strides in his recovery. He will start running June 1st and making cuts July 1. He should be ready for preseason practice in August. Hill said Clifton is a special kind of athlete and not many would be able to return so soon from his type of injury.

*Players have the next 3 months off. Many are in summer school and participating in voluntary summer drills. They report August 4 for preseason practice.

*3 game ticket packages will also be available for the upcoming season.

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