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The 2012 Pre-Snap Read All-Name Team

The All-Name Team solidified its roster during the L.S.U. preview, giving us a 124-man list to cull through in search of a rock-solid starting lineup. And believe me: this lineup is superb – if perhaps hamstrung by the fact that there can be only nominee per team. But you know what? We’re inclusive, not exclusive, and every program in the F.B.S. deserves its own nominee. Besides, where would this team be without New Mexico State’s Love Dominique, Eastern Michigan’s Pudge Cotton and Western Kentucky’s Hendrix Brakefield?

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    No. 6: Georgia

    If football games were 15 minutes long, Georgia would have been the best team in the country. If football games were 30 minutes long, Georgia would have worn the SEC crown for the first time since 2005. The Bulldogs allowed only 27 points in the first quarter all season: Boise State, Florida and Auburn scored one touchdown apiece; Mississippi State and Kentucky added a field goal; and the rest, the other nine teams, were held scoreless. In the first half of games, Georgia outscored its 14 opponents by a score of 275-111. Against Auburn on Nov. 12, the Bulldogs put together the program’s most dominating first half of SEC play since… when? But it was a different story in the second half, with this fact illustrated no better than in the two biggest games of Georgia’s season. In the opener, Boise State left Georgia in the dust with back-to-back touchdowns to open the second half. In the SEC title game, Georgia’s 10-0 second-quarter lead was followed by 42 unanswered L.S.U. points, 35 of which came over the game’s final 30 minutes. Georgia has already proved it can play with anyone for 30 minutes. But to be the best in the SEC, the Bulldogs need to round into 60-minute form.

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      Georgia Suspends Rambo and Ogletree

      As reported late this evening by DawgPost.com, Georgia will suspend free safety Bacarri Rambo and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree for at least two games, and as many as four games, for a violation of team rules. That duo joins another pair of would-be starting defenders, cornerbacks Sanders Commings and Branden Smith, who have either already been suspended or face a future suspension for offseason arrests. Commings, who was arrested in January on charges of domestic violence, will miss the first two games of the season. Smith has yet to have his suspension formalized after he was arrested on misdemeanor drug possession charges earlier this month.

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        The Year in Review: Georgia (10-4, 6-2)

        If football games were 15 minutes long, Georgia would have been the best team in the country. If football games were 30 minutes long, Georgia would have worn the SEC crown for the first time since 2005. The Bulldogs allowed only 27 points in the first quarter all season: Boise State, Florida and Auburn scored one touchdown apiece; Mississippi State and Kentucky added a field goal; and the rest, the other nine teams, were held scoreless. In the first half of games, Georgia outscored its 14 opponents by a score of 275-111. Against Auburn on Nov. 12, the Bulldogs put together the program’s most dominating first half of SEC play since… when?

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          Write Off the Bulldogs at Your Own Peril

          The Bulldogs have already made one important choice heading into Saturday’s game against L.S.U.: given the option of wearing the same Nike uniforms they wore in September’s loss to Boise State, the Bulldogs opted for a more traditional look. Red shirts, red hats, gray pants. As Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote on Wednesday, thinking outside the fashion box has typically backfired on Georgia, which in recent years has donned red, black and black against Boise State, Florida and Alabama, respectively, and promptly lost by 14, 24 and 11 points, respectively. And can you blame Georgia for putting September in the rearview mirror?

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            My 2011 Defensive All-American Ballot

            Picking all-American teams isn’t easy, believe it or not. You only have so many slots to fill: 11 starters on a defense, 11 players you can pick. So it’s only natural that a player or two — or three, or four — fall by the wayside, and for every 11 players you pick for your team it’s only natural that there are at least another 11 players worthy of heavy consideration. There is no second-team on a voters’ ballot; just 11 guys, and pick ‘em as you see ‘em. I filled out the defensive half of my all-American ballot yesterday — three days late for the deadline, so it may not even count. Here are the picks:

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              The Countdown

              A bottom-to-top assessment of the F.B.S. landscape heading into the 2012 season.