After spending some considerable time with his family following Georgia’s 52-20 win over South Carolina, Greyson Lambert was all smiles once he could relax back in his home.
Teammate and roommate Hunter Long was there with him and the two were watching college football highlights from around the country on television.
One thing was certain. Lambert was about to have a much more enjoyable week in the spotlight of being Georgia’s starting quarterback than what he’d just endured.
“We sat there, talked about the game a little bit,” Long said. “He was just smiling, he was very happy.”
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Lambert had every reason to be. He set an NCAA record by completing 96 percent of his passes against the Gamecocks, going 24-of-25 for 330 yards and three touchdowns.
The previous week, following an 11-of-21, 116-yard performance against Vanderbilt, drew criticism and scrutiny for how he performed.
This week, it’s been nothing but praise.
But that’s what comes with the territory of being a high-profile SEC quarterback. One week you’re considered a joke, the next you’re a hero.
As for Lambert’s teammates, they’ve seen first-hand in practice what he’s capable of. Just ask left tackle John Theus about his assertion that Lambert could get the job done.
He could've met the media Monday evening with an "I told you so" mentality. Well, he kind of did, in good-natured fashion.
“I want to but I don’t think we can,” Theus said. “Obviously we got asked those questions last week and I know what I said … I have confidence in the guy. We’d seen him since Day 1 of camp in the summer. We’ve seen a lot more of him than anyone else has.”
Hitting the links
The Telegraph's Cody Pace writes that the offensive line's "misfits" continue to perform well.
Film study: Greyson Lambert connected on easy throws, Georgia adjusts to option attack.
On The Junkyard Dawgcast, 247Sports.com's Jake Rowe and I talked about Lambert's big game and how meaningful Sony Michel is to the offense.
CBS picks up Georgia-Alabama for 3:30 kickoff next week.
The Telegraph's Daniel Shirley gives his weekly SEC power poll following Week 3's slate of games.
Georgia announced running back Sony Michel, quarterback Greyson Lambert, linebacker Jake Ganus and defensive lineman Sterling Bailey will be captains for Saturday’s game against Southern.
For each player, this is the first time they’ve been named a captain. It also ends outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and left tackle John Theus’ streak of three consecutive games of being a captain.
Atkins has minor hand injury
Georgia defensive tackle John Atkins sprained his left hand and was wearing a cast to protect it. Atkins said it wasn’t anything major and that he should be able to play with the injury.
Against South Carolina, Atkins totaled three tackles.
Georgia running back Nick Chubb on the run working against South Carolina: "It was a great night. South Carolina stacked the box and our line did good as always."
Song of the day
"Spit it Out" by Brendan Benson