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WE CANNOT TELL A LIE*: GEORGIA'S WASHINGTON OUT

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The Bulldogs may want to temper expectations of 2008 just a bit, as starting linebacker Marcus Washington is out for a long time. He will be undergoing surgery soon (surgery being the only thing someone can "undergo," just like kickoffs are the only thing that ever "ensue") and his recovery time is estimated to be about six months. That takes him to about the start of September, and that's not counting the loss of lifting, conditioning, practice, etc. etc. so it looks as if a medical redshirt is in order here. Granted, it's not as if the loss of one linebacker means it's a one-way ticket to Fourandeightsville for the Dawgs, but any time you start losing senior starters, consequences are usually dire.

*Rejected George Washington jokes include hack references to wooden teeth, cherry trees, and the Delaware River. Also, we lie constantly.