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Thursday September 4, 2008

The xs-and-os for Georgia’s next game are all well and good, but if you needed any help getting going for a relatively unfamiliar opponent, we bring you Central Michigan defensive back (and Georgia native) Josh Gordy (h/t Anti-Orange Page):

As a youngster growing up in Georgia, Josh Gordy once watched his brother help Georgia Tech upend rival Georgia on the Bulldogs’ home field. Gordy hopes to do the same thing on Saturday.

Gordy, a native of Warthen, Ga., will try to help Central Michigan’s football team down second-ranked Georgia in their non-conference showdown in Athens.

“My brother went to Georgia Tech,” Gordy said of Chris Edwards, who was a linebacker at Tech from 1996-99. “One of the best moments was when they did beat Georgia. We cut all the hedges down on the field. I would love to have the opportunity to do it again.

Four CMU players are from Georgia, and running backs coach Jeff Beckles was a graduate assistant at Georgia under Mark Richt from 2002 through 2004.

Not all of the Georgia natives on the CMU team share Gordy’s animosity. Senior DT Larry Knight “was a big Georgia fan growing up there all my life,” and his “biggest memory of Georgia football was the play of All-American David Pollack.”

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