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I’ve got a lot of passion for my school and I love football,” says Pittman. “To me, there’s nothing like being in the stadium with the crowd and the energy. It’s something you can’t get anywhere else. That’s why I’m in it – I enjoy watching, but it’s the energy that special to me and is the biggest asset at a Georgia game.

it comes to the upcoming season. Pittman admits he’s no different and adds that if a few things fall into place, it could be a special season for Georgia. He happily assents that in the first season of his streak, Richt’s club went 8-4 but bounced back the next year to go 13-1 (losing to guess who in Jacksonville) and win the SEC title. Perhaps a similar season is set to unfold? “Honestly, I think the sky’s the limit this season,” he says. “There are still some holes that need to be filled and questions that need to be answered. We’ll have a young offensive line that’s obviously is a big key and we’ve still got a young quarterback, but the talent level is up and they could easily finish the year 10-2.” “They should be in Atlanta at the end of the year and if they don’t get there, it will be a little disappointing, but injuries come into play and you lose games sometimes by freak plays… It takes time for guys to turn things around. If Kirby doesn’t succeed, it won’t be for lack of effort, that’s for sure.” Regardless of the forecasts and prognostications, however, the Pittmans will be happily ensconced in their Sanford Stadium seats come September, ready to urge their favorite team on to victory.” “I’ve got a lot of passion for my school and I love football,” says Pittman. “To me, there’s nothing like being in the stadium with the crowd and the energy. It’s something you can’t get anywhere else. That’s why I’m in it – I enjoy watching, but it’s the energy that special to me and is the biggest asset at a Georgia game.”

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Athens Magazine Fall 2017  

Athens Magazine is a quarterly magazine published by The Athens Banner-Herald in Athens, Ga.