Rennie Curran is super jacked up about Georgia’s trip to the Independence Bowl

Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm ET

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Georiga Bulldogs LB Rennie Curran doesn't sound too enthusiastic about spending Christmas in Shreveport, Louisiana Bowl season is right around the corner, and it’s always great to hear how pumped up players get about taking a little vacay and having the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fresh, albeit often unfamiliar, setting.  Of course, as we all know, all bowl destinations were not created equal.  Boise isn’t exactly Miami or Tampa this time of year, Birmingham doesn’t quite offer the frills of Nashville or Atlanta, and, for Dawgs LB Rennie Curran, who’s taken trips to New Orleans and Orlando the past two post seasons, spending Christmas in Shreveport, Louisiana doesn’t sound all that appealing either.

Curran had this to say regarding Georgia’s upcoming trip to the Independence Bowl to face Texas A&M: “I looked up some of the attractions and saw, like, a National Park, or something like that.  Sounds exciting.”

You know, it’s easy for one’s gut reaction here to be “well, maybe if you’d played better, you wouldn’t be going to Shreveport.”  It’s true, unranked and at 7-5, Georgia has suffered probably it’s worst season in close to 15 years, and quite a few streaks are on the line here:  Longest current streak of consecutive Top 25 finishes in the nation, Longest current streak of consecutive 8 win seasons, and so on.

The catch, however, is that making First Team All-SEC and leading the conference in tackles may give Rennie Curran a pass here.  Still, it would be nice to see a bit more enthusiasm, though, yeah?  Then again, maybe Shreveport is just that dang shitty…

 In case this is the first you’ve ever heard of Rennie Curran, Frump it here for a nice ESPN feature on his success story and unique pathway to Athens via Liberia.

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