Tammy Mettenberger will be taking the week off as the Georgia Bulldogs prepare to face LSU.
Why? Well, Mettenberger has a bit of a conflict of interest. She is one of Bulldog coach Mark Richt’s administrative assistants but she is also the mother of Zach Mettenberger, the quarterback at LSU.
Richt said that it would have been a little awkward to have Tammy hanging around as the team prepared for LSU.
Richt said: “She loves her son, obviously, and it would be awkward for her to be hanging around all week… I told her, ‘Enjoy it, go have fun, do some things you wouldn’t normally do this time of year and enjoy it.’”
The Ledger reports that this is a huge game for the Bulldogs. If they beat LSU this weekend they could set themselves up for a national title run. It’s also a big game because of some issues between the Bulldogs and Mettenberger.
Zach Mettenberger was dismissed from the Bulldogs in 2010 for disciplinary reasons. He ended up transferring to LSU and will now face his old team.
Mettenberger said: “I don’t know anybody that’s had to go back and play the team they got kicked off of… But it can be easy for myself to (try to) go out there and throw for 500 yards and eight touchdowns. But you can’t force that. You’ve just got to play within yourself and put the ball in a playmakers’ hands and trust that the coach will make the right call at the right time.”