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Podcast: UGA might have a new SEC recruiting rival

On today’s podcast I talk about why a surprising program might be challenging Georgia for a few key 2017 recruits.

Podcast: Former UGA great makes an interesting prediction about Kirby Smart

On today’s podcast I talk about what former Georgia quarterback DJ Shockley said about UGA coach Kirby Smart as he begins his second year on the job.

The DawgNation Mailbag: Does great recruit mean greater expectations?

It may feel a bit like that on signing day in less than two weeks, if as expected Kirby Smart and his staff wrap up one of the top-rated classes in school history. You did great. You got all these players. But then comes the next part. And we start off with that in this week’s mailbag. Don’t worry, the Champions of Life title has a safe home elsewhere. Of course, Butch Jones reached for...

Georgia recruiting: The 411 on the biggest remaining official visit weekend for this cycle

We’ve reached critical mass at Intel headquarters. National Signing Day tends to do that. This is the time of the year if I fella is cranking out as much information as he can (and rightfully so) about UGA recruiting that he looks at the morning blog and wonders not what to write. There’s a real sense that maybe even Stretch Armstrong or even Georgia 4-star OT commit Andrew Thomas could...

Recruiting War Room: Andrew Thomas

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UGA sets its sights on 3-star DT Larrell Murchison for this year’s class

Kirby Smart was expected to be in the charming North Carolina town of Louisburg at 3 p.m. today. Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker has already been there. He jumped on that trail last weekend. That’s when the Bulldogs first got in touch with 3-star junior college DT Larrell Murchison. “Big Murch” is committed to Ole Miss. He visited Texas last week and is set to take an official...

How the ‘struggle in South Georgia’ binds a former UGA football star and current hoops player

Seminole County sits tucked in the southwest corner of Georgia, bordering two other states, and featuring the rural, hard-scrabble living for many of its residents. Forty-five percent of those 18 or under, according to the most recent U.S. census, live under the poverty line. “In south Georgia, you grow up a different way,” said Bacarri Rambo, who grew up in Donalsonville, the tiny county...

Kirby Smart’s first comment about 5-star Richard LeCounte III led with an interesting word

Excitement. That’s the first word Georgia coach Kirby Smart used to describe 5-star signee Richard LeCounte III. The U.S. Army All-American’s game is well known around these web pages, but Smart was a guest on 680 The Fan’s “Official Visit” radio show on Tuesday night. 680 High School Sports Insider Doug Konkel and 247Sports staff analyst Rusty Mansell treated their audience...

Podcast: UGA’s battle for 5-star DT ‘will be remembered for quite some time’

On today’s podcast I talk about the twists and turns in the ongoing story of 5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon’s recruitment.

Join Brandon Adams, Jeff Sentell and Special Guests live from Marlow’s Tavern Roswell

We are excited to announce a special event we have this month.  Each and every Tuesday night in the month of January leading up to National Signing Day, DawgNation will be live at a local Marlow’s Tavern.  Brandon Adams and DawgNation’s recruiting insider, Jeff Sentell, will be talking about the Georgia Bulldogs and its pursuit of a tap ranked class in 2017 in regards to recruiting...

WATCH: DawgNation Live at Marlow’s Tavern Mall of Georgia

What’s the latest scoop on UGA recruiting? DawgNation’s Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell discuss that and more from Marlow’s Tavern — Mall of Georgia.       The post WATCH: DawgNation Live at Marlow’s Tavern Mall of Georgia appeared first on DawgNation.

Recruiting War Room: Netori Johnson

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Signs align for Georgia in chase for 4-star WR Nico Collins

There have been a lot of encouraging signs for Georgia fans to click to over the last week in the chase for 4-star WR Nico Collins. Consider the following: Michigan was expected to be a primary contender in the chase for Collins. But the Wolverines have lost two coaches that were central to his recruitment to other jobs over the last two weeks. According to a 247Sports report, Collins has seen former...

A quick peek inside UGA’s new indoor practice facility

Offseason workouts began for the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday and with it came our first glimpses of action inside the new indoor practice facility. Come for the fresh practice facility shots, stay for the Rodrigo Blankenship power clean. It’s not a long or thorough look at the new facility, but it gives you a good idea of what the Dawgs are working on. But even after only a short glimpse...

Towers’ Take: Juwan Parker finally taking flight for Dogs

ATHENS – Juwan Parker can’t remember which game it was or exactly what opposing player said it. But he hasn’t forgotten what was said.

Call for the DawgNation Mailbag

Hopefully you know the drill by now: You can submit questions – or comments you’d like me to respond to – via several ways: Posting in the comment section below.

Mark Fox is letting his Georgia team play through

ATHENS — Mark Fox is trusting his team in critical moments. It may have burned him at Florida. It worked on Tuesday night. Three days before, Fox had declined to use one of his two remaining timeouts in the final minute of regulation at Florida, even as J.J. Frazier faced a triple-team far from the basket, the shot clock winding down. The Bulldogs, up two at the time, didn’t get a...

INSTANT RECAP: Georgia puts together a team win

ATHENS – After so much drama and heartache in its previous game, Georgia made sure there was none of either this time. And it was a group effort. Four different Georgia players reached double figures, the Bulldogs played nearly mistake-free, and they held on for a win it needed to have, 76-68 over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum. It was the third win in four games...

Kirby Smart is putting together the best first full recruiting class ever

While he might never say it publicly, Kirby Smart was brought to Georgia to be Nick Saban. And in his first full year as head coach, he’s on a similar track to Saban. Neither coach had great on-the-field results in Year 1 — Smart went 8-5; Saban went 7-6 — but both put together stellar recruiting classes in their first full year. While Smart and Saban both did a great job...

Towers’ Take: On road, teams must overcome refs as well as opponent

ATHENS – Georgia plays host to Vanderbilt tonight in men’s basketball. I can already tell you what’s going to happen.

Aaron Murray has tryout with NFL team

ATHENS — Aaron Murray has yet to throw a pass in a real NFL game, but the former Georgia star quarterback is still trying.

Podcast: National media makes one big mistake about UGA

On today’s podcast I talk about why Georgia running back Nick Chubb is being overlooked in early projections for the 2017 Heisman Trophy and why that is probably a mistake.

What Kirby Smart learned when he visited the New England Patriots

ATHENS – A few years ago, the college football offseason arrived at Alabama, which as usual was coming off a good year. Nick Saban called his staff together. For reasons of what he called “professional development,” he wanted each of his assistant coaches to go somewhere else for a period of time to learn. Everyone was instructed to write down where they wanted to go. Kirby Smart...

Isaiah McKenzie signs with agency ahead of NFL Draft

Former Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie has signed with an agency as he prepares for the 2017 NFL Draft. McKenzie declared for the draft after the Bulldogs beat TCU in the Liberty Bowl. He has since signed with SportsTrust Advisors, the agency announced Tuesday. SportsTrust is headquartered in Atlanta. Pat Dye Jr., son of the former Auburn head coach, is the agency’s founder and CEO...

Recruiting War Room: Malik Herring

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The decision for Leonard Warner III sounds complicated after his Stanford official

Leonard Warner III’s decision will be fascinating to track over the next 10 days. He is one of Georgia’s major final targets left for 2017. According to his father, the nation’s No. 7 ILB plans one last official to Georgia Tech this weekend. His decision should come shortly after that visit. Leonard Warner Jr., his father, deemed the sometime during the following week as an appropriate...

Nation’s top sophomore WR JaShawn Sheffield changes leaderboard after UGA visit

JaShawn Sheffield played in the “True 19” game on Sunday. That capped the two days he spent in Atlanta competing with the best sophomores in Georgia. The 6-foot-1, 177-pound prospect also took an unofficial visit to UGA on Saturday with all the “True 19” players from Georgia and Texas. The nation’s No. 1 WR for 2019 told DawgNation the trip made an impact. “That...

Georgia’s best player needs to stay in games, but that’s not always under his control

ATHENS — Yante Maten and his Georgia teammates were given a rare gag order on Monday, prohibited from discussing the Florida game.

Towers’ Take: Bulldogs await Brice Ramsey’s decision to stay or go

ATHENS – First of all, I have no reason to believe Brice Ramsey is going anywhere any time soon, not right now anyway.

Next Generation: The harrowing night UGA freshman DeAngelo Gibbs felt a ‘brush with death’

DeAngelo Gibbs has been at Georgia for about 14 days now. When he committed on New Year’s Day at the Under Armour All-American Game, he did so with very little theatrics.

Podcast: 5 things UGA fans should notice about the Atlanta Falcons

On today’s podcast I talk about why the Atlanta Falcons win vs. Seattle in the NFL Playoffs potentially provides a glimpse at what championship success could look like for Georgia.

A look at Georgia’s current chances for the NCAA tournament

ATHENS – Ah, that familiar feeling. On the bubble again, every game vitally important, every game a swing in one direction or the other. That’s how it’s been for Georgia basketball the last few years, and is again. That’s why the near miss at Florida on Saturday has to be so painful for those around the program. A victory, in a game Georgia led most of the way and in the final...

Recruiting War Room: Jaden Hunter

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Who are the most important prospects left on UGA’s recruiting board?

Another Monday, another round of Top Dawgs. Well, potential Dawgs at least. We’re taking a look at the top remaining targets on UGA’s 2017 recruiting board as of Monday. With only a few weeks until signing day, and only a handful of scholarships left to give out, there are only a few names who are left to consider. They’re all names you’re probably familiar with...

Georgia basketball picks up commitment

ATHENS — Teshaun Hightower, a high school guard originally from Georgia but now living in Baltimore, will be coming home this fall: He is joining Georgia’s basketball team next season.

A favorite moment for a lifelong Dawgs fan

Having grown up in Athens, I’ve enjoyed a lot of special moments in my life as a Georgia Bulldogs fan.

True 19 preview: Organizer predicts Class of 2019 will win a national title at UGA

It is the sort of stuff that makes an observer simply shake his or her head. When taking in the preparations this weekend for today’s “True 19” Georgia vs. Texas Sophomore Showdown, the logistics just blow the mind. The game will showcase some of the elite football prospects from the state of Georgia’s loaded Class of 2019 crop against their peers from Texas...

Georgia basketball: Bulldogs fall in overtime to No. 23 Florida

For years, Georgia basketball has struggled to win in Gainesville, Fla. That fact did not change on Saturday.
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