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Sound Off: It’s holiday week and rivalry week for Georgia

It’s rivalry week and also a holiday week, and, well, Chip and Seth are ready for both. But first, the guys break down Georgia’s win over Kentucky last week at Sanford Stadium. After a slow start, which some of the players attributed to it being Senior Day, the Bulldogs cruised to a 42-13 win. That victory allowed Georgia to finish undefeated at home and undefeated against...



Georgia football podcast: Georgia Tech next stop on UGA’s ‘revenge tour’

Georgia football podcast: Georgia Tech next stop on UGA’s ‘revenge tour’

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the...
Kirby Smart praises Georgia fan base for ‘home away from home’ atmospheres, reveals his favorite Thanksgiving side

Kirby Smart praises Georgia fan base for ‘home away from home’ atmospheres, reveals his favorite Thanksgiving side

As Georgia fans get set to take over Atlanta for the Georgia Tech game, coach Kirby Smart has taken notice of their passion and effort to make even road games feel like Georgia home games. It’s been very beneficial,” Smart said on the SEC coaches teleconference call. “It shows the passion our fan base has for the football team. It makes you feel like a home...
What is going on with UGA and 4-star Alabama LB commit Quay Walker?

What is going on with UGA and 4-star Alabama LB commit Quay Walker?

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet today calls for a roll through a buffet of recent names of interest. We start it up with a reset on where UGA...
Path to the Playoff: National Rankings

Path to the Playoff: National Rankings

Path to the Playoff: National Ranking Watch SEC Country analysts break down everything you need to know about the weeks leading up to the College Football Playoff on a daily basis. Path to the Playoff coverage is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.   The post Path to the Playoff: National Rankings appeared first on DawgNation.
UGA football: OL named award semifinalist; defense prepares for Tech’s cut blocks

UGA football: OL named award semifinalist; defense prepares for Tech’s cut blocks

Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. If you had said before the season that Roquan Smith would be up for a slew of best defender awards or defensive coordinator would be in the running...
Ultimate Tailgate: A1 Sweet Fire Porterhouse Pork Chops

Ultimate Tailgate: A1 Sweet Fire Porterhouse Pork Chops

6 smart ways to use bourbon and beer when you barbecue Nothing says tailgate like beer and barbecue. Add bourbon to the mix and you have a recipe for all-American fun on game day. Why bourbon? Well, aside from being the sweetest member of the whiskey family (that’s because of the corn it’s made from), bourbon also holds the  distinct honor ...
Alabama or Auburn: Against which team would the Georgia Bulldogs have best shot?

Alabama or Auburn: Against which team would the Georgia Bulldogs have best shot?

ATHENS – It’s the question everybody wants to ask but one for which there is no easy answer. Who should Georgia want to meet in the SEC Championship Game, Alabama or Auburn? The Bulldogs have been sitting here as Eastern Division champions officially since Nov. 4 and unofficially for weeks before that. It didn’t take very long into this season to realize that...
7 things to know about Georgia-Georgia Tech

7 things to know about Georgia-Georgia Tech

When No. 7 Georgia (10-1) visits Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday (Noon, WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News)  they will be Georgia Tech’s third Top 10 opponent this season, joining Miami and Clemson. > Win tickets to Georgia Tech-UGA There are a number of notable elements at play in the 112th edition of the “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” rivalry. The Jackets (5-5) are undefeated...
The likenesses and differences of Georgia backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel

The likenesses and differences of Georgia backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel

ATHENS – They’re so different, yet they’re so much alike. The differences between Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were on stark display on Tuesday. They were being interviewed almost simultaneously after Georgia’s football practice. It proceeded kind of like it goes in games, with Chubb starting first, then Michel coming in a short time later. Chubb&rsquo...
Looking into the lack of catches for Georgia tight ends

Looking into the lack of catches for Georgia tight ends

ATHENS – Isaac Nauta grinned as the question was asked: How many times does he get asked about his lack of catches, or for that matter the lack of catches for all Georgia tight ends? “I get it quite a bit,” Nauta said, smiling, but turning back to the company line, one which also happens to have factual basis: “What we’ve done this far has been...
Richt’s Miami climbs to No. 2 in playoff rankings; UGA stays No. 7

Richt’s Miami climbs to No. 2 in playoff rankings; UGA stays No. 7

Coach Mark Richt’s undefeated Miami Hurricanes moved up to No. 2 in the latest rankings by the College Football Playoff selection committee. In the only change near the top of this week’s rankings, released Tuesday night, the committee flip-flopped Miami and Clemson. Miami, ranked No. 3 last week, advanced one spot after a 44-28 win over Virginia. And Clemson, last week’s No. 2...
Georgia remains at No. 7 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings

Georgia remains at No. 7 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings

Georgia stayed right in the College Football Playoff race as the Bulldogs remained No. 7 in the latest release of the rankings. The Bulldogs, who will take on Georgia Tech on Saturday and then travel to Atlanta for the second week in a row to play in the SEC Championship on Dec. 2 against the winner of the Auburn-Alabama game, seem to control their destiny in the playoff picture...
Watch: Before they were Georgia Bulldogs

Watch: Before they were Georgia Bulldogs

Recruiting is not an exact science. Some can’t-miss high school players miss and they disappear in college, perhaps due to injuries, talented competition or other factors. But some other prep stars, like Georgia’s Nick Chubb for example, excel at the next level. Watch the video above to see several key Bulldogs when they were suiting up in high school. You can see these players when Georgia...
Georgia practice report: Good-on-good and intense cut-blocking

Georgia practice report: Good-on-good and intense cut-blocking

ATHENS — The media usually doesn’t get to see very much at Georgia football practices, especially at this late point in the season, but for whatever reason Tuesday was a bit different. It wasn’t a long session, but the media was able to see Georgia use what appeared to be its two-minute offense in good-on-good. (As in the first-team offense vs. the first-team...
Notable coaches in Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry

Notable coaches in Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry

Heisman. Dodd. Dooley. Richt. These are the names that through 111 meetings of the rivalry between Georgia and Georgia Tech have dominated in wins. On Saturday, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Tech’s Paul Johnson will look to add their legacy to “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.” The Jackets host the Bulldogs at noon Saturday. The game will be televised LIVE on Channel 2 and...
5 things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday

5 things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday

Here are five things to know about the Bulldogs, as they prepare for in-state rival Georgia Tech: 1. Despite dropping two of the last three meetings, Georgia leads the all-time series against Georgia Tech, 65-39-5. The Bulldogs don’t count two Yellow Jacket wins in 1943 and 1944 due to player shuffling during World War II. 2. The Bulldogs love playing in Atlanta, coach Kirby Smart said. The...
Many Auburn fans used, bought fraudulent tickets for Georgia game

Many Auburn fans used, bought fraudulent tickets for Georgia game

The Auburn Athletics Ticket Office released a notice Tuesday that there were several counterfeit tickets used when Auburn hosted Georgia on Nov. 11. “For the Georgia game, the Auburn ticket office and law enforcement saw four types of counterfeiting in effect,” the statement said. They included poorly reproduced hard tickets, seat location fraud, incorrect...
In Year 2, Kirby Smart shows how he deals with success, duress  

In Year 2, Kirby Smart shows how he deals with success, duress  

The second season of Kirby Smart at Georgia has bathed in the brightest kind of light that college coaching can attract. The second season – the one that has served as the ah-ha moment for some of the best in the profession – has likewise foretold a momentous future for Smart. Those who were paying attention saw it coming, the Bulldogs’ sudden rise from 8-5 in 2016 to championship...
Georgia football podcast: 5-star RB Zamir White tweets promise to UGA fans after injury

Georgia football podcast: 5-star RB Zamir White tweets promise to UGA fans after injury

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of...
Q&A: Kirk Herbstreit on Georgia, Jake Fromm and Kirby Smart

Q&A: Kirk Herbstreit on Georgia, Jake Fromm and Kirby Smart

ESPN and ABC college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit was gracious enough to spend a few minutes Tuesday answering questions about the Georgia football team. Herbstreit touched on Jim Chaney’s offensive strategy, what he thinks of Jake Fromm, the Georgia defense, the national perception of the Mark Richt and Kirby Smart decisions, and the big question around Athens: ...
Path to the Playoff: Weekend Predictions

Path to the Playoff: Weekend Predictions

Path to the Playoff: Weekend Predictions Watch SEC Country analysts break down everything you need to know about the weeks leading up to the College Football Playoff on a daily basis. Path to the Playoff coverage is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.   The post Path to the Playoff: Weekend Predictions appeared first on DawgNation.
Roquan Smith named finalist for Bednarik, Butkus awards

Roquan Smith named finalist for Bednarik, Butkus awards

Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. It isn’t rare to see Georgia players listed on award watch lists — those are a dime a dozen. It isn’t even uncommon to see some...
About Georgia’s fight song: ‘Hail to Georgia’

About Georgia’s fight song: ‘Hail to Georgia’

Georgia’s Redcoat Band plays a number of tunes, including rally song “Glory, Glory,” but UGA’s official fight song is “Hail to Georgia.” The Jackets host the Bulldogs for the 112th edition of the “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” rivalry. The game will be televised LIVE on Channel 2 and broadcast on radio by WSB 750 AM and 95.5 FM. The game can also be heard...
Georgia has devoted time all season to defending Tech’s triple option

Georgia has devoted time all season to defending Tech’s triple option

ATHENS – Coaches will always tell you that they never look ahead, that they never look past the next opponent. That hasn’t been the case with Georgia in regard to Georgia Tech. In fact, the Bulldogs have been preparing for the Yellow Jackets at least once a week throughout the entire season, and several times during the preseason as well. Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who had...
Georgia practice report: Updates on Ben Cleveland and cut-blocking prep

Georgia practice report: Updates on Ben Cleveland and cut-blocking prep

ATHENS — It looks like Georgia liked what they saw from Ben Cleveland in his starting debut last Saturday night. Cleveland, the redshirt freshman who started at right guard against Kentucky, was back with the first team during the media viewing period of Monday’s practice. Solomon Kindley, the previous starter who alternated with Cleveland on Saturday, was with the second team...
Georgia star recruit Zamir White tears ACL

Georgia star recruit Zamir White tears ACL

When Zamir White, a five-star tailback recruit headed for Georgia, hurt his knee last Friday night he didn’t think he had suffered a serious injury. He walked off the field on his own power. But it has turned out to be a serious injury for White: A torn ACL that ends his high school career and puts his ability to play for Georgia next year in doubt. Scotland County coach...
It’s about Georgia Tech and a whole lot more for UGA’s seniors

It’s about Georgia Tech and a whole lot more for UGA’s seniors

ATHENS – Total domination. This was the plan all along for this season. That’s what we’re now learning from the Georgia Bulldogs, and those notable seniors in particular. Having played their last home game, which resulted in another blowout win over an SEC East opponent, the Bulldogs are allowing themselves to talk a little about what they’ve achieved...
Lorenzo Carter motivated by losses to Georgia Tech

Lorenzo Carter motivated by losses to Georgia Tech

Lorenzo Carter has payback on the mind. The senior linebacker passed on the NFL draft after last season for a multitude of reasons, including his record against Georgia Tech. Carter is 1-2 against the Yellow Jackets, with a chance to pull even this Saturday in Atlanta. “That was one of the things I thought about personally that I needed to do,” Carter said. “I didn’t want to...
Path to the Playoff: Weekend Review

Path to the Playoff: Weekend Review

Path to the Playoff: Weekend Review Watch SEC Country analysts break down everything you need to know about the weeks leading up to the College Football Playoff on a daily basis. Path to the Playoff coverage is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The post Path to the Playoff: Weekend Review appeared first on DawgNation.
Kirby Smart: Paul Johnson is one of best in business

Kirby Smart: Paul Johnson is one of best in business

Speaking with the media at his Monday press conference, Kirby Smart had high praise for Georgia Tech and coach Paul Johnson. Georgia Tech has defeated Georgia two of the last three tries, including its lone shot against Smart’s Bulldogs. The two in-state rivals meet again in Atlanta on Saturday for a noon kickoff. “I know our kids and our seniors will be excited to go play in Atlanta,...
Kirby Smart on the ‘Catch-22’ of Georgia’s run-pass balance

Kirby Smart on the ‘Catch-22’ of Georgia’s run-pass balance

ATHENS — Georgia is on pace this year to throw it less than any SEC team in five years, and the question going forward is whether the run-pass balance can continue if the Bulldogs want to win the SEC championship and more. Kirby Smart, asked about that on Monday, acknowledged that his team needs to run and pass well. “To be able to win a championship you’ve got to have...
Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart calls Nick Chubb ‘one of the all-time greatest here’

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart calls Nick Chubb ‘one of the all-time greatest here’

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the...
UGA gained on LSU with 5-star junior Kardell Thomas over the weekend

UGA gained on LSU with 5-star junior Kardell Thomas over the weekend

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The first entry this week in a busy slate of recruiting updates will be a recap with 5-star Louisiana junior OG ...
What’s the opening line for Georgia-Georgia Tech?

What’s the opening line for Georgia-Georgia Tech?

According to Bet Online, Georgia is an 11.5-point favorite in Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech. The visiting team has won the last four games in the series, and Georgia (10-1) ended its home schedule last Saturday with a 42-13 victory over Kentucky. Georgia Tech (5-5) has a lot on the line in the game as well -- a victory would make it bowl eligible and complete an unbeaten 2017 home record.
At Second Glance: The Georgia offensive philosophy and ongoing tweaks

At Second Glance: The Georgia offensive philosophy and ongoing tweaks

Each week during the football season we re-watch the previous Georgia football game, in order to provide more analysis, blending what we saw from the press box, what players and coaches said afterwards, and what we saw on second glance. This week we review the 42-13 win over Kentucky and ask ourselves the big question: What does it mean for the Bulldogs going forward? Were...
Florida-Georgia countdown: Dogs to wear white jerseys vs. Gators

Florida-Georgia countdown: Dogs to wear white jerseys vs. Gators

Whether it’s an effort to end a losing streak, just a comfort thing, or something else, Georgia is making a change for this year’s game against Florida. Georgia will not be wearing red jerseys, as it has the previous three years against Florida, which wore its blue jerseys those years. The Bulldogs are instead going back to wearing white. Read more on the reasoning ...
Countdown to Georgia-Florida: Beware of the upset

Countdown to Georgia-Florida: Beware of the upset

Georgia is ranked No. 3. Florida is unranked. Georgia is favored by two touchdowns. Florida is riddled with injuries.  Would a Gators win in Jacksonville on Saturday be the biggest upset in the history of the Georgia-Florida series?  Perhaps, but it’s certainly worth noting amid the buildup to the game that this is a rivalry known over the decades for stunning upsets. Read...
Georgia remains No. 3 in AP college football poll

Georgia remains No. 3 in AP college football poll

The top eight on the Associated Press college football poll released Sunday remained the same – including Georgia holding the No. 3 spot after its bye week. Alabama (8-0) and Penn State (7-0) , both easy winners Saturday, kept the top two spots in the Week 9 poll. Georgia (7-0) is followed by TCU, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Clemson and Miami. Notre Dame jumped six places into the top 10 at No. 9...
UGA football player arrested on marijuana charge won’t play vs. Vanderbilt

UGA football player arrested on marijuana charge won’t play vs. Vanderbilt

As expected, Georgia inside linebacker Natrez Patrick is being held out of Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt following his arrest for marijuana possession late Thursday night. UGA’s student-athlete handbook calls for an immediate suspension for a marijuana arrest. This was Patrick’s second marijuana arrest, following one his freshman year in 2015, and a second violation calls for a four-game...
Mark Fox reflects on Kaepernick, how Bulldogs will handle national anthem

Mark Fox reflects on Kaepernick, how Bulldogs will handle national anthem

Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox used to coach at Nevada, when he got to know a backup quarterback on that school’s football team named Colin Kaepernick. So over the past year, as the Kaepernick story unfolded, reaching a crescendo this past weekend, Fox has been paying attention. “It’s been interesting. Because I knew Colin before he was even a starting college quarterback,&rdquo...
5 things to know about Georgia vs. Mississippi State

5 things to know about Georgia vs. Mississippi State

Conference action begins for Georgia this weekend as it faces Mississippi State in its SEC opener. Here are 5 things you need to know about the matchup of Bulldogs: > When, where: Saturday, 7 p.m., Sanford Stadium, Athens. > Injury update: QB Eason out, CB Parrish could play > What’s next for Fromm?: Smart wants freshman QB to focus on .... > SEC...
5-star Marietta wide receiver with notable last name commits to UGA

5-star Marietta wide receiver with notable last name commits to UGA

Before Dominick Blaylock was a 5-star Marietta high schooler and No. 2 wide receiver of the 2019 class, he was a son. But not just anyone’s son. His father is former Atlanta Hawk and NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock. And on Sunday, the Walton High School student announced on Twitter his intentions to play at the University of Georgia, which DawgNation confirmed. His stepfather...
Kirby Smart reaffirms: ‘Jacob Eason is our starter’

Kirby Smart reaffirms: ‘Jacob Eason is our starter’

HOOVER, Ala. — Kirby Smart appeared to acknowledge what has seemed apparent for awhile: Jacob Eason will be Georgia’s starting quarterback, at least at the outset. Jacob Eason is our starter going into the season. Jake Fromm’s got to do something to beat him out,” Smart said on Tuesday at SEC media days. “Very similar to a lot of positions. You’ve got to beat them...
UGA track and field star, Kell grad named an SEC athlete of the year

UGA track and field star, Kell grad named an SEC athlete of the year

It would be hard for Marietta’s Kendell Williams to be as athletically impressive if she wore all her hardware. And on Friday, the University of Georgia track and field phenom won another award — the 2016-2017 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year. The award is determined by a vote of the league’s athletics directors. Williams graduated from Kell High School, where...
Herschel Walker has street named after him in hometown

Herschel Walker has street named after him in hometown

This Fourth of July was extra special for University of Georgia legend Herschel Walker. On a day when Americans celebrated the birth of our country, Walker’s hometown of Wrightsville, Ga., celebrated him. The city dedicated a street to be named after its beloved son. Walker Tweeted his thanks to the city, along with a photo of him holding his new street sign. <div></div><br>...
SEC looking to cut length of average college football game

SEC looking to cut length of average college football game

If you’ve watched or attended college football games lately and said to yourself, this game seems too long, you’re not alone. The NCAA and SEC think so, too. And if you’ve sat through what’s supposed to be a 20-minute halftime and thought to yourself, that went a bit longer than 20 minutes, you’re also not alone. Again, the NCAA and SEC have noticed. The SEC, as part...
UGA ranks 9th in the SEC in revenue

UGA ranks 9th in the SEC in revenue

The Baton Rouge Advocate acquired the financial reports for the 2015-16 school year, the one most recently available for all schools. The exception being Vanderbilt, as it is a private school. Here are a few takeaways from Georgia’s perspective: Georgia ranks ninth in the SEC in both revenue ($124.66 million) and expenses ($115.5 million). The schools that Georgia spent more than were South...
Kirby Smart: First year as UGA coach was ‘disappointing’

Kirby Smart: First year as UGA coach was ‘disappointing’

The question to Kirby Smart was right to the point: How would you assess Year 1 as Georgia’s head football coach? Smart’s answer was just as direct. “Year 1 was disappointing,” Smart said. “Any time you finish 8-5 it’s a disappointment at the University of Georgia. Certainly not the standard that I expect to keep.” It wasn’t the first time Smart has...
Greg McGarity takes responsibility for Bulldogs’ struggles

Greg McGarity takes responsibility for Bulldogs’ struggles

Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity, while acknowledging and taking responsibility for the underperformance of Georgia teams, and urged his athletic board to “not be distracted by those who seek to divide us.” UGA ranks 24th in the NCAA Director’s Cup all-sports standings, updated on Thursday. The school is in danger of finishing out of the top 20 for the first time in nearly...
Lamar Heard, UGA’s Final Four team captain, dies

Lamar Heard, UGA’s Final Four team captain, dies

Lamar Heard, a captain on Georgia’s 1983 Final four men’s basketball team, has died. He was 55. The cause of death was not immediately known. However, he had fallen ill suddenly earlier this month and had been hospitalized since in Atlanta, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Heard’s family is asking for privacy at this time. Heard, a Cartersville native, was one...
UGA’s Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges in Athens

UGA’s Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges in Athens

Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday on two misdemeanor drug charges in Athens. Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was charged with possession and use of drug related objects, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, according to the Athens-Clarke County Jail web site. A team spokesman said head coach Kirby Smart was...
UGA wide receiver arrested on marijuana charge during traffic stop

UGA wide receiver arrested on marijuana charge during traffic stop

ATHENS -- Georgia receiver Riley Ridley was arrested along with one other person for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Saturday night, after the two were pulled over by Athens-Clarke County police on a traffic stop. Ridley subsequently told police that he had bought and consumed the marijuana earlier that day, according to the arrest report. Ridley, from Deerfield Beach, Fla., was arrested at 10...
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