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WATCH: Jake Fromm and Isaac Nauta appear on stage during concert and Call the Dawgs

It’s been almost two weeks since Georgia lost in overtime to Alabama in the National Championship Game in Atlanta. And while surely the players on the team have taken their time to recover from and think about the close loss, it appears that they are starting to see the bright side of life again. In a video posted by quarterback Jake Fromm on his Facebook page earlier this week,...



Georgia adds former Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers

Georgia adds former Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers

ATHENS — Former Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers has joined the Georgia football staff, where he will work again with Kirby Smart, his longtime friend. Summers was at Calhoun High School on Thursday night recruiting for UGA, Calhoun head coach Hal Lamb confirmed on Friday morning It appears Summers is joining in a quality control, off-field role, but he was on...
Montezuma lifted up Roquan Smith, and now UGA’s star linebacker will return favor

Montezuma lifted up Roquan Smith, and now UGA’s star linebacker will return favor

ATHENS – “It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s thought to be an ancient African proverb. The fact is, nobody has been able to fully validate the origins of that well-used phrase. What is certain, however, is the maxim fully applies to the story of Montezuma’s Roquan Smith. Before it’s all over, Smith may be considered the greatest linebacker...
Leadoff: Draft projections have UGA’s Smith to Raiders, WR to Falcons

Leadoff: Draft projections have UGA’s Smith to Raiders, WR to Falcons

Three days after Georgia junior linebacker Roquan Smith’s unsurprising announcement he’ll leave school early for the NFL draft, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected Smith will be selected by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 10 pick of the first round.  “Smith is the type of player new coach Jon Gruden loves,” Kiper wrote. “He’s physical. He...
Georgia football podcast: Experts suggest good news regarding 5-star CB Tyson Campbell

Georgia football podcast: Experts suggest good news regarding 5-star CB Tyson Campbell

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 keep the Bulldogs on...
Will Georgia rebuild or contend again in 2018?

Will Georgia rebuild or contend again in 2018?

Welcome back to the UGA Mailbag, where every week – every single week – we enthusiastically answer all your questions about Georgia athletics, namely the football team, but also basketball and whatever else is on your mind. And I repeat, we do this  every single week. Now, a couple notes: We haven’t actually done a Mailbag in several weeks. Three or four...
Who’s selected first in NFL draft, Chubb or Michel?

Who’s selected first in NFL draft, Chubb or Michel?

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are best friends, and I’m sure they honestly don’t care, but it’s going to be very interesting to see which of the Georgia running backs is picked first in the NFL draft. They’re also very competitive with each other, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there might be a friendly wager involved. I’ll say this: I expect both of them to be selected...
Georgia football: The top 5 rising sophomore heading into 2018

Georgia football: The top 5 rising sophomore heading into 2018

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.  We continue out “Way-Too-Early Look at 2018” series with a breakdown of the top five rising sophomores on Georgia’s roster. ...
Nick Chubb or Sony Michel: Who goes first in NFL draft not a sure thing

Nick Chubb or Sony Michel: Who goes first in NFL draft not a sure thing

ATHENS – Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are literally best friends and I’m sure they honestly don’t care, but it’s going to be very interesting to see which of the Georgia running backs is picked first in the NFL draft. They’re also very competitive with each other, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there might be a friendly wager involved. I’ll say this...
Report: Malcolm Mitchell to stay on injured reserved list for New England Patriots

Report: Malcolm Mitchell to stay on injured reserved list for New England Patriots

New England hosts Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday in Foxboro, Mass., but the Patriots will once again be without wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell. Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed on Wednesday that Mitchell will stay on the injured reserve list, per ProFootballTalk. Mitchell has been on injured reserved during the entire 2017 season, but the Patriots...
Looking at how Georgia’s top recruits will impact the program

Looking at how Georgia’s top recruits will impact the program

The Bulldogs don’t plan to go away anytime soon. After years of underachieving and riding the treadmill, Georgia broke through in 2017, eventually falling just short of a national championship because of Alabama freshman heroics. But Kirby Smart’s crew will have its own youthful injection next season when it welcomes the country’s top ranked recruiting class. Here’s a quick...
On Trenton Thompson leaving for NFL, and his junior season at Georgia

On Trenton Thompson leaving for NFL, and his junior season at Georgia

ATHENS — Trenton Thompson may have telegraphed his coming decision to turn pro the night of the Rose Bowl, when he sat at his locker and talked about the upcoming National Championship Game. “I’ve got another Monday to prove myself again,” Thompson said. And now the next Monday night he may play on will be in the NFL. Thompson declared for the draft four days after...
Video: Will D’Andre Swift become UGA’s next great running back?

Video: Will D’Andre Swift become UGA’s next great running back?

In the latest (albeit way-too-early) UGA depth chart, D’Andre Swift stands at the top of list of running backs heading into the 2018 season. Will Swift become the next great running back in Athens? Here’s a look at his 2017 numbers -- numbers gained while playing behind the second and third-leading rushers in UGA history (Nick Chubb, Sony Michel).
What does Richard LeCounte III think about what lies ahead for UGA?

What does Richard LeCounte III think about what lies ahead for UGA?

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   Richard LeCounte III was one of the most interesting recruits to ever sign with Georgia. He was dug in...
Analysis: Georgia bounces back with road win over LSU

Analysis: Georgia bounces back with road win over LSU

Yante Maten and the Georgia basketball team bounced back Tuesday night from a rough outing Saturday against South Carolina. Maten hit the game-winner with 5 seconds left as Georgia rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off LSU with a 61-60 win Tuesday. Georgia improves to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in the SEC, while LSU drops to 11-6 overall and 2-6 in the conference. Maten: The senior finished...
Watch for players from Georgia colleges in NFL playoffs

Watch for players from Georgia colleges in NFL playoffs

Georgia's season is over but some former Bulldogs are still playing football. Three have key roles in the NFL playoffs and another might be activated this weekend. There's also an ex-Georgia Tech player and a former Georgia Southern standout on rosters for the league championship games Sunday. Watch the video above to find out who the players are so you can watch for them this weekend.
Greatest coaching challenge for Georgia’s Kirby Smart awaits him in 2018

Greatest coaching challenge for Georgia’s Kirby Smart awaits him in 2018

ATHENS – So Roquan Smith and Trent Thomson have packed their bags and joined Georgia’s giant pack of seniors in heading on down the road. This is what makes college football so great. This is also what makes it so hard. Georgia’s toughest task will be in finding another inside linebacker that can have near the impact that Roquan Smith did this past season...
Georgia football podcast: UGA prepares to replace its ‘tackling machine’

Georgia football podcast: UGA prepares to replace its ‘tackling machine’

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 keep the Bulldogs on...
What Kirby Smart likes about new UGA assistant Dan Lanning

What Kirby Smart likes about new UGA assistant Dan Lanning

ATHENS – There’s a short video the Memphis football team posted online two seasons ago, featuring its young assistant coach Dan Lanning. About midway through, the team is switching drills when Lanning and a player jump in the air toward each other, then exchange hip checks. The hip check sends the Memphis player to the ground. Lanning, however, lands on his feet...
Georgia CB Deandre Baker makes decision on NFL draft

Georgia CB Deandre Baker makes decision on NFL draft

ATHENS — The Georgia defense and its secondary is losing a lot for next season, but it got a bit lift an hour before the deadline to enter the NFL draft: Deandre Baker is returning. Baker announced the news on his Twitter feed. He was seriously considering putting his name in after raising his stock during his junior season, but has elected to return. Georgia still loses...
Georgia Bulldogs’ 2018 schedule

Georgia Bulldogs’ 2018 schedule

The Georgia Bulldogs are the defending SEC Champions entering the 2018 college football season. Georgia will open the season Sept. 1 against Austin Peay, the schools’ first meeting, and also will face Massachusetts on Nov. 17 as part of a football and basketball agreement.  The Bulldogs’ four true road games will be SEC contests at South Carolina, Missouri, LSU and Kentucky. Georgia&rsquo...
Fans react: Georgia’s Roquan Smith declares for NFL Draft

Fans react: Georgia’s Roquan Smith declares for NFL Draft

College football and NFL fans took to Twitter Monday in reaction to Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. “The decision to leave is not easy but I know it is the right one,” Smith said in a statement. “Georgia will always be my school and my home and I sincerely wish all the best to the coaches, staff and players as they continue to reach higher goals...
Georgia assistant coach heading to the NFL to join the Kansas City Chiefs

Georgia assistant coach heading to the NFL to join the Kansas City Chiefs

One of Georgia’s defensive assistants is heading to the NFL to lend a helping hand to one of the league’s worst units this past season. Jay Valai, a defensive quality control coach for the Bulldogs, who’s also been involved in recruiting recently, will assume the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg...
What does Georgia defense look like in 2018 without Roquan Smith?

What does Georgia defense look like in 2018 without Roquan Smith?

ATHENS – Georgia has been preparing for the loss of Roquan Smith. It has talented players who will now step into the All-American’s role and try to help the defense not take a step back. But there’s only so much anyone can do. Smith’s impact on the Georgia defense can’t be measured by stats, awards and where he will be picked in the NFL draft. The ...
Georgia’s Roquan Smith doing right thing for himself going to NFL

Georgia’s Roquan Smith doing right thing for himself going to NFL

Georgia fans wanted a repeat of the moment last year when four players — Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy — all announced they would return for their senior seasons. But when Roquan Smith declared for the NFL draft Monday, it was the right decision for him. Smith released a three-paragraph statement...
Georgia football podcast: One thing will be noticeably different about Jake Fromm in 2018

Georgia football podcast: One thing will be noticeably different about Jake Fromm in 2018

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 keep the Bulldogs on...
Georgia’s Roquan Smith declares for NFL Draft

Georgia’s Roquan Smith declares for NFL Draft

After the season he had, it’s not a surprise. Georgia junior linebacker Roquan Smith will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. “The decision to leave is not easy but I know it is the right one,” Smith said in a statement. “Georgia will always be my school and my home and I sincerely wish all the best to the coaches, staff, and players as they continue...
Breaking: Georgia star Roquan Smith declares for NFL draft

Breaking: Georgia star Roquan Smith declares for NFL draft

ATHENS — After a brilliant season in which he helped Georgia to within a play of a national championship, Roquan Smith is taking his talents to the NFL draft. Smith announced through UGA on Monday morning, just a little over four hours before the deadline. While he was considered a certain first-round pick, multiple sources said the Montezuma native remained torn, and...
Former Georgia football player Bill Goldberg to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Former Georgia football player Bill Goldberg to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Just as swiftly as he laid waste to opponents, Bill Goldberg has been announced as an inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame not even a year after his final match in a wrestling ring. Goldberg, who played football at the University of Georgia Bulldog and with the Atlanta Falcons, took his incredible athleticism to sports entertainment and became one of the most dominant forces...
Roquan Smith, Isaiah Wynn among Georgia players with growing draft stock

Roquan Smith, Isaiah Wynn among Georgia players with growing draft stock

The Bulldogs let a national championship slip away, but a few impressive performances should put more money in individual pockets. Linebacker Roquan Smith, who’s yet to declare for the NFL draft, has been the center of attention in scouting circles for his modern-day linebacker abilities. He’s being projected as high as the top 10 to the Raiders or 49ers. Smith bumped his stock even higher...
Tips to stay warm while tailgating for the national championship game

Tips to stay warm while tailgating for the national championship game

The National Championship tournament between the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide is almost here, and it’s going to be a nippy one for tailgaters.  » RELATED: GEORGIA WINS: Bulldogs to play for national While there’s a lot of fun to be had, make sure you’re taking proper precautions when stepping outside. Here are a few tips to keep warm during...
Alabama’s Saban admits beating Georgia will be very difficult

Alabama’s Saban admits beating Georgia will be very difficult

Nick Saban started slowly and then picked up steam in his comments about Kirby Smart during the national championship teleconference on Tuesday. At first, when he was asked why he initially hired Smart as an assistant coach, he said it was because “he was a secondary guy and we needed a secondary guy.” But eventually he got around to praising his longtime assistant, and when he did, it...
Alabama’s Saban: No hard feelings over Jake Fromm switching to Georgia

Alabama’s Saban: No hard feelings over Jake Fromm switching to Georgia

LOS ANGELES ― Kirby Smart was not Nick Saban’s only loss when his longtime assistant accepted the Georgia coaching job. He also lost a major quarterback commitment. Jake Fromm had been a longtime pledge to the Crimson Tide by the time Smart arrived in Athens in the second week of December 2015. By March, Fromm had flipped from Alabama and committed to Georgia. Since then, Fromm has...
Story behind kick ‘that changed the game’ for Georgia

Story behind kick ‘that changed the game’ for Georgia

There were so many elements involved in the play and its aftermath, one that will go down in Georgia football lore: The unlikely hero, a career backup, who drew on his baseball past. The kicker, called upon in the biggest game of his life to make the longest kick of his career, and did. And the pass play that was set it up, which was called without the offensive coordinator, who was in an elevator...
How the Bulldogs looked at Rose Bowl practice Thursday

How the Bulldogs looked at Rose Bowl practice Thursday

CARSON, Calif. — Kirby Smart said he was happy with the first Georgia football practice out here because the team “broke a sweat.” If that’s the barometer, Smart will be really happy with the second practice. The southern California heat was beating down, such as it is in late December, as Georgia went through its work out on Thursday afternoon. The site was a practice field...
Georgia judge postpones trial so lawyer can see Bulldogs in Rose Bowl

Georgia judge postpones trial so lawyer can see Bulldogs in Rose Bowl

When Patrick Connell’s brother told him they were going to cheer on their beloved Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, the Savannah attorney realized he had a conflict in court. Connell was due in Judge Michael Karpf’s courtroom to argue a bench trial on Jan. 2, the day he was scheduled to fly back from Pasadena. He couldn’t possibly make it in time, so the...
Kirby Smart, Bulldogs have priceless reactions at Disneyland ride

Kirby Smart, Bulldogs have priceless reactions at Disneyland ride

While Georgia is in California prepping to take on Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, some of the players and Kirby Smart got to enjoyed some of the pre-game festivities at Disneyland. The Bulldogs will face the Sooners at the New Year’s Day College Football Playoff semifinal game in Pasadena, Calif. The Bulldogs arrived in California on Tuesday and spoke at length about how they’re focused on...
Georgia team arrives for Rose Bowl with a goal in mind

Georgia team arrives for Rose Bowl with a goal in mind

The Georgia football charter plane touched down in Los Angeles Tuesday as the sun was setting. Players packed on four buses, which got a police escort to their hotel and home for the next week. Silently, Jake Fromm, Roquan Smith and others got out of their buses and headed to a side entrance, where they walked up stores that had logos of the Rose Bowl and Georgia. They saw a sign welcoming them to...
Oklahoma aware of challenge Georgia’s running backs pose

Oklahoma aware of challenge Georgia’s running backs pose

Georgia’s battle with Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day is being billed as strength vs strength: the Sooners’ offense vs. the Bulldogs’ defense. But there’s another side to the battle for all the Roses. Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops acknowledged that Wednesday, commenting on the challenge that Georgia’s running backs will provide. The duo ...
A record six 5-star athletes join UGA’s 2018 recruiting class

A record six 5-star athletes join UGA’s 2018 recruiting class

The start of college football’s first-ever early signing period, which runs Dec. 20-22, was huge for the program. The Bulldogs have landed six 5-star signees. According to DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell, the Bulldogs had never signed more than three 5-star recruits in a class before Wednesday. The 2018 group represents Kirby Smart’s second recruiting class and his first full recruiting...
Bulldogs turn up intensity before Rose Bowl

Bulldogs turn up intensity before Rose Bowl

As Kirby Smart walked to the podium to address the media Monday morning, nothing seemed amiss. That is until he began speaking and a hint of rasp was detected in his voice. No he wasn’t sick. In fact, after only three days of Rose Bowl practice, Smart was losing his voice. And there’s a reason why. “Intensity,” Smart said. “That’s probably why you hear my voice...
Notable absence from Georgia’s fourth practice before Rose Bowl

Notable absence from Georgia’s fourth practice before Rose Bowl

The Georgia football team held its fourth bowl-game practice on Monday, and Trenton Thompson was not present, at least during the media viewing period. No reason was given for Thompson’s absence. He was not mentioned when coach Kirby Smart listed injured players before his press conference earlier in the day. Thompson, a junior defensive lineman, missed two games earlier this season with a sprained...
Georgia defensive back arrested over use of counterfeit $100 bill

Georgia defensive back arrested over use of counterfeit $100 bill

The forgery arrest of Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini on Tuesday night stemmed from an investigation into an incident in July, when a counterfeit $100 bill was passed by someone who provided a different name from his own. Brini was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree forgery, after Athens-Clarke County issued an arrest warrant, which was subsequently executed on Tuesday night...
Georgia vs. Heisman Trophy winners

Georgia vs. Heisman Trophy winners

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield took home the Heisman Trophy Saturday, crowning him as the best player in college football for the 2017 season. Mayfield’s coronation sets up a rare occasion for Georgia when it faces him Jan. 1, 2018, in the Rose Bowl. Since 1966, Georgia has faced nine Heisman winners in the same season they won the trophy. So how has Georgia fared against Heisman...
Rose Bowl 2018: Flight prices skyrocket for Georgia vs. Oklahoma game 

Rose Bowl 2018: Flight prices skyrocket for Georgia vs. Oklahoma game 

For the first time since 1942, the Georgia Bulldogs are headed to to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. No. 3 Georgia will face off against No. 2 Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 2018. It’ll be the first time the powerhouses have faced each other at the Rose Bowl in college football history. If you want to secure a flight in time to catch the game in all its glory, you’ll want to act...
Orlando Brown: One Oklahoma star who came from Georgia

Orlando Brown: One Oklahoma star who came from Georgia

The bio on the Oklahoma football web page for All-American offensive tackle Orlando Brown would appear to set up the perfect story. Hometown: Duluth, Ga. High school: Peachtree Ridge. How on earth, the story thus would be written, did Georgia not keep Brown home? Why are the Bulldogs facing him in the Rose Bowl, rather than lining him up at left tackle? It’s more complicated than that. &ldquo...
Auburn favored over Georgia in SEC championship rematch

Auburn favored over Georgia in SEC championship rematch

Auburn had few problems in a 40-17 blowout win over Georgia three weeks ago. The rematch could be closer, but the Tigers remained favored. Georgia is a 2.5-point underdog in the SEC championship, per OddShark.com. The Bulldogs were favored by that same amount prior to the first Auburn game. The Bulldogs won the SEC East in a landslide, sweeping the division for the first time by an average score of...
Kirby Smart: Jake Fromm doesn’t have to be super-human

Kirby Smart: Jake Fromm doesn’t have to be super-human

Kirby Smart doesn’t need a hero at quarterback this Saturday. After getting stomped by Auburn 40-17 in the last meeting, much has been made of the adjustments UGA must make to upset the Tigers in the SEC championship. Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm has relied on his strong run game, anchored by perhaps the best stable of backs in college football, and his coach doesn’t need anything more...
A look at Bulldog’s history of facing an opponent twice

A look at Bulldog’s history of facing an opponent twice

The Bulldogs will have an opportunity to avenge their dreadful 40-17 loss to Auburn this Saturday in Atlanta. The longtime rivals will meet for the 122nd time, this occasion for the SEC championship. UGA holds the 57-56-8 all-time edge. Georgia has faced an opponent twice only four times in its history: The Bulldogs lost to North Carolina twice in Atlanta in 1895. In 1945, LSU defeated Georgia twice...
Georgia-Auburn: How rematches have played out in SEC Championship Game 

Georgia-Auburn: How rematches have played out in SEC Championship Game 

Six years ago, there were plenty of people who didn’t want to see Alabama get another shot at LSU — this time for a championship. Kirby Smart couldn’t concern himself with that. He just had to find a way to flip the result. Smart was the defensive coordinator at Alabama, which had lost to LSU in an epic, some would call ugly, 9-6 game. The teams were paired again for the BCS championship...
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...
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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