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One of Georgia’s wideouts raves about continued progress of QB Jake Fromm

ATHENS — Jayson Stanley hasn’t had a lot of sessions with the media during his career with the Georgia Bulldogs, but he made the most of the one he had after practice Tuesday. The senior wide receiver from Fairburn was candid and honest in providing answers for all the questions that came his way. Such as: On the potential for improvement in quarterback Jake Fromm …...



Georgia WR Jayson Stanley hasn’t let past missteps slow him down

Georgia WR Jayson Stanley hasn’t let past missteps slow him down

ATHENS — Georgia’s Jason Stanley is one of those kinds of players coaches love. He may not be a star with the fans or a standout on the stat sheet. He’s just a solid, there-every-day, execute-his-assignment football player. That’s why what happened to Stanley last December was so out of character for him. He and his passenger/teammate, Natrez Patrick...
Practice report: A freshman working with Georgia’s No. 1 offensive line

Practice report: A freshman working with Georgia’s No. 1 offensive line

ATHENS — There was a freshman working with Georgia’s No. 1 offensive line on Tuesday. And it wasn’t the one you’d probably guess. Cade Mays, an early enrollee out of Knoxville, was working with the first unit at left guard during position drills. You read that right — left guard. If you’ve been keeping up with the Bulldogs and their exploits...
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart keeps defense on edge Tuesday

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart keeps defense on edge Tuesday

ATHENS. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart was buzzing around the defensive side of the practice fields like an angry hornet Tuesday afternoon. “We’re going to find somebody that can set the edge and play big!” Smart said, coaching up his outside linebackers with a sense of urgency that suggested the opening game was three days away, and not nearly...
For Georgia Bulldogs, pressure is indeed a privilege, but it’s still pressure

For Georgia Bulldogs, pressure is indeed a privilege, but it’s still pressure

ATHENS — Pressure is indeed a privilege, as Georgia coach Kirby Smart likes to say. But it’s still pressure. That means it still has to be dealt with. And the Bulldogs are going to encounter a lot of it this season. That’s why this, for me, is developing into one of the most intriguing Georgia football seasons I’ve covered in a while. Maybe ever. The expectations...
Dawghouse: Georgia DB Tyrique McGhee reportedly to miss the start of the season

Dawghouse: Georgia DB Tyrique McGhee reportedly to miss the start of the season

Around the Dawghouse will bring you daily updates from what people and publications are saying about Georgia, from inside and outside of Athens.  It looks like Georgia could be without a possible starter for its first game against Austin Peay on Sept. 1. According to a report from 247Sports’s Jake Rowe, defensive back Tyrique McGhee is expected to...
Georgia football podcast: Jake Fromm, Justin Fields competition playing out nicely for UGA

Georgia football podcast: Jake Fromm, Justin Fields competition playing out nicely for UGA

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...
Own the East: UGA safety J.R. Reed says ‘keep missing on me, that’s fine’

Own the East: UGA safety J.R. Reed says ‘keep missing on me, that’s fine’

ATHENS – Perception and reality. There’s always a gap between them. In the case of Georgia’s J.R. Reed, the chasm was enormous. When he abruptly committed to Georgia two summers ago as a transfer from Tulsa, everybody just assumed it was a ploy by the Bulldogs to help win over Reed’s cousin, Deangelo Gibbs. Gibbs was a 5-star prospect at Grayson High School. Reed...
3 questions for Georgia football to answer by the end of the second scrimmage

3 questions for Georgia football to answer by the end of the second scrimmage

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart and his staff have a checklist of sorts. Each day, the coaches comb through the details and consider how best to utilize a championship caliber roster. Smart has said it’s a puzzle of sorts. Each season brings about new challenges, the dynamics changing in each position group and meeting room as the personnel turns over. The...
Colorado State coach Mike Bobo hospitalized after feeling numbness in his feet

Colorado State coach Mike Bobo hospitalized after feeling numbness in his feet

Former Georgia quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is undergoing medical tests after he began to feel numbness in his feet. Bobo and Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker both put out statements regarding the situation. Per the statement, Bobo first began to feel the numbness on Saturday. “I recently began to experience numbness in my feet. ...
Georgia football podcast: With Demetris Robertson now eligible, UGA has everything it needs to win national championship

Georgia football podcast: With Demetris Robertson now eligible, UGA has everything it needs to win national championship

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 football coach Kirby Smart identifies soft spot on defense

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart identifies soft spot on defense

ATHENS, Ga. — The middle of the Georgia football defense needs to get better up front, according to Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart. Smart, while praising the progress of projected starting nose guard Julian Rochester, also said the players on the interior defensive line need to improve. “For us to be a great defense, the likes of Julian, Tyler Clark, DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle and Michael...
Georgia’s 1,000-yard rushers

Georgia’s 1,000-yard rushers

Entering the 2018 season, Georgia has a five-year streak of 1,000-yard rushers. The Bulldogs have had 11 players rush for more than 1,000-yards 16 times since Kevin McLee did it first in 1976. Will sophomore D’Andre Swift continue the trend in Athens in 2018? Last season, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel each broke the 1,000 yard mark. They were two of nine Southeastern Conference rushers...
Own the East: Notre Dame transfer Jay Hayes provides much-needed help on D-line

Own the East: Notre Dame transfer Jay Hayes provides much-needed help on D-line

ATHENS – There’s a lot Georgia fans didn’t know about Jay Hayes when he announced he was transferring to UGA from Notre Dame early this summer. And they’re still learning things about him. Like, how is name isn’t really Jay. His given name is Jonathan Lamar Hayes. In fact, his mother still calls him that. But folks back in Brooklyn started calling him Jay...
Georgia football injury report: Bulldogs relatively unscathed, but senior leader still out

Georgia football injury report: Bulldogs relatively unscathed, but senior leader still out

ATHENS, Ga. — Every team talks about pushing hard in fall drills and getting in tip-top shape. But with Georgia coach Kirby Smart, it’s not just lip service. The Bulldogs’ strength and conditioning and practice habits were put to the test Saturday. Smart put the team through a 150-play scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. Only one player cramped up. Another Georgia player experienced...
Heart of Georgia football defense: Kirby Smart’s scrimmage analysis of 3 key players

Heart of Georgia football defense: Kirby Smart’s scrimmage analysis of 3 key players

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football has major holes to fill on defense after losing seven starters from last season’s SEC Championship team, but Kirby Smart sounds optimistic. Smart detailed three specific players that will key the middle of the Bulldogs’ defense following Saturday’s 150-play scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. RELATED: Kirby Smart declares hard-hitting...
WATCH: Georgia football RB Elijah Holyfield runs through first team defense

WATCH: Georgia football RB Elijah Holyfield runs through first team defense

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart revealed the Bulldogs’ had their share of playmakers in the closed scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium. “I thought [Elijah] Holyfield had a good run, then Juwan Taylor got a good stick on Holyfield,” Smart said Saturday afternoon. “[D’Andre] Swift had good runs.” “There...
Thoughts from Kirby Smart about Saturday’s scrimmage

Thoughts from Kirby Smart about Saturday’s scrimmage

The Georgia Bulldogs conducted their first scrimmage of their preseason camp Saturday, in a scrimmage at Sanford Stadium that lasted about two hours, according to UGA sports media relations. From a transcript released by UGA, here are some comments from coach Kirby Smart about the scrimmage:  “I was pleased with the effort and toughness in the scrimmage. We had some physical hits, good...
Kirby Smart: Demetris Robertson doesn’t get free pass into starting lineup

Kirby Smart: Demetris Robertson doesn’t get free pass into starting lineup

ATHENS — Just because Demetris Robertson is now eligible to play this season doesn’t mean he’s suddenly going to be Georgia’s premier wide receiver. First, he has to prove he’s good enough to crack the rotation. That’s according to Georgia coach Kirby Smart, he spent nearly half of his allotted time following the Bulldogs’ scrimmage ...
WATCH: Kirby Smart declares hard-hitting Georgia football scrimmage a tie

WATCH: Kirby Smart declares hard-hitting Georgia football scrimmage a tie

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart declared the first full fall scrimmage a tie between the offense and the defense. But Smart, entering his third year as head coach, talked like it was an overall victory for the team. Smart put the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs through approximately 150 plays on Saturday at Sanford Stadium, 60 for the ones, 60 for the twos and...
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart details QBs ‘command of the offense’ in scrimmage

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart details QBs ‘command of the offense’ in scrimmage

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football quarterbacks Jake Fromm and Justin Fields continued their spirited competition on Saturday at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs held their first scrimmage of fall drills, putting the red-clad offense against the white-clad defense for about 150 plays. “I thought both quarterbacks played well, they did some good things, they did some things...
Kirby Smart: Demetris Robertson’s road to eligibility at Georgia was uncertain

Kirby Smart: Demetris Robertson’s road to eligibility at Georgia was uncertain

ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart knew the questions about Demetris Robertson would be flying at him after the Bulldogs’ scrimmage on Saturday. So he was ready for them and he disposed of them quickly. Georgia confirmed on Friday that Robertson’s waiver requesting immediately eligibility with the Bulldogs this season had been approved by the NCAA. Robertson...
Georgia football scrimmage day observation: Natrez Patrick leading drill work

Georgia football scrimmage day observation: Natrez Patrick leading drill work

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football was back between the hedges Saturday afternoon for the first full scrimmage of fall drills. Coach Kirby Smart has said he is looking for leaders to emerge this fall, and it was telling to see linebacker Natrez Patrick leading linebacker drills and Riley Ridley catch the first ball of 11 on 11 action. RELATED: Natrez Patrick among 3 Georgia players who...
3 Georgia football players who need a strong first scrimmage

3 Georgia football players who need a strong first scrimmage

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart and his staff have been eagerly awaiting the Saturday scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs have had a few contact practices to get the players loose and back in the football mode. The first fall scrimmage always sets the tone. Most importantly, it provides players an opportunity for an 11-on-11 first seson impression...
Shocking analysis: Demetris Robertson’s addition to Georgia’s roster good for Bulldogs

Shocking analysis: Demetris Robertson’s addition to Georgia’s roster good for Bulldogs

ATHENS — Let’s be clear about this. This a big deal. A very big deal. This could be a difference-maker for the Georgia Bulldogs. This season. Demetris Robertson is a fully-certified Georgia Bulldog now. Unless you were scuba diving or some other such isolated activity, you’ve probably heard by now D-Rob is good to go. His hardship waiver application requesting...
WATCH: How Georgia football WR transfer Demetris Robertson changes Bulldogs’ offense

WATCH: How Georgia football WR transfer Demetris Robertson changes Bulldogs’ offense

ATHENS, Ga. — The one remaining question about the Georgia football offense just got answered. The Bulldogs athletic department announced Friday afternoon that lightning quick Cal transfer Demetris Robertson has been granted a waiver for immediate eligibility. RELATED: What Demetris Robertson addition means for Georgia football The Georgia football receiving corps is now arguably...
NCAA approves Demetris Robertson eligibility waiver

NCAA approves Demetris Robertson eligibility waiver

Georgia added a potential game-changer to its football roster for this season.  Former 5-star receiver Demetris Robertson had his waiver request to play in 2018 granted by the NCAA, a UGA spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. Robertson transferred from Cal after playing two seasons at the Pac-12 school, but he was to sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules. However, Robertson, who began...
BREAKING: Georgia football WR Demetris Robertson granted eligibility waiver for 2018 season

BREAKING: Georgia football WR Demetris Robertson granted eligibility waiver for 2018 season

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football has officially added another weapon to the receiver ranks, announcing Friday afternoon that receiver Demetris Robertson has been granted a waiver for eligibility. (more details to come) The post BREAKING: Georgia football WR Demetris Robertson granted eligibility waiver for 2018 season appeared first on DawgNation.
Report: Transfer WR Demetris Robertson eligible to play for UGA this season

Report: Transfer WR Demetris Robertson eligible to play for UGA this season

Has UGA added a potential game-changer to its football roster for this season? Former 5-star receiver Demetris Robertson “has had his waiver request to play in 2018 granted by the NCAA,” according to The Athletic’s Seth Emerson. Robertson transferred from Cal after playing two seasons at the Pac-12 school, but he had to sit out this season under NCAA transfer...
Ahkil Crumpton taking on leadership role among UGA receivers 

Ahkil Crumpton taking on leadership role among UGA receivers 

Around this time last year, Ahkil Crumpton had just arrived in Athens after spending the 2016 season playing at a junior college. It was a bit like diving into the deep end without any floaties.  But Crumpton has come a long way since struggling to memorize plays during his first few weeks as a Bulldog, and he’s approaching his final season with a leadership mentality.  “Me being...
Former Bulldog Nick Chubb has rough NFL debut

Former Bulldog Nick Chubb has rough NFL debut

Welcome to the NFL, Nick Chubb. The former Georgia Bulldogs star played for the Cleveland Browns in their first exhibition game Thursday night. The rookie running back carried the ball 15 times but only gained 11 yards against the New York Giants. The Browns won the game 20-10. Cleveland.com reported Chubb ran behind the second-team offensive line and “looked hesitant at times.” Chubb...
Georgia football podcast: UGA expects new-look defense to provide same results

Georgia football podcast: UGA expects new-look defense to provide same results

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...
Own the East: There’s good reason Georgia gave Mel Tucker such a whopping raise

Own the East: There’s good reason Georgia gave Mel Tucker such a whopping raise

ATHENS – Kirby Smart gets a lot of credit for what Georgia has been able to do on defense his first two seasons. But Smart passes that credit right on down the line to Mel Tucker. Tucker is the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator and Smart’s right-hand man on that side of the ball. And if there was ever any question about how Smart feels about Tucker, it was eliminated...
Georgia Bulldogs are taking advantage of their Philly connection

Georgia Bulldogs are taking advantage of their Philly connection

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. There’s a lot of intrigue surrounding Georgia’s receivers, a certain transfer from California especially....
Athlon Sports predicts Georgia, Clemson will meet in College Football Playoff

Athlon Sports predicts Georgia, Clemson will meet in College Football Playoff

Fans anticipating the renewal of a rivalry between Georgia and Clemson may not have to wait too much longer, according to Athlon Sports.  Recent rumors that the teams might pop up on each other’s schedules as early as 2021 caused a buzz on social media, but the annual bowl predictions from Athlon Sports have the two meeting in Miami later this year.  The path Athlon predicts for the...
UGA’s John Isner will face familiar foe in first Wimbledon semifinal

UGA’s John Isner will face familiar foe in first Wimbledon semifinal

John Isner is ready to be associated with something at Wimbledon other than winning a 70-68 fifth set in the longest match in tennis history.  He figures a championship would do the trick — and now he's only two victories away.  Isner, a 33-year-old former Georgia Bulldogs star playing in his 41st major tournament, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Milos Raonic 6-7...
7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 defense

7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 defense

Roquan Smith established himself as one of the elite linebackers in Georgia Bulldogs history in helping the team win the SEC championship last season and advance to the College Football Playoff title game. Smith’s collection of 2017 statistics includes 137 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 20 quarterback hurries. The Chicago Bears rewarded Smith by taking him in the first round (eighth...
Social media welcomes possible return of UGA-Clemson rivalry

Social media welcomes possible return of UGA-Clemson rivalry

With the 2018 season rapidly approaching, most college football fans are counting down the days until kickoff.  But rumors that a fierce rivalry from the past could soon be renewed have Georgia and Clemson fans looking ahead to future schedules.  The last time the two teams met in 2014, the Bulldogs avenged their 2013 loss to the Tigers with a 45-21 victory in Sanford Stadium. Now that...
7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 offense

7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 offense

Few running backs in Georgia Bulldogs history have performed at the level we saw last season from Nick Chubb or Sony Michel.  Their talents have taken them to the NFL (the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots, respectively), so the defending SEC champs will need to turn to other players, such as sophomore Jake Fromm (quarterback) and D’Andre Swift (running back), as they try to build...
College football guru Phil Steele predicts Georgia will go undefeated in 2018

College football guru Phil Steele predicts Georgia will go undefeated in 2018

Coming off its best season in years, Georgia football looks poised to repeat the successes of 2017 and earn another shot at the national title.  Though the Bulldogs lost some key players to the NFL Draft, college football analyst Phil Steele believes the SEC Champions will go undefeated in the 2018 regular season. 
Star-studded field for Atlanta Open announced, includes UGA’s Emil Reinberg 

Star-studded field for Atlanta Open announced, includes UGA’s Emil Reinberg 

Thirty-nine days from the opening matches of the BB&T Atlanta Open, tournament director Eddie Gonzalez revealed the players who will take to the courts at Atlantic Station beginning July 21.  John Isner, the reigning singles champion and a former Georgia Bulldog, will return to try to defend his title, but the task won’t be an easy one as Nick Kyrgios, the 2016 winner, also is returning...
Fromm: ‘Trying to take on this leadership role the best way I can’ 

Fromm: ‘Trying to take on this leadership role the best way I can’ 

Fields, fishing accidents and favorite plays? Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm spoke about all of the above and more in a recent exclusive interview with the AJC before the Atlanta Sports Awards ceremony.  Q. How has it been practicing alongside (freshman quarterback) Justin Fields?
UGA’s David Pollack on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

UGA’s David Pollack on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former Georgia All American David Pollack is on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. » More: Tech stars on Hall of Fame ballot The defensive lineman led the Bulldogs to two SEC title games during his tenure in Athens (2001 to 2004). His credentials include: • Three-time First Team All-American (consensus in 2002, 2004)  • Recipient of the 2004 Lombardi and Bednarik...
NFL contracts for Georgia picks total $53.5 million

NFL contracts for Georgia picks total $53.5 million

Six Georgia players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft have inked deals totaling a combined $53.5 million.  With three first-round picks, the Bulldogs lay claim to being one the highest-grossing programs for draft picks in 2018.  According to Over The Cap salary tracker, this is what each draft pick from Georgia will receive over their four-year contract (which is determined by a formula...
Georgia football traditions: Sanford Stadium hedges

Georgia football traditions: Sanford Stadium hedges

The phrase “between the hedges,” coined by Atlanta Journal sportswriter Grantland Rice, is synonymous with Georgia football. Sanford Stadium’s privet hedges, which cover about 5,000 square feet around the playing field have survived disease, winter weather and more than one move. The hedges are not just cosmetic there is a low chain-link fence running through the branches...
Rate Georgia’s upcoming football opponents

Rate Georgia’s upcoming football opponents

You recently selected which games on Georgia’s 2018 football schedule were shoo-ins and which were definite losses. Now we look further on the Bulldogs’ schedule and rate upcoming opponents for the 2018 to 2021 season. The Bulldogs’ upcoming non-SEC power conference opponents include Notre Dame and Atlantic Coast Conference teams - Georgia Tech, Virginia and possibly Clemson. Georgia...
Who is the Bulldogs’ biggest rival?

Who is the Bulldogs’ biggest rival?

Who is Georgia’s biggest football rival?  Is it Auburn? Georgia first played Auburn in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in 1892. It’s known as the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. The Bulldogs are 58-56-8 against the Tigers.  • Notable rivalry moment: One of the most college football’s most memorable images occurred during a rivalry game at Auburn in 1996. Tigers...
UGA AD McGarity says Georgia and Clemson could play as soon as 2021

UGA AD McGarity says Georgia and Clemson could play as soon as 2021

Less than a week after Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he’d “absolutely” want his team to get back to regularly playing the Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has said that matchup could actually return pretty soon.  According to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald, McGarity confirmed that the Tigers and Bulldogs could square off as early as...
Billy Payne honored at naming of UGA’s indoor practice facility

Billy Payne honored at naming of UGA’s indoor practice facility

Billy Payne, a former football player at Georgia, was celebrated Monday night in Athens at the naming ceremony for Georgia’s indoor athletic facility. The university’s Board of Regents approved in February naming the new facility the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in honor of Payne and his father. The naming was funded by more than $10 million in donations...
Pick which games on Georgia’s football schedule will be a win or loss

Pick which games on Georgia’s football schedule will be a win or loss

Sportsbook BetDSI recently released its SEC over/under win totals for the 2018 regular season. Georgia’s is set at 10.5 wins, making the Bulldogs favorites to win the SEC East and return to Atlanta for the title game. The projection roughly falls in line with ESPN’s Football Power Index, which pegs Georgia to win 10.9 games this season. It also backs up my own exceedingly unscientific...
5 Bulldogs projected to go early in 2018 NFL Draft

5 Bulldogs projected to go early in 2018 NFL Draft

Isaiah McKenzie was the lone Georgia Bulldogs player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he stayed on the board until the fifth round, going to the Denver Broncos with the 172nd pick. But whereas UGA’s 2017 draft class was one of the weakest in program history, the 2018 Class figures to be one of the strongest. According to one mock draft, five or more Bulldogs could be drafted this...
Here’s when Georgia targets will announce decisions on Signing Day

Here’s when Georgia targets will announce decisions on Signing Day

Georgia had an impressive haul in the early signing period in December and hopes to add even more top recruits Wednesday on National Signing Day.  The Bulldogs have several targets they are trying to reel in. Here’s the times each player is expected to announce his decision:  9 a.m.: 3-star defensive tackle Jordan Davis (Mallard Creek, Charlotte, N.C.)  10 a.m.: 5-star cornerback ...
As Eason visits Washington, former Bulldogs teammate says farewell

As Eason visits Washington, former Bulldogs teammate says farewell

When Isaac Nauta and Jacob Eason first arrived in Athens over two years ago, they were supposed to be the future of the Bulldogs’ offense. They were the highly touted quarterback and tight end, yes, but also they were college roommates, a pair seemingly destined to make their mark on Georgia together. > Also:   Jake Fromm tweets farewell to Jacob Eason Eason threw for 2,430 yards...
After championship run, UGA to ‘adjust’ football ticket prices

After championship run, UGA to ‘adjust’ football ticket prices

After the Georgia football team’s run to the national title game, the university is planning a change to ticket prices at Sanford Stadium. The UGA Athletic Board has an agenda item described as “ticket price adjustment” for its Tuesday meeting. It does not say whether it is immediate or for the 2019 season or if it is an increase or decrease. “Those details will be discussed...
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>...
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