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Georgia Greats: D.J. Shockley left Bulldogs with smile and an SEC title

(Note: This is part of a series of stories on legendary Georgia Bulldogs.) DULUTH, Ga. – It’s one of the smallest pictures you’ll find on the walls of D.J. Shockley’s basement. And there are a LOT of pictures in his basement. Some are big, some small, some in fancy frames, others just frameless posters. There’s even a life-size banner of Shockley...



WATCH: Georgia’s newest commit Adam Anderson put up monster numbers against Justin Fields

WATCH: Georgia’s newest commit Adam Anderson put up monster numbers against Justin Fields

Georgia’s two most recent commitments have faced off on the field this year, as Adam Anderson announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on Thursday night. He is the No. 44 player in the 2018 class, and is the Bulldogs highest rated defensive commitment. He faced off against Justin Fields, who is the Bulldogs highest rated offensive commit, and the No. 1 player in the country...
BREAKING: Nation’s No. 2 OLB Adam Anderson makes his commitment

BREAKING: Nation’s No. 2 OLB Adam Anderson makes his commitment

ROME, Ga. — Adam Anderson is going to be a Georgia Bulldog. Again. The program that calls its predatory outside linebackers “The Wolfpack” lures a Wolf from Rome High to join that clan. Adam Anderson now becomes the third-highest UGA commitment in the Class of 2018. (Jeff Sentell/Dawgnation) Tha just fits. The nation’s No. 2 OLB announced his third and very likely...
Road to Atlanta: More turns ahead in College Football Playoff race

Road to Atlanta: More turns ahead in College Football Playoff race

By the time the College Football Playoff selection committee unveils its first rankings of the season Oct. 31, it’ll be able to weigh some compelling additional evidence.  It’ll know how Penn State, ranked No. 2 in this week’s Associated Press and coaches’ polls, measured in telling  games against Michigan (Saturday) and Ohio State (Oct. 28).  It’ll know...
Georgia football podcast: Former SEC greats discuss proper mindset vs. Florida

Georgia football podcast: Former SEC greats discuss proper mindset vs. Florida

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting...
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason thinks Alabama is better than Georgia

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason thinks Alabama is better than Georgia

It’s not unusual for a coach to be asked to weigh in on two teams he’s already played, and be asked which team is better. It is unusual for the coach to bluntly answer the question, which Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason did on Wednesday. Vanderbilt has faced both No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia, and lost badly to both teams. So during the SEC coaches teleconference ...
Sound Off: There are no weeks off when it comes to Chip, Seth and UGA

Sound Off: There are no weeks off when it comes to Chip, Seth and UGA

ATHENS — Thanks for tuning in to the Zaxby’s Sound Off, where beat writers Seth Emerson and Chip Towers offer their thoughts on the Georgia football team. Each week your DawgNation writers offer up some thoughts on the Bulldogs. Chip and Seth deal with a number of topics this week, including the hype surrounding the 7-0 Bulldogs in the national rankings...
Return to Jacksonville a rewarding stop on long journey for UGA’s Javon Wims

Return to Jacksonville a rewarding stop on long journey for UGA’s Javon Wims

ATHENS – One of the rewarding things about doing those Next Generation profiles on Georgia signees each year is getting to see firsthand where these guys are come before they get where they want to go. Javon Wims has now gotten to where he wanted to go. Not his ultimate destination, mind you, but he’s a long way from where he was. When I first met Wims to write...
Georgia legend Herschel Walker sees parallels between 2017 and 1980 national championship team

Georgia legend Herschel Walker sees parallels between 2017 and 1980 national championship team

Any time the legends of a college program start to speak up about a season, it has the potential to be special. Herschel Walker was in Columbus, Georgia Wednesday and gave his take on the Bulldogs this season. According to the Macon Telegraph, someone asked Walker if Georgia could win the national title this season. The next national championship for the Bulldogs would be the first ...
Jim McElwain credits what Georgia has done to help Jake Fromm

Jim McElwain credits what Georgia has done to help Jake Fromm

ATHENS – It’s not that Jim McElwain isn’t impressed by what Jake Fromm has done. It’s that when it comes to why Fromm is doing well, McElwain is just as impressed by what Georgia has put around the freshman quarterback. “They do an outstanding job there, they’ve got some really good people on that side of the ball,” McElwain said. “They&rsquo...
Nick Saban praises Kirby Smart: ‘I think he’s done a great job’

Nick Saban praises Kirby Smart: ‘I think he’s done a great job’

Alabama and Georgia seem like they are on a collision course, as the two seem like the runaway favorites to meet in the SEC title game. And Nick Saban has taken notice of the job Kirby Smart has done in getting the Bulldogs to this point. On the SEC Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday, Saban praised the job Smart has done in his second year with the Georgia program. Smart was...
Trent Woods carries on ‘Big Dawg’ family tradition with pride, heavy heart

Trent Woods carries on ‘Big Dawg’ family tradition with pride, heavy heart

For the many fans that came to Athens for Georgia’s season opener in early September against Appalachian State, and for the thousands of fans that watched at home, the day was a mark of a new beginning, a new season. It was a day many had been looking forward to. It was a day of celebration. But for one family in Athens, the day of celebration was laced with a little sadness and...
Thanks to indoor facility, UGA beat the heat, and then opponents

Thanks to indoor facility, UGA beat the heat, and then opponents

ATHENS – It was hot the day Georgia began football practice, but that was August and it expected. Then it didn’t stop, record-high temperatures lasting week after week, the sun beating down especially hard in the afternoon, during practice. In years past, that may have derailed this team. Ask people around the program about last year, trying to instill Kirby Smart’s ...
Georgia football podcast: UGA gets good news ahead of Florida matchup

Georgia football podcast: UGA gets good news ahead of Florida matchup

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting...
Yante Maten named Co-SEC Preseason Player Of The Year

Yante Maten named Co-SEC Preseason Player Of The Year

Yante Maten has some lofty expactions to live up to this season, as he was tabbed Co-SEC Preseason Player of the Year on Wednesday morning at the SEC Basketball Media Days. Maten, along with Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams,  split the honor. Both Porter Jr. and Williams are expected to be high draft picks in the 2018 NBA Draft...
Easy Gumbo Recipe by Tony Chachere

Easy Gumbo Recipe by Tony Chachere

The seasons are changing and the temperatures are cooling down, and in Louisiana that means it’s time for Gumbo. Gumbo is a staple in Louisiana kitchens and this recipe is the only one you need. With it you can easily add all the flavor without any hassle! It takes just a few greens, meat of your choice, and, of course, Tony Chachere’s Instant Roux Mix, Tony Chachere&rsquo...
UGA’s Kirby Smart lauds Mark Richt for job he’s doing at Miami

UGA’s Kirby Smart lauds Mark Richt for job he’s doing at Miami

ATHENS — Not that there should be any question about it really, but Kirby Smart and Mark Richt are genuinely happy for each other’s current success. Richt acknowledged as much when asked about Georgia last week and Bulldogs’ coach Kirby Smart sent his best wishes Miami’s way on Tuesday. “I think Mark’s done a tremendous job,” Smart...
UGA linebacker Davin Bellamy is out of the club

UGA linebacker Davin Bellamy is out of the club

ATHENS — The club is gone. May it rest in peace. Or in the mind of Davin Bellamy, may it never, ever return. For two-plus games, ever since midway through Georgia’s game at Tennessee, the senior outside linebacker has played with a big white cast on his left arm. Bellamy fractured the third metacarpal bone in the hand during that game, and played through it thanks...
Kirby Smart on why Jacob Eason did not play in Georgia’s win over Missouri

Kirby Smart on why Jacob Eason did not play in Georgia’s win over Missouri

ATHENS — Once again, Georgia routed the opponent enough that the team was able to give reserves and young players some playing time. There was just one notable exception: Jacob Eason. The sophomore quarterback and now-former starter had played at the end of the team’s previous routs of Vanderbilt and Tennessee. But when Georgia went in for the finishing drive against...
Georgia practice report: Several players remain out

Georgia practice report: Several players remain out

ATHENS — While Georgia got perhaps the key injured players back at Tuesday’s practice, that doesn’t mean the team is fully back to health. Two defensive linemen remained out: Sophomore David Marshall and junior DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, who each sustained injuries late last week and sat out the Missouri game. Head coach Kirby Smart said after the game that Marshall...
Georgia gets positive news on Terry Godwin and Trenton Thompson

Georgia gets positive news on Terry Godwin and Trenton Thompson

ATHENS — After an injury scare to Georgia’s leading receiver, and two games without its best defensive lineman, it appears Terry Godwin and Trenton Thompson are on track to play against Florida. Both players were in uniform at Tuesday’s practice, the team’s first of the bye week. Georgia plays Florida in Jacksonville a week from Saturday. Godwin left...

DawgNation Invasion Jacksonville

It’s that time of year again!  The Georgia Bulldogs will be headed down to Jacksonville to play the Florida Gators.  Are you planning to attend the game?  If so, be sure to stop by our tailgate on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 3:30pm at the Touchdown Lot at Talleyrand Avenue & E Duval Street.  Look out for our 17 foot flag banners flying...
Former Bulldogs star Thomas Davis: ‘Georgia’s not afraid of Bama’

Former Bulldogs star Thomas Davis: ‘Georgia’s not afraid of Bama’

Thomas Davis says Georgia isn’t afraid of Alabama. The former Bulldogs linebacker had a fun response when playing a word association game on SEC Network’s Thinking Out Loud recently. As relayed by SEC Network’s Twitter account on Monday, Davis said a sign from a Georgia fan that read, “We (kinda) want Bama” was fake because “Georgia&rsquo...
Georgia football podcast: 4-star LB Adam Anderson’s announcement puts UGA on doorstep of huge opportunity

Georgia football podcast: 4-star LB Adam Anderson’s announcement puts UGA on doorstep of huge opportunity

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting...
What’s the most dangerous game left on Georgia’s schedule?

What’s the most dangerous game left on Georgia’s schedule?

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.  Georgia football is 7-0 and staring down a spot in the College Football Playoff. According to S&P+, the Bulldogs have a 68 percent chance...
Georgia Greats: Charley Trippi paved way for DawgNation

Georgia Greats: Charley Trippi paved way for DawgNation

ATHENS – It was a hot and steamy day in August when I called Charley Trippi’s house. I was concerned. My objective was to reach out to the man many believe to be the greatest athlete to have ever worn a Georgia football uniform – bar none — and ask him for an interview. But Charley Trippi is 95 years old. Not many people live to be 95 years old. Only...
Nation’s No. 2 OLB Adam Anderson sets date for his choice between Bama and UGA

Nation’s No. 2 OLB Adam Anderson sets date for his choice between Bama and UGA

Adam Anderson picked up an award on Monday from the TD Club of Atlanta. The meeting took place at 103 West in Atlanta and Anderson looked the part. He was pretty dapper in a scarlet red jacket and matching bow tie, but he must have also have been in a giving mood. That’s because Anderson shared some very interesting news. Adam Anderson has de-committed from both Georgia...
WATCH: Young fan of former Georgia RB Todd Gurley surprised with Rams tickets, bursts into tears

WATCH: Young fan of former Georgia RB Todd Gurley surprised with Rams tickets, bursts into tears

A young Todd Gurley fan had no idea he was going to get to go watch his favorite player. And when he found out, he lost it. In an adorable video shared on Twitter on Sunday, a young boy is surprised with tickets to the Rams-Jaguars game in Jacksonville, Fla. The boy is a huge fan of Gurley, a former Georgia and current Rams running back. At first, the boy appears to be in disbelief. But...
Former UGA athletic director Damon Evans now running Maryland athletic department

Former UGA athletic director Damon Evans now running Maryland athletic department

More than seven years after leaving UGA in disgrace, Damon Evans is back running a major-conference athletic department. At least temporarily. Evans, the associate athletics director at Maryland since Nov. 2014, is now running the Terrapins’ athletic department on an interim basis. Kevin Anderson, the school’s athletics director, has been placed on leave for six...
UGA’s Mecole Hardman feeling at home with ball in his hands

UGA’s Mecole Hardman feeling at home with ball in his hands

ATHENS – Elbert County coach Sid Fritts wasn’t in the mood Monday to say “I told so you.” That’s not his style anyway. But he did say he wasn’t surprised to see his former player Mecole Hardman streaking through Missouri’s secondary Saturday night at Sanford Stadium. And he suspects we’ll all see a lot more of it before it’s all done...
Georgia football podcast: UGA proves 3 important points in win vs. Missouri

Georgia football podcast: UGA proves 3 important points in win vs. Missouri

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC and break down the latest Georgia football...
At Second Glance: Georgia pass defense is a concern, but UGA pass offense is improving

At Second Glance: Georgia pass defense is a concern, but UGA pass offense is improving

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 the broadcast copy. So what did we see in Georgia’s defensively-challenged 53-28 win over Missouri?  We’ll get to Georgia’s suddenly...
Can UGA add another 5-star recruit with Grayson’s Owen Pappoe?

Can UGA add another 5-star recruit with Grayson’s Owen Pappoe?

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 budget today calls for a James Cook official visit recap with help from a very good source: his mother, Varondria Burnett...
Former Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie is emotional while getting carted off field vs. Giants

Former Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie is emotional while getting carted off field vs. Giants

The Denver Broncos suffered a loss no one thought they’d experience on Sunday night against the winless New York Giants. Shockingly, the Broncos did while losing a promising receiver in the process. Former Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie was carted off the field in the Broncos’ 23-10 loss to the Giants on Sunday Night Football. The injury came early in the fourth quarter...
Overreaction Monday: Book therapy for ‘Brotherhood,’ parade for Dogs

Overreaction Monday: Book therapy for ‘Brotherhood,’ parade for Dogs

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan appears stunned on the sidelines after throwing a interception in the final minute of the game against Miami. The Falcons blew a 17-0 lead and lost 20-17. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com) The Falcons like to talk about their, “Brotherhood.” The “Brotherhood” needs group therapy. No team, let alone a very good team, should blow a...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Georgia is ranked (Week 7)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Georgia is ranked (Week 7)

Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) had its worst defensive display of the season Saturday night against Missouri at Sanford Stadium, but it still managed a resounding 53-28 victory. With the win, the Bulldogs tightened their grip on the second spot in the SEC Country Power Poll. The 2017 SEC Country Power Poll, consisting of 25 voters from around the SEC, placed Georgia in the No. 2 spot...
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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