UGA / DawgNation





UGA fans sound off on stadium’s new scoreboard

UGA fans sound off on stadium’s new scoreboard

Who says there’s an offseason for UGA football? The season opener is 75 days away, but there was a buzz on social media last week about the back of the new scoreboard at Sanford Stadium.  That’s right, the back of the scoreboard.  The updated design received mixed reviews from fans on Twitter. 
Which Georgia Bulldogs have most to prove in 2018?

Which Georgia Bulldogs have most to prove in 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. The Georgia Bulldogs have a lot to prove this season. As the defending SEC champions and the clear favorites to repeat in a weak SEC East, the...
BREAKING: Bulldogs add massive 4-star OT Xavier Truss to 2019 hual

BREAKING: Bulldogs add massive 4-star OT Xavier Truss to 2019 hual

When Sam Pittman wants one of his guys, he usually lands them. Xavier Truss, a 6-foot-7 tackle from Rhode Island, is the latest example of that trend. Truss committed to UGA on Sunday during a long-planned weekend visit. He shared the news of his decision via his personal Twitter account. Truss rates as the nation’s No. 15 tackle prospect on the 247Sports composite...
Who is Georgia’s biggest threat in the SEC East?

Who is Georgia’s biggest threat in the SEC East?

When it comes to the SEC East this coming football season, Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs are the consensus favorite. So far this offseason, the chatter mainly has been centering around which team in the division could be their biggest challenger. Early money seems to be on South Carolina. USA Today, among others, ...
BREAKING: Bulldogs finally add a long-awaited QB to 2019 class

BREAKING: Bulldogs finally add a long-awaited QB to 2019 class

John Rhys Plumlee didn’t see two major hurdles standing in his way in Athens. He just saw an opportunity. The Bulldogs just saw an athlete that they wanted to add to their QB room, too. The 4-star ATH from Mississippi chose to share the news Friday night via his Twitter account that he has committed to Georgia. The Oak Grove High signal caller now has a very good chance to become...
Georgia football podcast: Las Vegas shows UGA some love

Georgia football podcast: Las Vegas shows UGA some love

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...
Based on raw speed, why doesn’t Georgia’s Mecole Hardman get ball more?

Based on raw speed, why doesn’t Georgia’s Mecole Hardman get ball more?

Welcome to a feature on DawgNation where our writers answer (or try to answer) the best questions submitted by Georgia fans. If you’d like to submit a question, please e-mail us at ugaquestionoftheday@gmail.com. Or you can tweet us here or here. Look for the Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. ...
Bulldogs back in top 10, where they belong

Bulldogs back in top 10, where they belong

ATHENS — The results are in — well, mostly — and Georgia is back where it belongs. That’d be in the top 10. And we’re talking about the entirety of the athletic department, not just the football team. The final calculations for the NACDA Learfield Cup standings have not been done pending the completion of the baseball season. But the Bulldogs currently rank...
Georgia football podcast: Mixed messages about UGA offense

Georgia football podcast: Mixed messages about UGA offense

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...
Crazy things had to happen for Georgia to close deal on 1959 SEC championship

Crazy things had to happen for Georgia to close deal on 1959 SEC championship

This is the second of a two-part series relating to the recent death of LSU’s fabled back, Billy Cannon, and how Georgia’s football team became the surprise winner of the Southeastern Conference championship in 1959. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1. When Billy Cannon returned a punt 89 yards to defeat Ole Miss on a foggy Halloween night in Baton...
In light of recent developments, should Georgia’s 2018 class still be ranked No. 1?

In light of recent developments, should Georgia’s 2018 class still be ranked No. 1?

ATHENS — Let’s talk a little football recruiting. I know Jeff Sentell is usually the one you turn to in that regard. I do, too. In fact, he and I had a good conversation Wednesday morning when I asked about something that was on my mind. I was wondering whether Georgia’s No. 1 national recruiting ranking for its Class of 2018 should stand in light of some...
Georgia football podcast: Recent news could provide opportunity for incoming freshman

Georgia football podcast: Recent news could provide opportunity for incoming freshman

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...
Shockley: ‘Country knows that Georgia is a national powerhouse now’

Shockley: ‘Country knows that Georgia is a national powerhouse now’

DJ Shockley left his mark on Georgia football by leading the Bulldogs to the SEC title in 2005. Since completing his collegiate career and retiring from the NFL, Shockley has kept busy by working in television and trying to keep up with his children. The AJC caught up him in an exclusive interview after presenting at the Atlanta Sports Awards.  Q. What are your thoughts on the current status...
How the late Billy Cannon of LSU figured into Georgia’s 1959 SEC championship

How the late Billy Cannon of LSU figured into Georgia’s 1959 SEC championship

This is the first of a two-part series relating to the recent death of LSU’s fabled back, Billy Cannon, and how Georgia’s football team became the surprise winner of the Southeastern Conference championship in 1959. ATHENS — When Billy Cannon died in late May, I thought of his indirect Georgia connection. It is not likely remembered by many who wear Red...
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?
Georgia football podcast: Nadab Joseph news puts more pressure on UGA secondary

Georgia football podcast: Nadab Joseph news puts more pressure on UGA secondary

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...
The reasons why DT target C.J. Clark has become a priority for UGA

The reasons why DT target C.J. Clark has become a priority 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 for Tuesday calls for a scouting assessment of 4-star DT target C.J. Clark from North Carolina. He’s...
Did Vince Dooley receive a big raise from UGA after winning 1980 national title?

Did Vince Dooley receive a big raise from UGA after winning 1980 national title?

Welcome to a feature on DawgNation where our writers answer (or try to answer) the best questions submitted by Georgia fans. If you’d like to submit a question, please e-mail us at ugaquestionoftheday@gmail.com. Or you can tweet us here or here. Look for the Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. ...
Georgia’s dynamo track coach delivers on promise of national titles

Georgia’s dynamo track coach delivers on promise of national titles

ATHENS — There’s a pretty cool video bouncing around the internet of the women’s 4×400-meter relay finals from the NCAA Women’s Track and Field Championships last Saturday. It features an incredible finish by Southern Cal’s Kendall Ellis, who made up about a 25-yard deficit over the final stretch and lunged at the finish line to edge Purdue...
BREAKING: 2018 UGA signee Nadab Joseph enrolls in junior college

BREAKING: 2018 UGA signee Nadab Joseph enrolls in junior college

Nadad Joseph, a key UGA signee in the class of 2018,  has enrolled at Independence Community College in Kansas. DawgNation was told that this morning by Joseph’s mentor. He is set to start classes today. “We’re doing summer enrollment to try and get out as fast as possible,” Joseph’s mentor Victor Evans told DawgNation. Evans, who has meant a great deal to Joseph...
Georgia football podcast: One thing national media gets wrong about UGA

Georgia football podcast: One thing national media gets wrong about 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...
Who are the coolest Georgia Bulldogs athletes of all time?

Who are the coolest Georgia Bulldogs athletes of all time?

If there was one word used more than any other by fans and sportscasters to describe Jake Fromm in his first season as Georgia’s quarterback, it was “cool.” Cool, as in not showing much in the way of nerves, despite making his first college start in a nationally-televised prime-time game time at Notre Dame. Cool, as in not getting rattled under pressure...
Former Georgia signee D’Antne Demery reportedly reaches plea deal in domestic violence case

Former Georgia signee D’Antne Demery reportedly reaches plea deal in domestic violence case

Former Georgia signee D’Antne Demery has reportedly reached a plea deal in a domestic violence case against his former girlfriend, according to  OnlineAthens.com. Per OnlineAthens’ report: Demery, a former 4-star offensive lineman, was involved in the incident during the same weekend as his G-Day game visit last year. He instead enrolled at Hutchinson...
UGA makes history with school’s first NCAA championship in men’s track

UGA makes history with school’s first NCAA championship in men’s track

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs made some history out in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, and they hope to make even more on Saturday. The Georgia men captured the first outdoor track and field national championship in school history, collecting 52 points to swamp the second-place Florida Gators by 10 points. The title was made possible with a 20-point start from junior Denzel Comenentia,...
Georgia men’s track and field wins first national championship

Georgia men’s track and field wins first national championship

The Georgia men’s track and field team won its first national championship in program history during the NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugune, Ore., on Friday. The title comes three months after the Bulldogs women’s team won its first indoor national championship. The track team is the first Georgia men’s team to win a national championship since the men’s tennis...
Brothers with UGA ties battling at the Dogwood Invitational 

Brothers with UGA ties battling at the Dogwood Invitational 

Of the 96 amateur golfers vying for the Dogwood Invitational trophy, two are locked into a rivalry that runs deeper than the tournament. Trevor and Trent Phillips have been playing alongside each other since they were 9 and 7 years old, respectively, and grew up on the greens after their father, Brian, built their home on a golf course. The brothers are separated by one stroke after three rounds. ...
UGA recruiting: Perspective will always be key in June under Kirby Smart

UGA recruiting: Perspective will always be key in June under Kirby Smart

Psst. Want to know a secret that should not be a secret by now for UGA recruiting? Kirby Smart has shown through three years he plays the long game with recruiting classes. Georgia ranks No. 10 nationally on the 247Sports team composite rankings for 2019. That spot is also good for No. 4 in the SEC. This is the time of year where spring drills are over, camp season is...
Cayman Islands trip ahead for Bulldogs, Panthers

Cayman Islands trip ahead for Bulldogs, Panthers

The Georgia's men's basketball team will take part in the Cayman Islands Classic early next season against Illinois State. The teams’ will meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, UGA announced Thursday. Georgia State also will take part in the tournament.  The other first-round matchups are Akron vs. Clemson at noon, St. Bonaventure vs. Georgia State at 5 p.m., and Boise State vs. Creighton...
Lithuanian guard signs with Georgia

Lithuanian guard signs with Georgia

A guard from Lithuania became the second player to sign with Georgia since Tom Crean was hired in March. Ignas Sargiunas, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound freshman combo guard from Kaunas, Lithuania, signed a letter-of-intent, UGA announced Thursday. “We are very pleased that Ignas will be joining our program,” Crean said in a statement. “As a combo guard, his versatility will help us greatly...
Steve Spurrier: ‘If talking mattered, Georgia would’ve beaten us a lot more’

Steve Spurrier: ‘If talking mattered, Georgia would’ve beaten us a lot more’

Steve Spurrier has ribbed and roasted Georgia a number of times over the years. And even though he hasn’t coached since 2015, Spurrier is still managing to take shots at the Bulldogs. In speaking with Matt Connolly of The State on Tuesday, Spurrier was asked about teams talking trash and potentially hyping up your opponent. And of course he took another...
Georgia’s Tom Crean says expanding the NCAA Tournament is ‘a fantastic idea’

Georgia’s Tom Crean says expanding the NCAA Tournament is ‘a fantastic idea’

Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean is all for expanding the NCAA Tournament. In a report Thursday by The Macon Telegraph, Crean said expanding tournament field from 68 teams to 72 teams would only be good for the sport. “I think it’s a fantastic idea,” Crean said. “We’re not talking about making it another week, right? I’m for anything that’s going to...
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>...
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...
More UGA / DawgNation Stories