Chip Towers

Chip Towers covers the Georgia Bulldogs for the AJC. UGA / DawgNation

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Dan Mullen represents new chapter in Georgia’s storied rivalry with Florida
 ATLANTA — Dan Mullen landed at Florida as the Gators’ new coach and immediately attracted the Georgia Bulldogs’ attention
            with his remark to a fan group. Five months ago, he said of the Bulldogs’ recent SEC Championship, 
            “even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.&rdquo...

Posted: 16 hours ago

ATLANTA — Dan Mullen landed at Florida as the Gators’ new coach and immediately attracted the Georgia Bulldogs’ attention with his remark to a fan group. Five months ago, he said of the Bulldogs’ recent SEC Championship, “even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.&rdquo...
Jonathan Ledbetter’s personal journey makes him perfect leader for Georgia Bulldogs
 ATLANTA — Redemption is quickly developing as a theme for the 2018 Georgia Bulldogs. It’s not about the 2017 season and that excruciatingly close call to winning it all in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We’re talking
            about personal redemption, as in atonement and reclamation. As in recovery. Case in point: Jonathan Ledbetter...

Posted: 19 hours ago

ATLANTA — Redemption is quickly developing as a theme for the 2018 Georgia Bulldogs. It’s not about the 2017 season and that excruciatingly close call to winning it all in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We’re talking about personal redemption, as in atonement and reclamation. As in recovery. Case in point: Jonathan Ledbetter...
Georgia’s Kirby Smart weighs in on availability of Natrez Patrick, Deangelo Gibbs
 ATLANTA — To hear their teammates talk about them, Deangelo Gibbs and Natrez Patrick are full reinstated and set to play in
            Georgia’s first game this season. But Terry Godwin, Jonathan Ledbetter and Jonathan Ledbetter aren’t in charge. Kirby Smart
            is, and the Bulldogs’ head coach is not ready...

Posted: 22 hours ago

ATLANTA — To hear their teammates talk about them, Deangelo Gibbs and Natrez Patrick are full reinstated and set to play in Georgia’s first game this season. But Terry Godwin, Jonathan Ledbetter and Jonathan Ledbetter aren’t in charge. Kirby Smart is, and the Bulldogs’ head coach is not ready...
Sorry D’Andre Swift, Kentucky’s Benny Snell says he’s the SEC’s best back
 ATLANTA — Kentucky’s Benny Snell has all the attributes needed to be a great back in the SEC. Not the least of those is confidence. Just ask him. “I am the best running back in the SEC,” Snell said at SEC Football Media Days on Monday. So there you have it. There’s actually a good bit of merit in Snell&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

ATLANTA — Kentucky’s Benny Snell has all the attributes needed to be a great back in the SEC. Not the least of those is confidence. Just ask him. “I am the best running back in the SEC,” Snell said at SEC Football Media Days on Monday. So there you have it. There’s actually a good bit of merit in Snell&rsquo...
Kentucky’s Mark Stoops sees Georgia as SEC measuring stick
 ATLANTA — Mark Stoops is tired of being close. Kentucky’s sixth-year coach has gotten a lot of pats on the back for leading the Wildcats back-to-back seven-win seasons and
            bowl appearances and putting some big-time scares in some powerhouse programs. That included Georgia two years ago, when the
            Bulldogs...

Posted: a day ago

ATLANTA — Mark Stoops is tired of being close. Kentucky’s sixth-year coach has gotten a lot of pats on the back for leading the Wildcats back-to-back seven-win seasons and bowl appearances and putting some big-time scares in some powerhouse programs. That included Georgia two years ago, when the Bulldogs...
SEC Football Media Days not going to be in Atlanta long
 ATLANTA — Get a good look at SEC Football Media Days in Atlanta because it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be around long. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, first up on the podium in the main room on Monday, spoke proudly of the concept of bringing
            the annual preseason football convention to the largest city in...

Posted: a day ago

ATLANTA — Get a good look at SEC Football Media Days in Atlanta because it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be around long. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, first up on the podium in the main room on Monday, spoke proudly of the concept of bringing the annual preseason football convention to the largest city in...
Georgia and Atlanta United fans unite at inaugural SEC Summerfest event
 ATLANTA — For Trent Pearson and Jason Miller, it was set up to be a perfect day: Atlanta United soccer at The Benz in the
            afternoon, SEC football talk in the evening at Centennial Olympic Park. There ended up being some wrinkles. It started with the hometown soccer team not winning (they played Seattle to a 1-1 draw).
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Posted: 2 days ago

ATLANTA — For Trent Pearson and Jason Miller, it was set up to be a perfect day: Atlanta United soccer at The Benz in the afternoon, SEC football talk in the evening at Centennial Olympic Park. There ended up being some wrinkles. It started with the hometown soccer team not winning (they played Seattle to a 1-1 draw). ...
SEC hoping for festive atmosphere for first Football Media Days in Atlanta
 Now that 
            the Paul Finebaum drama has been settled, the SEC can get on with kicking off the college football season like it does every year. Only this year,
            the league plans to make SEC Football Media Days a bigger deal than ever. All the rhetoric that annually precedes the season will get under way this week as coaches...

Posted: 3 days ago

Now that the Paul Finebaum drama has been settled, the SEC can get on with kicking off the college football season like it does every year. Only this year, the league plans to make SEC Football Media Days a bigger deal than ever. All the rhetoric that annually precedes the season will get under way this week as coaches...
Georgia’s Nick Chubb glad to finally give back to Cedartown
 CEDARTOWN, Ga. – Nick Chubb is finally able to give back. And he’s just getting started. The beloved Georgia running back, who only recently signed his first NFL contract with Cleveland Browns, made his first donation
            as a millionaire benefactor on Thursday. And, for him, there was never a doubt who would be the beneficiary...

Posted: 5 days ago

CEDARTOWN, Ga. – Nick Chubb is finally able to give back. And he’s just getting started. The beloved Georgia running back, who only recently signed his first NFL contract with Cleveland Browns, made his first donation as a millionaire benefactor on Thursday. And, for him, there was never a doubt who would be the beneficiary...