Chip Towers

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

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Playing Georgia is a family affair for Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley
 ATHENS — Georgia-Missouri is going to be another family affair for the Dooleys. You may recall those awkward years not so long ago when Vince and Dooley Barbara found themselves dressing in unfamiliar orange
            when their son Derek Dooley was head coach at Tennessee. The Dooleys never really got a chance to get used to it,...

Posted: 4 hours ago

ATHENS — Georgia-Missouri is going to be another family affair for the Dooleys. You may recall those awkward years not so long ago when Vince and Dooley Barbara found themselves dressing in unfamiliar orange when their son Derek Dooley was head coach at Tennessee. The Dooleys never really got a chance to get used to it,...
CoMo: A nice little town with a pretty good football team
 ATHENS — I really need to check out the Gateway Arch. All these years of going to Missouri and I’ve still never visited the
            most famous monument in that state. Located in St. Louis, Mo., the Gateway Arch is, of course, an enormous stainless steel structure that was built in the 1960s
            to symbolize the westward...

Posted: a day ago

ATHENS — I really need to check out the Gateway Arch. All these years of going to Missouri and I’ve still never visited the most famous monument in that state. Located in St. Louis, Mo., the Gateway Arch is, of course, an enormous stainless steel structure that was built in the 1960s to symbolize the westward...
Opposing View: No. 2 Georgia’s defensive edge the difference against Missouri
 ATHENS — He’s back! After a one-year hiatus because — never mind, it doesn’t matter — St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter/columnist/writer extraordainaire
            Dave Matter (see what I did there?) is back to school us on Missouri and give us an opposing view on the Georgia Bulldogs’
            matchup...

Posted: a day ago

ATHENS — He’s back! After a one-year hiatus because — never mind, it doesn’t matter — St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter/columnist/writer extraordainaire Dave Matter (see what I did there?) is back to school us on Missouri and give us an opposing view on the Georgia Bulldogs’ matchup...
Georgia safety Richard LeCounte expects a busy day keeping Missouri in front of him
 ATHENS — The relationship between former Georgia safety Kirby Smart and current Georgia safety Richard LeCounte remains an
            intriguing one. LeCounte, a sophomore from Liberty County, was asked after practice Tuesday if he’d ever been “shown love” by somebody on
            the team the way freshman Brenton...

Posted: 2 days ago

ATHENS — The relationship between former Georgia safety Kirby Smart and current Georgia safety Richard LeCounte remains an intriguing one. LeCounte, a sophomore from Liberty County, was asked after practice Tuesday if he’d ever been “shown love” by somebody on the team the way freshman Brenton...
Missouri QB Drew Lock motivated to face No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs
 ATHENS – Georgia’s defensive backs watched it right after last year’s game, they watched it again Monday and they’ll probably
            watch it again Tuesday. They might watch it all the way up to Saturday’s kickoff. It’s the video breakdown of Missouri’s offensive performance against the Bulldogs...

Posted: 2 days ago

ATHENS – Georgia’s defensive backs watched it right after last year’s game, they watched it again Monday and they’ll probably watch it again Tuesday. They might watch it all the way up to Saturday’s kickoff. It’s the video breakdown of Missouri’s offensive performance against the Bulldogs...
By either name, WR Jeremiah ‘J.J.’ Holloman is playing well for Georgia Bulldogs
 ATHENS — Georgia’s Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman fielded the most important question first. Should we call him Jeremiah or J.J.? “Either one,” said the sophomore receiver from Covington. “Really, everybody’s starting to call me J.J., so J.J.’s fine.” It goes either way at home as well...

Posted: 3 days ago

ATHENS — Georgia’s Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman fielded the most important question first. Should we call him Jeremiah or J.J.? “Either one,” said the sophomore receiver from Covington. “Really, everybody’s starting to call me J.J., so J.J.’s fine.” It goes either way at home as well...
That sound you’re hearing is Heisman Trophy buzz for Georgia’s Mecole Hardman
 ATHENS — Don’t look now, but Mecole Hardman is getting some Heisman Trophy mention. Right now, it’s mostly a regional proposition. But if Georgia’s junior receiver/kick returner keeps up his good work, it’s
            bound to take gain some national momentum. Another standout performance for the No. 2-ranked...

Posted: 3 days ago

ATHENS — Don’t look now, but Mecole Hardman is getting some Heisman Trophy mention. Right now, it’s mostly a regional proposition. But if Georgia’s junior receiver/kick returner keeps up his good work, it’s bound to take gain some national momentum. Another standout performance for the No. 2-ranked...
Report Card: Improvements still to be made despite Georgia’s third straight blowout
 ATHENS — The highlight of Kirby Smart’s postgame press conference Saturday came when the coach was asked to address the “spat”
            that occurred between two Georgia defensive players. Rather than deny or downplay that it happened, Smart had a little fun with it.  Asked what precipitated the shoving match between...

Posted: 5 days ago

ATHENS — The highlight of Kirby Smart’s postgame press conference Saturday came when the coach was asked to address the “spat” that occurred between two Georgia defensive players. Rather than deny or downplay that it happened, Smart had a little fun with it. Asked what precipitated the shoving match between...
Slowly, surely Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield making a name for himself
 ATHENS – Elijah Holyfield was mad, furious really. Not at somebody else. At himself. He was not happy about being run out at the 7-yard line by Middle Tennessee defensive back Gregory Grate. It meant the junior
            running back was credited with a 66-yard run rather than a 73-yard touchdown, which he felt it should have been...

Posted: 5 days ago

ATHENS – Elijah Holyfield was mad, furious really. Not at somebody else. At himself. He was not happy about being run out at the 7-yard line by Middle Tennessee defensive back Gregory Grate. It meant the junior running back was credited with a 66-yard run rather than a 73-yard touchdown, which he felt it should have been...
Georgia QB Jake Fromm not thrilled with performance despite big-play day
 ATHENS — To look at the final score and his statistical line, one would think Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm would be basking
            in the afterglow of the Bulldogs’ 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. Instead, the sophomore signal-caller was bemoaning what he deemed one of the poorer offensive days for the...

Posted: 5 days ago

ATHENS — To look at the final score and his statistical line, one would think Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm would be basking in the afterglow of the Bulldogs’ 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. Instead, the sophomore signal-caller was bemoaning what he deemed one of the poorer offensive days for the...