- 11:56 am Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Georgia legend and longtime NFL player Herschel Walker told USA Today he could still play running back in the NFL.
But don’t get too excited. He’s not about attempt a comeback.
“I can play in the NFL today,” Walker told the nationally-distributed newspaper. “I couldn’t take every snap. But running backs nowadays don’t play every down. Now they send in the choir section. … Physically, I can still do it.”
Walker, 52, has famously stayed fit and competitive since retiring from the NFL. Most recently, he has competed in mixed martial arts, winning both of his professional bouts, the last in [More]
- 2:07 pm Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
I had a nice time over in Gainesville last night covering the second stop on the Bulldogs’ “UGA Day” speaking tour. Georgia coach Mark Richt and gymnastics coach Danna Durante joined President Jere Morehead in addressing about 300 guests at the Gainesville Civic Center about all things Bulldog. You can read my report on the festivities HERE. And thanks to the fine folks of the Gainesville Bulldog Club for the wonderful hospitality.
While I was there, Richt took time to talk to me and about five other reporters in a relaxed sit-down before the event. Now we aren’t far [More]
- 10:01 am Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
Georgia just wrapped up spring football practice and the annual “UGA Days” speaking tour has already begun (last week in Greenville, S.C.; this evening in Gainesville; Thursday in Dalton). So this week’s Ten@10 will be dedicated to the Bulldogs’ gridiron pursuits and the issues left out there that will need to be addressed between now and the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson …
1. Any discussion of the 2014 Georgia football team needs to begin and end with the secondary. That was the Bulldogs’ Achilles’ heel last season and it continues to be an area of concern after [More]
- 9:13 am Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Chip Towers
MONDAY MORNING REWIND
ATHENS – It was a productive weekend for UGA athletics when it comes to collecting hardware.
The Bulldogs claimed two championships over the weekend. The women’s tennis team completed an impressive run through the SEC tournament with a win over top-seeded and No. 3-ranked Alabama in the finals on Sunday to claim that title. Meanwhile, the equestrian team won its NCEA national championship when it defeated South Carolina in Waco, Texas.
Both victories were especially sweet as each avenged bitter late-season losses. The equestrian team thought it had defeated top-ranked South Carolina earlier this month at the SEC Championships only [More]
- 2:33 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – I’ve just come from the Aaron Murray Show over at UGA’s Pro Day. There were 15 other players there to show their wares to NFL scouts but, to be clear, this whole deal was primarily about Murray, extending to the fact that Georgia delayed holding the annual exposition nearly a month later than it usually does.
Murray asked for and received from UGA the extra time in order to more fully recover from the ACL surgery he underwent on Nov. 26 of last fall. The original thought was that still wouldn’t be enough time for to fully recover from [More]
- 10:02 am Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. I talked to quarterback Aaron Murray on Monday about his big debut as a professional in UGA’s Pro Day on Wednesday morning. Here’s a link to the story that will run in Wednesday’s newspaper.
Murray has already turned some heads with his recovery from last November’s knee surgery. Just 4 1/2 months since having ACL reconstruction surgery, Murray says he is fully recovered and will prove it to NFL executives and scouts Wednesday morning.
I talked to several people about Murray’s pro prospects and right now I’m having a hard time finding a dissenting opinion. Where [More]
- 10:07 am Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. Don’t be surprised if Tramel Terry ends up moving back to offense by August. Right now nobody’s saying that’s going to happen. But Terry’s recent comments about his progress on the defensive side of the ball hinted that it’s not going great and he didn’t seem very happy.
The redshirt freshman athlete from Goose Creek was moved from receiver to defensive back during bowl practices in December and has been working at safety throughout Georgia’s spring practices.
“It’s more new to me as far as the concepts of what we’re trying to do out there,” Terry said this [More]
- 2:44 pm Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting reporter Michael Carvell talked to Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox on Monday for some recruiting stories he’s working on. But while he had him on the phone he asked him about tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game between Kentucky and UConn.
Shockingly, Fox likes the SEC’s Wildcat’s in that game.
“I’ve got my SEC pom poms on,” Fox said. “I’m sticking with the SEC.”
“I actually told our team when Kentucky beat us in the (SEC tournament) semifinals,‘If they shoot the 3 well and they play like that, they can win the national championship.’ It really comes down to if [More]
- 1:02 pm Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – OK, I’ll be filing a more comprehensive report on Georgia’s second scrimmage of the spring practice. All or parts of it will be posted on AJC.com and MyAJC.com a little later and, of course, you can read the whole thing in the Sports section of the Sunday newspaper.
But here’s a quick rundown and a couple of videos to watch to get an idea of what happened:
The offense played much, much better than it did last week, particularly running the football.
Quarterback Hutson Mason, tailback Todd Gurley, receiver Jonathan Rumph and kicker Marshall Morgan starred for the offense.
Linebacker Ramik Wilson, [More]
- 12:17 pm Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Kevin Sherrer is an Alabama man through and through. He was born in Oneonta, Ala., starred as a tight end at Cleveland (Ala.) High, played that position at the University of Alabama (1993-95) and was a grad assistant for the Crimson Tide. Since then he coached at two Alabama high schools, then was the director of player development at Bama before serving last year as the defensive coordinator at South Alabama.
So while he’s moved a bunch the last 18 years, he hasn’t ventured across the state line very much until now. Sherrer came east to join his old [More]