- 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]
- 10:07 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]
- 3:09 pm Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – The University of Georgia on Wednesday announced a two-year contract extension for men’s basketball coach Mark Fox. That means it will expire at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Fox’s fifth Georgia team went 20-14 this past season and finished in a tie for second place in the SEC with a 12-6. Fox has an overall record of 85-77 and an SEC record of 40-44 heading into his sixth season.
Fox was traveling to Texas for the Final Four and is not answering questions about the extension beyond the statement he gave in the UGA’s news release. Meanwhile, Georgia Athletic Director [More]
- 9:39 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia’s Keith Marshall could possibly take a medical redshirt and sit out this coming season. In fact, at one point it seemed like the best option. But the junior tailback appears to be doing everything in his power to see that doesn’t happen.
The Bulldogs’ had a full-contact practice on Tuesday — their third in a row this spring — and there was Marshall dressed out in full pads. No, he didn’t get tackled or participate in competitive drills. But just the fact that he was running plays in full gear barely four months after being in wheelchair following [More]
- 7:13 pm Saturday, March 29th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Scrimmages are a tricky thing to gauge. If the offense does well, then it was a bad day for the defense and vice versa.
So it’s probably a good thing when the general consensus among the Bulldogs and their coach was that Saturday’s controlled scrimmage at Sanford Stadium would have to be considered a draw.
“There were highs and lows on both sides, which I guess is good,” said senior receiver Chris Conley, who caught back-to-back touchdown passes from Hutson Mason. “That’s something you want to see. There was competitiveness on both sides by everyone. I can’t really pick a [More]
- 8:02 pm Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS — Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason on Friday updated reporters on the Bulldogs’ progress during spring practice. Georgia completed its sixth of 15 practices on Friday and will hold a controlled, game-simulation scrimmage on Saturday at Sanford Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to reporters and to the public.
- 10:12 pm Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Got a rare treat this afternoon as Georgia coach Mark Richt allowed reporters to watch the entire football practice. As far as I can remember, and I haven’t covered the team every year Richt has been here since 2001, but it’s the first time I recall him permitting that.
That used to be standard operating procedure in past days. I recall covering some Vince Dooley and Ray Goff practices in the late ’80s where you’re literally standing a few feet behind the ongoing drills. I’d be out there so long I’d bring sunflower seeds to help pass the time. [More]